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Update News: Thursday, June 21, 2012

In Thursday’s news:

  • Several villages and dozens of boats protest subsistence fishing closures along the Kuskokwim;
  • Small plane crash north of the Brooks Range injures 3;
  • Governor Parnell appoints Anchorage attorney Chuck Ray to Bethel Superior Court;
  • Nome City Council approves $10.7 million budget, considers property tax mill rate increase;
  • Costs for this year’s special legislative session estimated over $460,000;
  • Despite fires in the north and west, fire officials say Alaska’s fire season relatively quiet;
  • Nome/Council Highway closing tonight between mile 62 and 63 for brief demolitions.