Profile: Regional Public Intoxication — The Nature of the Problem, and How to Better Manage It

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Public intoxication is an issue that is affecting more and more people in Nome and the region. According to data from the Nome Police Department, the number of drunken-person calls they have responded to more than doubled between 2015 and 2016, and that number could be even higher this year.

Click the link below to hear the specific numbers and more information about public intoxication, which is the focus of this two-part, KNOM Profile series. KNOM spoke to people like Lance Johnson, Sue Steinacher, Mayor Richard Beneville, and others about their input related to the issue of public intoxication.