Krysti Shallenberger, Alaska's Energy Desk - Bethel
A 22-year-old village public safety officer in the Southwest Alaska community of Eek has been charged with sexual assault and human trafficking.
The communities are shutting down in order to help one another out, after cases are first reported in nearby communities.
There were no fatalities in the accident, but the Division of Forestry says only one of the three firefighters who was injured has returned to work.
Two skiffs collided on the Johnson River on Sunday.
After the short-selling firm J Capital Research released a report suggesting the Donlin Gold mine was too expensive to build, NovaGold's stock price dropped, but since then its prices have rebounded.
A group of shareholders wants a vote on whether or not the controversial gold mine should be built.
The firm acknowledges that it would benefit from the a decline in Donlin's stock, but others agree that the cost of building the mine is the biggest obstacle to its profitability.
About 50 of the town's 6,500 residents met at the cultural center and shared stories about racist police treatment of African-American and Alaska Native citizens.
Ravn Air Group’s March bankruptcy filing during the coronavirus pandemic left many Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta villages without mail or passenger service, but three airlines stepped in to make sure that residents got their mail and access to medical care. Still, the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation claims that there are still villages without regular air service.
Officials say the pilot and one passenger are still recovering from surgeries performed after the crash.
The person was in Bethel when they tested positive for the coronavirus at the hospital.
Despite an appeal by mine opponents, the state says it will move ahead with a review.
Residents in the village of 500 can only leave to visit neighbors for essential visits. Even the gas station is closed.
In the letter, ten tribes ask investors to withdraw their support of the project, which they say doesn't have support of the region.
The barge got stuck in ice on the Kuskokwim River last winter, and was recently seen floating past Bethel during the river breakup.
Tribes began work on the project 40 years ago, but have recently run into challenges paying for it. Now, Donlin Gold is offering to pay some of the money to support it in lieu of federal taxes.
Pedro John Mark Active was arrested on May 1, five months after a 15-year-old girl reported that he assaulted her while she slept on November 3, 2019.