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Update News: April 9th, 2014

In Wednesday’s news: A Cessna 208 carrying two pilots crashed outside Bethel; The 2014 Kawerak Regional Conference began yesterday, kicking off a day of presentations and events; Democratic gubernatorial candidate Byron Mallott spoke at the KNOM studios, outlining his campaign platform. http://knom.org/wp-audio/2014/04/2014-04-09-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: April 8th, 2014

In Tuesday’s news: Alaska House passes sweeping education bill; Rio Tinto divesting its stakes in Northern Dynasty, proposed Pebble Mine owner; Synthetic drugs transporting through postal service, Sen. Murkowski tells Attorney General; First day of whaling season, Savoonga harvests 26-foot bowhead. http://knom.org/wp-audio/2014/04/2014-04-08-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: April 7th, 2014

In Monday’s news: Legislature shelves HB77, effectively killing it for the session; House Rules Committee introduces minimum wage bill that could be contentious alternative to ballot measure; Conservation measures for summer fishing on the Kuskokwim passed by board. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2014/04/2014-04-07-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: April 4th, Zach’s Birthday Edition

In Friday’s Newscast: Coast Guard investigation says equipment failure, human error, weather contributed to crewman’s death in December; Lawmakers gear up for vote on sprawling education bill; US Senate ratifies two treaties on international fishing; Kobuk traditional council passes resolution opposing state-sponsored road to Ambler Mining District; Kulluk oil rig grounded because of poor management,…

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Update News: April 3rd, 2014

In Thursday’s news: US Senate Indian Affairs Committee hears bill from Begich and Murkowski on improving safety in Alaska Native communities; Researchers announce results of a new caribou habitat study along proposed development road route; Alaska Native Village Council members meet to in Anchorage to discuss contaminated land conveyed to tribes by Fed agencies under…

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Update News: April 2, 2014

In Wednesday’s news: Alaska shows low enrollment figures for new ACA healthcare policies; Alaska DEC begins testing fish for Fukishima radiation; Corp of Engineers says Arctic port study delayed for another few months; Working group to hold feedback meeting in Nome on salmon, part of comprehensive regional management plan. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2014/04/2014-04-02-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: April 1st, 2014

In Tuesday’s news: Supreme Court declines hearing Katie John case on subsistence rights, ending years of litigation; Fishermen in Southeast Alaska are worrying about the pace of mine development in British Columbia; Two decisions in the Legislature last week on Alaska Native issues met different ends. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2014/04/2014-04-01-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: March 28th, 2014

In Friday’s news: Bill making 20 Alaska Native languages official state languages encounters pushback; Nome passes resolution to enter 20-year power purchase agreement with Pilgrim Geothermal LLC; Nome School Board breaks down education budget; Senate Finance Committee proposes $9.2 million state operating budget. http://knom.org/wp-audio/2014/03/2014-03-28-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: March 27th, 2014

In Thursday’s news: Roadless rule should not apply to AK’s Tongass Nat. Forest, contends federal appeals court; AK Native Villages Grant Program receives $10 million to upgrade rural water and sewage; Thawing permafrost emits more CO2 than tundra’s vegetation can absorb, according to new study; Monday March 31st is the deadline to apply for the…

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Update News: March 26th, 2014

In Wednesday’s news: GraphiteOne consolidates it’s claims on the Seward Peninsula, but is waiting to reach out to nearby communities; EPA proposes revised Clean Water Act guidelines that critics say constitute over-reach; Bethel senator Hoffman proposes gas-line amendment to ensure equitable energy benefits make it to rural areas; AK House passes legislation repealing high school…

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