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PANEL— During last week’s Kawerak Regional Conference, the Sexual Assault Advocacy group hosted a panel discussion on how a sexual assault case is processed. Presenting were Thea Tucker with the Bering Sea Women’s Group, NPD officer Gray Harrison, temporary NPD investigator Michael Heintzelman, Barbara Cromwell, Manager of the Norton Sound Health Corporation Forensic Nursing Department, Traci McGarry, Kawerak Child Advocacy Center Director, John Earthman, State of Alaska, 2nd Judicial District, District Att
The City of Nome and Kawerak Inc. last week sent a letter to the FBI, the Governor, state legislators as well as the Alaska federal delegation, requesting assistance to “ensure justice for all...
Julia Haworth, 31, has pleaded guilty to a charge that she contracted with Austin Matthias to sodomize a Saint Michael’s man for not paying her for drugs. Matthias injured the victim severely in the...
With 100 percent of all precincts reporting, the Division of Elections has posted preliminary unofficial results from last week’s midterm elections. The results of House District 39 (including Nome,...
Rick Thoman
Sea ice is a physical ocean feature that helps to regulate the planet’s weather. Sea ice is melting and not coming back. The new ice that forms in the Arctic lately does not replace the thick old...
Stormy weather stalled a search and rescue effort on Monday for a man from White Mountain, whose 4-wheeler broke through thin ice at the edge of Golovin Bay on Sunday. According to Alaska State...
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Graphite One Resources Inc. continued its efforts this summer to determine if a proposed graphite mine located on the northern slopes of the Kigluaik Mountains towards Imuruk Basin would be a...
NVESTIGATOR— Detective Michael Heintzelman has taken a temporary full-time job with Nome Police Dept. as a full-time investigator to help clear a backlog of cases. Here, Christine Piscoya, deputy city clerk, administers Heintzelman’s oath of office.
John K. Handeland, interim city manager, filed a lengthy report to Nome Common Council at its regular meeting Monday night. Handeland, currently utility manager at Nome Joint Utility System, will...
Longtime Nome fisherman Anthony Shelp, 56, is still missing after he reportedly fell overboard from his boat on Friday morning, October 26. According to an Alaska State Trooper dispatch, the AST...
TRAWL SURVEY—Lyle Britt, fish biologist, sorts crab taken from the sea floor in summer 2018 NOAA survey of northern Bering Sea. Britt and team of scientists have been researching effects of climate warming and receding sea ice with startling results.
Based on scientists’ summer surveys, drama is happening in the northern Bering Sea—warming waters, changes in fish distribution, receding sea ice and a missing thermal barrier to fish migration north...
 AFN QUYANA— Nome’s David Miller joined the Kingikmiut Dancers and Singers of Anchorage to entertain the crowd during last week’s Quyana dances at the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention in Anchorage.
The Alaska Federation of Natives Convention, the largest representative annual gathering of indigenous people in the nation, brought together more than 6,000 people from across the state and Outside...

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