Tanana Chiefs Conference

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12:45 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

3/11/15 - A closer look at the Native adoption case Tununak II vs. the state of Alaska

Tribes say the Governor's position creates obstacles for relatives and tribal members who want to adopt a Native child

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8:22 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

9/19/14 - Case moving quickly over okay of merged ticket in Governor, Lt. Gov. race

Anchorage judge sets Sept. 26 as the date for arguments

An Anchorage judge has set Sept. 26 for arguments in the lawsuit against Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell and Elections Director Gail Fenumiai over an emergency order that allowed two candidates for governor to merge their campaigns. Democratic nominee Byron Mallott is running for Lt. Gov. with independent candidate for Governor Bill Walker.


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8:12 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

9/18/14 Alaska Permanent Fund to distribute $1,884 dividends beginning Oct. 2

Permanent Fund Dividend third largest in 33-year history

This year's PFD will be $1,884. That's twice as much as last year and the third-largest ever. Distribution begins Oct. 2.


Lawsuit alleges candidate merger of gubernatorial campaigns was unlawful

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10:02 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

9/9/14 KNBA News - Fairbanks mayor calls for federal investigation of four murder convictions

KUAC's Dan Bross reports Fairbanks Mayor Dan Eberhart has agreed to the Tanana Chiefs Conference's request to join it and others who are calling for a federal investigation into the murder convictions of four Alaska Native men. The four were convicted of the 1997 murder of John Hartman. Eberhart says a 2011 confession by a prison inmate who is not one of the Fairbanks Four and other new evidence raise questions about whether they were the perpetrators. TCC had also requested an investigation of the Fairbanks police handling of the case.

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7:21 am
Fri May 23, 2014

5/23/14 KNBA News - Southcentral Alaska wildfires continue to grow

It's less smoky than yesterday but smoke from two Southcentral Alaska wildfires is expected to return when the wind shifts over the weekend.  Water-scooping aircraft is being deployed today to protect Kasilof from the Funny River fire on the Kenai Peninsula, which has grown to 63,000 acres, and is 3.5 miles from a Kasilof subdivision. On the west side of Cook Inlet, the Tyonek fire has grown to 1,800 acres. Firefighters have completed dozer lines removing potential fuel sources around the Beluga power plant, which supplies electricity to half of Anchorage.

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