Alaska announces several public hearings statewide on Stand for Salmon measure

The state will hold public hearings across Alaska on the controversial Stand for Salmon ballot measure that, depending on who you ask, will either protect salmon or hurt the state’s economy.

The measure goes before voters on Nov. 6.

State law requires public meetings on the topic, according to a press release from the governor’s office on Wednesday. Each hearing will last two hours, and comments will be limited to two minutes per person.

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The meetings are:

In Juneau on Friday at 9 a.m., in Capitol Committee Rooms 203 and 205 of the capitol building.

In Kotzebue on Monday in Kotzebue at 1:30 p.m. in the Northwest Arctic Borough Assembly Chambers.

In Nome on Tuesday at 1 p.m. in city council chambers.

In Anchorage on Sept. 18 at 2 p.m. in the Legislative Information Office Auditorium.

In Sitka on Sept. 21 at 10 a.m. at Harrigan Centennial Hall.

In Fairbanks on Sept. 24 at 2 p.m. in the Legislative Information Office.

In Bethel on Sept. 25 at 2 p.m. at the Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center.

In Dillingham on Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. at the Bristol Bay Campus.

A statewide teleconference hearing will also be held on Oct. 13 at 1 p.m., with testimony taken by phone only.

Only in-person testimony will be allowed during meetings in communities. But those meetings can be followed online at, or by phone at (844) 586-9085.

By Alex DeMarban
First Published in ADN>>

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