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Update News: March 25th, 2014

In Tuesday’s news: Nome Common Council retains an electrical engineer, hears re-cap of geothermal project, and rising pension funding obligations; Calista Corp is giving out it’s largest shareholder dividend ever; House Finance Committee hears fiscal breakdown on education spending in Alaska; Pete Kelly responds to national media criticism for remarks on birth-control; Cracks in sea…

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Update News: March 24th, 2014

In Monday’s News: Evan Booth wins the Nome-Golovin Snowmachine Race for the 8th time, at 2 hour, 9 minutes, and 53 seconds; Community of Manokotak honors fallen VPSO Tomas Madole a year after dying in the line of duty; Regulators in Alaska have formally banned the use of drones for hunting; Fishermen in the Kuskokwim…

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Update News: March 21st, 2014

In Friday’s news: The Nome Port Commission passes a 5% rate increase to cope with increased harbor use; A tax assistance group sends volunteers to Savoonga to help residents file returns; Deadline for filing PFD’s falls on Seward’s Day this year–March 31st! http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2014/03/2014-03-21-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: March 20th, 2014

In Thursday’s news: With an ACA deadline approaching, here’s what American Indians and Alaska Natives need to know about healthcare; Seward Peninsula Regional Advisory Council meets in Nome for discussions on musk oxen, subsistence, and salmon; The state is trying to figure out how to clean up marine debris from the 2011 Japanese tsunami spread…

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Update News: March 19th, 2014

In Wednesday’s news: Nome decision needed on geothermal power purchase; AK Air Carriers Association dissatisfied with IRS tax on air taxi flights; Nome-Golovin Snowmachine Race launches Saturday, sign-ups Thursday. http://knom.org/wp-audio/2014/03/2014-03-19-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: March 18th, 2014

In Tuesday’s news: Red King Crab harvest in Bering Straits region hampered by season of irregular ice conditions; Two of the three major gubernatorial candidates speak at an Anchorage forum; Legislators move to bar extending a military perk to same-sex couples. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2014/03/2014-03-18-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: March 17th, 2014

In Monday’s news: Iditarod 42 concludes at the Nome Rec Center with the Trail Awards Banquet; Health groups take advantage of Iditarod crowds to bump regional vaccination rates; State sues the Fed Government over rejection of exploration plan for ANWR; AK Senate passes sweeping crime bill to address dramatic incarceration rates. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2014/03/2014-03-17-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: March 14th, 2014

In Friday’s news: Education Bill SJR9 lacking the support to receive Senate floor; AK House passes $9.1 billion state operating budget by 32-6 vote; Citizens comment on newly passed House Bill arm VPSOs; Italian cyclist Ausilia Vistarini sets new women’s record for 1,000 mile Iditarod Trail Invitational. http://knom.org/wp-audio/2014/03/2014-03-14-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: March 13th, 2014

In Thursday’s news: Gov. Parnell’s omnibus education bill moves forward with 18 amendments; National Marine Fisheries Service developing Arctic emergency response protocols; St. Michael community votes to remain dry; Bethel contests construction of downriver Kuskokwin dock. http://knom.org/wp-audio/2014/03/2014-03-13-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: March 11th, 2014

In Tuesday’s news: Dallas Seavey wins the 42nd Iditarod, setting a new trail record in the second tightest race for the top ever; HB 199, a measure allowing qualified VPSO’s to carry firearms, passes unanimously in the House; State legislator’s criticize Gov. Sean Parnell’s nominee for an important review board that sets TAPS tax-rate. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2014/03/2014-03-11-knom-update-news.mp3

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