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Alaska to get $20.8 million in fish disaster funds

23523_354387901211_7651997_aAlaska communities will receive $20.8 million in aid for the disaster declarations on the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers and in Cook Inlet. The designations came in 2012, although it included 2010, 2011 and 2012 on the Yukon and 2011 and 2012 for the Kuskokwim. Congress included $75 million for fisheries disasters throughout the country, including New England, Alaska, and Lousiana, in its most recent appropriations bill. Read more here 13:27

Alaska’s congressional delegation has been churning out press releases to trumpet Alaska-bound funds in the trillion-dollar spending bill

Alaska’s congressional delegation had been pressing for $150 million in fish disaster funds. Among the other projects they’re highlighting in the spending bill: More than $100 million for construction of aviation buildings at Fort Wainwright and $82 million for a building at Fort Greely. The bill includes $10 million for the Denali Commission. Read [email protected]  09:03