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6:41 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

11/26/14 - Judge rules mandated education funding from boroughs, 1st class cities unconstitutional

Judge's ruling will shift education costs to state

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7:57 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

10/15/14 - Candidates for Governor debate high Interior energy costs, Flint Hills refinery closure

In a forum hosted by the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, two candidates running for Alaska Governor debated local and statewide issues. Gov. Sean Parnell defended his administration when candidate Bill Walker questioned what he's doing about the high cost of energy in Interior Alaska. Parnell said he's totally focused on reducing energy and fuel costs in the Interior and across the state. He cited gas-line negotiations and agreements in which he says he made sure Fairbanks would pay the lowest costs for gas.

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7:04 pm
Sun September 14, 2014

9/16/14 - Alaska Native speakers' attorneys spell out election translation needs

KYUK's Daysha Eaton reports Native American Rights Fund attorneys representing Yup'ik and Gwitchin speakers have responded to the state's plan for providing translations for elections. The state's proposed plan addresses a state Supreme Court order to improve translation of voting materials into Native languages before the Nov. 4 election. The NARF attorneys asked that the state have: 

1)  Bilingual help in every community where it's needed, in advance of and on election day.

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Local News
12:44 am
Thu September 11, 2014

9/11/14 KNBA News - Officers say searches, civil rights must balance in fight against illegal drugs

Brenda Wilson, of King Cove, says a community effort is needed to stop the drugs coming into the Aleutian Islands region. "Three years ago, when I was proactive, I had someone tell me, 'Brenda, you better shut up. You're going to end up with a bullet between the eyes.' And I stepped back… it really scared me…. We need everybody's help."
Credit Joaqlin Estus / KNBA 90.3 FM

In 2009-2010, Alaska ranked among the top 10 states in several categories of illegal drug use, something law enforcement and court officials would like to change, but not at the expense of Constitutional rights. That's the message participants heard Wednesday at the "Reclaim Alaska: 2014 Substance Abuse Summit" hosted in Anchorage by the Aleutian-Pribilof Islands Association. Police dogs, searches, anonymous telephone tip lines, and employees' consents to searches are all useful tools in interdicting illicit drugs.

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8:50 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

9/10/14 KNBA News - Students estimate Permanent Fund dividends to be close to $2,000

Alaskans will find out the size of the Permanent Fund dividends in a week. Dividends based on the five-year investment earnings are distributed annually to eligible Alaska residents. KTUU reports three Polaris School students estimated this year's PFD amount at $1,909.  

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