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Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

Republican Dan Sullivan appears to be Alaska’s next US Senator. The former Attorney General and Natural Resources Commissioner was up 8-thousand votes with all precincts reporting. The Kuskokwim Delta, however, came out for the Democrat Mark Begich, with 70 percent Bethel voters supporting Begich to Sullivan’s 25 percent.
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Photo of the main pool with the yellow slide in the background. Photo by Dean Swope/KYUK

Photo of the main pool with the yellow slide in the background. Photo by Dean Swope/KYUK

Bethel’s long-awaited new pool will host a grand opening Saturday. Raunicka Ray, the facility director, says staff have been making final adjustments after a soft opening last Saturday.

“We’ve had people inside the pool, inside the fitness center, getting all the staff trained and ready for this upcoming Saturday. We expect a big crowd, starting at two and going all the way up until 9 o’clock,” said Ray.
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NWS_Logo National Weather ServiceAugust in Bethel will go down as warmer and drier than normal. The National Weather Service reports rain on 23 days last month, but the two inches of precipitation they measured was well below the three-and-a quarter inches Bethel receives on average.
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A Kwigillingok man is facing charges for allegedly sexually abusing a girl under the age of 16 for two years. 47-year-old Ronnie John Jones was arrested and charged with two unclassified felonies for first-degree sexual abuse of a minor and first-degree sexual assault.
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