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The Department of Transportation has asked the city of Bethel to assume responsibility for patching Chief Eddie Hoffman Highway, but they have yet to reach an agreement.
Christine Trudeau/KYUK

Chief Eddie Hoffman Highway is still riddled with potholes, and it’s unclear who is going to fix it. According to City Attorney Patty Burley, Bethel still hasn’t reached an agreement with the Department of Transportation on the issue.

Bethel residents will be asked to vote again this October on whether to have legal sales of alcohol in town. A petition submitted by Evon Waska Sr. has gathered enough signatures to put the local option issue back on the city’s October ballot.
Dean Swope / KYUK

  

Bethel residents will be asked to vote again this October on whether to have legal sales of alcohol in town. A petition submitted by Evon Waska Sr. has gathered enough signatures to put the local option issue back on the city’s October ballot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Sen. Dan Sullivan presents KYUK with a Congressional Tribute to retired KYUK employee John Active. Sullivan presented the honor after a live, call-in show at KYUK with Radio Director Julia Jimmie, News Director Anna Rose MacArthur, and Yup'ik translator P
Teresa Cotsirilos / KYUK

King salmon, alcohol, Medicaid, and climate change are some of the biggest issues facing the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. Callers from across the region asked U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan what he could do about them during a live, call-in show on KYUK on Tuesday.


JBER Soldier Dead; Alaska Flags Go Down

May 2, 2018

Flags are at half-staff in honor of a 22-year-old soldier based at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson who died fighting in Afghanistan on Monday.

Governor Walker ordered flags at half-staff starting today, May 2, to recognize the death of Specialist Gabriel David Conde, who was a member of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division. Conde joined the Army in August 2015 in Loveland, Colorado, where his parents live.

The flags will remain at half-staff till sunset on Friday, May 4. 

Alaska Army National Guard Col. Wayne Don pledges the Oath of Office after being promoted to full colonel on July 14, 2017.
SGT. DAVID BEDARD / COURTESY OF U.S. ARMY

The Calista Regional Native Corporation is trying to get rid of its former chairman, and it’s not entirely clear why.


At the Bethel City Council meeting on Tuesday, April 24, Council voted to trim down the number of volunteer committees it uses, combining the Energy and Public Works Committees into one.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

On Tuesday, the Bethel City Council trimmed down the number of volunteer committees by combining the Energy Committee and the Public Works Committee into one. This was done to hopefully solve the problem of getting a quorum for meetings. It’s still unknown whether the change will be permanent, but for the Council it’s a much-needed fix.

 

 


The office of Sen. Dan Sullivan

Join KYUK for a live, call-in show with U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan on Tuesday, May 1 from 11 a.m. to noon. We'll have a Yup'ik translator on board. There’s a lot happening in our nation’s capital, and you have a chance to ask questions to someone who is there to represent you. So call in with your questions for the Senator. Or email your questions to news@kyuk.org or to KYUK's Facebook messenger. Thanks for participating!

On Wednesday, District 38 State Representative Tiffany Zulkosky released a survey to obtain public input on upcoming legislative priorities.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

On Wednesday, District 38 State Representative Tiffany Zulkosky released a survey to obtain public input on upcoming legislative priorities.  

Colonel Wayne Don of Mekoryuk was publicly censured by Calista's Board of Directors on April 24, 2018.
Courtesy of Calista Corporation.

The Calista Regional Native Corporation’s Board of Directors has voted to publicly censure one of its own after he refused to resign his post.

Bethel City Council Member Naim Shabani has resigned.
Courtesy of Naim Shabani

  

Bethel City Council member Naim Shabani has resigned. Bethel City Clerk Lori Strickler told the Council on Tuesday night that Shabani has submitted a formal resignation letter to the city.

 

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