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Neva Egan, the first Alaska first lady, dies at 96

...good I never left," she told the Empire in 1998. While Neva and Bill had lived in Valdez prior to becoming his becoming governor, they later became fixtures in the Juneau community. Bill Egan served two four-year terms as governor after statehood...
State rejects Senate vacancy initiative

...response to Gov. Frank Murkowski's appointment of his daughter Lisa Murkowski to fill his Senate seat last year upon becoming governor. Leman rejected the initiative on the recommendation of state Attorney General Gregg Renkes, stating that it would...
Southeast needs new Capitol

...found suitable buildings in Juneau. Hoggatt was manager of the Julian Mine at Berners Bay north of Juneau before becoming governor, which is why we are dismayed over the opposition to the Kensington Mine planned for that area 100 years later...
Alaska's motley early governors

...territorial governors to be area residents. The new governor was sworn into office on May 21, 1913. Soon after becoming governor, Strong was faced with a financial crisis. The territory's salmon canneries, claiming the recently enacted tax...
Senior Obama adviser has Alaska roots

...Part of the appeal was that Miller would be heir to Hammond's moderate Republican mantle and had a good shot at becoming governor in four years. "He was a very intelligent guy and a progressive Republican," Rouse said of Miller, the only...
Miller, Murkowski bracing for long count

...up-and-coming Palin for the position. Palin routed Frank Murkowski four years later in the primary on the way to her becoming governor, and now she may have helped derail the career of his daughter. The women have occasionally clashed since then...
Palin's naming of new No. 2 raises questions

...Schmidt. It is not even clear who would appoint a replacement for Parnell. Until the job becomes vacant with Parnell becoming governor, there's no job to fill. Parnell's chief of staff, Jay Pullins, said they were reviewing the process with...
Investment worth making

Since becoming governor, I have spoken to many groups about my top priority: positioning Alaska's economy for growth and our children and families...
Parnell touts scholarship plan at Native forum in Juneau both applause and some skeptical questions during his first address at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall since becoming governor. Parnell said his scholarship proposal will change education in Alaska, and cause parents to demand improvements...
If the sky falls, who's in charge?

...1994. But he told me that despite being the third in line, he really hasn't thought much about the prospect of becoming governor. "For me to speculate is a futile act," he said. "I don't see that in the cards." Ed Schoenfeld is city...


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