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LOOKING GOOD?—Austin Matthias, on trial for raping a man who owed a bootlegger,seems optimistic after his attorney, Matt Tallerico, concludes his closing argument Sept. 12. The next day the jury found Matthias guilty of sexual assaults.
A Nome jury has found Austin Matthias, 24, guilty on two counts of sexual assault in the first degree and one court of assault in the second degree in the contract sodomy of another man on behalf of...
AWARD— Local historian Cussy Kauer, center, was presented with the Contributions to Alaska History Award by Michael Hawfield, left, and Joan Antonson, right, Director of the Alaska Historical Society during the Awards Banquet after the joint Museums Alaska and Alaska Historical Society conference in Nome
The 2018 Museums Alaska and Alaska Historical Society’s joint conference held on Sept. 12 through 15 filled the town with historians from around the state. Close to one 125 of them joined another 50...
WALK FOR ASHLEY— Nome residents gathered to stand in solidarity with missing 10-year-old Ashley Johnson-Barr from Kotzebue, on Thursday. The body of the girl was found the next day near Kotzebue.
Ashley Johnson-Barr, the ten-year-old girl who disappeared from Kotzebue on Thursday, September 6, was found dead on Friday, September 14. In a statement on Friday, September 14, the Alaska State...
November 15, 2018
In addition to the stories on the home page, these articles are in this week's Nugget: Inupiuraqta! Let's speak Inupiaq, Foster Report, City Manager search enters interview stage, Valerie Davidson...
The Nome Common Council introduced a measure for first reading Monday night to set the hours of sales and amounts of liquor purchases in downtown Nome. The ordinance limits hours at Front Street...
Nome’s municipal elections are scheduled for October 2 and Sept. 11 marked the deadline for folks to file for candidacy. Up for election are two seats on the Nome Common Council, seat C and D,...
The Venta Maersk churned through the Bering Strait Sept. 8 on an Asia to Europe route, the first large ice-class container vessel to test the feasibility of container ship travel over Russia’s...
MK Romberg, Caroline Muktoyuk-Brown and Loretta Bullard share a laugh at the crocheting table at the Fiber Fest.
The “golden fleece” left behind by shedding musk oxen around Nome is a prized commodity that has sparked the interest of knitters in Nome for its exquisit softness and warmth. But how does one go...
A woman who is in the employ of the Nome Police Department as a dispatcher has come forward with a first hand account of having been sexually assaulted and when she reported the rape to her colleague...
Public drunkenness in Nome is like discussing the weather: Many are talking about it but cannot do anything about it, they say. There is abundant hope for solutions, but none on the horizon today....

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