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Update News: Wednesday, March 27, 2013

In Wednesday’s News: PTPC issues severe reprimand to former NPS Superintendent Mike Brawner, sexual harassment charges placed on Brawner’s record; AK House of Representatives calls for Secretary John Kerry to attend Arctic Council meeting in May as America’s Arctic Minister; HB162 that requires teachers to work longer for tenure advances; AK House passes bill allowing…

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Update News: Tuesday, March 26, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Shell executive in charge of Arctic drilling program steps down; Unalakleet is in midst of water emergency; Nome Common Council continues discussion of vessel, the Rustler; Iditarod Trail Committee is still investigating death of sled dog during 2013 Iditarod Race.

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Update News: Monday, March 25, 2013

In Monday’s news: Recent reauthorization of VAWA has support and controversy; NJUS fixed main water line separation yesterday in Nome; Nils Hahn wins 2013 Equinox Sled Dog Race; Indigenous drumming and dancing  took place this weekend at the 2013 Cama-i Dance Festival.  

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Update News: Friday, March 22, 2013

In Friday’s news: Scientists from around the State of Alaska and the world are talking Rural Science in Action this week; UAF Marine Advisory Program gave update on sick seals investigation at Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference; Nome’s Charlie Lean reappointed by Governor Parnell to Citizens’ Advisory Commission on Federal Areas in Alaska; Six mushers…

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Update News: Thursday, March 21, 2013

In Thursday’s news: Governor Sean Parnell has submitted capital budget amendment for evacuation road in Kivalina; Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race organizers planning changes after death of sled dog; Bethel man pleads guilty to fraudulently using letterhead of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; House bill hopes to assist small Alaska municipal school districts with funding…

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Update News: Wednesday, March 20, 2013

In Wednesday’s news:  U.S. House Ethics Committee to investigate Congressman Don Young official code of conduct; Member of U.S. Senate urging SEC to investigate Northern Dynasty Minerals; Alaska Department of Health & Social Services reports shortage of tuberculosis testing solution; Bill in Alaska Legislature may allow drivers to display proof of automobile insurance on mobile…

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Update News: Tuesday, March 19, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Nome City Council tables resolution to approve 2013 Port of Nome Strategic Development Plan; U.S. House of Representatives passes amended version of SKILLS Act; Alaska House passes resolution urging federal government to protect Second Amendment; Legislators file amendment to Alaska House resolution opposing genetically-engineered salmon; Nome Police Chief John Papasadora receives Patriotic…

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Update News: Monday, March 18, 2013

In Monday’s news: U.S. increasing stockpile of interceptor missiles; Alaska Senate Finance Committee made adjustments to oil tax bill last Thursday; 2010’s Republican Senate candidate, Joe Miller, considering running for Senate next year; Shell’s Kulluk rig almost ready to leave Alaskan waters; Army Corps of Engineers starting to dredge small boat harbor in Bethel.

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Update News: Friday, March 15, 2013

In Friday’s news: Body of missing 32-year-old Harvey Pitka of Russian Mission found; Preliminary report from NTSB says cargo plane crashed near Dillingham last week due to “rising terrain”; Department of Interior has concluded review of Shell’s failed 2012 Arctic drilling campaign; UCLA geographer says Arctic shipping could be possible by mid-century; Alaska Senate Finance Committee…

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Update News: Thursday, March 14, 2013

In Thursday’s news: U.S. House committee starts reauthorization process of Magnuson Stevens Act; Alaska Legislature passes resolution fighting federal overreach; Alaska House poised to vote in $9.8 billion state operating budget; Unemployment rate in Alaska lower than national rate for fifty-one months; Applications due soon for Northwest Campus’ Nursing Aide Certification program; Diocese of Fairbanks…

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