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View Diary: Sen. Murkowski pondering 'hold' on Sally Jewell's nomination over rejection of remote Aleutian road (189 comments)

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    From the diary:

    Using a Hovercraft for 30 emergencies from 2007 to 2010 proved to be too expensive for the village, which is served by a clinic run by the Indian Health Service. The clinic has medical personnel, but no physician.
    Why doesn't the village have a physician?

    It seems a local clinic could be staffed for less than building a road.

    30 emergencies from 2007 - 2010.

    It's my opinion that the people who live there are an "endangered" culture and a road will surely result in additional changes to their culture.  It's a fair bet that a road that is built for emergency use only, and must be maintained, will eventually be used for other purposes.

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