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CDC reports racial disparity in COVID impact

By Miriam Trujillo | June 28, 2022

A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (coauthored by a Department of Health and Social Services employee) found that Alaska Native people face disproportionate risks from COVID-19, compared to white residents in Alaska.

Richard and Debbie Atuk on Iñupiaq preservation

By KNOM Radio | June 23, 2022 |

Richard Atuk and Debbie Atuk, father and daughter, are on a mission to revive Iñupiaq culture through language learning.

Nome resident presents solution to youth vandalism

By Miriam Trujillo | June 23, 2022

As summer hits Nome, there is typically an increase in reports of vandalism around town. One thing that has repeatedly concerned Nome property owners is preventative measures for vandalism, which appears to be mostly from youth.

Nome School District refreshes accreditation, safety policies and maintenance

By Miriam Trujillo | June 21, 2022

The Nome Public School’s Board of Education first meeting of the summer discussed accreditation, audits and repairs, that the district will need for the 2022-2023 school year.

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ACLU claims City of Nome is withholding information, Nome wants Hardy’s lawsuit dismissed

By Davis Hovey | January 26, 2022

The Alaska Civil Liberties Union has requested the U.S. District Court of Alaska hold the City of Nome in contempt of court and pay attorney fees on behalf of Clarice “Bun” Hardy. Meanwhile, on January 21st the City of Nome asked the court to dismiss Hardy’s case altogether.

COVID-19

The Liitfik Wellness and Treatment Center will eventually live in a new, two-story building across the street from the Norton Sound Regional Hospital (pictured), according to NSHC President Angie Gorn. Photo: Laura Kraegel, KNOM.

CDC reports racial disparity in COVID impact

By Miriam Trujillo | June 28, 2022

A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (coauthored by a Department of Health and Social Services employee) found that Alaska Native people face disproportionate risks from COVID-19, compared to white residents in Alaska.

“We’re past the worst of it,” NSHC medical director says of COVID-19 pandemic

By Sean Milligan | April 21, 2022

COVID-19 has entered its endemic phase in the Norton Sound and Bering Strait region, NSHC Medical Director Dr. Mark Peterson said. That’s where the virus exists at a fairly consistent level within a population as a part of everyday life.

Environment & Climate

Federal Subsistence Board makes regulation changes to Units 22 and 23

By Miriam Trujillo | May 10, 2022

The FSB’s teleconference in April covered issues relevant to Units 22 and 23. Those topics included a decision to conserve Alaska hare in Units 22 and 23, a redefinition of Alaska hare, closures and rescinded closures in moose hunting, and a special action for musk ox permits.