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Tiffany Zulkosky is House District 38's new state representative.
Christine Trudeau/KYUK

Within eight hours of the governor making the appointment, House Democrats unanimously confirmed Tiffany Zulkosky as House District 38’s new state representative.

Bethel Regional High School seniors are organizing a walk-out in solidarity with the victims of the Parkland shooting in Florida. They plan to meet on BRHS’s boardwalk at 2 p.m. on Wednesday in front of the high school.
Dean Swope / KYUK

Bethel Regional High School seniors are organizing a walk-out in solidarity with the victims of the Parkland shooting in Florida. They plan to meet on BRHS’s boardwalk at 2 p.m. on Wednesday in front of the high school.

 

Earlier this week at their main campus, the University of Alaska Fairbanks held what they call an "active killing event" training event open to staff, teachers, students, and the community.
UAF

Response training for mass-shooting events is becoming the new normal for most establishments around the country, especially for schools. Earlier this week at their main campus, the University of Alaska Fairbanks held what they call an "active killing event" training open to staff, teachers, students, and the community. The Kuskokwim University Campus in Bethel was able to attend via live broadcast.

 

Pick.Click.Give. Spreads The Wealth

Feb 22, 2018
Pick Click and Give

In areas of the state where the cash economy is limited, but the cost of living high, the Permanent Fund Dividend is especially important to many households. But even in those places, dividend recipients generously share the wealth by donating to non-profits, and that time has come again.

Governor Walker has appointed Tiffany Zulkosky to Rep. Zach Fansler's former seat.
Christine Trudeau/KYUK

Update February 22 6:55 .p.m: ​On Thursday at 6:28 p.m., House Democrats confirmed Zulkosky's appointment. She is now House District 38's new state representative.

Governor Walker has appointed Tiffany Zulkosky to serve as House District 38’s new state representative. If confirmed by House Democrats, she would replace Representative Zach Fansler, who resigned earlier this month following assault allegations.


Twenty-one years ago, Principal Ron Edwards and Sophomore Josh Palacios were killed by young shooter Evan Ramsey at Bethel Regional High School, in the Lower Kuskokwim School District.
Dean Swope / KYUK

Bethel was the site of a school shooting that predated Columbine by two years. Since 1997, the Lower Kuskokwim School District has endeavored to put systems in place so that such a thing will never happen again.

 

Governor Bill Walker signs HB 141 at Bethel's Yuut Elitnaurviat surrounded by high school students from the Kuskokwim Learning Academy on August 29, 2017. The Governor has selected Rep. Fansler's replacement remarkably quickly.
Dean Swope/KYUK

Governor Walker has selected Representative Zach Fansler’s replacement, and his office plans to announce its choice Thursday morning.

Mary Peltola at fish camp with her daughter in June 2017.
Courtesy of Mary Peltola

The Democrats of House District 38 selected three nominees for Representative Zach Fansler's seat this week, and their top picks are both Alaska Native women.

Tiffany Zulkosky is one of three candidates that House District 38's nominating committee forwarded to the governor this week.
Courtesy of Tiffany Zulkosky

Three people have been forwarded by the region’s Democrats as possible candidates for Zach Fansler’s replacement as State Representative for House District 38. On Wednesday, KYUK presented the first of three profiles with the nominees.


BethelGives... A Lot

Feb 21, 2018
Tundra Women's Coalition receiving their BethelGives check. From left to right: Randy Hinz, CJ Pleasant, Eileen Arnold, Molly Graham, Marilla Handley.
Bethel Gives

This past holiday season, Bethel dug deep into its collective pockets to help the community. The #BethelGives campaign, in its second year, raised $35,000. That’s about $10,000 more than it did the first year.

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