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KNBA Morning Newscasts
8:22 pm
Wed December 29, 2010

12/21/10 Newscast - Sitka erects a wind turbine to teach physics and math; Fairbanks leaders' hands are tied as they try to reduce air pollution; AK Airlines announces discount fares from AK towns to state Capitol

Anchorage, AK – A wind turbine erected in Sitka will help with physics and math lessons at the statewide boarding school Mt. Edgecumbe, as well as with U.S. Coast Guard and Sitka Utility studies. Fairbanks has had several air alerts, but residents recently voted to reduce options for the borough to manage the burning of wood and coal, the main sources of particulate matter causing health problems. Alaska Airlines is offering discount fares for travel to Juneau during the Legislative session.

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KNBA Morning Newscasts
8:16 pm
Wed December 29, 2010

12/22/10 Newscast - Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change Documentary released; AK Senator proposes extension of tax credits for in-state filmmaking; unemployment extended

Anchorage, AK – Renowned Canadian filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk has produced a documentary, "Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change." Interviews with elders in eastern Canadian arctic show longer days, glaciers that have disappeared, and changed weather patterns. The elders emphasize the importance of Inuit resilience in the face of change. Legislator Johnny Ellis plans to introduce legislation that will extend tax credits for film production in Alaska. President Obama signs federal unemployment extensions.

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KNBA Morning Newscasts
3:11 pm
Wed December 29, 2010

11/8/10 Newscast - Count continues in US Senate race; Biologists may kill wolves near Anchorage

Anchorage, AK – Count of absentee ballots begins in Senate race. Department of Fish and Game prepares to cull wolf packs near Anchorage that seem to be losing their fear of humans. Murder trial starts for 5-time DUI offender. Fairbanks legislators not given leadership posts in Legislature.

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KNBA Morning Newscasts
11:36 am
Wed December 29, 2010

12/1/0/10 Surgeon General's report on tobacco hazards; deteriorating State Archives endangers historic documents

Anchorage, AK – The newly released Surgeon General's report on tobacco use outlines hazards in greater detail than in earlier years. A leak at the Alaska State Archives shows vulnerability of historic documents in deteriorating building. Eleven people receive awards from U.S. Department of Justice for interagency efforts that led to the conviction of Joshua Wade for the murders of Yup'ik and Gwitchin Della Brown, and psychiatric nurse Mindy Schloss.

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KNBA Morning Newscasts
4:49 pm
Tue December 21, 2010

Dec. 21, 2010 Newscast: new wind turbine in Sitka, State issues air quality advisories for Fairbanks, Alaska Airlilnes offers discounted fares for travel to Juneau during the Legislative session

Anchorage, AK – A Mt. Edgecumbe high school teacher pulled together resources and cut through red tape to get a 60-foot wind turbine erected, which he'll use in math and physics lessions. The U.S. Coast Guard and Sitka Electric Department will also use data from the turbine.

The State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued air alerts for the Fairbanks area, where the issue of managing wood-burning stoves, the main source of the pollution, has been controversial.

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