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Work Session on Taxes Before Regular City Council Meeting Tonight

Nome City Council Chambers. Photo: Matthew F. Smith, KNOM file.

The Nome Common Council turns its focus to transportation tonight, during their regular meeting, as they discuss transportation development plans, vehicle purchases, and improvements to Bering Street. The Council will be voting on a resolution to support the prioritized strategies of the Nome Coordinated Transportation Plan under the Alaska Department of Transportation (DOT). Among the…

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AMCC Inmates Gang-Up on Other Inmate, Assault Charges Filed

Alaskans awaiting arraignment in Nome's courthouse. Photo: Matthew F. Smith, KNOM file.

A fight over the weekend between inmates at the Anvil Mountain Correctional Center resulted in assault charges for six inmates. Charging documents describe the fight as a “gang-style” assault.  The altercation broke out on Saturday night at approximately 5:30pm but correctional facility staff were able to disperse the situation. Alaska State Troopers were notified the following morning after…

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Some Trooper Dispatches Not Publicly Released, Spokesperson Says It’s Not Mandatory

Since late October, KNOM has reported on four incidents in which Alaska State Troopers responded to a community in the Bering Strait region but did not post an online public dispatch afterwards. Two of those incidents without dispatches involved missing persons with accompanying search and rescue missions, another involved the discovery of human remains, and…

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Former Nome Hospital, Now Auto Repair Shop, Soon to Be: Courthouse

The Nome Courthouse is too expensive to keep on Front Street, according to court administrators. Now construction is already underway for a new courthouse in the same building as Trinity Sails and Repair (TSR), known to many as the old Nome hospital.   KNOM’s Emily Hofstaedter looks into planned updates for the court building and how court operations…

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