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Interior secretary will make first trip to Alaska


April 13, 2022

JUNEAU (AP) — Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, the first Native American to serve as a cabinet secretary, plans to visit Alaska this month, with a planned visit to the community at the center of a long-running dispute over a proposed land exchange aimed at building a road through a national wildlife refuge.

Haaland had planned to visit King Cove last year, but the trip never happened.

The Interior Department on April 4 said Haaland planned to visit several communities and sites in Alaska the week of April 17, including Anchorage, Fairbanks and King Cove.

Residents of King Cove have long so...

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