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Nome’s Port Commission met on February 18th to discuss the upcoming cruise ship season, tariffs, Covid-19 criteria for the harbor, and more updates for the Deep Draft Port project.
Crews in Wales continue to recover hundreds of gallons of diesel fuel spilled near the Kingikmiut School last week.
Improvement projects for the Nome-Beltz gym were some of the main beneficiaries of the Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation’s 2020 year-end Community Benefits Share.
On Saturday Joseph and Israel Hale became the first ever disabled team to finish the full 2,600-mile Iron Dog race.
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Seeking Protection, Wanting Justice
Disparities in Sexual Assault Crimes in Nome
This is the fourth in a five-part series called “Seeking Protection, Wanting Justice” that explores the community dynamics around sexual assault in Nome, and efforts by law enforcement to heal long-standing mistrust within the Alaska Native community.
This is the third in a five-part series called “Seeking Protection, Wanting Justice” that explores the community dynamics around sexual assault in Nome, and efforts by law enforcement to heal long-standing mistrust within the Alaska Native community.
This is the second in a five-part series called “Seeking Protection, Wanting Justice” that explores the community dynamics around sexual assault in Nome. Other segments deal with law enforcement and prosecution, but this part focuses on victim experiences.
Nome’s 2020 Municipal Election is scheduled for Tuesday, October 6th. Although there are several seats up for grabs, only one has multiple candidates running for the same position: Nome’s Mayor.
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.
In the last ten years, Seppilu has been actively running all over the Nome area. Her love for running is fueled by a deeper purpose: to promote suicide prevention.
Nome courthouse staff confirm Bradley Gene Okpealuk was arraigned this morning and his case now moves onto a trial. In-person jury trials resumed in Nome earlier this month.
A local Shishmaref fundraiser is aiding residents who lost their home in a fire early Sunday morning. Law enforcement say other crimes took place leading up to the blaze that same day.
On Thursday last week, the U.S. Attorney’s office in Alaska announced that 35-year-old Alfred Morgan of Aniak had been indicted on federal gun charges.
As the COVID-19 vaccination rate in the Norton Sound slowly climbs, some communities are seeing most eligible adults get the first dose of the vaccine. White Mountain, a community of about 200, leads the Norton Sound region in vaccination rates.
Based on Norton Sound Health Corporation’s latest data, just under 7,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the Norton Sound.
Bering Strait School District Approves Travel for Basketball Competition Between Villages in “GREEN”
In a meeting last week, the School Board for the Bering Strait School District approved a plan for basketball teams to travel between villages that are in the “GREEN” zone.
Environment & Climate
Winter storms currently buffeting the Bering Sea have caused sea ice coverage to be reduced by almost 25% since late January. Ice cover is variable throughout the region, and extra caution and vigilance are urged for residents considering going out on the sea ice.
More than a dozen women from around the region came together to share their concerns and ideas at the 2nd Norton Sound Indigenous Women’s Gathering.
Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT) was in Nome last week. The visit focused on one of the biggest toxic impacts in the Bering Strait: cancer.