Alaska

12.12.13 ONCBethel’s tribe, ONC, wants people to come forth regarding allegations of city police mistreating Native people. In addition, the Association of Village Council Presidents released a letter that they sent to Bethel Mayor, Joe Klejka about the matter.

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Coast GuardMembers of the coastguard are in Napakiak to clean up pollution from an old fishing vessel. Petty Officer Patrick Brown gave an update on the cleanup after a town hall meeting on abandoned and derelict vessels at Bethel City Council Chambers Thursday night. Read more →

Bethel PoliceA woman from Arizona who works as a professor doing seasonal research in the Y-K Delta says she witnessed an arrest of a citizen by a Bethel Police Officer and alleges police brutality. City leaders tell KYUK they’re investigating.

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Lisa Demer

Lisa Demer

The Managing Editor of the Alaska Dispatch News says a Western Alaska Bureau should be up and running by the end of the month. The new bureau will be based in Bethel and will be staffed by veteran reporter Lisa Demer.
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