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Archive for May 2012

Profile: Grace at the Garbage Dump

Former KNOM news reporter Jesse Zink has published a book about his time as a missionary in South Africa. Grace at the Garbage Dump explores his work and experience in a poor community. Zink helped patients struggling with HIV and AIDS, worked in microcredit programs, and tutored English students. He says cultural understanding was an…

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Elasticity

As Public Affairs Director, my purview is nestled squarely within the news department of KNOM. Likewise, production people focus on, well, production duties, be it music, shows, or producing spots. But every now and then, something comes up that might let you do a little crossover, have one of those “hey you got your production…

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Update News: Monday, May 21, 2012

Offshore miners to stay half mile from river mouths and 300 feet from fishing nets; McKinley climber dies after fall; AVTEC prepares workforce for broadband internet in rural Alaska; minor flooding on Snake River over the weekend.

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Sounding Board: King Salmon Decline

This Thursday on Sounding Board (May 24, 2012 at 10am), we’re talking about the decline of king salmon numbers in Western Alaska. How are the declining numbers of the king salmon fishery affecting you, your family, or your community? What does a diminished salmon fishing season mean for you? Has your salmon catch been smaller…

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Profile: Nome Safety Fair

Nome Emergency Service providers and Norton Sound Injury Prevention will host a Safety Fair in Nome this Saturday at the Nome Elementary School parking lot. Bike safety and registration will be areas of focus. Presenters will also address gun and boating safety. Ambulance crews will be on hand with emergency planning information. The Safety Fair…

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Update News: Friday, May 18, 2012

Deckhand from Washington state dies on processor off Togiak; Nome Port Commission plans for onslaught of dredges in harbor; new labor commissioner named, Dianne Blumer; Shishmaref’s Mary Huntington named Shishmaref school’s vice principal; Safety Fair in Nome tomorrow, opportunity to register bikes.

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Neither Rain Nor Snow

Hello world! Lets talk about the mail. We all know how nice it is to receive a piece of mail that isn’t junk or a bill, especially if it is a package. And you can generally expect to receive mail within a couple of days after is was sent. In Nome things move at a…

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Update News: Thursday, May 17, 2012

Errant text to trooper in Bethel have two women facing possible misdemeanor charges; Nome breaks record for wettest day in May; state releases draft EA for Nome runway safety improvements; environmental and AK Native groups appeal air permit granted to Shell; Inupiat Word Finder App now available.

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Update News: Wednesday, May 16, 2012

NJUS wind turbines to spin this fall; 31 elderly and chronic care patients evacuated to Bethel from Kwethluk amid flooding; two AK-based military policemen die in Afghanistan; special legislative session cost $404,000; groups sue NMFS over oil exploration permit; Anchorage shakes this morning.

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Update News: Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Long-time BSSD pilot Doug Hemnes dies of a heart attack; governor vetoes very little from operating and capital projects budgets; Elim City Council does not certify election, village remains dry; Pebble Mine being prepared for permitting; North Dakota passes Alaska to become second leading oil-producing state.

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