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What a long, strange trip: Noisy election nears end

...veteran pollster, said he has seen statewide elections just as strange, though. "The weirdest one was 1990, when Walter Hickel just skipped the primary and ran for governor as an independent party candidate, and won, although everyone knew...
What a 'write-in' avalanche tells us

...don't matter as much to voters here as the candidate him or herself. How else could it be possible for Republican Walter Hickel to win the 1990 gubernatorial election as an Alaska Independent? Imagine how this year's primary election might...
Former Ketchikan legislator was active to the end

...when Freeman disagreed with Cowper on how to use Permanent Fund earnings, Cowper declined to reappoint him. Gov. Walter Hickel did reappoint Freeman to the board in 1991. ''He was a great visionary for Alaska,'' Hickel said Monday...
In retirement, still trucking

...ran the department." "I've never been bothered by responsibilities or tough situations," he said. In 1967, Walter Hickel succeeded William Egan as the state's governor, and he cleared house at the Department of Highways to put his own...
Did session skirt voters' intent? Special session may, may not be what initiative backers had in mind

...statehood that provision has been used. The House in 1993 certified a disagreement over adjournment, but then-Gov. Walter Hickel did not act on the measure, according to the Citizen's Guide to the Alaska Constitution. In House debate on the...
Love for Alaska will be uniting, driving force of conference

...good reason to hope for the future. Kristie Leaf of Kenai, a State Farm insurance agent and former aide to Gov. Walter Hickel; Mike Navarre of Kenai, a former state representative and borough mayor; Lisa Parker of Soldotna, who serves on...
Will indictment jeopardize Alaska's future? continue his campaign for the seat he has held for 40 years, since his appointment to it in 1968 by then-Gov. Walter Hickel on the death of Sen. E.L. Bartlett. (He was first elected to the Senate in a special election in 1970 to complete...
Martha G. Craft

...was appointed to the Alaska Commission on the status of Women in 1966 of Gov. Bill Egan and again in 1967 by Gov. Walter Hickel. Martha enjoyed knitting; she won many ribbons at the West Virginia State Fair. She also loved gardening, canning...
John Edwin McClain

...until 2000. He won numerous mining awards including the first Reclamation of the Year Award in 1994 under Governor Walter Hickel. "Once he came to Alaska, John McClain never wanted to live anywhere else. He loved having his family around him...


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