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11:52 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

10/7/14 - Alaska gay marriage ban goes to court; Translating election materials to Gwitchin not easy

As the U.S. Supreme Court declines to review appeals from five states seeking to prohibit same sex marriage, a federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments on Alaska's ban on Friday.


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7:04 pm
Sun September 14, 2014

9/16/14 - Alaska Native speakers' attorneys spell out election translation needs

KYUK's Daysha Eaton reports Native American Rights Fund attorneys representing Yup'ik and Gwitchin speakers have responded to the state's plan for providing translations for elections. The state's proposed plan addresses a state Supreme Court order to improve translation of voting materials into Native languages before the Nov. 4 election. The NARF attorneys asked that the state have: 

1)  Bilingual help in every community where it's needed, in advance of and on election day.

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8:50 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

9/10/14 KNBA News - Students estimate Permanent Fund dividends to be close to $2,000

Alaskans will find out the size of the Permanent Fund dividends in a week. Dividends based on the five-year investment earnings are distributed annually to eligible Alaska residents. KTUU reports three Polaris School students estimated this year's PFD amount at $1,909.  


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8:21 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

5/14/14 State gets taken to court over indecipherable translations of 2010 ballots into Yup'ik

A trial is scheduled for next month in a case alleging failure by the state to provide accurate translations of voting materials into Alaska Native languages.

A short subsistence opening is scheduled for the Kuskokwim River, where returns of spawning king salmon was the lowest on record last year.

Likewise on the Yukon River, returns are expected to be even lower than last year, which were the lowest on record. Commercial, sport, and subsistence fisheries on the entire Yukon River drainage area will be closed.

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