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Update News: April 22nd, 2014

In Tuesday’s news: Three ballot measures pushed back to Nov election, casualty of extended legislative session; Lawmakers have still not reached agreement on school funding, budgets, and more; US Senate candidate Joe Miller kicks off campaign in Wasilla; Aftershocks continue rattling Northwest Alaska; Gambell hosts Bering Straits School District’s annual Native Youth Olympics Tournament; Visiting…

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Update News: April 14th, 2014

In Monday’s news: Nome Police investigate weekend collision that killed Savoonga man; Legislature moves through a minimum wage bill despite opposition from supporters of a similar ballot initiative; St. Lawrence Island awaiting a crowd-funded kit to test for radioactivity in ocean water; Jeff King wins the Kobuk 440 sled-dog race in Kotzebue. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2014/04/2014-04-14-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: April 7th, 2014

In Monday’s news: Legislature shelves HB77, effectively killing it for the session; House Rules Committee introduces minimum wage bill that could be contentious alternative to ballot measure; Conservation measures for summer fishing on the Kuskokwim passed by board. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2014/04/2014-04-07-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: February 5th, 2014

In Wednesday’s news: Alaska State Troopers are investigating the death of a woman in Quinhagak; Two minors from Brevig Mission are accused of wanton waste after killing a herd of musk ox; A proposed  bill allowing some VPSO’s to carry firearms advances out of the house; Flint Hills Resources refinery in North Pole to close…

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Update News: January 14th, 2014

In Tuesday’s news: Murkowski secures $66m for AK tribal healthcare facilities in massive Congressional spending package; Nome Common Council distributes most of NSEDC benefits share money to Nome Youth; New figures show 3,300 Alaskans have signed up for private insurance under new healthcare law; Numbers are out on fundraising efforts by different groups behind ballot…

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Update News: December 23rd, 2013

In Monday’s news: Oil companies spend big on lobbying efforts to protect current tax structure; Nome Common Council discusses Richard Foster building, energy, development priorities, and unmarked graves; Members of AK’s VPSO program say they should be allowed to carry firearms on duty; AK marijuana legalization ballot measure has nearly 45,000 signatures of support. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/12/2013-12-23-knom-update-news.mp3

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To the polls

Election day at Nome's polling place, Old St. Joe's. Photo: David Dodman, KNOM file.

Like all across the country, voters in Western Alaska went to the polls on November 5th. In Nome, the items on the ballot were relatively few: a run-off contest for a city council seat and an advisory vote on whether to add fluoride to the municipal water supply. The vote, albeit in an “off” year,…

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Update News: Tuesday, June 5, 2012

In Tuesday’s news: Nome Police Department are actively looking for 17-year-old Sharon Ellanna; a St. Michael woman jailed after stabbing former boyfriend; 66-year-old Jack Swick dies at Cripple River Gold Mining Camp; Ten hearings scheduled across the state on coastal management ballot initiative; Mixed reactions to the EPA’s review of large-scale mining effects in Bristol…

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Update News: Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Elim votes to go damp, 2nd election may take place due to ballot discrepancies; BSSD board approves 52-million dollar budget, sees utility costs rise 1-million dollars; Gambell residential caregiver wins national award; two Nome teachers retire after 20+ years with district, housing issue for incoming teachers and hiring.

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