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troopers, alaska state troopersTroopers arrested three men in Emmonak after an alleged assault and struggle overnight that injured two people and a trooper.
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Greg Roczicka provides input about a new process for determining rural communities. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

Greg Roczicka provides input about a new process for determining rural communities. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

The Federal Subsistence Board is working to define “rural”. That’s critical for deciding who is eligible for the federal rural subsistence priority for taking fish and game on federal lands.
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Mark Charlie Junior was arraigned on a murder charge in Bethel court. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

Mark Charlie Jr. was arraigned on a murder charge in Bethel court. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

Mark Charlie Junior was arraigned Wednesday in Bethel court on charges of first-degree murder and tampering with physical evidence.

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Dave Trantham addresses the Bethel City Council. Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.

Bethel City Council meets in council chambers. Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK

On the day Alaska’s new marijuana law went into effect, the Bethel City Council failed to pass a pair of marijuana ordinances.

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Nora Guinn Justice Center, Bethel, AK.

Bethel community members are reacting to the Walker Administration’s firing of district attorney, June Stein. While working in the office Sunday, Stein received a letter, delivered from a Deputy Attorney General informing her of her quote “impending release.”  The state, so far, is not explaining why she’s being fired.

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Bethel Police Department logo. Courtesy of BPD

Bethel Police Department logo. Courtesy of BPD

Bethel Police have arrested 27-year-old Mark Charlie Junior in connection with the suspected homicide of 26-year-old LeeAnn Berlin. Joe Corbett is a Lieutenant for the Bethel Police Department.
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June Stein's last day as district attorney is March 9th.

June Stein served as Bethel’s district attorney.

Bethel’s district attorney has been fired by the state of Alaska. While working in the office Sunday, June Stein received a letter from a Deputy Attorney General of her quote “impending release.”
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Bethel City Hall. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

Bethel City Hall. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

The Bethel City Council will hold public hearings in their Tuesday meeting on a pair of marijuana ordinances. One sets guidelines banning public consumption and another bans pot consumption and commercial marijuana activity on city property.
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troopers, alaska state troopersState Troopers are investigating a suspected homicide in Kotlik. 28-year-old Jerald Fancyboy was found dead Saturday in a home. Trooper spokesperson Megan Peters says no arrests have been made. The troopers’ major crimes unit travelled to Kotlik to investigate, along with state troopers from St. Mary’s and elsewhere.
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city of bethelAs of Tuesday, February 24th, the possession and use of up to an ounce of marijuana is legal in Alaska for people over the age of 21. There is no legal sale yet, the state still has nine months to come up with those rules. As municipalities like Bethel grapple with how to respond to and enforce the new law, Police Chief Andre Achee says it will not drastically change how his officers operate.
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