Incumbent House Speaker Bryce Edgmon received 753 votes in last Tuesday's primary election, running uncontested in the Democratic primary. William Weatherby of King Salmon was voted the Republican candidate, receiving 422 votes.
In April, the Alaska Department of Natural Resources announced that it would reconvene the Bristol Bay Advisory Group. Last week, DNR announced the 11 newly appointed members who will provide input on land use and management around the region.
This spring, the Alaska legislature asked the governor's office to declare a state of emergency for 20 Alaska Native languages. Two participants of an indigenous language workshop talked to KDLG about challenges of revitalizing language in Yup’ik-speaking regions.