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7:45 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

8/29/15 - Gov. Parnell vetos bill that would have scrubbed records of those charged but unconvicted

Gov. Sean Parnell vetoed a bill that would have scrubbed Courtview - the state's onlne criminal records database - of any charge that did not result in a conviction. The Alaska Court system has adopted a rule that would wipe the records of any person who was arrested but not charged with a crime.

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Local News
7:02 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

8/14/14 KNBA News - Hundreds turn out to comment on a proposal to restrict Pebble mine development

Hundreds of people turned out in Anchorage Tuesday to comment on a proposal that would severely restrict development of the massive gold-and-copper Pebble mine in the Bristol Bay region Opponents of the mine say it poses to great a threat to salmon. Others say the project should be allowed to move through the permitting process before any action is taken to curtail development.

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Local News
8:37 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

7/30/14 KNBA News - Unangam food, history, language and culture all part of new book

From left: Language teacher Iliodor Philemonof leads the audience in practicing how to say "Qaqamiigux," while Dimitri Philemonoff, President and CEO of the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association, and author Suanne Unger look on.
Credit Joaqlin Estus

  About a hundred people Tuesday visited the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association offices in Anchorage to celebrate the publication of a book with hundreds of recipes for traditional dishes, as well as historic and contemporary photographs of food gathering and cooking, stories and much more. Author Suanne Unger says she and nine collaborators, plus many more contributors, worked on the book for six years, compiling recipes, interviewing elders, and searching for photographs. The CDC helped pay for the research and publishing, which allows APIA to sell the book for $25 per copy.

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Local News
5:12 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

7/4/14 KNBA News - State says Alaska Natives turn out for elections in high numbers

At the Alaska Native Heritage Center, Inupiaq artist Ed Mighell tells the story of the sea goddess Sedna to an intern, while displaying some of the tiles he creates.
Joaqlin Estus Koahnic Broadcasting

Testifying in a voters' rights case, Division of Elections Director Gail Fenumiai says villages with sizable populations of limited English speakers beat the state's average turnout in the 2012 Presidential election. However, absentee and early ballots are not counted in turnout numbers. She was testifying in a case in which villages and elders say the state failed to provide complete translations of voting materials into Native languages. The state says it has met legal requirements.  

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Local News
9:17 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

KNBA News - State election officials testify in Native language case

State election officials testifying in court said they work hard to help Native language speakers and to recruit bilingual outreach workers.

Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill asks SBA for information that would show if 2011 requirements for Alaska Native corporations engaged in federal contracting are working.

The comment period on a proposed rule that would allow the Dept. of Interior to accept applications to place land in Alaska in trust.

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