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Owner of Bethel’s Tundra Suites hotel pleads guilty to Medicaid fraud

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Chin Kim and Mi Ae Young have pled guilty to defrauding Alaska's Medicaid program in 2017 by billing for Medicaid recipients who were not actually staying at the hotel.

How did the Nunam Iqua boys get lost on the snowy tundra? They were chasing a fox.

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The boys had been riding their snowmachine around town for four or five hours. Just as they were about to head back inside, something appeared and lured them away from home.

Nunam Iqua boys who were lost in the snow have reunited with family

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All four boys who were found huddled in the snow near Nunam Iqua have reunited with their family. The condition of the most severely injured of the brothers has improved since a day earlier.

Nunam Iqua brothers who survived night alone on the tundra will make a full recovery, mother says

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The four Nunam Iqua brothers who were found in the snow on Tuesday, Feb. 4, will make a full recovery according to the boys’ mother, Karen Camille.

Rescuers found lost Nunam Iqua children in a hole in the snow, huddled around the youngest child

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When the searchers arrived, all four children were able to verbally respond to their questions. The searchers said they looked bad, and would not comment further on the children’s physical condition.

Children who went missing in a storm in Nunam Iqua found alive but severely hypothermic

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The four children who went missing Sunday in Nunam Iqua have been found, but are fighting severe hypothermia, according to an Alaska State Trooper.

Four young siblings, the youngest a toddler, lost in a storm in Nunam Iqua

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The group went missing around 1 p.m. Feb. 2, when they drove towards the dump on snowmachine and never came back, according to Nunam Iqua Tribal Council president Edward Adams Sr.

Bethel residents may soon have to pay taxes on online purchases

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Bethel City Council unanimously voted to join the Alaska Remote Sales Tax Commission, a state-wide organization that will help Alaskan cities collect sales tax on online purchases by their residents.

Elizabeth Bakalar wins praise from Bethel city council

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The Bethel City Council was impressed by City Attorney candidate Elizabeth “Libby” Bakalar. Bakalar will be invited for an on-site interview, scheduled the same day that the three candidates for city manager make their visit.

Bethel City Council considering Libby Bakalar for city attorney

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Bakalar, who wrote comments critical of Donald Trump on her blog and was fired from her legal job with the state, is suing Gov. Mike Dunleavy over her termination.

A new principal hired for Bethel elementary after former principal’s arrest for sex crimes

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Former LKSD Director of Personnel and Student Services Josh Gill will serve as principal permanently for Gladys Jung Elementary School. (LOWER KUSKOKWIM SCHOOL DISTRICT) Lower Kuskokwim School District's Director of Personnel and Student Services Josh Gill...

Extreme cold temps in Bethel region mean more ice road, but river hazards remain

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The crew experienced no issues while they plowed the 50 miles from Tuluksak to Kalskag in a wind chill of negative 45 degrees fahrenheit.

Frozen pipes in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta means going back to honey buckets and packing water

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Across the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, temperatures have reached far below zero for weeks, freezing pipes in homes and businesses across the region.

Alaska Hovercraft grades ice road between Napaskiak and Kwethluk

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Drivers on the frozen Kuskokwim River may experience a smoother ride this winter.

Bethel just re-entered “damp” status. Here’s how that changes the rules for alcohol.

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Under this new status, residents must follow certain rules to avoid breaking the law.
Goose Creek Prison. Photo by Ellen Lockyer, KSKA - Anchorage.

Two men arrested and charged for child pornography in Bethel

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A state grand jury indicted Joseph Kashatok, 63, on five counts of possession of child pornography, while another state grand jury indicted Gabriel Stone, 28, with five counts of child pornography possession and six counts of producing pornography featuring a minor.

Cold snap closes Yukon Kuskokwim Fitness Center indefinitely

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The Yukon-Kuskokwim Fitness Center has been closed since Christmas after a few frozen pipes snowballed into a medley of other mechanical problems.

Bethel principal raised suspicions after girl reported he touched her in secret, federal affidavit says

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Christopher Carmichael, the Bethel principal who was charged last week with sending graphic text messages to an FBI agent posing as minor, came to the attention of local police in June, after a former student reported being inappropriately touched by him, according to a court affidavit.

FBI Child Exploitation Task Force arrests Bethel elementary school principal

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Gladys Jung Elementary School Principal Chris Carmichael has been arrested in Bethel. The FBI Child Exploitation Task Force, which investigates online predators, made the arrest early Wednesday morning with Alaska State Troopers and Bethel...

Dunleavy pursuing educational compact with Alaska tribes

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Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration plans to introduce legislation during the next session that will create the possibility of an educational compact between the Alaska Board of Education, tribes and local school districts.