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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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Local News
9:45 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

3/18/14 KNBA News - Legislators consider buying a legislative office building in Anchorage

Buying rather than leasing a legislative office building in Anchorage would save the state $2.4 million a year, according to Rep. Mike Hawker, Legislative Council chair.

The Alaska House has rejected extending a perk to military same-sex partners - the use of their home-state drivers' license when here temporarily.

The House Finance committee is looking at ways to handle the state's debt to employee pensions.

Alaska's life expectancy is 34th in the nation, and that of Alaska Native people is seven years less than that of Alaskan non-Natives.

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Local News
9:18 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

3/12/14 KNBA News - Critics find the state's approach to law and order for Alaska Natives lacking

Legislators are considering a bill to do away with a film tax credit program, questioning its benefits to Alaska.

The state of Alaska spends more money litigating against its Alaska Natives than do all the other 49 states combined, according to the chairman of a national Commission on Indian Law and Order.

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Local News
9:11 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

KNBA Morning News 2/20/14 - U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski vows to open King Cove/Izembek Refuge road

Izembek National Wildlife Refuge
Credit US Fish & Wildlife Service
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