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Alcohol Task Force Talks Strategy At Well-Attended Meeting

Aug 30, 2018
Bethel's Alcohol Task Force brainstormed solutions to the community's high rates of alcohol-related issues on August 29, 2018.
Christine Trudeau/KYUK

Wednesday night's meeting of the Bethel Alcohol Task Force was well-attended, as a packed room of city council members, political leaders, and public health professionals looked for ways to cope with Bethel’s high rates of alcoholism.


The City of Bethel has signed a proclamation in recognition of National Suicide Prevention Week, September 9-15.
City of Bethel

The City of Bethel has signed a proclamation in recognition of National Suicide Prevention Week, September 9-15, including World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10. 

 

Vice Mayor Fred Watson, who proposed an ordinance at this weeks City Council meeting to update city smoking laws.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

    

The Bethel City Council is considering the first change in its smoking laws in 20 years. At issue is how far a smoker has to be from the entrance to a public building, and exactly what should be considered an entrance.

 

 

The Bethel City Council approved a motion to join a national property tax lawsuit against the Federal Government.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

On Tuesday night, the Bethel City Council approved a motion to join a national property tax lawsuit against the Federal Government. The United States Court of Federal Claims informed the city that it was eligible. City Attorney Patty Burley said that it had already been determined by the courts that Bethel is owed money, but the amount is currently unknown.

Bethel City Council member Mark Springer declared his candidacy as a write-in candidate on August 28, 2018.
Christine Trudeau/KYUK

Bethel City Council member Mark Springer will be a write-in candidate in October’s municipal elections.

The Calista Corporation did not invite four of its own board members to a private meeting on August 17, 2018.
Teresa Cotsirilos/KYUK

Last Friday, the Calista Regional Native Corporation held a private meeting in Bethel to discuss an ongoing sexual harassment lawsuit against the company. The corporation invited a range of Bethel corporate and tribal organizations to discuss the case with them, but might have excluded four of its own board members.


Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Six candidates have registered to run for Bethel City Council. The deadline to file for the four open seats on the Council was 4 p.m. on Monday. Any names submitted after the deadline will be write-in candidates.

Bethel City Council Discusses YK Fitness Center Rates

Aug 15, 2018
On August 14, 2018, Bethel's City Council spent most of a short meeting discussing the Yukon Kuskokwim Fitness Center.
Christine Trudeau/KYUK

On Tuesday night, the Bethel City Council spent most of a short meeting discussing the Yukon-Kuskokwim Fitness Center, how much it costs, and who pays what.

Applications For Absentee Ballots Due August 11

Aug 10, 2018
Bill Ferguson exits a voting booth at the Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center, one of two available precincts in Bethel, Alaska on November 8, 2016.
Katie Basile/KYUK

Alaska’s state primary elections are coming up and if you plan to vote by absentee ballot, you need to move fast.

Courtesy of Dan Sullivan

U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan visited 11 Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta villages in four days last week.  


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