Voters cast ballots in the Bethel City Elections at the Bethel Cultural Center on Oct. 4, 2016.
Katie Basile / KYUK

Early, in-person voting for the general election began Oct. 19 in Alaska. You can avoid the congestion of election day voting and still cast a ballot in person by voting early.

Reyne Athanas inside her art classroom at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Kuskokwim Campus. Athanas will be inducted into the Alaska Women's Hall of Fame on Oct. 20, 2020.
Greg Kim / KYUK

A well-known Bethelite will be inducted into the Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame on Oct. 20.

The opening for federally qualified subsistence users for king salmon will be from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Monday, June 12.
Dave Cannon

A fishing trawl survey in the Bering Sea appears to have documented some fish stock changes caused by the warming climate. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, has been conducting trawl surveys of the northern Bering Sea since 2003. 

Alaska U.S. Rep. Don Young
U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. Rep. Don Young of Alaska is the longest serving member of Congress. In some respects, his opinion has not changed in those 47 years. He thinks that Alaska is a resource state, and that his job is to help the state build that economy. That means supporting the Donlin mine, and more. 

Mike McIntyre

Chevak is the latest village with evidence of COVID-19 “community spread,” according to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation. The announcement was made jointly with the Chevak Native Village and the City of Chevak in order to warn the public.

Fish drying in Toksook Bay, Alaska.
State of Alaska

Community spread of COVID-19 is occurring in Toksook Bay, according to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation. YKHC announced the news jointly with the Nunakauyarmiut Tribe on Oct. 16, following three recent COVID-19 cases in Toksook Bay that cannot be linked to travel.

Nunapitchuk, Alaska on July 28, 2018.
Petra Harpak / KYUK

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation says that there is no more evidence of community spread of COVID-19 in the village. The news comes exactly a month after YKHC, in partnership with the Native Village of Nunapitchuk and the City of Nunapitchuk, announced evidence of community spread on Sept. 16. The village contained the virus after a long lockdown, during which some families quarantined for weeks.

AVCP President and CEO Vivian Korthius at the AVCP Annual Convention in Bethel, Alaska on Oct. 6, 2016.
Dean Swope / KYUK

As some activists in the lower  48 advocate for defunding law enforcement, rural Alaska tribes are doing the opposite. They’re working to get more funding for law enforcement for communities that have few, or no, public safety officers. A panel addressed this issue on the first day at the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention.

Gladys Jung Elementary School in Bethel, Alaska.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

A Bethel elementary school teacher tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, Oct. 14. She shared her story with KYUK’s Greg Kim, talking about what her experience with coronavirus has been like.

YKHC tightens visitor restrictions at its Bethel hospital beginning March 19, 2020 to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Katie Basile / KYUK

The first person in the region has been hospitalized in Bethel for COVID-19. The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation admitted the patient on Oct. 15.