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9:44 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

4/28/14 KNBA News - Melting ice, drifting snow machines show dangers of spring seal hunt

About two dozen snow-machines drifted off into the Bering Sea when a large chunk of ice broke off near Kwigillingok in western Alaska.

Alaskan wins first runner-up title in Miss Indian World competition.

While spring on the North Slope brings four feet of snow on the Dalton Highway, forecasters predict breakup on Interior Alaskan rivers won't be a repeat of last year's disastrous floods.

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Local News
7:19 am
Mon April 28, 2014

4/28/14 KNBA News - State's largest herring fishery opened Sunday

The herring fish roe fishery opened in Bristol Bay Sunday.

Even though recent inspections showed no problems, the Skagway ferry dock sank last week, leaving the small Southeast Alaska town without ferry service for two weeks while state officials try to figure out what happened.

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Local News
9:59 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

4/22/14 KNBA News - Legislators work to meld two versions of an education bill into one

A Legislative Conference Committee is going through House and Senate versions of an Omnibus Education bill to identify areas of agreement and sticking points, working toward one bill that both chambers will find acceptable.

BP announced it is selling some of its North Slope assets to Hilcorp, which has been operating in Cook Inlet.

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Local News
7:28 am
Tue April 22, 2014

4/22/14 KNBA News - State education bill headed to conference committee

The state Senate passed an Omnibus Education Bill yesterday that's headed to Conference Committee, where House and Senate members will hammer out differences between their two versions of the bill. In addition to the education bill, Legislators have the Capital budget to wrap up, and several bills to consider.

Fairbanks is celebrating Earth Day.

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Local News
7:34 am
Mon April 21, 2014

4/21/14 KNBA News - Legislature to continue session into 91st day

By law, the Legislature is allotted ninety days in session, but despite meeting into the early hours this morning, it hasn't finished its work. It's scheduled to reconvene at 1 p.m. today.

The Federal Subsistence Board has limited any available king salmon to federally qualified subsistence users in 32 Kuskokwim communities.

Alaska's unemployment rate was up a tenth of a percent in March, reaching 6.6%, just one-tenth of a percent below the national average, which has been dropping.

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