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Profile: Regional Public Intoxication — What Can Be Done to Curb the Issue?

Pints of beer at a bar
Photo: Phil Dragash, Creative Commons.

In the first installment of a two-part Profile series on public intoxication, multiple Nome residents weighed in on a problem that seems to be getting worse in western Alaska. For part two, KNOM followed up with Nome residents like Sue Steinacher about how they would address public intoxication.

Steinacher believes that, no matter what actions are taken, this regional issue will never fully be addressed. To hear more from her and others’ suggestions on how to address the issue, click on the audio link below.


Photo: Phil Dragash, shared via Creative Commons.

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