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Update News: April 22nd, 2014

In Tuesday’s news: Three ballot measures pushed back to Nov election, casualty of extended legislative session; Lawmakers have still not reached agreement on school funding, budgets, and more; US Senate candidate Joe Miller kicks off campaign in Wasilla; Aftershocks continue rattling Northwest Alaska; Gambell hosts Bering Straits School District’s annual Native Youth Olympics Tournament; Visiting…

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Update News: April 21st, 2014

In Monday’s news: Non-white groups remain at higher risk for HIV, AIDS in Alaska; Legislature extends 90-day session to tackle education, budgets; Bill to create partially state-owned natural gas pipeline goes to governor’s desk; Bill symbolically recognizing 20 Alaska Native languages as “official” passes; Fish and Game veterinarian warns invasive ticks pose threat to moose,…

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Update News: April 14th, 2014

In Monday’s news: Nome Police investigate weekend collision that killed Savoonga man; Legislature moves through a minimum wage bill despite opposition from supporters of a similar ballot initiative; St. Lawrence Island awaiting a crowd-funded kit to test for radioactivity in ocean water; Jeff King wins the Kobuk 440 sled-dog race in Kotzebue. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2014/04/2014-04-14-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: April 7th, 2014

In Monday’s news: Legislature shelves HB77, effectively killing it for the session; House Rules Committee introduces minimum wage bill that could be contentious alternative to ballot measure; Conservation measures for summer fishing on the Kuskokwim passed by board. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2014/04/2014-04-07-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: April 4th, Zach’s Birthday Edition

In Friday’s Newscast: Coast Guard investigation says equipment failure, human error, weather contributed to crewman’s death in December; Lawmakers gear up for vote on sprawling education bill; US Senate ratifies two treaties on international fishing; Kobuk traditional council passes resolution opposing state-sponsored road to Ambler Mining District; Kulluk oil rig grounded because of poor management,…

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Update News: April 1st, 2014

In Tuesday’s news: Supreme Court declines hearing Katie John case on subsistence rights, ending years of litigation; Fishermen in Southeast Alaska are worrying about the pace of mine development in British Columbia; Two decisions in the Legislature last week on Alaska Native issues met different ends. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2014/04/2014-04-01-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: March 31st, 2014

In Monday’s news: Supreme Court will not hear State of Alaska’s challenge to the Katie Johns law; AK Senate votes to modify Courtview computer system; A technical breakdown of Nome’s new 20-year energy contract with Pilgrim Geothermal LLC; Senate Finance Committee puts forward $100m increase to education budget. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2014/03/2014-03-31-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: March 25th, 2014

In Tuesday’s news: Nome Common Council retains an electrical engineer, hears re-cap of geothermal project, and rising pension funding obligations; Calista Corp is giving out it’s largest shareholder dividend ever; House Finance Committee hears fiscal breakdown on education spending in Alaska; Pete Kelly responds to national media criticism for remarks on birth-control; Cracks in sea…

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Update News: March 18th, 2014

In Tuesday’s news: Red King Crab harvest in Bering Straits region hampered by season of irregular ice conditions; Two of the three major gubernatorial candidates speak at an Anchorage forum; Legislators move to bar extending a military perk to same-sex couples. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2014/03/2014-03-18-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: March 17th, 2014

In Monday’s news: Iditarod 42 concludes at the Nome Rec Center with the Trail Awards Banquet; Health groups take advantage of Iditarod crowds to bump regional vaccination rates; State sues the Fed Government over rejection of exploration plan for ANWR; AK Senate passes sweeping crime bill to address dramatic incarceration rates. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2014/03/2014-03-17-knom-update-news.mp3

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