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Tiffany Zulkosky was sworn in as House District 38's state representative on March 9, 2018.
Courtesy of Michelle Sparck.

House District 38’s new state representative was sworn in at the State House on Friday. Tiffany Zulkosky moved to Juneau on Wednesday afternoon and is ready to get to work.

House Community and Regional Affairs hearing on Tuesday, March 8, 2018 with Dan Ortiz answering questions on HCR 19, a bill urging Governor Bill Walker to issue an administrative order recognizing a linguistic emergency for Alaska Native languages.
Alaska State Legislature

A bill to declare a state of emergency for Alaska Native Languages has moved out of one state House committee and into another. House Concurrent Resolution (HCR) 19 saw widespread testimonial support from Alaska Native academics, Tribal members, and non-Native Alaskans as well.

 

 

  

House Community and Regional Affairs hearing on Tuesday, March 6 with Dan Ortiz presenting and reading HCR 19 urging Governor Bill Walker to issue an administrative order recognizing a linguistic emergency.
Alaska State Legislature

Public testimony will continue Thursday on Alaska Native language endangerment.

Bethel City Council decided to postpone a vote on raising some of the maximum rates that cabs can charge for rides.
Dean Swope / KYUK

Bethel City Council decided to postpone a vote on raising some of the maximum rates that cabs can charge for rides. The Bethel City Council wants more time to perfect the proposed increase on the maximum rates charged by taxi cabs.

After reviewing Fili’s Pizza's Liquor License Renewal application on Tuesday, Bethel City Council decided to hold no protest. This means that the renewal application will now appear for review at the next Alcoholic Beverage Control Board meeting.

 

Tiffany Zulkosky was selected to serve as House District 38's state representative on February 22, 2018.
Courtesy of Tiffany Zulkosky

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta’s newest legislator isn’t wasting any time.

Garrett Lieb helped hide students in a warehouse who were running for their lives during the 1997 shooting at Bethel Regional High School. Now his daughter, Farrah Lieb, goes to school there. Both held signs during the walkout on February 28, 2018.
Amara Freeman / KYUK

On Wednesday afternoon, students walked out of class at Bethel Regional High School to raise awareness about school shootings and to demand stricter gun laws. Community members, parents, and former school staff joined them. The demonstration lasted 17 minutes, one minute for each person killed in the Parkland, Florida school shooting two weeks ago. KYUK was at the Bethel school when the walkout began.


An attempt by two Bethel City Council members to suspend City Manager Peter Williams failed on Tuesday night. Council member Raymond "Thor" Williams is pictured here at the February 13 Bethel City Council meeting.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

An attempt by two Bethel City Council members to suspend City Manager Peter Williams failed on Tuesday night. The debate became heated when Council members Raymond "Thor" Williams and Vice Mayor Fred Watson raised concerns over Peter Williams' job performance... and it took place in public view.

 

Starting at 5:45 p.m., come meet Interim Police Chief Burke Waldron on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at Bethel City Hall.
Katie Basile / KYUK

He’s a familiar face now, but Bethel is having a “meet and greet” with Interim Police Chief Burke Waldron anyway. It’s scheduled for this Tuesday night at City Hall from 5:45 p.m until 6:30 p.m. City Council is considering taking the "Interim" out of Waldron’s title and permanently offering him the job of Police Chief. His hiring approval is on the council’s agenda Tuesday night.

Tiffany Zulkosky is House District 38's new state representative.
Christine Trudeau/KYUK

Within eight hours of the governor making the appointment, House Democrats unanimously confirmed Tiffany Zulkosky as House District 38’s new state representative.

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