Judge orders board adopt interim redistricting map

    Juneau, Alaska (AP) - A state court judge has said a majority of members on the board tasked with redrawing Alaska’s political boundaries appeared to have adopted a map that splits the Eagle River area into two Senate districts for “political reasons.”

    Superior Court Judge Thomas Matthews ordered the board to adopt on an interim basis a map that pairs the Eagle River area House districts into a Senate district.

    The judge has ordered a new map be used this year.

    The decision comes in a second round of challenges to redistricting maps.

    The candidate filing deadline for the August primary is June 1.

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