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Walker ousts Parnell in Alaska gubernatorial race

...Valdez, is the first candidate unaffiliated with a party to be elected governor since statehood. Walker's mentor, Wally Hickel, served a term as governor with the Alaskan Independence Party, a recognized third-party in the state, before going...
Alaska voters face several high-profile choices

...other misconduct within the Alaska National Guard. Since statehood, Alaska has only had one third-party governor, Wally Hickel, representing the Alaskan Independence Party. Walker, a Hickel protege, changed his party affiliation from Republican...
What others say: The unity ticket

...been that third-party candidates are a joke and shouldn't be taken seriously. Alaska knows differently. In 1990, Wally Hickel and Jack Coghill did an end run around the political establishment with their Alaskan Independence Party ticket.As...
Campaigning in Alaska has a distinct feel

...pledged his vote, Treadwell said: "If only we can do that 50,000 times."Treadwell is a protege of the late Gov. Wally Hickel. Last week he rolled out an endorsement from a four-time winner of the Iditarod dogsled race. And Treadwell is hoping...
Micciche, Treider face off for Senate District O

...turbines on the northern peninsula bluff could generate a vast amount of power.He quoted a former Alaskan Governor Wally Hickel who said, "Cheap electricity is more than turning on a light. It is turning on an opportunity."With SB21, Treider...
What others say: 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...
Williams wants local gas line

...Plans include a possible spur to Southcentral Alaska. Williams noted the governor's Jan. 30 letter to former Gov. Wally Hickel and David Gottstein, an Anchorage businessman backing an all-Alaska gas line route, in which the governor said she...
Voices of Alaska: Path to future remains open

...before him to put Alaska's economy back on track. I remember well the 1978 election when governors Bill Egan and Wally Hickel were defeated by Jay Hammond. Neither Hickel nor Egan faded away nor became vicious critics of Hammond. Demonstrating...
Diverse candidates tapped for leadership spots

...rejected by the joint boards of game and fisheries following vocal protests from Alaska Natives in 1991 after Gov. Wally Hickel had suggested him for commissioner. In 2007, the last time there was an opening for commissioner, eight people applied...
Stevens defends Senate oil tax plan

...bipartisan majority, comprised of 10 Democrats and six of the chamber's 10 Republicans. Stevens invoked former Gov. Wally Hickel, quoting Hickel as having said, in the months before his 2010 death, that the oil industry and companies that depend...


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