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Bering Straits Native Corporation Uses History to Inform Vaccine Mandate

By Emily Hofstaedter | April 8, 2021 |

Bering Straits Native Corporation will join other institutions around the country in requiring its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by August 1st.

“Game-Changing” Study Uses Genetics to Study Beluga Whales

By Catherine Rubano | April 7, 2021 |

Researchers can now use the epigenetic information taken from beluga skin samples to determine their age.

Savoonga’s Vi Waghiyi Appointed White House Advisor for Environmental Justice

By Kevin S. Fox | April 7, 2021 |

Savoonga’s Viola “Vi” Waghiyi is one of the 26 members chosen by President Biden and Vice-President Harris for the new White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council.

Vaccinated Individuals Can Freely Travel in Nome

By Emily Hofstaedter | April 6, 2021 |

After almost one year of restricted travel, the City of Nome is essentially lifting all travel requirements for individuals who are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.

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Disparities in Sexual Assault Crimes in Nome


Silver Salmon Fry under microscope at Nome Elementary School.

Nome-Beltz Teacher Receives STEM Grant for Research Lab Kits, to Develop Young Scientists

By Sophia Desalvo | September 23, 2020

Dr. Anthony Husemann, a full-time science teacher at NBHS, received $5000 in grant money to serve as a mentor for Nome students to be able to conduct science research independently, as well as to develop STEM projects.

Public Safety

Backend of Nome police car.

Nome’s Public Safety Commission Approves New Use of Force Policy

By Colin O'Connor | March 5, 2021

Nome’s Public Safety Advisory Commission convened this month to discuss the drafted use of force policy. After several cancelled meetings due to COVID-19, and failing to make quorum, the commission did meet on Monday for the first time since October of 2020.


Environment & Climate