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4:19 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Our Community - thread!

Danny Preston speaks with CEO of thread, Stephanie Berglund, and Senator Bill Wielechowski. The organization, thread, is a statewide childcare resource and referral network. thread provides services to families, including free childcare referrals. Save the date for an upcoming signature thread event, the 8th annual  Book Party in the Park! The party is August 14th from 4 - 7 PM and celebrates early literacy and promotes free family fun. For more information, visit:

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Local News
1:23 am
Tue July 8, 2014

7/8/14 KNBA News - Bear mauls jogger; K9 survives stab wounds; Arrest made in racial incident

A jogger on a trail south of Anchorage was mauled by a brown bear sow after coming across two bear cubs. Susanne Knudson was medevacked to an Anchorage hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

Police dog M.P. is in good spirits and recovering from stab wounds after apprehending a violent suspect early Saturday morning in Anchorage.

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Local News
12:17 am
Tue July 8, 2014

7/8/14 KNBA News - Bear mauls jogger south of Anchorage; Suspect stabs Anchorage Police dog

Anchorage Police Department K9 MP is eager to return to work but will be taking off a couple of weeks so his stab wounds can heal. A suspect stabbed him repeatedly with a pocketknife while MP kept his grip on the man's forearm early July 5, 2014.
Credit Joaqlin Estus / KNBA

  After coming up on two cubs, a jogger was attacked from behind by the mother bear on the Penguin Ridge Trail south of Anchorage. Susanne Knudsen of Indian was medevacked to an Anchorage hospital with serious 

  injuries that are not considered life threatening. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has closed the trail.

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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
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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