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Archive for January 2014

Update News: January 24th, 2014

In Friday’s news: President Obama declares disaster for AK communities damaged by Nov. storms; Gene Peltola, CEO of YKHC, forced to retire early by board’s decision; Gov. Parnell delivers State of the State address, focusing on school choice movement; Scottish archeological team excavates 500-year-old AK village, Nunaathlaq, as it erodes into the ocean. http://knom.org/wp-audio/2014/01/2014-01-24-knom-update-news.mp3

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Gravity

First view of Nome. August 2013.

Anna Rose reflects on feeling a sense of belonging and purpose on coming to Nome and to KNOM. In Alaska, she says, “for the first time in long memory, I feel gravity.”

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Update News: January 23rd, 2014

In Thursday’s news: Kawerak prepares to present AK legislatures with evidence of a growing regional housing shortage; Federal court rules lease sale in Chukchi to Shell Oil did not meet adequate environmental standards; Proposed state senate bill would criminalize cyber-bullying; Coast Guard balances competing interests in attention towards Port Clarence real-estate; In State of the…

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Story49: Jeremiah James

This January, Story49 features Jeremiah James of Yakutat, AK. Jeremiah is a Tlingit artist who specializes in seal and sea otter skin and fur production. In this episode, Jeremiah discusses Alaska Native hunting rights, describes his hunting and fur production processing techniques, and shares how he passes down his love of the outdoors and hunting…

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Update News: January 22nd, 2014

In Wednesday’s news: Statehouse starts session with surprising news of Kertulla’s departure; Coast Guard admiral outlines 2014 Arctic Shield plans for Western Alaska; A polar code for shipping vessels in Arctic could emerge as early as this week; The Yukon Quest sled-dog race has it’s smallest field ever this year with just 18  mushers; Joanne…

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Sounding Board: Housing Crisis in Rural Alaska

An Alaskan Cabin

This week on Sounding Board (Thursday, January 23rd at 10am) we’re talking about Alaska’s rural housing crisis. Houses are overcrowded and aging. Rent prices are increasing. Building materials are expensive to transport. And some communities lack the land to expand. As homes become more difficult to construct in rural Alaska, people find themselves in unsafe…

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Update News: January 21st, 2014

In Tuesday’s news: Legislative Finance Division reviews state’s budget; Sen. Begich takes stand against Pebble Mine; AST arrests man accused of striking a VPO; Nome-based musher Rolland Trowbridge completes Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race. http://knom.org/wp-audio/2014/01/2014-01-21-knom-update-news.mp3

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