Elementary school students pose for an unruly group photo at Mountain Village's Walk of Hope on June 16, 2018.
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Mountain Village Police Officer Anna Bill thought about quitting her job many times; her community kept her going.

Mark Springer
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Currently completing his third term on Bethel’s City Council, Mark Springer is looking for a fourth; this time running as a write-in candidate.


Fritz T. Charles
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It’s Fritz T. Charles’ second time running for Bethel City Council. Charles is a Member of Bethel’s VFW chapter, sits on the Kuskokwim River Salmon Management Working Group, and volunteers with Bethel Search and Rescue. He grew up in Tuntutuliak, and moved to Bethel at 18 for work. Recently he hosted KYUK’s Yuk to Yuk, but resigned to run for City Council.


First responders in Bethel won't be going to "Lousetown" any more. Last night, as it enacted a new street numbering system, the Bethel City Council also changed the name of the neighborhood to "East Avenue."
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First responders in Bethel won't be going to "Lousetown" any more. Last night, as it enacted a new street numbering system, the Bethel City Council also changed the name of the neighborhood to "East Avenue."   


The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation in Bethel, Alaska. The organization's goal is to provide holistic mental health care to a remote region the size of Oregon, and that involves a myriad of challenges.
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A little after midnight at Mountain Village’s police station, Village Police Officer Anna Bill walks into a back room with a thick stack of papers. She’s holding a pile of Title 47s, a form that law enforcement uses to place involuntary holds on people who pose an immediate threat to themselves or others.

"This is just from the last couple months," Anna says. She thumps the papers down on the table in front of her. "And it's a whole stack."

Smokers in Bethel must now stay 50 ft. back from businesses and all public building entrances, including public access handicap ramps.
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It’s official smokers: you must be 50 feet back from building entrances to smoke, and this now includes public access handicap ramps. The Bethel City Council voted unanimously in favor of stricter secondhand smoke protections at Tuesday's meeting.


Village Police Officers Anna Bill and Joseph Rivers chat between calls in Mountain Village.
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It's Friday night in Mountain Village, and Village Police Officer Anna Bill is trying to stay awake. "It’s only just starting," she says, then groans. "I'm on one hour of sleep."


Alaska state officials will hold a public hearing about a controversial ballot initiative that would toughen salmon habitat protections on September 25 in Bethel.

The State of Alaska courthouse in Bethel, AK.
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Alaska State Troopers arrested an alleged child sex offender in Bethel on Thursday following a year-long cyber investigation.

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Public hearings for massive mining projects can be emotional. And in the case of the Donlin Mine public hearing last week in Bethel, many residents were angry with how state government officials conducted it. 


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