Ava White, KNOM - Nome

Ava White, KNOM - Nome

Russian Mission man charged with murder after fatal shooting

Troopers say Richard Pitka, 45, shot Patrick Changsak with a rifle on Monday in the village about 70 miles northwest of Bethel.
a woman

HBO’s ‘True Detective’ collaborates with Iñupiaq for Alaska accuracy

Producers of "True Detective: Night Country" worked with the Iñupiaq Advisory Council on both Alaska details and cultural sensitivity.
a collapsed building

Little Diomede school aiming to reopen by end of week

School officials say the building didn't suffer any structural damage when it was struck by the partially collapsed city building in November.

Koyuk man charged with fatally shooting his father

Troopers say Franklin Adams, 35, is charged with first-degree murder in the Saturday shooting of Dennis Adams, 74.
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2 Nome residents arrested in $106K mailed drug bust

Troopers say a package delivered and seized Friday in Nome contained an estimated 887 doses' worth of methamphetamine.
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2 missing snowmachiners found dead near Nome

A Nome man and woman were found dead Tuesday afternoon after search teams reached the site of their snowmachine, troopers said.
Little Diomede

Dunleavy declares disaster in Little Diomede building collapse

Settling ground and the age of the city building are suspected to be factors in its partial collapse against the local school late last month.
Little Diomede

Little Diomede school struck by collapsing building closed indefinitely

Students are switching to remote learning after the city building partially collapsed onto the Diomede School Sunday morning.
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City of Diomede building slides into school

The village experienced a power outage after the partial collapse of the city building Sunday, which also affected water and TelAlaska phone services.

Western Alaska crafters prepare for gift-giving season

For artists with small businesses, including two from Western Alaska, the holiday season kicks off well before the temperature starts to change.

Winter storm in Western Alaska expected through Tuesday

Sunday marked the first day of winter storm warnings set to continue through Tuesday morning according to the National Weather Service.

Nome police investigate 2 recent suspicious fires

Police say both a Tuesday blaze at a local residence and an Oct. 1 fire that caused extensive property damage appear to have been intentionally set.
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Alaska’s rural animal shelters are struggling to keep up: ‘Everywhere has no room’

Animal shelters around the state have seen a recent uptick of stray and surrendered animals.
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Premiere of ‘One with the Whale’ highlights Indigenous subsistence hunting

The film follows Chris Apassingok, who at 16 became the youngest person in his home village of Gambell to harpoon a whale in 2017.
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GCI finishes refueling rural Alaska’s TERRA towers after summer Quintillion outage

TERRA's 22 towers, which backed up rural Alaska internet service after an undersea cable was cut by ice, received 110,000 gallons of fuel.
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Revitalizing Iñupiaq culture, one phrase at a time

Gail Smithhisler's Facebook page, Iñupiaq Word of the Day, features daily videos describing and pronouncing words and phrases from the language.
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Western Alaskans remember Typhoon Merbok a year later

One year ago this month, much of Western Alaska was under flood and storm warnings as Typhoon Merbok transitioned into the Bering Sea.
Rocky coastline near Nome

Northern Alaska cable break repaired after 14 weeks of internet outages

GCI announced the repairs in an email to customers Monday, more than three months after the cable was cut in an ice scouring event near Prudhoe Bay.
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BSNC invests $2M in Graphite Creek drilling project near Nome

Bering Straits Native Corp. is ready to invest more than $10.4 million in the project, following $37.5 million from the U.S. Department of Defense.
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Viral ‘Fish Camp Barbie’ celebrates Alaska Native heritage

Mom-and-daughter duo Angela and Ermelina Gonzalez recently went viral for their Athabascan Barbie doll dressed in traditional clothing.