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Local News
7:27 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

5/7/14 KNBA News - Great Land Trust raising money to buy Bodenburg Butte in Palmer

The Great Land Trust plans to buy the top of Bodenburg Butte in Palmer from the Alaska Mental Health Lands Trust and donate it to the Mat-Su Borough, if it can raise the $187,500 purchase price.

The Yupiit Nation lays out a strategy for dealing with this summer's king salmon closures and avoiding civil disobedience.

The City of Bethel is investigating employee violations ranging from nepotism, personnel policies and leave policies, to credit card use, procurement, and travel.

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Local News
7:59 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

5/2/14 KNBA News - Department of Interior announces proposal to accept tribal lands into trust

After a court ruling that the Department of Interior (DOI) improperly excluded Alaska tribes from a process long available to lower 48 tribes, DOI announced a proposal that would allow it to accept Alaska tribal lands into trust. Although any action is years in the future, the change would provide certain protections to those lands.

A study on the depletion of herring in Southeast Alaska is prompting discussions on whether and how it may be possible to replenish their numbers.

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Local News
12:46 am
Thu May 1, 2014

5/1/14 KNBA News - A high-cost alternative energy project in western Alaska is paying off

It's taken years of research, experimentation, testing and innovation, but a low maintenance, easy-to-operate wind turbine project is already showing promise of cutting energy costs by as much as 90%.

With the king salmon run due to begin in weeks, tribes on the Kuskokwim River are discussing strategies to keep food on the table without breaking the law.

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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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