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12:44 am
Thu September 11, 2014

9/11/14 KNBA News - Officers say searches, civil rights must balance in fight against illegal drugs

Brenda Wilson, of King Cove, says a community effort is needed to stop the drugs coming into the Aleutian Islands region. "Three years ago, when I was proactive, I had someone tell me, 'Brenda, you better shut up. You're going to end up with a bullet between the eyes.' And I stepped back… it really scared me…. We need everybody's help."
Credit Joaqlin Estus / KNBA 90.3 FM

In 2009-2010, Alaska ranked among the top 10 states in several categories of illegal drug use, something law enforcement and court officials would like to change, but not at the expense of Constitutional rights. That's the message participants heard Wednesday at the "Reclaim Alaska: 2014 Substance Abuse Summit" hosted in Anchorage by the Aleutian-Pribilof Islands Association. Police dogs, searches, anonymous telephone tip lines, and employees' consents to searches are all useful tools in interdicting illicit drugs.

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2:18 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

3/17/14 KNBA News - Eastern Interior Alaska Natives ask Congress to okay fish, game co-management

Ahtna, the Native for-profit corporation for Eastern Interior Alaska, asks Congress to approve its proposal to co-manage fish and game on its lands, saying Natives can't compete with people who travel to the region by road to hunt.

The first in a series on Aging in Alaska, demographers outline the coming population boom of Alaskans age 65 and up.

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