YK Delta unanimous in opposition to redisticting plans

by Shane Iverson on April 28, 2011

At a hearing in Bethel, local residents and leaders voiced strong opposition to the state’s proposals to move villages like Kwethluk out of their customary voting district surrounding Bethel and into the Bristol Bay region hundreds of miles away. “It carves our area up into four parts, cuts off our closest neighbors,” testified Bethel Mayor Eric Middlebrook, “spreads us across six school districts (and) puts our representatives where they can not fairly represent us.”

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