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Alaska governor says refugee vetting process 'stringent'

JUNEAU - Alaska Gov. Bill Walker says refugees seeking to come to the U.S. must go through a "stringent" process.
Meet the Nomeite in charge of Alaska's elections

...controversial ballot initiatives and the sudden creation of the Unity Ticket, which saw an independent candidate elected Alaska governor for the first time.Bahnke doesn't hide her lack of elections experience. "In my role as city manager, I wasn't...
My Turn: Can Alaska afford our state government?

...state participation because the economics were right. Alaska has benefited ever since.? Frank Murkowski is a former Alaska governor (2002-2006) and U.S. Senator (1981-2002).
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.
Paul kicks off west swing in Alaska

...spent a few minutes in another hotel meeting room with Chuck and Sally Heath, the parents of Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor who was the GOP vice presidential candidate in 2008.Afterward, the Heaths shied away from saying their appearance...
Around town for Friday, Aug. 14

...789-6050. 2015 Governor's Family Picnic, 4:30-7 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast. Picnic with Alaska Governor Bill Walker, Alaska First Lady Donna Walker, Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott and wife Toni Mallott and participate...
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...
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.
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...
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


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