state of Alaska http://knba.org en 6/6/14 KNBA News - State is challenged on Native translations of election materials http://knba.org/post/6614-knba-news-state-challenged-native-translations-election-materials <p></p><p></p><p>A federal judge says the Constitutional right to vote requires the state to translate election materials into Native languages for voters lacking English proficiency. Meanwhile, U.S. Sen. Mark Begich has introduced a bill that would require the translations, and other measures he says are needed to ensure equal access to polls. The Native Voting Rights bill would also require federal pre-clearance on decisions about polling places and early voting.</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 03:19:59 +0000 Joaqlin Estus 12067 at http://knba.org 5/29/14 KNBA News - Gov. Sean Parnell signs a $12.8 billion budget for next year http://knba.org/post/52914-knba-news-gov-sean-parnell-signs-128-billion-budget-next-year-0 <p>Next year's operating and capital budgets total $12.8 billion, $400,000 less than this years, but still with a $1.4 billion dollar deficit.</p><p>A member of&nbsp;Fairbanks team that's&nbsp;been in control of the Funny River firefighting efforts describes some&nbsp;challenges and&nbsp;successes.</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 04:04:29 +0000 Joaqlin Estus 11768 at http://knba.org 5/29/14 KNBA News - Gov. Sean Parnell signs a $12.8 billion budget for next year http://knba.org/post/52914-knba-news-gov-sean-parnell-signs-128-billion-budget-next-year <p>Next year's operating and capital budgets total $12.8 billion, $400,000 less than this years, but still with a $1.4 billion dollar deficit.</p><p>A member of&nbsp;Fairbanks team that's&nbsp;been in control of the Funny River firefighting efforts describes some&nbsp;challenges and&nbsp;successes.</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 04:04:23 +0000 Joaqlin Estus 11767 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