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.
Governor Walker signed the state budget on Wednesday. KDLG’s Izzy Ross talked with the governor about how Senate Bill 26 will impact Permanent Fund Dividends, and about efforts to bolster state trooper retention.
Five candidates for governor took the stage at the Bristol Bay Fish Expo in Naknek on Saturday. They discussed topics geared toward sustainability in rural Alaska, from use and protection of natural resources to education to the Permanent Fund Dividend. Listen here to the entire debate as it aired live on KDLG and KAKN.
Permanent Fund Dividends, education and funding for law enforcement were among the issues that caused friction during the recently adjourned legislative session in Juneau. Bryce Edgmon discusses how the decisions made could affect Bristol Bay.
The state operating budget passed in the Alaska House of Representatives on Monday. Before that vote, Dillingham Democrat Bryce Edgmon spoke with KDLG about one of the most contentious pieces of the budget-- Permanent Fund Dividends.
The Alaska House Community and Regional Affairs Committee heard public testimony Tuesday about a resolution to urge Governor Walker to issue an administrative order recognizing the decline of Alaska Native languages as an emergency.
A week after his own coalition demanded his resignation, House District 38 Representative Zach Fansler stepped down on Friday morning. The freshman Democrat from Bethel is accused of assaulting a woman when she rejected his sexual advances, though he denies the allegations.