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My Turn: In Alaska, a big decision looms

...liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Alaska, and this is not a new issue for the Institute of the North. Our founder, Gov. Wally Hickel, was passionate about gas development in Alaska and for much of his career pushed for the construction of a natural...
My Turn: Why I'm restoring Alaska Hire requirements

...For many years, Alaska governors maintained Alaska hire requirements for public projects. From independent Gov. Wally Hickel to Democrat Tony Knowles to Republicans Frank Murkowski and Sarah Palin, our governors agreed that Alaska tax dollars...
My Turn: Avoiding the Crisis

...we can expect going forward before our CBR savings run out, no matter how much the Legislature and governor cut. As Wally Hickel once pointed out, we cannot cut our way to prosperity. Yet, as we have seen, after 2004-2006 the cost of state...
Alaska Editorial: Governor's conference will begin much-needed revenue discussion

...match government's current size.There are two major issues with that approach. The first is math: as former Gov. Wally Hickel said, "you can't cut your way to prosperity," and with a deficit of the size Alaska currently faces, you can't...
My Turn: Putting partisan poltics aside

...the very essence of the democratic process." Gov. Wally Hickel later reflected, "During the early days of Alaska...I will give the last word to my friend and mentor, Wally Hickel. I was with him when he spoke these words before the...
How do you count Alaska's governors? It depends

...appear to have an official way of counting governors and their terms.Since statehood in 1959, two men, Bill Egan and Wally Hickel, served non-consecutive terms. Three - Egan, Jay Hammond and Tony Knowles - served back-to-back terms.When...
My Turn: Walker needs to get back to thinking outside the box

...Sean Parnell. At the time, Walker demonstrated he was a statesman who thought outside the box.He had the support of Wally Hickel. Much of what I have read about Hickel, he was also a statesman who could think outside the box.It appears Walker...
My Turn: History shows Walker and Mallott made the smart move

...and Democrat Bill Sheffield, giving Sheffield the win. The granddaddy of all third-party upsets came in 1990 when Wally Hickel, running under the Alaskan Independence Party ticket, won against Republican Arliss Sturgulewski and Democrat Tony...
Letter to the Editor: David vs. Goliath

...Eisenhower warned us that it was dangerous to let giant corporations have too much power. More recently, Jay Hammond, Wally Hickel and Sarah Palin stood up to the oil companies and put Alaska's interests first. Right now, all the powerful interests...
Walker's opening choices are hard ones 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, non-consecutive terms.Hickel, Walker's mentor, served his first term as a Republican...


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