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Update News: Friday September 6th, 2013

In Friday’s News: A controversial tax cut on oil companies will be put to a referendum vote in August; Shell Oil agrees to pay $1.1 million in fines after violating Clean Air Act permits in the Arctic; Sen. Lisa Murkowski makes first visit to Little Diomede; Western Arctic Caribou Herd begins southward migration towards Seward…

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Update News: Thursday, May 16, 2013

In Thursday’s news: More money needed for Richard Foster building in Nome; Wasted carcasses of musk oxen near Kotzebue forces closure of subsistence hunt this year; Grassroots campaign gathering signatures for referendum to repeal Senate Bill 21; Nome senior Dominique Hall signs letter of intent to play basketball at NW Indian College.

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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: Tuesday, April 30, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Head of U.S. Coast Guard testified last week on Coast Guard’s 2014 budget request; Opponents of controversial tax cut for oil companies beginning to gather support for referendum; State Supreme Court gave Alaska Redistricting Board clarification last week; Nome Board of Education passes FY14 budget for Nome Public Schools; National Weather Service…

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Update News: Tuesday, April 16, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Several Alaskans share their experience at the Boston marathon when two bombs exploded; Body of 9-year-old boy recovered from crevasse in Alaska glacier; Unalakleet residents still don’t have drinkable water coming out of taps; Former legislator and political activist pushing for referendum on oil tax overhaul.

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