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Don Young's meager campaigning shows contempt for Alaska

...thousand miles of Alaska's shores and when BP allowed corrosion to wrack its Prudhoe Bay pipelines. With his folksy riverboat captain charm, Rep. Young gets away with it all. He has delivered pork, talked tough on the Second Amendment and railed...
Founder of riverboat business, former state legislator dies at 82

...captain." Jim Binkley had retired after decades as a riverboat captain, but the first three of the family's trademark...of their sons - Johne, Jim Jr. and Skip - are riverboat captains. So are several grandchildren. Binkley, born...
Murkowski, Binkley see support from big industry

...Lawmakers set a base tax rate of 22.5 percent of companies' profits in legislation that passed Thursday. As a riverboat captain in Fairbanks and former chairman of the Alaska Railroad Corp., Binkley has drawn support from business leaders...
Palin upsets Murkowski

...several in the Juneau business community, and was reportedly popular with voters in Fairbanks and rural Alaska. The riverboat captain raised $1 million - the most of any candidate - and spent more than that amount. "We're just pleased and really...
Juneau Empire Online Archive Local News: He's still unique after 25 years 4/5/98

...plane crash. He previously served in the Alaska legislature, taught school and worked in rural Alaska as a guide, riverboat captain and a trapper. Young dismisses his critics with a wave of his hand and declines to discuss his November opponent...
Begich hopes to follow in father's steps

...primary handily, and was thought to be leading Republican challenger Don Young, a Fort Yukon school teacher and riverboat captain. Begich also had landed a major coup for a freshman in Congress: House Majority Leader Hale Boggs had come to Alaska...


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