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

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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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Many Bethel residents are seeing higher electric bills. 

Following the closure of Quinhagak's CVRF commercial fishing venture, House Rep. Bob Herron visited the village Thursday and says he's sent a request to the governor's office asking for disaster relief funds for the village's fisherman. 

AVCP Delegates To Hold Emergency Meeting

Jul 15, 2016
From Alaska Dispatch News

Next Tuesday will mark the beginning of a two day “emergency meeting” of Association of Village Council Presidents' board of directors in Bethel, called by the Akiak Native Community.

Dimitri's Restaurant Alcohol License Under Protest

Jul 13, 2016
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Bethel City Council is protesting a liquor license application from Dimitri’s Restaurant.