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Legislation the Key to Future Educational Tribal Compacting, Discussions Ongoing with Governor

Governor Mike Dunleavy’s administration has been discussing plans for possible legislation with federally-recognized tribes that will allow for educational tribal compacts in Alaska. During a presentation and listening session last month, the governor gave examples of what that could look like in rural Alaska communities. KNOM’s Joe Coleman reports: Department of Education Project Coordinator and…

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Nanooks Basketball Falls Short in First Tournament of Season

The Nome Subway Showdown concluded this past weekend, with Soldotna claiming victory over the Nanooks basketball teams. The Nome boys’ team was led by high-scorer Dawson Schaeffer and the girls’ team by Lisa Okbaok. Overall, the Nanooks boys took 2nd in the Subway Showdown, with the team losing only to eventual tournament champions Soldotna, 62…

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Revelations at City Council Meeting on NPD Equipment, Garbage Disposal, and Foxes

The Nome City Council authorized the Nome Police Department’s requests for an upgraded order of tasers, via resolution, during their regular meeting on Monday night. Acting Chief Mike Heintzelman explained to KNOM that the police department found that the Axon tasers ordered last year were insufficient for penetrating through parkas and winter clothing. NPD signed…

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Nome Port Commission Unresolved on Raising Tariff Rates

Tariff rates may have to go up at the Port of Nome to keep the port profitable. That’s a conversation the Port Commission had during a work session last week and will continue to discuss this Thursday. Last week the commission discussed increasing the percentage rates for permits at the Inner Harbor by 2%. That’s…

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