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Gas tops $5 a gallon in some rural villages

...deliver fuel in 55-gallon drums, landing on airstrips too short for bigger planes. The cost may force subsistence hunters and fishermen to pare back their trips. Electric bills will rise because most power comes from diesel generators. And...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052004/sta_fuelprices.shtml
News
Knowles meets with Katie John

...1999 after an earlier state Supreme Court ruling making it unconstitutional to give a preference to rural subsistence hunters and fishermen in times of shortage. Natives make up about 51 percent of rural Alaskans. Knowles flew from Fairbanks to...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072201/sta_KatieJohn.shtml
News
Scientists predict future radiation danger at Amchitka site

...uninhabited, but has supported military installations since the testing program ended and is occasionally used by subsistence hunters and fishermen. The researchers do not know when the seeping will begin and have found subsistence foods and fish harvested...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080305/sta_20050803027.shtml
News
Federal court vacates drilling decision

...Ocean without a full review of its effect on whales and subsistence way of life for people in the region. Subsistence hunters and fishermen said birds and animals could be affected by industrial activity and the marine operations needed to support...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030909/sta_407044098.shtml
Knowles names 5 to Board of Game

...governor's office said. Also appointed were Rod Hardy, a big game guide from Wasilla, and Tim Towarak, a subsistence hunter and fisherman from Unalakleet who is president of the Bering Straits Native Corp. They join current board members Julie...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072402/sta_leggameboard.shtml
News
My Turn: Preserve Berners Bay's true value

...many other species, most notably salmon. Berners Bay is important to our community in many ways. Used by subsistence hunters and fishermen, commercial fishermen, tour operators, weekend picnickers, and teachers explaining the wonders of Southeast...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122204/opi_20041222016.shtml
Opinion
Alaska residents fear fallout from polar bear decision

...the state. But North Slope Borough Mayor Edward S. Itta fears the effects of the listing will be felt by subsistence hunters and fishermen. "The problem is that polar bears are not endangered by human activity in the Arctic, and the ESA listing...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051908/sta_280576622.shtml
Court orders review of Beaufort drilling plan

...environmental groups said the agency did not provide adequate time for public comment on its environmental review. Subsistence hunters and fishermen said birds and animals could be affected by industrial activity. Bowhead whales, for example, could be...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112108/sta_358417435.shtml
Juneau Empire Online Local News: State and local briefs 7/10/98

...laws in court instead of pushing for an amendment to the state constitution allowing a priority for rural subsistence hunters and fishermen. Last week, Knowles called the Legislature back to Juneau on July 20 for a second special session on subsistence...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071098/lbriefs.html
Juneau Empire Online Archive Local News: State and local briefs 2/23/98

...of the House Resources Committee, offered the bill Saturday as an alternative to the rural preference for subsistence hunters and fishermen currently guaranteed by federal law. Alaska's rural preference was struck down by the state Supreme Court...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022398/lbriefs.html

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