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Update News: Tuesday, August 20, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Archaeological site in Quinhagak reveals largest collection of pre-contact Yup’ik artifacts; Alaska State Troopers still searching for Unalakleet man accused of confronting police with a firearm; Anchorage police cracking down on drunk driving; Senate subcommittee looking into issue of education funding; Alaska Office of Boating Safety reminds boaters and hunters on the…

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Update News: Monday, August 19, 2013

In Monday’s news: Stakeholders in Arctic, Kuskokwim and Yukon regions say they’re in a crisis; Number of ships through Bering Strait grew 118% between 2008 and 2012; Nome’s Quality Auto Women’s Softball Team wins 2013 Anchorage ASA Women’s Softball Tournament. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/08/2013-08-19-knom-update-news.mp3

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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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