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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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10:02 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

9/9/14 KNBA News - Fairbanks mayor calls for federal investigation of four murder convictions

KUAC's Dan Bross reports Fairbanks Mayor Dan Eberhart has agreed to the Tanana Chiefs Conference's request to join it and others who are calling for a federal investigation into the murder convictions of four Alaska Native men. The four were convicted of the 1997 murder of John Hartman. Eberhart says a 2011 confession by a prison inmate who is not one of the Fairbanks Four and other new evidence raise questions about whether they were the perpetrators. TCC had also requested an investigation of the Fairbanks police handling of the case.

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7:49 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

9/5/14 KNBA News - Report shows Alaska National Guard mishandled sexual assault, other complaints

A scathing report into allegations of sexual assault in the Alaska National Guard finds victims lack confidence in leadership, and fear retaliation for reporting misconduct. At Governor Sean Parnell's request in February, the National Guard Bureau Office of Complex Investigations reviewed documents going back several years and interviewed hundreds of guard members. Investigators found the Guard lacked standard procedures for handling complaints about sexual assault, misconduct, and hostile work environments.

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5:47 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

9/4/14 KNBA News - Alaska Native language speakers win voting rights case against state

A federal district court has sided with four villages who filed suit saying the state needs to do more to protect voting rights of non-English speaking Alaskans.  The state of Alaska said because the languages are not written, it was doing enough by providing oral translations. However, attorneys for the plaintiffs says poll workers are not directed nor paid to provide oral translations at the polls.

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7:36 am
Wed September 3, 2014

9/3/14 KNBA News - Bill Walker, Byron Mallott combine campaigns to unseat Gov. Sean Parnell

Gubernatorial candidates Bill Walker and Byron Mallott have combined their campaigns in an attempt to unseat incumbent Governor Sean Parnell. Former Republican Walker is running as an undeclared independent candidate.  Mallott has withdrawn as a candidate for Governor and is running for Lt. Governor. Walker says the change took the agreement of the two Lt. Gov. candidates Craig Fleen and Hollis French, as well. Walker says all were driven by deep concerns about the state's deficit spending that he says will leave Alaska broke in just a few years.

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