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9:35 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

7/22/14 KNBA News - Companies apply for LNG pipeline permit

Companies have applied for an export license from the U.S. Department of Energy, proposing to move up to 20 million meteric tons of LNG from Alaska for 30 years.

The Trans-Alaska Pipeline has moved 17-billion barrels of oil since its start 37 years ago.

U.S. Secretary of the Department of Labor Tom Perez visited Alaska, praising job training partnerships, while promoting the idea of a higher minimum wage.

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9:12 pm
Sun April 6, 2014

4/7/14 KNBA News - Legislators consider a bill to set state participation in LNG project at 25%

The House Resources Committee is revising a bill to advance a major liquified natural gas project with 25% state participation.

Supporters of a minimum wage initiative are worried a bill introduced on Friday is a repeat of a 2002 Legislative tactic to get their initiative off the ballot then gut the bill.

A recent archeological study supports a southeast Alaska Tlingit tribe's contention that herring populations were once much more plentiful and widespread, which is the basis for the tribe's call for a more conservative state management regime.

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Local News
2:21 am
Mon March 31, 2014

3/31/14 KNBA News - Senate Finance adds $100 million to education

Proposals to increase education funding for the coming fiscal year range from the Senate's $100 million addition to the state operating budget, to the House's $25 million and the Governor's $10 million.

The AFL-CIO says it would oppose any move by Legislators to increase the minimum wage, which would take a proposed $1 an hour increase off the ballot for August, saying lawmakers did that in 2002, then gutted the minimum wage hike the following session.

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Local News
9:52 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

2/27/14 KNBA News - Marijuana, state minimum wage to appear on ballot in August

Initiatives to regulate marijuana like alcohol, and to raise the state minimum wage, will be on August ballot.

Anchorage, Fairbanks, are on a short list for stationing of its new U.S. Air Force F-35 fighter jets.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration sending $21 million for Alaska fishery disasters.

Trail conditions are fair for the seventy mushers signed up for the Iditarod Sled-dog Race kicking off this weekend.

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Local News
12:40 am
Wed February 19, 2014

KNBA Morning News 2/19/14 - Dozens testify in support of making Alaska Native languages official

Credit Kyle Schmitz/Gavel Alaska
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