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Update News: April 30th, 2014

In Wednesday’s news: After some difficult weather, Arctic development conference begins in Gambell; Nome Board of Ed discusses district data at work session; One fatality reported in Bethel blaze as investigators probe cause; Mist of oil and natural gas spray over 27 acres of tundra after North Slope pipeline malfunction; 3 Alaskan high schoolers named…

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Update News: March 13th, 2014

In Thursday’s news: Gov. Parnell’s omnibus education bill moves forward with 18 amendments; National Marine Fisheries Service developing Arctic emergency response protocols; St. Michael community votes to remain dry; Bethel contests construction of downriver Kuskokwin dock. http://knom.org/wp-audio/2014/03/2014-03-13-knom-update-news.mp3

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At race’s start, Western Alaskan mushers take stock of challenges behind them – and yet to come

Pete Kaiser

It’s been a season of non-ideal trail conditions for Iditarod mushers, and that’s certainly true for the competitors from Alaska’s western regions. For Pete Kaiser, a young but highly accomplished musher and Iditarod veteran, poor conditions prompted him to move his training activities this year to Nenana, Alaska from his hometown of Bethel (on the…

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Update News: February 4th, 2014

Hear Tuesday’s news: Legislature’s Arctic Policy Commission is rolling out it’s strategy for the region’s future; Native American groups ask Dept. of Justice to investigate adoption practices disproportionately affecting native children; The YK Delta Regional Committee set to meet for the first time in Bethel this week; 2014 saw the fifth warmest January on record;…

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Here comes race season

Sled dog teams

The later winter months in Western Alaska are made busy, each year, through the sled dog and snowmachine (or snowmobile) competitions that our listeners and community members follow so intently. We’re in the thick of race season, which means our entire mission is keeping extra busy. Last month, news director Laureli Kinneen had the opportunity…

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Update News: January 20th, 2014

In Monday’s news: Nome pursues funding options for it’s top fiscal priority, the Middle Dock project; Alaska’s population is growing faster than the nation’s at large, according to labor dept. Laureli Kinneen reports on this weekend’s K300 Sled-Dog race from Bethel; Nome’s elected officials are heading to DC to lobby for the city’s federal funding…

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Update News: January 17th, 2014

In Friday’s news: BOEM requires more information from Shell before drilling in the Chuckchi this summer; US Coast Guard attempts to implement voluntary vessel regulations through the Bering Strait; Over 30 tribal organizations oppose HB77; The 2014 Kuskokwim 300 is slated to begin today in Bethel. http://knom.org/wp-audio/2014/01/2014-01-17-knom-update-news.mp3

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