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Alaska governor discusses Medicaid expansion decision

JUNEAU - Gov. Bill Walker says he believes his bill to expand Medicaid would have passed the Legislature if brought to a vote but that the legislation never seemed to be progressing toward a vote.
My Turn: Why I'm restoring Alaska Hire requirements

...residents. Conversely, requiring Alaska hire is good public policy and will help Alaska's economy.For many years, Alaska governors maintained Alaska hire requirements for public projects. From independent Gov. Wally Hickel to Democrat Tony Knowles...
Alutiiq Museum welcomes new director

...also serves on the statewide Alaska Native Language Preservation and Advisory Council, as an appointee of former Alaska Governor Sean Parnell.The Alutiiq Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating Alutiiq heritage through...
Alaska governor tours Shell oil rig in Seattle

SEATTLE - The governor of Alaska on Wednesday toured a massive oil drill rig parked on Seattle's waterfront then met with Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee to tell him that Washington's position on future Arctic drilling will hurt the economy of Alaska.
Juneau Jazz & Classics Festival begins Friday

...University. Paul's wife, Linda is the artistic director of the Juneau Jazz & Classics Festival.Recent honors: Alaska Governor's Lifetime Achievement Award. For full details, visit
Lawsuit against Palin stalled over confidentiality

NEWARK, N.J. - A potential settlement between former Alaska governor Sarah Palin and a New Jersey newspaper over the use of a famous Sept. 11 photograph is stalled over confidentiality issues, court...
Around town for Thursday, March 26

...noon-1 p.m., Capital Steps. Hosted by AWARE to raise awareness of sexual assault and domestic violence in Alaska. Governor Bill Walker will be a keynote speaker. For more information call AWARE, Inc. at: 586-6623.Toddler Time group...
Alaska election workers to resume count of ballots

ANCHORAGE - The winner in the close Alaska governor's race could be determined as early as Friday when election workers resume counting at least 33,000 absentee and questioned...
Governor's race too close to call

...ANCHORAGE - Independent candidate Bill Walker held a razor thin lead over Republican incumbent Sean Parnell, but the Alaska governor's race remained too close to call late Tuesday.Walker maintained a lead most of the evening, but the advantage...
Parnell gets boost from Romney

...the election waving signs on street corners to show their support.One high-profile Walker supporter is former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, who recently endorsed Walker instead of Parnell, her former...


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