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6:41 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

11/26/14 - Judge rules mandated education funding from boroughs, 1st class cities unconstitutional

Judge's ruling will shift education costs to state

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Local News
11:52 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

11/25/14 - Federal judge temporarily halts EPA process to restrict or prohibit proposed Pebble Mine

U.S. District Court Judge H. Russel Holland Monday put a temporary hold on the EPA's 404(c) process on the Pebble Mine, a process that allows EPA to restrict or prohibit projects that could have adverse effects on fishery areas. EPA's February decision to initiate the process was based on a Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment it completed in January.

The Pebble Limited Partnership contends that while EPA was developing that assessment, it violated the Federal Advisory Committee Act, which ensures advisory committees are objective and accessible to the public.

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Local News
5:19 am
Mon November 24, 2014

11/24/14 - Walker-Mallott transition teams hear about looming fiscal crisis

Teams buoyed by hope, sense of new beginnings despite state's finances

This weekend, Walker-Mallott transition teams met at the University of Alaska Anchorage campus. Some 230 Alaskans were grouped by topics such as oil and gas, education, fisheries, fiscal policy and health care. Their task was to work toward consensus on goals, priorities, and recommended actions for incoming Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov.-elect Byron Mallott.

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Slice of Alaska
2:51 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Elders & Youth Conference - KNBA Media Summit

Youth recording each other
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KNBA recently held a  Media Summit at the 2014 Elders & Youth Conference. We provided voice recorders to various Youth & Elders and while in groups of 3 or more, they were provided several questions to ask each other. Here are some of the responses:

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Local News
1:41 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

11/21/14 - Alaska Supreme Court, at a high school, hears state challenge of tribal courts

The Alaska Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday in a tribal court authority dispute that affects the protection of Native children. A lower court judge had ruled that the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska has the authority to resolve child welfare cases, and the state must recognize tribal court orders in those cases. The state appealed.

As part of its "Supreme Court Live" initiative, the Alaska Supreme Court heard arguments in the case at the Ketchikan High School auditorium, in front of some 800 students, teachers, and members of the public.

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