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

By Sophia Desalvo | September 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

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.

Missing Nome Woman is “Loving” and “Stubborn,” Her Friends and Family Say

By Emily Hofstaedter | September 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

Florence Okpealuk went missing at the end of August Since then, the community, police and the FBI have been looking for clues about her disappearance. KNOM reports on Okpealuk’s life before she went missing.

Six Cases of COVID-19 in Norton Sound Found in One Family, Origin of Spread Unknown

By Davis Hovey | September 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

A cluster of six new cases of COVID-19 has been identified in the Norton Sound region. Norton Sound Health Corporation announced Saturday night that the patients are all part of the same household.

State Change in Reporting Mandate Offers Faster Response in Child Abuse Cases

By Colin O'Connor | September 21, 2020 | 1 Comment

Alaska’s Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting Statue took effect at the beginning of this month [Sept. 1st]. Kawerak’s mandated reporter says this is a positive adjustment, but more should be done to protect abused children.

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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

Missing Nome Woman is “Loving” and “Stubborn,” Her Friends and Family Say

By Emily Hofstaedter | September 22, 2020

Florence Okpealuk went missing at the end of August Since then, the community, police and the FBI have been looking for clues about her disappearance. KNOM reports on Okpealuk’s life before she went missing.

State Change in Reporting Mandate Offers Faster Response in Child Abuse Cases

By Colin O'Connor | September 21, 2020

Alaska’s Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting Statue took effect at the beginning of this month [Sept. 1st]. Kawerak’s mandated reporter says this is a positive adjustment, but more should be done to protect abused children.

Nome’s Sexual Assault Kits Will Be Tested Faster Following $40,000 Donation

By Emily Hofstaedter | September 18, 2020

Kawerak, Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation, and Norton Sound Health Corporation are all pitching in to pay for testing of Nome’s back logged sexual assault kits. The total funds equal $38,295.

COVID-19

North Slope Borough school district students will now be required to learn about their local government and history in order to graduate. Photo: frankjuarez, Flickr Creative Commons

Students From Region Travel to Boarding & CTE Schools For School Year Amidst Pandemic

By Sophia Desalvo | August 28, 2020

Kusilvak Career Academy and Alaska Middle College School in Anchorage are both requiring students interested in attending to live on campus during the first semester, despite online-only learning.

Environment & Climate