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Local News
7:45 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

8/29/15 - Gov. Parnell vetos bill that would have scrubbed records of those charged but unconvicted

Gov. Sean Parnell vetoed a bill that would have scrubbed Courtview - the state's onlne criminal records database - of any charge that did not result in a conviction. The Alaska Court system has adopted a rule that would wipe the records of any person who was arrested but not charged with a crime.

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Local News
5:21 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

8/28/14 KNBA News - Oral arguments end in appeal of illegal subsistence fishing convictions

Oral arguments have wrapped up in an appeal of the conviction of 13 Yup'ik Eskimo fishermen for illegally fishing for king salmon on the Kuskokwim River in 2012. A 3-judge panel of the Alaska Appeals Court will issue a future decision.

The Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska and the state of Alaska have signed a Memorandum of Agreement to foster a new level of communication and cooperation. The Governor's office calls it a first. The MOA calls for a review of issues and programs to identify opportunities for the two entities to work together.

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Local News
10:18 pm
Sun July 27, 2014

14/7/28 KNBA News - Allakaket residents oppose a 200-mile road to Northwest Alaska

Residents of Allakaket oppose a road that would span from the Dalton Highway to the Ambler Mining District in Northwest Alaska over concerns about its impacts to already depleted hunting and fishing populations. A mining company estimates there are hundreds of millions of tons of copper, zinc, and lead in the Ambler Mining District.

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Local News
2:21 am
Mon March 31, 2014

3/31/14 KNBA News - Senate Finance adds $100 million to education

Proposals to increase education funding for the coming fiscal year range from the Senate's $100 million addition to the state operating budget, to the House's $25 million and the Governor's $10 million.

The AFL-CIO says it would oppose any move by Legislators to increase the minimum wage, which would take a proposed $1 an hour increase off the ballot for August, saying lawmakers did that in 2002, then gutted the minimum wage hike the following session.

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Local News
12:36 am
Fri March 21, 2014

3/21/14 KNBA NEWS - Aging in Alaska: How to be happy in old age

Research shows a good marriage at age 50 is a better indicator of happiness at age 80 than low cholesterol. And learning to play, create, and form new friendships after retirement is more important than a high income. What are some other secrets to happiness in old age?

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