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Ulmer welcomed to FNB board

Former Alaska Lt. Gov. Fran Ulmer has joined First National Bank Alaska's Board of Directors, the bank announced May 23.
My Turn: Alaskan can safely exit the Arctic oil rapids

Editor's Note: This is the second part of a two-part submission. The first part was published Tuesday.
Alaskan leading Arctic discussion

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.
Mild 2013 cuts Arctic a break, though warming woes remain

WASHINGTON - The rapid melting in the Arctic eased up this year.
Coast Guard honors Fran Ulmer at ceremony

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.
US, Canada conduct Bering Strait spill drill

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.
Treadwell calls on US to make use of the Arctic

A top official of the state that makes America an Arctic nation said the country needs to recognize and take advantage of that.
Warming may lead to Arctic shortcut

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.
Treadwell settles in to new job as lieutenant governor; focus on Arctic, research, oil

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.
Alaskans hope to see the US asserting Arctic control

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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