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Shaktoolik reinforces protective berm, but it may not be enough to keep stormwater away

Norton Sound storms have caused large chunks of the berm to erode this year, necessitating emergency repairs.

Open positions among Bering Strait troopers may mean some incidents don’t make it into public dispatches

Nome's Alaska State Trooper Post (KNOM) Since late October KNOM has reported on four incidents in which Alaska State Troopers responded to a community in the Bering Strait...
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Nome man charged with heroin possession loses marijuana handler’s permit

The Alaska Marijuana Control Board on Wednesday unanimously voted to revoke Quincy Iyatunguk’s marijuana handler’s permit after he was arrested for allegedly trying to transport heroin to Nome last month.

Holy Cross looks to tribal courts for public safety solutions

While the Holy Cross tribal court has been called at least monthly since it started working under a civil diversion agreement in January, it has yet to see repeat offenders.

Human skulls found near Sinuk River

The bones were first reported to Alaska State Troopers on Oct. 10.
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New domestic violence shelter coming to Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta

The project, expected to open in January 2020, will shelter up to 12 women from Hooper Bay and the surrounding region.

Dunleavy weatherization cuts mean higher bills, fewer jobs as winter approaches in Western Alaska

As winter closes in, and $5,000,000 for weatherization services cut from the state capital budget, there’s growing uncertainty about what access low-income Alaskans might have for making their homes safer and more energy efficient, especially in Western Alaska.

Troopers seize heroin bound for Nome

Law enforcement seized over $10,000 worth of heroin that was bound for Nome Tuesday afternoon. According to the Alaska State Troopers, investigators stopped 28-year-old Quincy Iyatunguk of Nome...

2 bird hunters drown outside Gambell

Troopers believe 51-year-old Mark Nupowhotuk, Jr. and 37-year-old Michael James of Gambell were trying to cross the Aghanaghak Lagoon when their four-wheeler sank.

Nome has test results from sex assault kits, some more than 10 years old. Now it must find a way to investigate the cases.

Many of the returned kits need some type of investigation, but right now NPD says they don’t have the experienced investigators required to do that

Alaska public safety head says state will assist Nome police investigating sexual assault cases

State public safety officials assured the audience at the Alaska Federation of Natives convention last week that they are aware of Nome police’s troubles and plan to assist NPD.

Tribal Justice Summit renews focus on tribal courts in Western Alaska

Tribes from around the region met at Kawerak’s first Tribal Justice Summit in Nome to talk about what tribal justice could look like for them.

Nome police chief says audit of sexual assault cases on hold

Now that two temporary investigators have left, Nome Police Chief Bob Estes says an audit of old sexual assault cases has stopped.

After Nome detention facility closure, some fear youth sent out of the region won’t return

Five juveniles have already been removed to Juneau and Palmer. In Nome, some are concerned that the region might not ever see the kids again.

ACLU prepared to sue Nome over mishandling a reported rape

The civil rights group alleges that Nome police failed to properly handle the reported rape of former Nome Police dispatcher Clarice “Bun” Hardy in 2017.

Cruise ships are coming to Nome through the Northwest Passage. Locals are excited — and wary

This has been Nome’s busiest cruise season to date, leaving some residents to wonder what that means for the future.

Despite Dunleavy vetoes, construction to continue at Nome Wellness Center

With Gov. Mike Dunleavy's line-item budget vetoes finalized, organizations serving Nome and the Bering Strait region are coming to terms with how these cuts will affect their services. In Nome, construction on a new Wellness Center continues.

Kawerak hosts Indian Affairs officials in Nome for roundtable on public safety

The primary agenda included discussion on violent crime, missing and murdered Native Americans, and narcotics.

Shishmaref man finds 50-year-old Russian message in a bottle

It isn't every day that a 50-year-old message in a bottle washes up on the shores of Western Alaska. But that’s exactly what happened to Tyler Ivanoff near Shishmaref on August 5.

Nome officials suspend search for missing 14-year-old Nome girl

Nome police and Alaska State Troopers are actively searching for a 14-year-old female who may have been abducted.