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Elder Voices: Raymond Seetok Sr.

This month’s Elder Voices celebrates Raymond Seetok Sr, a Kingikmiut elder from Wales. Raymond was born in Wales in 1946. A whaling captain, husband, and father, he grew up with twelve siblings in the traditional Inupiaq way. He speaks about the hardships he faced, and Inupiaq lessons his elders and parents passed onto him about…

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Update News: Thursday, February 28, 2013

In Thursday’s news: Shell cancels 2013 Arctic drilling season; Alaska’s redistricting plans waiting on outcome of US Supreme Court case, case challenging need for federal oversight of state redistricting in states with a history of voting discrimination; Abortion bill debate continues in Juneau, developmental psychologist testifies against abortion on mental health grounds; Parnell’s oil tax…

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Update News: Wednesday, February 27, 2013

In Wednesday’s News: Chinook salmon research may get permanent funding from state; Voting identification bill explained by Representative Bob Lynn; Shell’s Kulluk leaves Kodiak Island for Dutch Harbor; Alaska promoting natural gas to buyers in Japan and South Korea; Senators Begich and Murkowski split votes on Chuck Hagel’s confirmation as Defense Secretary.

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Wait, I’m a reporter in Subarctic Alaska?

As of February 27, I have been in Alaska for six months and ten days. I’m more than halfway through my first term of service so I thought it was a good time to write a reflective blog post, to consider my experience so far, how I have grown, how being a KNOM volunteer has…

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Update News: Thursday, February 21, 2013

In Thursday’s News: Iron Dog restarting in Nome today, McKenna and Van Meter leading the pack as of 12 noon; Steven Gast to serve as Interim Superintendent for Nome Public Schools; Alaska’s oil-wealth portfolio hits all-time high of $45 billion; Legislative efforts to let voters decide whether public funds can be used for private schools…

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Update News: Thursday, February 14, 2013

In Thursday’s news: Violence Against Women Act’s tribal provisions limit tribal authority, according to Association of Village Council Presidents;  Nome Schools welcome Governor Parnell’s visit on Wednesday; Kwethluk watering hole contaminated by sunken barge; Vietnam Veterans Day to be established by Alaska House legislation.

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Community Engagement, Part Two: The Community

This is second part of KNOM’s two-part series on the Community Engagement Initiative. The three-year Nome Public School project aims to increase student success by strengthening adult support of youth.  About twenty Nome residents gathered in Nome Elementary School Commons last Thursday, February 7, to learn about the Community Engagement Initiative. Parents, teachers and school…

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Community Engagement, Part One: The Initiative and the Issues

Nome Public Schools are aiming to increase student success by strengthening adult support for youth. Their Community Engagement Initiative, an ambitious three-year project coordinated by the Alaska Association of School Boards, is the focus of a special two-part series airing this week on KNOM. “Community Engagement, Part One: The Initiative and the Issues” airs Tuesday, February…

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Update News: Thursday, February 7, 2013

In Thursday’s news: Kuspuk School District plane crashed near Kalskag on Tuesday, pilot and both passengers hospitalized; Personnel issue at Nome Public Schools to be investigated by Alaska Professional Teaching Practices Commission; Increased shipping traffic discussed at Bering Straits Maritime Symposium in Nome.

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Update News: Wednesday, February 6, 2013

In Wednesday’s News: Small plane crash near Kalskag hospitalizes three people; Pete Kaiser enters Norton Sound 450, race begins today; Protecting subsistence hunting waters and preparing for increased vessel traffic discussed at Bering Straits Maritime Symposium in Nome.

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