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SfS measure chalks win

Judge rules in favor of salmon initiative Mallott deemed unconstitutional

Superior Court Judge Mark Rindner Oct. 10 ruled the controversial Stand for Salmon ballot initiative to be constitutional, overturning a contrary decision by Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott less than a month earlier.

The proposed ballot measure would prioritize the habitat of anadromous fish - for Alaska this is primarily salmon but includes at least 36 fish species that traverse between fresh and salt wat...


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