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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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Update News: Friday, May 31, 2013

In Friday’s news: Floodwaters subsiding at Galena; Weekend power outage being blamed for crash of state computer system; Alaska Redistricting Board ordered to begin redrawing state political boundary lines; Proposed Donlin Gold project public hearings wrap up in Y-K Delta; U.S. EPA extending public comment period on study of large mining impacts in Bristol Bay…

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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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