KYUK AM

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.

Tundra Women's Coalition

Domestic violence shelters around the nation are preparing for a large decrease in federal funding that will take effect in a few months. Tundra Women’s Coalition in Bethel said that it will mean a 20% cut in its operating budget, and could lead to a significant loss in services.

  

Bethel resident Tom McCallson wants the city to maintain a road to  Haroldson Subdivision so that police can drive to his house.
Bethel Police Department

Bethel City Council has taken action in response to a Bethel woman’s protest regarding her sexual assault case. On March 30, the city council voted to hire an independent investigator to review the city’s response to reports of sexual assault. 

  


Chris Carmichael worked as principal of Gladys Jung Elementary School until his arrest in December 2019.
Katie Basile / KYUK

The Lower Kuskokwim School District is breaking new ground in its efforts to protect students from inappropriate behavior by school district staff, including sexual grooming.

The Lower Kuskokwim School District is auditing itself on its sexual abuse prevention policies and procedures. The importance of these measures was highlighted in December 2019, when former Gladys Jung Elementary School Principal Chris Carmichael was arrested by the FBI's Child Exploitation Task Force and later pleaded guilty to federal charges of attempted coercion and enticement of a minor. LKSD Superintendent Kimberly Hankins and Dr. Janet Barry discuss the audit and the district's new policies.


LKSD

With river erosion threatening the school in Napakiak, the Lower Kuskokwim School Board decided on March 16 to use $5,415,937.63 of its own funds to build the foundation for a new school.  

Lower Kuskokwim School District Superintendent Kimberly Hankins provides updates on school reopenings, plans for graduation, and the district's actions to replace the school in Napakiak, which is threatened by erosion.


Juanita Nick has waited months for the investigation into her rape case to move forward, and she doesn't want this to happen to anyone else. March 18, 2021 in Bethel, Alaska.
Katie Basile / KYUK

On March 4, a Bethel woman protested outside the Bethel courthouse. She said that she was raped, and she wanted to draw attention to what she claimed was the criminal justice system’s slow response in investigating her case. Days after that protest, the woman said that she received a call from Bethel's district attorney’s office, saying that her case would be looked into. The protest has ignited community dialogue on how local rape cases are handled, and if victims are receiving timely justice.


Nunapitchuk, Alaska July 28, 2018
Petra Harpak / KYUK

An affidavit filed by state troopers discloses more details in the shooting of a village police officer in Nunapitchuk on March 16.

The State of Alaska courthouse in Bethel, Alaska.
Dean Swope/KYUK

Stephanie Olrun was arrested for beating her 2-year-old daughter to death in Bethel on March 12. She is charged with murder in the first and second degree and tampering with physical evidence.

Pages