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Dean Swope / KYUK

The number of public washers and dryers in Bethel has doubled. On Friday, the Swanson’s Quick Food Center, better known as Q2, opened a new laundromat. It was originally set to open in June, but facilities manager Cliff Linderoth says that other projects got in the way. A few months later, the doors are open and the machines are ready to go. KYUK talked with Linderoth at the laundromat a few hours after the opening.

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Oscarville residents should see their electric costs go down in the next few months.

AVEC, the Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, is working with the Oscarville village corporation to install new meters so that residents can buy electricity directly from AVEC.

Ralph Radford

Attorney Margaret Stock, an independent, will be on the November ballot along with Republican Lisa Murkowski and whoever gains the Democratic nomination.  Stock may not live in rural Alaska, but she can talk the talk about local issues like fisheries and the Donlin Gold mine. To get elected, she'll have to convince voters to support a new national movement of independents. 

Eli Wassillee

Church services for the Nunapitchuk Moravian Church resumed this week after the building toppled off its pilings last month. Half of the Kuskokwim-area village attends the church and have moved to a temporary donated space while they raise money to rebuild.


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Bethel City Council enacted zoning regulations for its new commercial marijuana policy at its meeting on Tuesday, August 9.

Matt Schilder / Flickr Creative Commons

Bethel City Council protested Baba's Pizza's application for a liquor license because the restaurant has an outstanding fire and safety violation.

The council says it will support the application once the eatery meets safety codes.

Mayor Rick Robb also expressed concerns about the restaurant's close proximity to a residential area.

Dean Swope

The race to become Bethel’s second restaurant to serve alcohol will continue at tonight’s city council meeting. Council will vote on a resolution protesting a liquor license application from Baba's Pizza. The Council postponed the resolution while the eatery underwent a fire and safety check.

After Four Days, Power Returns To Aniak

Aug 9, 2016
Adrian Wagner / KYUK

After four days without power to half of the town, the village of Aniak's electricity was restored Saturday afternoon. Half of the town had their power back within hours of the initial outage, but the other half was left to deal with freezers full of thawing food. Laura Simeon was one of those people.

Debate and Election

Aug 5, 2016

On this weeks episode of Talkline, people called in wanting to talk about the recent debate between incumbent Bob Herron, and challenger Zach Fansler for State House. Listen for more. 

City Is Granted Extension Of Site Reviews

Jul 28, 2016
Adrian Wagner / KYUK

The City of Bethel has gotten an extension on it’s regional general permit from the Army Corps of Engineers that will allow the city to review permits for citizens building in a wetland, a designation which encompasses much of Bethel. 


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