KNBA News - June 17, 2016

Jun 17, 2016

Former Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan Drops Out of U.S. Senate Race

By Associated Press

Alaska won't have two U.S. senators with the same name. Former Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan says he’s dropping out of the Republican primary race challenging incumbent U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski. Sullivan tells KTUU he can best serve Alaskans by working on local and statewide issues. Alaska's junior U.S. Senator and former Alaska Attorney General Dan Sullivan was elected in 2014.

Aug. 17, 2015

Civil rights leader Elizabeth Peratrovich nominated to be on new $10 bill

By Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska

The Walker-Mallott administration has nominated Tlingit civil-rights leader Elizabeth Peratrovich to be on the new $10 bill.

The U.S. Treasury is collecting nominations of women who were champions for democracy to put on the redesigned note. The governor and lieutenant governor say Peratrovich fits the description well. 

Walker Press Secretary Katie Marquette says Peratrovich is an obvious nominee.

KNBA Morning Newscast for Tuesday July 7, 2015

Three Alaska Native regional for-profit corporations form an alliance

By Jenn Ruckel, KNOM

Three coastal Native corporations have joined together to form the Inuit Arctic Business Alliance. Bering Straits Native Corporation, NANA Regional, and Arctic Slope Regional announced the partnership last week.

Tara Sweeney with Arctic Slope Regional said the hope is to build a strong foundation for future shareholders.

"Positive... inspiring"

By Independent journalist Mark Trahant, and Lori Townsend, APRN

With 30,000 votes yet to be counted, AP says Begich cannot overcome Sullivan's lead

In 2009, Quinahagak villagers noticed an eroding shoreline was uncovering arrowheads, and contacted the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. Now, an archeological dig is revealing bows and arrowheads, armor made of antlers, ash, and skeletal remains -- evidence of the "bow and arrows" wars of Yup'ik folklore. Roofs were "riddled" with arrowpoints, evidence of a battle. Elders call the site Arilik, which means "lots of ash" in Yup'ik. 

The House Resources Committee is revising a bill to advance a major liquified natural gas project with 25% state participation.

Supporters of a minimum wage initiative are worried a bill introduced on Friday is a repeat of a 2002 Legislative tactic to get their initiative off the ballot then gut the bill.

A recent archeological study supports a southeast Alaska Tlingit tribe's contention that herring populations were once much more plentiful and widespread, which is the basis for the tribe's call for a more conservative state management regime.