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Alaska State Troopers. (Monica Gokey/ Alaska Public Media file photo)

Alaska State Troopers. (Monica Gokey/ Alaska Public Media file photo)

UPDATE: Jan. 26, 2016 10:00 a.m.

The community-wide lockdown in Russian Mission ended around 6 p.m. Monday, according to Russian Mission City Clerk Anastasia Larson. The city announced the lift over the VHF. On Tuesday morning, Public Information Officer Beth Ipsen said the Aniak death investigation continues. The City of Aniak and Aniak Traditional Council declined to comment.

Jan. 25, 2016 4:30 p.m.

Russian Mission is in a community-wide lockdown. Mayor Sheila Minock announced the lockdown over the VHF after hearing reports of a person on the run who’s suspected to have shot someone in Aniak. She’s advised everyone to remain indoors. Read more →

Martin Buser at K300 Mushers Meeting. (Photo by Chris Pike.)

Martin Buser at the 2016 K300 Mushers Meeting. (Photo by Chris Pike.)

Martin Buser has been dropped to last place and without prize money for this year’s Kuskokwim 300. The race committee announced the decision after reviewing evidence of Buser committing two penalties: leaving the trail and receiving help feeding his dogs. But, Buser tells a different story. Read more →

Akiachak (KYUK File Photo)

Akiachak (KYUK File Photo)

A lawsuit has been filed against the Yupiit School District, four Akiachak school supervisors and an Alaska State Trooper official for allegedly showing “deliberate indifference” when a former school teacher was sexually assaulted and continuously harassed during her nearly three years teaching there.

The lawsuit, which was filed late last month, claims the entities exercised gross negligence, caused emotional distress, retaliation, and violated Title IX among other charges. Read more →

Day 1 of the Calricaraq/Yuuluaqauciq conference in Bethel. (Photo by Geraldine Brink.)

Day 1 of the Calricaraq/Yuuluaqauciq conference in Bethel. (Photo by Geraldine Brink/KYUK)

Behavioral Health Providers from across the Yukon-Kuskokwim Region are meeting in Bethel this week to discuss health and well-being through traditional Yup’ik values.

Thursday is the second day of the three-day conference titled “How to Live without Pain and Suffering.” It’s coordinated by the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation’s Behavioral Health Department, and held at the Bethel Cultural Center. Read more →

Katherine Garrison holding her check from Code.org inside her Tuluksak classroom. (Photo by Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK.)

Katherine Garrison holding the check from Code.org inside her Tuluksak classroom. (Photo by Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK.)

Last week in President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address, he envisioned a future where all students in the U.S. learned computer science. That future is beginning in Tuluksak where 21 iPads are being shipped to the Kuskokwim school to teach coding.

In December Tuluksak seventh and eighth grade teacher Katherine Garrison saw a Facebook post asking teachers world-wide to include an hour of code in the school day. Read more →

Day 1 of the Calricaraq/Yuuluaqauciq conference in Bethel. (Photo by Geraldine Brink.)

Day 1 of the Calricaraq/Yuuluaqauciq conference in Bethel. (Photo by Geraldine Brink.)

Behavioral Health Providers from across the Yukon-Kuskokwim Region are meeting in Bethel this week to discuss health and wellbeing through traditional Yup’ik values.

The first day of the three-day event began Wednesday at the Bethel Cultural Center. The conference titled Calricaraq/Yuuluaqauciq or “How to Live without Pain and Suffering” is being coordinated by the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation’s Behavioral Health Department. Read more →

An Alaska State Trooper cruiser parked on Nome’s Front Street in January 2015. (Photo by Matthew F. Smith/ KNOM)

An Alaska State Trooper cruiser parked on Nome’s Front Street in January 2015. (Photo by Matthew F. Smith/ KNOM)

Two Alakanuk men have been arrested on six felony charges of sexual assault, kidnapping and sexual abuse of a minor.
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Bravo Company landing in Bethel on Thursday. (Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.)

Bravo Company landing in Bethel on Thursday. (Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.)

A new National Guard unit has been established in Bethel days after the Director of the National Guard visited the community and a nearby village last week.

It was the third time national leaders visited the community in the past half-year but the first time in recent that the Director of the National Guard, Timothy Kadavy, was among them.

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Alaska State Troopers. (Monica Gokey/ Alaska Public Media file photo)

Alaska State Troopers. (Monica Gokey/ Alaska Public Media file photo)

After further investigation Alaska State Troopers discovered that 23-year-old Pilot Station resident Nicole Polty also assisted in the Pilot Station jailbreak earlier this month. A warrant has been issued for her arrest.

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The first public meeting for the proposed Donlin Gold mine environmental impact statement period will start in Aniak tomorrow, Jan. 20.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the lead agency that produced the EIS will host the meetings.
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