Local First News (News of the North)

The seafood industry is grappling with global challenges, prompting calls for updated fisheries policies. Climate change and overfishing by foreign trawlers are straining Alaskan fishers, prompting Representative Mary Peltola to introduce the FISH Act aimed at bolstering resilience.

Next, disappointment over budget vetoes affecting the Alaska Long Trail network. Governor Mike Dunleavy's cuts reduced funding for trail projects, leaving enthusiasts and advocates like Steve Cleary of Alaska Trails concerned about the impact on outdoor recreation.

In Juneau, a proposed ballot measure could restrict large cruise ships from operating on peak tourist days like Saturdays and the Fourth of July, aiming to manage tourist influx during high season.

As Independence Day approaches, a reminder about firework safety in Juneau. Specific guidelines and designated hours aim to ensure a safe celebration while respecting local regulations.

Moving on, the Riley Fire near Denali National Park has led to temporary closures and evacuations, impacting peak visitor season.
Meanwhile, a coalition challenges new environmental protections in Alaska's National Petroleum Reserve, claiming flawed processes and conservation impacts.

In environmental news, Alaska's Juneau Icefield is melting at an accelerated rate, with significant implications for local glaciers and global climate trends.

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