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7:44 pm
Sun June 29, 2014

6/30/14 KNBA News - Officials knowingly ignored a translation error in 2009 election announcements

Cupik artist Emily Johnston displays some of her woven dance fans and baskets at the Alaska Native Heritage Center.
Credit Joaqlin Estus / Koahnic Broadcasting

  Officials knew a 2009 translation for a radio announcement was incorrect, but decided to let it air. As a result, Yup'ik language announcements in Dillingham and Bethel, used the phrase "voting for a long time," instead of "absentee voting." That information came out in evidence submitted in a trial alleging the state has failed to provide accurate, complete translations of voting materials in Native languages. The state contends its program meets legal requirements. The trial is underway in Anchorage before a federal judge.

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Local News
10:59 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

6/27/14 KNBA News - 100 lodge guests move to higher ground due to flooding in Denali National Park

Yesterday, the National Park Service closed the Denali Park Road at Mile 66 due to flooding and significant rockfall, after torrential rains Wednesday. Some 100 guests of the Denali Backcountry Lodge were evacuated to a lodge on higher ground. High water on the road and airport are prevention their transport out of the Park. NPS is working on a contingency plan to move them by helicopter.

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski is shepherding small appropriations for icebreakers through the Senate while also working to get Congress and the Administration to make Arctic issues a higher priority.

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Local News
8:20 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

6/26/14 KNBA News - A flood watch is in effect for the upper Susitna valley

A low pressure system bringing widespread steady rain has prompted a flood watch for the Upper Susitna valley and Talkeetna Mountains.

As KTOO's Casey Kelley reports, a state report highlights "severe shortcomings" in the state's housing stock when it comes to things like cost, energy efficiency and overcrowding.

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Local News
10:03 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

6/25/14 KNBA News - Salmon fisheries open on the Kuskokwim River

Enough king salmon have gone upriver to spawn so state biologists opened the lower Kuskokwim salmon fishery on Friday; it had been closed since May 20.

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Local News
7:23 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

6/24/14 KNBA News - Low unemployment in Anchorage leaves employers seeking qualified workers

Unemployment in Alaska's largest city was 4.9% in May, which seems like a good thing. But as APRN's Ann Hillman reports, it's actually a barrier to growth as businesses are having trouble finding qualified workers.

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