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Update News: Wednesday, September 19, 2012

In Wednesday’s News: 88-year-old Alakanuk woman killed in a house fire identified as Angela Smith; Anchorage in for more high wind today; 2012 Alaska PFD $878, to be deposited October 4; State of Alaska to receive $1.44-million grantto enhance youth suicide prevention programs; Era says it’s completed all upgrades and they’re resuming scheduled operations after…

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Update News: Tuesday, September 18, 2012

In Tuesday’s News: Unalakleet woman accidentally shot in the legs by her sister after moose hunting trip; Era Aviation grounded 12 planes over the weekend, cockpit voice recorders out of date; Crane arrives and runway closed, runway construction resumes; Voter turnout in last month’s primary lowest in a decade; Damaged containment dome cancels Shell’s plans…

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Sounding Board: Early Childhood Education

This Thursday on Sounding Board (September 20, 2012 at 10am), we’re talking about early childhood education. While children five years old and younger are not required to go to a formal school system, what happens in those years can matter for a lifetime. Researchers say from birth to five years old is the most important time…

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Update News: Monday, September 17, 2012

In Monday’s News: East-West runway to again close this morning until beginning of October; Shell changes plans, will not drill far enough to reach oil this season, containment system failed; Unalakleet public safety building fast tracked, funded this spring construction to begin next spring; Cordova hunter dies after falling during a goat hunt; Second wind…

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Update News: Friday, September 14, 2012

In Friday’s News: First step in disaster declaration to bring aid to entire fishing communities, not just commercial operations; Another strong windstorm expected in Anchorage this weekend; NPS first district in the state to have one-to-one iPad program; Nome’s Nick Morgan a National Merit Scholarship semi-finalist; Wasilla man underwent successful heart transplant, heart replaced was…

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Update News: Thursday, September 13, 2012

In Thursday’s News: Acting US Secretary of Commerce declares commercial fishery failure on Yukon, Kuskokwim rivers and Cook Inlet; Kiana man missing after death of 74-year-old mother featured in “On the Ice”; NMFS has not followed through on ringed and bearded seal endangered species listing; MIT releases research finding additional chemicals affecting Arctic; Upcoming October…

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Update News: Wednesday, September 12, 2012

In Wednesday’s News: NPD trying to locate 12-year-old RaeGene Nichols; State pulls license of child care facility after child suffocates on play equipment; Congress preparing a six-month stop gap funding bill; Jumbo jet blew out most of its tires during emergency landing in Anchorage; Study conducted on Kodiak Island could put Kittlitz’s Murrelet on endangered…

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Update News: Tuesday, September 11, 2012

In Tuesday’s News: AST searching for Kiana’s Teddy Smith who is considered armed and dangerous; Shell hits another obstacle in drilling, this time a large ice island, drilling halted; Nome Common Council needs more tax and income information for upcoming decision on tax ordinance; UAF archaeologist studies use of driftwood in the Arctic.

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Update News: Monday, September 9, 2012

In Monday’s News: 14-year-old Sammy Wilkakia is missing in Nome, last seen last Wednesday, AST say death of elderly Kiana woman suspicious, ABI & AST investigating; Gov. Parnell issues disaster declaration for Kivalina; Shell begins drilling in Chukchi Sea; AEA & DNR release study that shows likely sources of renewable energy in Alaska; Nome Volunteer…

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Sounding Board: Gun Safety

This Thursday on Sounding Board (September 13, 2012 at 10am), we’re talking about gun safety. While two fatalities involving hunting rifles on the road system were reported last week, stories like this have been told in Western Alaska, too. Let’s be sure they are never told again. What’s a gun safety tip you learned that’s saved…

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