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Bethel’s Police Chief says that the Police Department needs dispatchers badly.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

Bethel’s Police Chief says that the Police Department needs dispatchers badly. Hearing concerns about slow police response time to calls, City Council member Leif Albertson invited Chief Burke Waldron to give an update on staffing needs at last week’s meeting.  

 

 Bethel City Council unanimously voted last week to stop requiring cabs to have Global Positioning System equipment.
Dean Swope / KYUK

  

The Bethel City Council unanimously voted last week to stop requiring cabs to have Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment.  

 

Governor Walker has ordered state flags lowered in memory of former state Attorney General Avrum Gross, who died in Southeast Alaska at the age of 82. 

On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, Bethel City Council will consider ending hard liquor sales in Bethel, removing requirements to have GPS technology in cabs, and waiving requirements for sales tax collection at Cama-i.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

Tuesday at City Hall, Bethel City Council will consider ending hard liquor sales in Bethel, removing requirements to have GPS technology in cabs, and waiving requirements for sales tax collection at Cama-i.

Top executives at the Calista Regional Native Corporation are accusing each other of misconduct, and it’s not clear who’s telling the truth.
Calista Corporation.

Senior personnel at the Calista Regional Native Corporation are accusing each other of misconduct, and it’s not clear who’s telling the truth.


The Calista Board of Directors voted to remove Col. Wayne Don of Mekoryuk from his position as Calista Board Chair on March 9, 2018.
Courtesy of Calista Corporation.

The Calista Regional Corporation is denying that its CEO mishandled a sexual harassment complaint. In a press release Friday afternoon, the corporation’s Board of Directors alleged that its ousted chairman, Wayne Don, is deliberately spreading misinformation about the company.


District 38 Representative Zach Fansler speaking with Bethel resident Mary Nanuwak at the December 12, 2017. Fansler resigned following assault allegations in February, 2018.
Christine Trudeau/KYUK

The Office of Special Prosecutions is still reviewing charges against former Representative Zach Fansler and may have an update on the case next week.

The Department of Transportation has asked the city of Bethel to assume responsibility for patching Chief Eddie Hoffman Highway, but they have yet to reach an agreement.
Christine Trudeau/KYUK

Chief Eddie Hoffman Highway is still riddled with potholes, and it’s unclear who is going to fix it. According to City Attorney Patty Burley, Bethel still hasn’t reached an agreement with the Department of Transportation on the issue.

Bethel residents will be asked to vote again this October on whether to have legal sales of alcohol in town. A petition submitted by Evon Waska Sr. has gathered enough signatures to put the local option issue back on the city’s October ballot.
Dean Swope / KYUK

  

Bethel residents will be asked to vote again this October on whether to have legal sales of alcohol in town. A petition submitted by Evon Waska Sr. has gathered enough signatures to put the local option issue back on the city’s October ballot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Sen. Dan Sullivan presents KYUK with a Congressional Tribute to retired KYUK employee John Active. Sullivan presented the honor after a live, call-in show at KYUK with Radio Director Julia Jimmie, News Director Anna Rose MacArthur, and Yup'ik translator P
Teresa Cotsirilos / KYUK

King salmon, alcohol, Medicaid, and climate change are some of the biggest issues facing the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. Callers from across the region asked U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan what he could do about them during a live, call-in show on KYUK on Tuesday.


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