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Update News: March 31st, 2014

In Monday’s news: Supreme Court will not hear State of Alaska’s challenge to the Katie Johns law; AK Senate votes to modify Courtview computer system; A technical breakdown of Nome’s new 20-year energy contract with Pilgrim Geothermal LLC; Senate Finance Committee puts forward $100m increase to education budget. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2014/03/2014-03-31-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: November 25th, 2013

In Monday’s news: A small Canadian mining company is in the early stages of exploring a graphite deposit on the Seward Peninsula; AK Transportation Department will pay $322,000 for violations to water safety; The U.S. Defense Department has released a 16-page Arctic Strategy Document; Emmonak and Noatak receive USDA rural development grants to to build…

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Update News: November 22nd, 2013

In Friday’s news: After a week without a working  system, water is flowing again in Emmonak, but questions remain; Team Rubicon slated to head to Koltik as part of clean-up effort coordinated between local governments, Red Cross, and State; Legal fight over Alaska re-districting nearing its end; Nome Rec center hosts weekly Zumbini classes to…

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Update News: November 11th, 2013

In Monday’s news: Kotlik declares a disaster after destructive flooding this weekend; Community-wide evacuations in Stebbins due to storm flooding; Hundreds of feet of water infrastructure damaged in Unalakleet due to storm erosion; The 32nd Annual BSSD Wrestling and Cheerleading tournament wraps up in Unalakleet Saturday evening. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/11/2013-11-11-knom-update-news.mp3

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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: Thursday, December 13, 2012

In Thursday’s news: Community of Emmonak without potable water; Bering Straits Health Consortium and UAA Anchorage will graduate first 3 students from Nome nursing program; Alaska Senator Mark Begich expected to serve on Senate Indian Affairs Committee during upcoming Congress; Nome Common Council learns city morgue is in poor condition; Smoking is now more expensive…

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Not a drop to drink

The morning of our press deadline for this month’s newsletter, the KNOM staff came into the studio building to an unpleasant surprise: no water. None of the faucets, water fixtures, or toilets in the building had any water pressure. Not a drop. Our local public utility identified the culprit to be a frozen pipe caused…

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Update News: Monday, October 29, 2012

In Monday’s news: Fog allows Senator Murkowski, Coast Guard Admiral and National Guard General to visit Nome schools; Community of Chuathbaluk receives running water & flushing toilets; Trials begin today for Alaska Native subsistence fishermen charged with illegally fishing for king salmon; Effort underway to increase participation in Regional Advisory Councils; CEO of Anglo American…

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A failed sensor and a frozen pipe

At times, KNOM staff and volunteers face a variety of challenges. Last week brought engineering, computer, and plumbing difficulties, but with the help of professionals and an energetic staff, each problem was identified, and, when possible, solved. Among our glitches was a malfunctioning temperature sensor at our studio building. The sensor is designed to feed…

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