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Update News: Wednesday, August 14, 2013

In Wednesday’s news: Senator Hollis French to run for Governor; Erosion threatening archaeological sites on coast of Northwest Alaska; Two people safe after crashing float plane near Paxson; Water tank levels still low in City of Unalakleet; Coast Guard report on grounding of Kulluk won’t be released until next year; Nome Public Schools receives completed…

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Update News: Tuesday, August 13, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Nome Common Council considers alcohol sales tax; 62 people finish first ever swim relay across the Bering Strait; State Dept. of Natural Resources accepting bids for oil and gas lease tracts in North Slope and Beaufort Sea; Alaska lawmakers and government officials meeting in Anchorage to discuss “federal overreach.” http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/08/2013-08-13-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: Monday, August 12, 2013

In Monday’s news: Two 15-year-old Anchorage girls killed by intoxicated driver Friday; Coast Guard says Oregon-based fishing vessel has run aground near Valdez; Russia leading the way in commercial shipping along Northern Sea Route; Japanese political leaders move to revitalize country’s nuclear program – may affect Alaska’s LNG exports; Statewide Broadband Task Force planning on…

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Update News: Friday, August 9, 2013

In Friday’s news: 1,800 pounds of chum salmon donated to Native Village of Gambell; Alaska Redistricting Board asking state court judge to dismiss challenge to latest political boundary map; Army officials say eighteen paratroopers from JBER injured during drop exercise; Senate Finance subcommittee plans to meet to discuss issue of education funding; Institute of Social…

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Update News: Thursday, August 8, 2013

In Thursday: Preliminary report on Soldotna air taxi crash expected to be released soon; State Revenue Commissioner resigns for new post as CEO of Alaska Housing Finance Corporation; U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star returns from test trials in the Beaufort Sea; Over the past two weeks, fourteen Alaskan teachers have been going to summer…

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Update News: Wednesday, August 7, 2013

In Wednesday’s news: Nome Common Council authorizes completion of schematic design for Richard Foster Building; Pilot escapes injury after helicopter crash at Pogo Mine; Federal judge determines Shell’s spill response plan was legal during failed 2012 Arctic drilling campaign; State environmental regulators approve permit of oil drilling waste storage in Nikiski; Palmer math teacher plans…

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Update News: Tuesday, August 6, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Archeologists uncover site of 200-year-old village near Kiana; Several airlines experience flight delays due to nationwide problem with computer system; PFD posts highest year-ending balance; Alaska Energy Authority granting $900,000 to help rural Alaskan communities become more energy efficient; Republicans hoping to stop EPA from blocking Pebble Mine development; Airship enthusiasts preparing…

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Update News: Monday, August 5, 2013

In Monday’s news: Buckland resident indicted on 9 counts in the shooting of VPO; Coast Guard calls of search for third of three people missing after boat sank in southeast Alaska, Washington man survived by swimming to shore; Five Alaska oil & gas leases extended and approved by Alaska Department of Natural Resources; Rep. Don…

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Update News: Friday, August 2, 2013

In Friday’s news: City of Galena receives $900,000 federal grant for flooding recovery; Senator Lisa Murkowski wants explanation for Army artillery use that potentially started wildfire; Representative Don Young votes to reduce borrowing costs for college students; State advisory panel holding summit on Alaska’s relationship with the federal government; Republican Bill Walker planning to run…

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Update News: Thursday, August 1, 2013

In Thursday’s news: Toddler dies after being struck by slow-moving pickup in Pilot Station; Nome Common Council votes to begin investigative work at future site of Richard Foster Building; Congress is debating funding levels that will impact Alaska; California appeals court panel rules against special protections for developers of proposed Pebble Mine; Sarah Palin to…

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