American Indian

Local News
7:45 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

8/29/15 - Gov. Parnell vetos bill that would have scrubbed records of those charged but unconvicted

Gov. Sean Parnell vetoed a bill that would have scrubbed Courtview - the state's onlne criminal records database - of any charge that did not result in a conviction. The Alaska Court system has adopted a rule that would wipe the records of any person who was arrested but not charged with a crime.

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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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KNBA News
4:11 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Aging in Alaska 2014 Special News Series

At age 92, Marian DeWitt attributes her longevity and good health to a traditional Tlingit Indian diet -- rich in fish and other seafood, and venison and other game.
Credit Joaqlin Estus

AGING IN ALASKA

March 17 - 21, 2014,  As a part of KNBA Morning News, News Director Joaqlin Estus shared a series of stories that discuss the value of Elders, the personal rewards of maturity and the opportunities & challenges of an aging Alaskan population. 

This special news series was made possible through a MetLife Foundation Journalists in Aging Fellowship, a project of New Media and the Gerontological Society of America.

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Local News
2:02 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

3/13/14 KNBA NEWS - Two people medevacced from King Cove by helicopter

Two people were medivacced from King Cove to Cold Bay in the Aleutians, where locals continue to push to have a road put in so people can take that trip by road.

Legislators consider advocating for an American Indian Veterans Memorial on the Mall in Washington, DC.

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Local News
9:18 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

3/12/14 KNBA News - Critics find the state's approach to law and order for Alaska Natives lacking

Legislators are considering a bill to do away with a film tax credit program, questioning its benefits to Alaska.

The state of Alaska spends more money litigating against its Alaska Natives than do all the other 49 states combined, according to the chairman of a national Commission on Indian Law and Order.

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