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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...
By Peter Loewi The infection wave of the Omicron subvariants BA.4 and 5 is sweeping through the state, causing the highest rate of COVID-19 cases per capita in the country. It now appears to have hit...
A rare sight for July: Snow fell on mountains surrounding Nome on July 18.
By Megan Gannon An unusually frigid ball of air is spinning through the Bering Strait region, bringing rare July snowfall, high surf advisories in the Norton Sound and wind gusts up to 48 mph in Nome...
By Peter Loewi A red fox in Unalakleet, killed last month for exhibiting abnormal behaviors, tested positive for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in addition to testing positive for rabies. It is...
EMERGENCY SERVICES— Paramedic Stephanie Nielson addressed the Nome Common Council with a stark message of burn-out in Nome’s volunteer ambulance emergency responders.
By Diana Haecker In a regular Nome Common Council meeting on Monday, the Council heard in citizen’s comments an urgent plea to change things at the Nome Volunteer Ambulance Department as volunteers...
PRICE INCREASE— Bonanza Fuel raised the price at their pump in Nome to $6.99 for unleaded and $7.33 for diesel. Crowley’s price is $7 for unleaded and $7.34 for diesel.
By Peter Loewi After weeks of speculating on the amount of the anticipated price increase, the prices of fuel and diesel are no longer below the five-dollar mark. On Wednesday, July 6, Bonanza Fuel...

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