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KNBA Morning Newscasts
1:44 am
Fri April 22, 2011

4/22/11 8:30 a.m. Newscast - Alaska Senate majority offers compromise on capital budget; a conference on youth violence, bullying and suicide is underway in Anchorage

Anchorage, AK – The Senate Majority has offered a compromise proposal, dropping a requirement that oil has to reach $150 a barrell to trigger $100 million in capital projects. They want the Alaska Energy Authority to decide which energy projects to go forward, though, instead of the Governor.
About 170 people repesenting 49 communities from across the country are meeting to learn ways to use cultural traditions to prevent youth violence, bullying, and suicide.

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KNBA Morning Newscasts
6:56 pm
Thu April 21, 2011

4/21/11 8:30 a.m. Newscast - National Indian Child Welfare Assoc. conference wraps up; Gwitchin Athabascan Jessica Black conducts research on effects of rural migration to urban Alaska

Anchorage, AK – The 1978 Indian Child Welfare Act was passed to reduce the number of Indian children raised out of home, but Alaska is among top five states with disproportionate numbers. FBI's investigation of Rep. Don Young over links to two VECO officials convicted of bribery is over, but a watchdog organization is suing to see the results.

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KNBA Morning Newscasts
12:57 am
Thu April 21, 2011

4/21/11 7:30 a.m. Newscast - National Indian Child Welfare Association conference ends; A Washington, DC watchdog group sues to get FBI files on Alaska Rep. Don Young

Anchorage, AK – The 29th National Indian Child Welfare Association drew 900 people - the most ever - at an Anchorage conference. The disproportionate number of Alaska Native children in protective custody is an issue. Sixty percent of children in custody are Native, although Natives make up only 17 percent of the population. A Washington, DC, watchdog group has sued to obtain FBI files on its investigation of Alaska Rep. Don Young.

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KNBA Morning Newscasts
12:45 am
Wed April 20, 2011

4//20/11 Newscast - Governor and Legislators blame each other for impasse; A film depicts the sexual abuse by Catholic clergy of Yup'ik children in western Alaska; Rural Alaska may suffer if the Denali Commission has to return $15 million

Anchorage, AK – Legislators say it isn't helping that Governor Sean Parnell sent them a letter saying the Senate is at fault for an impasse over budgets. A PBS Frontline documentary "The Silence" depicts widespread sexual abuse of Yup'ik children in western Alaska. The Denali Commission, which proives utilities, incrastructure and economoic support to rural villages, may lose $15 million.

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KNBA Morning Newscasts
1:42 am
Tue April 19, 2011

4/19/11 Newscast - Roadblocks still remain for Legislature; Fake pot outlawed; Senator Mark Begich wants a federal oil and gas development coordinator; Southcentral Foundation is holding a groundbreaking

Anchorage, AK – The Legislature has started its special session. However, the capital budget still includes language that bundles projects in such a way that if one gets vetoed, the rest go down -- tactics the House and Governor don't like, but the Senate wants. Fake pot will be illegal starting this summer. Senator Mark Begich wants a federal position created to facilitate oil and gas development in Alaska. A tribal health organization is holding a groundbreaking ceremony for a health center in Wasilla.

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