Greg Kim, KYUK - Bethel
A Bethel woman has been arrested for murder after her 2-year-old daughter died of traumatic injuries March 12.
Recent storms have battered the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta coast and dumped many feet of snow in various places. Some are saying this is more snow than they’ve seen in decades. Scientists say that heavy snowfall may become more common in Alaska in the future.
The Alaska Department of Transportation wants to pave a road that passes through a Native allotment owned by three Polk brothers.
Questions remain about technologies made by Elon Musk's company about whether the satellite internet service will work in inclement weather that is common in some parts of Alaska.
The pandemic has exacerbated the problem of limited and expensive connectivity in Western Alaska, and residents are hoping that infrastructure investments can bridge the digital divide.
For two best friends from the Y-K region, a one-two finish in the Kuskokwim 300 was especially sweet this year. Richie Diehl beat Pete Kaiser to Bethel by 43 minutes for his first ever K300 win.
On his thirteenth K300, Diehl got his his first win, set a new record and earned $25,500.
At the end of November 2020, Nastasia “Bea” Xavier and her older brother checked into Pilot Station’s health clinic. They both had COVID-19.
Parents are becoming increasingly distressed about their children’s education during the pandemic after more than half of students failed their classes during the last semester, according to a report from the school district.
In Chefornak, a family was forced to evacuate their home because a sinkhole caused by thawing permafrost formed underneath it. That family had to move into a building intended to be a quarantine facility.
‘She’s been through a pandemic before’: Bethel elder who had COVID-19 is one of the first to get vaccine
Yukon-Kuskokwim Elder’s Home resident Xenia Jackson worked through tuberculosis outbreaks as a health aide. Now she's one of the first in the region to be fully immunized against COVID-19.
David Aqvang Evon was to be buried in Kongiganak, a burial which his family in Akiachak couldn’t attend because of travel restrictions. That forced his family to come up with their own way to say goodbye.
The LKSD hoped that their intranet system would help get kids in remote communities connected, but months in, many students still haven't been able to access it.
189 inmates in the jail have tested positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic began. The facility has a capacity of 232.
The post offices in Kwethluk and Pilot Station have been closed for weeks because employees were infected with COVID-19, delaying shipments of essential medicines and supplies.
There is a large outbreak of COVID-19 at the Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center in Bethel. As of Dec. 3, there are 46 inmates with active cases of COVID-19 at the Bethel jail. Since the pandemic began, a total of 65 inmates and nine staff members have tested positive for the virus.