Nome’s Adrienne Michels, 31, was initially accused of manslaughter in the April 2014 death of Wagner Wongittilin. In June that charge was dropped in exchange for a guilty plea on three other charges.
Nome property taxes will drop from 12 to 11 mills as the city council ratifies an $11.3 million budget for the coming year.
Summer chum and Chinook salmon have begun their runs along the Yukon River.
There are rules when it comes to talking about suicide, and experts say how we talk about it may be just as important as having the conversation.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officially launched its Arctic survey season in Alaska this week. Two research ships will set out from Kodiak to chart the underwater and shoreline topography of the Arctic Ocean.
Each day of the conference began with a keynote speaker, whose message was aired on KNOM each morning. All four speeches are presented here.
“They needed to come up with new thinking,” said Greg Razo, an attorney with more than 20 years of experience in Alaska. “It’s too expensive to just build prisons and throw more people in jail.”
While many Bering Strait and Norton Sound tribes have courts that can handle child protection cases, experts say the push is now for tribal authority over misdemeanors and other crimes.
Tribal sovereignty experts at the Kawerak Regional Conference say the regulations could have major implications for foster care in Alaska.
Measuring nutrients and toxins along the way, the American Geotraces project on the Coast Guard cutter Healy aims to reach the North Pole by mid-September.