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Update News: December 31st, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: State political leaders welcome AK’s position as a FAA drone test site; BLM planning a field season at Red Devil mine to prevent toxic leeching; AK experiencing a spike in flu infections; New AK laws taking place in 2014, including the state’s oil production tax. http://knom.org/wp-audio/2013/12/2013-12-31-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: December 30th, 2013

In Monday’s news: Pressure is on Sen. Murkowski and Sen. Begich to get appropriations bills in before Jan. 15 deadline; MIT study looks at baseline levels of worrisome PAH toxins in Arctic; Organizers and mushers get ready for the K300 race. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/12/2013-12-30-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: December 27th, 2013

In Friday’s news: Nome’s cemetery expansion plan moves gradually forward after the recent discovery of 96 unmarked graves; A Russian Mission man died Christmas day after a snowmachine accident; AIDEA plans on holding community meetings ahead of permitting for the proposed Ambler Mining District road. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/12/2013-12-27-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: December 26th, 2013

In Thursday’s news: Kawerak Reindeer Herders Association sends delegation to Washington, DC; U.S. Army Corp of Engingeers delays release of important decision on WAK deep draft port; 2014 Arctic Winter Games organizers are looking for translators ahead of March event. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/12/2013-12-26-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: December 24th, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell certifies a proposal to require legislative approval of large-scale mining activity in the Bristol Bay region; Gambell households receive walrus tusks, but ivory eludes monetary translation; Magnetometers gaining prominence in Alaska arctic drilling. http://knom.org/wp-audio/2013/12/2013-12-24-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: December 23rd, 2013

In Monday’s news: Oil companies spend big on lobbying efforts to protect current tax structure; Nome Common Council discusses Richard Foster building, energy, development priorities, and unmarked graves; Members of AK’s VPSO program say they should be allowed to carry firearms on duty; AK marijuana legalization ballot measure has nearly 45,000 signatures of support. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/12/2013-12-23-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: December 20th, 2013

In Friday’s news: Nome Port Commission discusses how to deter boaters from hauling out on the causeway; AK State Troopers respond to snowmachine rescues outside Stebbins; Signature gathering is on track for a proposal to raise the state minimum wage. http://knom.org/wp-audio/2013/12/2013-12-20-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: December 19th, 2013

In Thursday’s news: Coast Guard Petty Officer Travis Obendorf died Wed. in Seattle hospital; Gov. Parnell’s administration seeks release from constrains imposed by AK Gasline Inducement Act; Savoonga receives auxiliary bowhead strike from the AK Whaling Commission; Kobuk responds to the Ambler Road Project, which would begin 18 miles from their community. http://knom.org/wp-audio/2013/12/2013-12-19-update-news.mp3

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Update News: December 18th, 2013

In Wednesday’s news: DHS requests proposals for a state-wide emergency food system; Coast Guard investigates potentially-oiled gulls discovered off St. Lawrence Island; Shungnak IRA supports the road to Ambler but concerns persist. http://knom.org/wp-audio/2013/12/2013-12-18-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: December 17th, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Sen. Begich criticizes colleagues for seeking new Arctic lease sale suspensions; Newtok tribal council president pleads guilty to illegally importing alcohol; St. Lawrence Island households receive $150 from Kawerak and the Nome Lions Club; Rep. Young introduces HR 3728, the Wild Game Act, to offer hunters tax breaks for donating game to…

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