Bethel

Local News
5:30 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

2/27/15 - Ancient Yup'ik way of healing being revived to prevent suicide, other social ills

Elders teach the laws of “living in ultimate purity,” as a way of healing

By Sophie Evan, KYUK

Health care providers in Bethel are reviving "Calricaraq," an ancient Yup'ik holistic way to live a long, healthy, and balanced life. The Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation’s Preventative Services Department is bringing back a system that’s meant to guide the Yup'ik, or “real people” in Yup'ik, from conception to adulthood. They hope it will help curb alarming suicide rates and tough social issues facing Yup’ik people today.

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Local News
7:00 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

2/13/15 Chukchi oil development approvals moving forward

Shell one step closer to developing up to 4 billion barrels of oil

A federal agency has removed a roadblock to offshore drilling in Arctic waters this summer. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management said Thursday it corrected parts of an environmental review of a proposal to develop as much as 4 billion barrels of oil in Alaska's Chukchi Sea. A federal appeals court had ruled the environmental review was flawed when it was prepared before 2.7 billion dollars in Chukchi lease sales in 2008. The lawsuit had held up drilling by Royal Dutch Shell.

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Local News
7:26 am
Mon February 9, 2015

2/9/15 - Gov. Bill Walker administration seeks delay in tribal sovereignty case

Tribes’ attorney says state of Alaska seeks to delay a ruling it has little chance of winning on appeal

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Local News
7:48 am
Mon January 5, 2015

1/5/15 - Anchorage murder rate of 14 in 2014 down from past two decades

Fourteen homicides in Anchorage in 2014 down from past

The number of homicides in Anchorage in 2014 was the lowest in two decades. Alaska Dispatch News reports homicide detectives investigated the deaths of 14 people last year. One of those deaths is not being counted as a confirmed homicide. Police say the year's total is the second lowest number of homicide for the city in 24 years.

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State closes Bethel office of the Department of Environmental Conservation

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Local News
7:00 am
Tue December 23, 2014

12/23/14 - Spending in U.S. Senate race in Alaska totals $60 million

Reports to the Federal Elections Commission show Sen. Mark Begich spent $10 million in  his campaign to retain his seat. Senator-elect Dan Sullivan spend $7.6 million. With PAC spending added in, the total spent on the race was $60 million.

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Late onset of winter cold in Bethel sets a record

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