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School on Little Diomede closed indefinitely due to safety concerns

By Ava White | November 28, 2023 |

The school on Little Diomede Island is closed indefinitely after the city building partially collapsed into the school Sunday morning (Nov 26). That’s according to a Facebook post by the Diomede School late Sunday night. Students will now be attending school by video conference.  Bering Strait School District (BSSD) announced the closure of the village’s…

City of Diomede building slides into school

By Ava White | November 27, 2023 |

Little Diomede residents are fearing for safety and utilities after the city building partially collapsed into the school on Sunday morning (Nov 26). No injuries have been reported according to Jen Wallace, an emergency management specialist for the State Emergency Operation Center (SEOC).  The village experienced a power outage lasting over two hours following the…

Crafters from Western Alaska prepare for gift-giving season

By Ava White | November 21, 2023 |

Two small business owners rooted in Western Alaska have spent hours preparing for a busy holiday season. As consumers gear up for gift-giving during the holidays, they have the chance to shop local and support small businesses. For artists with small businesses, the holiday season kicks off well before the temperature starts to change. Two…

New report says more work needs to be done to reduce rates of lung cancer

By Ava White | November 14, 2023

Alaska is falling behind in multiple areas regarding lung cancer according to a report released on Tuesday (Nov 14) from the American Lung Association. The report revealed shocking statistics about early diagnoses of the disease in the state, and experts say more work needs to happen to reduce the rates of lung cancer.  Alaska ranked…

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