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After a summer when subsistence fishing was shut down for critical spells along both the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers, the Obama administration has agreed to experiment with managing next year’s Kuskokwim salmon runs jointly with tribal organizations.

 

Lisa Demer
The day Alaska Dispatch News published excerpts from a recording of Gov. Sean Parnell’s “town hall” with National Guard troops from which the public and media were barred, an official notified Army Guard members that “new guidance” from the Army bars soldiers from taking their smartphones and tablets to their military workplace.Richard Mauer,Jill Burke
From local leaders to the leader of the free world, speakers at the Alaska Federation of Natives convention are delivering a clear message: Vote.Lisa Demer
The Alaska Federation of Natives honored parents, elders, health advocates and others at its annual convention in Anchorage this week. Lisa Demer
More than 500 images were brought to the Alaska Federation of Natives annual convention by the Anchorage Museum, which hopes elders from across the state can identify a friend, building, landscape or relative. Megan Edge
The Alaska Court of Appeals ruled Friday that a Fairbanks judge misinterpreted the word “may” in the grand jury clause in the Alaska Constitution. It reinstated a five-count indictment against a woman charged with sexual abuse of a minor.Dermot Cole
A new app launched this week in Anchorage connects homeowners with snowplow services -- and it appears to be receiving a warmer welcome than did the ride-sharing service with which it shares some similarities.Sean Doogan
Four men accused of raping a homeless teenage girl in an Eagle River apartment in March 2013 have all pleaded guilty to felony coercion, a charge filed Wednesday during a routine status hearing that replaced the state’s original indictment.Jerzy Shedlock
Middle school students from across rural Alaska will get the chance to attend a science and technology academy in Anchorage through a $1 million, three-year grant from Alaska Airlines, the company announced Thursday at the Alaska Federation of Natives convention.Lisa Demer
Former Anchorage resident Walter Joseph Booi died at his daughter’s home in Yakima, Washington, on Oct. 24 at the age of 92. The longtime resident of Spenard survived the attack on Pearl Harbor and the sinking of his aircraft carrier and found new ways to make long-distance communication work in Alaska. More importantly, he found ways to move beyond personal trauma to stay cheerful, help others in need and forgive the most detested enemy. Mike Dunham

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