Calista board Chairman WIllie Kasayulie addressed the Governance Convention crowd Monday. Photo by Geraldine Brink / KYUK.

Calista board Chairman Willie Kasayulie addressed the Governance Convention crowd Monday. Photo by Geraldine Brink / KYUK.

Despite having no quorum and no vote, tribal members at the Calista-sponsored Yukon Kuskokwim Governance Convention Monday decided to move ahead with an interim step toward unifying the region politically. Leaders put the future of a proposed regional tribal government first in the hands of tribal councils and set a deadline of 30 days for them to vote. If successful, individual tribal voters would then have the opportunity to vote yes or no on the proposal.

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Scammon Bay Eagles Boys Basketball Team. Photo Courtesy ASAA.

Scammon Bay Eagles boys Basketball Team. Photo Courtesy ASAA.

The Scammon Bay Eagles used quick ball movement and their own foot speed to defeat Elim in the opening round of the Alaska 1A State Basketball Tournament, winning 60-48.

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Courtesy AST.

Courtesy AST.

State troopers arrested a Tuluksak man Sunday morning who they say spent hours trying to break into a barricaded home. They received a call at about 8:00 a.m. saying that 41-year-old Jack W. Lamont spent two hours attempting to break in.
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The logo of the Bethel Police Department. Courtesy of BPD

The logo of the Bethel Police Department. Courtesy of BPD

The Bethel Police Department reported today that a woman was found dead in a Bethel home on March 7th.
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Marijuana vote results, via KTUU.

November’s Marijuana vote results, via KTUU.

An amendment adopted Friday by the Senate Finance Committee would reverse parts Alaska’s new marijuana law in rural parts of the state. The sale and manufacture of marijuana would become illegal and rural communities would have to ‘opt in’ to allow sales of marijuana or marijuana products in their communities.
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Talk Line host Joe Moses, Jr. Photo by KYUK/G. Brink

The new Swanson’s grocery store is closing their doors for good at 9pm tonight, and a number of callers shared their thoughts on the history of Swanson’s, the competitive nature of the retail market, and their sympathy for Swanson’s employees.

The recent firing of the District Attorney, concerns about the legislature, Calista Corporation’s upcoming dividend, and overcrowded jails also came up in calls and emails.

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Talk Line airs live on KYUK 640 AM on Fridays starting at 10AM.

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Bethel Police Department logo. Courtesy of BPD

Bethel Police Department logo. Courtesy of BPD

The City of Bethel has fired a police officer. Officials aren’t explaining why he was fired but records show the Bethel court issued a protective order against Andrew Reid on March 5th.
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