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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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Local News
1:00 am
Mon June 23, 2014

6/23/14 KNBA News - Gov. Parnell signs bill to fund Knik Arm Bridge with federal, state dollars

A new law drops a proposed public-private partnership for Knik crossing funding. The plan now is for to use public funds, two-thirds of which will be repaid with $5 one-way tolls collected from bridge users. Funding and construction is also being transferred from the Knik Arm Bridge and Toll Authority to the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities.

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Local News
6:00 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

6/20/14 KNBA News - State looks into hiring of a former police officer accused of sexual harassment

A former police dispatcher describes the alleged sexual harassment at the hands of  a former police officer hired to oversee the state ferry system's security.  

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