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Editorial: A welcome visit to Alaska from Interior Secretary

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Newspaper welcomes Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to Alaska:
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell is no stranger to Alaska, having visited the state more than a dozen times previously, according to a news release about her arrival this week.

She has traveled to the state as an “oil and gas engineer, commercial banker and outdoor recreation business leader.”

Now add “landlord” to the list.

Like most landlords, she’ll find the tenants have some complaints. Give her credit for showing up rather than dodging the issues, though.

The secretary is, in fact, the largest landlord in Alaska, with control over more acreage than state and private lands combined. That makes the post of great interest to Alaskans.

Get the Story:
Editorial: Continuing education: Interior secretary will visit Alaska in new capacity this weekend (The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner 8/29)

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