ak http://knba.org en 4/17/14 KNBA News - Federal Subsistence Board votes to change rural determination process http://knba.org/post/41714-knba-news-federal-subsistence-board-votes-change-rural-determination-process-0 <p>The Federal Subsistence Board has voted to change the process it uses to determine if a community is rural and eligible for subsistence priority. At issue is the question of who gets to fish and hunt when there's a resource shortage.</p><p>The Legislature adopted a bill that would allow Village Public Safety Officers to carry firearms in the line of duty.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:06:11 +0000 Joaqlin Estus 10167 at http://knba.org 4/17/14 KNBA News - Federal Subsistence Board votes to change rural determination process http://knba.org/post/41714-knba-news-federal-subsistence-board-votes-change-rural-determination-process <p>The Federal Subsistence Board has voted to change the process it uses to determine if a community is rural and eligible for subsistence priority. At issue is the question of who gets to fish and hunt when there's a resource shortage.</p><p>The Legislature adopted a bill that would allow Village Public Safety Officers to carry firearms in the line of duty.</p><p>The state House of Representatives has adopted a bill to make Alaska's 20 Alaska Native languages official state languages; it now goes to the Senate.</p><p></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:06:07 +0000 Joaqlin Estus 10166 at http://knba.org 4/16/14 KNBA News - Federal Subsistence Board hears ideas for changing rural status http://knba.org/post/41614-knba-news-federal-subsistence-board-hears-ideas-changing-rural-status <p>Second of two newscasts for Wed. 4/16/14: Subsistence users give the Federal Subsistence Board&nbsp;several ideas for changes as it reviews&nbsp;its process for deciding the rural/non-rural status of communities for subsistence priorities.</p><p>Gov. Sean Parnell's proposal for paying $3 billion toward state employees retirement debt is moving forward in the Legislature.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:04:02 +0000 Joaqlin Estus 10124 at http://knba.org 4/16/14 KNBA News - State takes Federal Subsistence Board to task http://knba.org/post/41614-knba-news-state-takes-federal-subsistence-board-task <p>One of two newscasts for Wed. 4/16/14: The state of Alaska harshly criticized the Federal Subsistence Board&nbsp;for cutting state fish and game subsistence management funds, not adopting its policy of manipulating habitat and reducing predator numbers, and for not giving it due deference.</p><p>Gov. Sean Parnell's proposal to pay down the public employees' retirement debt by $3 billion is moving forward in the Legislature.</p><p></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:52:13 +0000 Joaqlin Estus 10123 at http://knba.org 4/15/14 KNBA News - A hate group announces plans to picket the Alaska Native Heritage Center http://knba.org/post/41514-knba-news-hate-group-announces-plans-picket-alaska-native-heritage-center <p>The Westboro Baptist Church of Kansas, which is on the Southern Poverty Law Center's list of hate groups, says it will picket an Anchorage Native&nbsp;cultural center for making a religion of "pagan idolatrous practices."</p><p>Volunteers offer free assistance in filling out income tax returns.</p><p>The Legislature declares Nov. 14 "Walter Soboleff Day," to honor a Tlingit elder.</p><p>The Federal Subsistence Board&nbsp;takes up the rural determination process, and&nbsp;dozens of&nbsp;fish and wildlife management proposals across the state.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 07:19:48 +0000 Joaqlin Estus 10083 at http://knba.org