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Alaska elections officials certify salmon ballot initiative


March 22, 2018

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Division of Elections has certified a ballot initiative that aims to strengthen state law that protects salmon habitat, officials said.

The Stand for Salmon initiative could appear on the ballot for either the primary election in August or the general election in November, depending on when the state Legislature ends its session and how the state Supreme Court rules, Alaska’s Energy Desk reported.

The initiative would create a more stringent permitting process for development projects on salmon habitat in Alaska.

Yes for Salmon, the group sponsoring the...

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