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Protesters gathered just outside the Dena'ina Convention Center on the final day of the AFN Convention. Among them was Sarah James (right) of Arctic Village, a longtime campaigner against ANWR drilling.
Christine Trudeau / KNBA/KYUK

Last week, KYUK provided daily updates from the 2017 Alaska Federation of Natives conference. KYUK’s Christine Trudeau was there and filed this story:

 


Perspectives on Climate Change panel, Retired Ambassador Mark Brzezinski (left), Rolling Stone's Jeff Goodell (center), and Independent Journalist Mark Trahant (right).
Christine Trudeau / KNBA

Last week KYUK, provided daily updates from the 2017 Alaska Federation of Natives conference. KYUK’s Christine Trudeau was there and filed this story:

 


Bill Roth / Alaska Dispatch News

Last week, KYUK provided daily updates from the 2017 Alaska Federation of Natives conference. KYUK’s Christine Trudeau was there and filed this story:

 


Whaler Chris Apassingok giving the youth address to Elders and Youth Conference with Gov Bill Walker holding the microphone.
Zachariah Hughes / Alaska Public Media

Last week, KYUK provided daily updates from the 2017 Alaska Federation of Natives conference. KYUK’s Christine Trudeau was there and filed this story:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Katie Basile / KYUK

In a special council meeting last night, Bethel’s City Council re-elected Mayor Rick Robb to another term  in office by a narrow 4-3 vote.

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.

 

 

 


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