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So far, 3 of 14 commissioners chose Juneau

...will move to Juneau, staff members in the departments said.Until former Gov. Sarah Palin took office in 2006, Alaska governors had required almost all commissioners to live and work in Juneau. The biggest exception was the commissioner of...
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...
Walker introduces transition team

ANCHORAGE - Bill Walker, the leading candidate for Alaska governor, introduced former state Sen. Rick Halford and Ana Hoffman of Bethel on Wednesday as co-chairs of his gubernatorial transition...
Walker ousts Parnell

ANCHORAGE - Independent candidate Bill Walker has won the Alaska governor's race following an aggressive challenge to Republican Gov. Sean Parnell that included joining campaigns with a Democratic rival...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down for Nov. 17, 2014

Thumbs up to a calm transfer of authority. On Saturday, Gov. Sean Parnell conceded the 2014 Alaska governor's race to Bill Walker. In a message posted on his campaign's Facebook page, Parnell wrote: "Where Alaska's swearing-in...
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...
My Turn: Bullying blowback at ballot box could bring balance to Alaska

...thread of disgust and despair over varying levels of bullying in races for U.S. Senate, U.S. Representative and Alaska governor. From the tens of millions of dollars spent by the Koch brothers and other outsiders on spurious, negative ads...
Palin backs independent candidate for governor

...Palin is supporting an independent candidate for her former office instead of her lieutenant governor.The former Alaska governor hosted a reception for Bill Walker at her home Tuesday. Walker is running against Palin's former No. 2 and the...
My Turn: Parnell's honesty vs. Walker's cynicism's impossible to argue that he is not an honorable, hard-working and dedicated public servant. Certainly, no Alaska governor has expended more political capital on the messy and intractable issues of domestic violence and sexual assault...


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