The group — made up of Mongolian social workers, shelter managers, and police officers — was here to learn how Alaska is addressing high rates of domestic violence.
This year, the City Council received 22 proposals. The funding requests add up to almost $290,000 — nearly double the donation available.
Nome property taxes will drop from 12 to 11 mills as the city council ratifies an $11.3 million budget for the coming year.
“When you just talk about statistics or outline the problem…people feel so overwhelmed and don’t know what to do,” said Ann Rausch. “But when you’re working in prevention, you’re welcoming people back to the table.”
A recent study reveals that 51 percent of women in the Nome Census area have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence — or both — during their lifetimes.
Erickson’s reappointment brings decades of experience helping victims of sexual assault and domestic violence throughout the Norton Sound region.
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This weekend, Eva and I had a chance to travel to Teller, north and west of Nome on the Seward Peninsula. Here’s a map: Is there…