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6:22 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

12/17/14 - President Obama takes oil, gas lease sales in Bristol Bay off the table

Oil and gas leases in Bristol Bay on indefinite hold

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Local News
11:52 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

11/25/14 - Federal judge temporarily halts EPA process to restrict or prohibit proposed Pebble Mine

U.S. District Court Judge H. Russel Holland Monday put a temporary hold on the EPA's 404(c) process on the Pebble Mine, a process that allows EPA to restrict or prohibit projects that could have adverse effects on fishery areas. EPA's February decision to initiate the process was based on a Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment it completed in January.

The Pebble Limited Partnership contends that while EPA was developing that assessment, it violated the Federal Advisory Committee Act, which ensures advisory committees are objective and accessible to the public.

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Local News
6:21 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

11/14/14 - Some $57 million was spent in U.S. Senate race in Alaska - much of it on TV ads

Advertising time went for as much as $35,000 for a 30-second spot during the NFL game

More than $57 million was spent on Alaska's U.S. Senate race. Of that $17 was spent came out  of candidates campaign chests. The rest was spent by PACs, and of that, about a third went out of state for Internet ads, robocalls, and mailers. Most of the rest went to local television stations. Stations are required to give candidates their lowest rates. For instance, one candidate paid $450 for a 30-second spot on Anchorage TV news.

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Local News
10:08 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

10/29/14 - Could Alaska Natives decide the U.S. Senate majority?

Pollsters are closely watching races in a few states to see whether Democrats are going to hang on to their majority in the U.S. Senate. In Alaska, incumbent Sen. Mark Begich, a Democrat, was behind Republican challenger Dan Sullivan in the polls by some five points until last week when Begich pulled ahead by a few points.

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Local News
7:02 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

8/14/14 KNBA News - Hundreds turn out to comment on a proposal to restrict Pebble mine development

Hundreds of people turned out in Anchorage Tuesday to comment on a proposal that would severely restrict development of the massive gold-and-copper Pebble mine in the Bristol Bay region Opponents of the mine say it poses to great a threat to salmon. Others say the project should be allowed to move through the permitting process before any action is taken to curtail development.

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