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Update News: Monday, May 27, 2013

In Monday’s News: State and tribes clash in Kuskokwim fishermen ruling, says AVCP President; Galena concerned about flooding with ice jam in rising Yukon River; Old oil tank farms pose safety threat in rural Alaska; National memorial for Alaska Native and Native American veterans proposed by grassroots effort.  

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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: Thursday, May 9, 2013

In Thursday’s news: Former Bethel police officer being charged with being intoxicated while on the scene of a police shooting; One person is raising money to bring members of her community back to their homeland (http://www.usaprojects.org/project/ugiuva_miuguru_a_i_am_from_king_island); U.S. Coast Guard contracts to build sixth National Security Cutter; UAF Northwest Campus in Nome celebrating commencement tonight at…

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A special trip, in search of song

Volunteer Josh Cunningham recently took a very special trip as a correspondent for KNOM. Josh went to the southwestern Alaska city of Bethel for the Cama-i (chuh-MY) Dance Festival, one of the largest and most significant annual cultural celebrations in the state. KNOM regularly sends its full-time volunteers to cover important regional and local events…

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Update News: Thursday, April 25, 2013

In Thursday’s news: Bethel judge deciding if subsistence fishermen have spiritual right to fish;   First effects of heroin use being seen in Nome; Senator Lisa Murkowski and rest of women in Senate attended dinner at the White House last night.  

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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: Tuesday, April 23, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Wood boiler may be to blame for a fire that burned down a home in Dillingham last week; Fiscal analysis shows oil tax overhaul may cost state between $4.2 and 4.6 billion dollars through 2019; 2013 budget for Pebble Mine project is $80 million; Nome Common Council passes ordinance adopting Port of…

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Update News: Friday, April 19, 2013

In Friday’s news: Closing arguments for twenty-two subsistence fishermen heard yesterday in Bethel; After much controversy, House Bill 77 waiting to be heard in the next legislative session; Shell signs agreement with Russian energy company; Climate change likely to bring warm temperatures over next fifty to one-hundred years; Nome hosted Arctic Port Planning charrette this…

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Update News: Friday, March 5, 2013

In Friday’s news: Noorvik man in custody after pointing semi-automatic rifle at VPSO; City of Emmonak still working on water/sewer vacuum system; Senator Lisa Murkowski hosted Senate hearing on subsistence in Bethel; Bethel senator says Alaskans deserve better than proposal eliminating water reservation applications; Nome District Attorney responds to animal rights group regarding Iditarod dog…

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A Warm Hello.

Bethel is known for its taxi services.  In fact, the city is estimated to have one cab for every 84 individuals. Yet I stood in the blowing snow on Thursday morning outside of the Bethel airport and could not for the life of me figure out how the Taxi system worked in Bethel.  Despite my…

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