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Daysha Eaton, KYUK - Bethel

Daysha Eaton is the News Director at KYUK in Bethel.

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Bethel Novelist Wins Rasmuson Grant

Don Rearden has won a Rasmuson Project Award grant of $7,500 to turn his novel, The Raven’s Gift, into a screenplay. Rearden says he painstakingly filled out paperwork for a handful of applications and survived years of rejection before he finally won the Rasmuson grant.

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May 14, 2014
YKHC CEO Releases Layoff Details

YKHC CEO Releases Layoff Details

Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation Officials announced layoffs this week due to a $12 million budget shortfall. It’s the second round of cuts in less than a year.

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May 9, 2014
GCI Turns 3G On In Bethel, Faces Lawsuit

GCI Turns 3G On In Bethel, Faces Lawsuit

The same week that GCI turned 3G on in Bethel, attorneys served the company with a lawsuit. It alleges that GCI over-promised and under-delivered on its wireless, smart phone and data-plans.

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May 6, 2014

Alaska Food Policy Council Hosts Bethel Town Hall Meeting

Members of the Alaska Food Policy Council hosted a town hall meeting in Bethel last week to gather information they’ll use to guide statewide food policy.

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April 24, 2014

YK Delta VPSOs Prepare For Firearms

When Governor Sean Parnell signs House Bill 199, approved earlier this month by the Alaska Senate, Village Public Safety Officers can legally carry firearms. The Yukon Kuskokwim region has the largest number of VPSO’s in the state.

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April 23, 2014

Leary Vies For Miss Indian World Crown

Bethel resident Megan Leary is heading to Albuquerque, New Mexico later this month to vie for the title of Miss Indian World. The former Miss Cama-I is preparing and raising money for her trip.

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April 16, 2014
Photo courtesy Erin Merryn.

‘Erin’s Law’ Passes Alaska Senate

The Alaska Senate unanimously passed Erin’s Law this morning. The law provides age-appropriate sexual abuse education to children in public schools.

April 14, 2014

Troopers Name Two Pilots Killed In Crash Near Bethel

Two pilots are dead after a fiery plane crash Tuesday night just outside Bethel. Alaska State Troopers have identified the pilots who were onboard the Hageland Cessna 208 Caravan as Derrick Cedars, 42, of Bethel and Greggory McGee, 46, of Anchorage.

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April 9, 2014

Plane Down Near Bethel, Two Reported Onboard

A Cessna 208 with two pilots on board has crashed outside of Bethel. Ravn Alaska spokesperson Steve Smith confirms the downed plane was a Hageland Aviation training flight with two pilots on board, and no passengers.

April 8, 2014

Anchorage School Board – Seat C

Candidates for Anchorage School Board Seat C – Pat Higgins, Liz Ross, and Dean Williams – discuss local issues with host Daysha Eaton.





March 26, 2014

Anchorage School Board – Seat D

Candidates for Anchorage School Board Seat D, Kameron Perez-Verdia and Don Smith, discuss local issues with host Daysha Eaton.



March 26, 2014
2014 Anchorage Assembly Candidates. Photo by Alaska Public Media.

Candidates Compete for Six Assembly Seats

Candidates are competing for six seats on the Anchorage Assembly. The Assembly has been deeply divided this past year and faced many challenges – a controversial labor law, a rewrite of Title 21, and a troubled port project, to name a few. And the challenges will continue in 2014.

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March 26, 2014
2014 Anchorage School Board Candidates. Photo by Alaska Public Media.

Candidates Vie for Two School Board Seats

Two School Board Seats are up for grabs during the April 1 Municipal election. Three candidates are running for Seat C and two are running for Seat D.

March 26, 2014

7 Bond Proposition Before Voters April 1st

There are seven bond propositions on the April 1 Municipal ballot in Anchorage.

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March 26, 2014
Image from Google Street View.

School Renovations Depend on Prop 1

Proposition 1 is an education bond that would give the Anchorage School District more than 57 million dollars for building maintenance and improvements.

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March 26, 2014
Legislature Weighs ‘Erin’s Law’

Legislature Weighs ‘Erin’s Law’

This week, Erin Merryn will be visiting Alaska to promote a law that provides age-appropriate sexual abuse education to children in public schools. Erin’s Law, named after the 29-year-old from Illinois, has passed in 11 states and is pending in 26 others, including Alaska. And we should warn listeners: this story talks frankly about sexual abuse and rape.

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March 25, 2014
Library Upgrades Depend on Prop 3

Library Upgrades Depend on Prop 3

There are seven bond Propositions on the April 1 Municipal Ballot. Proposition 3, allots $2.75 million for renovation of Loussac Library, the main library in Anchorage, which was built in the 1980s.

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March 25, 2014
Two Charter Amendments on Muni Ballot

Two Charter Amendments on Muni Ballot

Right now only sworn police officers are allowed to issue parking tickets. The situation stems from something called the parking fairy wars. Yes, you heard that right – the parking fairy wars.

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March 24, 2014
Mayor Sullivan Vetoes East Anchorage Park, Assembly Could Override

Mayor Sullivan Vetoes East Anchorage Park, Assembly Could Override

Mayor Dan Sullivan has vetoed an ordinance the Assembly passed last week that designated municipal land in East Anchorage for a park.

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March 18, 2014
Photos © Jerrianne Lowther: Chester Creek in natural creekbed east of Muldoon Road.

Anchorage Assembly Approves Muldoon Park

The Anchorage Assembly voted Tuesday to designate land at the center of a controversy in East Anchorage for a park.

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March 13, 2014