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10:32 pm
Thu March 19, 2015

3/20/15 - Senators question need for water and sewer construction dollars

Senators on the Finance Committee Thursday questioned Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) officials, asking just how bad would it be to turn down federal dollars for construction of water and sewer systems.

DEC Administration Director Tom Cherian told legislators the $64 million capital budget DEC submitted is its lowest in ten years. The lion’s share of DEC’s capital budget, $55.5 million, would go to water and sewer projects. Of that, 71% is federal dollars. The state’s share would be a $9 million dollar match.

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Local News
1:29 am
Thu October 30, 2014

10/30/14 - Don Young, Forrest Dunbar face off in race for U.S. Representative for Alaska

U.S. Representative Don Young, a Republican, is running for his 22nd term as Alaska's sole representative to the U.S. House, a seat he's held for 41 years. He faces Forrest Dunbar, a Democrat, in the general election on Tuesday.

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Local News
7:13 am
Mon July 7, 2014

7/7/14 KNBA News - A contracting rep says new rules are costing Native companies billions of dollars

The director of the Native American Contractors Association told the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs 2011 changes to the Small Business Administration 8(a) program has cost Alaska Native Corporations billions of dollars. Sen. Clair McCaskill, of Missouri, a frequent critic of the program, has asked SBA for information on how well the 2011 changes are working.

As KUCB's Lauren Rosenthal reports, a culture camp in a remote corner of the Aleutians aims to keep Unangan traditions going strong.

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Local News
9:26 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

7/3/14 KNBA News - Missouri Senator McCaskill looks at federal contracts, Alaska Native corporations

Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri has asked the Small Business Administration for information that would show if 2011 requirements for Alaska Native corporations engaged in federal contracting are working.

The Native corporation for southeast Alaska, Sealaska, has a new CEO, a new Board chairman, and one new board member. They're promising a more open approach, including more frequent communications with shareholders.

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Local News
8:16 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

5/15/14 KNBA News - North America's largest caribou herd shows a dramatic decline

In the Northwest Arctic Borough, caribou users are concerned about a big drop in the number of caribou, and potential effects of a proposed road through the area.

The National Park Service is developing new regulations on the use of discarded or shed animal parts, such as bones and antlers, in the use of traditional  handicrafts.

The regional Native corporation for southeast Alaska shows a $35 million loss for last year.

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