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Talk Line hosts Joe Moses, Jr. and Diane McEachern. Photo by G. Brink / KYUK

This edition of the weekly caller-driven show held tight to one topic in particular: Alcohol.

You can hear Talk Line live every Friday morning starting at 10am, and the encore edition- Talk Line Replay- airs on Friday evenings starting at 7pm.

 

 

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Bethel can create a 12-percent sales tax on marijuana and a local advisory board. Photo by Flickr user BoQuanbo.

Photo by Flickr user BoQuanbo.

Now that marijuana is legal in Alaska many communities will be dealing with a new legal landscape.  Join staff from Bethel’s Public Health Nursing for a discussion on the health and safety of the drug. Bethel City Council Member Mark Springer, who was recently appointed to the State’s new Marijuana Control Board, provides the latest on how the State regulations are forming as Alaska prepares for legal commercialization.

Tune in to hear the program this Thursday, August 6, at 7:00 PM.

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Artist Sarah Davies leads the 100 Stone project. Photo by Dean Swope/KYUK.

Artist Sarah Davies leads the 100 Stone project. Photo by Dean Swope/KYUK.

An artist is creating life-sized sculptures of Alaskans to tell the story of those who struggle with mental health. Sarah Davies travelled to one of the state’s most vulnerable regions, recently for a project called, ‘100 Stone’. She’s attempting to highlight the toll that depression takes and what people can do to help those in need.

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KUC Faces Budget Cuts

by Ben Matheson on July 30, 2015

The Kuskokwim Campus of University of Alaska Fairbanks in Bethel will face budget cuts in FY 16.

The Kuskokwim Campus of University of Alaska Fairbanks in Bethel will face budget cuts in FY 16.

The Kuskokwim Campus of the University of Alaska Fairbanks will be hit with newly-announced budget cuts.

One unfilled Yup’ik language faculty position will stay empty. A developmental studies faculty job will not be filled nor will one for an administrative support position.
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Coho salmon are picking up at the Bethel Test Fishery. Graphic courtesy ADF&G.

Coho salmon are picking up at the Bethel Test Fishery. Graphic courtesy ADF&G.

Silver salmon are running up the Kuskokwim River and managers say the coho at the Bethel Test Fishery will soon be more abundant than chums.

They say it’s too soon to predict the run strength, but they note that the very early data indicate the run is shaping up to be average. But the fishing effort on the silvers may be above average. Read more →

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Bethel can create a 12-percent sales tax on marijuana and a local advisory board. Photo by Flickr user BoQuanbo.

Bethel can create a 12-percent sales tax on marijuana, and a local advisory board. Photo by Flickr user BoQuanbo.

The Bethel City Council is preparing for the possibility of future marijuana sales in Bethel. A proposal for an October ballot question to establish a twelve-percent marijuana sales tax advanced Tuesday night and will see a public hearing next month. It’s the same tax rate that voters could add to future liquor sales.
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Bethel City Hall. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

Bethel City Hall. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

The Bethel City Council last night took one step towards a possible return to local option status. By a four to three vote, they introduced an ordinance, which, if passed by council next month would let voters would decide in October whether to allow local alcohol sales solely through a city-run liquor store.

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