There are seven candidates running for only four open seats in the upcoming municipal election here in Bethel. With the election coming up on October 1 voters have some tough decisions to make. In an effort to help with the decision KYUK hosted a Bethel City Council Candidates Forum to get to know the candidates and their views. If you missed the live Bethel City Council Forum we’ve got you covered. KYUK will be re-airing the full broadcast of the candidates forum Thursday, September 26 at 10 a.m. on KYUK 640AM.
Seven candidates are running for Bethel City Council in the upcoming municipal election. To help voters in the decision making process KYUK hosted a live candidate forum on Wednesday, September 25. Local media posed questions pertaining to the current tobacco tax, homelessness, and local alcohol sales, just to name a few. Listen below to the forum in its entirety.
The upcoming municipal election in Bethel will be Tuesday, October 1. Contact the Bethel City Clerk for more information on polling locations and voting hours.
Two people are confirmed dead and a third is believed to have died in a boating incident on the Lower Yukon River near Alakanuk. The deceased have been identified as 29-year-old Daniel Noble and 50-year-old Cyril Murphy. Presumed dead is 24-year-old Stanton Sheldon, who is still being sought by searchers. There was one survivor, John Chikigak, age 21. All four men are from the village of Nunam Iqua south of Alakanuk on the Bering Sea coast.
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Alaska State Troopers are investigating what appears to be at least two deaths from a boating incident near Alakanuk.
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Alaska Natives have won a victory in their battle to regain and protect land the United States and the State of Alaska took through various land determination laws such as the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, and the Alaska Native Interest Lands Act. This last spring, in March, Federal Judge Contreras issued a decision in favor of Alaskan Tribes, in the Akiacuaq verses Salzaar case.