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Update News: Monday, July 9, 2012

In Monday’s News: Museum vote expected to fill City Council Chambers tonight; Kings hit Nushagak River; Arctic Trading Post sells, Nome Covenant Church to open teen center; Seward Fire Department to resume search of missing Mt. Marathon runner; New Norton Sound hospital to showcase native artwork.

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In Friday’s News: King Salmon & Halibut Bycatch Petition

With king salmon subsistence and sport fishing closed in most areas of the state, Julie Smith started an online petition to bring attention to and to stop king salmon and halibut bycatch in the pollock fishery. She plans on sending the petition to Governor Sean Parnell, Senator Lisa Murkowski and to the North Pacific Fishery…

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Update News: Friday, June 6, 2012

In Friday’s News: Petition circulates aimed to bring attention to and stop king salmon and halibut bycatch in Bering Sea pollock fishery; No extension to comment deadline on EPA’s “Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment”; search for missing Mt. Marathon runner resumed this morning; NEA Alaska endorses President Obama; 2012 Iditarod finisher Matt Giblin disqualified from 2012…

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Update News: Thursday, July 5, 2012

In Thursday’s news: St. Michael, Koyuk & Scammon Bay firefighters head to Utah to help battle wildfires; Western Arctic caribou herd continues to decline; Rally aimed at APD police protocols after police shot and killed two men; Fisherman fell off fishing boat, Coast Guard search is on; DNR maps coastline in the area this summer;…

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Update News: Tuesday, July 3, 2012

In Tuesday’s News: 100 Alaska firefighters sent to Wyoming to help fight; AK’s only village-based women’s shelter receives BIA funding; Kings caught in lower Yukon commercial fishery donated upriver in pilot program; Metlakatla couple finds Japanese boat while beach combing After hoax, Taco Bell sends 10,000 tacos to Bethel

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Update News: Thursday, June 28, 2012

In Thursday’s News: May be latest salmon runs on record in Unalakleet and Shaktoolik Rivers; Senator Begich to host roundtable discussion in Bethel on poor king salmon runs; Woodie Salmon from Chalkyitsik running against Rep. Foster in primary election; 121 exploratory wells drilled in 1944-1981 in NPRA remain unplugged

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Profile: Unique Marathon Bird, The Bar-tailed Godwit

The bar-tailed godwit will later migrate from Western Alaska to New Zealand without stopping. It will travel five to seven days straight. While a majority of bar-tailed godwits nest in Asia, some raise their young in Alaska – from Bethel to Barrow. Nome’s resident expert birder Sister Alice Sullivan explains characteristics of the “unique marathon…

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Profile: Rock Creek Transfer

With the purchase and sale agreement of the Rock Creek Mine between NovaGold and the Bering Straits Native Corporation, BSNC hopes to bring the mine back into production, albeit on a much smaller scale. The transfer includes the mine itself, the mill, and the claims that NovaGold has in the Rock Creek area. BSNC President…

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Update News: Tuesday, June 12, 2012

In Tuesday’s news: With the purchase of the Rock Creek Mine, BSNC plans to bring the mine back into production (hear more in Tuesday’s Profile); Stubborn ice conditions mean no processor for the 2012 Norton Sound commercial herring fishery; Alaska plans to seek waiver from provisions of No Child Left Behind; A warm, dry spring…

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