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Greg Kim

News Reporter

Greg Kim is a news reporter for KYUK. In his past life, he worked as a software engineer in Seattle, WA. He visited Bethel in 2019 for the Kuskokwim 300, and decided he wanted to tell the stories of the people in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.


Bethel residents have the opportunity to chat with their next city manager at 5:00 p.m. on Oct. 16 at Bethel City Hall.
City of Bethel

For some, last night was perhaps the final time that they would vote as members of the Bethel City Council. With those votes, they passed two changes to the Bethel Municipal Code: adding formal training for new council members, and giving the city more time to complete its audit. The council voted to postpone an overhaul of the city's ethics code until the next meeting.

The final candidates for the city manager position will visit Bethel next month for their on-site interviews.
Greg Kim / KYUK

The search for Bethel’s new city manager has narrowed to two final candidates. 

Bethel residents have the opportunity to chat with their next city manager at 5:00 p.m. on Oct. 16 at Bethel City Hall.
City of Bethel

In its final meeting with its current members, this Bethel City Council will consider leaving its mark on the Bethel Municipal Code. Three changes to the code are up for consideration. 

Bethel City Council member Carole Jung-Jordan resigned on Monday afternoon.
Courtesy of Carole Jung Jordan

Another seat has opened up on Bethel City Council. Yesterday afternoon, council member Carole Jung-Jordan resigned her seat. In her resignation letter, she said that she wanted to focus more on her family, her children, and her work. She will not be attending tonight's council meeting.

On Jan. 6, 2020, liquor store licenses in Bethel will expire and local option laws will go into effect.
Greg Kim / KYUK

Three propositions involving alcohol and marijuana local option in Bethel will appear on this year’s municipal ballot. Here’s what a “Yes” or “No” vote could mean for Bethel. 


Two more marijuana stores are one step closer to opening in Bethel. Last week, the state’s Marijuana Control Board approved “Kusko Kush” and ”Alaskan Grown Cannabis,” but they had some conditions. 

Bethel City Council candidates Raymond "Thor" Williams, Haley Hanson, Cece Franko, Alyssa Gustafson-Leary, and Mark Springer at the Bethel City Council Candidates Forum at Bethel City Hall on September 17, 2019.
Gabby Salgado / KYUK

Audience members packed city hall for last night’s Bethel City Council Candidate Forum. Candidates spoke on Bethel’s most important issues, like alcohol, open positions in city government, and relations among council members. If you missed last night’s broadcast, you can listen to the full candidate forum online.


Bethel City Council Member Raymond "Thor" Williams is running for re-election.
Gabby Hiestand Salgado / KYUK

KYUK is wrapping up its series of profiles on candidates for Bethel City Council with Raymond "Thor" Williams. You can listen to Bethel City Council candidate Raymond "Thor" Williams' full “Coffee@KYUK” interview online.


City of Bethel

Bethel City Council candidate Raymond "Thor" Williams.


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