Greg Kim, KYUK - Bethel
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.
Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation recommends lockdown after COVID-positive person traveled to a regional village
The health corporation is not naming the village, and says the individual is now in isolation.
Jerry Evan died in Bethel after over two decades in law enforcement. A spokesperson for the Department of Public Safety called his death an "enormous loss" for the communities he served.
Though one of the positives turned out to be a false reading, residents of the small communities had to grapple with what life would be like if there were a real outbreak.
After two individuals in Bethel were notified of positive coronavirus test results on consecutive days, the city is wondering if there are more undetected cases in Bethel. The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation reports that less...