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Anna Rose MacArthur

News Director

Anna Rose MacArthur catching a four-wheeler ride in Napakiak, Alaska.
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Anna Rose MacArthur serves as KYUK's News Director. She got her start reporting in Alaska at KNOM in Nome, and then traveled south to report with KRTS in Marfa, Texas. Anna Rose soon missed rural Alaska and returned to the bush to join KYUK in 2015. She leads an award-winning newsroom and has launched statewide public radio reporting collaborations. Her journalism has received regional and statewide awards for coverage on climate change, health, business, education, and mushing. Anna Rose’s favorite stories to tell include a muskox, salmon, or sled dog. She is a Transom Story Workshop alumni and a certified Zumba instructor.

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After months of debating and weighing options, the Lower Kuskokwim School Board has decided where to rebuild the two Bethel schools that burned down last year.  Their decision seems perhaps the most obvious choice​— the Kilbuck campus, the same land where the the Ayaprun Yup’ik Immersion School and Kuskokwim Learning Academy previously stood. KYUK’s Anna Rose MacArthur and School Board Chairwoman Susan Murphy walked down to the charred campus to discuss the board’s decision.


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Starting Aug. 1 the City of Bethel will begin enforcing sales taxes on nonprofits unless the nonprofit gets an exemption, which is impossible. Because one of the legal requirements doesn’t exist. 


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A pilot with Renfro’s Alaskan Adventures is recovering in an Anchorage hospital after surviving a plane crash Friday.


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

U.S. Fish and Wildlife has announced an opening for chinook and chum salmon for federally qualified subsistence users beginning at noon Tuesday June 21.

Alaska State Troopers

A couple in Napakiak has found the body of George Mute, age 26, of Kongiganak. Mute went missing in September.


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Bethel’s Senior Center is closing its doors to seniors. Orutsararmuit Native Council, or ONC, runs the program and will keep many of its services. But starting next month, it will no longer offer a space for seniors to gather, talk, and eat. Seniors will remain fed and supported, but they could be spending a lot more time alone.


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Update: This story has been updated with information about ADFG's opening.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced a 24-hour opening on the main channel of the Kuskokwim River for chinook and chum salmon by federally qualified subsistence users.

Chuck Herman addressing Bethel City Council
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Bethel City Council Member Chuck Herman is resigning from his council seat next month before beginning a Master’s in Public Policy at Harvard University. Herman submitted a letter of resignation Wednesday. At 23-years-old, the Bethel native is the council’s youngest sitting member. KYUK talked with Herman about his resignation and what’s ahead.

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Keith Gordon with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is leaving his position as Project Manager of the Donlin Gold mine draft environmental impact statement, or EIS.

“Nothing changes,” Gordon said when asked how his departure affects the project. “The agency will just continue with the processes.”

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Alaska lawmakers haven’t passed a state budget, but with an almost four-billion dollar deficit, state-funded agencies are preparing for cuts as they plan their budgets for the next fiscal year.

Public Health Nursing is readying for a three to four million-dollar cut or about 20 percent of its budget starting July 1. That follows a five percent budget cut from last year.

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