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History celebrated at Governor's House

Former governors Bill Sheffield and Frank Murkowski joined Gov. Sean Parnell in celebrating something...and even the house's many canine occupants.Former Gov. Bill Sheffield, 1982-1986, said when he moved to Juneau he got a big dog...
Gov forces House's hand after canceled confirmation vote

...opportunity of a confirmation vote is unacceptable."Walker's move isn't unprecedented. In 1983, then-Gov. Bill Sheffield issued a proclamation calling a joint session after the House declined to meet with the Senate to consider confirmations...
State | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: HB 115 a political stunt and nothing more

...issued an opinion stating that regardless of the vote, it was still unconstitutional. The administration of Gov. Bill Sheffield declined to press the issue.Now, Alaskans are being asked the same question, and the answer is still the same...
Opinion | AK legislature
UAS chancellor to retire

...retire after 28 years with the university and 45 years of public service.After serving as a commissioner under Gov. Bill Sheffield, Pugh was brought on in 1986 under a special contract to help make decisions about reductions as the university faced...
My Turn: History shows Walker and Mallott made the smart move

...election. One of these came in 1982 when Dick Randolph, the independent, challenged Republican Tom Fink and Democrat Bill Sheffield, giving Sheffield the win. The granddaddy of all third-party upsets came in 1990 when Wally Hickel, running under...
Alaska Editorial: A dwindling appetite for megaprojects

...decade, there seemed to be money for everything. The Susitna-Watana hydroelectric dam had been shelved during Gov. Bill Sheffield's tenure in the 1980s - the victim of another downturn in the oil market. In 2008, surging revenues prompted Gov...
Audit outlines Anchorage port expansion problems

...federal and state sources, has been spent on port expansion.Port officials, including the director, former Gov. Bill Sheffield, advocated an unconventional, patented design called Open Cell Sheet Pile. Under the design, sheets of steel are...
Remembering MLK

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a state and federal holiday.The state of Alaska, under Gov. Bill Sheffield, established Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a holiday in 1986, the same year it became a federal holiday. King has been dead...
Photo: Political compadre

Former Alaska Gov. Bill Sheffield speaks Thursday at Tony Knowles' campaign headquarters in Juneau. Sheffield and former state House Speaker Terry Gardiner were...
Photo: The governor explains, 1985

Then-governor Bill Sheffield answers questions posed to him by Senate Chief Council Sam Dash during the governor's 1985 impeachment proceedings, held by...


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