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Update News: Wednesday, November 28, 2012

In Wednesday’s news: State invests 30 million dollars in King Salmon study; Edward Itta, former mayor of North Slope, appointed to national committee on Arctic policy; White House issues disaster declaration for parts of Alaska affected by late September storms; Nome Schools looking to increase community involvement, conducting interviews with community members this week for…

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Update News: Monday, November 19, 2012

In Monday’s news: Grounded vessels leaking fuel near Cold Bay; NSEDC claims massive golden king crab quota by investing in Seattle-based fishing company; NSEDC declares Community Benefit Shares at a total of 1.5 million dollars; UVEC General Manager Ike Towarak retiring, recognized for service; Republican Senators looking to capitalize on newfound control of Alaska Legislature.

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Profile: Artist-in-Residence at the Wales School

The Wales Kingikmiut School is bringing lines, colors, and paintbrushes to their 36 students this month thanks to the Artist in Schools program. The program, made possible by the Alaska State Council on the Arts, the Bering Straits School District, the Rasmusson Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts, brings professional artists to schools across…

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Naliġaaniktuŋa!

Last Tuesday KNOM Volunteers experienced our first election, Nome-style– with no lines at the polls, Inupiaq “I Voted!” stickers, and beluga whales. Josh, Margaret, Lucus, Dayneé and I all registered to vote in Alaska when we got our Alaskan drivers licenses. We were among the 19000 Alaskans who voted this year. Alaska has one Representative,…

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Profile: Pamyua

Pamyua is fighting to keep traditional drum songs alive and relevant to the modern Inuit experience. The Anchorage-based group plays a mix of traditional drum songs, American soul and modern jazz– a genre they call tribal funk, or Inuit World music. Since 1995, the foursome from the Yukon/Kuskokwim Delta and Greenland have toured around the…

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Update News: Thursday, November 8, 2012

In Thursday’s News: Andrew Guy reinstated as Calista head; Sentencing of Former Director of Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission continues; Kivalina fears water won’t last til winter; Indian Law and Order Commission visiting Alaska to gather recommendations for President and Congress on tribal sovereignty; Nome Nanooks competing for State Volleyball Championship today in Wasilla.

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Elder Voices: James Okpealuk

James Okpealuk is a skilled carpenter. Throughout his life, the Teller Elder has helped build many houses in Alaska, including homes in Fairbanks, new houses in Nome, and the old school in Teller. But he remembers his traditional home in Little Diomede with a smile: “All sod and rocks…more like a shack. Small, but very…

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News Radio Voice

If you heard Brian Williams or Diane Sawyer say, “Tonight on ABC, Obama in Syria, unemployment on the rise, and a tiger visits the moon,” you would think, yes, that did happen, and you would want to hear more–because they read it with the voice. The confident and authoritative tone, the masterful control of emphasis and pacing,…

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Update News: Tuesday, October 16

In Tuesday’s News: Tugboat hit rocks near St. Michael on Friday, two men on board drift safely to shore; High-speed internet coming to Nome next year; Senator Begich in Israel discussing foreign relations.

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Late Night Northern Lights

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve thought of the Aurora Borealis as one of the greatest wonders of the natural universe. Seeing the Aurora was one of the things I was most excited to do in Alaska. So last night, when the General Manager and Business Manager’s daughter called me at 10:30 pm and…

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