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8:56 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

11/4/14 - Election day opens with Senate, Gov. races too close to call

Vote!

It's always important to vote and get your voice heard, but today's election has a couple of races that are very close, making every vote potentially the one that could decide whether Democrats stay in the majority in the U.S. Senate, and whether Alaska will have a  new Governor in January.

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Local News
9:17 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

KNBA News - State election officials testify in Native language case

State election officials testifying in court said they work hard to help Native language speakers and to recruit bilingual outreach workers.

Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill asks SBA for information that would show if 2011 requirements for Alaska Native corporations engaged in federal contracting are working.

The comment period on a proposed rule that would allow the Dept. of Interior to accept applications to place land in Alaska in trust.

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Local News
7:14 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

6/17/14 KNBA News - Proposed rule change would allow Alaska tribes to take land into trust

The U.S. Department of Interior is asking for public comments on a new policy that will allow it to take land into trust for Alaska Native tribes. Trust lands cannot be sold, nor taxed. Tribes say the change will bring them one step closer to self-determination.

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Local News
7:59 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

5/2/14 KNBA News - Department of Interior announces proposal to accept tribal lands into trust

After a court ruling that the Department of Interior (DOI) improperly excluded Alaska tribes from a process long available to lower 48 tribes, DOI announced a proposal that would allow it to accept Alaska tribal lands into trust. Although any action is years in the future, the change would provide certain protections to those lands.

A study on the depletion of herring in Southeast Alaska is prompting discussions on whether and how it may be possible to replenish their numbers.

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