Proposed Law Looks to Outlaw Intoxication in Nome's Public Spaces

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The old Gold Rush town of Nome on Alaska's western coast is again trying to address hard drinking that's deeply entrenched there.

    Nome, the Gold Rush town on Alaska's western coast, seems to have a bit of a drinking problem.

    A law has been proposed to address these issues, on that would prohibit intoxication in places like the city's main street. Apparently, stepping over drunks in the tourist areas is commonplace. The measure includes no penalty for violators, but the law would outlaw intoxication in public rights of way for those registering a 0.08 blood-alcohol content level.


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