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Nome Woman Arrested After Confronting Governor at Airport

Evak was escorted away from the airport in handcuffs by Nome Police. Photo provided by Carol Gales (2019)

During Governor Mike Dunleavy’s visit to Nome yesterday, which was one of his scheduled “roadshow” stops around the state, he was greeted at the airport by Brenda Evak, who was ultimately taken away in handcuffs for alleged disorderly conduct.

In Resolution, Nome City Council Pushes Back Against Dunleavy Budget

Double doors with a small placard reading "Council Chambers."

In response to Governor Mike Dunleavy’s recent budget proposal, the Nome City Council decided to amend their resolution endorsing the 2019 State legislative priorities and position statements during their regular meeting on Monday. The amendments recommend the state look at alternative ways of collecting income, such as collecting a school tax to fund education, instituting a state sales tax, and capping PFD distributions.