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The veto will cost municipalities in Bristol Bay hundreds of thousands of dollars. Ahead of the vote on January 24, House Speaker Bryce Edgmon expressed hope that it would pass at a Dillingham city council and school board meeting.

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The city council will select a candidate to fill the vacant seat until the municipal elections in October 2020.


Candidate Gene Sanderson requested the recount after the borough's canvas of the absentee and question ballots put him only two votes behind incumbent Pete Caruso. 

Bristol Bay Borough

Pete Caruso leads Gene Sanderson by only one vote for a seat on the assembly. Question ballots and absentee votes will be counted on November 13.

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The Bristol Bay Borough's municipal election is Nov. 5, 2019. Absentee and early voting continues through Nov. 4. 

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Oct. 1 is the last day for voters to go to the post office to cast their ballots for the Lake and Peninsula Borough's local elections.


Residents will vote on two city council seats and one school board seat. Incumbent Chris Napoli is running for city council seat A unopposed. Dillingham High School instructor Kaleb Westfall and science teacher Bill Rodowalt are vying for seat B.


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Missing information in the original election announcement led the borough assembly to postpone the general election. Residents will have the opportunity to vote in a special election on Nov. 5. 

City of Dillingham

One school board seat is up for grabs in this year's election. Incumbent Emily Hulett, Heather Savo and Chris Napoli are focused on setting new goals at the school. 

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Rep. Bryce Edgmon was elected speaker of the House on Thursday, breaking a 31-day gridlock. This is the second time he has served as speaker. His election comes days after he changed his party affiliation.

Alaska Dept. of Environmental Conservation

The Alaska Senate Resources Committee recommended that the nomination of Jason Brune by Gov. Mike Dunleavy be forwarded to a confirmation vote during a joint session of the Alaska House and Alaska Senate. Of 37 people who testified during Friday’s hearing, according to staff for Sen. Scott Kawasaki, D-Fairbanks and a member of the committee, 34 were opposed to Brune’s confirmation.

Republican Talerico falls one vote short of becoming House speaker

Jan 23, 2019
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Dillingham Democrat Rep. Bryce Edgmon was also nominated for speaker by Chris Tuck, a Democrat from Anchorage. However, Tuck withdrew his nomination for Egmon following the tie vote for Talerico.

Noorvik prepares for Dunleavy inauguration

Dec 3, 2018
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KTOO & Alaska Public Media: The swearing-in for Mike Dunleavy as governor and for Kevin Meyer as lieutenant governor is scheduled for just before noon today. Dunleavy is scheduled to fly directly from Anchorage to the Northwest Arctic Borough village of Noorvik for the ceremony. It’s where Dunleavy’s wife Rose grew up.

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Democratic incumbent Representative Bryce Edgmon won the district by almost 30 points, while the GOP saw victories in major statewide races.

Bristol Bay heads to the polls for the general election

Nov 6, 2018
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Area residents are casting their votes for state and national leadership. A possible change to state law is also on the table in the form of Ballot Measure 1.