Tag Archives: Louise stutes

Legislature Confirms Board of Fisheries Appointees

Screen capture of Les Gara during joint session on Gavel to Gavel. Courtesy of 360 North Kayla Desroches/KMXT The state legislature confirmed the appointment of three members to the Board of Fisheries Tuesday at its joint session. Board Chair John Jensen of Petersburg and member Reed Morisky of Fairbanks will both return to their seats, while former member Frederick “Fritz” ... Read More »

Bill to Offer Protection to Salmon Habitats Through Stricter Permitting Process

Valerie Brown (lerft) and Melanie Brown speak to audience at ComFish. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT A bill introduced earlier this week could strengthen the legal protection for salmon habitats in Alaska through a reformation of the permitting process. Representatives from the Stand for Salmon coalition, which is working toward better legal guardianship of natural resources, spoke at ComFish yesterday. Salmon ... Read More »

Details on Relief Funds for Pink Salmon Disaster Declaration Still Foggy

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The pink salmon season in the Gulf of Alaska was recently declared a fishery disaster, and Representative Louise Stutes stood behind the declaration when local governments were writing to Governor Bill Walker to send it through to the federal government. The declaration puts communities in line to receive relief funds, but congress needs to approve the granting process, ... Read More »

State Certifies General Election Results

The State of Alaska has made the November 8th General Election results official. The certification Wednesday did not change the results in any of the races Kodiak residents voted on. Representative Louise Stutes is still returning to Juneau, even though her strongest challenger, Duncan Fields picked up six more votes since last week. The final vote totals for local races: ... Read More »

Rep. Stutes to Serve as Whip in New Bipartisan House Majority


Kodiak District 32 incumbent Representative Louise Stutes, a Republican, will once again serve in the House Legislative Majority when she returns to Juneau in January. But it will be a very different Majority than the one that adjourned last session. Out is long-time Republican House Speaker Mike Chenault of Nikiski, and in his place will be installed Representative Bryce Edgmon ... Read More »

Local Election Results Are In

A future voter seems just a little distracted as mom fills her ballot Tuesday afternoon at the Mission Precinct polling place at Bayside Fire Hall. Voting was brisk, with nearly 1,000 ballots cast by early afternoon. Jay Barrett/KMXT photo Kayla Desroches and Jay Barrett/KMXT It is a close race for House District 32, which covers Kodiak, south Kachemak Bay, Cordova ... Read More »

Campaign Spending Just a Blip in District 32

Like almost everything, the cost of political campaigns are skyrocketing, with billions of dollars being spent in nationwide races. But here in Alaska House District 32, the total amount raised, much less spent, by all the candidates combined probably couldn’t buy a minute of national prime time TV advertising. Representative Louise Stutes, the incumbent Republican, has raised a total of ... Read More »

Voices from the Audience: State House Debate

Audience at debate. Candidates in background (left to right) Duncan Fields, Louise Stutes, Brent Watkins. Photo by Kayla Desroches Kayla Desroches/KMXT Candidates for the Alaska House of Representatives District 32 participated in the State House Debate Tuesday night. Republican incumbent Louise Stutes, Democrat Brent Watkins, and Independent Duncan Fields answered questions and tried to give voters an idea of their ... Read More »

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