Greg Kim, KYUK - Bethel
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.
Last week, someone crossed out the words 'Black Lives Matter' with spray paint.
The move follows discussions about the city's legal authority to enforce such mandates.
Some tribes say the U.S. Treasury's rules make it unclear whether mass payouts to tribal members are allowed.
Sinking permafrost has caused basketball hoops to tilt and fall in Newtok, but kids are still finding ways to play their favorite sport.
Despite the CARES Act money, there are still questions about equity and efficiency when it comes to relocating the remaining residents.
Newtok Village Council owns most of the homes in Mertarvik, so it can evict tenants who violate its alcohol prohibition.
The DOT said it would only fund one airport between Newtok and Mertarvik.
After moving to new village, Mertarvik residents say they are living healthier, more traditional lives
A year after Newtok's residents were forced to move, they say they're living healthier, more traditional lives.
Construction crews are balancing the need for the work on the schools threatened by things like riverbank erosion with the village's fears of a COVID-19 outbreak.
Kwik’pak, a plant that processes Yukon River salmon, has stopped purchasing fish in District 2 of the Yukon River, which includes Mountain Village, Pitkas Point, St. Mary’s, Pilot Station, and Marshall.
Officials from the village say they've heard that Napaskiak residents have been turned away from Bethel businesses after two positive tests last week. But one of those results was potentially a false positive.
The city manager says Bethel is in a unique position since all traffic to smaller villages goes through town.
The city finance director missed the deadline to make payments while on partial maternity leave.