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State and Regional Organizations Weigh in on Domestic Violence in Alaska

By Colin O'Connor | October 20, 2020 |

The Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault cites that out of every 100 adult women in the state, 50 experience intimate partner violence, sexual assault, or both.

In Two Weeks Stebbins’ COVID-19 Cases Went from 12 to 24

By Davis Hovey | October 19, 2020 |

Four more residents of the Norton Sound region have tested positive for the disease caused by the coronavirus. Three of those patients are located in Stebbins, bringing the local outbreak to 24 total cases.

Hand Washing Stations and Homemade Bleach Work As Temporary Solutions in Unserviced Stebbins

By Emily Hofstaedter | October 19, 2020 |

Stebbins is having one of the Norton Sound region’s worst outbreaks of COVID-19. Community leaders and health experts say the outbreak is highlighting the need for running water.

Carol Seppilu Named the 2020 AFN ‘Woman of Courage’

By Davis Hovey | October 19, 2020 |

Earlier this month Seppilu completed the last of three long-distance runs on each of Nome’s roads, in the name of hope and suicide prevention. On Friday she achieved another milestone…

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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


Stebbins, Alaska in October 2004. Photo: Rob Lef, Creative Commons

12 New COVID-19 Patients Found in Stebbins After Going Two Weeks Without Active Cases

By Davis Hovey | October 7, 2020

It had been 26 days since a case of COVID-19 was reported in the community of Stebbins. Then last night, Norton Sound Health Corporation announced a cluster of 12 new cases were confirmed in that community.

Environment & Climate

Bering Strait Region Sees More Debris from Russian Side, But Source Still Unknown

By Catherine Rubano | October 17, 2020

In late July, foreign debris began to wash up on Bering Strait shores. Almost three months later, NOAA and local groups are working together to determine which vessel is the source of the trash.