Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan introduced legislation that would authorize construction of the single lane, non-commercial, gravel road between King Cove and the all-weather airstrip in Cold Bay.Listen nowThe bill would allow for an equal value land exchange between the state and federal governments to build the road within the 206-acre corridor. The Department of Interior under the Obama administration blocked the road’s construction, citing the sensitive habitat protected in that wilderness-designated section of the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge.Governor Bill Walker applauded the Senators for their efforts, saying he would support the land swap and will encourage the Congress and the incoming administration to move quickly on what he called a “life saving proposal.”
Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — The general director of the Municipal Public Security of Solidaridad, Martín Estrada Sánchez, has resigned and in his place is Lieutenant Jorge Robles Aguilar. The resignation comes one day after the visit of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and within the framework of the consolidation of the single command decreed by the governor of Quintana Roo, Carlos Joaquín González.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) The resignation of Martín Estrada Sánchez comes one day after the presidential visit to the city. In his public announcement, Estrada Sánchez said his resignation was voluntary. Without specifying the reason for his resignation, Martín Estrada took to social networks to say “Today, I present my voluntary waiver to the position of General Director of Security Public and Transit. I greatly appreciate your support at the time.” The mayor of Playa del Carmen, Laura Beristain Navarrete, accepted the voluntary resignation of Estrada Sánchez from the position of General de Seguridad Pública y Tránsito Municipal de Solidaridad.