This week, no commercial salmon fishing in Kusko, reaction to the Governor's budget vetoes from some of you and Rep. Bryce Edgmon, plus culture camp at Kijik.
Bristol Bay and Beyond, July 1: While the salmon run here seems sure to break wide open soon, the Kuskokwim’s commercial nets will stay dry this year on account of no buyer for the catch. "The runs are shaping as such that we could provide some commercial opportunity, the resource is there, we just need to have it all put together," says ADF&G's Aaron Poetter in Bethel. Plus this week, Governor Bill Walker vetoed $1.2 billion dollars from the state’s budget and cut PFD checks to $1000 this year, just ahead of calling lawmakers back for their fifth special session. Representative Bryce Edgmon joins for reaction, and to talk over the difficult choices ahead. "There's no way out of this without using at least some portion of those earnings reserves, and maintaining the basic services that we know today." We’ll get reaction from some of you on those vetoes as well. And we visit to a very unique culture camp way, way up there in Lake Clark, where kids get their hands dirty learning about their ancestral homelands. Stick around, one of those youngsters sings us out. Those stories, after a look back at some of the week's news.
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