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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-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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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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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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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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