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Local News
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
2:25 am
Mon May 5, 2014

5/5/14 KNBA News - Alaska Republicans to require longer party membership for party leadership

Alaska Republicans have adopted a new rule requiring those elected as party chair, vice-chair to have been registered Republicans for at least four years immediately preceding the election.

Warm, dry, windy weather is creating a fire hazard in Southeast Alaska's Tongass rainforest, where wildfires are uncommon.

Also in Southeast Alaska, the state's forecast for king salmon returns this season are double those of last year.

Alaskans are saying goodbye to their longest-serving representative; Carl Moses died at age 84.

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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
9:51 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

4/10/14 KNBA News - Senate Finance passes a $2.1 billion budget

The Senate Finance Committee's $2.1 billion budget includes $145 million for a new heating system for the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and $2.1 for a road linking King Cove to Cold Bay. It doesn't include $10 million for the Susitna dam project that Administration was seeking.

Some subsistence fishermen are calling for a temporary halt to fishing on the Yukon River after the state has forecast abysmal returns of king salmon.

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