“Today, I notified the White House that Alaska and our National Guard, if called upon, stand ready to support the national security crisis on the U.S. southern border,” Dunleavy said. “While the southern border may seem far away and distant, this crisis is real, and a potential threat to every American, including Alaskans. I look forward to our congressional delegation, and Alaskans, joining me in support of the president’s mission to secure our borders.”
Trump issued the declaration to build a border wall earlier Friday.
- With increasing military interest in the Arctic, many coastal communities worry about the effects of large training exercises in Alaska waters.
- Selling off the fast ferries was anticipated after the Alaska Marine Highway System removed the Fairweather from service earlier this year. Its sister ship Chenega has been tied up since 2015.
- A federal investigation into Monday’s fatal floatplane crash near Metlakatla has begun, and both victims have been identified.
- Rallies took place across the country Tuesday as abortion rights supporters spoke out against the recent passage of more restrictive legislation in several states.