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While the reduction has the potential to help out charitable non-profits, the loss of revenue to the city would be sorely felt.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

The Bethel Finance Committee recently proposed a 3 percent reduction in gaming fees for non-profit organizations in Bethel. KYUK’s Christine Trudeau reports that while the reduction has the potential to help out charitable non-profits, the loss of revenue to the city would be sorely felt.

 

 


Rep. Zach Fansler talks with constituents at a GCI community event on August 17, 2017.
Dean Swope / KYUK

YK Delta legislators have joined the ranks of public officials denouncing President Donald Trump’s statement that “both sides” were to blame for the violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia this past weekend. Protests injured more than a dozen people, and one woman was killed when struck by a car allegedly driven by a white supremacist.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski addresses a crowd gathered in Bethel to celebrate the upcoming completion of GCI's TERRA project.
Dean Swope / KYUK

President Trump's latest move to scale back Obama administration climate change initiatives is not impressing Alaska policymakers. 

The Trump administration says that it's stepping in to help tribes deal with the rising tide of opioid abuse and overdoses in Indian Country, including Alaska.  

On Monday, the city filed to evict the organization because it has let the park deteriorate to the point that the park has been taped off to keep the public out.
Courtesy of Patty Burley / City of Bethel

The City of Bethel wants the Association of Village Council Presidents, Rural Housing Authority (AVCP RHA) out of Owl Park. The park has been leased to the Housing Authority since 1999. On Monday, the city filed to evict the organization because it has let the park deteriorate to the point that the park has been taped off to keep the public out.

Christine Trudeau / KYUK

The filing deadline to run for Bethel City Council is less than a week away. Declarations of Candidacy are due Monday, August 21. With six open seats on the upcoming October 3 ballot, so far the City Clerk's Office has received only two certified candidate declarations from Leif Albertson and Richard Robb. To declare candidacy, a person must have been a resident of Bethel for at least one year and be a qualified Alaska voter.

This weeks guest on City Corner: City Attorney Patty Burley.
ChristineTrudeau / KYUK

Bethel City Attorney Patty Burley is the guest on KYUK’s City Corner this week, where we went over the sales tax code rewrite currently on the City Council’s agenda.

 

 


At the meeting last night, City Council rescinded its protest of Cezary Maczynski’s Kusko Liquor application this past February. Maczynski is pictured above at the August 8, 2017 meeting.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

At the Bethel City Council meeting on Tuesday night, Swanson’s liquor store application drew opposition in the form of a formal protest from the City. At the same meeting, a protest against Kusko Liquor’s application was officially rescinded. As Swanson’s Liquor application has not been through the conditional use permit process with the City Planning Commission yet, Council decided to issue a resolution of protest with all voting in favor except for Vice Mayor Fred Watson.

Chariton Epchook is the Chairman of the Nunavut Alaska Provisional Government, which formed last week.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

After last week’s Nunavut Alaska Constitutional Convention, concerns were raised in the community about what comes next.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


At tonight’s Bethel City Council meeting, a resolution to lift the Council’s protest on Kusko Liquor’s license application is on the agenda.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Kusko Liquor is getting a few steps closer to claiming the third and final liquor license in Bethel. At tonight’s Bethel City Council meeting, a resolution to lift the Council’s protest on Kusko Liquor’s license application is on the agenda. Put forward by Vice Mayor Fred Watson, Council will have the option to rescind the protest passed in February.

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