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Alaska's Main Port Needs A Makeover05:37
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Terminal 1 of the port, completed in 1961. 
(Photo/Courtesy Port of Anchorage via Alaska Public Media)
Terminal 1 of the port, completed in 1961. (Photo/Courtesy Port of Anchorage via Alaska Public Media)
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An enormous share of Alaska's food, fuel, and supplies comes through just a single entryway: the port in Anchorage. Even small communities in distant parts of the state rely on the steady flow of goods over the port's three docks. But the decades-old facility is rapidly deteriorating. And amid enormous budget deficits, the state’s lawmakers say they can’t pay for improvements. Zachariah Hughes of Here & Now contributor Alaska Public Media reports.

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This segment aired on May 18, 2016.

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