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CASH SETTLEMENT—Bering Strait School District agreed to pay $12.6 million to victims of sex abuse that parents and students say continued at Wales school. Former school instructor Amos Oxereok, talks with his attorney, James Ferguson, at his sentence hearing Feb. 28 last year in Nome. Oxereok is serving 20 years for sex abuse in the case
Young victims and their parents who testified at a court hearing in Nome Feb. 4 said the girls’ childhoods had been stolen when Bering Strait School District instructor Amos Oxereok sexually abused...
Public health officials confirmed that four Nome residents had been hospitalized in early January with preliminary results pointing to poising from foodborne type E botulism from an aged beluga...
BIG SCISSORS – NSHC board member Alice Fitka wields the big scissors to cut the ceremonial ribbon at the dedication of the hospital’s new MRI machine. From left are Berda Willson, Native Village of Council; Alfred Sahlin of Nome Eskimo Community; Jean Ferris of Stebbins; Alice Fitka of St. Michael and Mathilda Hardy, Native Village of Shaktoolik.
Norton Sound Health Corporation on January 30 dedicated the new and ready to go MRI machine. The device for taking detailed images inside the body represents a large step forward in providing care...
FUTURE NURSES – The current cohort of nurses-to-be and their instructor get their picture taken with their favorite patient. From left are Daniel Hobbs, Veronica Verbridge, RN and instructor Wendy Smith, Vanessa Tahlhofer and Kallie King.
A program jointly offered by the Bering Strait Region Health Consortium and the University of Alaska Anchorage is producing registered nurses right here in Nome. With almost no travel out of the...
The Nome Common Council finished mid-year revisions to the general fund and four other budgets on Monday evening. The adjustments to the FY 2019 spending plan will bring most of the revenue and...
The Nome Common Council unanimously passed a resolution Jan. 28 dividing up a Community Benefit Share of $167,000 received from Norton Sound Economic Development Corp. To do so, the Council had to...
Members of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s Crab Plan Team visited Nome last week to have a look at the nuts and bolts reality of fishing for red king crab crabbing through the ice. The...
New NPD officer Vingent Nguyen is sworn in by City Clerk Bryant Hammond as NPD Chief Bob Estes and officer Alex Le look on.
The Nome Common Council Monday evening applied themselves to a work session without a break as they gave the City’s fiscal year 2018/19 budget a good mid-year tweaking to adjust projected revenues...
Parents of 13 young victims of sexual abuse by convicted former Bering Strait School District employee Amos Oxereok will see their civil lawsuit for personal injury of their children come to jury...
SWORN IN—Bob Pruckner receives congratulations from NPD Chief Bob Estes after taking oath of office as newly hired police officer.
Acting City Manager John K. Handeland informed the Nome Common Council that Brooks Chandler, of the City’s long-retained attorney’s office would be coming to Nome in mid-February to meet with Council...

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