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Bethel Police Department logo. Courtesy of BPD

Bethel Police Department logo. Courtesy of BPD

Bethel Police have arrested 27-year-old Mark Charlie Junior in connection with the suspected homicide of 26-year-old LeeAnn Berlin. Joe Corbett is a Lieutenant for the Bethel Police Department.
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June Stein's last day as district attorney is March 9th.

June Stein served as Bethel’s district attorney.

Bethel’s district attorney has been fired by the state of Alaska. While working in the office Sunday, June Stein received a letter from a Deputy Attorney General of her quote “impending release.”
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Bethel City Hall. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

Bethel City Hall. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

The Bethel City Council will hold public hearings in their Tuesday meeting on a pair of marijuana ordinances. One sets guidelines banning public consumption and another bans pot consumption and commercial marijuana activity on city property.
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troopers, alaska state troopersState Troopers are investigating a suspected homicide in Kotlik. 28-year-old Jerald Fancyboy was found dead Saturday in a home. Trooper spokesperson Megan Peters says no arrests have been made. The troopers’ major crimes unit travelled to Kotlik to investigate, along with state troopers from St. Mary’s and elsewhere.
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city of bethelAs of Tuesday, February 24th, the possession and use of up to an ounce of marijuana is legal in Alaska for people over the age of 21. There is no legal sale yet, the state still has nine months to come up with those rules. As municipalities like Bethel grapple with how to respond to and enforce the new law, Police Chief Andre Achee says it will not drastically change how his officers operate.
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Hugh Short was named by Governor Walker to the AGDC board. Image from AGDC.

Hugh Short was named by Governor Walker to the AGDC board. Image from AGDC

Governor Bill Walker has appointed a Bethel man to serve on the board that oversees a future in-state gas line. If confirmed by the legislature, Hugh Short will serve on the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation Board of Directors.

Short was born and raised in Bethel and served as Bethel mayor from 2002 to 2004. He’s the chairman and CEO of Pt Capital, a financial services company in Anchorage.
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Steve Boney will race with Doug Dixon in the 2015 Iron Dog. Photo from irondog,org

Steve Boney will race with Doug Dixon in the 2015 Iron Dog. Photo from irondog,org

Bethel’s Steve Boney will race his Yamaha snowmachine 2,000 miles from Big Lake to Nome and Fairbanks next week in the 2015 Iron Dog. Boney will take to the low-snow trail with a new partner.
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