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Update News: Tuesday, May 21, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Kuskokwim fishermen trial resumed Monday in Bethel; Alaska unveils plan to determine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge’s oil and gas potential; Obama administration approves Alaska’s request for No Child Left Behind waiver; Alaska volcano eruption prompting regional airlines to cancel flights to nearby communities; Kenai couple has only winning ticket in this year’s…

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Update News: Wednesday, April 24, 2013

In Wednesday’s news: About 40 people gathered in Bethel on Monday for subsistence rights; Companies spearheading development of proposed Pebble Mine anticipate permitting before end of 2013; Leading Spanish oil company finds oil on Alaska’s North Slope; Subcommittee of U.S. Senate Energy Committee appears to have no objections to renaming Mount McKinley.

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Update News: Wednesday, April 17, 2013

In Wednesday’s news: Department of Public Safety investigating possible necessary changes to allow VPSOs to carry firearms; Nome Joint Utility Board approved 2013 fuel contract for City of Nome last night; Nome Community Center and CAMP present facts on electronic cigarettes after their debut in Nome; Bethel City Council defeats ordinance prohibiting drunken walking; U.S.…

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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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