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As Heard on Morning Line: Alaska Wild Salmon Day

Aug 10, 2017
Koahnic Broadcast Corporation

Today on Our Community, ​Kristen Collins, the Alaska Center Community Organizer and Gayla Hoseth, 2nd Chief of Curyung Tribal Council & Stand for Salmon spokesperson came by KNBA to share a new state holiday.  

Each year, August 10th is designated as Alaska Wild Salmon Day.  

Collins says this comes after a law was passed that started as House Bill 128 on the 29th Legislature of Alaska in 2016.   

A federal district court has sided with four villages who filed suit saying the state needs to do more to protect voting rights of non-English speaking Alaskans.  The state of Alaska said because the languages are not written, it was doing enough by providing oral translations. However, attorneys for the plaintiffs says poll workers are not directed nor paid to provide oral translations at the polls.

A bill that would limit Medicaid payouts for abortion is before the Legislature again, this time without provisions for birth control and STD testing.

The 2013 record harvest of pink salmon could create a market glut that will drive down prices for several years, say state officials.

Alaska House Democrats have confirmed Sam Kito III, a lobbyist, for Juneau's vacated House seat.