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Archive for June 2013

Miner PROFILE: Maria Taurus

The State Department of Natural Resources issued 205 permits for offshore mining operations in Nome this year. In the midst of Nome’s second gold rush, the town quite often referred to as the Gold Rush City has seen an influx of people in the summer the past few years. At KNOM we’re taking time this…

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Update News: Friday, June 28, 2013

In Friday’s news: Musher asks to put down sled dog that attacked a child in May; Alaska Redistricting Board to unveil 12 redistricting draft plans at public hearing in Anchorage today; Alaska Democratic Party announces interactive draft district maps have been posted on their website; White House is establishing Council on Native American Affairs; Eight…

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Mom and Me

Earlier this month my mom visited me in Nome! We were lucky to see many amazing parts of Nome and surrounding country in the few days she was here. And she got to see many sides of Nome: From the last of the sea ice… To Salmon Lake, 34 miles north of Nome… To Velvet…

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Update News: Thursday, June 27, 2013

In Thursday’s news: Defense of Marriage Act ruled unconstitutional by U.S. Supreme Court; President Barack Obama lays out framework for combating climate change; White House Council on Native American Affairs established; Three projects related to Western Alaskan culture and history receiving Alaska Humanities Forum grants; Catholic leaders in Alaska say a federal mandate infringes on…

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PROFILE: Nome Judge Tim Dooley

If you live in Nome, you may have already met him. His name is Tim Dooley, and he is the new Nome Superior Court Judge. Dooley was appointed by Governor Sean Parnell in March and was officially installed in Nome on May 31st. He has twenty-two years of law experience and says he has wanted…

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Update News: Wednesday, June 26, 2013

In Wednesday’s news: Most states covered under Voting Rights Act won’t feel impact of Supreme Court ruling until 2020; Former Bethel daycare operator indicted on seven counts of sexual abuse of a minor; President Barack Obama declares federal disaster for spring flooding in Alaska; Nome Superior Court Judge Tim Dooley settles into his new role;…

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Midnight Sun Folk Fest and the David Wax Museum

I have said this before but I’ll say it again: Nome may be a small town but there is always something going on. If you are motivated and passionate enough about a cause, there is usually an army of Nomeite volunteers willing to help you in your endeavors. In this week’s case, I am talking…

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Update News: Tuesday, June 25, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Nome residents unhappy with city decision on location of new museum and library; Three injured in a car rollover near Nome last weekend; Ballot proposition to raise the minimum wage in Alaska makes it to signature-gathering phase; Alaska Fire Service’s Galena Zone office still operating out of community after spring flood.

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June ’01: The doctor is in

June 29, 2001: Following six months of educational leave, KNOM news director Paul Korchin returns to the station, having earned his Harvard Ph.D. “The doctor is in,” reads a handmade sign on the newsroom door.

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Update News: Monday, June 24, 2013

In Monday’s news: Firefighters from the lower 48 have been flown up to help fight wildfires in Alaska; Man crossing mudflats between Fire Island and Anchorage disappeared Sunday; Alaska redistricting board reviewing seven political maps in coming weeks; Senator Lisa Murkowski’s support for same-sex marriage causes ripple nationwide; Arctic offshore oil drilling continues to be…

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