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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: Thursday, March 7, 2013

In Thursday’s news: Alaska Natives met with legislators to express concern over resource development bills; Governor Sean Parnell explains appointment of Timothy Dooley to Nome Superior Court; Small airplane servicing Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race flipped while taking off; State elections official calling Senator Begich to correct statements about voting in Alaska; Senator Mark Begich…

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March 2002: The impact of technology in rural Alaska

March 8, 2002 Volunteer Ryan Conarro produces a series of KNOM Profiles on the impact of modern technology in bush Alaska. One of the persons Ryan speaks with is Barb Pungowiyi, coordinator of Native programs for Nome Public Schools. “Some people might say technology is one of the reasons why our culture is being lost,”…

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Welcome back, Ben!

A familiar (and smiling) face graced KNOM studios last month: that of volunteer alumnus Ben Matheson, who donated a week of vacation time to help our mission with our coverage of the Norton Sound 450 (described in more detail elsewhere in our March newsletter). Ben’s presence within our studios was invaluable. A two-year veteran of…

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What KNOM taught

Our feature series on KNOM volunteer alumni continues with Matthew Smith, our public affairs director from 2010 to 2012 who is now continuing his career in news broadcasting with KTVA television in Anchorage. Here’s Matt, in his own words, on what KNOM has already meant to him: While I’ve only been a KNOM alumnus for…

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Update News: Thursday, February 28, 2013

In Thursday’s news: Shell cancels 2013 Arctic drilling season; Alaska’s redistricting plans waiting on outcome of US Supreme Court case, case challenging need for federal oversight of state redistricting in states with a history of voting discrimination; Abortion bill debate continues in Juneau, developmental psychologist testifies against abortion on mental health grounds; Parnell’s oil tax…

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Wait, I’m a reporter in Subarctic Alaska?

As of February 27, I have been in Alaska for six months and ten days. I’m more than halfway through my first term of service so I thought it was a good time to write a reflective blog post, to consider my experience so far, how I have grown, how being a KNOM volunteer has…

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Sounding Board: Iditarod

The 2013 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race begins this Saturday, March 2nd, with a ceremonial start in Anchorage at 10am. The Last Great Race has changed in many ways since its first run in 1973. This Thursday on Sounding Board (February 28, 2013 at 10am), let’s talk about the evolution of Iditarod! How has the…

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Update News: Friday, February 15, 2013

In Friday’s news: President of National Congress of American Indians says state of Indian Country is strong; Senators in Alaska, New England, New York and Mississippi asking President Obama to request disaster aid for fisheries; 2013 Iron Dog Snowmachine Race begins Sunday in Big Lake; Parents can get free developmental check-ups for children birth to…

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Update News: Friday, February 1, 2013

In Friday’s news: Norton Sound Health Corporation delays opening of Norton Sound Regional Hospital and Quyanna Care Center; Army in Alaska banning alcohol in barracks across the state; Social Security benefits changing within next 28 days; Incoming Republican state chairman removed from office; Senate Judiciary Committee to hear testimony today on federal overreach managing state…

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