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Dan Sullivan and Lyman Hoffman. Photo from Sullivan campaign.

Dan Sullivan and Lyman Hoffman. Photo from Sullivan campaign.

Y-K Delta State Senator Lyman Hoffman surprised some people when he endorsed Republican Dan Sullivan for US Senate. In an interview Friday, Hoffman explained why he took a stance in the high profile race in which Sullivan is seeking Senator Mark Begich’s job.

Hoffman quickly brings Sullivan’s help in settling a lawsuit against the state, the Kasayulie case, which addressed inequality in school construction spending in rural Alaska.
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AFN President Julie Kitka. Photo courtesy of the Alaska Federation of Natives

AFN President Julie Kitka. Photo courtesy of the Alaska Federation of Natives

Near the end of this year’s Alaska Federation of Natives Convention, AFN delegates endorsed senate candidate, Mark Begich and Gubernatorial candidate Bill Walker and his running mate Byron Mallot.
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The aftermath of the fire. Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.

The aftermath of the fire. Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.

Two investigators from the state Fire Marshal’s office completed their work at the site of the fire that destroyed the new Bethel alcohol treatment center. Lloyd Nakano is an assistant state fire marshall.

“The on scene has been completed, however, more followups with interviews may be possible,” said Nakano.
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Photo of the main pool with the yellow slide in the background. Photo by Dean Swope/KYUK

Photo of the main pool with the yellow slide in the background. Photo by Dean Swope/KYUK

Bethel’s long-awaited new pool will host a grand opening Saturday. Raunicka Ray, the facility director, says staff have been making final adjustments after a soft opening last Saturday.

“We’ve had people inside the pool, inside the fitness center, getting all the staff trained and ready for this upcoming Saturday. We expect a big crowd, starting at two and going all the way up until 9 o’clock,” said Ray.
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