Violence against Women en 5/23/14 KNBA News - Southcentral Alaska wildfires continue to grow <p>It's less smoky than yesterday but smoke from two Southcentral Alaska wildfires is expected to return when the wind shifts over the weekend.&nbsp; Water-scooping aircraft is being deployed today to protect Kasilof from the Funny River fire on the Kenai Peninsula, which&nbsp;has grown to 63,000 acres, and is 3.5 miles from a Kasilof subdivision. On the west side of Cook Inlet, the Tyonek fire has grown to 1,800 acres. Firefighters have completed dozer lines removing potential fuel sources around the Beluga power plant, which supplies electricity to half of Anchorage.</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 15:21:48 +0000 Joaqlin Estus 11577 at 4/3/14 KNBA News - Senate committee hears a bill to strengthen Alaska tribal courts, law enforcement <p>The Senate Indian Affairs Committee heard no opposition to a bill that would strengthen Alaska tribal courts and law enforcement, but the state of Alaska, Sen. Lisa Murkowski are likely to oppose it.</p><p>Alaska Native corporations received contaminated sites as part of their land settlement, bringing them&nbsp;expense and complications as they try to clean up, exchange, or return the sites.</p><p></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 01:38:18 +0000 Joaqlin Estus 9651 at KNBA 2/14/14 - Report calls violence against Alaska Native women, children a "national disgrace" <p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 02:58:55 +0000 Joaqlin Estus 7907 at