KYUK AM

News

Screenshot from Google Maps

Alaska State Troopers arrested a Napakiak tribal police officer on charges of sexually abusing a minor. 

The state of Alaska now has federal funds to advance a program to use tribal courts to handle misdemeanor crimes. Alaska Attorney General Jahna Lindemuth has been working with tribal courts to create a simple process for transferring cases, known as a civil diversion agreement, to enable tribal courts to handle low level crimes in a more culturally sensitive manner. But there has been a problem: Lindermuth says that the state and tribes need more resources to get the program rolling. 

Joni Beckham (left), Jon Cochrane (center), and Rodney "Mark" Jones (right) have been elected to Bethel's Advisory School Board.
Christine Trudeau & Courtesy of Joni Beckham/Wells Fargo / KYUK

  

Bethel’s Advisory School Board, or ASB, election results are in. Both Rodney "Mark" Jones and Jon Cochrane have secured 3-year seats, and Joni Beckham has secured a 1-year seat.

​On Tuesday night, Bethel's election results were certified and three newcomers joined the Bethel City Council. The council also said goodbye to members Mark Springer and Mayor Richard Robb.
Krysti Shallenberger / KYUK

  

On Tuesday night, Bethel's election results were certified and three newcomers joined the Bethel City Council. The council also said goodbye to members Mark Springer and Mayor Richard Robb.

 

 


After nine years of service, Tuesday was Bethel Mayor Richard Robb’s last night on Bethel City Council.
Katie Basile / KYUK

  

After nine years of service, Tuesday was Bethel Mayor Richard Robb’s last night on city council. Before passing the torch, Robb took a few moments to reflect on his service in a conversation with KYUK’s Municipal Reporter Christine Trudeau on Monday.

 

 


Krysti Shallenberger / KYUK

There are many things that keep people up at night, but for some Aniak residents, it's a brand new beacon the state installed without warning two months ago.  


Katie Basile / KYUK

One of the biggest gold mines in the world could be built along the Kuskokwim River, north of Bethel. The Donlin mine has escaped the intense level of public scrutiny aimed at the proposed Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay so far, but it’s much further along in the permitting process. 


Joseph Wilson, age 32, has been charged with two felonies and one misdemeanor for breaking into Bethel City Hall on October 5, 2018.
Courtesy of the Bethel Police Department

After searching for two days last week, Bethel police finally found the man they wanted at city hall.


Gabby Salgado / KYUK

Association of Village Council Presidents delegates passed only one resolution at this year’s annual convention, and it came from the regional non-profit itself. Seven resolutions submitted by tribes were tabled until next year because they missed the submission deadline, according to Azara Mohammedi,  AVCP's Director of Communications. The deadline was August 20. 

Courtesy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks

  

Happy Indigenous People's Day! It’s Alaska’s second annual Indigenous People’s Day, a day that did not exist until last year.

 

Pages