KNBA 90.3 FM http://knba.org en 7/25/14 KNBA News - U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, seek resources to meet needs as the Arctic changes http://knba.org/post/72514-knba-news-us-navy-coast-guard-seek-resources-meet-needs-arctic-changes <p>Members of the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure committee heard about&nbsp;growing maritime&nbsp;traffic in Arctic waters and the need for a heavy ice breaker for search and rescue, oil spill response, and law enforcement services.&nbsp;&nbsp;The U.S. Coast Guard said fiscal constraints don't allow it to build an ice breaker. The Navy testified ice breaking is outside its areas of responsibility. Despite USCG studies to the contrary, Alaska Rep. Don Young said he thinks leasing an ice breaker from the private sector could be done cost effectively. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:27:51 +0000 Joaqlin Estus 13870 at http://knba.org 7/24/14 KNBA News - Residents push for consistent gas prices from Enstar after a 50% price jump http://knba.org/post/72414-knba-news-residents-push-consistent-gas-prices-enstar-after-50-price-jump <p>As KSKA's Ann Hillman reports, about 90 people attended a Regulatory Commission of Alaska meeting to ask it to reconsider its decision to approve&nbsp;Enstar's request for a&nbsp;50% price increase for natural gas.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:42:36 +0000 Joaqlin Estus 13825 at http://knba.org 7/23/14 KNBA News - Group wants advance notice of EPA actions affecting the proposed Pebble Mine http://knba.org/post/72314-knba-news-group-wants-advance-notice-epa-actions-affecting-proposed-pebble-mine <p>In a lawsuit alleging the Environmental Protection Agency overstepped its authority in erecting roadblocks to the&nbsp;Pebble Mine, the group behind the&nbsp;mine has requested advance notice of EPA&nbsp; actions affecting the mine.</p><p>Alaska has set a record in&nbsp;the number of tourists visiting Alaska in the year beginning May 1, 2013.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:06:56 +0000 Joaqlin Estus 13824 at http://knba.org 7/22/14 KNBA News - Companies apply for LNG pipeline permit http://knba.org/post/72214-knba-news-companies-apply-lng-pipeline-permit <p>Companies have applied for an export license from the U.S. Department of Energy, proposing to move up to 20 million meteric tons of LNG from Alaska for 30 years.</p><p>The Trans-Alaska Pipeline has moved 17-billion barrels of oil since its start 37 years ago.</p><p>U.S. Secretary of the Department of Labor Tom Perez visited Alaska, praising job training partnerships, while promoting the idea of a higher minimum wage.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:35:57 +0000 Joaqlin Estus 13721 at http://knba.org 7/21/14 KNBA News - Alaska's highest court rules in favor of tribal court in jurisdictional case http://knba.org/post/72114-knba-news-alaskas-highest-court-rules-favor-tribal-court-jurisdictional-case <p>As APRN's Lori Townsend reports, the Alaska Supreme Court issued a ruling Friday (July 18, 2014) in a long-running tribal court jurisdiction case. The case stems from a Minto tribal court decision that terminated parental rights. The father, Edward Parks, was not a Minto tribal member, so he claimed the court did not have authority over him. Also, he&nbsp;said, the tribal court did not allow his attorney to make an oral presentation of his argument. He tried to take the case to state court and bypass the tribal appeal process.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:15:28 +0000 Joaqlin Estus 13693 at http://knba.org