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Rep. Bob Herron, D-38, Bethel
Alaska State Legislature

The Alaska Legislature will enter a special session Monday with the main goal of passing a state budget and a way to pay for it before the next fiscal year. Gov. Bill Walker called the special session once the Legislature adjourned Wednesday without passing a budget after 121 days. KYUK spoke with Rep. Bob Herron of Bethel's House District 38 about the upcoming session and the goals ahead.

Tuntutuliak Resident Speaks Up About Lingering Oil

May 19, 2016

Locals are speaking up about oil spilled during a construction accident in the Tuntutuliak, or Qinaq, River. 


Newtok's waterways.
Dept. of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development Community and Regional Affairs

Relocation efforts continue for what many consider America’s first climate refugees. Newtok, a community of over 300 people in Southwest Alaska, has been eroding into the Ningliq River for decades. This week the village received an almost million-dollar federal grant to help homes function at the new village site.

 

Bethel Police Seek Help Catching Suspects

May 19, 2016

Four burglaries in five days have sparked a police investigation in Bethel. Police believe these incidents are connected and are looking for help from the community in identifying the suspects. 

Fishing skiff in Marshall, Alaska.
Danielle Ringer / Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Two elders drowned this weekend in Marshall when their vehicle suddenly slid into the Yukon River. The couple left a legacy of sharing traditional knowledge with their community. KYUK’s Anna Rose MacArthur reports.


Kuskokwim Salmon Closures Announced

May 17, 2016
Alaska Department of Fish and Game / ADF&G

The Alaska Department of Fish & Game announced the first closures in the Kuskokwim River this year, and it will come with an additional restriction: no whitefish nets.

Fish and Game is closing the Kuskokwim River and salmon tributaries in the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta to all gillnets on May 20.

Dean Swope / KYUK

It’s that time of year when Pomp and Circumstance and mortarboard caps fill the air, a time of teenage passage. And for most students at Bethel Regional High School, it’s a time of saying goodbye to friends who’ve been together with since kindergarten and preparing for a future apart. So before receiving their diplomas, the 48 Bethel graduates gathered backstage one last time. KYUK’s Anna Rose MacArthur was there and has this story.


Bethel City Council Votes Down By-Mail Ballots

May 13, 2016

Bethel city council has voted against replacing polling stations with mail-in ballots for the upcoming city elections.

Bethel's Alcohol Sales Spill Over Into The Villages

May 13, 2016

Kuskokwim villages say they’re feeling the effects of Bethel’s new liquor store. The shop opened last week in the Kuskokwim’s hub after decades of banned sales.

    

Rocky Mountain School seventh-grader Alexie Evan using the HMH Read180 program.
Sherri Carmichael

Pizza is a rare treat in Goodnews Bay. No pizzerias or even restaurants exist in the 250-person community in southwest Alaska. So Wednesday morning when 22 fresh pizzas arrived at the school, it was a big deal. But the even bigger deal was the national winner inside the building.


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