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8:51 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

9/17/14 - Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan changes position on minimum wage increase

His campaign says Sullivan changed his mind after he read the measure

Before the election primary, in which he faced Tea Party candidate Joe Miller, U.S. Sen. candidate Dan Sullivan opposed Ballot Measure Three, which would increases the state's minimum wage by $2 to $9.75 per hour in two years.  His campaign says Sullivan changed his mind after he read the initiative. Sullivan says he still opposes a federal minimum wage increase. His opponent, Sen. Mark Begich, supports a bill in Congress to increase the federal minimum wage to just over $10 an hour.

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8:50 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

9/10/14 KNBA News - Students estimate Permanent Fund dividends to be close to $2,000

Alaskans will find out the size of the Permanent Fund dividends in a week. Dividends based on the five-year investment earnings are distributed annually to eligible Alaska residents. KTUU reports three Polaris School students estimated this year's PFD amount at $1,909.  


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7:45 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

8/29/15 - Gov. Parnell vetos bill that would have scrubbed records of those charged but unconvicted

Gov. Sean Parnell vetoed a bill that would have scrubbed Courtview - the state's onlne criminal records database - of any charge that did not result in a conviction. The Alaska Court system has adopted a rule that would wipe the records of any person who was arrested but not charged with a crime.

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1:19 am
Fri August 15, 2014

5/15/14 KNBA News - Adm. Papp hears concerns, hopes for Alaska Arctic

L to R: U.S. Senior Arctic Official Julie Goreley; Ambassador David Bolton, State Department; Adm. Papp, U.S. Rep. for the Arctic; Institute of the North director Nils Andreasson. Click photo above to see other photos.
Joaqlin Estus KNBA 90.3 FM

  Admiral Robert Papp, the newly appointed U.S. Special Representative for the Arctic, heard from some 20  Alaskans at a listening session in Anchorage Thursday. People talked about the need for infrastructure such as innovative sanitation systems and lower cost energy. They also described solutions to problems of distance and cost Alaskans could share with other Arctic nations, such as telemedicine and distance learning.

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10:08 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

8/1/14 KNBA News - Fishermen ask federal agencies to take over Kuskokwim fisheries management

In a work session Wednesday, the Federal Subsistence Board discussed but did not act on a proposal that federal agencies take over management of the Kuskokwim River coho salmon fishery. The board is awaiting an in-depth analysis and recommendations on the issue from the Office of Subsistence Management. The board does support the state's suspension of commercial fishing periods, according to a press release. The request came after long closures of king salmon fisheries, and smaller than expected returns of red and silver salmon.

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