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Local News
7:57 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

4/1/15 - Yup’ik Fishermen Case likely headed for Alaska Supreme court, federal court

By Daysha Eaton, KYUK

The Alaska Court of Appeals has affirmed a lower court’s decision that Yup’ik Fishermen who fished for King salmon during a state closure should be convicted. The decision was issued Friday (March 27). 

The Attorney for the Yup’ik Fishermen is James Davis with the Northern Justice Project. He says the court asked the wrong question:

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Local News
5:56 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

3/25/15 - Legislators consider changes to child support laws, transportation department budget cuts

Saxman clan house.
Credit Courtesy KRBD FM, Ketchikan, AK

  Aid to needy families, state child support services funding at risk

State officials have said federal funding could be on the line if the Legislature does not act to change Alaska child support payment laws. Two pools of money would be affected: $19 million for the state's child support services division and $45 million for Temporary Aid for Needy Families.

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Legislators propose cuts to state transportation budget

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Local News
7:45 pm
Mon February 23, 2015

2/24/15 - Tlingit and Haida Indian tribes approve same-sex marriages in tribal courts

Goal of tribal same-sex policy is inclusion of all tribal members

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Local News
11:27 am
Tue December 30, 2014

12/30/14 - Stray bison on Kodiak Island declared off limits for hunting

Trespassing bison on Kodiak safe from hunters               

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Local News
12:16 am
Tue December 9, 2014

12/9/14 - Climate change effects on fish and game, subsistence raise concerns about food security

Bowhead whale blubber and skin (maktak) cut and ready to be boiled for uunaali
Credit www.north-slope.org

Climate change and Alaska Natives: Food security

By Joaqlin Estus

Here's the second in our series on Climate Change and Alaska Natives.

Wild foods are important to Alaskans, and especially to rural residents, but, subsistence users and scientists say climate change is affecting wildlife populations, access to subsistence resources, and food preservation.

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