Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage
Governor Sean Parnell told reporters this afternoon that he first heard of the crash and the possibility that Senator Stevens may be on board late last night. Parnell said he acknowledged all the deaths with great sadness and in reference to Stevens, said it was hard to summarize six decades of public service, starting from Stevens’ Army service at age 19, his time in the Alaska legislature and six terms as Alaska’s U.S. Senator.
Alaska’s Congressional delegation reacted to the news with shock, and with sadness.
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