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AFN President, Julie Kitka talks with reporters at the Boney Courthouse.

AFN President, Julie Kitka talks with reporters at the Boney Courthouse. Photo by Daysha Eaton/KYUK

Three judges with the Alaska Court of appeals are now weighing whether Yup’ik Fishermen, who targeted Chinook or king Salmon during a closure on the Kuskokwim River in 2012, were wrongfully convicted. Their attorney based their defense on a 1970’s moose-hunting case. The fishermen say state fisheries managers interfered with their religious rights and they want new regulations to insure it won’t happen again.

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city of bethelThe Bethel City Council may be closing in on updated water and sewer rates. The long-discussed ordinances is up again at Tuesday’s regular meeting.
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Bethel PoliceThe city of Bethel has hired an Anchorage law firm to represent them in recent cases involving the Bethel Police Department. Read more →

Agnes Gregory, the sister of Wassillie Gregory, the victim of alleged police brutality spoke before the Bethel City Council August 12th. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

Agnes Gregory, the sister of Wassillie Gregory, the victim of alleged police brutality spoke before the Bethel City Council August 12th. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

Bethel citizens called for action from the City Council regarding allegations of police brutality at their regular meeting Tuesday evening. The city says they are investigating and officials are keeping the details under wrap as they are evidently facing litigation.

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