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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...
HANDOFF—The transport crew loads planks of plywood from a riverboat into the bed of a truck in White Mountain. The materials were driven from Nome to Council on the road, and then taken by boat to White Mountain.
By RB Smith Last year, the Iditarod Historic Trail Alliance and White Mountain Native Corporation partnered to replace the existing A-frame shelter cabin between Nome and White Mountain with a new...
By Peter Loewi Two years into the pandemic, Norton Sound Health Corporation is looking to reduce the number of regular Tribal Leader COVID Calls to once-weekly, from the current twice-weekly. While...
RED LANTERN— Apayauq Reitan was the last musher to cross the finish line and bring the 2022 Iditarod to an end, on Satursday, March 19 at 11:39 p.m.
By Diana Haecker The 50th running of the Iditarod came to a close on Saturday, March 19 at 11:39 p.m. when Apayqauq Reitan crossed the finish line as the last and 37th musher to finish the race. A...
Dog teams in White Mountain rest before they headed into a storm that forced them to scratch from the race by accepting outside assistance.
By RB Smith and  Diana Haecker Last Friday, a strong ground storm in the Topkok Hills surprised a group of Iditarod mushers as they ran from White Mountain to Safety, one of the last legs of the...
By Diana Haecker The City of Nome settled a civil lawsuit with Clarice Bun Hardy in the amount of $750,000 and a public apology. Hardy, represented by the ACLU programs and the lawfirm Sonosky,...

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