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Alaska Native land-claims leader dies

FAIRBANKS - Don Wright, an Alaska Native leader who was a force behind a landmark tribal lands compensation law, has died at age 84.Wright died July...
AIP won't support its gubernatorial candidate

...Before the statewide primary in August the Alaskan Independence Party said it would "disavow" gubernatorial candidate Don Wright if he won because he refused to meet with party officials or sign the party platform. For more Juneau Empire coverage...
Empire editorial: It's time for a change, elect Frank Murkowski

...six candidates. Libertarian Billy Toien and Green Party candidate Diane Benson, Republican Moderate Ray VinZant and Don Wright of the Alaskan Independence Party join Lt. Gov. Fran Ulmer and U.S. Sen. Frank Murkowski in the quest for the governor's...
Primary at a glance

...preferential voting No 60,088 Yes 33,938 Governor Frank H. Murkowski 43,798 Republican Fran Ulmer 25,598 Democrat Don Wright 806 s Lieutenant governor Loren D. Leman 18,166 Republican Sarah Palin 16,767 Republican Robin L. Taylor 14,231...
Election results

...Democrats Tony Knowles 27,916 Eric Croft 9,740 Bruce Lemke 512 Alaska Independence Eddie Burke 621 Daniel DeNardo 280 Don Wright 819 BALLOT MEASURES Campaign finance reform Measure 1 YES: 91,373 NO: 31,733 Cruise ship initiative Measure 2 YES...
Party picks Michigan Militia founder for ballot

...candidate for lieutenant governor. But AIP leaders say they're sticking with the party's candidate for governor, Don Wright, over Bill Walker, who lost to Gov. Sean Parnell in the Aug. 24 Republican party and has been looking for ways to...
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Barge finds temporary home

...attracted more attention than most. A hulking 120-by-38-foot barge, emblazoned with the faded words "ALASKAN Don Wright for Governor," tends to do that. Gurtler said he bought the barge a few months ago, and it has found a temporary...
U.S. Senate race draws the usual suspects

...ran for the U.S. Senate spot held by Republican Ted Stevens; Dore as a Republican and Obermeyer as a Democrat. Don Wright, 74, of Fairbanks, ran for governor on the Alaskan Independence Party ticket in 2002 but lost to Republican Frank...
Avoiding Fran

...Benson. At the AFN convention he also included Republican Moderate Ray Vinzant and Alaska Independence Party candidate Don Wright, in addition to Toien and Benson. Without permission from the hosts, Dan Saddler recruited Toien, Benson, Vinzant...
Primary election results

...Republican 786 Fran Ulmer, Democrat 25,598 Michael J. Beasley, Democrat 1,346 Bruce J. Lemke, Democrat 992 Don Wright, AIP 806 Nels Anderson Jr., AIP 629 John Wayne Glotfelty, AIP 421 Harold A. "Sandy" Haldane, AIP 214 Casey Cockerham...


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