News http://knba.org en KNBA News - Gov. signs a bill restricting state Medicaid payments for abortions http://knba.org/post/knba-news-gov-signs-bill-restricting-state-medicaid-payments-abortions <p>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.</p><p>State ferry workers are considering whether to authorize a strike if negotiations with the state remain stalled.</p><p>Fishing on the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers will be restricted this season in an attempt to bring more king salmon to spawning grounds.</p><p>Megan Leary, of Bethel,&nbsp;will be competing for the title of Miss Indian World later this month in Albuquerque.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 02:20:54 +0000 Joaqlin Estus 10207 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 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