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Update News: April 24th, 2014

In Wednesday’s news: For the first time in almost 20 years, NJUS will raise water and sewer rates; State’s capital budget lingers in limbo as legislative session drags on; Legislatures, educators, and advocates not on the same page about where school funding should come from; A sweeping reform bill for Alaska’s prisons is heading to…

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Update News: April 22nd, 2014

In Tuesday’s news: Three ballot measures pushed back to Nov election, casualty of extended legislative session; Lawmakers have still not reached agreement on school funding, budgets, and more; US Senate candidate Joe Miller kicks off campaign in Wasilla; Aftershocks continue rattling Northwest Alaska; Gambell hosts Bering Straits School District’s annual Native Youth Olympics Tournament; Visiting…

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Update News: April 21st, 2014

In Monday’s news: Non-white groups remain at higher risk for HIV, AIDS in Alaska; Legislature extends 90-day session to tackle education, budgets; Bill to create partially state-owned natural gas pipeline goes to governor’s desk; Bill symbolically recognizing 20 Alaska Native languages as “official” passes; Fish and Game veterinarian warns invasive ticks pose threat to moose,…

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Update News: April 18th, 2014

In Friday’s news: NTSB releases preliminary report on recent Hageland crash; Federal Subsistence Board limits king salmon harvests on Kuskokwim River; Alaska House votes yes to shore up state’s pension system; Alaska House sunsets the Alaska Film Tax Credit; New law restricts state Medicaid payments for abortions; Inner harbor ramp crumbling and seawall damaged at…

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Update News: April 17th, 2014

In Thursday’s news: Senate approves bill arming VPSOs; House advances bill to create arctic infrastructure fund; Joe Miller, U.S. Senate hopeful, holds campaign event Monday; Bill to subsidize oil refineries grows to $200 million; AK House approves bill recognizing 20 AK Native languages as official state languages. http://knom.org/wp-audio/2014/04/2014-04-17-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: April 16th, 2014

In Wednesday’s news: Senate Committee approves $3 million for Nome Middle Dock; Oil refineries could receive state funds to continue operating; The Alaska ICC discusses food security; Federal Subsistence Board reviewing rural determination; Northern Regions Mining Summit to meet in Vancouver in May. http://knom.org/wp-audio/2014/03/2014-04-16-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: April 15th, 2014

In Tuesday’s news: NTSB finishes on-scene investigation of recent Hageland crash; Nome Common Council increases port rates; St. Mary’s man dies in ATV crash; Alaska Senate passes Erin’s Law unanimously; Alaskan composer wins 2014 Pulitzer Prize for music. http://knom.org/wp-audio/2014/04/2014-04-15-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: April 14th, 2014

In Monday’s news: Nome Police investigate weekend collision that killed Savoonga man; Legislature moves through a minimum wage bill despite opposition from supporters of a similar ballot initiative; St. Lawrence Island awaiting a crowd-funded kit to test for radioactivity in ocean water; Jeff King wins the Kobuk 440 sled-dog race in Kotzebue. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2014/04/2014-04-14-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: April 11th, 2014

In Friday’s news: The 2014 Kawerak Regional Conference wrapped up yesterday; The Inuit Circumpolar Council meets in Nome next week to discuss food security; State Attorney General testifies to high rates of violence against Alaska Natives; Closing in on a full day on the trail, all 17 racers remain in the Kobuk 440 Sled Dog…

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Update News: April 10th, 2014

In Thursday’s news: Remains of two pilots found in Tuesday’s plane crash near Three Step Mountain; Day two of the 2014 Kawerak Conference continues with presentations covering issues and interests across the Bering Strait Region; Nome Board of Education makes final adjustments to FY15 budget. http://knom.org/wp-audio/2014/04/2014-04-10-knom-update-news.mp3

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