The winners of Alaska’s name-the-new-ferry contest didn’t know about it until they got a call from Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott.
The year 2015 saw the beginnings of major changes to the Alaska Marine Highway, the Tongass National Forest and the future of transboundary mines.
One of the biggest issues of last year’s governor’s race was the state of the Alaska National Guard.
Since Gov. Bill Walker was inaugurated, he and the Legislature’s Republican leadership have traded reams of angry letters and testy press releases. Now, their paper battle has escalated into outright hostility.
The concession came without ceremony. There was no press conference from the defeated Republican incumbent, Sean Parnell.
Four gubernatorial candidates took questions at a Chamber of Commerce forum Wednesday in Soldotna.
Gov. Sean Parnell and candidate Bill Walker both attended a debate Monday afternoon hosted by the Juneau Chamber of Commerce.
The Associated Press reports that two convicted murderers from Florida who used phony documents to escape prison were arrested Saturday night without incident at a motel in Panama City, Fla.