News & Announcements

Press Releases for the Office of the Lieutenant Governor

Lt. Gov. Urges Oil Producers on Safe Shipping

July 16, 2014, Anchorage, AK – Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell asked Arctic committee members of the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (OGP) to push for safer shipping in the Arctic Ocean as the U.S. prepares for its chairmanship of the eight-nation Arctic Council. The OGP Arctic committee is made up of oil and gas company executives from around the globe, and met in Anchorage this week. Full Story »

Reaching Alaska's Broadband by 2020 Goal

July 15, 2014, Anchorage, AK – Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell told an audience at the Statewide Broadband Task Force Summit today that cooperation with our Arctic neighbors on developing broadband infrastructure would speed deployment to Alaskans. The task force’s objective is to provide broadband service of 100 Mbps to households and businesses throughout Alaska by 2020. Full Story »

Voter Registration Deadline: Sunday, July 20

July 14, 2014, Anchorage, AK – Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell reminds Alaskans that this Sunday, July 20 is the deadline to register to vote, update voter registration, or change political party affiliation for the upcoming August 19 primary election. Full Story »

Lt. Gov. to Open Broadband Summit

July 14, 2014, Anchorage, AK – Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell will address Alaska’s need for high-speed Broadband deployment during opening remarks at the Statewide Broadband Task Force Summit in Anchorage tomorrow. Full Story »

New Absentee Voting Locations Reach 123

July 8, 2014, Anchorage, AK – Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell announced today that the state Division of Elections, with strong support from the ANCSA Regional Association and the Alaska Federation of Natives, has established 123 new absentee voting locations, and counting, for the 2014 election cycle. Full Story »

Treadwell Offers Condolences to Parker family

June 26, 2014, Anchorage, AK – Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell expressed condolences to the family and friends of Walter B. Parker, aged 87, who passed away in Anchorage, AK yesterday. Full Story »

Alaska's Economy Tied to Arctic Economy

June 23, 2014, Nome, AK – Alaska's businesses will play a larger role in Arctic cooperation after a new organization of circumpolar business leaders commissioned by eight Arctic nations gets going this fall, Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell told the Alaska Chamber of Commerce during their Board of Directors meeting today in Nome. Full Story »

U.S. Must Answer Russia's Arctic Challenge

June 16, 2014, Washington, DC – Russian President Vladimir Putin's Arctic expansionism is a challenge the U.S. must answer with icebreakers, ports, and territorial claims of our own, Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell said today. Treadwell spoke this morning at the 34th Annual U.S.-Russia Forum in Washington, DC, on a panel focusing on foreign policy issues between the two nations. Full Story »

Aerospace States Assoc. recognizes Treadwell

Treadwell received outstanding leadership recognition from Aerospace States Association Full Story »

Treadwell Urges Common Agenda on Overreach

May 23, 2014, Anchorage, AK – Western states are building a more aggressive common agenda against federal overreach, Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell said today. Full Story »

Treadwell Pitches Alaska UAS Testbed

May 14, 2014, Orlando, FL – Alaska is not just a testbed for unmanned aircraft, but also a strong local market for the industry, Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell told an audience of 2000 aerospace industry leaders from around the world. Full Story »

First Flight from UAS Test Range in Alaska

May 5, 2014, Anchorage, AK – Alaska, which was one of six states chosen to test how UAS (unmanned aerial systems) could be used in the nation’s civil airspace, launched its first flight today from the Pan-Pacific UAS Test Range Complex with a short flight at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Full Story »