JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Supreme Court plans to hear arguments Jan. 8 in a challenge to the election lost by House Minority Leader Lance Pruitt. A group of individuals earlier this month appealed the outcome of a recount they’d requested that found Pruitt, a Republican, lost by 11 votes to Democrat Liz Snyder. Pruitt and those same individuals also filed a lawsuit raising concerns with aspects of the election. The Supreme Court has tasked a Superior Court judge with making findings on issues raised in the recount appeal and issuing an order in Pruitt’s related election challenge by Dec. 29. The next legislative session begins Jan. 19.