Aaron Moses was sentenced in Bethel court on May 8, 2015.  Video still from witness videol

Aaron Moses was sentenced in Bethel court on May 8, 2015. Video still from witness videol

A man who was shot by Bethel police after chasing and striking an officer with a baseball bat was sentenced to three years in prison with two suspended. Aaron Moses was sentenced Friday in Bethel Superior Court. Because he’s been in custody since last summer, he will have time served credited to his sentence.
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Talk Line airs live from 10-11:30am every Friday morning on 640 AM. Photo by G. Brink/KYUK

This edition of KYUK’s Talk Line opens with an email encouraging people to do something about all the things they choose to complain about. Another caller is awaiting the arrival of mosquitoes, other callers offer up their opinions on a liquor store coming back to Bethel, and salmon return numbers and restrictions are scrutinized by several emails and calls.

Talk Line now airs for an hour and a half every Friday morning, and the Talk Line Replay airs on Friday evening starting at 7pm.

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Salmon strips hang at Arvin Dull's fish camp in Oscarville (2014).

Salmon strips hang at a fish camp in Oscarville (2014).

The Yup’ik fishermen who were cited for fishing during a closure on the lower Kuskokwim River will not appeal their case to the Alaska Supreme Court.
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A teacher is charged with felony sexual abuse of a minor. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

A teacher is charged with felony sexual abuse of a minor. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

A teacher in Kwigillingok has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a 15-year-old student.

31-year-old Michael Wier was arrested Thursday and is being held at the Bethel jail on $50,000 bail. Another teacher had reported that he was concerned for the student after she had been “lingering” around Wier for a couple months.
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Mike Williams Sr. Chair - Kuskokwim Inter-Tribal Fisheries Commission, photo by Geraldine Brink

Mike Williams Sr. Chair – Kuskokwim Inter-Tribal Fisheries Commission, photo by Geraldine Brink

Ikituk Jacob Nelson Sr., Yup'ik Elder/Consultant, photo by Geraldine Brink

Ikituk Jacob Nelson Sr., Yup’ik Elder/Consultant, photo by Geraldine Brink

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A Tuluksak man shot three people, including a tribal police officer Wednesday evening.
Megan Peters, a spokesperson for the Alaska State Troopers says 20-year-old Gerald Lamont shot a family member in the face with a 20-gauge shotgun containing birdshot. He then walked through the village with the shotgun. Read more →

The Kuskokwim River Inter Tribal Fisheries Commission met for the first time in Bethel. Photo by Ben Matheson  / KYUK.

The Kuskokwim River Inter Tribal Fisheries Commission met for the first time in Bethel. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

The path to unified management of Kuskokwim salmon stocks is uncharted, but along the way the newly established Kuskokwim River Inter Tribal Fisheries Commission wants involvement at each step. That begins with tribal consultation in preparations for another summer of sacrifice. The commission’s inaugural meeting concluded Wednesday in Bethel.

Another weak run of king salmon is expected this summer after several years of decline. State and federal managers are planning a slate of restrictions on par with last year’s, which brought in the smallest king salmon harvest on record.

Delegate Arthur Lake of Kwigillingok wants tribes to be part of the decisions.
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