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CELEBRATION— Over 100 people came out Wednesday, April 27 to dance, drum, or just watch at the St. Michael community gym. The event marked the end of a RurAL CAP workshop with acclaimed Yupik artist Aassanaaq “Ossie” Kairaiuak.
By Peter Loewi At a break between songs, Elder Virginia Tom stood up in the St. Michael community gym and praised the young drummers and dancers. “They’re determined and willing to learn,” she said...
By Diana Haecker The Nome Common Council in a regular session last Monday voted on an ordinance to suspend the seasonal sales tax and keep the city’s sales tax at five percent for the months of May...
By Peter Loewi COVID-19 cases in the region continue to decline slowly, reaching the lowest they’ve been this year, but case rates are still among the highest in the country. There are currently 14...
Lisa Murkowski attended a special Nome Common Council meeting on Monday, April 18.
By Diana Haecker The Nome Common Council convened for a special meeting on Monday, April 18 to welcome Senator Lisa Murkowski to town and discuss the city’s federal priorities. Topping the list was...
Yup'ik leader, Vera Metcalf, a resident of Nome, discusses the traditional knowledge systems as a panelist at the 2022 Arctic Encounter Symposium in Anchorage, Thursday April 7.
By Jenni Monet   The rapidly melting Arctic is being targeted for world energy dominance and the issue drove the dialogue at the Arctic Encounter Symposium, a two-day conference last week in downtown...
Alaska Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink
By Peter Loewi In an interview with The Nome Nugget, Alaska State Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Anne Zink explains what Alaska has learned in two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, why it is about more...
 By Peter Loewi Alaska Airlines has made masking optional on their flights after a federal judge in Florida ruled that the Centers for Disease Control lacked the authority to issue a mask mandate....
VISITOR—Senator Lisa Murkowski poses at the Banner Ridge Wind Farm with, from left, Nome’s Washington D.C. lobbyist Jay Sterne, Mayor John Handeland, Derek McLarty and Ken Morton.
By Peter Loewi U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) was in town on Monday and Tuesday this week to talk about the work she has been doing in Washington D.C. and to hear from Nome about the work going...
By Diana Haecker In its Monday meeting, the Nome Common Council unanimously passed an ordinance through first reading that aims to reduce the seasonal summer sales tax from 7 percent to 5 percent....
By Peter Loewi As COVID case numbers continue to drop in Nome and the region, Norton Sound Health Corporation is changing their testing program. Sunday, April 3 was the last day that testing was...

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