Kuskokwim River villagers warn fisheries managers of talk about armed conflict and civil disobedience over closures that are leaving fish racks and freezers empty during the normally busy fishing season. Managers say biology, not protests, will decide when fisheries will be opened, and their count shows promising numbers of salmon are returning to spawn. An opening may come as early as this weekend.
A tribal administrator in Eastern Interior Alaska admits to $23,000 embezzlement.
A bill aimed at reducing the cost of vaccines and increasing access to vaccinations has been signed into law.