Alaska Native

Local News
2:10 am
Mon May 5, 2014

5/2/14 - A half-hour special: Psychologist shares secrets to happiness

In a half-hour interview, KNBA News Director Joaqlin Estus talks with psychologist Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener, who has been researching happiness in Kenya and Israel, and among the Amish in this country, and homeless people in Oakland, California. While different cultures aspire to different forms of happiness -- peace and harmony, say, compared to joy and enthusiasm -- the happiest people have strong personal relationships.

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Local News
7:59 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

5/2/14 KNBA News - Department of Interior announces proposal to accept tribal lands into trust

After a court ruling that the Department of Interior (DOI) improperly excluded Alaska tribes from a process long available to lower 48 tribes, DOI announced a proposal that would allow it to accept Alaska tribal lands into trust. Although any action is years in the future, the change would provide certain protections to those lands.

A study on the depletion of herring in Southeast Alaska is prompting discussions on whether and how it may be possible to replenish their numbers.

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Local News
8:25 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

4/30/14 KNBA News - BP pipeline spews oily mist over 27 acres of North Slope tundra

BP is working to assess repairs needed to a leaky North Slope pipeline that sprayed natural gas and water containing crude oil over 27 acres of snow-covered tundra.

Gov. Sean Parnell says he was concerned about charges of misconduct in the Alaska National Guard in 2010, but lacked the specific information needed to act until this February, when he called for a federal investigation.

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Local News
7:34 am
Mon April 21, 2014

4/21/14 KNBA News - Legislature to continue session into 91st day

By law, the Legislature is allotted ninety days in session, but despite meeting into the early hours this morning, it hasn't finished its work. It's scheduled to reconvene at 1 p.m. today.

The Federal Subsistence Board has limited any available king salmon to federally qualified subsistence users in 32 Kuskokwim communities.

Alaska's unemployment rate was up a tenth of a percent in March, reaching 6.6%, just one-tenth of a percent below the national average, which has been dropping.

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Local News
1:06 am
Thu April 17, 2014

4/17/14 KNBA News - Federal Subsistence Board votes to change rural determination process

The Federal Subsistence Board has voted to change the process it uses to determine if a community is rural and eligible for subsistence priority. At issue is the question of who gets to fish and hunt when there's a resource shortage.

The Legislature adopted a bill that would allow Village Public Safety Officers to carry firearms in the line of duty.

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