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Update News: Friday August 30, 2013

In Friday’s news: Oil prices continue to surge; Victims of Spring floods have additional time to apply for assistance; Conditions set for Wilma Osborn’s release; State court to challenge Alaska’s redistricting plan; Sen. Joe Miller promises to defund Obamacare if elected; Meet Igor Sudarkin, the final gold-miner in our summer profile series. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/08/2013-08-30-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: Monday, July 1, 2013

In Monday’s news: Alaska Legislature extends disaster emergency for communities affected by spring flooding; Heavy U.S. icebreaker to be back in service after $90 million renovation; U.S. House passes bill to increase offshore oil and gas drilling; Forty swimmers from fourteen countries taking part in relay from Russia to Alaska next month; NJUS plans temporary…

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Sounding Board: Oil Tax Cut

This week on Sounding Board (Thursday, May 16 at 10am), we’re talking about the oil tax cut. The bill narrowly passed the legislature in April. Critics have begun collecting signatures for a referendum to repeal the controversial measure. Proponents say the tax cut will encourage production and boost Alaska’s economy. Opponents say it will devastate…

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Update News: Thursday, November 15, 2012

In Thursday’s news: U.S. Coast Guard still waiting for detailed report of oily substance samples taken from wildlife on St. Lawrence Island; Norton Sound Regional Hospital had Grand Opening Celebration, yesterday; Five crew members from Polar Wind were rescued after tug & barge went aground; Federal scientists say lack of summer sea ice is changing…

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Update News: Wednesday, November 14, 2012

In Wednesday’s news: Residents of Gambell travelled to St. Lawrence Island to find source of oil that contaminated seals, birds & ocean debris; Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation held board meetings, last week, to look into building Norton Sound hatchery; Alaska’s Commerce commissioner says the disaster from poor king salmon returns worse than first estimated;…

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Update News: Friday, November 9, 2012

In Friday’s news: Investigation begins on St. Lawrence Island after separate reports found animals with oil on them; Alaska Native fishermen charged with illegal fishing seeking to consolidate trials; Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation assumes authority from EPA to regulate wastewater discharges; Kuskokwim 300 Race Committee announces purse increase; Tribal funk band Pamyua continuing Inuit…

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Update News: Thursday, November 1, 2012

In Thursday’s news: Shell Oil wrapped up drilling season in Arctic; Governor Parnell appoints three Western Alaskans to statewide councils; Documentary filmmaker, Marsh Chamberlain, touches issues of suicide in rural Alaska; Pamyua is playing a free concert in Nome, Saturday; Haze over Anchorage was from a volcanic eruption 100 years ago.

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Update News: Monday, September 3, 2012

In Monday’s news: Shell’s drilling rig Nobel Discoverer arrives in the Chukchi amid uncertain weather; telecommunication problems in Wales trouble residents, organizations for more than a month; Coast Guard suspends search for crewmen missing after fishing vessel sinks near Kodiak Island; strong Yukon River chum salmon runs sees a single pulse of over 200,000 fish two weeks ago; 66-year-old pilot George Vonderheide killed in single-engine plane crash near Homer; and Sitka’s “Brewery Bandit,” Carl Liberty, charged with burglary and theft from Baranof Island Brewery.

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Profile: Edward Itta at the Arctic Imperative Summit

At the close of the Arctic Imperative Summit, the announcement was made just yesterday that Arctic sea ice this summer has hit a record low. With the opening Arctic Ocean, much of the discussion the past few days has been centered around developing the Arctic sustainably. In his closing remarks to the summit, former North…

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