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A Perfect Alaskan Summer Day

Well, spring, er…summer has arrived. I have to admit it is surreal. I spoke with a friend back in Philadelphia who says it’s already 90 degrees. In Nome, it’s reached a glorious 51 degrees. It’s all about perspective I suppose. Returning back to the East Coast may seem easy now. I think about running around…

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Update News: Thursday, May 30, 2013

In Thursday’s news: Ice jam causing river flooding in Galena is slowly breaking up; Department of Law reviewing previous cases of man accused of murdering elderly Anchorage couple; After Unusual Mortality Event last year, fewer seals reported with sores and hair loss this year; Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell calling on maritime industry to assist Alaska…

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Update News: Wednesday, May 29, 2013

In Wednesday’s news: More than half of Galena’s 400 residents have evacuated as flooding worsens; Man suspected of killing elderly couple and assaulting 2-year-old was released from jail hours earlier; Residents in Unalakleet may finally be able to drink water from their tap this week; Nome Board of Education has approved negotiated agreement with the…

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Update News: Tuesday, May 28, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Persistent Yukon River ice jam causing major flooding in Galena; Man charged with killing elderly couple near Dillingham; Alaska State Troopers say child died in all-terrain vehicle accident Sunday; Summer Norton Sound King Salmon run not expected to be a good one; U.S. Senate out for the week.

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Update News: Friday, May 24, 2013

In Friday’s news: Alaska Oil and Gas Association suing over federal decision to list Arctic bearded seals as threatened; Coast Guard Rear Admiral Tom Ostebo traveling to Alaskan coastal communities this week; Threat of flooding in Fort Yukon appears to be easing; Nome Common Council passed three ordinances at yesterday’s special meeting.  

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Update News: Thursday, May 23, 2013

In Thursday’s news: Alaska will be able to evaluate schools next year based on state standards rather than federal standards; Shell rig manager says second tug could have prevented grounding of the Kulluk; Video contest held by Drew’s Foundation hopes to spread message that life is worth living; New volunteer organization is hosting its first cultural…

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Update News: Wednesday, May 22, 2013

In Wednesday’s news: Locally sourced geothermal energy looks to be potential option for Nome’s high energy costs; Kuskokwim fishermen trials wrapped up yesterday at Bethel Court House; Governor Sean Parnell has signed state budgets totaling $13.2 billion; There’s a new resource for pregnant women in the Nome area.

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Update News: Tuesday, May 21, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Kuskokwim fishermen trial resumed Monday in Bethel; Alaska unveils plan to determine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge’s oil and gas potential; Obama administration approves Alaska’s request for No Child Left Behind waiver; Alaska volcano eruption prompting regional airlines to cancel flights to nearby communities; Kenai couple has only winning ticket in this year’s…

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Update News: Monday, May 20, 2013

In Monday’s news: Searchers in Northwest Alaska continue to look for two missing since Wednesday; State emergency workers report major flooding in community of Circle; Arctic Council recognizes need for Arctic oil spill preparation; Longterm unemployed in Alaska about to see reduction in unemployment benefits; Nome’s Kendra Nichols-Takak is recipient of 2013 Rasmussen Foundation emerging…

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Update News: Friday, May 17, 2013

In Friday’s news: Arctic Council grants observer status to six non-Arctic nations; Winter weather hanging on as summer approaches (see graph below); Nome officials promoting boat, bike and firearm safety and more at tomorrow’s Safety Fair.  

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