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“Naliġaaniktuŋa!”

Voting stickers, Nome, 2014

With Alaska’s primary in August, city elections throughout the state in October, and the general election in November, there have been ample occasions for our listeners to exercise their democratic rights this fall. A common sight in Nome and surrounding communities (especially on election days, of course) are the stickers above, proudly proclaiming “I Voted!”…

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To the polls

Election day at Nome's polling place, Old St. Joe's. Photo: David Dodman, KNOM file.

Like all across the country, voters in Western Alaska went to the polls on November 5th. In Nome, the items on the ballot were relatively few: a run-off contest for a city council seat and an advisory vote on whether to add fluoride to the municipal water supply. The vote, albeit in an “off” year,…

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Update News: Tuesday, July 16, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Alaska Redistricting Board adopts final district plan for voting in Alaska; U.S. Coast Guard opens forward operating location in Kotzebue; Post-doctoral fellow researching impacts of increased vessel traffic on Alaska Native communities.

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