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Generator problems have meant ongoing power outages for Tuluksak over the past month. Lack of electricity to operate freezers means that many people have already lost their summer subsistence harvest, and the problem is expected to continue into early next week.


Bethel residents will head to the polls to cast their vote for the primaries on August 21.
Dean Swope / KYUK

The clock is ticking down to August 21, which is the day for primary elections in Alaska. 

Courtesy of Sen. Dan Sullivan

U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan will be traveling through the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta this weekend and into next week. He kicks off his tour with a community potluck in Chefornak on Saturday. 

Mark Begich knows he needs the votes from the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta to win a tough, three-way battle for the governor's seat in November.
Courtesy of Mark Begich

Mark Begich knows that he's facing a tough political battle in November for the governor's seat. And that he needs the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta’s help to win it.

"I know one thing about the Y-K Delta is that they’ll hold me accountable," he said." 


Gabe Colombo / KNOM

Across Alaska, dozens of mostly small, simple buildings have been sitting vacant for about a decade. They are Alaska Army National Guard armories, built during the Cold War years to monitor any suspicious activity from the nearby Soviet Union. Half of these armories sit in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. These relics have become liabilities to the military, and the state government wants to hand them over to local communities.


Bethel City Council meeting wrap-up for November 28, 2017.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Under City of Bethel regulations, underage drinking is a minor offense. Now, the City of Bethel can prosecute it like it does all other minor offenses, and with less cost to the city.

KYUK is gathering the candidates and asking them questions at Bethel City Hall on Tuesday, September 19 at 6:30 PM.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Next week, those interested in running for a seat on the Bethel City Council can officially declare their candidacy for office.

Bethel City Council meeting wrap-up for November 28, 2017.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

As the filing period to run for election to the Bethel City Council approaches, the council has changed the eligibility requirements for who can serve. In a unanimous vote on Tuesday, the council passed an ordinance to allow school board members and former municipal employees to run for city council seats.

Last night, Bethel City Council voted in favor of transferring the city's current alcohol sales tax rate of 15 percent onto any alcohol shipped by freight into Bethel from outside city limits.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

Last night, Bethel City Council voted in favor of transferring the city's current alcohol sales tax rate of 15 percent onto any alcohol shipped by freight into Bethel from outside city limits.

 

Infighting at the Calista Corporation has devolved into multiple lawsuits.
Teresa Cotsirilos/KYUK

The Calista Native Regional Corporation’s annual meeting was a lot more contentious than usual on Friday. Shareholders voted to maintain the corporation’s current leadership, but they also had a series of angry, pointed questions for its CEO.


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