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Alaska's Gov.-elect, Bill Walker, will be sworn into office in the state capital, leading to sighs of relief in Juneau, which is still smarting from former Gov. Sarah Palin's decision to be inaugurated in Fairbanks.

Pat Forgey
Republican Dan Sullivan will be Alaska’s newest U.S. senator, but outgoing Sen. Mark Begich said he’ll work in Washington until the last minute to push through legislation that will benefit Alaska.Alex DeMarban
Alaska's governor-elect, Bill Walker, has named a former head of the USGS to lead the Department of Natural Resources and a former state pipeline property assessor to lead the Department of Revenue.Dermot Cole,Alex DeMarban
Gov.-elect Bill Walker continued his efforts Thursday to assure the state’s resource industry that he is not their enemy, this time in a speech to the 35th annual conference of the Resource Development Council in Anchorage.Richard Mauer
Amid a batch of positive news linked to his major energy initiatives, outgoing Gov. Sean Parnell gave what may be a swan-song speech before a supportive crowd on Wednesday.Alex DeMarban
Legislators plan to meet the day after Thanksgiving for a final update from the Parnell administration on the proposed gas pipeline. But they won't be allowed to attend unless they sign a secrecy pledge. Dermot Cole
With less than two weeks before his swearing-in as Alaska’s newest governor, independent Bill Walker’s effort to take the helm from Gov. Sean Parnell is beginning to take shape, including the news that his chief of staff will be former Fairbanks North Star Borough mayor Jim Whitaker. Alex DeMarban
For surprising twists and turns in the governor's race, the merged ticket stands at the top, rivaled only by Bill Walker's exploits at the Arctic Man Ski and Sno-Go Classic and the night in June when Byron Mallot caught air in Minto.Dermot Cole
Democrats added two to their ranks in the Alaska House in the recent general election, bringing their total representation in that caucus from 10 to 12, which may not seem like much but represents additional representation in larger committees.Alex DeMarban
After holding on to dwindling hope for days, Sen. Mark Begich on Monday conceded he had lost his U.S. Senate race to Republican Dan Sullivan. Alex DeMarban

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