Sitka Tribe of Alaska’s suit over state’s herring management is resolved

Sitka Tribe of Alaska filed suit against Fish and Game in 2018 over the department’s management of the Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery.

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Alaska House committee budget plan would provide less relief, save more than Dunleavy proposal

The committee plan released on Friday would free up roughly $410 million by using American Rescue Plan Act funds to replace state revenue. That money could be spent on permanent fund dividends; roads and other capital projects; or other items. 

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Nearly 3 months after water plant fire, National Guard meets with Tuluksak tribal leaders about next steps

During the meeting, council members shared their current needs and discussed potential spring flooding.

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House to vote on bill to protect Unangax̂ cemetery at Funter Bay

The Alaska House of Representatives is expected to vote today on a bill to protect the Unangax̂ cemetery at Funter Bay. The bill would add about 251 acres of state land, including the cemetery, to Funter Bay State Marine Park.

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Gillnetters will get first shot at record-forecast of Togiak herring

The Alaska Department of Fish & Game projects a biomass of 236,700 tons — the highest forecast since 1993, when the state started to use its current forecasting method.

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3 legislative aides test positive for COVID-19, including two contacts of legislator

The Legislature requires that everyone who works in the Capitol — including all legislators, staff members and news reporters — undergo rapid tests for the coronavirus every four or five days. 

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