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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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7:19 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

6/6/14 KNBA News - State is challenged on Native translations of election materials

A federal judge says the Constitutional right to vote requires the state to translate election materials into Native languages for voters lacking English proficiency. Meanwhile, U.S. Sen. Mark Begich has introduced a bill that would require the translations, and other measures he says are needed to ensure equal access to polls. The Native Voting Rights bill would also require federal pre-clearance on decisions about polling places and early voting.

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Local News
10:00 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

6/5/14 KNBA News - The North Slope's first natural gas development project progresses

Exxon Mobil's Pt. Thompson Field is expected to begin moving about 10,000 barrels per day of natural gas condensate in late 2015 or early 2016.

Pavlof volcano's ash and steam plumes have led to canceled flights on the Alaska Peninsula.

A 5.6 magnitude quake shook Southeast Alaska early Wednesday.

The number of wolves in Denali National Park and Preserve is the lowest since biologists began tracking the population thirty years ago.

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9:53 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

6/4/14 KNBA News - Property thefts, drug use are up in Matanuska Valley communities

State Troopers have set up an investigative unit in Palmer to crack down on rising numbers of property t hefts, many related to increasing use of drugs, including heroin. Social workers say there are not enough behavioral therapists to meet the growing need.

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8:00 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

6/3/14 KNBA News -

The University of Alaska develops plans for employee furloughs in case it temporarily and unexpectedly runs out of money.

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation began handing out pink slips due to an $11.7 million budget shortfall.

In Fairbanks, new emission control requirements will lead to a rate hike for Golden Valley Electric  Association customers.

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