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Keith Henthorn started as a local bus driver before taking the position of Human Resources Manager four months ago on November 8.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

 

A relatively new transplant to the City of Bethel, Keith Henthorn started as a local bus driver before taking the position of Human Resources Manager four months ago on November 8. KYUK’s Municipal Reporter Christine Trudeau sat down with Henthorn yesterday to hear about the work ahead, and an upcoming job fair this Thursday at the Bethel Cultural Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

 


After just two weeks, the City of Bethel let go of their new Assistant Finance Director, Abel Mangieb, who was hired on February 19 and terminated on Friday, March 2.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

The City of Bethel’s newly hired Assistant Finance Director was let go after just two weeks on the job.

 

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.

 

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