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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)

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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)

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In this undated photo, Tucker Walker, right, a guide-in-training, checks life jacket before launching for a Peak 7 Adventures Whitewater rafting trip on the Spokane River in Washington. Whitewater guides-in-training were on the river in the first two weeks of March 2014. Peak 7 Adventures is a Spokane-based nonprofit group. (AP Photo/The Spokesman-Review, Rich Landers) COEUR D'ALENE PRESS OUT

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In this undated photo, a group of mock volunteers learn to paddle from a Peak 7 Adventures guide-in-training as they prepare to launch their raft on the Spokane River in Washington. Whitewater guides-in-training were on the river in the first two weeks of March 2014. Peak 7 Adventures is a Spokane-based nonprofit group. (AP Photo/The Spokesman-Review, Rich Landers) COEUR D'ALENE PRESS OUT

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Von Ormy, Texas, Mayor Art Martinez de Vara (right) visits with local business owner Charlie Brown, left, who owns and operates the Alamo River RV Resort on the banks of Medina River. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Ralph Barrera) AUSTIN CHRONICLE OUT, COMMUNITY IMPACT OUT, INTERNET MUST CREDIT PHOTOGRAPHER AND STATESMAN.COM

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Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, signs a guest book as he is welcomed by Lyon's mayor Gerard Collomb, second right, and French foreign minister Laurent Fabius, left, before a dinner at the town hall in Lyon, central France, Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Xi Jinping arrived in France for a three-day state visit. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani, Pool)

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Chinese President Xi Jinping, center, tastes local food during a visit before a dinner at the town hall in Lyon, central France, Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Xi Jinping arrived in France for a three-day state visit. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani, Pool)