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Why Do Californians Call 50 Degrees “Arctic?”

“Cold is relative,” Tyler says. It’s “probably Alaska’s most mind blowing secret. My time here has driven me to the conclusion that cold is not dependent on your ending temperature, but rather the variance in temperature you’ve experienced.”

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“Ice, Ice, Baby!”

Nome's coast starting to freeze over in December. Photo Credit: Karen+Lauren, KNOM (2016)

In Nome, the ocean is starting to freeze over, which means the KNOM volunteers are beginning to think about what they’ll be able to do, in the coming months, on the soon-to-be-solid Bering Sea.

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This Just In!

Sometimes we take breaks to appreciate the beauty Alaska gives us. photo: Stup/KNOM

What are the challenges — and rewards — of being a first-year newsie in western Alaska? In their audioblog, volunteers Tyler and Davis talk about their experiences covering stories in Nome and environs and working with partners throughout the state.

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“I Voted”

"I Voted" stickers at the polls in Nome, August 19 2014. Photo: Matthew F. Smith, KNOM.

In an audioblog entry recorded on Election Day, itself, the volunteers talk elections and the importance of voting.

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