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Update News: Tuesday, February 19, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Former State Senator Albert Kookesh suffered apparent heart attack; Federal investigators say plane crashed near Rainy Pass; Superior Court Judge Ben Esch retires after seventeen years of service to Nome; Bill in Alaska House would criminalize federal gun regulation; House Education Committee advances bill that would allow for pilot, four-day school week…

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For Scott Janssen’s Dog, a Very Close Call

“The dogs are everything in this race,” Scott Janssen says. After an emotionally tumultuous experience on the trail, it’s a sentiment the Anchorage musher affirms with new emphasis. As Janssen told KNOM trail reporter Laureli Kinneen in Takotna, he had a frighteningly close call with one of his sled dogs, Marshall, during the run from…

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On-Air Update: Monday, March 5 (5pm)

In Monday’s 5pm update, trail reporter Laureli Kinneen, live from the Iditarod checkpoint of Nikolai, joins Ric Schmidt and Ben Matheson for an overview of the race standings. Ric, Ben, and Laureli talk about the lead mushers out of Rainy Pass, the impact of the recent snowfall on trail conditions, and more:

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For First Teams to Rainy Pass, Trail Not So Bad

2012 Yukon Quest Champion Hugh Neff was the first to arrive and leave Rainy Pass today. Before the race, mushers heard the trail through the pass was rough due to all the snow that’s fallen this winter. The early frontrunners say the trail was surprisingly well set. That all can change with the weather advisory…

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