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5:38 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

4/3/14 KNBA News - Senate committee hears a bill to strengthen Alaska tribal courts, law enforcement

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee heard no opposition to a bill that would strengthen Alaska tribal courts and law enforcement, but the state of Alaska, Sen. Lisa Murkowski are likely to oppose it.

Alaska Native corporations received contaminated sites as part of their land settlement, bringing them expense and complications as they try to clean up, exchange, or return the sites.

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Local News
9:41 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

4/2/14 KNBA News - Gov. Parnell proposes tax cuts for the three refineries in Alaska

Gov. Sean Parnell is proposing new tax credits to help the three refineries in Alaska to provide lower-cost fuels to in-state customers.

A bill that would symbolically make all 20 Alaska Native languages official state languages is headed to the House floor for a vote.

The House Finance Committee frees up $13 million for school districts, by changing the way the state counts students.

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Local News
7:18 am
Tue April 1, 2014

4/1/14 KNBA News - U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear state's appeal of the Katie John case

In a win for Alaska Native and rural subsistence users, the U.S. Supreme Court lets stand a lower court ruling that provides a rural subsistence priority on 60% of Alaska's inland waters.

To honor Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and American Indian veterans, the Alaska Senate is calling for the construction of an American Indian Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Today is election day in Anchorage.

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Local News
7:18 am
Tue April 1, 2014

4/1/14 KNBA News - U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear state's appeal of the Katie John case

Federal rules that provide a rural subsistence priority on 60% of Alaska's inland waters will stand after the U.S. Supreme Court's declines to take up the state's appeal of a lower court's ruling.

To honor Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and American Indian veterans, the Alaska Senate is calling for the construction of an American Indian Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Today is election day in Anchorage.

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Local News
2:21 am
Mon March 31, 2014

3/31/14 KNBA News - Senate Finance adds $100 million to education

Proposals to increase education funding for the coming fiscal year range from the Senate's $100 million addition to the state operating budget, to the House's $25 million and the Governor's $10 million.

The AFL-CIO says it would oppose any move by Legislators to increase the minimum wage, which would take a proposed $1 an hour increase off the ballot for August, saying lawmakers did that in 2002, then gutted the minimum wage hike the following session.

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