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Should Sex Offenders Be Housed at Seaside? D.O.C. Commissioner and Others Weigh In

D.O.C. Commissioner Dean Williams, AMCC Superintendent Sandy Martinson, Nome City Councilmen, and others gathered for a town hall meeting regarding sex offenders being housed at Seaside. Photo Credit: Davis Hovey, KNOM (2017)

AMCC Superintendent Sandy Martinson says that, on average, between 20 and 40 inmates are housed at Seaside regularly. To fill all 60 beds, the proposed plan is to allow convicted sex offenders to stay at the facility. According to the Chief Mental Health Officer for the D.O.C., Adam Rutherford, currently nine untreated sex offenders reside in the community of Nome.

One Martinson on City Council, One Martinson on School Board, Unofficial Election Results Say

Nome's polling place on Municipal Election day. Photo Credit: Gabe Colombo, KNOM (2017)

Unofficial vote tallies from Tuesday’s Municipal Election in Nome suggest most incumbents kept their seats, including Nome Mayor Richard Beneville. There were two exceptions: City Council Seat B challenger Doug Johnson, who defeated Louis Green Sr., and School Board Seat D challenger Sandy Martinson, who defeated Panganga Pungowiyi. In Tuesday’s only race with three candidates, Adam Martinson won for City Council Seat A.