Daysha Eaton

Erin Merryn testifying about the law in Pennsylvania. -Photo Courtesy of Erin Merryn

Erin Merryn testifying. -Photo Courtesy of Erin Merryn

Erin’s Law is back in the legislature. If passed, the bill would require school districts, statewide, to provide age-appropriate K-12 sexual abuse education. Last session Representative Geran Tarr, a Democrat from Anchorage, introduced Erin’s Law which died in the House Finance Committee.

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Bethel Search and Rescue building, Bethel, AK. - Photo by Daysha Eaton

Bethel Search and Rescue building, Bethel, AK. – Photo by Daysha Eaton

Searchers have stopped looking for a missing traveler near Kwethluk. Bethel Search and Rescue officials say they suspended the search this past Saturday due to extremely cold weather, equipment that needed servicing, and low morale.
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Courtesy of Foraker Group

Courtesy of Foraker Group

A recent study about Alaska non-profits confirms what many in the field know: that federal grant money has been drying up over the past couple of years. On the other hand, it shows that non-profits are developing new revenue streams, and counting on personal giving, particularly in rural areas.
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Lower Kalskag on the Kuskokwim River. Photo via Bing Maps.

Lower Kalskag on the Kuskokwim River. Photo via Bing Maps.

A Lower Kalskag man was arrested last week by Alaska state troopers, after he allegedly assaulted another man with a metal chair and threatened to kill him.
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Bethel Search and Rescue building, Bethel, AK. - Photo by Daysha Eaton

Bethel Search and Rescue building, Bethel, AK. – Photo by Daysha Eaton

Bethel Search and Rescue reports they’ve found a body of a man that went missing in December near Kwethluk. The body is believed to be that of 26-year-old George Evan of Akiak. Evan was one of three people that went missing while traveling on a four-wheeler during a storm on December 12th.
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Google Earth image - Tuluksak

Google Earth image – Tuluksak

A Saturday, January 17th, Alaska Dispatch News investigative story by Craig Medred profiled a sexual assault case settlement in Tuluksak.
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Colten Zaukar (center) visits with his brother and father after his sentencing Friday.

Colten Zaukar (center) visits with his brother and father after his sentencing Friday.

On Friday, a judge sentenced 24-year-old Colten Zaukar, of Sleetmute to spend what could be rest of his life behind bars for a violent 2012 rape. Bethel Superior Court Judge Charles Ray sentenced Zaukar to 61 years, with another 10 years suspended.
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Akiak Dash Mass Start

by Daysha Eaton on January 17, 2015

Andrew Andrew was found dead near Kwethluk Thursday. - Photo Courtesy of Alaska State Troopers

Andrew Andrew. – Photo Courtesy of Alaska State Troopers

Thursday ground searchers found the body of Andrew Andrew of Kwethluk near the village’s airport.
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150112 Musk Oxen 5

– Photo Courtesy of Patrick Jones

A herd of musk oxen was recently spotted between Bethel and the Tundra Villages of Kasigluk, Nunapitchak and Atmauthluk. Sources say the group of approximately eight musk oxen was seen over the weekend.
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