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Update News: February 24th, 2014

In Monday’s news: WIC and the DEC have issued a recall for cartons of OvaEasy egg-products shipped to families in rural Alaska; A young boy is arraigned in Nome for shooting a young girl with a BB-gun in Ambler; Nome’s Joint Utility Board meets to discuss fluoride, funding, and geothermal energy; Todd Minnick and Nick…

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Update News: February 22nd, 2014

In Friday’s news: Iron Dog leaders taking their final 10-hour layover on Yukon River checkpoints; An Oregon mining entrepreneur says he has a plan to develop a deep-draft port at Port Clarence; USGS says melting Beaufort sea ice creating new habitat for geese on the North Slope; Nome Port Commission votes for a slight increase…

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Update News: February 20th, 2014

In Thursday’s news: Researchers and public health officials coordinating to release info on a parasite showing up in beluga whales in the next few days; Air-taxi operators and Bush pilots getting slammed by IRS’s interpretation of tax code provision; Prizes and race analysis doled out at Iron Dog banquet in Nome; State Supreme Court reaffirmed…

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Update News: February 19th, 2014

In Wednesday’s news: Nome’s Mike Morgan and Chris Olds are the first in to the mid-race layover in Nome; The Nome Board of Ed discusses the FY2015 budget, and hears public remarks on problems at NBHS during it’s regular meeting; Lawmakers in RCA Committee vote unanimously to approve HB 216, officially recognizing 20 Alaska Native…

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Update News: February 18th, 2014

In Tuesday’s news: A group of Republican state senators wants to change the make-up of a commission that vets judges for the governor; The Iditarod Trail Committee’s Board of Directors votes to keep the race restart in Willow; Opponents of a proposed education amendment rally outside the state capital; Top Iron Dog racers separated by…

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Update News: February 17th, 2014

In Monday’s news: With the start of the 2014 Iron Dog Snowmachine Race last night, racers discuss the course, gear, and their ambitions; Secretary of State Kerry says in a letter to Sen. Begich he’s creating an Arctic ambassadorship; A bill that would allow qualified VPSO’s to carry firearms clears a senate committee; Iditarod Trail…

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Update News: February 14th, 2014

In Friday’s news: The Senate Indian Affairs Committee reviews a controversial report portraying violence in rural Alaska as a national disgrace; Nome Common Council passes an ordinance to combat psychoactive designer drugs like spice and bath salts; House Education Committee begins taking testimony on Gov. Parnell’s omnibus education bill; Nome Port Commission meets to discuss…

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Update News: February 13th, 2014

In Thursday’s news: US Coast Guard releases report to Congress on feasibility of a deep-draft arctic port; Coast Guard, DEC, and Kikiktagruk all respond to heating oil spill in Kotzebue; US Senate considering two international treaties to combat illegal crab pirating; Donald Auliye of Shaktoolik selected as a 2014 Spirit of Youth recipient; Alaska could…

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Update News: February 12th, 2014

In Wednesday’s news: Snowmachiner Jared Walker was located outside Kiana after a two-day search; Legislature sees renewed vigor behind a push to make the attorney general an elected position; Brent Sass tells a press conference about his decision to scratch on the last leg of the Yukon Quest Race; Independent candidate Bill Walker visits Nome…

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Update News: February 11th, 2014

In Tuesday’s news: Nome Common Council passes two city ordinances, looks at crime stats, progress on recycling, and details on NSEDC energy rebate; AK senate votes to discard proposed pay-raise for governor and staff; President of BP Alaska says the company plans to increase spending in North Slope this year; Allen Moore wins Yukon Quest…

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