Anna Rose MacArthur, KYUK - Bethel

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Anna Rose MacArthur is a reporter at KYUK in Bethel.

The Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation is offering blood tests to patients treated at their dental clinic between Sept 13 - 21 after the clinic learned that some instruments were only partially sterilized. Listen Now

Bethel has another liquor store. At 11 a.m. Tuesday, Bethel Native Corporation opened Bethel Spirits on Front Street. It’s the second liquor store to open in Bethel this year after an almost half century ban on legal alcohol sales. Listen Now
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A Napaskiak man has threatened an ex-girlfriend and her husband by killing a puppy, throwing it against their bedroom window and leaving a threatening note on the body once it hit the ground. Listen Now

Hold onto those aluminum cans. Recycling is returning to Bethel, and ONC’s Environmental Coordinator Mary Matthias is leading the way. Listen now

The investigation continues into a mid-air plane collision northwest of Russian Mission on Wednesday that left no survivors.

There are no survivors from a mid-air plane collision that occurred around 11 a.m. today six miles north of Russian Mission. There were five people total on board both planes. Listen now

A flood of federal funding is coming to rural Alaska for water and sewer projects, and a big chunk of that is going to the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta. Listen now

Mekoryuk in District 38 is the only precinct in the entire state whose Primary ballots from Tuesday have not been recorded with the State Division of Elections. Listen now

One of the men from Quinhagak’s four apparent heroin overdoses earlier this week has returned to the village. The other man has not yet returned. The third person, a woman, is dead. The fourth person was treated on site. Listen now
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A Tuluksak man remains missing. 43-year-old Walter Hawk walked away from his village almost a full month ago. Listen now

The national opioid epidemic gives no exception to rural Alaska. Later this year, the U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, will release a report on substance abuse addiction and health. To prepare, the nation's top medical officer is meeting with health care providers around the country on ways to prevent or treat opioid addiction. He traveled last week to Napaskiak, a town of 500, located seven miles down the Kuskokwim river from Bethel.
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The search continues for a man who walked away from the village of Tuluksak 15 days ago. Listen now

The first commercial fishing opening for fall chum starts Wednesday for Marshall and Russian Mission, but still no solution has been found for the villages’ broken ice machine. Listen now

A former Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation employee has pled guilty in Anchorage Superior court to distributing child pornography. Listen now

A Bethel jury has awarded $140,000 to a man injured in the back of a police vehicle when the officer slid off the road and hit an electrical pole. Listen now

A broken ice machine has stalled commercial fishing for two villages on the Lower Yukon River. The owner won’t fix the machine. The person who usually fixes the machine won’t. Fishermen have to travel 90 miles and back to get ice, and they’re calling for help. Meanwhile, the fish, and the opportunity for income, are swimming by. Listen now

Your freezer breaks and you need a part. You could go to the store or online. Or you could go to the landfill. And that’s what people in Bethel have done for decades— salvaging and reusing what other people have thrown away. Now, the city is saying no more. Listen now

Alaska tribes can start asking the federal government to take their lands into trust. Essentially they can ask the federal government to take lands out of state jurisdiction like lower-48 Indian Country. The change comes after a federal appeals court last week dismissed Alaska’s challenge that had stopped land trust applications. Now four Alaska tribes that sued the Interior Department can proceed. That includes Akiachak and Tuluksak. Listen now

Starting Aug. 1 the city of Bethel will begin enforcing sales taxes on nonprofits unless the nonprofit gets an exemption. But no one can get an exemption, because one of the legal requirements is impossible to fulfill. Download Audio

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