Sealaska

Local News
9:26 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

7/3/14 KNBA News - Missouri Senator McCaskill looks at federal contracts, Alaska Native corporations

Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri has asked the Small Business Administration for information that would show if 2011 requirements for Alaska Native corporations engaged in federal contracting are working.

The Native corporation for southeast Alaska, Sealaska, has a new CEO, a new Board chairman, and one new board member. They're promising a more open approach, including more frequent communications with shareholders.

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Local News
5:07 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

5/30/14 KNBA News - Light rain slows the spread of the 300 square-mile Funny River wildfire

The Funny River wildfire is now 46% contained, meaning fire breaks that flames likely cannot cross surround nearly half the fire.

Alaska Congressman Don Young amended the Maguson-Stevens Act as it moved through the U.S. Natural Resources Committee,to allow subsistence fishermen a voice on the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council.

The board of directors of the regional Native corporation Sealaska named Anthony Mallott as president and CEO. He's the son of former CEO and long-time board member Byron Mallott, who's running for Governor.

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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
10:22 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

5/6/14 KNBA News - A petition to the White House to return Alaska to Russia fails

A petition to return Alaska to Russia garnered 30,000 signatures - far short of the 100,000 needed to merit a response -- but another's been submitted.

Gubernatorial candidate Byron Mallott announces plans to leave the board of the southeast Alaska regional Native corporation Sealaska, to focus on his campaign for Governor.

The FAA has granted the University of Alaska authorization to begin testing unmanned aircraft.

A fire warning issued last week for northern Southeast Alaska has been expanded to the entire Panhandle.

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