anchorage

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1:52 am
Wed April 16, 2014

4/16/14 KNBA News - State takes Federal Subsistence Board to task

One of two newscasts for Wed. 4/16/14: The state of Alaska harshly criticized the Federal Subsistence Board for cutting state fish and game subsistence management funds, not adopting its policy of manipulating habitat and reducing predator numbers, and for not giving it due deference.

Gov. Sean Parnell's proposal to pay down the public employees' retirement debt by $3 billion is moving forward in the Legislature.

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Local News
11:19 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

4/15/14 KNBA News - A hate group announces plans to picket the Alaska Native Heritage Center

The Westboro Baptist Church of Kansas, which is on the Southern Poverty Law Center's list of hate groups, says it will picket an Anchorage Native cultural center for making a religion of "pagan idolatrous practices."

Volunteers offer free assistance in filling out income tax returns.

The Legislature declares Nov. 14 "Walter Soboleff Day," to honor a Tlingit elder.

The Federal Subsistence Board takes up the rural determination process, and dozens of fish and wildlife management proposals across the state.

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Local News
7:10 am
Mon April 14, 2014

4/14/14 KNBA News - Governor Parnell introduces a bill to pay down retirement debt

Governor Sean Parnell says it would be immoral to leave the state's debt to public employees' retirement benefits for future generations to pay, so he's proposing moving $3 billion out of savings to pay it down.

Food security from an Inuit perspective is the top agenda item at the Inuit Circumpolar Council's meeting in Nome this week.

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Local News
11:30 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

4/10/14 KNBA NEWS - Legislators consider a bill to limit low-income women's access to abortions

A bill to limit abortions to those that are medically necessary for physical conditions, and not for mental health issues, is under consideration in the Alaska House. The bill doesn't include access to birth control and family planning services that had been provided in an earlier version.

Gov. Sean Parnell has introduced a bill that would put $3 billion toward paying down the state's obligations to the public employees' and teachers' retirement systems, replacing an earlier budget request.

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Local News
2:08 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

4/9/14 KNBA News - Alaska's attorney general defends state's position on tribal sovereignty, courts

Attorney General Michael Geraghty testified before the House Community and Regional Affairs Committee on a national report that calls the high rate of violence against Alaska Native women a "national disgrace," and urges the state to change its position on tribal courts. The state, says Garaghty, is protecting the rights of all Alaskans when it opposes the expansion of tribal courts.

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