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Profile: Brent Tuttle

The State Department of Natural Resources issued 205 permits for offshore mining operations in Nome this year. In the midst of Nome’s second gold rush, the town quite often referred to as the Gold Rush City has seen an influx of people in the summer these past few years. At KNOM this summer, we’re taking…

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Update News: Friday, July 5, 2013

In Friday’s news: Infrared flights show Stuart Creek Wildfire nearly half the size previously believed; Alaska State Troopers investigating death of unidentified person recovered from lake near Palmer; State Senator Bert Stedman signs petition to repeal Senate Bill 21; U.S. Coast Guard terminates voyages of five commercial fishing vessels near Juneau; Norton Sound Hoop Camp…

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Independence Day

Oh, the Fourth of July. I have so many wonderful memories of parades and fireworks as a child. My sister and I often visited our grandparents in upstate Pennsylvania on the Fourth of July. I’m not sure if it was the awe of the fireworks, the late-night fresh ice cream or just the fact I…

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Update News: Thursday, July 4, 2013

In Thursday’s news: ADF&G further restricts fishermen with limited king salmon in Unalakleet and North Rivers; Alaska Office of Children’s Services looking into records of Bethel man accused of sexually abusing children; State Troopers still investigating burglary in Marshall; Wildfire south of Two Rivers grew to 50,000 acres Wednesday; Church bells ringing around Alaska marking…

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Update News: Wednesday, July 3, 2013

In Wednesday’s news: Endangered Species Act under scrutiny by Western Governors ‘Association; Growing wildfire near Fairbanks forces evacuation watch; Two Washington state men spent night in Alaska wild after airplane crash near Talkeetna; Alaska’s lone U.S. House member is seeking twenty-second term; State trying to keep pressure on company building major natural gas pipeline; An…

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Update News: Tuesday, July 2, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Walruses in Chukchi Sea affected by diminishing sea ice; State of Alaska files lawsuit against NOAA Fisheries for listing bearded seals as a threatened species; Fifty-two mushers sign up for 2014 Iditarod; Largest wildfire in the state is no longer directly threatening Lime Village.

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Update News: Monday, July 1, 2013

In Monday’s news: Alaska Legislature extends disaster emergency for communities affected by spring flooding; Heavy U.S. icebreaker to be back in service after $90 million renovation; U.S. House passes bill to increase offshore oil and gas drilling; Forty swimmers from fourteen countries taking part in relay from Russia to Alaska next month; NJUS plans temporary…

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Update News: Friday, June 28, 2013

In Friday’s news: Musher asks to put down sled dog that attacked a child in May; Alaska Redistricting Board to unveil 12 redistricting draft plans at public hearing in Anchorage today; Alaska Democratic Party announces interactive draft district maps have been posted on their website; White House is establishing Council on Native American Affairs; Eight…

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Update News: Thursday, June 27, 2013

In Thursday’s news: Defense of Marriage Act ruled unconstitutional by U.S. Supreme Court; President Barack Obama lays out framework for combating climate change; White House Council on Native American Affairs established; Three projects related to Western Alaskan culture and history receiving Alaska Humanities Forum grants; Catholic leaders in Alaska say a federal mandate infringes on…

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PROFILE: Nome Judge Tim Dooley

If you live in Nome, you may have already met him. His name is Tim Dooley, and he is the new Nome Superior Court Judge. Dooley was appointed by Governor Sean Parnell in March and was officially installed in Nome on May 31st. He has twenty-two years of law experience and says he has wanted…

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