Senator Donny Olson says shake-ups in the Senate Finance committee have put rural legislators at a greater advantage in 2020. This legislative session, Olson marks education funding, the Village Public Safety Officer (VPSO) program, and pushing for a full PFD, among his top priorities. KNOM’s Emily Hofstaedter recently spoke to Senator Olson about these topics…

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During a December visit to Nome, Representative Neal Foster gave a presentation on Governor Mike Dunleavy’s FY’21 budget proposal. In this episode of KNOM Profiles, Representative Foster will discuss his approach to the upcoming legislative session and potential ways to balance the state budget. He also weighs in on his per diem payments, public services…

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Last month at the Alaska Federation of Natives convention in Fairbanks, Senator Dan Sullivan met with veterans from around the state. The discussion centered around newly enacted legislation that will allow Alaska Native Vietnam War veterans to receive allotments of land.  In March of 2019, President Donald Trump signed the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management,…

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*Update: These elections results have been canvassed by the Nome City Council, as of November 7th, and are now considered official. Nome voted Larry Pederson to Utility Board Seat D after a run-off municipal election Tuesday. Out of 152 votes cast, Pederson took 98. His opponent, Gerald Hughes, had 54 votes. When the regular Municipal…

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"I Voted" stickers at the polls in Nome, August 19 2014. Photo: Matthew F. Smith, KNOM.

Nome residents have the opportunity to make their voices heard at the polls today by participating in the municipal election at Old St. Joseph’s Hall until 8pm. “Elections every year are important. I encourage everyone to get out and vote.” -City Clerk Bryant Hammond There are seven names on the municipal ballot this year and…

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