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PROTESTING—Left to right, Michael Thomas (of Utqiagvik), Pangaanga Pangawyi (Sivungaq), Aklaasiaq Ahmasuk (Sitnasuaq) and Bivers Gologergen (Sivungaq) joined protesters in Menlo Park, CA to voice their concerns over potential health impacts on humans and marine life, and a lack of meaningful consultation with those who rely on the ice for subsistence activities.
By Megan Gannon An Alaska Native delegation, including a handful of Nomeites, stood outside a country club in Menlo Park, California, last month with a banner that resembled a red road sign: “Wrong...
By Megan Gannon Graphite One continues exploratory work this summer for its proposed graphite mine near the Imuruk Basin on the northern slope of the Kigluaik Mountains, which contains the largest-...
By Megan Gannon An outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza continues to infect wild birds in Alaska, and in the last few weeks, the Yukon Delta has seen a rise in reports of birds “loafing...
By Megan Gannon North America is currently experiencing one of the largest recorded outbreaks of a highly infectious and deadly strain of avian influenza virus, also known as the H5N1flu. More than...
By Peter Loewi COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise across Alaska. In a presentation last week, the state’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink said that most of the hospitalized...
PRAYER—Nome VFW Chaplain Aaron Iworrigan leads a prayer at Belmont Point for service members lost at sea.
By Peter Loewi Even the sun came out on Memorial Day as a large crowd walked, biked and drove through Nome on a glorious Monday to commemorate those who lost their lives serving in the armed forces...
Port Commissioner Gay Sheffield looks at an incinerator model, as the port positions itself to receive solid waste from ships calling on the Port of Nome.
By Diana Haecker At last week’s regular Port Commission meeting, Port Director Joy Baker informed the commission that the Alaska Legislature passed an operating and capital budget that included $175...
By Peter Loewi As cases continue to rise across the country, the White House resumed weekly COVID briefings. The briefings had stopped on April 5 when cases, hospitalizations and death rates were...
CLEANING UP— Nome Elementary School fourth grade students spent Friday cleaning up windblown trash on the tundra from the City of Nome’s landfill facility at the Beam Road
By Peter Loewi Monday night saw the Nome Common Council take on an ambitious agenda. Including a work session on developing new revenue streams and the final meeting of the Board of Equalization,...
Mark Hayward joined the Ukrainian Foreign Legion to train Ukrainians how to use anti-tank missiles.
By Peter Loewi Still jetlagged, Mark Hayward opened his bag and took out an ammo can stuffed with memorabilia and makeshift battery parts. He then detailed how he, a clinical field instructor for...

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