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Update News: Thursday, November 15, 2012

In Thursday’s news:

  • U.S. Coast Guard still waiting for detailed report of oily substance samples taken from wildlife on St. Lawrence Island;
  • Norton Sound Regional Hospital had Grand Opening Celebration, yesterday;
  • Five crew members from Polar Wind were rescued after tug & barge went aground;
  • Federal scientists say lack of summer sea ice is changing behavior of Pacific walruses;
  • Alaska Supreme Court heard arguments in appeal from State over same-sex marriage taxation issue;
  • North Slope subsistence bowhead whaling completed for fall season.