Daysha Eaton

troopers, alaska state troopersA Mountain Village man faces a slew of charges including providing alcohol to minors and failure to register as a sex offender. On Friday, Alaska State Troopers responded to Mountain Village to investigate a report that Allan Regis, of Mountain Village, had provided alcohol to multiple juveniles earlier in the week.
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Bethel Courthouse

Nora Guinn Justice Complex, Bethel, AK

A Bethel court sentenced a man to spend 65 years in jail for sexually abusing several girls, according to the Bethel District Attorney, June Stein. Stein says 23-year-old Michael Brink, of Bethel, was sentenced Tuesday, January 27th by Fairbanks Superior Court Judge Douglas Blankenship, who was filling in at the Bethel court.
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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