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Doping Scandal Plagues Iditarod: What Happened, and What’s Next

Dallas Seavey on his

The state sport of Alaska, dog mushing, has long been free from doping controversy. Not so any more. Four dogs on four-time champion Dallas Seavey’s team tested positive for a prohibited pain-reliever this year. KNOM’s Gabe Colombo goes in-depth with a review of Seavey’s statements, the available facts about this ongoing story, and the direction it’s headed.

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In Rural Alaska, “Use What You Can Find”

Eileen and Ashley Moses hold their pets inside the Elim Fire Hall

Veterinary services are rare — and greatly needed — in rural Alaska. A recent episode of KNOM’s “Story49” documents how a new organization is filling the gap; it takes listeners to the front lines of where pets and pet owners need care the most.

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Francesca on the Trail

Francesca Fenzi

It was an adventure that she describes as one of the most incredible highlights of her year of service. In April, news volunteer Francesca Fenzi hit the trail for a sled dog race that offers a unique look of what makes rural Alaska so special.

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