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The Nome Static, February 2018

Double the Blessings!

Two priests wearing headphones sit in front of a radio microphone.

One of the most significant developments in the Western Alaska faith community this year, so far, has been the arrival of two priests who will be ministering to seven parishes in the region. Meet Fr. Thomas Sagili and Fr. Kumar Pasala.

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Keeping the Peace

Man in tan security uniform sits at the kitchen table inside his home.

Most villages in Western Alaska are too small to support full-time police. Village Public Safety Officers, or VPSOs, are often the local first responders. Volunteer reporter Gabe Colombo is shining the spotlight on the unique state of rural Alaska law enforcement in an ongoing project for KNOM News.

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Winter Water Woes

A snowy landscape, distant snowy mountains, low-hanging fog, and a modern school complex in the middle-ground.

Recent months have brought a series of water infrastructure problems to rural Alaska villages, an example of the challenges frequently amplified by the isolation of KNOM country.

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Doesn’t Have to be Taxing

What are the implications and potential advantages of the recently-passed federal tax reforms for KNOM benefactors? A booklet explaining some of the changes, and how you can make the most of them, is available from the KNOM business office.

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