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  •  There's more to this story than emergency (7+ / 0-)

    medical services. The spin we are getting is that an isolated Native American village is left unprotected and deprived because of a lack of a road. A closer look shows a thriving mixed community, 42% Native American. King Cove had a population increase of 19% in 10 years and they are fairly well-educated with 74% of adults having high school or higher education. Median household income $45,000.

    The state gave them a hovercraft and a new clinic but it has no doctor. Surely it would be easier to get two doctors to work there than to build a road along the coastal area of a wilderness preserve. If the medical emergency were the only reason.

    To thine ownself be true

    by Agathena on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 04:38:38 PM PST

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