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7:34 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

4/4/14 KNBA News - Controversial permitting bill dies in Alaska Senate Resources committee

Depending on who you ask, HB77 would have streamlined state permitting of development projects, or unacceptably limited public participation in resource management decision-making. Due to controversy over those differing views, the bill is dead.

Royal Dutch Shell didn't fully consider the risk of towing an unpropelled drill rig through the Gulf of Alaska during a winter storm, according to a Coast Guard investigation into the grounding of Shell's Kulluk rig on New Year's Eve in 2012.

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Local News
10:45 pm
Sun March 23, 2014

3/24/14 KNBA NEWS - Governor's permitting bill in trouble in Legislature

Legislators have been inundated with phone calls, e-mails, letters and petitions over the Governor's bill aimed at streamlined permitting, but that critics say gives the state too much authority and leaves the public out of the process.

The Board of Fish has okayed dip-net fishing on the Kuskokwim River to allow fishermen to release King salmon live back into the river and help boost their population.

March 31 is the deadline for enrollment in health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, and for Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend applications.

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Local News
2:06 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

3/14/14 KNBA News - Head of Tanana Chiefs Conference steps down

An Emmonak man was medevacced to Anchorage after collapsing while ice fishing.

Jerry Isaacs steps down after heading Tanana Chiefs Conference for eight years.

Coastal villages say commercial fishing should be reduced before subsistence limits are imposed.

A bill that would expand the state's authority to issue general permits continues to draw opposition.

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Local News
7:23 am
Mon March 10, 2014

3/10/14 KNBA NEWS - A bill to increase the state's general permit authority is moving forward

The state is removing a few of the most controversial parts of a bill that expands the state's authority to issue general permits, and limits those who would reserve water for certain uses, such as fisheries.

The state is suing former and current owners of a refinery near Fairbanks over a sulfolane spill that flowed into groundwater.

Gov. Sean Parnell has created a Medicaid Reform Advisory Group to develop a report to the Legislature by Nov. 15.

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