Senator Sullivan Talks Port Updates and Community Concerns

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Senator Dan Sullivan was in Nome last week for the Kawerak Regional Conference. He sat down for an interview with KNOM during his time here, following his previous stay in Nome back in August.

He gave updates on several issues, including the status of a possible deep draft port in Nome and water and sewer needs in rural areas of the state. Here’s Sullivan on higher shipping activity as sea ice decreases:

“As the activity in the Arctic increases — as shipping traffic, for example, increases — we need more infrastructure and more assets. More Coast Guard assets, more Navy assets.”

He also addressed the ongoing issue of sexual assault around the country and state.

“…We recently had a bill called the Power Act that will provide more legal resources for victims and survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. That’s actually really important because it helps people who are in those bad situations break out of that horrible cycle.”

To hear more from Sullivan on current issues, give KNOM’s profile on his latest visit a listen.

If there’s an issue in your community you’d like the Senator to be aware of, you can contact Kate Wolgemuth, Sullivan’s rural advisor, at 907-271-5915, or email The senator says he’s happy to hear from constituents, reminding listeners, “I work for you.”

Image at top: Senator Dan Sullivan in the KNOM studio on November 7, 2018. Photo by Kate Wolgemuth, used with permission.