New Program Schedule on KNBA

KNBA Brings New Programming to 90.3fm in 2016 KNBA is looking forward to begin a new program schedule in February 7, 2016! While we say goodbye to some long-time favorite shows, we’re adding new programming which will bring more music and Native voices for the KNBA audience. Before making decisions, KNBA has listened to our Community Advisory Board and KNBA members who have participated in a National focus group surveying favorite styles of music and programming. We've relied on this feedbac...
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Former Healy Lake chief, administrator sentenced for taking federal, tribal funds

JoAnn Poulston, of Fairbanks, was sentenced last week to three years probation, including 90 days of home confinement. She’s also to cooperate with the Healy Lake Tribe to pay back $102,869 to the tribe and $4,577 to the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA).


APD Hiring Alaska Police Officers with Additional Incentives

Anchorage Police Chief Chris Tolley is pleased to announce that the Anchorage Police Department is now hiring law enforcement officers in the state of Alaska who are currently certified with the Alaska Police Standards Council (APSC).

The lateral hires will not be going through a traditional five-month long APD Police Academy. Instead, lateral hires will attend a two-week orientation scheduled to begin Monday, May 23, 2016 followed by field training with an experienced APD Patrol Officer.

Feb. 8, 2016

Honesty about our history important to healing racial divisions

By Joaqlin Estus, KNBA – Anchorage

The First Alaskans Institute hosted a conference last week on racial equity. Keynote speakers gave presentations then people in groups of six to ten discussed questions prompted by the talks.

Feb. 4, 2015

Alaska Airlines apologizes and pulls “Our Eskimo” term from ad campaign

By Daysha Eaton, KBBI – Homer

Alaskans to comment on directing Permanent Fund earnings to budget rather than, in part, to dividends

By Andrew Kitchenman, APRN State Government and Politics Reporter - Juneau

Alaskans get their first chance tonight (Thursday) to tell legislators what they think of the centerpiece of Gov. Bill Walker's fiscal plan for the state.

The Senate State Affairs Committee will begin hearing public testimony at 5:30 p.m. on Senate Bill 128, which would direct $3.3 billion annually in Alaska Permanent Fund earnings and other state funds to the state budget.

Alaska not affected by this round of layoffs

Associated Press

British Petroleum announced yesterday it is laying off 3,000 positions from its worldwide marketing and refining operations. That comes on top of 4-thousands layoffs BP announced last month in its global production and exploration units. However, a spokesperson says this round of cuts will not affect Alaska. BP does expect to cut about 260 jobs in Alaska this year. 


Feb. 2, 2016

A Commission set up by the Alaska Legislature in 2014 has issued a report on Alaska's corrections and judicial systems -- which the report said cost a lot but don't do enough to improve public safety. Commission members presented the findings and recommendations to the House Finance Committee last week [Jan. 25].

Alaska Criminal Justice Commission chair Greg Razo told legislators Alaska is expected to run short of prison beds next year.

Anchorage police have located armed robbery victim

Feb 1, 2016

Anchorge Police Department Bulletin

Friday, Jan. 29, 2016

Police have located woman who was robbed of her purse at gunpoint at Sams Club Muldoon. Suspects in custody.

Anchorage Police Department bulletin - Friday, Jan. 29, 2016

Anchorage police are looking for additional information on the victims whose bodies were discovered near Point Woronzof Thursday morning [Jan. 28].

Police are trying to determine the relationship between 20-year-old Foriegnne Aubert-Morissette and 19-year-old Selena Annette Mullenax. It was reported to police that Foriegnne Aubert-Morissette also goes by the name “Onie.”

At 2:08 AM on Sunday, January 31, 2016, Anchorage Police responded to the area of 20th and Muldoon in reference to several callers reporting they heard multiple gunshots.  Shortly after officers arrived in the area, a local hospital called stating an adult male had walked in with a gunshot wound.

Police made contact with the injured male.  While officers were able to establish the male was connected to the Muldoon shooting, he was otherwise completely uncooperative.  After being treated for a single wound to his torso, he was taken to the Anchorage Jail on two unrelated warrants.


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