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Archive for October 2013

Update News: October 9th, 2013

In Wednesday’s news: Administrative hang-ups and the federal shutdown have caused more gridlock in Newtock’s relocation efforts; Tribal leaders from Y-K Delta villages gathered in Bethel for energy summit; Nome BOE commends the students of the month, new board member, attendance initiatives. http://knom.org/wp-audio/2013/10/2013-10-09-knom-update-news-noon.mp3

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Sounding Board: Making Education Matter

This week on Sounding Board (Thursday, October 10th, 2013 at 10:00am), we’re talking about making education matter. Our schools should be places where kids want to be. Where kids feel valued. Where they are missed if they do not attend. How do we create these places of learning together? Should parents get involved in schools? How…

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Turbulent Cultural Re-Entry

A road in Gambell, Alaska

This is a term that gets thrown around in the service world and in the military. What does it mean? Re-entering your old life after being away “in service” may be shocking and overwhelming. It may be strange to think about culture shock within the United States but that’s the beauty of Western Alaska—it may…

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Update News: October 8th, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Nome Common Council to hold unofficial ballot poll on water fluoridation at Nov. 5th run-off election; Site in Nikiski chosen for large state-supported LNG project; A new digital mammography unit slated to arrive in Kotzebue this week; NBHS brought five runners to the state cross-country meet in Anchorage on Saturday. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/09/2013-10-8-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: October 7th, 2013

In Monday’s news: Alaska currently experiencing a dangerous outbreak of syphilis; NANA announces to shareholders it won’t be paying out a dividend this year; Coast Guard says it has suspended search for 33-year-old boater; This month Kawerak Wellness Center is hosting the Green Dot violence education program. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/09/2013-10-7.mp3

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The Power of Trust

Along the road

“I have been amazed at the responsibility we are entrusted with at the station,” first-year volunteer Tara Cicatello says. “But we make it work.”

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Update News: October 4th, 2013

In Friday’s news: Nome’s Common Council has officiated the results of Tuesday’s election; Day 2 of NSHC’s Health Fair at the Nome Rec Center; Nome Chamber of Commerce hosts meeting on changes in Alaska Airlines flights; PFD’s were dispersed yesterday, helping furloughed workers and boosting local economy. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/09/2013-10-4-knom-headlines-news.mp3

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Profile: Government Shutdown

On Tuesday the federal government shutdown, sending an estimated 13,000 Alaska federal employees on furloughs and closing down or restricting many federal services. So what does this mean for Alaska— the state with the third highest number of federal employees, the state with one-third of its jobs receiving federal funding, and the state with the…

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Update News: October 3rd, 2013

In Thursday’s news: Nome Chamber of Commerce hosts meeting to give community update on Pilgrim Hot Springs geothermal project; Thousands of federal employees across the state affected by government shutdown; Subsistence status hearing in Bethel canceled due to government shutdown; NSRH hosts experts from ANTHC to explain new Affordable Care Act measures. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/09/2013-10-3-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: October 2nd, 2013

In Wednesday’s news: Nome’s preliminary city election results have been released; Hear in brief how the federal government shutdown affects Alaska; Teller hosted its 9th annual Cultural Festival this weekend; The NWS is changing its marine weather forecast for the Bristol Bay region. http://knom.org/wp-audio/2013/10/2013-02-10-update-news.mp3

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