state of Alaska

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7:19 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

6/6/14 KNBA News - State is challenged on Native translations of election materials

A federal judge says the Constitutional right to vote requires the state to translate election materials into Native languages for voters lacking English proficiency. Meanwhile, U.S. Sen. Mark Begich has introduced a bill that would require the translations, and other measures he says are needed to ensure equal access to polls. The Native Voting Rights bill would also require federal pre-clearance on decisions about polling places and early voting.

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Local News
8:04 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

5/29/14 KNBA News - Gov. Sean Parnell signs a $12.8 billion budget for next year

Next year's operating and capital budgets total $12.8 billion, $400,000 less than this years, but still with a $1.4 billion dollar deficit.

A member of Fairbanks team that's been in control of the Funny River firefighting efforts describes some challenges and successes.

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Local News
8:04 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

5/29/14 KNBA News - Gov. Sean Parnell signs a $12.8 billion budget for next year

Next year's operating and capital budgets total $12.8 billion, $400,000 less than this years, but still with a $1.4 billion dollar deficit.

A member of Fairbanks team that's been in control of the Funny River firefighting efforts describes some challenges and successes.

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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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