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9:28 pm
Sun December 7, 2014

12/8/14 - Alaska Natives and Climate Change: Lack of sea ice exposes Kivalina to fierce storms

Kivalina, Alaska

Climate change and Alaska Natives:

Shores bare of sea ice expose Kivalina to fierce fall storms

By Joaqlin Estus

Here’s the first in a series of stories on climate change and Alaska Natives. We’ll start by hearing about impacts to Kivalina, an Inupiaq village of about 400 people founded by missionaries in 1905 and located 80 miles northwest of Kotzebue.

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Local News
7:16 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

12/5/14 - Walker's nominee for Attorney General will look at same-sex marriage law, National Guard

Gov. Bill Walker's pick for Attorney General says he will review litigation over same-sex marriage strictly on is constitutionality. He says he will also review National Guard matters to ensure misbehavior was prosecuted, and former Governor Sean Parnell shared public records diligently.

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KNBA News
1:46 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Climate Change & Alaska Natives 2014

Approaching Kivalina, Alaska
Photo by Joaqlin Estus KNBA

KNBA presents a radio series: Climate Change and Alaska Natives, broadcast December 8-12, 2014 during KNBA Morning News at 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. The five-part series builds on our past climate change coverage.  

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The focus of the series is on the effects of climate change on Alaska Native homelands, and the traditional practice of gathering and sharing food from the land and sea. 

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Local News
10:22 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

12/4/14 - Oil royalty relief; Sealaska land bill; Toksook Bay teen wins 10k followers

The Governor Bill Walker Administration and Legislators are considering royalty relief for oil development company Caelus Energy Alaska, which is taking on the tough-to-develop Nuna project.

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U.S. Lisa Murkowksi gets land claims bill for Southeast Alaska  regional Native corporation Sealaska attached to a federal defense authorization bill.

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Sixteen-year-old Byron Nicholai, creator of "I sing; You Dance," wins 10,000 Facebook followers singing unique Yup'ik songs.

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Local News
9:46 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

12/4/14 - Royal relief for oil company; Sealaska land bill; Seal, Walrus gut rain coats

 

Gov. Bill Walker's administration is reviewing a proposal to offer temporary royalty relief to an oil development company. Supporters say the move could cost the state more than $40 million but bring in a billion dollars plus over the life of the planned project.

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