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Bethel City Council Member Mitchell Forbes submitted an application on January 15, 2018 for a petition to put local option on October's municipal ballot.
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As promised, Bethel City Council member Mitchell Forbes submitted an application for a local option proposition to open and operate a city liquor store. He turned in the petition paperwork with the required 10 signatures on Monday.

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Members of Bethel’s city government are meeting on Thursday night to discuss giving money to local community groups. They’re asking the public to weigh in on where that money should go.

Bethel City Council Member Mitchell Forbes submitted an application on January 15, 2018 for a petition to put local option on October's municipal ballot.
Dean Swope / KYUK

Mitchell Forbes is continuing his campaign for a ballot proposition to return Bethel to a local option liquor community and open a city-run liquor store.

Dean Swope / KYUK

Bethel City Council slapped down a proposal to revisit Bethel’s local option alcohol sale situation on Tuesday night. The City Council narrowly voted to oppose the introduction of a ballot proposition revisiting the local option decision and banning all alcohol sales except those from a city-run liquor store. The proposition would have also asked voters whether to stop applying a Class C felony to people who supply alcohol to those under age 21.

Tribal delegates signed a treaty to form the Nunavut Alaska Provisional Government last August. Next week, Akiak will vote on whether to formally join the new governing body.
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Akiak residents are heading to the polls next week, where they’ll decide whether their tribe should join the Nunavut Alaska Provisional Government. They will be the first village in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta to do so.

It’s been a little over a year since legal sales of alcohol began in Bethel, and City Council member Leif Albertson has now successfully introduced a proposal for the Council to vote on whether or not a 3 percent alcohol sales tax should be added to the O
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

At Tuesday's meeting, Bethel City Council will consider putting two alcohol propositions on the ballot for October’s municipal election.

Fairbanks Superior Court Judge Bethany Harbison has been appointed as Presiding Judge of the Fourth Judicial District for 2018.
Alaska Court System

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta has a new Presiding Judge. 

Representative Zach Fansler says that even if resignations end up eroding the slim House Majority Coalition, sexual misconduct by members of the state Legislature must not be tolerated and legislative staffers must feel safe.
Katie Basile / KYUK

District 38 State Representative Zach Fansler says that even if resignations end up eroding the slim House Majority Coalition, sexual misconduct by members of the state Legislature must not be tolerated and legislative staffers must feel safe.  

The pictured Bethel area, including Housing, the Bethel schools, and Ptarmigan Street until about Owl Street, may not have water until the Ridgecrest water treatment plant is repaired.
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Update: The City of Bethel repaired the Ridgecrest Water Treatment Plant by 1 a.m. Friday.

Original story 11:30 p.m. Thursday: The Bethel water treatment plant on Ridgecrest Drive has gone down.

The area connected to the Bethel Heights main water line may not have access to water until the issue is fixed. The line services Housing, the Bethel schools, and Ptarmigan Street until about Owl Street. 

Bethel City Council meeting wrap-up for December 12, 2017.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

All seven Council members were present at the beginning of the meeting, with Council member Raymond "Thor" Williams arriving late at 6:45 p.m.

 

Our coverage of this meeting

Representative Zach Fansler Presents Yearly Legislative Update To The Bethel City Council

 

Unfinished Business

 

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