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To rename or not? Reconsidering honors for racists

...Hampton's name was first attached to the Alaskan district at the suggestion of his son-in-law, who had been assigned to Nome as a judge in 1913.? Associated Press writers Becky Bohrer in Juneau, Alaska, and Matt Volz in Helena, Montana, contributed...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-06/rename-or-not-reconsidering-honors-raci
State
New title for area named for confederate officer

...was first attached to a district in Alaska at the suggestion of his son-in-law, from Virginia, who had been assigned to Nome as a judge in 1913, according to census information cited by U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, in a recent letter...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-03/new-title-area-named-confederate-office
State
Nome prepares to greet Iditarod winner

NOME - Nome and its residents are nearly ready for the biggest party of the year on Alaska's...by sled dogs in 1925 to deliver lifesaving diphtheria serum from Seward to Nome.The winner of this year's race is expected to arrive early Wednesday...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-03-17/nome-prepares-greet-iditarod-winner
Sports
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-20/survey-finds-widespread-violence-agains
State
Name change sought for area named for confederate officer

...was first attached to a district in Alaska at the suggestion of his son-in-law, from Virginia, who had been assigned to Nome as a judge in 1913, according to census information cited by U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska.Murkowski urged a name...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-25/name-change-sought-area-named-confedera
Local
Lewis Law Firm comes to Juneau

...new role will include overseeing all facets of APEA/AFT's 8,000-plus membership across the state including chapters in Nome, Bethel, Kenai, Anchorage, Fairbanks and Mat Su. Southeast tourism companies plea with congressLeaders in the tourism business...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-25/lewis-law-firm-comes-juneau
Local
Hunter kills musk ox in subsistence hunt near Nome

NOME - A hunter in Nome has killed the first muskox eligible for harvesting in a local subsistence...Gorn says the musk ox was an older bull but not the animal that some Nome residents say has been acting aggressively.Four other permits for harvesting...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-08/hunter-kills-musk-ox-subsistence-hunt-n
State
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 found...in his pot when fishing on July Fourth off Nome. The blue crab is being kept alive at the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-21/rare-blue-colored-red-king-crab-caught-
State
Wildlife troopers cite Nome woman in musk ox death

NOME - A Nome woman has been cited by Alaska State Wildlife Troopers in connection with the killing of a musk...northwest of Anchorage starting about five years ago. The brown bear hunting season for the area around Nome also opens Aug. 1.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-29/wildlife-troopers-cite-nome-woman-musk-
State
Nome may nix tax-exempt status for churches, non-profit groups

NOME - Houses of worship and scores of nonprofit organizations in Nome would lose their tax-exempt status as the city looks for ways to increase revenue.The city council last week began considering stripping the tax-exempt status of these...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-03/nome-may-nix-tax-exempt-status-churches
State

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