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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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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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Local News
7:14 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

6/17/14 KNBA News - Proposed rule change would allow Alaska tribes to take land into trust

The U.S. Department of Interior is asking for public comments on a new policy that will allow it to take land into trust for Alaska Native tribes. Trust lands cannot be sold, nor taxed. Tribes say the change will bring them one step closer to self-determination.

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6:59 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

6/17/14 News - Galena rebuilds after last year's devasting flood

Construction is underway in Galena, a 400-person village recovering from a catastrophic flood last year, when the break-up of an ice jam caused the Yukon River to overflow.

The seismic storm in the far western arm of the Brooks Range continued on Sunday with a 5.7 magnitude earthquake. Seismologists do not yet know the cause of the powerful quake series that began two months ago.

Juneau police are seeking a man who yelled racial slurs during a parade held towards the end of a 3-day Native gathering.

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