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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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Update News: Friday, November 2, 2012

In Friday’s news: NOVAGOLD announces transfer of Alaska Gold Company LLC to Bering Straits Native Corporation; Paul Fuhs with Fuhs Consulting updated the Nome Port Commission last night on Nome Port & Harbor Development Plan; Attorney for man accused of killing Hoonah policemen says prosecutors didn’t prove their case; NTSB investigation states 27-year old missing…

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Update News: Wednesday, October 17, 2012

In Wednesday’s news: Bethel police are not releasing name of officer who shot Sam Alexie, Jr.; Alaska Public Health receives results for mercury testing of Nome miners; Kivalina still conserving water; Pilot in Skwentna plane crash identified; Alaska receives drugs from Massachusetts company behind outbreak of fungal meningitis; $200 million Arctic research vessel almost complete.…

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Update News: Friday, October 12, 2012

In Friday’s news: Nome runway 10-28 now open; Anchorage police find second body this week; Alaska Miner’s Association met in Nome, yesterday; GCI reports service will be lost a few minutes daily; ACLU of Alaska visited Nome this week.

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A missing girl found, and the threats of fall storms

Recently, KNOM coordinated with the Nome Police Department to locate a missing 10-year-old girl who had disappeared on her way home from school. Just as we always do for all missing-person cases, we immediately began broadcasting announcements with the girl’s description and her last known whereabouts, in the hopes that someone in our listening range…

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Update News: Friday, October 5, 2012

In Friday’s news: Bethel police identified man killed by officers; Deputy Attorney General visited Nome to discuss “Choose Respect” initiative; Nome Police Department & Safety Patrol share tips for Permanent Fund Dividend weekend; 48th Annual AVCP Convention in Bethel discusses salmon; Natural Resources Commissioner Dan Sullivan comments on LNG pipeline.

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