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NOME— The Port of Nome expansion figures prominently in the proposed Arctic Commitment Act introduced by Senator Murkowski.
By Peter Loewi Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski last week introduced to the Senate the Arctic Commitment Act, addressing Arctic security, shipping, and research, among other topics she deemed national...
By Peter Loewi Alaska remains the state with the highest case rate in the country, an unfortunate distinction since late May. A large portion of the cases are in non-resident tourists who continue...
ENERGY ROUND TABLE— Governor Mike Dunleavy listens to a community discussion on a NJUS report on energy needs, at Old St. Joe’s during his visit to Nome on Friday, August 5.
By Peter Loewi Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy was in Nome last Friday for talks with the City of Nome, a listening session about energy with selected community members, a short meeting with Graphite...
By Peter Loewi On June 15, the Department of Natural Resources posted notices of trespass on 10 camps on the Kougarok Road, a shock to some whose cabins had been there for decades. The 10 camps,...
By Peter Loewi The Nome Census Area returned to the CDC’s “high” community transmission level last week after a small infection surge was detected in Nome and five surrounding villages. As of press...
CONSENT BILL— Present at the ceremonial signing of HB 325 were (left to right) Rep. Neal Foster, Lisa Ellanna and her daugther Nivi Brandt of Nome, Juneau advocate Katie Botz, Rep. Geran Tarr and Panganga Pungowiyi.
By Megan Gannon Under current Alaska state law, it’s not enough for a victim of a sexual assault to say “No” to prove that consent wasn’t given. The use of force or the threat of death or physical...
Rose Fosdick addresses five members of the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council who were in Nome for a listening session. “Without salmon, we starve,” she said.
North Pacific Fisheries Management Council members, including NOAA Regional Administrator Jon Kurland and Alaska Department of Fish and Game Commissioner Doug Vincent-Lang, visited Nome and...
COVID-19 transmission remains widespread in Alaska, as variants of the virus continue to spread, even among those who have been vaccinated. Norton Sound Health Corporation’s Medical Director Dr. Mark...
The MS Roald Amundsen at dock at the port of Nome.
The visitors clad in red coats and yellow hoods came ashore under the cover of gray rain clouds. Most had white hair. Many spoke in French, German or Canadian accents. First there were just a few,...
By Megan Gannon Landon Wieler of Nome turned 16 in June. He hoped that milestone birthday would come with an American rite of passage: getting a driver’s license. He had his lerner’s permit for a...

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