Samuelson was in Juneau Tuesday, just after Walker published his nominees for Board of Fish seats. Back from that trip, he offered more perspective Friday morning.

Procedure of reducing felony charges to misdemeanors while the state seeks an indictment can be confusing the for accused, the victims, and as we saw this week, the public.

Liz Julian USFWS

Reaction to Board of Fish nominees, why felony prosecutions often get reduced, DPD has bodycams, kids learning to trap, and Winterfest has its queen. 

Courtesy Jenny Bennis

Outdoor skills? Star-lit walks on the tundra? Dead animals? Bad jokes? The 4-H Trapping Club has it all.

Hannah Colton/KDLG

DPD Officers say new, user-friendly cameras are making it easier to document their interactions, a practice that for decades was done with only audio recorders. 

Alaska Department of Fish and Game

The National Marine Fisheries Service is hoping a new tracking program for seafood imports will help combat illegal fishing and fraud for 13 fish.

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In a press release Thursday, Governor Walker announced that Dr. Susan McCauley will take over as interim DEED Commissioner on March 1st. 

City of Togiak

State will help Togiak make necessary repairs to seawall that has been damaged by severe storms over two warm winters.

Speaker of the House Mike Chenault (R-Nikiski) spoke with KDLG News Tuesday after Gov. Walker's Fish, Game board nominees were announced.

The Dillingham Education Association says the district violated its agreement when it purchased plane tickets for new hires; the school board dismissed the grievance Monday on the grounds that it is not timely.

Michael Matthew, 21, was hypothermic after searchers found him on the beach about 8 miles from the village, say troopers.

Floyd J. Stuck, 48, facing numerous drugs and weapons charges after authorities seize meth, heroin, stolen guns, and more at Tok residence Tuesday.

Rep. Sam Kito III (D-Juneau) joins to for KDLG's weekly call-in show, discusses state budget woes and more.

Dillingham City School District

Find the schedule (and score updates!) for the 2016 Battle of the Bay Tournament here. Action gets underway Thursday Feb. 4 and runs through Saturday Feb. 6.

Molly Dischner/KDLG

For 40 years, someone from Bristol Bay has sat on the state Board of Fisheries. Next fall, that might not be the case.