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Labor secretary talks economy, visa program on Alaska visit


FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) —Alaska’s economy should pick up given an increase in military spending and pro-energy policies of the Trump administration, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta said.

Acosta toured areas of Interior Alaska with Republican U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan on Sunday, stopping in spots in Fairbanks and King Salmon, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported. On Monday,

Acosta toured the Cook Inlet Tribal Council Employment and Training Center in Anchorage with U.S. Sen.

Lisa Murkowski, also a Republican.

“The Lower 48’s economy is doing fabulously well and Alaska is starting t...

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