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Mike Mason, KDLG - Dillingham

Mike Mason is a reporter at KDLG in Dillingham.

Legislature Votes To Create Dr. Walter Soboleff Day In Alaska

Legislature Votes To Create Dr. Walter Soboleff Day In Alaska

The Alaska Legislature has finalized work on a bill that would name November 14th as Walter Soboleff Day in Alaska. He was a revered Tligit elder and religious leader.

April 14, 2014 - 12:43 pm

Alaska House Names April as ‘Child Abuse Prevention Month’

The Alaska House of Representatives voted unanimously Thursday to name April “Child Abuse Prevention Month” in Alaska. House Concurrent Resolution 21 was sponsored by Representative Geran Tarr from Anchorage. The resolution heads to the Senate for consideration.

April 4, 2014 - 10:07 am

Judge Overturns Dillingham’s Annexation Of Nushagak Bay

The 2012 annexation of Nushagak Bay into the City of Dillingham has been overturned by the local Superior Court Judge.

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March 31, 2014 - 5:40 pm
AVO Puts Shishaldin Volcano On Higher Alert

AVO Puts Shishaldin Volcano On Higher Alert

After a week of unrest, Shishaldin Volcano in the Aleutians is being put on a higher alert level. The Alaska Volcano Observatory reported Friday that there have been explosions inside the volcano and elevated surface temperatures since March 18.

March 28, 2014 - 5:02 pm
Congress Subpoenas EPA For Documents About The Pebble Mine

Congress Subpoenas EPA For Documents About The Pebble Mine

The Oversight and Government Reform Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives has subpoenaed the EPA for documents about the proposed Pebble Mine.

March 24, 2014 - 10:19 am

Alaska House Passes Izembek Road Resolution

The Alaska House of Representatives passed a resolution Tuesday calling for the U.S. Department of the Interior to reverse course and allow a road to be built between the Alaska Peninsula communities of King Cove and Cold Bay for safety reasons.

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March 20, 2014 - 5:48 pm

Outrage And Praise For The EPA Over 404-C

Friday’s announcement by the EPA to seek a 404-C designation for the proposed Pebble Mine has drawn praise and outrage.

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March 3, 2014 - 5:21 pm

Gov. Parnell Responds To EPA’s 404-C Decision Regarding Pebble Mine

Alaska Governor Sean Parnell calls the EPA decision a preemptive veto.

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March 3, 2014 - 5:20 pm

EPA Starts The 404-C Veto Process To Stop Development At The Pebble Mine

Officials with the Environmental Protection Agency announced today they are starting a formal process to look at using EPA’s authority under the Clean Water Act to stop development of the proposed Pebble Mine.

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February 28, 2014 - 5:40 pm

Legislation Introduced to Compensate Victims of Wrongful Imprisonment

A State Representative from Fairbanks has filed legislation intended to protect Alaskans who are wrongfully convicted of a crime and serve time in prison. House Bill 352 was put forward by Representative Scott Kawasaki.

February 27, 2014 - 10:35 am

Legislation Introduced To Protect ‘Public Interest Litigants’

Three Democrats in the Alaska Senate introduced legislation Wednesday that seeks to protect the rights of those who sue the state about issues in the public interest. The proposed Pebble Mine is at the heart of the proposed legislation.

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February 24, 2014 - 5:34 pm
Alaska Senate Opposes Creation Of Beringia International Park

Alaska Senate Opposes Creation Of Beringia International Park

The Alaska Senate has unanimously passed a resolution opposing the Beringia International Park – an idea agreed upon in 1991 by then-Presidents Bush and Gorbachev.

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February 19, 2014 - 5:45 pm

Republican Lawmakers Send Support Letter To Northern Dynasty

Several members of the Alaska Legislature sent a letter of support earlier this month to the head of the company looking at developing the controversial Pebble Mine in the Bristol Bay region. The letter was signed by 8 lawmakers including the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House.

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February 13, 2014 - 5:46 pm

Construction Spending Expected To Increase

Spending on construction projects in Alaska is expected to increase this year according to the University of Alaska’s Institute of Social and Economic Research. The 2014 construction spending forecast was put together by the ISER researchers for the Associated General Contractors of Alaska.

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February 12, 2014 - 5:29 pm

Budget Cuts Shrink AVO’s Seismic Network

The ability to monitor several volcano’s in Alaska is being diminished due to funding constraints. The Alaska Volcano Observatory confirms that all of the monitoring instruments and stations at the Fourpeaked Volcano on the Alaska Peninsula have failed.

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February 10, 2014 - 6:01 pm

Chythlook-Sifsof Left Off Olympic Roster

A snowboarder with deep ties to the Bristol Bay region will miss out on a return trip to the Olympics. Girdwood’s Callan Chythlook-Sifsof had hoped to make the U.S. snowboardcross team but when the team was announced on Saturday she was left off.

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January 27, 2014 - 5:15 pm

Alaska Salmon To Remain On Walmart’s Shelves

Walmart announced Friday that they will continue to stock salmon products from most of the large seafood processors that operate in Alaska.

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January 24, 2014 - 5:40 pm
EPA Releases Watershed Assessment For Bristol Bay

EPA Releases Watershed Assessment For Bristol Bay

A government report indicates a large-scale copper and gold mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region could have devastating effects on the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery.

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January 15, 2014 - 5:20 pm

Slow to Moderate Job Growth Forecasted This Year In Alaska

The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development predicts that the state’s economy will grow only a little this year, with just 1,500 jobs added.

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January 3, 2014 - 5:07 pm

Data Being Collect on Nushagak Bay

For the last six years the Bristol Bay Environmental Science Lab has been collecting data about Nushagak Bay. There is a lot that is known about the bay but there are still holes in the data.

December 31, 2013 - 4:40 pm