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From Alaska to Russia, with love

Laureli and American visitors in Anadyr

News director Laureli Kinneen was able to take advantage of an incredible opportunity this fall: to report, on location, from an international conference in Anadyr (AH-nuh-deer), a city in the northeastern Russian region of Chukotka (choo-COAT-kuh). The gathering – The Beringia Days International Conference – brought together researchers and cultural representatives from both sides of…

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Update News: October 24th, 2013

In Thursday’s news: Laureli Kinneen reports from a Rock the Vote concert the night ahead of AFN’s start in Fairbanks; Speakers at AFN conference discuss $228 mil. in cuts to IHS from Congressional sequestration policy; Shishmaref votes to uphold local option banning sale, importation of alcohol; Russia downgrades charges against “Arctic 30” from piracy to…

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Update News: September 30th, 2013

In Monday’s news: Beringia Days Festival in Anadyr, Russia concludes; Gary Ballot to plead guilty to attempted murder charge connected to July shooting of VSPO in Buckland; Region I North high school cross-country meet took place in Nome on Saturday. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/09/2013-09-30-knom-update-news.mp3

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Friendship Flight 25th Anniversary

This week marks the 25th anniversary of the Friendship Flight that flew between Alaska and Siberia in 1988. KNOM News Director Laureli Kinneen is in Anadyr, Russia reporting on the event. Listen to the story below. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/09/2013-09-26-knom-special-friendship-flight.mp3

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Update News: Monday, August 12, 2013

In Monday’s news: Two 15-year-old Anchorage girls killed by intoxicated driver Friday; Coast Guard says Oregon-based fishing vessel has run aground near Valdez; Russia leading the way in commercial shipping along Northern Sea Route; Japanese political leaders move to revitalize country’s nuclear program – may affect Alaska’s LNG exports; Statewide Broadband Task Force planning on…

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Update News: Monday, July 1, 2013

In Monday’s news: Alaska Legislature extends disaster emergency for communities affected by spring flooding; Heavy U.S. icebreaker to be back in service after $90 million renovation; U.S. House passes bill to increase offshore oil and gas drilling; Forty swimmers from fourteen countries taking part in relay from Russia to Alaska next month; NJUS plans temporary…

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June ’88: A “friendship flight” to Russia

June 13, 1988 KNOM volunteer Claire Richardson is Alaska’s pool radio reporter on a precedent-setting trip to Provideniya, USSR, traveling on the historic Alaska Airlines 737 “Friendship Flight.” Her live reports of Provideniya’s festivities and the reunion of Eskimo families are carried by more than a dozen radio stations throughout the state.

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Update News: Friday, April 19, 2013

In Friday’s news: Closing arguments for twenty-two subsistence fishermen heard yesterday in Bethel; After much controversy, House Bill 77 waiting to be heard in the next legislative session; Shell signs agreement with Russian energy company; Climate change likely to bring warm temperatures over next fifty to one-hundred years; Nome hosted Arctic Port Planning charrette this…

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