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Posts by Davis Hovey

Candid Conversation with Representative Neal Foster of House District 39

During a December visit to Nome, Representative Neal Foster gave a presentation on Governor Mike Dunleavy’s FY’21 budget proposal. In this episode of KNOM Profiles, Representative Foster will discuss his approach to the upcoming legislative session and potential ways to balance the state budget. He also weighs in on his per diem payments, public services…

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Western Alaska Broke Several Climate Records in 2019, Warmest Year for State

Sea ice in the Chukchi Sea

Alaska as a whole had its warmest year on record in 2019, along with the region of Western Alaska, and individual cities like Kotzebue and Bethel. According to the annual climate report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), released yesterday, the statewide average temperature last year was just over 32° Fahrenheit.  Climatologist Rick…

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UPDATE: Deceased in Nome Murder Case Identified As Suspect’s Girlfriend

Block letters spelling "POLICE" on the side of a Nome Police Department SUV.

*Update: According to court documents obtained by KNOM, Nome Police received a call from Tyler Shold of Nome saying that he had choked his girlfriend and believed he killed her. The woman was later identified as 24-year-old Anna Matoomealook, a shareholder with Olgoonik Corporation based in Wainwright. NPD Sergeant Marc Morris and Officer Elizabeth Jachim responded…

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Meet the First Newborn in Norton Sound for 2020: Bella

Norton Sound Regional Hospital saw its first baby of the new year delivered in Nome yesterday morning.  Bella Aria Wyman was born to parents John and Jocelyn Wyman of Nome just before 10am on January 5th. Although she came several days after the start of 2020, Bella arrived a week ahead of her due date…

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