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Freshman swims against political current

Interior Alaska sent a new face and a unique voice to this year's Legislature. Rep. Woodie Salmon is a pilot from the Gwich'in Athabascan tribe near Chlakyitsik, population 83. The bushy-haired Democratic freshman spent...
Seekins trails in Senate race

...that are largely overshadowed by a heated three-way pull for the governor's seat. In northwest Alaska, Rep. Woodie Salmon, a one-term Democrat from Beaver, was challenged by former Rep. Carl Morgan, a Republican from Aniak.
Doll, Wanamaker race may become even tighter will not disappear," he said. The second-closest race in the Nov. 7 election was between incumbent Democrat Woodie Salmon of Beaver and former Rep. Carl Morgan. Salmon now holds a 123-vote lead. Pat Forgey can be reached at patrick...
Alaska editorial: State should take closer look at future of its ferry system

...ferry advisory commission. Maybe in the next legislative session there will be new money to finance an impartial and accurate review of the system. Maybe it will even include a ferry system for the Yukon that Rep. Woodie Salmon is pushing.
Legislators start session

...Sen. Gene Therriault, R-North Pole. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, will serve as majority leader. Rep.-elect Woodie Salmon, D-Beaver, was still looking for staff on Friday and moving in equipment to his first floor office. Salmon represents...
Photo: Legislative welcome

Left to right, Michael Vigil of Chenega Bay, Rep. Woodie Salmon, D-Beaver, and Nancy Barnes of Rep. Albert Kookesh's office, mingle during the Community Legislative Welcome Reception...
Tax legislation would boost revenue for fishing towns will lose from our program but not how much it will gain from (the Revenue Department)," Rolfzen said. Rep. Woodie Salmon, D-Beaver, who serves on the committee, said he thinks raw fish tax revenue shouldn't be targeted at fishing...
House OKs ANWR resolution; Kerttula, 3 other Dems vote no

...development. The resolution passed on a 26-4 vote. Four Democratic lawmakers - Reps. Beth Kerttula of Juneau, Woodie Salmon of Beaver, and Sharon Cissna and Les Gara of Anchorage - opposed the resolution. Ten other House members were absent...
Lawmakers OK funds for division after last election empties its coffers

...Leman's role in the process as the reason. "There's a $250,000 mistake by the lieutenant governor," said Rep. Woodie Salmon, D-Beaver. "I don't think we should be paying for something like that." Democratic Rep. Harry Crawford of...
House passes $70M boost to education

...The resolution passed the House after an attempt to return the language about the Gwich'in failed, 20-17. Rep. Woodie Salmon, D-Beaver, voted against the resolution, and asked lawmakers to look at the effects on the fishing industry in...


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