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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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Local News
1:26 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

6/19/14 KNBA News - Kuskokwim River fishing closures prompt fears of conflict, civil disobedience

Kuskokwim River villagers warn fisheries managers of talk about armed conflict and civil disobedience over closures that are leaving fish racks and freezers empty during the normally busy fishing season. Managers say biology, not protests, will decide when fisheries will be opened, and their count shows promising numbers of salmon are returning to spawn. An opening may come as early as this weekend.

A tribal administrator in Eastern Interior Alaska admits to $23,000 embezzlement.

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Local News
8:42 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

6/18/14 KNBA News - Ocean acidification affecting all sea life, from photoplankton to whales

As President Obama announces his intention to vastly expand a south  Pacific marine sanctuary, a scientist at a State Department conference in Washington, D.C., say ocean acidification is affecting all sea life. Ove Hoegh-Guldberg says the acidic marine climate is preventing some animals from forming skeletons and shells, and preventing reproduction. It will take 10,000 years, or 300 generations of humans, he says, to reverse the trend.

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