“We were very pleased when he (President Obama) actually issued this executive order — that, among other things, it formally mandates that the federal government include us in deliberations that impact the marine environment,” said Melanie Bahnke, the President of Kawerak.
“The conversation was about climate change, the effect on the ice, on the sea ice, on the permafrost, on what animals live there,” Nome mayor Richard Beneville said of last week’s Arctic Science Ministerial.
Now passed in the US House and Senate, the WRDA bill could bring $1.4 billion to rural Alaska over the next five years.
Under the President’s proposed budget to combat the prescription opioid drug epidemic, Alaska would be eligible to receive up to $4 million dollars over two years as a way to support Alaskans’ access to treatment.
President Obama signed the Coast Guard Authorization Act last night, transferring 2,500 acres of federal land at Port Clarence to local, state, and federal stakeholders.
The 30-minute TV program, “When the Water Took the Land,” will premiere this Sunday and then air again on Tuesday.
The Nome Joint Utility Board dove into discussions of upcoming city projects and alternative energy sources at their most recent monthly meeting.
Rural communities — including Diomede, Kaltag, Kotzebue, and Nunam Iqua — have been chosen for a USDA water and sewer initiative.
A key detail about an initiative President Obama is expected to announce during his visit to the state next week, involving relocation efforts for rural villages in the face of climate change, was announced in Nome this week.
In Friday’s news: Fairbanks judge denies request for gag order in Bethel sex abuse case; Anchorage man suspected of shooting at police officer has been arrested;…