The board will consider 52 proposals to change regulations in Bristol Bay’s commercial, sport and subsistence fisheries. The schedule may change depending on how long public testimony lasts and how quickly the board moves through the proposals.
One year ago, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland issued a declaration to remove a slur against Indigenous women from nearly 650 place names on federal lands. New names were finalized this fall — including one for a Dillingham creek that bore the slur. Three elementary students in Dillingham had been pushing to change the creek’s name long before the federal government started its process.
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House District 37 Rep. Bryce Edgmon is running unopposed this election. But he says the races for governor and other seats in Alaska's Legislature will determine policy priorities next session.
Although wild salmon remains one of Alaska’s most lucrative seafood industries, it’s also one of the state’s most vulnerable, as climate change and population growth increase pressure on the world’s oceans. As it looks more and more likely that demand will eventually outstrip the productivity of salmon and other wild seafood stocks, researchers have turned to another method for producing protein from fish by culturing it in a lab.
The United Tribes of Bristol Bay is encouraging local communities to turn out in the 2022 midterm elections with a nonpartisan contest that will give cash prizes to schools and cultural programs.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Rep. Mary Peltola spent Halloween in Dillingham meeting with local leaders in the run-up to next week’s midterm elections. They also spent some time giving advice to the next generation of leaders in Bristol Bay.
A Coast Guard plane was stuck on the Dillingham airport runway from Friday evening until Saturday afternoon due to a mechanical issue, delaying flights over the weekend.
All's well in Dillingham Elementary School's fifth grade classroom. But the students and their teacher had a bit of a fright at the start of the year, when the class pet snake escaped — twice. The experience has taught the students about reptiles and overcoming fear of the unknown.
With about a week to go until Election Day, two-thirds of Alaska’s congressional delegation traveled to Bristol Bay this weekend.
Early voting is underway in many communities across the state. Election Day is Nov. 8.
Any Alaskan can vote by mail. Voters can apply for a mail-in ballot at absenteeBallotApplication.alaska.gov through this Saturday, Oct 29. Absentee ballots must be postmarked by Nov. 8.
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