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One seafood plant will close and another will open in the near future in the Aleutians Islands.

Marie Matsuno Nash, 70, originally of Ugashik, was inducted along with 14 others to the Alaska Women's Hall of Fame during a ceremony on February 28th . Since 2009, the Alaska Women's Hall of Fame has been honoring women whose life contributions have helped shape the state through its history, including Elizabeth Peratrovich, Mary Louise Rasmuson, Sarah Palin, Lisa Murkowski. Nash's induction was a recognition of her achievements advocating for human rights during more than four decades working around state and federal government. 

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A new forecast anticipates that construction spending this year will be up about 8-percent compared to last year.

Lawmakers on both side of the isle used their press conferences this week to discuss the pro's and con's of the current 90-day limit on the length of Legislative sessions in Juneau. KDLG's Mike Mason has been following the work of the legislature and filed this report.

During their just completed Area M meeting the Alaska Board of Fisheries considered some changes to the amount of gear that fishermen can use in the Northern District of the Alaska Peninsula. One of the proposals that generated a lot of discussion sought to limit the depth of gear. KDLG's Mike Mason has the details.

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Alaska lawmakers past and present have been celebrating the long history of the Alaska Legislature for the last few days. On the last day of the celebration many of those lawmakers discussed the Legislatures accomplishments and failures. KDLG's Mike Mason listened in and filed this report.

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The Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad released a report detailing their activity for the month of February.

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The Bristol Bay Borough has a new manager at the helm, and a list of projects on the schedule for this year's construction season. 

    

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The Western Alaska Alcohol and Narcotics Team intercepted a shipment of oxycodone pills destined for Dillingham late last week. The 100 pills seized carry a local street value of about $20,000.  Jose and Jerilyn Sanchez have been arrested; authorities say the couple was targeting the Beaver Round-Up festivities to distribute the dangerous narcotics.  KDLG's Dave Bendinger reports.

Every year the issue of education funding is one of the most talked about topics in the Alaska Legislature. As KDLG's Mike Mason reports... this year is no exception.

Icicle’s Adak Plant To Take Summer Hiatus

Mar 5, 2013

Icicle Seafoods’ Adak plant won’t be processing fish this summer.

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U.S. Senator Mark Begich took to the floor of the Alaska Legislature Monday to give his annual speech to lawmakers. He outlined his solutions to the ongoing budget crisis and called on Alaska's Senators and Representatives to support the state's public education system. KDLG's Mike Mason listened in and filed this report.

Support Your Local Village Dog Sled Race

Mar 4, 2013

Sled dog races are held annually in small villages across the state. In the Bristol Bay region there are annual races in places like New Stuyahok and Koliaganek but the most prestigious race is held in Dillingham.      KDLG's Mike Mason covered this year's race and filed this story.

Alaska’s Izembek National Wildlife Refuge is a 315,000-acre stretch of eelgrass and tundra pockmarked with lakes and lagoons, a site where the geese called Pacific black brants stop off to feed before they begin their journey to wintering grounds in Mexico. But the fate of this remote wilderness area has become a critical bargaining chip in an inside-the-Beltway battle, with Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) threatening to block Sally Jewell’s nomination as interior secretary unless the Obama administration agrees to put a road through it.

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The Iditarod may be the most closely watched sled dog race on earth but in the Bristol Bay region the most prestigious race is the annual "Western Alaska Sled Dog Championship" that was held over the weekend. KDLG's Mike Mason called the race and filed this report.

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