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8:17 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

10/3/14 - Without sea ice to rest upon, tens of thousands of Pacific Walrus go ashore in NW Alaska

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Due to shrinking and disappearing sea ice caused by climate change, tens of thousands of Pacific walrus have hauled out on shore near Pt. Lay, a village in Northwest Alaska far from their feeding grounds. During a press teleconference Wednesday (Oct. 1), Joel Garlich Miller, a biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, said the haul-out of 35,000 walrus this time of year in this location is a change from the past.

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Local News
8:20 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

10/2/14 - Native leaders say court ruling will cut off Native children from community, culture

Native leaders say a Sept. 12th Alaska Supreme Court ruling in a case involving a Yup’ik child will cause higher numbers of Native children to be cut off from their families and culture. As KNBA’s Joaqlin Estus reports, the state says the decision in Tununak vs the state of Alaska will put kids into permanent homes more quickly, and follows a U.S. Supreme Court ruling. “Baby Dawn,” not her real name, was four months old in 2008 when the state took custody of her. She was put in foster care with a non-Native family in Anchorage.

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Local News
8:53 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

9/24/14 - Alaska U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski appears in ad supporting Republican candidate Dan Sullivan

Murkowski throws support behind Republican candidate Dan Sullivan for U.S. Senate 

Sen. Murkowski says she's disappointed by what she called the "dishonest attacks" on Sullivan, and defended his record as Alaska's attorney general and Natural Resources Commissioner.

Congress passes bill to exempt tribes from IRS

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Local News
7:15 am
Mon September 22, 2014

9/22/14 - Alaska unemployment up slightly to 6.3% in August

Alaska unemployment higher than national rate in August

Unemployment in  Alaska inched upwards in August, from 6.1% in July to 6.3% in August. The state's highest unemployment rate was 12.4% in Southwest Alaska. Unemployment in Anchorage and the Mat-Su region was 5.4% in August. The jobless rate nationwide was 6.1% in August.

High costs closing Bethel Senior Center

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Local News
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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