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12:29 am
Mon June 9, 2014

6/9/14 KNBA News - Alaska job growth slows due to cuts to government spending

The owners of the Red Dog mine in northwest Alaska will pay a fine rather than pipe treated wastewater past a village, which the company says is not feasible with a projected cost of $216 million.

Two Tanana city officials will spend time behind bars for misuse of suplus property for personal gain.

Jobs growth in Alaska dropped by more than 1% in 2013 compared to to the two previous years, from 1.6% to .4%. State officials say the cause is cuts to federal and local government spending.

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Local News
7:17 am
Thu May 22, 2014

5/22/14 KNBA News - Smoke from wildfires blankets Anchorage, triggering a health advisory

A health advisory is in effect for areas from Soldotna to Anchorage and the Matanuska-Susitna valley as some 200 firefighters work to contain a wildfire near Soldotna. Another 90 firefighters are working to contain the Tyonek wildfire that is headed toward Beluga, the site of the Chugach Electric powerplant at Beluga that supplies electricity to half of Anchorage.

Congressman Don Young, Alaska Republican, has proposed a measure that would set aside federal land in Northwest Alaska for an Arctic deep water port.

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