Former Democratic Alaska Governor Bill Sheffield, left, and Jon Conway, a member of his legal defense team, show signs of optimism as they're photographed on Seward Street on July 29, 1985. The Alaska Senate held hearings in the summer of 1985 to decide if a grand jury was right when it recommended that lawmakers consider impeaching Sheffield for his role in negotiating a state office lease in Fairbanks. The Senate found no clear convincing evidence and did not forward an impeachment resolution to the state House.
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