Fellow Alaskan –
The Last Frontier celebrated its 59th ‘birthday’ last week! On January 3, 1959, President Eisenhower signed the proclamation that officially admitted the Last Frontier into the Union as the 49th state.
This week, The U.S. Department of Justice withdrew the Cole Memorandum a policy that respected states that opted to allow the commercial sale of marijuana, as Alaskans voted to do in 2014. I remain committed to upholding the will of Alaskans on this issue, and maintaining our State’s sovereign rights to manage our own affairs while protecting federal interests. I am disappointed in the announcement to withdraw the Cole Memorandum. I will continue to work with the Department of Justice and our Congressional Delegation to prevent federal overreach into Alaska.
On Wednesday, January 3, 2018, Governor Walker presented Loren Lounsbury with the Legion of Merit in the Governor’s Office in Anchorage, Alaska. Lounsbury received the Legion of Merit for his service with Alaska Military Force Advocacy and Structure Team (AMFAST).