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Krysti Shallenberger, Alaska’s Energy Desk

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Krysti Shallenberger reports on climate, energy and natural resources development for KYUK. She travels to Alaska by way of Washington D.C., where she was an editor at Utility Dive, a trade publication, and a reporting fellow at E&E News. Krysti also reported in Wyoming, Montana and Alabama. She holds a master's in journalism from the University of Montana, focusing on natural resource and environmental issues.

Katie Basile / KYUK

If passed, the Top-Four Ranked-Choice Voting and Campaign Finance Laws Initiative, or Ballot Measure 2, would change the way that Alaskans vote in both the primary and general elections. It would do away with Alaska's current partisan primary, allowing Alaskans to vote for any candidate in the primary, regardless of party affiliation. 

In the upcoming general election in November, Alaskans will vote on two ballot measures. One of these is the Top-Four Ranked-Choice Voting and Campaign Finance Laws Initiative, also known as Ballot Measure 2, and we’ll hear from people on both sides of the measure. We’ve already talked to the supporters, so today we’re talking with Brett Huber with the group Defend Alaska Elections, which opposes Ballot Measure 2.


In the upcoming general election, Alaskans will vote on two ballot measures. One of these is called the Top-Four Ranked-Choice Voting and Campaign Finance Laws Initiative, also known as Ballot Measure 2, and we’ll hear from people on both sides of the measure. First we’ll start with the supporters Robert Dillon, who’s with the group Alaskans for Better Elections, and Joy Huntington, who’s Koyukon Athabscan and the founder and president of Uqaqti Consulting. Huntington is also a consultant for the campaign.


Bill Roth / ADN

Alaska's Ballot Measure 1 would change the state’s oil taxes to increase the amount that oil companies pay, and reduce the deductions that they can take, among other things. Opponents say that it will hurt the industry and that’s not good for Alaska. Chantal Walsh is the campaign manager for One Alaska, a group opposing the measure. 

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation is offering free flu shots October 3rd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the YKHC Administrative Building Parking Lot.
Dean Swope/KYUK

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation is offering free flu shots across the region this Saturday, Oct. 3.

Yukon summer chum salmon with a radiotag.
ADF&G

Mushers on the Yukon River are struggling to feed their dogs because of weak king and chum salmon runs this year.

KYUK Staff

Yute Commuter Service is suing its former business manager for allegedly embezzling company funds to pay for personal expenses, pay raises, and bonuses. 

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