KNBA Morning Newscasts
1:41 am
Sun April 22, 2012

4/23/12 News - The Alaska Redistricting Board sent to drawing board again; FBI documents allege Rep. Don Young improperly used campaign funds; Minto runs dry of water; Holiachuk Athabscan Elder Wilson Deacon has passed away.

Anchorage, AK – The Alaska Supreme Court has rejected the Alaska Redistricting Board's redistricting plan again. FBI documents describe allegations that Rep. Don Young used campaign funds for personal expenses. The FBI decided it didn't have enough evidence to convict and dropped the investigation in 2010. The village of Minto, northwest of Fairbanks, is low on water due to a leaky water main. An Athabascan Elder, one of few fluent in Holiachuk Athabascan, has passed away. Wilson "Tiny" Deacon was 86.

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KNBA Morning Newscasts
12:13 am
Thu April 19, 2012

4/19/12 News - The Anchorage Assembly has not called for an investigation into April 3rd election problems; Federal agencies meeting with tribes; Tlingit Elder Isabella Brady dies

Anchorage, AK – The Anchorage Assembly heard emotional testimony Tuesday but decided to hold off on an investigation into problems surrounding the April 3rd Municipal election. Ten federal agencies, led by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, are holding government-to-government meetings with tribes to find ways to better provide services. Tlingit Elder Isabella Brady, of Sitka, has passed away at age 88.

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KNBA Morning Newscasts
12:32 am
Wed April 18, 2012

4/17/12 News - Legislators have voted to extend a film tax credit incentive program, with modifications

Anchorage, AK – Legislators have voted for a ten-year extension of a film tax credit incentive program launched in 2008. They've upped the incentives for Alaska hire and rural filming. The program ties local hire to tax credit rates for high end film expenses - money paid to producers, directors, screenwriters, and major actors. SB Bill 23 includes provisions for script review so as not to provide incentives for a movie that would affect public perception of state policy on resource development.

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KNBA Morning Newscasts
11:24 pm
Tue April 17, 2012

4/16/12 News - Alaska's population is projected to grow 28% by 2035; The Legislature has adopted a bill requiring insurance companies to cover treatment for autism sprectrum disorder

Anchorage, AK – Alaska is expected to grow 28% by 2035. If the Governor signs a bill passed by Legislators, insurance companies will be required to cover medically required treatment for autism spectrum disorders. Opponents say the change will increase insurance premiums substantially.

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KNBA Morning Newscasts
6:55 am
Mon April 16, 2012

4/16/12 News - Legislature adjourns after adopting dozens of bills; Governor calls a special session

Anchorage, AK – The Legislature adjourned just after midnight Sunday night, after adopting an operating and capital budget and dozens of bills... but without adopting some the Governor considers essential. Gov. Sean Parnell is calling a special session to begin Wednesday for Legislators to work on the state's oil tax structure, an instate-gas pipeline, and human trafficking. Legislators voted for a total of $12 billion for operating and capital budgets.

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KNBA Morning Newscasts
8:54 pm
Fri April 13, 2012

4/1312 News - The Alaska Senate says it may still be able to adopt an oil tax bill by Sunday's adjournment; Educators to receive suicide prevention training under one bill in the Legislature; Cook Inlet natural gas supplies running low

Anchorage, AK – The state Senate says they're continuing to work on an oil tax bill despite the looming Sunday adjournment date. The State House Finance Committee has adopted a proposal requiring educators and school staff to undergo suicide awareness and prevention. Cook Inlet natural gas reserves are plentiful but won't make it to market in time to keep prices low.

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KNBA Morning Newscasts
10:50 pm
Wed April 11, 2012

4/12/12 News - State Rep. Sharon Cissna to run for Congress; Gov. Parnell may call a special session; Legislators move on capital budget; The Anchorage Assembly not to investigate election irregularities; Arctic sea ice 9th smallest

Anchorage, AK – State Rep. Sharon Cissna to run for Don Young's seat in Congress. Gov. Sean Parnell will call a special session to get an oil tax bill through. The Alaska Senate has a adopted a $2.6 billion capital budget. The Anchorage Assembly has voted not to appoint a special counsel to look into the Municipal election and a shortage of ballots. Arctic sea ice this year was 9th smallest, but is melting slowly.

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KNBA Morning Newscasts
1:55 am
Tue April 10, 2012

4/11/12 - A new report shows Dental Health Aide Therapists model would work well across the country, but dentists say the study is flawed

Anchorage, AK – A report on Dental Health Aide Therapists around the world states they provide quality, effective, safe, and economical care. Therapists operate in countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and in Asia. However, the American Dental Association says the study is not scientific. It opposes extension of the program beyond the two states that allow therapists: Alaska and Minnesota due to safety concerns. A practitioner says fears are unfounded.

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KNBA Morning Newscasts
1:44 am
Mon April 9, 2012

4/9/12 - The Senate Finance has released a $2.6 billion capital budget; Legislators consider a possible extension of the session;

Juneau, AK – The State Senate has released a $2.6 capital budget. Legislators are near the end of a 90-session limit set by voter initiative in 2008, which is in conflict with the State Constitutional limit of 121 days. Issues still on the table include oil taxes, a possible in-state gas pipeline from the North Slope to southcentral Alaska. Food security is a concern in rural Alaska

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KNBA Morning Newscasts
1:44 am
Mon April 9, 2012

4/9/12 - The Senate Finance has released a $2.6 billion capital budget; Legislators consider a possible extension of the session;

Juneau, AK – The State Senate has released a $2.6 capital budget. Legislators are near the end of a 90-session limit set by voter initiative in 2008, which is in conflict with the State Constitutional limit of 121 days. Issues still on the table include oil taxes, a possible in-state gas pipeline from the North Slope to southcentral Alaska. Food security is a concern in rural Alaska

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