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KNOM Update News

NSHC Pauses Johnson & Johnson Vaccines

By Kevin S. Fox | April 13, 2021 |

Norton Sound Health Corporation is pausing its use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine as a precautionary measure due to an extremely rare side effect of blood clotting that has occurred in a small number of patients nationwide.

Concerns About Accessibility Extends BSNC Vaccination Deadline

By Emily Hofstaedter | April 13, 2021 |

Bering Straits Native Corporation will still mandate employees receive vaccinations, but the corporation will lift the previous August 1st deadline amidst questions about accessibility.

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.

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Disparities in Sexual Assault Crimes in Nome

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Profiles

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.

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