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8:16 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

5/15/14 KNBA News - North America's largest caribou herd shows a dramatic decline

In the Northwest Arctic Borough, caribou users are concerned about a big drop in the number of caribou, and potential effects of a proposed road through the area.

The National Park Service is developing new regulations on the use of discarded or shed animal parts, such as bones and antlers, in the use of traditional  handicrafts.

The regional Native corporation for southeast Alaska shows a $35 million loss for last year.

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Local News
8:21 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

5/14/14 State gets taken to court over indecipherable translations of 2010 ballots into Yup'ik

A trial is scheduled for next month in a case alleging failure by the state to provide accurate translations of voting materials into Alaska Native languages.

A short subsistence opening is scheduled for the Kuskokwim River, where returns of spawning king salmon was the lowest on record last year.

Likewise on the Yukon River, returns are expected to be even lower than last year, which were the lowest on record. Commercial, sport, and subsistence fisheries on the entire Yukon River drainage area will be closed.

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7:59 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

5/13/14 KNBA News - Some 15,000 state employees don't get paid, due to bank error

U.S. Bank says state employee payroll direct deposits should be complete this morning, and it will cover related banking fees.

An international network meets in Anchorage to discuss mining projects in Canada, Alaska, and on Indian reservations.

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Local News
7:29 am
Mon May 12, 2014

5/12/14 KNBA News - Federal grants will lower energy costs that are five times the Anchorage rate

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded $5.6 million dollars to western Alaska communities for new equipment and wind turbines that promise lower energy costs.

At a memorial held in Fairbanks on Saturday, law enforcement officers from as far away as Florida mourned the loss of two Alaska state troopers killed on May 1st while trying to make an arrest in the village of Tanana, one of the 23 villages they were assigned to to provide law enforcement.

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Local News
7:16 am
Fri May 9, 2014

5/9/14 KNBA News - In Fairbanks, new evidence challenges the murder convictions of four Native men

The state is only now investigating a California prison guard's 2011 memo about a convicted murderer's confession that counters the convictions of the "Fairbanks Four" for a 1997 beating death.

Gov. Sean Parnell has signed legislation that would move the proposed liquified natural gas pipeline project into the engineering and design phase.

Former Sealaska President and CEO Robert Loescher, of Juneau, has been indicted on theft of $21,500 from two nonprofits he directed.

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