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Local News
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
6:34 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

8/6/14 KNBA News - A Canadian tailings dam break prompts fears pollution will reach Alaskan waters

CoastAlaska's Ed Schoenfeld reports a tailings dam break at a British Columbia copper and gold mine could threaten Southeast Alaska salmon fisheries, according to critics who say similar dams closer to the border could suffer the same fate, polluting Alaskan waters.

The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $888,000 to the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium for research on climate change and contaminant shifts, and effects on human health in rural communities. The grant is one of six given out nationwide. The study will focus on traditional foods.

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Local News
7:12 am
Mon August 4, 2014

8/4/14 KNBA News - Absentee voting opens today for controversial oil, gas production tax

Absentee voting opens today for the Aug. 19  primary when voters will decide whether to accept or reject an oil and gas production tax, Senate Bill 21, adopted by the state Legislature during the 2013 session. They'll also pick the political party candidates who will move on to the general election for various offices: U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Governor, Lt. Governor, and state Legislature.

Gov. Sean Parnell signed legislation making Nov. 14 Dr. Walter Soboleff Day, honoring the late Tlingit elder.

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Local News
10:18 pm
Sun July 27, 2014

14/7/28 KNBA News - Allakaket residents oppose a 200-mile road to Northwest Alaska

Residents of Allakaket oppose a road that would span from the Dalton Highway to the Ambler Mining District in Northwest Alaska over concerns about its impacts to already depleted hunting and fishing populations. A mining company estimates there are hundreds of millions of tons of copper, zinc, and lead in the Ambler Mining District.

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Local News
11:42 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

7/24/14 KNBA News - Residents push for consistent gas prices from Enstar after a 50% price jump

As KSKA's Ann Hillman reports, about 90 people attended a Regulatory Commission of Alaska meeting to ask it to reconsider its decision to approve Enstar's request for a 50% price increase for natural gas.

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