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FishThe Kuskokwim River Salmon Management Working Group wants the state to end to all commercial openings for the remainder of the summer. The say despite unmet subsistence needs the state has allowed commercial salmon openings. Some upriver fishermen are fed up with the state, and want the Federal Subsistence Board to manage the river from here on out.

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Screen Shot 2014-07-01 at 12.20.40 PMAfter more than a half dozen public hearings and multiple special meetings, the Bethel City Council wants to finalize water and sewer rates next month. But members are still divided on some basic concepts, like how steeply they should raise piped water and whether to split the city into two zones for hauled services. Read more →

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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