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Nick Phillips watches the overflow pipe during a water delivery.
Greg Kim / KYUK

Nick Phillips just finished his 30th year of hauling water in Bethel. That's 30 years in a position that is often understaffed. KYUK spent a morning with Phillips to see what he does, and what keeps him doing it.


Former City Planner Betsy Jumper was fired a month ago.
City of Bethel

The City of Bethel's planning department is the latest to lose its leader. The former city planner was fired a month ago according to the planner herself, Betsy Jumper. 

The state medical examiner has confirmed that the body recovered several weeks ago is that of Paul Kaganak. His body was recovered on June 19, a month after Kaganak fell into the Kuskokwim River near Crowley Dock.

Bethel Search and Rescue recovered the body of another man who drowned last week in the Kuskokwim River, according to BSAR President Mike Riley.

Krysti Shallenberger / KYUK

Stephanie Weter, a medical student on rotation at the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation in Bethel, is already feeling the impact of Gov. Mike Dunleavy's vetoes on her life. 


Katie Basile / KYUK

The National Weather Service has repaired a broken sensor that malfunctioned in Bethel during the heat wave this past weekend. 

Katie Basile / KYUK

As record high temperatures swept Alaska, many people said that the heat was killing them. For Kuskokwim salmon, it was actually true. Never before seen temperatures in the Kuskokwim River likely sent salmon into cardiac arrest.

Johnnie Evan, George Guy, and Wayne Don taking oaths of office following their reelection to the Calista Corporation board on July 5, 2019 in Toksook Bay, Alaska.
Thom Leonard / Calista Corporation

Official election results from the Calista Corporation board elections are in, and the results remain the same as the unofficial results announced by the regional Native corporation earlier this week. George Guy of Kwethluk, Johnnie Evan of Tuntutuliak, and Wayne Don of Mekoryuk were all re-elected to their seats.

$444M vs $390M In Budget Cuts Explained

Jul 11, 2019
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks to reporters about his budget vetoes at the state Capitol in Juneau, Alaska on June 28, 2019.
Becky Bohrer / AP

Alaska news organizations have reported that Gov. Mike Dunleavy vetoed $444 million from the state's operating budget. But news coverage published by Alaska Public Media and KTOO have used a smaller number of $390 million. There are a few reasons for this.

Yukon summer chum salmon with a radiotag.
ADF&G

For many people living along the lower Yukon river, commercial fishing is their primary income. After the Yukon summer chum salmon arrived late and weak this year, the fishing season that just started is about to come to an end.


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