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City Council voted unanimously to receive grant funds from the Alaska Division Of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

On Tuesday, a $126,055 grant was approved by City Council for updating public safety in Bethel.

Following last week’s election for Bethel City Council, the six candidates with the most votes took their oaths of office last night at City Hall. Mayor Richard Robb is back in City Hall this week, October 10, 2017.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Following last week’s Bethel City Council election, the six candidates with the most votes took their oaths of office last night at City Hall.

 

After certifying the election, an oath will be administered to the six candidates with the most votes: Mitchell Forbes, Raymond “Thor” Williams, Naim Shabani, Mark Springer, Leif Albertson, and Richard Robb.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

At Tuesday’s meeting, Bethel City Council will review and then vote on whether to certify the results of the October 3 municipal elections. After certifying the election, an oath will be administered to the six candidates with the most votes: Mitchell Forbes, Raymond “Thor” Williams, Naim Shabani, Mark Springer, Leif Albertson, and Richard Robb.

Naim Shabani, part owner of Kusko Cab, was elected to be the first Albanian to serve on the Bethel City Council.
Naim Shabani / City of Bethel

The unofficial tallies are in and Bethel has voted Naim Shabani, part owner of Kusko Cab, to be the first Albanian to serve on our City Council. He sat down at KYUK studios with municipal reporter Christine Trudeau on Thursday to discuss what this win means for both him and Bethel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


According to unofficial election results released last night on the city's website, Bethel's sales tax on alcohol could see an increase and six City Council members have secured their seats.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Bethel's sales tax on alcohol could see an increase and six candidates have secured seats on Bethel's City Council, according to unofficial election results released Tuesday on the city's website. Mitchell Forbes, Raymond “Thor” Williams, Naim Shabani, Mark Springer, Leif Albertson, and Richard Robb received the most number of votes, with 20 percent of Bethel's eligible voters casting ballots.

 

 

 


The current sales tax is 12 percent, and Ordinance 17-36 proposes raising the tax to 15 percent and allocating 20 percent of the revenue generated to fund Bethel’s health, public safety, and social services programs.
Dean Swope / KYUK

Raising the sales tax on alcohol in Bethel is on the ballot Tuesday. The current sales tax is 12 percent, and Ordinance 17-36 proposes raising the tax to 15 percent and allocating 20 percent of the revenue generated to fund Bethel’s health, public safety, and social services programs.

 


Rose Domnick receives AVCP's 2017 Healing Hands Award for her work directing YKHC's Calricaraq program. AVCP Traditional Chief Peter Moore and CEO Vivian Korthuis present her with the honor on September 28, 2017.
Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK

AVCP delegates wrapped up their annual convention on Thursday by unanimously passing a resolution to support Representative Don Young’s House Bill 215, the American Indian Empowerment Act.

AVCP Executive Board Treasurer and Unit 9 Representative Edgar Hoelscher addresses the 53rd AVCP annual convention on September 26, 2017.
Dean Swope / KYUK

Julia Dorris will continue to represent Unit 3 in the Upper Kuskokwim, and Marcella White will continue to represent Unit 8 in the Nelson Island area. Joshua Cleveland will now represent Unit 10 in the Lower Kuskokwim coastal area, replacing Annie Pete. Michael James will represent the newly created Unit 13, following a vote to allow the expansion.

AVCP CEO Vivian Korthuis presents Patty David a recognition honoring her late husband David O. David on September 26, 2017.
Dean Swope / KYUK

The Association of Village Council Presidents honored the memory of two former Executive Board members at its annual convention this week. Both men, David O. David of Kwigilingok and Moses P. Paukan Senior of St. Mary’s, passed away during the last year.

Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK

The Association of Village Council Presidents delegates have elected a new Second Traditional Chief. Former Executive Board member Edward Adams Jr. of Nunam Iqua will hold the lifetime position.

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