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Representative Zach Fansler meets with District 38 constituents at an open house meeting at the Kuskokwim University Campus on February 11, 2017.
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District 38 Rep. Zach Fansler responded to constituent questions during a live call-in show with KYUK on February 17. Rep. Fansler commented on the House Finance Committee's proposed income tax, on the Governor declaring the state’s opioid epidemic a public health disaster, on a proposed increase in motor fuel tax, and more. Listen to the full show by clicking the play button below or by listening to a rebroadcast on Monday, February 20 at 1 p.m.

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Rural and urban Alaska can be very different worlds, and skills used in constructing buildings or maintaining equipment in one might not apply to the other. For example, most rural Alaskan communities use fuel oil for heating, while cities largely use natural gas. Most rural homes use metal roofing, while urban homes use shingles. This week, a new partnership of urban trainers and rural workers is seeing if it can take what’s taught in urban Alaska and create an apprenticeship program for rural communities. 


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On Friday, February 17, Alaskans have the opportunity to testify on HB 115, the proposed fiscal solution for the state proposed by the House Finance Committee. The bill combines earnings from the Permanent Fund with an income tax to generate state revenue.

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The Bethel City Council agreed Tuesday to provide free water deliveries to Bethel Winter House, Bethel’s homeless shelter, for the remainder of their season. 

Anna Rose McArthur

Bethel city water trucks get more than their fair share of abuse, but after an incident that left a brand new water truck tipped on its side, the Bethel City Manager decided to change the accident policy to give city truck drivers who are found to be negligent tickets and drug tests. 


Dean Swope

Tuesday, the Bethel City council zoned Larson Subdivision as residential. Councilman Leif Albertson said that this was just the first part of a city-wide effort.

Katie Basile / KYUK

Sled dogs hit the trail again this weekend.

The 100 Mile Challenge sled dog race sponsored by the Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race Committee begins Saturday, February 18 at 9 a.m. outside the Bethel Small Boat Harbor.

The Yukon Kuskokwim Ayagnirvik Healing Center provides substance abuse treatment for alcohol and opioid addiction in Bethel, Alaska.
Dean Swope / KYUK

Governor Bill Walker has declared Alaska’s opioid epidemic a state disaster and ordered state and federal money for overdose medication.


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Raising their pay has not increased the number of Bethel police officers, and no one's sure why. 

Courtesy of Julie Carter

On the night of January 31 of this year, a Bethel man named Michael "Big Mike" Chris was found dead outside his home. At the time, police called it an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, but his family believes that this was not a suicide or an accident. 

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