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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…

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;…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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;…

Update News: January 14th, 2014

In Tuesday’s news: Murkowski secures $66m for AK tribal healthcare facilities in massive Congressional spending package; Nome Common Council distributes most of NSEDC benefits share money…

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