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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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Update News: Wednesday, June 26, 2013

In Wednesday’s news: Most states covered under Voting Rights Act won’t feel impact of Supreme Court ruling until 2020; Former Bethel daycare operator indicted on seven counts of sexual abuse of a minor; President Barack Obama declares federal disaster for spring flooding in Alaska; Nome Superior Court Judge Tim Dooley settles into his new role;…

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Update News: Tuesday, June 25, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Nome residents unhappy with city decision on location of new museum and library; Three injured in a car rollover near Nome last weekend; Ballot proposition to raise the minimum wage in Alaska makes it to signature-gathering phase; Alaska Fire Service’s Galena Zone office still operating out of community after spring flood.

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Update News: Monday, June 24, 2013

In Monday’s news: Firefighters from the lower 48 have been flown up to help fight wildfires in Alaska; Man crossing mudflats between Fire Island and Anchorage disappeared Sunday; Alaska redistricting board reviewing seven political maps in coming weeks; Senator Lisa Murkowski’s support for same-sex marriage causes ripple nationwide; Arctic offshore oil drilling continues to be…

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Update News: Friday, June 21, 2013

In Friday’s news: Crowds packed in yesterday at the National Guard hangar in Nome to celebrate a hundred years of flight; Without making a phone call, Nome residents can now find out about ships docking at the Nome port; Nome’s Wes Perkins says ham radio saved his life; Today is summer solstice.

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Update News: Thursday, June 20, 2013

In Thursday’s news: Fires burning south of McGrath yesterday; Man killed and woman seriously injured after hitting a moose on Glenn Highway; State opening disaster assistance center in Galena; Senator Lisa Murkowski has written President Obama for federal aid for Galena and other flooded communities; Record temperatures were set again in Nome yesterday; Governor Sean…

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Update News: Wednesday, June 19, 2013

In Wednesday’s news: Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski now supports gay marriage; Police in Bethel say man drowned while trying to swim across a lake; 2013 Norton Sound Commercial Herring Fishery is wrapping up this week; U.S. Senate committee advances bill providing $50 million to clean up abandoned oil wells in NPR-A; Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell…

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Ice, Ice Baby

That’s right. Ice. And lots of it. One thing that’s unique to Western Alaska – it gets so cold that the sea freezes. Now that the summer temperatures are here, and the ocean is pretty much back to what I saw when I first arrived to Nome, I can’t help but think that there is…

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