Local News
7:29 am
Mon May 12, 2014

5/12/14 KNBA News - Federal grants will lower energy costs that are five times the Anchorage rate

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded $5.6 million dollars to western Alaska communities for new equipment and wind turbines that promise lower energy costs.

At a memorial held in Fairbanks on Saturday, law enforcement officers from as far away as Florida mourned the loss of two Alaska state troopers killed on May 1st while trying to make an arrest in the village of Tanana, one of the 23 villages they were assigned to to provide law enforcement.

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Local News
7:16 am
Fri May 9, 2014

5/9/14 KNBA News - In Fairbanks, new evidence challenges the murder convictions of four Native men

The state is only now investigating a California prison guard's 2011 memo about a convicted murderer's confession that counters the convictions of the "Fairbanks Four" for a 1997 beating death.

Gov. Sean Parnell has signed legislation that would move the proposed liquified natural gas pipeline project into the engineering and design phase.

Former Sealaska President and CEO Robert Loescher, of Juneau, has been indicted on theft of $21,500 from two nonprofits he directed.

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Local News
10:15 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

5/8/14 KNBA News - Mayor and Lt. Gov. candidate Dan Sullivan apologizes for union, slavery comments

The NAACP and Anchorage Central Labor Council have called on candidate and Anchorage mayor Dan Sullivan to apologize for likening required payment of union dues to slavery.

A government report says despite the retreat of ice in Arctic waters, ship traffic is not likely to increase in the next decade.

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation to lose 150 positions due to the 2013 sequestration and reductions to Indian Health Service funding for 2014.

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Local News
7:27 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

5/7/14 KNBA News - Great Land Trust raising money to buy Bodenburg Butte in Palmer

The Great Land Trust plans to buy the top of Bodenburg Butte in Palmer from the Alaska Mental Health Lands Trust and donate it to the Mat-Su Borough, if it can raise the $187,500 purchase price.

The Yupiit Nation lays out a strategy for dealing with this summer's king salmon closures and avoiding civil disobedience.

The City of Bethel is investigating employee violations ranging from nepotism, personnel policies and leave policies, to credit card use, procurement, and travel.

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Local News
10:22 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

5/6/14 KNBA News - A petition to the White House to return Alaska to Russia fails

A petition to return Alaska to Russia garnered 30,000 signatures - far short of the 100,000 needed to merit a response -- but another's been submitted.

Gubernatorial candidate Byron Mallott announces plans to leave the board of the southeast Alaska regional Native corporation Sealaska, to focus on his campaign for Governor.

The FAA has granted the University of Alaska authorization to begin testing unmanned aircraft.

A fire warning issued last week for northern Southeast Alaska has been expanded to the entire Panhandle.

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