Reaction to Board of Fish nominees, why felony prosecutions often get reduced, DPD has bodycams, kids learning to trap, and Winterfest has its queen.
Bristol Bay and Beyond, Feb. 5: On this week's show, Robin Samuelson offers (slightly more subdued) reaction to the Governor's Board of Fish nominees, and why he thinks Bristol Bay might keep a seat yet. "I've never talked that strongly to a Governor before in my life, and I let him know how displeased we are. He didn't call Senator Hoffman, he didn't call Bryce Edgmon, he didn't call anyone in Bristol Bay," Samuelson said, fresh back from face-to-face time with Gov. Walker in Juneau. On a local social media forum this week there was a lot of discussion on how criminal cases are prosecuted, including the common method of temporarily reducing felony charges to misdemeanors. Defense attorney Chris Lesch joins to explain why that happens. "You cannot be held in jail for more than ten days on a felony complaint, unless your case is taken to the grand jury," he said. Plus, police officers in Dillingham are now all equipped with body cameras, youth are out trapping fur bearing animals, and Winterfest has its queen. "I knew I had been nominated, but I did not know that I had been selected, so it was a suprise," said Heidi Steinberg Friday morning.
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