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The Bering Strait/Norton Sound region saw five new cases of COVID-19 this week – one in each of the communities of Nome, White Mountain, Savoonga, Gambell and Diomede – bringing the total number of...
This week saw another surge of COVID-19 cases in the region, the majority of which have been tied to people traveling from Anchorage. Despite the rising rates of infection across the state, travel...
HEAPS OF PLASTIC TRASH— An unusual amount of plastic trash has been found washing ashore in the region, from as far north as Shishmnaref to Unalakleet. Most of the labels are in Russian or Korean languages.
Around the end of July and beginning of August, communities throughout the region began noticing an unusual amount of plastic debris washing up on their beaches. Reports came in from Gambell,...
On July 25, the federal moratorium on evictions officially expired, and about a week later so did the $600 per week federal unemployment add-on benefit. As measures aimed at curbing the economic...
Seven new cases of COVID-19 were identified in the region this week, one in Stebbins and six in Nome. This brings the total number of cases in the region up to 30. The first new case this week was...
House Rep. Incumbent Neal Foster (D)  House district 39
With Alaska’s primary elections occurring on August 18, several candidates will be vying for spots on November’s general election ballot. During the primary elections, Alaskan voters choose their...
In a work session followed by a special meeting on Thursday, August 6, the Nome Common Council met to hammer out the particulars to disburse another tranche of COVID-19 relief funds to Nome...
On Friday, July 31 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gave public notice that the agency takes public comment on the IPOP LLC proposal to mine for gold in the Bonanza Channel/Safety Sound. “The...
Three more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the region this week. Two are residents and one is a nonresident, and all three are in regional villages. This brings the total number of...
NOWHERE TO GO— Two children sit on the floor of their living room in 2018. Two people sleep on the living room floor of this one-bedroom house in Savoonga, three sleep in the bedroom, and four sleep in the former kitchen.
With more COVID-19 cases being detected in regional villages rather than in Nome in recent weeks, communities across the region have to deal with how they’re going to protect their residents from the...

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