Alaska Native

Local News
7:17 am
Thu May 22, 2014

5/22/14 KNBA News - Smoke from wildfires blankets Anchorage, triggering a health advisory

A health advisory is in effect for areas from Soldotna to Anchorage and the Matanuska-Susitna valley as some 200 firefighters work to contain a wildfire near Soldotna. Another 90 firefighters are working to contain the Tyonek wildfire that is headed toward Beluga, the site of the Chugach Electric powerplant at Beluga that supplies electricity to half of Anchorage.

Congressman Don Young, Alaska Republican, has proposed a measure that would set aside federal land in Northwest Alaska for an Arctic deep water port.

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Local News
7:29 am
Mon May 19, 2014

5/19/14 KNBA Newscast 1 - Alaska Democrats endorse Begich, Mallott, Dunbar

In the first of two newscasts today: Alaska Democrats have endorsed U.S. Mark Begich for the seat he now holds, former Juneau mayor Byron Mallott for Governor, and Anchorage attorney Forrest Dunbar for U.S. Congress.

The state has requested an evidentiary hearing in the case of the "Fairbanks Four," who were convicted of the beating death of Mark Hartman in 1997, but new information points to others being responsible for the killing.

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Local News
7:29 am
Mon May 19, 2014

5/19/14 KNBA Newscast 1 - Alaska Democrats endorse Begich, Mallott, Dunbar

In the first of two newscasts today: Alaska Democrats have endorsed U.S. Mark Begich for the seat he now holds, former Juneau mayor Byron Mallott for Governor, and Anchorage attorney Forrest Dunbar for U.S. Congress.

The state has requested an evidentiary hearing in the case of the "Fairbanks Four," who were convicted of the beating death of Mark Hartman in 1997, but new information points to others being responsible for the killing.

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Local News
7:22 am
Mon May 19, 2014

5/19/14 KNBA Newscast 2 - The Alaska Democratic Party endorses Begich, Mallott, Dunbar

One of two newscasts today - The Alaska Democratic Party wrapped up its statewide convention in Nome on Sunday, having endorsed incumbent U.S. Sen. Mark Begich for the seat he now holds, former Juneau Mayor Byron Mallott for Governor, and Anchorage attorney Forrest Dunbar for the U.S. Congressional seat  held by Rep. Don Young.

A tribal health organization in southeast Alaska is encouraging members to sign up for health insurance.

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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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