Some Natives allowed visa-free travel in Russia

...revived.Vera Metcalf, a Native leader in Nome who works part time with the State Department...checkpoints under the 1989 agreement are Nome and Gambell on the U.S. side, and in...Uelen and Lavrentiya. But in practice, Nome, Provideniya and Anadyr are used, according...
Nome prepares to greet Iditarod winner

NOME - Nome and its residents are nearly ready for the biggest party of the year on Alaska' 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...
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...
Mallott ejects elections director

...Mallott's office announced Monday that Nome City Manager Josephine "Josie" Bahnke will...for two lawmakers. Bahnke is originally from Nome and, according to her biography on the City of Nome's webpage, has been involved with several...
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Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for July 27, 2015

...a soul - the emotion and action that happens when its residents mix in public places. Petersburg has Scandinavian culture. Nome is devoted to the Iditarod. Ketchikan praises its "liquid sunshine" - rain.Here in Juneau, our soul is in debate and argument...
New director chosen for Alaska Division of Elections

...seemed like a good time to bring on a new director. She noted that it's Mallott's prerogative to make a change in leadership. Mallott oversees state elections.Fenumiai will be replaced by Nome city manager Josie Bahnke (BANK'-ee).
Anchorage artist plans suicide awareness sculptures

...set the statues on the mudflats. But perhaps the biggest challenge at the moment is the clock."I need to go to Bethel and Nome to get more casts," she said. "But production has to continue while I'm away. I want to be done before the school year...
Learning to run the Southeast way

Despite the sweat and foliage clinging to his body, Nome High School junior Wilson Hoogendorn was smiling at the top it," Hoogendorn said. "This is a lot different. In Nome, we don't have the very rooty or rocky trails, so this is...
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...
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...


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