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On the Budget: A KNOM Interview with Gov. Dunleavy

Governor Dunleavy greets residents inside the Noorvik gymnasium.

Governor Mike Dunleavy and members of his administration, including the Directors of the Department of Revenue and the Office of Management and Budget, spoke with KNOM prior to the public forum on Wednesday. Dunleavy’s approach to the budget, its potential impact on programs in Western Alaska, and the governor’s proposed constitutional amendments were some of the topics discussed.

In Nome Forum, Dunleavy Draws Ire on Budget Cuts; Meeting Changes Format, With Citizens Eager for Discussion

Man holding cardboard protest signs outside Nome community hall

Gov. Mike Dunleavy was in Nome on Wednesday to discuss his budget presentation in a public forum at Old St. Joe’s meeting hall. The broad cuts outlined in the governor’s proposal — as well as the involvement of the conservative political advocacy group Americans For Prosperity in sponsoring the event — drew ire from more than one hundred protesters outside the venue. Inside, an unexpected format change allowed citizens to attend without registration and, eventually, to ask questions spontaneously.

Charges Dropped Against Woman Who Confronted Dunleavy at Nome Airport

Green marble and stone building with heavy metal doors

Brenda Evak addressed the public yesterday afternoon prior to her scheduled appearance at the Nome courthouse. Evak was arrested at the Nome airport on Wednesday on allegations of disorderly conduct in her confrontation with Governor Mike Dunleavy. Ultimately, the charges against her were dropped, as Nome’s District Attorney John Earthman decided not to pursue the case.