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Not a Drop to Drink

Landscape of rural Alaska town on a sunny summer day

Your support enables KNOM to provide crucially-needed information to rural Alaska: such as when, earlier this year, two listening communities were placed on “boil water” notices because of concerns of tap water contamination.

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Update News: February 20th, 2014

In Thursday’s news: Researchers and public health officials coordinating to release info on a parasite showing up in beluga whales in the next few days; Air-taxi operators and Bush pilots getting slammed by IRS’s interpretation of tax code provision; Prizes and race analysis doled out at Iron Dog banquet in Nome; State Supreme Court reaffirmed…

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To the polls

Election day at Nome's polling place, Old St. Joe's. Photo: David Dodman, KNOM file.

Like all across the country, voters in Western Alaska went to the polls on November 5th. In Nome, the items on the ballot were relatively few: a run-off contest for a city council seat and an advisory vote on whether to add fluoride to the municipal water supply. The vote, albeit in an “off” year,…

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Update News: Thursday September 5th, 2013

In Thursday’s news: Tests will reveal amount of geothermal energy available from Pilgrim Hot Springs in as few as 3 weeks; State’s Permanent Fund Dividend for the year will be announced Sept. 18; Fishermen protest outside an Anchorage Wal-Mart over salmon dispute; Nome Public School receives an Obesity Prevention and Control grant. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/08/2013-09-05-knom-update-news.mp3

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