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At Brune's confirmation hearing, public testimony centered on Pebble ties

Shortly after he was elected, Gov. Mike Dunleavy nominated Jason Brune to lead the state Department of Environmental Conservation. But because of Brune’s previous work tied to the proposed Pebble Mine, his nomination has drawn controversy.

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Ahead of GO bond vote, Dillingham residents question city funding

If voters and the state approve the $4 million general obligations bond, the city said it will use existing revenue sources to pay for it. The bond would fund a project to fix downtown roads and an extension to the Lake Road Fire Hall.

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Earlier this month, Dillingham police said they arrested a 30-year-old woman whom they suspected was attempting to transport heroin and methamphetamine into Dillingham. 

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If voters and the state approve the $4 million general obligations bond, the city said it will use existing revenue sources to pay for it. The bond would fund a project to fix downtown roads and an extension to the Lake Road Fire Hall. 

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Shortly after he was elected, Gov. Mike Dunleavy nominated Jason Brune to lead the state Department of Environmental Conservation. But because of Brune’s previous work tied to the proposed Pebble Mine, his nomination has drawn controversy.

Dillingham police arrested Michael Carty, 61, on suspicion of threatening someone with a rifle. In a separate case police arrested Mike Hoseth, 31, for allegedly threatening two people who were going to testify at an upcoming trial with a shotgun.

Update 11:00 a.m.: 

Hoseth was arraigned Monday in Dillingham. Carty's arraignment is scheduled for today. 

Original March 19, 2019 article: 

Isabelle Ross/KDLG

A hike in some residential electricity bills for January was not due to a rate raise or a billing error. Instead, it was because the co-op underestimated December's electricity usage; the additional costs were added to January's bills. And it all started with a glitch in the co-op's automatic meter read system. 

DOT&PF

This round comes more than a month after PFAS levels at an airport well measured at more than double DEC's action level. King Salmon is the second Bristol Bay community to see follow-up testing for per- and polyfluorinated substances in drinking water sources.  

USACE

Critics hold that 90 days is inadequate to review the more than 1,400-page document, which they say excludes certain evaluations of how the mine could impact the environment. Pebble, which sees no egregious gaps, maintains that the comment period is adequate.

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While in Washington D.C., Sadie Sands will attend meetings and briefings with the president, a Supreme Court justice and legislators.

ADF&G

The 17A moose hunts brought in 22 moose - 14 cows and eight bulls. The season ended on Feb. 25. Now, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game is gearing up to monitor the robust herd this spring.

Isabelle Ross/KDLG

At a public hearing on the Dillingham school's operating budget, Superintendent Jason Johnson said that Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed cuts would be "catastrophic." For now, educators in the region are sticking to the status quo.

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