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7:34 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

4/4/14 KNBA News - Controversial permitting bill dies in Alaska Senate Resources committee

Depending on who you ask, HB77 would have streamlined state permitting of development projects, or unacceptably limited public participation in resource management decision-making. Due to controversy over those differing views, the bill is dead.

Royal Dutch Shell didn't fully consider the risk of towing an unpropelled drill rig through the Gulf of Alaska during a winter storm, according to a Coast Guard investigation into the grounding of Shell's Kulluk rig on New Year's Eve in 2012.

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Local News
5:38 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

4/3/14 KNBA News - Senate committee hears a bill to strengthen Alaska tribal courts, law enforcement

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee heard no opposition to a bill that would strengthen Alaska tribal courts and law enforcement, but the state of Alaska, Sen. Lisa Murkowski are likely to oppose it.

Alaska Native corporations received contaminated sites as part of their land settlement, bringing them expense and complications as they try to clean up, exchange, or return the sites.

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Local News
9:41 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

4/2/14 KNBA News - Gov. Parnell proposes tax cuts for the three refineries in Alaska

Gov. Sean Parnell is proposing new tax credits to help the three refineries in Alaska to provide lower-cost fuels to in-state customers.

A bill that would symbolically make all 20 Alaska Native languages official state languages is headed to the House floor for a vote.

The House Finance Committee frees up $13 million for school districts, by changing the way the state counts students.

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Our Community
4:19 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Our Community 04/01/14 - Project Puqigtut!

Puqigtut

Danny Preston speaks with Karen Phillip, project manager of Project Puqigtut!

Project Puqigtut II is a 21st century online success program for Alaska Native and American Indian ASD high school students. Students are able to earn core high school credit through online coursework to get on-track to graduate, grade improvement or get ahead. For more information, visit:

https://www.asdk12.org/depts/inded/projects/puqigtut/index.asp

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Local News
7:18 am
Tue April 1, 2014

4/1/14 KNBA News - U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear state's appeal of the Katie John case

In a win for Alaska Native and rural subsistence users, the U.S. Supreme Court lets stand a lower court ruling that provides a rural subsistence priority on 60% of Alaska's inland waters.

To honor Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and American Indian veterans, the Alaska Senate is calling for the construction of an American Indian Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Today is election day in Anchorage.

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