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On the Budget: A KNOM Interview with Gov. Dunleavy

Governor Dunleavy greets residents inside the Noorvik gymnasium.

Governor Mike Dunleavy and members of his administration, including the Directors of the Department of Revenue and the Office of Management and Budget, spoke with KNOM prior to the public forum on Wednesday. Dunleavy’s approach to the budget, its potential impact on programs in Western Alaska, and the governor’s proposed constitutional amendments were some of the topics discussed.

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Charges Dropped Against Woman Who Confronted Dunleavy at Nome Airport

Green marble and stone building with heavy metal doors

Brenda Evak addressed the public yesterday afternoon prior to her scheduled appearance at the Nome courthouse. Evak was arrested at the Nome airport on Wednesday on allegations of disorderly conduct in her confrontation with Governor Mike Dunleavy. Ultimately, the charges against her were dropped, as Nome’s District Attorney John Earthman decided not to pursue the case.

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Alaska Delegation Introduces Bills to Curb States’ Bans on Walrus Ivory

Ivory walrus

Alaska’s Congressional delegation says Native artisans who work with ivory have had their livelihoods attacked by “numerous states banning the sale of sustainable arts made of walrus and mammoth ivory and other marine mammal products legally allowed under the Marine Mammal Protection Act, unnecessarily coupling them with the illicit sale of poached elephant ivory.”

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