alaska http://knba.org en 4/22/14 KNBA News - Legislators work to meld two versions of an education bill into one http://knba.org/post/42214-knba-news-legislators-work-meld-two-versions-education-bill-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 http://knba.org 4/22/14 KNBA News - State education bill headed to conference committee http://knba.org/post/42214-knba-news-state-education-bill-headed-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 http://knba.org 4/21/14 KNBA News - Legislature to continue session into 91st day http://knba.org/post/42114-knba-news-legislature-continue-session-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 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-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