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Katie Basile / KYUK

The State of Alaska is under a court order to provide the translation of election materials into Native languages to Yup'ik communities in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, the Bristol Bay region, and Gwich’in country in the Interior. On Thursday, the Alaska Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held a hearing in Anchorage to review the state’s work and to look at the implications of a plan to shift the state to voting by mail.


Katie Basile / KYUK

The State of Alaska is on target to provide election materials in Alaska’s Native languages in order to meet a court-ordered deadline in a voting rights case.

Katie Basile / KYUK

How will Alaska Native citizens whose primary language is not English and who have limited ability to read and write be able to use mail-in ballots? That’s one of the question being delved into today, Thursday, August 24, when the Alaska Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights meets in Anchorage.

Eight people have filed as candidates for the six open seats on the Bethel City Council.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Eight people have filed as candidates for the six open seats on the Bethel City Council.

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.

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