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Update News: Wednesday, July 3, 2013

In Wednesday’s news: Endangered Species Act under scrutiny by Western Governors ‘Association; Growing wildfire near Fairbanks forces evacuation watch; Two Washington state men spent night in Alaska wild after airplane crash near Talkeetna; Alaska’s lone U.S. House member is seeking twenty-second term; State trying to keep pressure on company building major natural gas pipeline; An…

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Update News: Tuesday, July 2, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Walruses in Chukchi Sea affected by diminishing sea ice; State of Alaska files lawsuit against NOAA Fisheries for listing bearded seals as a threatened species; Fifty-two mushers sign up for 2014 Iditarod; Largest wildfire in the state is no longer directly threatening Lime Village.

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Update News: Monday, July 1, 2013

In Monday’s news: Alaska Legislature extends disaster emergency for communities affected by spring flooding; Heavy U.S. icebreaker to be back in service after $90 million renovation; U.S. House passes bill to increase offshore oil and gas drilling; Forty swimmers from fourteen countries taking part in relay from Russia to Alaska next month; NJUS plans temporary…

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Update News: Friday, June 28, 2013

In Friday’s news: Musher asks to put down sled dog that attacked a child in May; Alaska Redistricting Board to unveil 12 redistricting draft plans at public hearing in Anchorage today; Alaska Democratic Party announces interactive draft district maps have been posted on their website; White House is establishing Council on Native American Affairs; Eight…

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Update News: Thursday, June 27, 2013

In Thursday’s news: Defense of Marriage Act ruled unconstitutional by U.S. Supreme Court; President Barack Obama lays out framework for combating climate change; White House Council on Native American Affairs established; Three projects related to Western Alaskan culture and history receiving Alaska Humanities Forum grants; Catholic leaders in Alaska say a federal mandate infringes on…

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Update News: Wednesday, June 26, 2013

In Wednesday’s news: Most states covered under Voting Rights Act won’t feel impact of Supreme Court ruling until 2020; Former Bethel daycare operator indicted on seven counts of sexual abuse of a minor; President Barack Obama declares federal disaster for spring flooding in Alaska; Nome Superior Court Judge Tim Dooley settles into his new role;…

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Update News: Tuesday, June 25, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Nome residents unhappy with city decision on location of new museum and library; Three injured in a car rollover near Nome last weekend; Ballot proposition to raise the minimum wage in Alaska makes it to signature-gathering phase; Alaska Fire Service’s Galena Zone office still operating out of community after spring flood.

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Update News: Monday, June 24, 2013

In Monday’s news: Firefighters from the lower 48 have been flown up to help fight wildfires in Alaska; Man crossing mudflats between Fire Island and Anchorage disappeared Sunday; Alaska redistricting board reviewing seven political maps in coming weeks; Senator Lisa Murkowski’s support for same-sex marriage causes ripple nationwide; Arctic offshore oil drilling continues to be…

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Update News: Friday, June 21, 2013

In Friday’s news: Crowds packed in yesterday at the National Guard hangar in Nome to celebrate a hundred years of flight; Without making a phone call, Nome residents can now find out about ships docking at the Nome port; Nome’s Wes Perkins says ham radio saved his life; Today is summer solstice.

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Update News: Thursday, June 20, 2013

In Thursday’s news: Fires burning south of McGrath yesterday; Man killed and woman seriously injured after hitting a moose on Glenn Highway; State opening disaster assistance center in Galena; Senator Lisa Murkowski has written President Obama for federal aid for Galena and other flooded communities; Record temperatures were set again in Nome yesterday; Governor Sean…

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