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Profile: Neal Foster, Candidate for House District 39

Incumbent Neal Foster is running against Chalkyitsik’s Woodie Salmon in a democratic primary this August to determine who will represent the newly-expanded House District 39. Foster, born and raised in Nome, has been district 39’s representative since 2009, but the state’s redistricting has significantly changed the size of that district: it now spans from the…

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Profile: Woodie Salmon, Candidate for House District 39

Woodie Salmon wants to be your representative for House District 39. He’ll be running against incumbent Neal Foster in a democratic primary this August. Salmon served as a house rep in the old district six for six year, representing interior communities, as well as communities along the Kuskokwim and Yukon rivers. Salmon was a pilot…

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Update News: Friday, June 22, 2012

In Friday’s news: Alaska Wildlife Troopers and the US Fish & Wildlife service seize more than 1,000 pounds of salmon from fishermen protesting subsistence closures on the Kuskokwim; Alaska Senators Mark Begich and Lisa Murkowski split on subsidies in national Farm Bill; Increasing docking space now, and a deep water harbor in the future, discussed…

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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…

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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…

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Update News: Tuesday, June 19, 2012

In Tuesday’s news: The Center for Biological Diversity Alaska plans to sue the National Marine Fisheries Service for failing to list ringed and bearded seals as threatened; Kuskokwim subsistence fishermen face another salmon fishing closure, the longest closure in that river’s management history; Militia leader Schaeffer Cox, other militia members convicted on nine federal charges,…

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Update News: Monday, June 18, 2012

In Monday’s news: Two Alaska State Troopers shot during prolonged standoff in Kotzebue that ended with suspect taking his own life; Association of Village Council Presidents Myron Naneng asks Gov. Parnell to declare disaster over king salmon runs on the Kuskokwim and Yukon; Dave Benton, former Fish and Game deputy commissioner, appointed to Arctic Research…

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Update News: Wednesday, June 13, 2012

In Wednesday’s news: Unalakleet’s Zoe Ivanoff dies in a car crash on Seward Highway after fleeing the scene of an hour-long traffic stop; Rolling closures for subsistence fishermen on the Kuskokwim River go into effect this week; State officials revise the amount of diesel spilled into Chiniak Bay off Kodiak; the Coastal Management ballot initiative…

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