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Peter Tony was sentenced to 66 years in prison. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

Peter Tony was sentenced to 66 years in prison. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

Former Bethel foster parent Peter Tony will spend the rest of his life in prison. Tony was sentenced Tuesday to 66 years in jail with no parole for three consolidated child sex abuse counts in which he pleaded guilty.

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Governor Parnell signs HB 301, which eases the burdens on families for required autopsies.  L to R: Alaska Medical Examiner Dr. Gary Zientek, Rep. Bob Herron, Governor Sean Parnell, YKHC President and CEO Dan Winkelman, and Senator Lyman Hoffman. Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.

Governor Parnell signs HB 301, which eases the burdens on families for required autopsies. L to R: Alaska Medical Examiner Dr. Gary Zientek, Rep. Bob Herron, Governor Sean Parnell, YKHC President and CEO Dan Winkelman, and Senator Lyman Hoffman. Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.

Alaska Governor Sean Parnell was in Bethel last week to sign legislation related to autopsies and two resolutions. Before flying back to Anchorage, he spoke with KYUK about how his administration is dealing with a host of rural issues.

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Screen Shot 2014-07-01 at 12.20.40 PMThe Bethel City Council Tuesday evening will consider another version of increased water and sewer rates. Included in the ordinance is a two-zoned hauled service arrangement. Piped customers would see the steepest rate increases.
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