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Archive for September 2013

Update News: September 24th, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Nome Common Council hears arguments over fluoride in city water; Authorities on Monday suspended search for a missing plane and pilot near Yakutat; Native American women can now get emergency contraception at federally managed Indian Health Services facilities without a consultation or prescription; Whale hunt in the Arctic going better than last…

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Senator in the building

Laureli talks with Senator Mark Begich

Longtime readers of the Static may find it no surprise that, last month, KNOM received a visit from US Senator Mark Begich, the junior member of Alaska’s Congressional delegation (pictured, mid-interview, with news director Laureli Kinneen). As one of the leading news organizations in rural Alaska – and one of the largest in the state…

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Five years ago

In September and October 2008, our newsletters were full of comings and goings – including those of our public affairs director Amy Flaherty and news director Paul Korchin. The Static reported on one of Amy’s final projects for our popular show Elder Voices: an interview with Savoonga, Alaska elder Ora Gologergen (guh-LOGG-er-guhn), pictured at top.…

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Past, present, future: online

Did you know that this website contains a detailed, year-by-year timeline of our mission, extending back to before our first broadcast? You’ll also find an extensive archive of past newsletters, from the late 1990s onward.

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License to serve

FCC license renewal paperwork

KNOM’s general manager Ric Schmidt is busy wrapping up work on our station’s license renewal with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Although it involves a large amount of paperwork, it’s a must-do for our mission once every eight years.

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Update News: September 23rd, 2013

In Monday’s news: U.S. Senate brings up subsistence hunting and fishing at committee hearing last Thursday; Community members in town of Chevak upset after Cup’iq artifacts wound up in dump; UAF Chancellor Brian Rogers warns of budget constraints during annual convocation; Despite the loss of sea ice in the Chukchi Sea, polar bears in the…

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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,…

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Time Flies When You’re Getting Old

KNOM staff roster in station lobby

For the first time in my life I am the oldest person in my household.  I am not that much older than my fellow KNOM volunteers but if you put into account that one volunteer year feels like five years worth of growth then by mathematical calculations I am now 30. 30! Holy cow. I’m…

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Constant Reminders

Tara in front of the Welcome to Nome sign

Twenty-one days. I have been in Nome three weeks and yet I feel as though I have been here much, much longer. I had to continually remind myself on the plane that I was doing it. I was leaving the only home I’ve ever known to spend a year in Alaska. Most people thought I…

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