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Department of Transportation Ramping Up Rural Projects

Federal money for rural infrastructure is drying up, and state agencies are overhauling projects while they still can. With Alaska’s brief construction season about to begin, state officials are hurrying to bring airfields, roads, and other Bush infrastructure up to standard before funds get scarce.

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Not Just Talk

A Sunny Day in Golovin

Emily came to Nome to tell stories. As the host of “Story 49,” she does just that. On a recent trip, though, she found that a KNOM volunteer’s service sometimes goes beyond connecting through the radio to making more personal connections in this vast but tiny part of the state.

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Update News: March 11th, 2014

In Tuesday’s news: Dallas Seavey wins the 42nd Iditarod, setting a new trail record in the second tightest race for the top ever; HB 199, a measure allowing qualified VPSO’s to carry firearms, passes unanimously in the House; State legislator’s criticize Gov. Sean Parnell’s nominee for an important review board that sets TAPS tax-rate. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2014/03/2014-03-11-knom-update-news.mp3

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Volunteer travel

Anna Rose and Emily at a career fair

Our volunteers have been keeping busy this winter. It’s par for the course for our volunteer program, but our 2013-2014 volunteers – Dayneé, Anna Rose, Tara, Zach, and Emily – have all been putting in extra effort to reach out to the communities we serve. In January, all five volunteers were scheduled to take outreach…

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Profile: Rural Recycling

With the addition of a new recycling facility out at the landfill, Nome and the Bering Straits region continue developing a waste management strategy unique to rural conditions. The approach is split between an urban recycling model that removes potentially hazardous waste from communities, and the indigenous practice of salvaging as much as possible for…

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Update News: February 24th, 2014

In Monday’s news: WIC and the DEC have issued a recall for cartons of OvaEasy egg-products shipped to families in rural Alaska; A young boy is arraigned in Nome for shooting a young girl with a BB-gun in Ambler; Nome’s Joint Utility Board meets to discuss fluoride, funding, and geothermal energy; Todd Minnick and Nick…

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Update News: February 14th, 2014

In Friday’s news: The Senate Indian Affairs Committee reviews a controversial report portraying violence in rural Alaska as a national disgrace; Nome Common Council passes an ordinance to combat psychoactive designer drugs like spice and bath salts; House Education Committee begins taking testimony on Gov. Parnell’s omnibus education bill; Nome Port Commission meets to discuss…

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Update News: February 7th, 2014

In Friday’s news: Release of Arctic Deep Draft Port feasibility study delayed; Sen. Begich says USPS will roll back Parcel Post rate hike for shipments to rural Alaska; GCI and NBC affiliate KTUU reach agreement in time for rural Alaskans to watch opening ceremonies at tonight’s Olympics. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2014/02/2014-02-07-knom-update-news.mp3

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