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5:23 pm
Mon March 16, 2015

3/16/15 - State requests time to review issues in Native child adoption case

State asks Alaska Supreme Court for a 30-day extension in Tununak vs. State of Alaska case

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8:00 am
Mon March 16, 2015

3/15/15 - Y-K region Tribes meeting in Bethel to discuss forming a new regional tribal government

Taxes, law enforcement, fish and game management up for discussion By Ben Matheson, KYUK Tribal representatives from the Yukon-Kuskokwim region are meeting today in Bethel to discuss whether to create a new regional tribal government or pursue changes to an existing non-profit like the Association of Village Council Presidents. They could also choose to make no changes. The regional for-profit corporation Calista facilitated the Governance Convention. Proponents of a new government say big changes are needed to unify the region.

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Local News
7:52 am
Thu March 12, 2015

3/12/15 - State Senate votes to eliminate daylight savings time

State Senate votes to eliminate daylight saving time

The Alaska State Senate has voted overwhelmingly to eliminate daylight saving time in the state. The bill now goes to the House. The bill would stop the state from springing forward beginning in 2017. Sens. Dennis Egan, Bert Stedman, Berta Gardner and Johnny Ellis opposed the bill.

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Senate Finance Committee hears testimony: We vote to make marijuana legal, not a controlled substance

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Local News
12:45 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

3/11/15 - A closer look at the Native adoption case Tununak II vs. the state of Alaska

Tribes say the Governor's position creates obstacles for relatives and tribal members who want to adopt a Native child

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Local News
7:56 am
Wed March 11, 2015

3/11/15 - Governor accused of undermining adoption of Native children by tribal members

Alaska Native advocates ask Walker to ensure the Indian Child Welfare Act is properly implemented in Alaska

The Alaska Federation of Natives, and all the regional Native nonprofit organizations in the state are asking Governor Bill Walker to change his position in a case involving the adoption of an Alaska Native child. They say the state’s position in the case Tununuk II vs. the state of Alaska erects barriers between tribal children and tribal homes. The state has said it’s only arguing for compliance with a U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

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