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Council Unanimously in Favor of Port Tariffs and Regulations, Despite Debate Over Rate Effects on Users

With new members Adam Martinson and Doug Johnson sworn into office, the 2017 City Council poses together.

Councilman Gerald Brown said that he understood why Sitnasuak would be in favor of this ordinance, and if passed without changes, it (the ordinance) could be seen as limiting other business in Nome’s waters. Ukallaysaaq Tom Okleasik said he wouldn’t characterize the situation like that and reiterated his view that this tariff ordinance would encourage investments in the local economy and boost onshore infrastructure.

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The Cost of Living in Alaska

Gas Prices in Nome, Alaska, March 2016

Among the exceptional challenges of life in rural Alaska is its very high cost of living. Explore a few concrete examples of just how more expensive basic staples are in Alaska, compared to their Lower 48 counterparts.

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