Alaska Governor News News and information from the Office of the Alaska Governor en-us Sat, 30 May 15 12:34:26 -0800 Thu, 28 May 15 09:38:13 -0800 -- ( (Peter Torkelson) Governor Walker Defends Alaska's Economy Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7188 Governor Bill Walker visited Washington to tour Shell’s Polar Pioneer offshore drill rig that is headed for Alaska waters this summer. While in Seattle yesterday, Governor Walker also met with Washington Governor Jay Inslee in an effort to voice his support for responsible offshore drilling in the Arctic. (Governor Bill Walker) Press Release Alaska Governor News Thu, 28 May 15 09:37:01 -0800 Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7188 Governor Walker Meets with King of Norway Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7187 Governor Bill Walker and Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott hosted a dinner for King Harald V of Norway in Anchorage yesterday, where they discussed their respective government’s practices on oil and gas development. The meeting was part of King Harald’s larger trip to Alaska and Washington as the U.S. assumes chairmanship of the Arctic Council. (Governor Bill Walker) Press Release Alaska Governor News Thu, 28 May 15 09:35:01 -0800 Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7187 Governor Walker Signs Three Bills into Law Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7186 Governor Bill Walker signed HB 135, HB 131 and SB 46 into law yesterday during bill-signing events at his Anchorage office. The bills were passed during the first session of the 29th Alaska Legislature. (Governor Bill Walker) Press Release Alaska Governor News Wed, 27 May 15 09:16:01 -0800 Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7186 Disaster Declared for Dalton Highway Flooding Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7185 Governor Bill Walker yesterday declared a state disaster in response to flooding within the North Slope Borough. This is the second such declaration the governor has issued in response to flooding on the Dalton Highway, but the geographic scope covered by this latest proclamation is wider. (Governor Bill Walker) Press Release Alaska Governor News Fri, 22 May 15 15:50:01 -0800 Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7185 Flags Lowered for Memorial Day Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7184 Governor Bill Walker today ordered all flags to be lowered to half-staff on Monday, May 25, in honor of Memorial Day. (Governor Bill Walker) Press Release Alaska Governor News Fri, 22 May 15 14:00:01 -0800 Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7184 Governor Walker Concludes Trip to North Slope Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7183 Governor Bill Walker is wrapping up his three-day trip to the North Slope today after visiting new drill sites at Prudhoe Bay, Kuparuk, Alpine and Point Thomson; touring the North Slope Borough’s new water treatment facility; and observing flood damage on the Dalton Highway. This is Governor Walker’s first trip to the North Slope since taking office. (Governor Bill Walker) Press Release Alaska Governor News Fri, 22 May 15 12:12:01 -0800 Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7183