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8:22 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

9/19/14 - Case moving quickly over okay of merged ticket in Governor, Lt. Gov. race

Anchorage judge sets Sept. 26 as the date for arguments

An Anchorage judge has set Sept. 26 for arguments in the lawsuit against Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell and Elections Director Gail Fenumiai over an emergency order that allowed two candidates for governor to merge their campaigns. Democratic nominee Byron Mallott is running for Lt. Gov. with independent candidate for Governor Bill Walker.

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6:46 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

8/26/14 KNBA News - Yup'ik religious rights vs. fish escapement case lands in appeals court

Today [Tuesday], the Alaska Court of Appeals in Anchorage will hear arguments about whether fishermen who fished during a closure were wrongfully convicted. In the summer of 2012, the number of Chinook, or king salmon, returning to the lower Kuskokwim River to spawn was low. Fishing for kings is integral to Yup'ik spirituality, however, so dozens of people fished in defiance of an emergency closure. Many were arrested, and thirteen decided to appeal their convictions.

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Local News
10:03 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

6/25/14 KNBA News - Salmon fisheries open on the Kuskokwim River

Enough king salmon have gone upriver to spawn so state biologists opened the lower Kuskokwim salmon fishery on Friday; it had been closed since May 20.

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Local News
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
7:21 am
Fri May 23, 2014

5/23/14 KNBA News - Southcentral Alaska wildfires continue to grow

It's less smoky than yesterday but smoke from two Southcentral Alaska wildfires is expected to return when the wind shifts over the weekend.  Water-scooping aircraft is being deployed today to protect Kasilof from the Funny River fire on the Kenai Peninsula, which has grown to 63,000 acres, and is 3.5 miles from a Kasilof subdivision. On the west side of Cook Inlet, the Tyonek fire has grown to 1,800 acres. Firefighters have completed dozer lines removing potential fuel sources around the Beluga power plant, which supplies electricity to half of Anchorage.

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