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NEWS Capital City Weekly ANCHORAGE - Four secretaries in the Obama cabinet had their eyes opened to unique Alaska problems in a trip to rural communities, U.S. Sen. Mark Begich said Thursday.

Begich calls rural trip eye-opening for cabinet

From left, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan, U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack are seen during a visit to a housing project in Hooper Bay, Alaska, on Aug. 12 as part of the administration's rural tour. President Barack Obama promised to pay attention to problems of rural America, and four of his cabinet secretaries traveled Wednesday to parts of Alaska that couldn't get much more rural.
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From left, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan, U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack are seen during a visit to a housing project in Hooper Bay, Alaska, on Aug. 12 as part of the administration's rural tour. President Barack Obama promised to pay attention to problems of rural America, and four of his cabinet secretaries traveled Wednesday to parts of Alaska that couldn't get much more rural.
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