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How do you count Alaska's governors? It depends

JUNEAU - This week, Bill Walker became the 13th governor of Alaska. Or the 11th. Or 16th. Depends on how you count...Association, on its website, lists 11 entries for governor of Alaska but doesn't assign numbers to the office holders...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-04/how-do-you-count-alaskas-governors-it-d
State
Walker's opening choices are hard ones

...think what we offered was an opportunity of working together."On Monday, Walker will be sworn in as the 11th governor of Alaska and its first not affiliated with a political party. Two governors, Bill Egan and Wally Hickel, each served separate...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-30/walkers-opening-choices-are-hard-ones
State
Parnell throws in the towel

...resigned. He won election in his own right in 2010. Palin had endorsed Walker."It has been an honor to serve as governor of Alaska for more than five years," Parnell wrote.Walker, an attorney and former mayor of Valdez, is the first candidate...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-17/parnell-throws-towel
State
'Dreams' and 'cabin fever'

...D-Juneau, was born in 1947 and has lived in Juneau his entire life. His father, Bill Egan, was the first state governor of Alaska from 1959 through 1966 and served again from 1970 through 1974. Bill was in office when the Alaska Marine Highway...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-25/dreams-and-cabin-fever
Local
Walker asks for 200 employees' resignations

...was being made.Donning his clan's traditional regalia, Mallott was sworn in as Alaska's second lieutenant governor of Alaska Native heritage, the first of Tlingit heritage. Former Lt. Gov. Loren Leman, who served under Gov. Frank Murkowski...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-02/walker-asks-200-employees-resignations
Local
My Turn: The climate marches past Alaska

...are more susceptible to flooding and erosion due in part to rising temperatures." This alone should compel the governor of Alaska to act deliberately and decisively on all aspects of climate change. Instead, governor Parnell's deliberate inaction...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-28/my-turn-climate-marches-past-alaska
Opinion
Local students vet state office candidates

...Murkowski and Egan, to which Dennis Egan smirked and shook his head. Egan's father, William Egan, was the first governor of Alaska following statehood. The other reference was to former Alaska governor and U.S. Senator Frank Murkowski, the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-22/local-students-vet-state-office-candida
Local
Empire Editorial: For governor of Alaska, Parnell is the right pick

The road of Alaska politics is never a dull ride - there's twists and turns, drama, success and defeat; there's even some old-fashioned corruption every once in a while.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-28/empire-editorial-governor-alaska-parn
Opinion
Letter: Let's keep Sen. Begich

...startled to see Condoleezza Rice's face filling our television screen touting Dan Sullivan's qualities to be the Governor of Alaska. Condoleezza Rice lied in front of the world about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, and as a result, that...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-11-02/letter-lets-keep-sen-begich
Letters
Treadwell: Let Alaskans decide

...huge amount of time working on a three-way summit between the premier of the Yukon, the premier of BC and the governor of Alaska. The BC premier decided to scrap the mine, period. At that time, we were interested in transboundary impacts...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-13/treadwell-let-alaskans-decide
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