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Department of Transportation Ramping Up Rural Projects

Federal money for rural infrastructure is drying up, and state agencies are overhauling projects while they still can. With Alaska’s brief construction season about to begin, state officials are hurrying to bring airfields, roads, and other Bush infrastructure up to standard before funds get scarce.

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Update News: May 2, 2014

In Friday’s News: Two Alaska State Troopers killed responding to a call in Tanana; NTSB issues “urgent” call to FAA to investigate Ravn Alaska after 6 crashes in 19 months; Federal Government announces more settlements for IHS over underfunding; AK tribes may move land to federal trust under new Dept. of Interior rules. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2014/05/2014-05-02-knom-update-news.mp3  

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Update News: May 1st, 2014

In Thursday’s news: US Dept. of Interior considering taking AK tribal land into trust; North Slope oil spill draws attention to frequency of smaller chemical incidents; Arctic Resource Development conference in Gambell concludes with international overtures; Slain Manokotak VPSO Madole to be honored in national memorial; Nome’s Carrie M. McClain Museum another step closer to…

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Update News: April 29th, 2014

In Tuesday’s news: Early breakup leaves gold mining operation stranded on ice float; Snowmachiner in Shishmaref dead after a crash Sunday; Nome Common Council discuss regulation, rates, and revenues at regular meeting; NSEDC gives $1.32 million to 2,700 house holds in region through energy subsidy; DoT preparing to start $26.6 million renovation of Nome airport in…

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Western Alaska Athletes Compete at NYO State Tournament

Apaay Campell of Gambell competes in the one-foot high-kick at BSSD's NYO Tournament in 2014.

Over the weekend the State tournament for Native Youth Olympics was held in Anchorage. A number of student atheletes from Western Alaska competed and placed in  a range of events. Gambell’s Apaay Campell held her top-spot in girl’s kneel jump, leaping all the way to 53 ¼’’. Bethel’s Sophie Poe got fifth place at just over…

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Update News: April 28th, 2014

In Monday’s news: Republican candidates for U.S. Senate seat answer questions at forum; Bering Sea alliance hosting conference in Gambell on Arctic infrastructure this week; Fairbanks citizen groups suing state and EPA over Clean Air Act Violations; Nenana Ice Classic announces river breakup occurred Friday at 3:48 AST; Ice conditions in Y-K Region precarious say…

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Update News: April 24th, 2014

In Thursday’s news: Negotiators in AK House and Senate reach deal on education bill; A Kotzebue man faces felony charges after AST says he killed four sled dogs; Extensive report finds oil spill response capacity in Arctic is severely inadequate; Gov’t Accountability Office doesn’t anticipate a boom in Arctic shipping; NOAA fisheries investigating whether human  activity…

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