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Update News: January 14th, 2014

In Tuesday’s news: Murkowski secures $66m for AK tribal healthcare facilities in massive Congressional spending package; Nome Common Council distributes most of NSEDC benefits share money to Nome Youth; New figures show 3,300 Alaskans have signed up for private insurance under new healthcare law; Numbers are out on fundraising efforts by different groups behind ballot…

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February 2000: A “great gathering”

February 22, 2000 Once again, it’s time for the Nome region’s great gathering: the Bering Strait Elders & Youth Conference. Now three days long, the 2000 conference explores the theme “Elders reviving traditional festivals and ceremonies.” This year, there are many round table discussions not suitable for airing. Still, KNOM’s live broadcasts total 14 hours.

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Community Engagement, Part Two: The Community

This is second part of KNOM’s two-part series on the Community Engagement Initiative. The three-year Nome Public School project aims to increase student success by strengthening adult support of youth.  About twenty Nome residents gathered in Nome Elementary School Commons last Thursday, February 7, to learn about the Community Engagement Initiative. Parents, teachers and school…

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Community Engagement, Part One: The Initiative and the Issues

Nome Public Schools are aiming to increase student success by strengthening adult support for youth. Their Community Engagement Initiative, an ambitious three-year project coordinated by the Alaska Association of School Boards, is the focus of a special two-part series airing this week on KNOM. “Community Engagement, Part One: The Initiative and the Issues” airs Tuesday, February…

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Daily Quote: Mary Oliver

“Messenger” My work is loving the world. Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird— equal seekers of sweetness. Here the quickening yeast; there the blue plums. Here the clam deep in the speckled sand. Are my boots old? Is my coat torn? Am I no longer young, and still half-perfect? Let me keep my mind on…

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Sounding Board: Organ Donation

This Thursday on Sounding Board (November 1, 2012 at 10am), we’re talking about organ donation. Are you an organ donor? In many cases, we’re asked that question only while in line at the DMV, but for some people, that question is a matter of life and death. Donated organs can save lives, but Western Alaska…

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Sounding Board: Youth and Tobacco

This Thursday on Sounding Board (October 11, 2012 at 10am), we’re talking about youth and tobacco. We often see young people smoking or using tobacco in our communities – and maybe even in our own homes. Let’s start a conversation on how to stop youth tobacco use in the places we live. At what age…

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Sounding Board: Early Childhood Education

This Thursday on Sounding Board (September 20, 2012 at 10am), we’re talking about early childhood education. While children five years old and younger are not required to go to a formal school system, what happens in those years can matter for a lifetime. Researchers say from birth to five years old is the most important time…

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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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