Report shows heroin use up among Alaskans

...Jeff Laughlin with the unit says the trend is expected to continue. Laughlin says he believes it could become an epidemic.Nome Mayor Denise Michels says heroin and methamphetamine use are a major concern for neighboring communities that don't have state...
Survey finds widespread violence against Nome-area women

...least 51 percent of women in Alaska's Nome region have experienced physical abuse...and sexual violence. The survey for the Nome Census area was conducted last year, when...Besides the Bering Sea coastal town of Nome, the area includes the communities of...

...Festival of Native Arts on March 6 at the UA Museum of the North in Fairbanks. Other screenings are planned for Bethel, Emmonak, Nome, and Juneau.The film was recently restored to its original cinema quality with support from the National Film Preservation...
Bush Caucus hears need for water, sewer work in rural Alaska

...the overall cost of water and sewer systems, said Gavin Dixon, a project manager for the consortium.Rep. Neal Foster, D-Nome, said he understood the importance of the projects, and that if all the toilets were removed from the state Capitol, there...
State | AK legislature
Alaska deep-water port proposed for vessels in Arctic waters

...comment that suggests expanding the Port of Nome as a first step in improving infrastructure along Alaska's west and north coast.Nome is south of the Bering Strait but far closer...for moving freight between continents.Nome would welcome expanded port facilities...
Michigan man's WWII dog tag found in Nome

...western Alaska beach has discovered a Michigan soldier's World War II dog tag.Mario Gandolfo said he found the dog tag in Nome, Alaska, on Nov. 4 and wanted to return the 70-year-old artifact to its original owner's family, WOOD-TV reported...
Ferry system budget slashed in committee

...The other members of the subcommittee are Reps. Shelley Hughes, R-Palmer; Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski; Neal Foster, D-Nome; Liz Vazquez, R-Anchorage; and Dan Ortiz, I-Ketchikan. All, including chair Thompson, voted to push the budget forward...
State | AK legislature
Canine officer joins Nome Police Department

NOME - Nome has a new officer on the police force, and with summer approaching, she...on these things, and odor does escape from those things."Icon came to Nome about a month ago. Before that, she and Officer Timm were in Alabama...
Rare blue-colored red king crab caught in Nome

NOME - A rare blue-colored red king crab was...fisherman's catch earlier this month in Nome, Alaska.KNOM reported Frank McFarland his pot when fishing on July Fourth off Nome. The blue crab is being kept alive at the...
Lacking sea ice, seal pups bask on Nome beaches

NOME - An early disappearance of sea ice after a warm winter off Nome and other western Alaska communities has prompted an...coming ashore.More than 20 pups have been spotted on Nome beaches this year, KNOM-radio reported Tuesday. Other...


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