North Slope

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8:25 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

9/16/14 - BP Alaska announces 275 layoffs, 17% of its work force

BP Alaska announces layoffs of 275 employees

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Local News
12:07 am
Tue August 19, 2014

8/19/14 KNBA News - Polls open today (Tuesday) for primaries

Polls open at 7:00 a.m. and remain open until 8:00 p.m. for Alaska's primary election. On the ballot are nominations for the offices of U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Governor, and Lt. Governor. Voters will also decide whether to keep the oil tax structure the Legislature passed in 2013. A yes vote would repeal the law, which supporters of the repeal call a giveaway to oil companies. A no vote would uphold the law, which supporters say make Alaska an attractive place for oil company investments. Several state Legislative seats are also on the ballot.

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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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Local News
6:31 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

5/15/14 KNBA News - Alaska Democrats meet in Nome for annual convention

Continuing to build its grassroots campaign for the November elections is on the agenda of the Alaska Democratic party meeting in Nome.

Moose hunting on the North Slope has been closed due to a dramatic drop in the moose population, which is down from 50 to 75% in different areas.

A challenge to Alaska's same-sex marriage ban was filed Monday in Federal court.

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Local News
8:25 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

4/30/14 KNBA News - BP pipeline spews oily mist over 27 acres of North Slope tundra

BP is working to assess repairs needed to a leaky North Slope pipeline that sprayed natural gas and water containing crude oil over 27 acres of snow-covered tundra.

Gov. Sean Parnell says he was concerned about charges of misconduct in the Alaska National Guard in 2010, but lacked the specific information needed to act until this February, when he called for a federal investigation.

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