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Update News: January 8th, 2014

In Wednesday’s News: Rep. Neil Foster briefed constituents in Nome on upcoming legislative session, addressing budget cuts, deep-draft port, HB-77, and redistricting; U.S. District Court sentences former president of Native Village of Tatitlek on misapplication charges; Bernice Joseph, renown Native leader and educator, passed away Tuesday morning; Climate scientist Dr. Jennifer Francis explains how alterations…

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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: Wednesday, August 22, 2012

In Wednesday’s News: Heavy rain and lack of drinking water in Kivalina prompts disaster declaration; Rain and high water threaten bridges, mining operations in other northwest communities; State attorneys file to challenge “per-clearance” section of federal Voting Rights Act; A federal appeals court says U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service correctly issued rules to oil companies…

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Profile: Neal Foster, Candidate for House District 39

Incumbent Neal Foster is running against Chalkyitsik’s Woodie Salmon in a democratic primary this August to determine who will represent the newly-expanded House District 39. Foster, born and raised in Nome, has been district 39’s representative since 2009, but the state’s redistricting has significantly changed the size of that district: it now spans from the…

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Update News: Friday, July 29, 2012

In Friday’s news: Bering Strait/Norton Sound healthcare providers discuss local implications of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling; Governor Sean Parnell and Alaska’s Congressional delegation react to the court’s decision; Rep. Neal Foster running against primary challenger Woodie Salmon from Chalkyitsik; Up to 20,000 red salmon expected in the Pilgrim River as reds begin to arrive…

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Profile: Woodie Salmon, Candidate for House District 39

Woodie Salmon wants to be your representative for House District 39. He’ll be running against incumbent Neal Foster in a democratic primary this August. Salmon served as a house rep in the old district six for six year, representing interior communities, as well as communities along the Kuskokwim and Yukon rivers. Salmon was a pilot…

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In Thursday’s News: Alaska’s House District 39

Alaska’s redistricting process has greatly expanded House District 39. Formerly a coastal district confined to western Alaska, it now stretches from across the state, from Canada to the Bering Sea. The new district 39 includes southeast communities near the Canadian border (such as Tok and Eagle), crosses the interior to collect Fort Yukon, and follows…

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Update News: Tuesday, June 26, 2012

In Tuesday’s news: The Nome City Council discusses the city’s stance on upcoming Coastal Management ballot initiative; Alaska legislature moves alcohol regulation to Department of Commerce; A federal three-judge panel to hear arguments Thursday on state’s redistricting plan; State health officials say the percent of overweight or obese students in Anchorage schools declined last year;…

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Update News: Monday, June 25, 2012

In Monday’s news: Two people found dead following a Friday house fire in Galena; A 4 year old boy dies from injuries after falling off a bulldozer driven by his father; State biologists say low king salmon returns are likely a result of problems in the ocean, not freshwater; Norton Sound crab fishermen could make…

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Update News: Thursday, June 14, 2012

In Thursday’s news: Exxon Mobil tells Alaska’s Senate Judiciary Committee it’s on track to develop part of the Point Thomson oil and gas field; Senator Lisa Murkowski challenges top Pentagon officials about plans to remove F-16s from Eielson Air Force Base; Nome City Council passes budgets, Snake River regulations; A federal judge set to hear…

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