education en Our Community - thread! <p></p><p>Danny Preston speaks with CEO of thread, Stephanie Berglund, and Senator Bill Wielechowski. The organization, thread, is a statewide childcare resource and referral network. thread&nbsp;provides services to families, including&nbsp;free childcare referrals. Save the date for an upcoming&nbsp;signature thread event, the 8th annual &nbsp;Book Party in the Park! The party is August 14th from 4 - 7 PM and&nbsp;celebrates early literacy and promotes free family fun. For more information, visit:</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 00:19:02 +0000 Danny Preston 13257 at Our Community - thread! 7/4/14 KNBA News - State says Alaska Natives turn out for elections in high numbers <p>Testifying in a voters' rights case, Division of Elections Director Gail Fenumiai says villages with sizable populations of limited English speakers beat the state's average turnout in the 2012 Presidential election. However, absentee and early ballots are not counted in turnout numbers. She was testifying in a case in which villages and elders say the state failed to provide complete translations of voting materials into Native languages. The state&nbsp;says it has met legal requirements. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 01:12:57 +0000 Joaqlin Estus 13102 at 7/4/14 KNBA News - State says Alaska Natives turn out for elections in high numbers 4/22/14 KNBA News - Legislators work to meld two versions of an education bill into one <p>A Legislative Conference Committee is going through House and Senate versions of an Omnibus Education bill to identify areas of agreement and sticking points, working toward one bill that both chambers will find acceptable.</p><p>BP announced it is selling some of its North Slope assets to Hilcorp, which has been operating in Cook Inlet.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:59:25 +0000 Joaqlin Estus 10390 at 4/22/14 KNBA News - State education bill headed to conference committee <p>The state Senate passed an Omnibus Education Bill yesterday that's headed to Conference Committee, where House and Senate members will hammer out differences between their two versions of the bill. In addition to the education bill, Legislators have the Capital budget to wrap up, and several bills to consider.</p><p>Fairbanks is celebrating Earth Day.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:28:04 +0000 Joaqlin Estus 10359 at 4/21/14 KNBA News - Legislature to continue session into 91st day <p>By law, the Legislature is allotted ninety days in session, but despite meeting into the early hours this morning, it hasn't finished its work. It's scheduled to reconvene at 1 p.m. today.</p><p>The Federal Subsistence Board has limited any available king salmon to federally qualified subsistence users in 32 Kuskokwim communities.</p><p>Alaska's unemployment rate was up a tenth of a percent in March, reaching 6.6%, just one-tenth of a percent below the national average, which has been dropping.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:34:50 +0000 Joaqlin Estus 10312 at