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Local News
7:32 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

7/29/14 KNBA News - Anchorage waterways contaminated with e.coli bacteria

People fish, play, and swim in the scores of rivers, creeks, and streams that flow through Anchorage, but officials warn people the waterways harbor high levels of e.coli bacteria, most from dog waste.

The Native Village of Elim is collecting data to accompany an application for an in-stream flow reservation, which would reserve its drinking water watershed, or enough water to support fish habitat. The village is concerned about Triex Minerals, of Canada, began exploratory drilling for uranium hear Elim's largest watershed.

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Our Community
11:56 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Our Community - Salmonstock!

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Credit https://www.facebook.com/Salmonstock

  In today's Our Community segment, Danny Preston speaks with Melissa Heuer, deputy director of the Renewable Resources Foundation. Each year, the non-profit organization brings awareness statewide by having a festival, also known as Salmonstock. The event is about sustainability and protecting the amazing fish resources we have in Bristol Bay. This year, there will be a aerial photograph once again. The event keeps growing year after year, filled with fish and music. For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/Salmonstock

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Local News
10:18 pm
Sun July 27, 2014

14/7/28 KNBA News - Allakaket residents oppose a 200-mile road to Northwest Alaska

Residents of Allakaket oppose a road that would span from the Dalton Highway to the Ambler Mining District in Northwest Alaska over concerns about its impacts to already depleted hunting and fishing populations. A mining company estimates there are hundreds of millions of tons of copper, zinc, and lead in the Ambler Mining District.

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Local News
11:27 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

7/25/14 KNBA News - U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, seek resources to meet needs as the Arctic changes

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure committee heard about growing maritime traffic in Arctic waters and the need for a heavy ice breaker for search and rescue, oil spill response, and law enforcement services.  The U.S. Coast Guard said fiscal constraints don't allow it to build an ice breaker. The Navy testified ice breaking is outside its areas of responsibility. Despite USCG studies to the contrary, Alaska Rep. Don Young said he thinks leasing an ice breaker from the private sector could be done cost effectively.

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Local News
11:42 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

7/24/14 KNBA News - Residents push for consistent gas prices from Enstar after a 50% price jump

As KSKA's Ann Hillman reports, about 90 people attended a Regulatory Commission of Alaska meeting to ask it to reconsider its decision to approve Enstar's request for a 50% price increase for natural gas.

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