Local News
8:17 am
Tue March 11, 2014

3/11/14 KNBA News - Dallas Seavey sets new record for speed in the Iditarod Trail Sled-dog Race

Dallas Seavey takes first place in the Iditarod Trail Sled-dog race, followed two minutes later by Ailie Zirkle. Mitch Seavey takes third. Jeff King, who'd been in the lead, scratched in the last stretch of the race in a snowstorm with winds gusting to 65 mph.

Senate minority leaders are calling on Gov. Sean Parnell to withdraw his appointment of a non-resident with ties to the oil industry to a board that assesses oil industry property for tax purposes.

A bill to allow Village Public Safety Officers to carry firearms continues to move forward.

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Local News
6:41 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

3/7/14 KNBA News - Five Arctic nations agree the Arctic Ocean is off limits for commercial fishing

Five nations have agreed to ban commercial fishing in the Arctic Ocean beyond their 200-mile exclusive economic zone until more research on fish stocks is done.

To protect the lowest returns on record of King, or Chinook, salmon to the Kuskokwim River, subsistence fishermen on the river will face serious fishing restrictions.

Three teens showed up on the Kenai Peninsula with chickenpox, so health officials are urging people who are not immune to it to get vaccinated against the highly contagious virus.

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Local News
7:07 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

3/6/14 University of Alaska programs work to get Alaskans into health careers

Friday is the deadline for applications to two University of Alaska Anchorage programs designed to support, mentor Alaskans training for health careers.

A bill in the Legislature would help rural Alaskans with transporting bodies for autopsies required by the state.

A dozen mushers are out of the iditarod Trail Sled-dog Race after warm weather melted the snow cover, leaving them to race over icy, bare ground, slamming and rolling sleds into trees, stumps, and rocks.

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Local News
9:03 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

3/5/14 KNBA News - A bill that would arm Village Public Safety Officers moves forward

The House Finance Committee in the state Legislature moved a bill allowing Village Public Safety Officers to carry a firearm while on duty.

A coalition of Native organizations is inviting communities to hold events on April 26th to celebrate and honor  children.

Alaskans who donate to Pick.Click.Give will be eligible for a sweepstakes that will match the amount winners receive from the Permanent Fund Dividend program this year.

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Local News
1:41 am
Mon March 3, 2014

3/3/14 - Iditarod sled dog race kicks off

Iditarod musher Ray Redington, Jr. leans out to give a high five to a spectator at 15th and Cordova in Anchorage.
Credit Joaqlin Estus

Sixty-nine mushers, each with a team of 16 dogs, are on their way to Nome in the Iditarod Sled-dog Race. Mushers include three Alaska Natives:  Inupiaq John Baker of Kotzebue, Yup'ik Pete Kaiser of Bethel, and Yup'ik Michael Williams, Jr., of Akiak.

In an attempt to increase the numbers of moose and caribou available for hunters, state officials killed a pack of 11 wolves the National Park Service had been studying for the past seven years.

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