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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 through 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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The Kuskokwim Subsistence Salmon Panel held its first meeting in Bethel in January. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

The Kuskokwim Subsistence Salmon Panel held its first meeting in Bethel in January. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

The Alaska Board of Fisheries’ Kuskokwim Subsistence Salmon Panel met two days in January to work through river-wide king salmon conflicts. As KYUK’s Ben Matheson reports, they’re focused on figuring out how to ensure fish are distributed on the river and what Tier 2 Management would mean.

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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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LKSD district logo. Courtesy of LKSD

LKSD district logo. Courtesy of LKSD

The Lower Kuskokwim School District is the first district in Alaska to receive districtwide accreditation. Accreditors recognized the district for their use of distance learning technology.

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Clinic Opens in Chevak

by Charles Enoch on January 28, 2015

The new clinic in Chevak. Courtesy of YKHC

The new clinic in Chevak. Courtesy of YKHC

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation is having a grand opening for a clinic in Chevak today.

The 3.1 million dollar building replaces the old clinic, which YKHC officials say was undersized and not energy efficient. Construction began in the fall of 2013 and was completed last year.
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Bethel City Hall. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

Bethel City Hall. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

The Bethel City Council decided not to send anyone to Washington DC for a lobbying trip and conference. The travel would have cost $4,000 per person with up to three people traveling. But as KYUK’s Ben Matheson reports, the city still hopes to develop a long-term federal strategy.

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Donlin employees in summer 2014. Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.

Donlin employees in summer 2014. Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.

Donlin Gold is shutting down its camp at the site of its gold deposit near Crooked Creek. Kurt Parkan is external affairs manager for Donlin Gold.

“Because a significant amount of fieldwork necessary to bring the project to permitting has already been completed, the need for a camp to be open during that permitting phase doesn’t exist, so we’re temporarily closing the camp during the final phase of the permitting process, and will make a decision to open it once we get through permitting and additional fieldwork justifies the need for the camp to be open again,” said Parkan.
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Photo of the main pool with the yellow slide in the background. Photo by Dean Swope/KYUK

The main pool at the YK Regional Aquatic Health and Safety Center. Photo by Dean Swope/KYUK

The Bethel pool is a little chillier than normal this week. USA Pools announced that the main swimming pool at the Yukon-Kuskokwim Regional Aquatic Health and Safety Center, Bethel’s fitness center, has cooled down about ten degrees over the weekend due to the cold weather.
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city of bethelThe Bethel City Council Tuesday night will consider a resolution supporting a law to require minimum sentences for people convicted of assaulting or harassing port workers. Another resolution would support funding port projects statewide.
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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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