Teresa Cotsirilos, KYUK - Bethel
In the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta’s villages, local law enforcement’s job can seem impossible. Alaska’s Village Police Officers are expected to arrest their own friends and family without adequate support, and for very little pay. Listen now
The Calista Regional Native Corporation has denied any wrongdoing in an ongoing sexual harassment lawsuit against the company. Listen now
The Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta has one of the highest suicide rates in the country, and Mountain Village is a place where suicide attempts are common. As in many villages, the first responder is often a Village or Tribal Police Officer. Listen now
The village of Napakiak received $449,000 in federal funding on Thursday that could help them respond to the “imminent threat” of climate change. Listen now
After parting ways with a long-time contractor, the Lower Kuskokwim School District doesn’t have nearly enough school buses for the city’s students. Listen now
On Saturday, a large crowd of elders, scholars and artists gathered in Quinhagak to celebrate the opening of the Nunalleq Culture and Archaeology Center. Listen now
In communities like Mountain Village, tribal court systems are drawing on traditional views of justice to help residents rebuild their lives, rather than just punishing them.
The owner of Bethel’s Tundra Suites hotel has been charged with Medicaid fraud. Listen now
Professional football players embarked on a whirlwind tour of Bethel on Wednesday. Seattle Seahawks offensive linemen Joey Hunt and Jordan Roos were in town for a grand total of nine hours and got a crash course in Yup'ik culture. Listen now
Almost six months after he was accused of slapping a woman in his hotel room, former House District 38 Representative Zach Fansler is pleading guilty, though not to assault.
Senior personnel at the Calista Regional Native Corporation are accusing each other of misconduct, and it’s not clear who’s telling the truth.
Calista’s Board of Directors alleges in a press release that ousted chairman Wayne Don is deliberately spreading misinformation about the company. Listen now
The Calista Regional Native Corporation is trying to get rid of its former chairman, and it’s not entirely clear why. Listen now
An abandoned Bureau of Indian Affairs school building on the outskirts of Bethel caught fire Sunday morning and could burn for a long time. Listen now
A million Alaska Airlines miles have been reported stolen from the Bethel Family Clinic. Listen now
Gov. Bill Walker asked the chairs of both finance committees Monday to re-allocate $10 million toward the state’s ailing 911 system. The money was originally proposed for oil and gas research, but the governor’s office said that this was more important. Listen now
For most of the past two decades, Marshall has been without police. Now residents are working out ways to defend their community on their own. Listen now
In a violent attempted home invasion last weekend, an Alakanuk man allegedly tried to shoot his daughter and infant granddaughter with a semi-automatic rifle. He was stopped in the arctic entryway by his daughter’s boyfriend, who armed himself, tackled the shooter and held him down until State Troopers arrived. Listen now