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Coast Guard anticipates high-tech future with Arctic center

...and respond to emergencies there.More than 100 federal and state dignitaries, including Homeland Security's Deputy Undersecretary for Science and Technology Robert Griffin and Rear Adm. Daniel Abel, commander of Coast Guard forces in the Arctic, gathered...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-11-07/coast-guard-anticipates-high-tech-fu
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VA tackles Choice Act issues with pilot program

...service in Anchorage so that there is a direct connection (with) those individuals at VA Alaska," said VA Assistant Deputy Undersecretary Dr. Thomas Lynch at Tuesday's hearing. Phase two involves getting "additional employees and resources" to the Alaska...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-10-08/va-tackles-choice-act-issues-with-pi
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Sullivan: Russian moves highlight Arctic concerns

...participating doctors and low reimbursement rates.Sullivan said he wants to hear plans from VA officials on how to move forward. VA Undersecretary for Health David Shulkin is expected to attend the meetings, Sullivan's office has said.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-17/sullivan-russian-moves-highlight-arc
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What others say: U.S. should give Ukraine a defensive military boost

...the president to provide arms to Ukraine. On Monday, a group of former U.S. officials - including Michele Flournoy, undersecretary of defense in Obama's first term - recommended that the U.S. supply Ukraine with $3 billion in defensive equipment...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-02-10/what-others-say-us-should-give-uk
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...Haa Aani LLC to provide a revolving loan fund for sustainable businesses in Southeast Alaska," Department of Agriculture undersecretary Robert Bonnie said. "In particular, these funds have the potential to advance a range of economic opportunities, complementing...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/melissa-griffiths/2015-02-23
Delays at Alaska VA facilities are shorter than US average

...they need it.During a March subcommittee hearing in Washington, D.C., Murkowski raised questions with VA Interim Undersecretary of Health Carolyn Clancy about the staffing situation, particularly in Wasilla, which is in a fast-growing region of...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-09/delays-at-alaska-va-facilities-are-s
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...week, the VA announced that Dr. Robert L. Jesse, who has been acting undersecretary for health and head of the VHA, was resigning. Jesse has been acting undersecretary for health since May 16, when Robert Petzel resigned under pressure months...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/jim-kuhnhenn/2014-06-28
Making 97 percent a failing grade

...the president.Democrats argue such a number unfairly boils down their Senate tenure to a subset of votes that give an undersecretary's unanimous confirmation the same weight as a major policy initiative. The GOP doesn't buy it, arguing there are still...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-10-25/making-97-percent-a-failing-grade
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Kenai makes small steps on bluff erosion project

...and Ketchikan - through a process that Martinson called "fund reprogramming." In February 2014, Koch sent a letter to Undersecretary of the Army Jo Ellen Darcy, a Corps of Engineers leader whose approval was required for the reprogramming. After outlining...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-01/kenai-makes-small-steps-on-bluff-ero
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Child migrants driven to US by violence, poverty

...dangers in Mexico, where gangs prey on them as they ride trains and buses north toward the U.S. border.Mexico's undersecretary for North America, Sergio Alcocer, said his government is coordinating with U.S. authorities and those in Central America...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-06-04/child-migrants-driven-to-us-by-viole
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