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Update News: February 10th, 2014

In Monday’s news: Allen Moore wins the 2014 Yukon Quest; Iditarod Trail Committee begins laying out contingency plans for race’s restart if more snow doesn’t appear; Gov. Parnell warns Ketchikan their lawsuit against the state could jeopardize future funding opportunities; A group of democratic lawmakers push an amendment to protect the PFD as a state…

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Update News: February 7th, 2014

In Friday’s news: Release of Arctic Deep Draft Port feasibility study delayed; Sen. Begich says USPS will roll back Parcel Post rate hike for shipments to rural Alaska; GCI and NBC affiliate KTUU reach agreement in time for rural Alaskans to watch opening ceremonies at tonight’s Olympics. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2014/02/2014-02-07-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: February 6th, 2014

In Thursday’s news: Federal project managers give updates on clean up at Federal Aviation properties at the annual Alaska Forum on the Environment; Rep. Peggy Wilson presents the house finance committee with a plan to overhaul state’s transportation infrastructure funding structure; Two legislative hearings this week deal with the VPSO program; Though still on course…

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Update News: February 5th, 2014

In Wednesday’s news: Alaska State Troopers are investigating the death of a woman in Quinhagak; Two minors from Brevig Mission are accused of wanton waste after killing a herd of musk ox; A proposed  bill allowing some VPSO’s to carry firearms advances out of the house; Flint Hills Resources refinery in North Pole to close…

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Update News: February 4th, 2014

Hear Tuesday’s news: Legislature’s Arctic Policy Commission is rolling out it’s strategy for the region’s future; Native American groups ask Dept. of Justice to investigate adoption practices disproportionately affecting native children; The YK Delta Regional Committee set to meet for the first time in Bethel this week; 2014 saw the fifth warmest January on record;…

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Update News: February 3rd, 2014

In Monday’s news: Postal increases hit rural Alaskans with the end of parcel post for most of the state; Chamber of Commerce meeting brings news of new Alaska Airlines schedule and info on energy audits for small businesses; Alaska Food Policy Council holds meeting in Nome addressing local food systems. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2014/02/2014-02-03-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: January 31st, 2014

In Friday’s news; Elected leaders in Stebbins are organizing development priorities for federal assistance funds connected with November storms; Legislation challenging Parnell’s Medicaid decision is filed; Sen. Begich plans on addressing US Postmaster General over complaints by Alaskans on spotty mail service. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2014/01/2014-01-31-knom-update-news.mp3

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Profile: She went to Antarctica; meet Sarah Aarons

Sarah Aarons will be analyzing ice cores this year. She’s a PHD candidate at the University of Michigan and the ice cores she drilled herself in Antarctica in November and December of last year. She’s looking at the ice to study paleoclimatology – the history of the climate at the Taylor Glacier. What she will…

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Update News: January 30th, 2014

In Thursday’s news: State legislature discusses HB 181, the mining tax revenue bill; Bering Straits small businesses have opportunity to receive free commercial energy audits; AK Food Policy Council holding meeting in Nome to discuss local food system; Dust in Antarctic ice cores could provide clues to future polar melting. http://knom.org/wp-audio/2014/01/2014-01-30-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: January 29th, 2014

In Tuesday’s newscast: HB199, bill seeking to arm VPSO’s, is held after committee debate in legislature; State wildlife officials wondering whether warm temps will bring out hibernating bears; Nome Board of Ed extends superintendent Gast’s contract, discusses FY15 budget. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2014/01/2014-01-29-knom-update-news.mp3

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