Former Alaska Lt. Gov. Fran Ulmer has joined First National Bank Alaska's Board of Directors, the bank announced May 23.
Editor's Note: This is the second part of a two-part submission. The first part was published Tuesday.
Alaska will be represented by one of its own as the nation pushes ahead with Arctic policy development and planning. It was announced Wednesday that Fran Ulmer has been appointed as a special adviser to the Secretary of State.
WASHINGTON - The rapid melting in the Arctic eased up this year.
Former Lt. Governor and current chair of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission Fran Ulmer Saturday received a Coast Guard District 17 coin from the district commander, Rear Adm.
ANCHORAGE - In a signal of increasing concerns over Arctic shipping, U.S. and Canadian coast guard vessels have conducted their first joint Arctic offshore oil spill drill near the Bering Strait.
A top official of the state that makes America an Arctic nation said the country needs to recognize and take advantage of that.
ANCHORAGE - For centuries, explorers have dreamed of sailing through Arctic passages as a shortcut between Europe and Asia. The dream of navigating the Northwest Passage and the Northeast Passage has never been closer to reality, said Lorna Knaus, chief executive officer of Pacific Rim Board of Trades.
JUNEAU - Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell is helping lead an effort aimed at conducting "game-changing" research capable of putting Alaska on more solid economic footing.
A U.S. Senate subcommittee on oceans will take a fresh look at the Law of the Sea Treaty early next year, said Sen. Mark Begich, chairman of the Commerce Committee's subcommittee on the topic.
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