No State Aid In Sight For St. Lawrence Island Communities After Disaster Declaration

While Governor Parnell did declare an economic disaster for the communities on St. Lawrence Island due to a record low walrus harvest this spring, no immediate relief is available from state resources for struggling families. Unlike natural disasters, there is no pot of money available to assist in an economic disaster. And because of this, an organization is spearheading a fundraising effort for the two communities.

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Laureli Kinneen is a reporter at KNOM in Nome.

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