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By Eva DeLappe – KNOM, Nome
Gambell and Savoonga had their lowest walrus harvest on record. That’s created a food shortage and economic crisis in the Yup’ik villages as residents are unable to pay their bills and worried for the coming winter. The region’s legislators are urging Governor Parnell to declare an economic disaster declaration for the Island to free up state money for relief.

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By Ben Mathison – KDLG, Dillingham
Lime Village residents aren’t in the clear after all. A wildfire is again bearing down on their remote village.

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By Dan Bross, KUAC

Another weak run of Yukon River King salmon is forecast for this summer. It would be the latest in a decade’s long trend of below normal returns, and as KUAC’s Dan Bross reports from Fairbanks, fishery managers are anticipating another season of harvest restrictions.

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