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1:19 am
Fri August 15, 2014

5/15/14 KNBA News - Adm. Papp hears concerns, hopes for Alaska Arctic

L to R: U.S. Senior Arctic Official Julie Goreley; Ambassador David Bolton, State Department; Adm. Papp, U.S. Rep. for the Arctic; Institute of the North director Nils Andreasson. Click photo above to see other photos.
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  Admiral Robert Papp, the newly appointed U.S. Special Representative for the Arctic, heard from some 20  Alaskans at a listening session in Anchorage Thursday. People talked about the need for infrastructure such as innovative sanitation systems and lower cost energy. They also described solutions to problems of distance and cost Alaskans could share with other Arctic nations, such as telemedicine and distance learning.

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Local News
7:02 pm
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.

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7:35 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

8/13/14 KNBA News - Joe Miller not a "spoiler;" Sen. Begich visits three lower Yukon River villages

Welders at Yukon Marine Manufacturing, a subsidiary of the Yukon Fisheries Development Association, pose with Sen. Mark Begich
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Alaska Republican Joe Miller says he has no plans to run as a third-party candidate for U.S. Senate should he lose in next week's GOP primary election. Republicans fear Miller could become a spoiler should he do so, splitting the conservative vote and handing the election to Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Begich.

Tribal leaders in Bethel are calling for people to come forward to report police brutality against Alaska Natives after a recent report of brutality. The city manager says the incident is under investigation.

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Local News
8:23 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

8/12/14 KNBA News - Canadian, U.S. tribes differ on mining benefits, hazards

8:30 a.m. Newscast: Some Alaska tribal organizations say last week's (Aug. 4) dam break at a British Columbia mine shows what could happen closer to home. The groups say similiar dams planned for several newar-border mines could damage or destroy fish runs in both countries. But some British Columbia tribal governments strongly support development. CoastAlaska's Ed Schoenfeld reports.

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Local News
8:14 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

8/12/14 KNBA News - Republican Mead Treadwell denies ad claims about privacy-eroding technology

7:30 a.m. Newscast: A negative ad focusing on U.S. Senate Republican candidate Mead Treadwell says technology companies he founded are helping the government erode privacy. As APRN's Liz Ruskin reports, Treadwell calls the claim absurd.

A political action committee formed by former aides to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid last month provided the sole funding for a super PAC supporting Democratic Sen. Mark Begich. Put Alaska First reported nearly $670,000 in contributions  from the Senate majority PAC in July.

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