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6:20 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

KNBA News - Gov. signs a bill restricting state Medicaid payments for abortions

Gov. Sean Parnell has signed a bill that says the state will not pay for elective abortions, only for those that are "medically necessary," a term that doesn't include mental health.

State ferry workers are considering whether to authorize a strike if negotiations with the state remain stalled.

Fishing on the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers will be restricted this season in an attempt to bring more king salmon to spawning grounds.

Megan Leary, of Bethel, will be competing for the title of Miss Indian World later this month in Albuquerque.

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1:06 am
Thu April 17, 2014

4/17/14 KNBA News - Federal Subsistence Board votes to change rural determination process

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.

The Legislature adopted a bill that would allow Village Public Safety Officers to carry firearms in the line of duty.

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Local News
1:06 am
Thu April 17, 2014

4/17/14 KNBA News - Federal Subsistence Board votes to change rural determination process

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.

The Legislature adopted a bill that would allow Village Public Safety Officers to carry firearms in the line of duty.

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.

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Local News
2:04 am
Wed April 16, 2014

4/16/14 KNBA News - Federal Subsistence Board hears ideas for changing rural status

Second of two newscasts for Wed. 4/16/14: Subsistence users give the Federal Subsistence Board several ideas for changes as it reviews its process for deciding the rural/non-rural status of communities for subsistence priorities.

Gov. Sean Parnell's proposal for paying $3 billion toward state employees retirement debt is moving forward in the Legislature.

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1:52 am
Wed April 16, 2014

4/16/14 KNBA News - State takes Federal Subsistence Board to task

One of two newscasts for Wed. 4/16/14: The state of Alaska harshly criticized the Federal Subsistence Board 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.

Gov. Sean Parnell's proposal to pay down the public employees' retirement debt by $3 billion is moving forward in the Legislature.

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