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Alaska halts Native voter language assistance


The state of Alaska has halted a Native voter language assistance program because it hasn't been approved by the federal government.

The Division of Elections says it will still help Native voters at the polls next week. But other initiatives weren't pre-cleared by the Department of Justice for unexplained reasons.

About 16 percent of the state population is Native. A federal judge recently ordered the state to provide more assistance to Yup'ik speaking voters.

Get the Story:
Department of Justice slows Native-language voting help (The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner 10/27)

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