Alaska Governor News News and information from the Office of the Alaska Governor en-us Mon, 31 Aug 15 17:57:39 -0800 Sun, 30 Aug 15 14:43:10 -0800 -- ( (Peter Torkelson) Gov. and Lt. Gov. Applaud Naming of Denali Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7252 Governor Bill Walker and Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott applauded today’s announcement from the Department of Interior and the White House to officially change the name of Mount McKinley to Denali. (Governor Bill Walker) Press Release Alaska Governor News Sun, 30 Aug 15 14:42:01 -0800 Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7252 Gov. to Accompany President on Air Force One Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7251 Governor Bill Walker will accompany the President on Monday from Washington, D.C., to Anchorage, Alaska, on Air Force One. (Governor Bill Walker) Press Release Alaska Governor News Sat, 29 Aug 15 11:20:01 -0800 Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7251 State Disaster Declared for Sitka Landslides Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7250 Governor Bill Walker declared a state disaster yesterday for landslide-related damages in Sitka, activating the state’s public assistance, individual assistance, and temporary housing programs to provide aid to the City and Borough of Sitka in its response and recovery efforts from the August 18th landslides. (Governor Bill Walker) Press Release Alaska Governor News Fri, 28 Aug 15 15:06:01 -0800 Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7250 Law Firm Offers Pro Bono Representation Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7248 On Tuesday, Governor Walker announced that he had accepted the offer of pro bono representation from the Anchorage law firm Dillon & Findley to defend the Governor’s actions to expand Medicaid in Alaska. (Governor Bill Walker) Press Release Alaska Governor News Wed, 26 Aug 15 18:14:01 -0800 Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7248 Alaska and BC Discuss Transboundary Waters Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7249 For the first time in more than twenty years, government officials with the State of Alaska and British Columbia spent this week meeting face-to-face with Alaska tribes, Southeast municipalities, fishermen, legislators, mining industry and environmental organization representatives to build relationships and discuss the long-term protection of transboundary waters, principally the Taku, Stikine and Unuk watersheds. (Governor Bill Walker) Press Release Alaska Governor News Wed, 26 Aug 15 09:25:01 -0800 Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7249 Governor Walker Visits Sitka Landslide Site Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7247 Governor Bill Walker directed members of his Disaster Policy Cabinet to expedite their response to the City and Borough of Sitka’s disaster declaration today after landslides caused significant damage in the community earlier this week. This action comes after Governor Walker traveled to Sitka yesterday to observe damage caused by the landslides, and to meet with local officials and first responders who are addressing the situation. (Governor Bill Walker) Press Release Alaska Governor News Thu, 20 Aug 15 09:46:01 -0800 Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7247