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Update News: September 26th, 2013

In Thursday’s news: Two people confirmed dead, one missing, after boat accident in Lower Yukon River; BLM will begin remediating old wells in Alaska’s National Petroleum Reserve; US Sen. Murkowski says she’s been deluged with calls from constituents opposed to the ACA; Congress passes bill that could shift AK mining industry’s approach REE’s, but environmental…

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Update News: September 25th, 2013

In Wednesday’s news: Online petition demands NSEDC provide fuel subsidy to Nome, but misunderstands regional program cited; Joe Balash named acting commissioner of Alaska Dept. of Natural Resources; Nome hosts meeting for State Education Board, part of Chamber of Commerce plan to boost hospitality sector in town; Nome Board of Ed met Tuesday for a…

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Update News: September 24th, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Nome Common Council hears arguments over fluoride in city water; Authorities on Monday suspended search for a missing plane and pilot near Yakutat; Native American women can now get emergency contraception at federally managed Indian Health Services facilities without a consultation or prescription; Whale hunt in the Arctic going better than last…

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Update News: September 23rd, 2013

In Monday’s news: U.S. Senate brings up subsistence hunting and fishing at committee hearing last Thursday; Community members in town of Chevak upset after Cup’iq artifacts wound up in dump; UAF Chancellor Brian Rogers warns of budget constraints during annual convocation; Despite the loss of sea ice in the Chukchi Sea, polar bears in the…

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Update News: September 20th, 2013

In Friday’s news: As the dredging season comes to an end, no answers over how increased mining activity will compensate environmental or civil costs taken on Nome and the region; AK State Personnel Board now counts same-sex partners of state employees as “immediate family.” Nome Port Commission met to discus the damaged Cape Nome Jetty,…

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Update News: September 19th, 2013

In Thursday’s news: This year’s Permanent Fund Dividend paid to state residents is $900; Dept. of Labor stats show high employment numbers in Oil-and-Gas sector ahead of controversial tax cuts; Pacific walrus have begun gathering on the northwest coast of Alaska amid season migration; The Sealaska Heritage Institute received almost half a million dollars for…

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Update News: September 18th, 2013

In Wednesdays news: Alaska Community Action on Toxics starts campaign to provide real aid to economic disaster victims on St. Lawrence Island; According to recent reports, Alaska’s Red King Crab fishery could crash in a few decades; Nome Joint Utility Board met to discuss fuel costs, electrical grid, and construction in Nome. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/09/2013-09-18-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: September 17th, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Edward Moses of Tununak held on $500,000 bail in Bethel in connection with the murder of his 2-year-old son; Mining giant Anglo American has pulled out of proposed Pebble Mine project; Sen. Begich held a listening session on the Magnuson Stevens Act in Nome this past weekend; DPS commissioner Joe Masters will…

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Update News: September 16th, 2013

In Monday’s news: Police say a 5-year-old boy in Kotzebue was mauled to death by a dog on Saturday night; AST say a man in Tununak has been charged in the shooting death of his 2-year-old son; Sen. Begich visited Nome on Saturday and discussed matters both global and local; Open-enrollment for the Affordable Care…

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Update News: September 13th, 2013

In Friday’s News: A pump at Emmonak’s Water and Sewer Plant burnt out after being overworked by a series of leaks; Wilma Osborn violates parole conditions and is re-arrested by AST; Dan Sullivan has resigned from the DNR, is speculated to be making a bid for U.S. Senate; Sen. Begich to visit Nome this weekend,…

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