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News stories specifically for Western Alaska. Each newscast is filled with information about current events, legislation, political races, cultural celebrations, and more; we strive to air what’s happening and what’s important in this region.

Update News: Monday, September 3, 2012

In Monday’s news: Shell’s drilling rig Nobel Discoverer arrives in the Chukchi amid uncertain weather; telecommunication problems in Wales trouble residents, organizations for more than a month; Coast Guard suspends search for crewmen missing after fishing vessel sinks near Kodiak Island; strong Yukon River chum salmon runs sees a single pulse of over 200,000 fish two weeks ago; 66-year-old pilot George Vonderheide killed in single-engine plane crash near Homer; and Sitka’s “Brewery Bandit,” Carl Liberty, charged with burglary and theft from Baranof Island Brewery.

Update News: Wednesday, August 29,2012

In Wednesday’s News: Neal Foster to go unchallenged in November election for House District 39 Representative; Alaska voters decide not to reestablish Coastal Management Program; Ballot…

Update News: Monday, August 27, 2012

In Monday’s news: a Saturday fire at Dredge 6 just west of Nome appears to have been intentionally set; Alaska Attorney General Michael Geraghty appeals to EPA for cleanup at Red Devil Mine; 2nd annual Arctic Imperative Summit begins in Girdwood; Nome Nanooks cross country teams kick off their season with two wins in fall invitational.

Update News: Friday, August 24, 2012

A low front from Siberia brings strong winds, high water, and rain to the Seward Peninsula/Norton Sound; a Navy SEAL with Aniak roots publishes a book about his experiences in the operation that killed Osama Bin Laden; initial drill results at a graphite deposit 40 miles north of Nome could be “one of the most significant” graphite resources in the world; U.S. Senator Mark Begich to introduce legislation creating a national seafood marketing effort; NOAA charges American Seafoods with 39 violations of Magnuson-Stevens Act for fish fraud; Alaska State Museum seeks entries for biennial exhibition on Alaskan photography