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Adrian Wagner

News Reporter

Adrian Wagner, hailing from North Carolina, is a reporter, and radio producer for KYUK. 

Adrian has worked on the national news program The Takeaway, while living in New York City, a place which he called home for several years. 

He attended the masters program at The New School for Media Studies in Manhattan, where he did some of his first radio stories on New York City's thriving male sex trade, cannibalism in the South Pacific, the ghost of renowned South American poet, Roberto Bolano. 

Dean Swope / KYUK

The Bethel City Council agreed Tuesday to provide free water deliveries to Bethel Winter House, Bethel’s homeless shelter, for the remainder of their season. 

Anna Rose McArthur

Bethel city water trucks get more than their fair share of abuse, but after an incident that left a brand new water truck tipped on its side, the Bethel City Manager decided to change the accident policy to give city truck drivers who are found to be negligent tickets and drug tests. 


Dean Swope

Tuesday, the Bethel City council zoned Larson Subdivision as residential. Councilman Leif Albertson said that this was just the first part of a city-wide effort.

BPD facebook

Raising their pay has not increased the number of Bethel police officers, and no one's sure why. 

Courtesy of Julie Carter

On the night of January 31 of this year, a Bethel man named Michael "Big Mike" Chris was found dead outside his home. At the time, police called it an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, but his family believes that this was not a suicide or an accident. 

Mike Williams Sr.

It was a tight sled dog race at Kwethluk this weekend. Fourteen mushers competed in the forty-mile Kwethluk Sprint Race on Friday. Running 20 miles a day over two days, the top three mushers came in with less than a minute separating each other.

Katie Basile / KYUK

Just a month into the session, Zach Fansler, state House Representative for District 38, visited the YK Delta over the weekend to do a check-in with his constituency. On Saturday he spoke to a crowd of people in Bethel, and traveled to the nearby village of Napaskiak on Sunday. KYUK’s Adrian Wagner attended those meetings and has more.

At both meetings this weekend, Zach Fansler said that one of his goals at the legislature was to dispel the myth that Western Alaska is subsidized by urban Alaska.

US Fish and Wildlife Service

Members of the Mid-Lower Yukon Fish and Game Advisory Committee agreed with a proposed nonresident hunt for antlerless moose on Thursday night. 


Alaska State Legislature

State Representative Tammie Wilson (R) of North Pole will travel to Bethel this weekend to hold a community forum on the status of the Office of Children's Services in Alaska. Wilson has called for a grand jury investigation into how the agency is performing, along with its entire parent agency, the Department of Health and Social Services. The meeting will take place from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 11  at the Bethel Legislative Information Office. KYUK’s Adrian Wagner spoke with Wilson to find out more.

Dean Swope

Kenneth Morgan Jr., age 30, was arrested Saturday morning in Lower Kalskag for domestic violence assault, reckless endangerment, endangering the welfare of a child, and assaulting a police officer while resisting arrest.

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