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Archive for June 2012

July 1989: A visit to Provideniya

July 4, 1989 Walking on the main street of Provideniya, USSR, general manager Tom Busch encounters a young English teacher who recognizes his voice from the radio. “Everyone in Provideniya knows you!” she exclaims. Tom and son Steve are part of a Cub Scout field trip to the Soviet Union. They and the thirty others…

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Profile: Neal Foster, Candidate for House District 39

Incumbent Neal Foster is running against Chalkyitsik’s Woodie Salmon in a democratic primary this August to determine who will represent the newly-expanded House District 39. Foster, born and raised in Nome, has been district 39’s representative since 2009, but the state’s redistricting has significantly changed the size of that district: it now spans from the…

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Update News: Friday, July 29, 2012

In Friday’s news: Bering Strait/Norton Sound healthcare providers discuss local implications of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling; Governor Sean Parnell and Alaska’s Congressional delegation react to the court’s decision; Rep. Neal Foster running against primary challenger Woodie Salmon from Chalkyitsik; Up to 20,000 red salmon expected in the Pilgrim River as reds begin to arrive…

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Family Visit

My family is here!!!! I know that I have been counting down to this visit for awhile. My family visiting me has been a major event for me to look forward to for months. Now that they are here, along with one of my best friends, Alexandra, I have been crazy busy entertaining, giving tours,…

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Update News: Thursday, June 28, 2012

In Thursday’s News: May be latest salmon runs on record in Unalakleet and Shaktoolik Rivers; Senator Begich to host roundtable discussion in Bethel on poor king salmon runs; Woodie Salmon from Chalkyitsik running against Rep. Foster in primary election; 121 exploratory wells drilled in 1944-1981 in NPRA remain unplugged

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Profile: Woodie Salmon, Candidate for House District 39

Woodie Salmon wants to be your representative for House District 39. He’ll be running against incumbent Neal Foster in a democratic primary this August. Salmon served as a house rep in the old district six for six year, representing interior communities, as well as communities along the Kuskokwim and Yukon rivers. Salmon was a pilot…

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In Thursday’s News: Alaska’s House District 39

Alaska’s redistricting process has greatly expanded House District 39. Formerly a coastal district confined to western Alaska, it now stretches from across the state, from Canada to the Bering Sea. The new district 39 includes southeast communities near the Canadian border (such as Tok and Eagle), crosses the interior to collect Fort Yukon, and follows…

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