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  Pima/Mexican/Taiwanese singer-songwriter Raye Zaragoza, born and raised in Manhattan, NY, shares a unique brand of folk pop with her debut EP, “Heroine”. The EP explores themes of love and taking life by the reins, carrying influences from Jewel to Led Zeppelin. As a child, her father would listen to Mariachi music which first inspired her musical passion. Having performed all over the US as well as France and Mexico, Zaragoza’s music has been featured in TV and film. She headlined at the 2013 LA Skins Music Festival and made the list of “Top Native American Music of 2013”.

Advisory: APD warning drivers to not leave keys in vehicle for warm up following spree of stolen vehicles

Anchorage police are warning motorists to not leave their keys in their vehicle to warm it up following a spree of stolen vehicles over the past two days.

Yesterday, APD received 13 reports of stolen vehicles and police have already received three reports of stolen vehicles this morning. A majority of these cases include incidents where the drivers left their keys in their running vehicle to warm it up.

KNBA News - We Are All Related Here

Dec 7, 2015

Dec. 3, 2015

We Are All Related Here

Joaqlin Estus, KNBA

A Pennsylvania filmmaker had seen the many stories about climate change and looming disasters, and thought the subject was ripe for a new angle. Brian McDermott wanted to show what would be lost if no one acts to move a village to safer ground.  In the second of three stories about some of the films coming up at the Anchorage International Film Festival, we hear excerpts from the film “We Are All Related Here.”

Anchorage Snow Day

Associated Press

The Anchorage school district canceled classes Tuesday due to icy roads from an overnight snowstorm. The Alaska Dispatch News reports police dispatchers had reports of 11 accidents and two more with injuries. Dispatchers had reports of more than 25 other vehicles in distress, and almost all of those were on the Glenn Highway.


Homer to reimburse bankrupt company 

State witnesses take the stand in Fairbanks Four case

By Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks

The state has begun calling witnesses in the Fairbanks Four evidentiary hearing now in its fourth week. Witnesses so far were summoned by attorneys representing exoneration petitioners George Frese, Kevin Pease, Marvin Roberts, and Eugene Vent. Now the focus has shifted to witnesses offered by state lawyers trying to uphold the men’s convictions for the murder of John Hartman.

Oct. 26, 2015

Risks, rewards at issue

By The Associated Press

Republican legislative leaders say they want to know more about the potential risks and rewards of the state buying out gas pipeline project partner TransCanada Corp.

They also want to know how the state would pay for its share.

The Legislature opened a special session Saturday to consider buying out TransCanada's share in the project. As it is now, TransCanada would hold the state's interest in a gas treatment plant and pipeline.

KNBA Newscast for October 20, 2015

Talking about suicide is key

By Lori Townsend, APRN

Courtesy Alaska State Troopers

Thirty State Trooper positions eliminated, more cuts coming

By Joaqlin Estus, KNBA

Rural residents already complain that state troopers are slow to respond to serious crimes and dangerous situations. But as of July first, 30 state trooper positions have been eliminated, and with more lay-offs coming, it's going to get worse--in both urban and rural Alaska.

Sockeye Fire – the nation’s top firefighting priority – has stopped its wild growth

By Phillip Manning, KTNA; Ann Hillman, APRN; Shaylon Cochran, KDLL; and Joaqlin Estus, KNBA

The Sockeye Fire that’s burned 12 square miles is zero percent contained, but it did not grow on Tuesday. It didn’t make any aggressive runs, and it’s no longer “crowning” – or leaping from one treetop to another. Low winds kept the size steady. Firefighters are reporting “really good progress” on containing the northern portion and hope to have containment within a day or so.

5/13/15 - Legislators make no progress on budget

May 12, 2015

Lawmakers met Tuesday just to keep the clock going but have made no progress on the reasons for the special session: the budget, Medicaid expansion, and a sexual abuse prevention law. Legislators are at an impasse over the budget. A two thirds majority is needed to get into savings, giving Democratic minority caucus members some clout. They say the budget must include Medicaid expansion and more money for education. Republican majority members say budget increases are the last thing they want.