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Elder Voices: Winton Weyapuk Jr.

At 62, Winton Weyapuk Jr. is a young elder. But he is a wealth of information about the Inupiaq language and marine mammal subsistence in his native village of Wales. Winton’s passion for preserving Inupiaq and the subsistence lifestyle started as a boy, learning how to navigate sea ice in an umiak skinboat with his father, and…

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Update News: Tuesday, January 22, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Idle school shooting threat prompts emergency response at Kotzebue High School last week; Poor King Salmon returns spurs ADFG to step up research efforts; New regulations governing teacher evaluations in Alaska; Alaska population growing nearly twice as fast as nation as a whole over last two years; Wainwright Utaaqmiut Dancers performed at…

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Anything Can Happen: Sports Reporting, Alaska Style

Standing on a sled controlling fourteen huskies who are pulling you and the sled over ice and snow, through wind chills of 50 below and blizzards for hours on end, overnight, day after day, is not an eccentric activity in Alaska. It’s the state sport. Mushing in Alaska is like football in Oregon or baseball…

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News at KNOM

Hello, future KNOM News volunteer. Have you ever wondered what news is like at KNOM? Here are the basics: What type of news does KNOM cover? KNOM practices community journalism. We cover news that affects our listening area: Nome and the rural communities and Alaska native villages in Western Alaska. We try to create a…

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Update News: Thursday, January 3, 2013

In Thursday’s News: Grounded Shell rig has remained stable and no fuel spill has been observed; Oil spill response consultant says Shell isn’t prepared for Arctic drilling; Senator Lisa Murkowski alarmed at recent ringed and bearded seal classification as threatened species; Fiscal cliff bill also postpones pay raise for Congress; An Anchorage Senator plans to…

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Update News: Wednesday, January 2, 2013

In Wednesday’s News: Nome resident Frank Carruthers stranded on an ice floe over the weekend, rescued by helicopters; Shell Oil drilling ship grounded in Gulf of Alaska, high winds and stormy seas preventing marine experts from boarding ship to check for damage; FDA releases draft report on genetically engineered salmon, Alaska’s Congressional delegation up in arms, report…

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Update News: Monday, December 31, 2012

In Monday’s News: Alaska State Supreme Court ordering redistricting board back to work; Fiscal cliff approaching, Senator Begich says Republicans need to offer more in negotiations; Disaster relief bill passes in Senate, awaiting vote in House; AVCP Regional Housing Authority celebrating grand opening in Bethel; Senator Begich appointed to Indian Affairs Committee; Rasmusson Foundation urging…

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Update News: Thursday, December 27, 2012

In Thursday’s News: FDA okays genetically modified salmon; Begich, Murkowski and Young react; ConocoPhillips paying fines for 2006 & 2007 North Slope oil spills; Body of missing Coast Guardsmen recovered near Kodiak; Paul Johnson Memorial 450 Sled Dog Race returns for second year in 2013; Oil sheen discovered south of Homer; Phone books replaced by…

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By 2014, a Wellness and Sobering Center in Nome

To respond to the need for substance abuse treatment the Norton Sound, Norton Sound Health Corporation is planning on starting a substance abuse treatment center in Nome. The Wellness and Sobering Center will be based in the old hospital, and may open as early as fall 2014. NSHC is looking to village-based counselors, tribal healers,…

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Profiles: For Christmas, An African Priest in Nome

Nome’s Catholic Church has a visiting priest from Ghana. Father John Asanyire will deliver Christmas mass at St. Joseph’s so priest, Father Ross Tozzi, can lead mass at his other parish in Kotzebue. Father John Asanyire was ordained in Ghana in 1999. He entered the seminary missionary to be trained to be a Missionary of…

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