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12:18 am
Mon June 2, 2014

6/2/14 KNBA News - High winds knock out power in much of Anchorage, Matanuska valley

Strong winds knocked down power lines around Anchorage, leaving 70 to 80 percent of Anchorage without power Saturday morning.

Rain nearly knocked out the Funny River wildfire on the Kenai Peninsula, but remaining hot spots could smolder into the summer.

Pavlof Volcano, some 600 miles southwest of Anchorage, is having a low-level eruption.

Saturday two Athabascan men, ages 71 and 65, completed a 375 mile trek honoring their mother, Katie John, and subsistence rights.

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Local News
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
2:04 am
Wed April 16, 2014

4/16/14 KNBA News - Federal Subsistence Board hears ideas for changing rural status

Second of two newscasts for Wed. 4/16/14: Subsistence users give the Federal Subsistence Board several ideas for changes as it reviews its process for deciding the rural/non-rural status of communities for subsistence priorities.

Gov. Sean Parnell's proposal for paying $3 billion toward state employees retirement debt is moving forward in the Legislature.

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Local News
1:52 am
Wed April 16, 2014

4/16/14 KNBA News - State takes Federal Subsistence Board to task

One of two newscasts for Wed. 4/16/14: The state of Alaska harshly criticized the Federal Subsistence Board for cutting state fish and game subsistence management funds, not adopting its policy of manipulating habitat and reducing predator numbers, and for not giving it due deference.

Gov. Sean Parnell's proposal to pay down the public employees' retirement debt by $3 billion is moving forward in the Legislature.

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Local News
1:41 am
Mon March 3, 2014

3/3/14 - Iditarod sled dog race kicks off

Iditarod musher Ray Redington, Jr. leans out to give a high five to a spectator at 15th and Cordova in Anchorage.
Credit Joaqlin Estus

Sixty-nine mushers, each with a team of 16 dogs, are on their way to Nome in the Iditarod Sled-dog Race. Mushers include three Alaska Natives:  Inupiaq John Baker of Kotzebue, Yup'ik Pete Kaiser of Bethel, and Yup'ik Michael Williams, Jr., of Akiak.

In an attempt to increase the numbers of moose and caribou available for hunters, state officials killed a pack of 11 wolves the National Park Service had been studying for the past seven years.

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