KNBA Morning Newscasts
4:54 am
Tue March 12, 2013

3/12/13 Legislators considering changing teacher tenure requirements; Gov. Parnell proposes state take over wetlands management; Dillingham and local tribe work to get water reservation

Anchorage, AK – School teachers would have to work a couple more years to qualify for tenure under a House Bill 162 passes.
The state Senate has passed SB 27, which would allow the state to move toward taking over wetlands dredge-and-fill permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Bumblebee recalls tuna sold between Jan. 17 and March 16, over spoilage concerns.

KNBA Morning Newscasts
2:19 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

3/7/13 State seeks to limit permit appeals; University analysis shows women are under represented in policing

Anchorage, AK – The state House has passed a measure backed by Gov. Sean Parnell that would limit administrative appeals of permits and disallow water reservation applications. Critics say the changes could hurt public participation in decision making on state permits.
Women make good cops - studies show they're better at defusing volatile situations, for instance. But they're not becoming police officers in Alaska.

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KNBA Morning Newscasts
2:24 am
Mon March 4, 2013

3/4/13 Federal budget cuts to have wide ranging effects; The Iditarod Sled dog race is underway

Anchorage, AK – Federal budget cuts, half to the Department of Defense and half to all other federal agencies, are expected to impact civilian employees of the Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, Native American businesses, and a range of programs and services to Alaska Natives.
Sunday 65 teams left the chute in Willow for the start of the 1,050 mile Iditarod Sled Dog Race.

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KNBA Morning Newscasts
1:32 am
Thu February 28, 2013

2/28/13 Statewide Alaska Native organization adds tribes to its membership; A Yukon river village holds a potlatch to honor its neighboring village

Anchorage, AK – The Alaska Federation of Natives board has voted to add federally recognized tribes to its membership, clarifying some ambiguity dating from its formation in the 1970s.
The southwest Alaska commmunities of St. Marys and Pilot Station share music, food, and gifts at an annual potlatch.

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KNBA Morning Newscasts
5:44 am
Mon February 25, 2013

2/25/13 The village of Newtok struggles to get help needed to relocate before the village is destroyed by elements; The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce to host a debate on oil taxes

Anchorage, AK – Anchorage human rights attorney Robin Bronen, Executive Director of the Alaska Institute for Justice, says a doctrine of human rights for people displaced by climate change is needed to ensure they are in charge of decision making, and to avoid repeating a history of forced relocations.
The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce to host a debate on oil taxes.

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KNBA Morning Newscasts
9:49 pm
Thu February 21, 2013