Nat Herz, Alaska's Energy Desk - Anchorage

For decades, the government stood between the Unangan people and the seals they subsist on. Now that’s changing.

On remote St. Paul Island, federal rules have restricted subsistence hunting for years, forcing residents to buy expensive groceries. New rules could take effect soon, but opponents worry about a declining local seal population.

Regulators: Top Dunleavy administration official can’t conceal consulting firm’s clients

Alaska regulators say Mary Ann Pruitt, Dunleavy’s contract communications director, must disclose the clients of her advertising and political consulting firm. Pruitt earns $15,417 per month working for the governor’s office, even as she remains the sole owner and president of PS Strategies.

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