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Update News: Wednesday, June 20, 2012

In Wednesday’s news:

  • With extremely low numbers in the Yukon Chinook salmon run, Fish and Game begin subsistence closures;
  • US Supreme Court decision in Ramah Navajo case, seeking full payment of federal contracts with tribes, to have big implications in Alaska;
  • US House passes Representative Don Young’s Sealaska bill;
  • President of the National Congress of American Indians says federal, state governments should provide voter registration at IHS facilities;
  • Jacob Weatherby is Nome’s new Community Service Officer (hear more in Wednesday’s profile);
  • the trans-Alaska oil pipeline marks 35 years of production today.