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Olivia Ebertz / KYUK

KYUK is running a series of profiles on Bethel City Council candidates ahead of the Oct. 5 election. There are six candidates running for four open seats, and each seat is for a two-year term. KYUK municipal reporter Olivia Ebertz spoke to candidate Jess Schroeder about her priorities for the city. 


Olivia Ebertz / KYUK

KYUK is running a series of profiles on Bethel City Council candidates ahead of the Oct. 5 election. There are six candidates running for four open seats. Each seat is for a two-year term. KYUK municipal reporter Olivia Ebertz spoke to candidate Eric Whitney about his priorities for the city. 

  

Elyssa Loughlin / KYUK

On Sept. 21, KYUK hosted its annual Bethel City Council candidates forum. It was a chance for the candidates to present their priorities and respond to questions important to Bethel ahead of the Oct. 5 election. The hot button issue during the forum was Bethel's police force. 

City of Bethel

Six candidates are running for four open seats on the Bethel City Council. To help voters get to know the candidates, KYUK hosted the 2021 Bethel City Council Candidates Forum on Sept. 21.

Elyssa Loughlin / KYUK

Join KYUK for a live forum with the Bethel City Council candidates on Sept. 21 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tune into KYUK 640AM to hear the candidates respond to questions important to Bethel. Six candidates are running for four open seats. The candiates are Mary “Beth” Hessler, Jared Karr, Jess Schroeder, Eric Whitney, and incumbents Conrad “CJ” McCormick and Mark Springer. Each term lasts two years.

The general election will occur November 6, 2018.
Dean Swope / KYUK

Bethel City Council Elections are coming up on Oct. 5. The Lower Kuskokwim School Board is holding elections on the same day. Bethel residents can start voting in both elections before then, beginning this coming Monday, Sept. 20. There are three ways to vote early, including in-person, by mail, and e-mail.

A proposed map of District 38 the 2021 Alaska Redistricting Board is considering.
Alaska Redistricting Board

Appointed officials are in the process of redrawing Alaska’s voting districts. The boundaries are reshaped each decade following the release of the U.S. Census data. Here's how the changes could affect the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.


Olivia Ebertz / KYUK

During the Sept. 14 Bethel City Council meeting, several city employees spoke against the city’s new mandate requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for city workers, and dozens of their colleagues showed up to support them. 

  

Alaska Senate Passes $1,100 Dividend, Waits For Governor To Approve It

Sep 15, 2021
Matthew Faubion / Alaska Public Media

The Alaska Senate approved a roughly $1,100 dividend on the last day of a special session on Sept. 14. This came after the House canceled its floor and left the Senate with what amounted to a take-it-or-leave-it decision on the check for residents that the House had previously passed.


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