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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...
His resume sparkles - but is he lawyerly and Alaskan enough?

...experience practicing law. Daniel S. Sullivan is Gov. Sarah Palin's third pick to be attorney general since becoming governor in 2006. In announcing the appointment, Palin praised Sullivan's "strong Alaska legal background and public...
2010 PFD: $1,281

...year as governor. He made the announcement, one of Alaska governors' favorite duties, just a few months after becoming governor. He also previously handled the announcement in 2008, when former Gov. Sarah Palin was away running for vice-president...
Parnell to give State of the State speech Wed.

...start of the legislative session.Next week's speech will be Parnell's fourth State of the State address since becoming governor in 2009 after the resignation of then-Gov. Sarah Palin, under whom he served as lieutenant governor.
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...
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...


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