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Update News: September 20th, 2013

In Friday’s news:

  • As the dredging season comes to an end, no answers over how increased mining activity will compensate environmental or civil costs taken on Nome and the region;
  • AK State Personnel Board now counts same-sex partners of state employees as “immediate family.”
  • Nome Port Commission met to discus the damaged Cape Nome Jetty, Deep Water Port Study, and harbor infrastructure;
  • Scientists use the earwax of a dead whale to obtain clues about it’s age and life.
  • Pope Francis appoints Fairbanks Bishop Donald J. Kettler to lead lead diocese of St. Cloud, in Minnesota.