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Empire Editorial: Legislature did a B+ job

...entire special session just to get a budget passed. Look back farther, and you'll see worse chaos. In 1992, Gov. Wally Hickel needed to call two special sessions to get the state's work done.In 1981, before Alaskans amended the state's...
Governor's Awards for the Arts & Humanities to be celebrated tonight

...roles also have included 10 years in the Alaska Legislature, chairman of the Land Claims Task Force under former Gov. Wally Hickel, commissioner of Commerce and Economic Development under former Gov. Tony Knowles, and manager of Federal Government...
Walker to run as independent for governor

...former state GOP chairwoman.Walker called himself an "old-school Republican" in the mold of the late former Govs. Wally Hickel and Jay Hammond. He said running as an independent - something he said he'd been encouraged to do - just felt right...
Thank you to everyone who is working to repeal the oil giveaway

...Constitution. It follows the spirit of great Alaskans who fought for our resources. Bill Egan, Bob Bartlett, Jay Hammond, Wally Hickel and others. We have joined them in defense of what Hickel defined as the "owner state" and insisting that "it's...
JDHS construction students spend spring break building

...A highlight of the week was visiting with Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell's mother, who lives in Florida, and her dog Wally Hickel, who both made it a point to come out to the jobsite daily to inspect progress.The students worked hard and had a...
Extraordinary public service: Thank you Mayor Botelho

...Department of Revenue from 1984 to 1986 and more importantly as the Attorney General from 1994 to 2002, under Governor Wally Hickel and Governor Tony Knowles. He was also president of the Alaska Conference of Mayors.As Mayor Botelho takes a break...
State split on coastal issue

...Former Gov. Tony Knowles says the program worked under five governors: Hammond, Bill Sheffield, Steve Cowper, Wally Hickel and himself."None of us found it in any way a problem. We used it to facilitate," Knowles said last week at a...
Time for Alaska to fight back

...terms of managing the petroleum resources Alaska owns. A bipartisan group of Alaskan leaders including former Governors Wally Hickel and Jay Hammond, state constitution framer Vic Fischer and former Senate Presidents Chancy Croft and Rick Halford saw...
Overstreet leaves a legacy as Juneau champion, for the state."Throughout his career, from stream guard to teacher to administrator to mayor to working for Wally Hickel - Overstreet retired at least three separate times - he has certainly made a mark on the capital city."Nobody will...
Two views: No deal on new oil tax scheme

...hopeful passengers.Why?Two reasons are increasingly clear.? Lack of leadership. There's no Jay Hammond or Wally Hickel at the helm right now to make the clear, strong distinction between the interests of the industry and the interests...


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