Sullivan: Alaska strategically important to US


JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan said Monday that Alaska is an area of strategic importance to the country, given its foothold in the Arctic and production of oil, seafood and other resources.

In an address to state lawmakers, he spoke about the state’s role in improving its own fiscal standing and that of the United States.

He also highlighted several issues facing Alaska, including long-standing problems with domestic violence and sexual abuse, a veterans’ health care system that he said is not working and rising number of opioid addicts.

While Sullivan said he’s working to addre...

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