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POINT SPENCER— The former Coast Guard site at Point Spencer is one of the port sites that figure prominently in the Arctic Commitment Act.
By Peter Loewi More than three weeks have passed since U.S.  Senator Lisa Murkowski introduced the Arctic Commitment Act to Congress, but the communities of the region, which feature prominently in...
By Peter Loewi Just two weeks after the topic of Nome being powered by a micro-nuclear reactor came up during a meeting with the Governor, Associate Vice Chancellor of Research at the University of...
By Peter Loewi “I tell people that our agency is here to save the world, and I mean it,” Dr. Rick Spinrad said. The Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration visited Nome...
By Diana HaeckerAfter alerting the region to very high levels of harmful algal blooms west of Kotzebue and Gambell two weeks ago, scientist onboard the research vessel Norseman II have found even...
By Peter Loewi Following last week’s announcement that the United Kingdom had approved Moderna’s “bivalent” COVID vaccine which partially targets the wildtype of the virus and partially targets the...
By Megan Gannon The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has requested that its legal dispute with IPOP play out in an Alaska federal court. The Nevada-based outfit IPOP seeks to dredge for gold in the...
By Peter Loewi Despite continuing to see “a smattering of cases” across the region, as Norton Sound Health Corporation’s Medical Director Dr. Mark Peterson called it, last week’s COVID-19 tribal...
LOCAL RESPONSE— NSHC Office of Environmental Health coordiator Emma Pete analyzes a water sample taken on Tuesday, Aug. 16 at Cape Nome for signs of algal organisms.
By Diana Haecker Researchers stepping off the research vessel Norseman II in Nome last weekend, brought significant news of having found very high concentrations of a phytoplankton called...
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...

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