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Update News: Friday, January 18, 2013

In Friday’s news:

  • Inaction has Nome’s Mike Benchoff dealing with authorities regarding his boat, the Rustler;
  • After serving in Nome for 17 years, Superior Court Judge Ben Esch is retiring;
  • Graphite deposit on Seward Peninsula labeled second-largest graphite source in the world;
  • Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race says colder temperatures have set up icy and fast trail for 22 mushers tonight.