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There have been eight new regional COVID-19 cases in the last week, including three in Nome and four in villages. There is also a regional resident who tested positive elsewhere in the state,...
Alaska held its primary elections on Tuesday, August 18. But this year’s elections were not as straightforward as walking into a poll booth and selecting one’s chosen candidates. As with every facet...
TRASH— On beaches across St. Lawrence Island, like this stretch near Gambell, plastic debris has been washing up in alarming amounts.
The surge of plastic trash that has been washing up on beaches across the Bering Strait/Norton Sound region has attracted the attention of national maritime agencies. The so-called “marine debris...
The COVID-19 pandemic has had implications far beyond public health. One of the most prevalent impacts, on national, state and local levels, has been to businesses. According to a COVID-19 Economic...
The Bering Strait/Norton Sound region saw five new cases of COVID-19 this week – one in each of the communities of Nome, White Mountain, Savoonga, Gambell and Diomede – bringing the total number of...
This week saw another surge of COVID-19 cases in the region, the majority of which have been tied to people traveling from Anchorage. Despite the rising rates of infection across the state, travel...
HEAPS OF PLASTIC TRASH— An unusual amount of plastic trash has been found washing ashore in the region, from as far north as Shishmnaref to Unalakleet. Most of the labels are in Russian or Korean languages.
Around the end of July and beginning of August, communities throughout the region began noticing an unusual amount of plastic debris washing up on their beaches. Reports came in from Gambell,...
On July 25, the federal moratorium on evictions officially expired, and about a week later so did the $600 per week federal unemployment add-on benefit. As measures aimed at curbing the economic...
Seven new cases of COVID-19 were identified in the region this week, one in Stebbins and six in Nome. This brings the total number of cases in the region up to 30. The first new case this week was...
House Rep. Incumbent Neal Foster (D)  House district 39
With Alaska’s primary elections occurring on August 18, several candidates will be vying for spots on November’s general election ballot. During the primary elections, Alaskan voters choose their...

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