Legislative aides Michelle Sparck and Mary Aparezuk meet with constituents Willie Kasayulie and Ivan M. Ivan in Juneau.
Courtesy of Mary Schlosser.

Governor Walker has yet to announce Representative Zach Fansler's replacement, but in the meantime Fansler’s former aides are keeping the office in Juneau running while his seat is being filled.

Old Fashioned Dictionaries For Third Graders

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Third graders in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Region are getting dictionaries courtesy of Donlin Gold.

Dictionaries for the Yukon-Kuskokwim Region's third graders. Edit | Remove

This is the seventh year in a row that regional third graders have received personal dictionaries from the company.

Community Relations Coordinator Danny Twitchell says that the goal is to help them become “better writers, active readers, creative thinkers, and more resourceful learners.”

The Alaska Association of Secondary School Principals is looking for nominations for its Regional Principal of the Year and Regional Assistant Principal of the Year.
Courtesy of the Alaska Association of Secondary School Principals

Want to honor a school Principal…or even an Assistant Principal who you think is doing a good job?

Bethel Regional High School English teacher Jennifer Mutch and her Advanced Composition class have brought back their school newspaper after a five year hiatus. February 16, 2018.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Students of Bethel Regional High School’s Advanced Composition class have resurrected the high school’s newspaper. The Warrior Weekly is now available every Thursday.













Bethel Search & Rescue gifted a new 600cc Skidoo snowmobile by the Lions Club.
Perry Barr / Courtesy of Bethel Search & Rescue

Bethel Search and Rescue President Mike Riley says that last week's meeting was a big success in more ways than one. Riley was re-elected as BSAR president; Treasurer Bertha Chase and Secretary Donna Riley were also re-elected.

Representative Dan Ortiz, an Independent from Ketchikan, introduced a resolution last week calling for Governor Bill Walker to “issue an administrative order recognizing a ‘linguistic emergency” for Alaska Native languages.

A Southeast Alaska state legislator wants action to save Alaska Native Languages.


Former representative Zach Fansler resigned his seat earlier this month. On Sunday night, House District 38's Democrats nominated three potential candidates to replace him
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On Sunday night, the Democrats of House District 38 selected three potential nominees to replace Representative Zach Fansler, who resigned earlier this month following assault allegations. Two of their three choices are Alaska Native women, and all three candidates have deep ties to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.

Representative Zach Fansler meets with District 38 constituents at an open house meeting at the Kuskokwim University Campus on February 11, 2017. Fansler resigned earlier this month following assault allegations.
Katie Basile/KYUK

Today is the filing deadline for potential candidates who hope to replace Zach Fansler as House District 38's State Representative. Fansler resigned after being accused of domestic violence related to alcohol.

KYUK has been interviewing Bethel residents who know Fansler and asking whether they ever suspected that there might be trouble ahead for him. Whoever takes his place may face closer scrutiny than usual.

Civil Rights In Alaska Before Statehood

Feb 16, 2018
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Today, February 16, is Elizabeth Peratrovich Day. Long before Martin Luther King Jr. led the battle for civil rights in the United States, Elizabeth Peratrovich, a Tlingit woman from Southeast Alaska, helped lead the effort to pass civil rights legislation in our state.

Mining companies are putting money into a campaign to defeat the “Stand for Salmon” fish protection initiative.
Dave Cannon

Mining companies are putting money into a campaign to defeat the “Stand for Salmon” fish protection initiative.