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Courtesy of the Lower Kuskokwim School District

  

Long time Lower Kuskokwim School District board member William Updegrove is not running for re-election this year. This leaves Seat G open, which represents Bethel, and three candidates want to fill it. KYUK spoke with each candidate on why they’re seeking election to the LKSD Board.

 


Bethel voters will decide whether or not to return to local option on October 2, 2018.
Dean Swope / KYUK

  

KYUK hosted a city-sponsored call-in show on Thursday to discuss questions Bethel voters have on the upcoming ballot measure Proposition 1, regarding banning alcohol sales under the state's local option law.

 


The polling locations are: Precinct number one, Lower Kuskokwim School District Offices, located at 1004 Ron Edwards Memorial Dr., and Precinct number two, Yupiit Picirvarait Cultural Center, 401 Chief Eddie Hoffman Highway. The polling locations will be open from 8am-8pm on election day.

Courtesy of the City of Bethel

  

KYUK hosted a live call-in show on Thursday, sponsored as part of an effort by the City of Bethel to provide impartial facts on the upcoming public vote on local option. Jedediah Smith, Local Government Specialist with the Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office, joined KYUK to answer questions about Local Option Proposition 1, which comes before Bethel voters on October 2.

 

 


Bethel City Manager Peter Williams presented an updated list of infrastructure projects for the Bethel City Council, starting with things needed this year and next.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

Bethel City Council is starting to get their infrastructure ducks in a row. This week, council voted unanimously to put a five-year capital improvement plan into action.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


C-SPAN captured U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh meeting with Sen. Lisa Murkowski at her office in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 23, 2018. After a photo op, they continued meeting behind closed doors.
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The Bering Sea Elders Group has joined ranks with tribal groups across Alaska and the nation in opposing the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.


Courtesy of the City of Bethel

  

On October 2, Bethel residents will vote on whether to return to a local option status. This status would prohibit local alcohol sales while still allowing for alcohol importation.

 

After much negotiation with the state Court System, the Bethel City Council renewed the lease for the Nora Guinn Justice Complex for 10 years.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

After much negotiation with the state's court system, the Bethel City Council renewed the lease for the Nora Guinn Justice Complex for 10 years.

 

In a three to two vote, Bethel's City Attorney, Patty Burley, was denied a 3 percent raise Tuesday night following her annual performance evaluation.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

In a three to two vote, Bethel's City Attorney, Patty Burley, was denied a 3 percent raise Tuesday night following her annual performance evaluation.

 

The Bethel City Council voted unanimously to support an effort to reform a part of the state retirement system, known as PERS, on September 26, 2018.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

The Bethel City Council voted unanimously to support an effort to reform a part of the state retirement system, known as PERS, on September 26, 2018.

 

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