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Department of Transportation Ramping Up Rural Projects

Federal money for rural infrastructure is drying up, and state agencies are overhauling projects while they still can. With Alaska’s brief construction season about to begin, state officials are hurrying to bring airfields, roads, and other Bush infrastructure up to standard before funds get scarce.

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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: April 29th, 2014

In Tuesday’s news: Early breakup leaves gold mining operation stranded on ice float; Snowmachiner in Shishmaref dead after a crash Sunday; Nome Common Council discuss regulation, rates, and revenues at regular meeting; NSEDC gives $1.32 million to 2,700 house holds in region through energy subsidy; DoT preparing to start $26.6 million renovation of Nome airport in…

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Update News: April 24th, 2014

In Thursday’s news: Negotiators in AK House and Senate reach deal on education bill; A Kotzebue man faces felony charges after AST says he killed four sled dogs; Extensive report finds oil spill response capacity in Arctic is severely inadequate; Gov’t Accountability Office doesn’t anticipate a boom in Arctic shipping; NOAA fisheries investigating whether human  activity…

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Update News: November 12th, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Latest storm casts problem on Unalakleet’s long-term infrastructure problem: coastal erosion; NSEDC annual board meeting yields new members, officers, an increase in community benefits share, and a grant for Nome’s port expansion; GCI expands TERRA network to Nome, promising faster internet access, but still no resolution with KTUU. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/11/2013-11-12-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: Thursday, June 6, 2013

In Thursday’s news: Work continues to restore basic infrastructure in Galena after severe flooding; Nome Joint Utility Board met yesterday to hear protest regarding recent bid award; Future federal assistance may be available for coastal communities in Western Alaska; Anchorage senator planning to run for lieutenant governor next year.

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Update News: Tuesday, November 13, 2012

In Tuesday’s news: Grand opening tomorrow for Norton Sound Health Corporation’s new hospital & Quyaana Care Center; Nome’s Victoria Erickson received Governor’s Administrator of the Year Award, last weekend; Senator Donny Olson re-elected last week & now serves largest district in the United States; Alaskans voted to approve Bonding Proposition A, which will apportion $453.5…

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Update News: Tuesday, August 28, 2012

In Tuesday’s news: Alaska voters decide today on coastal management initiative, primary for House District 39; The Arctic Imperative Summit closes with discussion on Bering Sea and Arctic shipping; Nome City Council hears suggestions for $200,000 mid-year Community Benefit Share from NSEDC; Norwegian oil company Statoil inches closer to drilling in the Chukchi Sea, possibly…

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Update News: Monday, August 27, 2012

In Monday’s news: a Saturday fire at Dredge 6 just west of Nome appears to have been intentionally set; Alaska Attorney General Michael Geraghty appeals to EPA for cleanup at Red Devil Mine; 2nd annual Arctic Imperative Summit begins in Girdwood; Nome Nanooks cross country teams kick off their season with two wins in fall invitational.

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Update News: Monday, May 21, 2012

Offshore miners to stay half mile from river mouths and 300 feet from fishing nets; McKinley climber dies after fall; AVTEC prepares workforce for broadband internet in rural Alaska; minor flooding on Snake River over the weekend.

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