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For Immediate Release: January 22, 2018

Sen. Hoffman Welcomes King Cove Road Deal

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JUNEAU – Sen. Lyman Hoffman (D-Bethel) today released the following statement after an agreement was signed by the U.S. Department of Interior and the King Cove Native Corp. to advance the construction of a small gravel road through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge, which would give King Cove residents access to life-saving medical facilities.

“It’s about time the federal bureaucracy acted to prioritize the life, health and safety of the residents of King Cove. I am thankful to Alaska’s federal delegation – Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan and Don Young – for their successful efforts in moving this life-saving road project forward.”

For more information, contact Senate Majority Press Secretary Daniel McDonald at (907) 465-4066.

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