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Update News: Friday, August 16, 2013

In Friday’s news:

  • Conservatives in Congress threatening to shut down the federal government;
  • Alaska State Troopers still looking for 28-year-old Peter Jackson of Unalakleet;
  • Dry weather and warm temperatures continuing to spread interior Alaska wildfires;
  • Nome gold miner Kenny Hughes says mining has a big impact on city economy;
  • Committee deciding whether Anchorage should bid for 2026 Winter Olympics.