Viola Waghiyi of Savoonga is one of the 26 members chosen for a new White House advisory council on environmental justice.
Blizzards and winter storms battered the Seward Peninsula and surrounding region throughout the month of March, but the sea ice has proved more resilient than in recent years.
The City of Nome and many commercial establishments expect to take a financial loss this year as one of Nome’s biggest tourist events falls casualty to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Saturday, Israel Hale became the first disabled competitor to ever finish the full 2,600-mile Iron Dog race.
Coastal seabirds have experienced die-offs in Western Alaska the past few years. But recent results from over a decade of research suggest that offshore birds are also feeling the impact of low ice and warming ocean temperatures in the Bering Sea.
Survivors, advocates, and community members say the department is headed the right direction but has a long way to go to repair broken trust, especially among Alaska Natives.
Some experts say an outdated consent statute ensures most sexual assault cases won’t result in convictions in Alaska.
In recent history, there has been a shift to drone technology that’s seen as a safer method to collect data.
Last week, the Nome Native Youth Olympics team hosted a virtual event to garner more interest region-wide in traditional games and inspire kids to start practicing traditional games on their own.
The second in a five-part series called “Seeking Protection, Wanting Justice” that explores the community dynamics around sexual assault in Nome — and efforts by law enforcement to heal long-standing mistrust within the Alaska Native community.