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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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Update News: Tuesday, June 18, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Alaska Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell announces he’s running for U.S. Senate in 2014; Record high temperatures were broken throughout the state yesterday; Alaska’s heat wave has wildfire officials on alert; ExxonMobil is investing in the Arctic; Investigation continues into burglary last week in Marshall; Alaska State Troopers investigating four-wheeler collision in Upper…

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Update News: Monday, June 17, 2013

In Monday’s news: Initiative to set up legal marijuana market clears hurdle; Three injured and suspect on the run in Anchorage nightclub shooting; ADF&G says black bear mauled man near Anchorage campground; Grassroots campaign still collecting signatures to repeal Senate Bill 21.

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Update News: Friday, June 14, 2013

In Friday’s news: Subsistence harvests of bowhead whales at a record low this spring; Southwest Alaska woman hospitalized with symptoms of botulism; Pebble Partnership is pushing back at group of U.S. Senators; Governor Sean Parnell adds more communities affected by spring flooding to disaster declaration.

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Update News: Thursday, June 13, 2013

In Thursday’s news: Alaska State Troopers say VPO injured during arrest in Mountain Village; Navigational aids at Emmonak airport have been down since last week; Animal pathologist says definite cause of seal sickness outbreak may never be discovered; Fundraisers throughout Alaska are taking place for community of Galena.

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Update News: Thursday, June 6, 2013

In Thursday’s news: Work continues to restore basic infrastructure in Galena after severe flooding; Nome Joint Utility Board met yesterday to hear protest regarding recent bid award; Future federal assistance may be available for coastal communities in Western Alaska; Anchorage senator planning to run for lieutenant governor next year.

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