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Anna Rose MacArthur

News Director

Anna Rose MacArthur is the KYUK News Director. She got her start reporting in Alaska at KNOM in Nome and then traveled South to report with KRTS in Marfa, Texas. Anna Rose soon missed rural Alaska and returned to the bush to join KYUK in September 2015. Anna Rose is a Transom Story Workshop graduate.

Dean Swope / KYUK

What if someone were using your credit card at the same grocery store where you shop? Would you notice? Especially if the charges were similar to what you spend? Someone in Bethel seems to have guessed no and allegedly racked up a series of fraudulent charges at AC, the Alaska Commercial Company.

  

ANTHC Patient Housing Capital Campaign material
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Traveling to Anchorage for medical care often means needing a place to stay overnight. For expectant mothers or cancer patients, it can mean staying weeks or months. The Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta’s high population relative to other rural areas means more people from our region use patient housing at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium than any rural region. That housing is getting a new facility.


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After months of debating and weighing options, the Lower Kuskokwim School Board has decided where to rebuild the two Bethel schools that burned down last year.  Their decision seems perhaps the most obvious choice​— the Kilbuck campus, the same land where the the Ayaprun Yup’ik Immersion School and Kuskokwim Learning Academy previously stood. KYUK’s Anna Rose MacArthur and School Board Chairwoman Susan Murphy walked down to the charred campus to discuss the board’s decision.


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Starting Aug. 1 the City of Bethel will begin enforcing sales taxes on nonprofits unless the nonprofit gets an exemption, which is impossible. Because one of the legal requirements doesn’t exist. 


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A pilot with Renfro’s Alaskan Adventures is recovering in an Anchorage hospital after surviving a plane crash Friday.


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

U.S. Fish and Wildlife has announced an opening for chinook and chum salmon for federally qualified subsistence users beginning at noon Tuesday June 21.

Alaska State Troopers

A couple in Napakiak has found the body of George Mute, age 26, of Kongiganak. Mute went missing in September.


Dean Swope / KYUK

Bethel’s Senior Center is closing its doors to seniors. Orutsararmuit Native Council, or ONC, runs the program and will keep many of its services. But starting next month, it will no longer offer a space for seniors to gather, talk, and eat. Seniors will remain fed and supported, but they could be spending a lot more time alone.


USFWS

Update: This story has been updated with information about ADFG's opening.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced a 24-hour opening on the main channel of the Kuskokwim River for chinook and chum salmon by federally qualified subsistence users.

Chuck Herman addressing Bethel City Council
Dean Swope / KYUK

Bethel City Council Member Chuck Herman is resigning from his council seat next month before beginning a Master’s in Public Policy at Harvard University. Herman submitted a letter of resignation Wednesday. At 23-years-old, the Bethel native is the council’s youngest sitting member. KYUK talked with Herman about his resignation and what’s ahead.

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