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Alaska Native Voices from WWII Are Focus of Historical Project

Elderly woman and young woman sit smiling, side-by-side

Dr. Holly Miowak Guise, an Inupiaq woman raised in Anchorage and Unalakleet, has spent years gathering oral histories of the World War II era from Alaska elders. The Alaska Native experience during the war, Dr. Guise says — an experience that was, for many, one of hardship and struggle — is a subject discussed very little in the school system.

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Nome Youth Involved in ‘Alarming’ String of Crimes, Police Say

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

The Nome Police Department is investigating a string of burglaries and break-ins that date back to July. According to NPD, most of the suspects in these cases are juveniles or young adults, and two of those incidents included the thefts of handguns that have since been recovered by law enforcement. Police have made arrests in four out of the five most recent cases.

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