Local News
7:22 am
Mon May 19, 2014

5/19/14 KNBA Newscast 2 - The Alaska Democratic Party endorses Begich, Mallott, Dunbar

One of two newscasts today - The Alaska Democratic Party wrapped up its statewide convention in Nome on Sunday, having endorsed incumbent U.S. Sen. Mark Begich for the seat he now holds, former Juneau Mayor Byron Mallott for Governor, and Anchorage attorney Forrest Dunbar for the U.S. Congressional seat  held by Rep. Don Young.

A tribal health organization in southeast Alaska is encouraging members to sign up for health insurance.

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Local News
8:16 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

5/15/14 KNBA News - North America's largest caribou herd shows a dramatic decline

In the Northwest Arctic Borough, caribou users are concerned about a big drop in the number of caribou, and potential effects of a proposed road through the area.

The National Park Service is developing new regulations on the use of discarded or shed animal parts, such as bones and antlers, in the use of traditional  handicrafts.

The regional Native corporation for southeast Alaska shows a $35 million loss for last year.

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Local News
6:31 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

5/15/14 KNBA News - Alaska Democrats meet in Nome for annual convention

Continuing to build its grassroots campaign for the November elections is on the agenda of the Alaska Democratic party meeting in Nome.

Moose hunting on the North Slope has been closed due to a dramatic drop in the moose population, which is down from 50 to 75% in different areas.

A challenge to Alaska's same-sex marriage ban was filed Monday in Federal court.

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Local News
8:21 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

5/14/14 State gets taken to court over indecipherable translations of 2010 ballots into Yup'ik

A trial is scheduled for next month in a case alleging failure by the state to provide accurate translations of voting materials into Alaska Native languages.

A short subsistence opening is scheduled for the Kuskokwim River, where returns of spawning king salmon was the lowest on record last year.

Likewise on the Yukon River, returns are expected to be even lower than last year, which were the lowest on record. Commercial, sport, and subsistence fisheries on the entire Yukon River drainage area will be closed.

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Local News
7:59 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

5/13/14 KNBA News - Some 15,000 state employees don't get paid, due to bank error

U.S. Bank says state employee payroll direct deposits should be complete this morning, and it will cover related banking fees.

An international network meets in Anchorage to discuss mining projects in Canada, Alaska, and on Indian reservations.

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