Vice President Mike Pence stopped in Anchorage on Saturday and met with Gov. Bill Walker.
Walker says they talked about Alaska’s trade relations in Asia. Walker spoke about developing the state’s natural resources for foreign and domestic use. Walker and Pence also talked about the state’s strategic location for military operations. And Walker raised the importance of the Essential Air Service Program to Alaska.
Alaska Gasline Development Corp. President Keith Meyer joined Walker in the meeting.
Pence stopped in Alaska while his plane refueled, on the way to South Korea.
- The Alaska Marine Highway is taking reservations for October through April sailings. The schedule changed so the Matanuska can get new engines.
- The U.S. Department of Labor says the state ferry system is violating the Family and Medical Leave Act. It's filed a civil complaint in federal court.
- Formerly bankrupt Miller Energy Resources and its subsidiaries want cash-credit payments its owed, frozen until lawsuit is resolved.
- Anchorage Police are searching for five people involved in an assault and kidnapping in East Anchorage. Police say the suspects abducted and beat Abshir Mohammed, 24, on Sunday in a house on the 6500 block of Cimmaron Circle.