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Archive for October 2013

Update News: October 25th, 2013

In Friday’s news: Byron Mallot addresses the AFN Convention; Diomede prepares a resolution to declare an economic disaster; Kawerak’s Social Science Program releases traditional knowledge projects; The AK Water and Sewer Challenge seeks a decentralized water and sewer system. http://knom.org/wp-audio/2013/10/2013-10-25-knom-update-news.mp3

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Roads and Roots

Pilgrim road

“I slide the card across the counter, and the lady on the other side hands me a new one, still warm from the printer,” Anna Rose writes. It’s a rite of passage for all our volunteers: getting an Alaska driver’s license.

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Update News: October 24th, 2013

In Thursday’s news: Laureli Kinneen reports from a Rock the Vote concert the night ahead of AFN’s start in Fairbanks; Speakers at AFN conference discuss $228 mil. in cuts to IHS from Congressional sequestration policy; Shishmaref votes to uphold local option banning sale, importation of alcohol; Russia downgrades charges against “Arctic 30” from piracy to…

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“Know Thyself.”

Tara on the tundra

As I was browsing through podcasts and possible spot content yesterday, I came across one that centered around this quote: “Know thyself.” Credited to Socrates and recorded by Plato, it was explained this takes on more significance when you understand one of the most important values in Greek culture: areté. The word areté in Greek…

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Update News: October 23rd, 2013

In Wednesday’s news: Unless the lawful definition of Alaskan Native is changed, thousands will not qualify for ACA benefits; Kawerak Wellness Center hosted a Green Dot Youth Training Day last Friday; Alaska’s Permanent Fund grew in the first three months of the fiscal year. http://knom.org/wp-audio/2013/10/2013-10-23-update-news.mp3

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Update News: October 22nd, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: A Tuntutuliak man has died from huffing propane, according to AST; AST says a 25-yr-old woman was shot in Buckland by her husband during a drunken altercation; Last summer’s fire in the interior was caused by US Army artillery exercises, according to new report; AK poet Joan Naviyuk Kane’s second book comes…

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Update News: October 21st, 2013

In Monday’s newscast: Community in Savoonga economizing as winter approaches amid worst walrus harvest on record; Alaska Native people from across state gathering for AFN and Elders & Youth conference; Rep. Neal Foster speaks to Nome Rotary about Alaska’s legislature, budget, and arctic policy. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/10/2013-10-21-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: October 18th, 2013

In Friday’s news: Two Democrats, Dunbar and Moore, gear up for the House primaries; The NPR-A lease sale is scheduled for Nov. 6th; Effects linger from the partial federal shutdown. http://knom.org/wp-audio/2013/10/2013-10-18-13-update-news-noon.mp3

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The Unbearable Lightless of Being in Alaska

The gap between a fantasy and its realization has always surprised me. I know to anticipate it now, but it persists, even as it narrows. Daydreams and forward projections are clean, exciting—only the good parts are in tact. There’s not much mud or mild hunger in a fantasy. I never imagine adventures and remember that…

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Update News: October 17th, 2013

In Thursday’s news: GCI and KTUU reach temporary agreement to keep channel broadcasting outside of Anchorage; Unseasonably warm October weather coming from high pressure system and storms from South and West; UAF vice chancellor Pat Pitney to represent US in leg of Olympic Torch relay this week; Award-winning poet Peggy Schumaker visiting Nome this week…

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