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The Alaska Dept. of Public Safety has issued the 2016 report to state and local law enforcement agencies on felony level sex offenses and crimes in Alaska. The report, FSO for short, adds to the...
NEW MUSEUM— Museum visitor Carol Gales contemplates new exhibits at the reopening of the Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum on Friday, Nov. 10.
A year after the brandnew Richard Foster Building opened its doors, housing the City of Nome’s Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum, the Kegoayah Kozga Library and Kawerak’s Katirvik Cultural Center, the...
SAMPLING— On September 12, the  Coast Guard flew Vice-Mayor Stanley Tocktoo and Walter Nayokpuk to conduct sampling on walrus carcasses found on the northern Seward Peninsula coast.
Whodunit? That is the question that multiple federal and state agencies are trying to solve to get to the bottom of an unusual seabird die off of multiple species in the region during this summer and...
FIGHTING THE FLAMES— A NVFD volunteer battles the Polaris fire last week.
A week after a fire destroyed the Polaris Hotel, Bar and liquor store, authorities are still investigating the extent of the damage and the cause and origin of the fire. According to Alaska State...
MELTING THE ICE CURTAIN— Author David Ramseur, right, poses with fellow Friendship Flight veteran Jim Stimpfle at Ramseur’s visit to Nome last week.
On June 13, 1988, an enterprising group of 82 Alaskan citizen-diplomats boarded an Alaska Airlines jet in Nome. They were Native elders, an assorted mix of business and political leaders and...
SIGNING—Governor Bill Walker signs an Administrative Order on Climate Change, at the State Capitol in Juneau, October 31, 2017.
Alaska Governor Bill Walker last week signed an administrative order that established the Alaska Climate Change Strategy and Climate Action for Alaska Leadership Team. The strategy aims to create a...
FIRE AT THE POLARIS— Nome Volunteer Fire Dept. fire fighter Kevin Knowlton walks by the burning Polaris building in the early morning of Oct. 31. Later that afternoon, one person’s body was recovered from the burned rubble of the back building. The identification is pending
This story has been updated from its print version to reflect new developments: The fire that consumed most of the Polaris Hotel on Tuesday has claimed the life of Bette Haugen, 63, whose body was...
Paul Manafort, former campaign manager and foreign policy advisor to Donald Trump and Manafort’s long-time business associate Richard W. Gates III surrendered their passports and themselves Monday...
*/ A fuel vendor has put in a formal protest to some of the City’s plans to buy a year’s fuel to heat its public buildings and fuel its equipment and vehicles. The City issued a Request for Quotes...
PARENT OF THE YEAR— Nome’s Buddy Okleasik, surrounded by his daughters Grace, Zoe, Ivory and Heidi, shows the Parent of the Year plaque he was awarded during last week’s AFN convention in Anchorage.
Leadership, partnership and social justice were the overarching topics under the “Strength in Unity” theme for the 51st Alaska Federation of Natives Convention held Oct. 19 through 21 at the Dena’ina...

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