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Wed August 13, 2014

8/14/14 KNBA News - Hundreds turn out to comment on a proposal to restrict Pebble mine development

Hundreds of people turned out in Anchorage Tuesday to comment on a proposal that would severely restrict development of the massive gold-and-copper Pebble mine in the Bristol Bay region Opponents of the mine say it poses to great a threat to salmon. Others say the project should be allowed to move through the permitting process before any action is taken to curtail development.

Bethel citizens called for action from the City Council over allegations of police brutality. As KYUK's Ben Matheson reports, the city says it's investigation the allegations, and keeping details under wrap as they face litigation.

Kotzebue is in the midst of one of its best commercial chum salmon seasons ever, bringing it to a $3 million dollar take for the commercial fleet.