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Update News: January 28th, 2014

In Tuesday’s news: The Nome Common Council discussed the Richard Foster Building, mushing, and other city issues at last night’s meeting; Alaska Department of Transportation says highway access to Valdez is indefinitely cut off following avalanches; Record winter temperatures were set in Nome yesterday, and warm weather is expected to persist; Callan Chythlook-Sifsof, snowboarder with…

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Update News: January 27th, 2014

In Monday’s news: Gov. Sean Parnell introduced his new education package with a small increase for school funding; Pres. Obama’s declaration of a natural disaster in Western Alaska last week means public assistance money will be made available through FEMA; Former manager of the Fort Yukon Native Village Corporation faces felony embezzlement charges next month;…

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Update News: January 24th, 2014

In Friday’s news: President Obama declares disaster for AK communities damaged by Nov. storms; Gene Peltola, CEO of YKHC, forced to retire early by board’s decision; Gov. Parnell delivers State of the State address, focusing on school choice movement; Scottish archeological team excavates 500-year-old AK village, Nunaathlaq, as it erodes into the ocean. http://knom.org/wp-audio/2014/01/2014-01-24-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: January 23rd, 2014

In Thursday’s news: Kawerak prepares to present AK legislatures with evidence of a growing regional housing shortage; Federal court rules lease sale in Chukchi to Shell Oil did not meet adequate environmental standards; Proposed state senate bill would criminalize cyber-bullying; Coast Guard balances competing interests in attention towards Port Clarence real-estate; In State of the…

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Update News: January 22nd, 2014

In Wednesday’s news: Statehouse starts session with surprising news of Kertulla’s departure; Coast Guard admiral outlines 2014 Arctic Shield plans for Western Alaska; A polar code for shipping vessels in Arctic could emerge as early as this week; The Yukon Quest sled-dog race has it’s smallest field ever this year with just 18  mushers; Joanne…

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Update News: January 21st, 2014

In Tuesday’s news: Legislative Finance Division reviews state’s budget; Sen. Begich takes stand against Pebble Mine; AST arrests man accused of striking a VPO; Nome-based musher Rolland Trowbridge completes Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race. http://knom.org/wp-audio/2014/01/2014-01-21-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: January 20th, 2014

In Monday’s news: Nome pursues funding options for it’s top fiscal priority, the Middle Dock project; Alaska’s population is growing faster than the nation’s at large, according to labor dept. Laureli Kinneen reports on this weekend’s K300 Sled-Dog race from Bethel; Nome’s elected officials are heading to DC to lobby for the city’s federal funding…

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Update News: January 17th, 2014

In Friday’s news: BOEM requires more information from Shell before drilling in the Chuckchi this summer; US Coast Guard attempts to implement voluntary vessel regulations through the Bering Strait; Over 30 tribal organizations oppose HB77; The 2014 Kuskokwim 300 is slated to begin today in Bethel. http://knom.org/wp-audio/2014/01/2014-01-17-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: January 16th, 2014

In Thursday’s news: AIDEA holds community meeting in Ambler on the proposed road from the Dalton Hwy to the Ambler Mining District; Nome considers an ordinance to combat synthetic cannibanoids; Signed agreement anticipates AK’s equity share in a major natural gasline project; Togiak man will serve 15 months for killing protected walrus on Round Island.…

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Update News: January 15th, 2014

In Wednesday’s news: At Nome’s BOE meeting three administrators tender their resignations; A delegation from Shishmaref visits Congress to describe changes from erosion and climate change; Congressional spending bill sets $75m aside for addressing fisheries disasters; Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute is holding a photography contest open to Alaska’s many fishing families. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2014/01/2014-01-15-knom-update-news.mp3

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