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Update News: Friday, August 16, 2013

In Friday’s news: Conservatives in Congress threatening to shut down the federal government; Alaska State Troopers still looking for 28-year-old Peter Jackson of Unalakleet; Dry weather and warm temperatures continuing to spread interior Alaska wildfires; Nome gold miner Kenny Hughes says mining has a big impact on city economy; Committee deciding whether Anchorage should bid…

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Profile: Gold Miner Kenny Hughes

The town quite often referred to as the Gold Rush City has seen an influx of people in the summer the past few years. And this summer, KNOM has been talking with our gold mining neighbors. This week we talked with someone who was born in Nome. Meet Kenny Hughes. He began gold panning on…

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Update News: Thursday, August 15, 2013

In Thursday’s news: New lawsuit filed against state redistricting board; Center for Disease Control report says Alaskans pay heavy price for heavy drinking of alcohol; Nome will be featured in Alaska episode of “Growing Native”; Alaska volcano on Aleutian Islands again oozing lava. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/08/2013-08-15-knom-update-news.mp3

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Profile: Shelby Anderson

Northwest Alaska is an area rich in heritage and culture. According to Anthropologist Shelby Anderson, it is a place where the past is relevant to the present and the future. Anderson is an Assistant Professor in the Anthropology Department at Portland State University. Although teaching in Oregon, she completes her research mostly in Northwest Alaska. Anderson…

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Update News: Wednesday, August 14, 2013

In Wednesday’s news: Senator Hollis French to run for Governor; Erosion threatening archaeological sites on coast of Northwest Alaska; Two people safe after crashing float plane near Paxson; Water tank levels still low in City of Unalakleet; Coast Guard report on grounding of Kulluk won’t be released until next year; Nome Public Schools receives completed…

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Update News: Monday, August 12, 2013

In Monday’s news: Two 15-year-old Anchorage girls killed by intoxicated driver Friday; Coast Guard says Oregon-based fishing vessel has run aground near Valdez; Russia leading the way in commercial shipping along Northern Sea Route; Japanese political leaders move to revitalize country’s nuclear program – may affect Alaska’s LNG exports; Statewide Broadband Task Force planning on…

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Update News: Friday, August 9, 2013

In Friday’s news: 1,800 pounds of chum salmon donated to Native Village of Gambell; Alaska Redistricting Board asking state court judge to dismiss challenge to latest political boundary map; Army officials say eighteen paratroopers from JBER injured during drop exercise; Senate Finance subcommittee plans to meet to discuss issue of education funding; Institute of Social…

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Reflections

The time of transition has arrived. One of our dear volunteers, Josh, has ventured forth finishing his year of service at KNOM and moving on to new and unique ventures. My beloved news team co-conspirator, Eva, is leaving next week. I head out only a couple of weeks behind her. While there is sadness, however,…

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Update News: Thursday, August 8, 2013

In Thursday: Preliminary report on Soldotna air taxi crash expected to be released soon; State Revenue Commissioner resigns for new post as CEO of Alaska Housing Finance Corporation; U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star returns from test trials in the Beaufort Sea; Over the past two weeks, fourteen Alaskan teachers have been going to summer…

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Update News: Wednesday, August 7, 2013

In Wednesday’s news: Nome Common Council authorizes completion of schematic design for Richard Foster Building; Pilot escapes injury after helicopter crash at Pogo Mine; Federal judge determines Shell’s spill response plan was legal during failed 2012 Arctic drilling campaign; State environmental regulators approve permit of oil drilling waste storage in Nikiski; Palmer math teacher plans…

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