Greg Kim, KYUK - Bethel
A proposed Bethel road passes through a Native allotment. Owners say the state isn't offering a fair price for the property, and are threatening to take it by eminent domain.
Mike Williams Sr. said that even the few remaining villages that don’t have documented cases of COVID-19 can’t be certain that their community is virus-free.
Chicken keepers in Bethel suspect a mustelid murderer has been killing the defenseless poultry for sport.
Carmichael pleading guilty to federal charges of attempted coercion and enticement of a minor, which could include at least ten years in prison.
With emergency declaration set to end, Bethel leaders fear airport testing program could be shut down
In a private conversation Bethel Mayor Michelle DeWitt urged Gov. Mike Dunleavy to extend the disaster declaration so that the city could keep testing arriving passengers, as a surge in COVID-19 cases rocks the region.
The state of Alaska doesn't release the names of villages with a population under 1000, but regional health authorities hope that naming the villages will help encourage people to take more precautions.
The Kuspuk School District chose to continue in-person learning.
Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation is recommending that 19 villages in the region enter lockdown and that all schools close their doors to in-person classes.
Last week, the village has announced over 180 new cases of COVID-19, about 20% of the population.
Police were enforcing a state order.
Four Bethel Youth Facility staff and one youth were infected with the virus as the region records record-high case counts.
Officials say the issues that led to an entire village not receiving ballots won't happen again.
Much of the villages supply of subsistence catch was ruined after a month-long power outage.
Materials for voting never arrived in Newtok, a sister village, from where absentee ballots were supposed to be taken to Mertarvik.
But the number of passengers getting tested at the airport hasn’t changed.
Cab drivers say having to enforce a mandate to unwilling customers puts them in an awkward position.
The policy proposals identify specific examples of what “sexual grooming” behavior is, and it spells out how the district should respond to reports of such behavior, following the arrest in 2019 of a Bethel school principal on charges of sexual abuse.
Families have seen a summer's worth of subsistence catches go to waste.