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  • New York City Councilman Corey Johnson, left, and U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, right, applaud during a press conference outside The Stonewall Inn to announce a national initiative for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans on Friday May 30, 2014 in New York.  Jewel said the National Park Service will begin marking places of significance for LGBT Americans to mark their contributions to state and U.S. history.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    Remote town sues feds over blocked road project

    The Aleut community of King Cove, Alaska, filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the Interior Department over its refusal to allow the construction of a 10-mile gravel road to an all-weather airport.

  • Alaska to sue for road through wildlife refuge

    The state of Alaska announced Monday it will sue the federal government to open a road through a national wildlife refuge so that residents of a village will have improved access for emergency flights at an all-weather airport.

  • Remote Alaskan villages rely on air travel for access to major hospitals. In King Cove, however, the Interior Department has refused to allow a 10-mile gravel road to the airport at Cold Bay. Nineteen people have died there in airplane crashes at a makeshift airport in King Cove, some of them emergency responders and patients attempting to reach the regional hospital in Anchorage. (Associated Press)

    Alaska to sue Interior Department for road to reach medical aid

    Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell announced Monday that the state will sue the Obama administration to allow construction of a 10-mile road to give residents of a remote fishing village access to emergency medical flights at an all-weather airport.

  • Alaska senator pushes for wildlife refuge road

    Thin barrier islands five miles off the tip of the Alaska Peninsula shelter Izembek Lagoon from the Bering Sea, but it's what's beneath the surface that makes the lagoon special and part of a brewing, cross-continent fight.

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