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Eat, Swim, Sleep, Repeat

Photo Credit: Davis Hovey, KNOM (2017)

When you’re acclimated to life in rural Alaska, what’s it like to travel elsewhere (whether to a “big city” in Alaska or to the Lower 48)? Davis ponders the question in this week’s volunteer audioblog.

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The polar vortex

With regards to weather, 2014 got off to a very strange start all throughout the United States: in Alaska as well as in the Lower 48, albeit for opposite reasons. In many places in the contiguous 48 states, a “polar vortex” weather pattern was causing abnormally frigid temperatures in early January, while in Alaska, Nome…

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Hey, Lower 48, let’s trade!

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Whether you’re in northern Alaska or anywhere in the Lower 48, it’s likely that unusual weather has been on your mind – or disrupting your day-to-day life – over the past few weeks. The region we serve, Western Alaska, has seen temperatures rise well above normal in the past week – into the 40s and…

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Update News: Monday, June 24, 2013

In Monday’s news: Firefighters from the lower 48 have been flown up to help fight wildfires in Alaska; Man crossing mudflats between Fire Island and Anchorage disappeared Sunday; Alaska redistricting board reviewing seven political maps in coming weeks; Senator Lisa Murkowski’s support for same-sex marriage causes ripple nationwide; Arctic offshore oil drilling continues to be…

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