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Special program on Spice

Special program on Spice

On Friday, March 28, KNOM hosted a special program to address a growing problem in the region: synthetic drugs. Spice, bath salts, K2, synthetic pot, potpourri, plant-food: there’s a slew of names for these drugs. On top of that, manufacturers in the lower-48 and abroad have been very savvy about changing the chemistry and packaging…

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Update News: February 14th, 2014

In Friday’s news: The Senate Indian Affairs Committee reviews a controversial report portraying violence in rural Alaska as a national disgrace; Nome Common Council passes an ordinance to combat psychoactive designer drugs like spice and bath salts; House Education Committee begins taking testimony on Gov. Parnell’s omnibus education bill; Nome Port Commission meets to discuss…

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Caught Doing Something Good: Helena Oxereok of Wales

This month, we travel to the western edge of the Seward Peninsula to the village of Wales, where 19-year-old Helena Oxereokshares her story. Helena is a single mom working to finish high school and to raise her son at the same time. In between caring for her child and finishing her final classes, Helena works at…

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