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The first public meeting for the proposed Donlin Gold mine environmental impact statement period will start in Aniak tomorrow, Jan. 20.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the lead agency that produced the EIS will host the meetings.
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The Robot Chics compete at this year's First Lego League competition, a Robotics tournament. (Photo courtesy  of Lower Kuskokwim School District)

The Robot Chics compete at this year’s First Lego League competition, a Robotics tournament. (Photo courtesy of Lower Kuskokwim School District)

One team from Gladys Jung and another from Tuntutuliak won the Bethel regional robotics tournament, earlier this month.

Nearly 70 students from across the delta participated in the First Lego League, an international robotics tournament. The goal is challenge students to hone their skillsets in science and tech fields.
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Profile photo of Natalie Hanson. (Photo courtesy of Ryan Carrillo of Lurchman Productions)

Profile photo of Natalie Hanson. (Photo courtesy of Ryan Carrillo of Lurchman Productions)

Last month, 25-year-old Alaskan Natalie Hanson placed fourth at an international powerlifting competition in Germany

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Aaron Fedolfi in Anchorage Jail Court. (Photo courtesy of KTVA 11 News)

Aaron Fedolfi in Anchorage Jail Court. (Photo courtesy of KTVA 11 News)

Former Bethel Police Officer Aaron Fedolfi is out on bail in Anchorage, as of Monday, Nov. 30, according to court documents.

The bail amount was reduced from $20,000 to $2,500.

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Bethel PoliceIn a little over a year, the Bethel Police Department has had two high profile cases of police misconduct–one involving police brutality and the other an attempted rape.

The department is still working to improve its hiring practices, and its unclear if either of these men still have their police certification.

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First Sergeant James Hoelscher instructs officers at a 2014 training. (Photo By Ben Matheson/ KYUK)

First Sergeant James Hoelscher instructs officers at a 2014 training. (Photo By Ben Matheson/ KYUK)

The Alaska Alcoholic Beverage Control hired a new investigator in early October. He’s the first Yup’ik investigator in 15 years, and maybe, the first ever.

Cindy Franklin is the director of the ABC and marijuana control board, and she oversees hiring.

“I think there’s a possibility that James might be our first Yup’ik investigator ever,” Franklin said.

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Bethel Warrior Thomas Dyment facing off against a wrestler from Nome at BRHS. Photo Courtesy of Hugh Dyment

Bethel Warrior Thomas Dyment facing off against a wrestler from Nome at BRHS. Photo Courtesy of Hugh Dyment

The Bethel Warriors placed 2nd at the Anchorage Christian Schools Wrestling Invitational over the weekend in Anchorage.

Many top-ranked high school teams in the state competed in the tournament, including the Homer team that claimed first place in this year’s event, and the defending team from last year, the Kotzebue Huskies, who took 3rd in this year’s tournament.
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The Office of Children's Services Building in Bethel. (Photo by Lakeidra Chavis/KYUK)

The Office of Children’s Services Building in Bethel. (Photo by Lakeidra Chavis/KYUK)

A new foster care program aimed at helping keep Western children in their communities is in-development. It incorporates therapeutic methods to help fix behavioral issues in the home that might be affecting both the child and parent. But the program is facing problems with one major hiccup–no one has signed up yet.

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(Left to right) Cody Pequeño, 24, and Cody Ferguson, 26, spell out their name for the Facebook page, "Can I Borrow." (Photo courtesy of Facebook)

(Left to right) Cody Pequeño, 24, and Cody Ferguson, 26, spell out their name for the Facebook page, “Can I Borrow.” (Photo courtesy of Facebook)

Two men are using social media to celebrate Cup’ik and Yup’ik culture in the form of comedic videos.

Their Facebook page, “Can I Borrow,” has nearly 5,000 likes. Starting almost a year ago, it’s home to videos celebrating traditions and customs, with the goal of “healing through laughter.”

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Allstate Insurance Company Logo. (Courtesy of Allstate website)

Allstate Insurance Company Logo. (Courtesy of Allstate website)

A former Bethel resident that was injured in a car accident more than 13 years ago, has been awarded nearly $17 million in a civil lawsuit, a Bethel jury ruled Tuesday.

But what happens after the ruling isn’t cut and dry.
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