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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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Update News: Wednesday, June 5, 2013

In Wednesday’s news: Sightseeing plane crashes in Southeast Alaska killing one; Alaska Redistricting Board plans to meet this week to discuss a work schedule; Alaska State Troopers still investigating report of stolen gold mining equipment in Nome; Case of funds stolen from Brevig Mission Bingo Hall still under investigation; Tank water levels still low in…

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Profile: Military Toxins

Alaska Community Action on Toxics was in Nome on Monday with retired Marine Corps Master Sergeant, Jerry Ensminger, to talk about how military toxins are affecting local communities. Ensminger has been working for sixteen years to hold the military accountable for polluting the environment. These military toxins are linked with cancer and other illnesses around…

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Update News: Tuesday, June 4, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Major hurdles need to be cleared before Galena evacuees can return home; Alaska State Troopers say homes in Tok have flooded; Search still continues for two people who left Kotzebue in a snowstorm almost three weeks ago; Funeral service scheduled for late Athabascan elder Katie John; Four-time Iditarod champion arrested for driving under…

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