96.1 FM | 780 AM | “Yours for Western Alaska”

Posts Tagged ‘government’

Update News: May 2, 2014

In Friday’s News: Two Alaska State Troopers killed responding to a call in Tanana; NTSB issues “urgent” call to FAA to investigate Ravn Alaska after 6 crashes in 19 months; Federal Government announces more settlements for IHS over underfunding; AK tribes may move land to federal trust under new Dept. of Interior rules. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2014/05/2014-05-02-knom-update-news.mp3  

Read More

Update News: March 17th, 2014

In Monday’s news: Iditarod 42 concludes at the Nome Rec Center with the Trail Awards Banquet; Health groups take advantage of Iditarod crowds to bump regional vaccination rates; State sues the Fed Government over rejection of exploration plan for ANWR; AK Senate passes sweeping crime bill to address dramatic incarceration rates. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2014/03/2014-03-17-knom-update-news.mp3

Read More

Sounding Board: The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)

The US Supreme Court

This Thursday on Sounding Board (November 21, 2013 at 10am), we’re talking about the Indian Child Welfare Act. Earlier this year, the US Supreme Court ruled that several sections of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) did not apply to the case of Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, more commonly known as the Baby Veronica…

Read More

April 1982: New stations in the neighborhood

April 11, 1982 This month, Tom Busch and pioneer Alaska broadcaster Augie Hiebert discover plans by the Canadian government to construct new AM stations that would virtually destroy long distance radio reception in the Alaska bush. They research options that will eliminate this threat.

Read More

Sounding Board: Alaska Native Corporations

ANCSA Map

Do Alaska Native corporations share enough information with you – the shareholder? This Thursday on Sounding Board (January 17, 2013 at 10am), we’re talking about Alaska Native corporations. Massachusetts representative Ed Markey plans on introducing legislation that would require Alaska Native corporations (like Calista and The Bering Straits Native Corporation) to report financial statements to…

Read More