Western Alaska access was a central topic at a think tank sponsored conference in Talkeetna over the weekend. The Institute of the North event considered energy, transportation and resource development in looking at a controversial high-dollar road or railroad project. Nils Andreassen with the Institute says opening up a Fairbanks to Nome corridor is aimed at addressing economic woes in rural Alaska.
Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks
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