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Founder of riverboat business, former state legislator dies at 82

...President and former lawmaker Johne Binkley. "He had been so active, so...of his physical condition," Johne Binkley told the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner...go down there and sit in it," Johne Binkley said. "He loved to see the Discovery...
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...special way," said third son Johne Binkley to the crowd of about 600 gathered...self-inflicted gunshot wound. Johne Binkley said his father had been in terrible...capable of managing the business, Johne Binkley said. Now the river business...
Murkowski releases list of possible successors

...Republican replacement for Murkowski. The list released Friday includes a number of prominent Republicans, including: Johne Binkley, Alaska Railroad board chairman and a former state legislator from Fairbanks. Steve Frank, Murkowski's campaign...
Governor signs pipeline bill

...the power to issue tax-free bonds when it was transferred from federal to state ownership in 1983. According to Johne Binkley, the railroad's board chairman, U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens inserted the language in the railroad transfer bill to...
Governor winnows list of choices to replace him in the U.S. Senate

...Bank president Mike Burns; former state Sen. Sean Parnell; and Anadarko Petroleum Corp. executive Mark Hanley. Johne Binkley, Alaska Railroad board chairman and former state legislator from Fairbanks, was notified Monday. Binkley told The...
Ulmer goes off road for support in the Bush

...and has elected a Republican to the state House. "It's a mistake to think the Bush votes on party lines," said Johne Binkley, a former Republican legislator who represented this Yukon River region. He traveled with Murkowski to Bethel in...
Tax group jumps gun on Palin candidacy

...Tony Knowles, the former governor who announced last month that he is running for the seat. Former state lawmaker Johne Binkley of Fairbanks and Teamsters Local 959 boss Jerry Hood have also said they were considering challenging Lisa Murkowski...
Transportation at center stage of SE Conference

...alternative already identified would be to have the ferry system managed by an independent authority. Keynote speaker Johne Binkley, Chairman of the Alaska Railroad Corp., spoke about how his independent authority transformed the Alaska Railroad...
Ben Stevens says he doesn't want U.S. Senate seat

...Republicans that they are no longer in consideration for the spot. Among those names are Alaska Railroad board Chairman Johne Binkley, Teamsters leader Jerry Hood, lobbyist and former lawmaker Jerry Mackie and former Wasilla mayor Sarah Palin.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...ways as well. Tourism has great potential to increase as baby boomers retire with time and money to travel, said Johne Binkley, president of Alaska Riverways Inc. Unfortunately, he said, Alaska has been losing its share of the market to other...


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