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Local News
1:03 am
Wed April 8, 2015

4/7/15 - Legislative leaders vote to seize millions of acres of federal lands

Legislators debate states’ rights and constitutionality of a state law to seize federal lands

Monday, legislators voted on a controversial bill that would seize some 170 million acres of federal land in Alaska, excluding national parks and the military. Opponents said the bill is unconstitutional, and, with a fiscal crisis at hand, now is not the time to begin pointless litigation. But bill supporters said Alaskans should be able to fight for what is rightfully theirs. The bill passed 27 to 11 along caucus lines. It will now be sent to the Senate.

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Local News
7:04 pm
Thu April 2, 2015

4/3/15 - Video surfaces of a Bethel police officer's violent arrest of an intoxicated Alaska Native

Senate Finance cuts include $100 from education funding

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Our Community
4:03 pm
Thu April 2, 2015

Our Community - Alaska Youth for Envionmental Action

ACFE
Credit http://akcenter.org/take-action/

KNBA keeping you in tuned with Our Community! In today's segment, Danny Preston speaks with youth Sophia Astaburuaga, Vika Morozova, and Diego Joe. Recently, all 3 youth went to Juneau to speak with Governor Bill Walker about creating a climate change task force. For the proposal, the youth brought a petition over, which included over a thousand signatures from people all over Alaska. Raising awareness for the environment was the main purpose of this meeting. Coming up, AYEA is going to take a RV and drive from Anchorage to Fairbanks, making stops in various locations on the way.

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Local News
7:57 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

4/1/15 - Yup’ik Fishermen Case likely headed for Alaska Supreme court, federal court

By Daysha Eaton, KYUK

The Alaska Court of Appeals has affirmed a lower court’s decision that Yup’ik Fishermen who fished for King salmon during a state closure should be convicted. The decision was issued Friday (March 27). 

The Attorney for the Yup’ik Fishermen is James Davis with the Northern Justice Project. He says the court asked the wrong question:

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