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Update News: April 24th, 2014

In Thursday’s news: Negotiators in AK House and Senate reach deal on education bill; A Kotzebue man faces felony charges after AST says he killed four sled dogs; Extensive report finds oil spill response capacity in Arctic is severely inadequate; Gov’t Accountability Office doesn’t anticipate a boom in Arctic shipping; NOAA fisheries investigating whether human  activity…

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Update News: January 22nd, 2014

In Wednesday’s news: Statehouse starts session with surprising news of Kertulla’s departure; Coast Guard admiral outlines 2014 Arctic Shield plans for Western Alaska; A polar code for shipping vessels in Arctic could emerge as early as this week; The Yukon Quest sled-dog race has it’s smallest field ever this year with just 18  mushers; Joanne…

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Sounding Board: Arctic Shipping

Northwest passage routes

This Thursday on Sounding Board (March 21, 2013 at 10am), we’re talking about the future of goods being shipped through the Arctic Ocean. Scientists predict that open-water vessels could be traveling the Northern Sea Route and the Northwest Passage by 2040; this means more traffic passing along the Western Alaska coast. How do you think…

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Update News: Tuesday, August 28, 2012

In Tuesday’s news: Alaska voters decide today on coastal management initiative, primary for House District 39; The Arctic Imperative Summit closes with discussion on Bering Sea and Arctic shipping; Nome City Council hears suggestions for $200,000 mid-year Community Benefit Share from NSEDC; Norwegian oil company Statoil inches closer to drilling in the Chukchi Sea, possibly…

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Update News: Wednesday, June 27, 2012

In Wednesday’s news: Local and national groups meet in Nome to discuss ways the Bering Strait & other arctic environments can be protected; Two Shell vessels leave Seattle for exploratory drilling in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas; The Nome School Board considers expanding Anvil City Science Academy charter school; TriWest Healthcare and Norton Sound Health…

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Update News: Wednesday, May 23, 2012

In Wednesday’s news: Oil and oily water spill at BP North Slope facility; Evergreen to begin flying mail to Diomede today, full service should resume soon; Redistricting plan approved; Increased ship traffic adds pressure for NOAA, surveying ocean bottom and mapping

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Update News: Thursday, April 26, 2012

Gov. Parnell pulls oil taxes off special session call; body of Tanana snowmachiner found yesterday; Coast Guard to be in Arctic this summer as shipping increases; new partnerships and money creating momentum in establishment of Norton Sound hatchery; retiring Kawerak president Loretta Bullard honored last night.

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