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Archive for October 2012

Update News: Thursday, October 25, 2012

In Thursday’s news: Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation reports improvements with new GCI broadband internet; Alaska junior U.S. Senator weighs in on big oil decision to explore LNG export; Nome Public School’s Superintendent Mike Brawner says district evaluating MAP assessment results; Alaska voters can vote electronically.

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Profile: Language Preservation

An Alaska Native language preservation initiative has been established at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Northwest Campus. Program Development Managers, Barb Amarok and Carol Gales at Northwest Campus have been in coordination with the UAF Alaska Language Institute in Fairbanks. The university is working to establish language courses for community members to study and share. The…

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Update News: Wednesday, October 24, 2012

In Wednesday’s news: Nome Public Schools 5th & 6th graders are behind in reading; Alaska Natives from North Slope meeting with Obama officials this week; Alaska Native language preservation initiative present at the UAF Northwest Campus; Old Wein Building in Nome now in monofill. *Editors note for Nome Public Schools story: -Keith Conger chose to…

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Update News: Tuesday, October 23, 2012

In Tuesday’s news: State officials attempting to gain knowledge about Alaska king salmon; National tribal advocacy group concerned voter identification laws could affect Native Americans; Alaska state Senate candidate, Bob Bell, under investigation; Joy Huntington spoke at AFN about life’s barriers & opportunities; Nome JV Volleyball team hosted Nome Mixed-6 Volleyball Tournament last weekend.  

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Nome Traffic Report

Both my university and my job were close to were I lived, yet my total daily commute used to take two to three hours on an average day. If something crazy happened, like say, rain, there was no say when I’d get home. If you’ve lived in or near a city in the continental United…

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Update News: Monday, October 22, 2012

In Monday’s news: Alaska State Troopers say Hooper Bay woman died after falling through ice; Alaska State Troopers search for missing Sitka woman; Governor Parnell supports Alaska businesses as they fight against an emissions control area; Nome’s Jacob Martin recognized at AFN; Governor Parnell appoints 5 Alaskans to Alaska Native Language Preservation & Advisory Council;…

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October 1984: A new class of radio station

October 25, 1984 After nearly two years of lobbying, frequent intervention by Senator Ted Stevens, and five inches of paperwork, the FCC grants KNOM and fifteen other high-power Alaskan stations protection against interference that is beyond what is afforded large Lower 48 stations, by creating a new class of station, 1-N (“N” for north). It…

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A failed sensor and a frozen pipe

At times, KNOM staff and volunteers face a variety of challenges. Last week brought engineering, computer, and plumbing difficulties, but with the help of professionals and an energetic staff, each problem was identified, and, when possible, solved. Among our glitches was a malfunctioning temperature sensor at our studio building. The sensor is designed to feed…

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Sounding Board: Community Involvement

This Thursday on Sounding Board (October 25, 2012 at 10am), we’re talking about community involvement. Big or small, there are many things we do on a daily basis that affect our community at large. What can you do to have a positive effect in your community? Why do you think it’s important to get involved…

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