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Alaska rejected more than 7,500 ballots in special primary election. Here’s why.

More than 7,500 ballots were rejected in the special primary election to fill the remainder of the late Congressman Don Young’s term, according to the final vote tally. That’s a statewide rejection rate of 4.55%, double the rejection rate from the 2020 primary. The final ballot rejection rate in rural Alaska communities was even higher, with about 1 in 8 ballots not being counted. The primary was Alaska’s first statewide by-mail election.
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Witness signature requirement leads to high ballot rejection rate, especially in rural Alaska

More than 7,500 ballots were rejected in the special primary election to fill the remainder of the late Congressman Don Young’s term, according to the final vote tally. That’s a statewide rejection rate of 4.55%, double the rejection rate from the 2020 primary. The final ballot rejection rate in rural Alaska communities was even higher, with about 1 in 8 ballots not being counted. The primary was Alaska’s first statewide by-mail election.
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The free fish bin returns to Bethel

The free fish bin has returned to Bethel. You can pick up free salmon from the green bin, which is located between the Brown’s Slough bridge and Corina’s Case Lot Groceries. The salmon come from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game Bethel Test Fishery. The fishery harvests...
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Bethel man sentenced for murder, attempted sexual assault

Bethel, Alaska (KINY) - An Alaskan man has been sentenced to more than a century behind bars for murder and attempted sexual assault. On Thursday, June 23, Bethel Superior Court Judge Nathaniel Peters sentenced Samuel Atchak to 115 years for the murder and attempted sexual assault of a 19-year-old Chevak woman.
BETHEL, AK
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On the June 28 Bethel City Council agenda: a ballot proposition and a budget amendment

On the agenda is a ballot proposition that will appear on municipal ballots this October. The ballot measure will determine whether the City of Bethel has the authority to issue mask mandates. Voting "yes" on the ballot means you think that the city should not be able to issue the mandates. Voting "no" means you think that it should have the authority. More than 117 residents signed a petition requesting that the proposition appear on the ballot.
BETHEL, AK
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State of Alaska District Court in Bethel June 11 – 17

Jordan Mark, 20 1st Degree Murder 99 Yrs.; $50,000. Andy Attie, 35 Unlawful Contact Per Court Ordered 1 Yr. Prob. Emmitt Paul, 26 4th Degree Assault, Reckless Endangerment, 4th Degree Misconduct Involving Weapons 90 Days, 3 Yrs. Prob. James Spein, 31 4th Degree Assault 60 Days, 2 Yrs. Prob. James...
BETHEL, AK
Delta Discovery

Adventures on the Yukon and Kuskowim Rivers

Last week we featured the Yukon/Kuskokwim adventure canoers 22 year old Thomas Dyment and 23 year old Luke Wenger from Bethel who paddled all the way from Fairbanks to Bethel via the Paimute Yukon/Kuskokwim Portage from May 13th to June 9th, 2022. We were able to meet up with them to ask a few questions about their trip.
BETHEL, AK
Delta Discovery

Show respect for people past and present

My next article is a continuation of what I brought up not too long ago. A lifelong friend of mine and I openly discussed the homeless situation in Bethel because he has had a brush with the homeless on his property. The community of Bethel became a caterer to people who had no place to stay and were not Bethel residents, but people from various villages in the Y-K Delta.
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Adventurers take a river canoe trip from Fairbanks to Bethel

Two Bethel men made an epic journey from Fairbanks to Bethel on a single canoe, traveling approximately 850 miles while paddling their way down the Tanana, Yukon, and Kuskokwim Rivers. Thomas Dyment and Luke Wenger have been friends for years, working together as EMTs at the Bethel Fire Department. Their...
BETHEL, AK
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Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending May 22

• Between 05/01/2022 and 05/27/2022, the Bethel Fire Department responded to 73 EMS and 11 Fire incidents. • On 05/03/2022 at 4:31 a.m., Firefighters responded to Ptarmigan Road for the report of a vehicle fire. Upon arrival, Firefighters observed an SUV that was fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters deployed hose lines and extinguished the fire. The cause of the fire was unintentional.
BETHEL, AK
Delta Discovery

AVCP mourns the passing of former AVCP 2nd Traditional Chief, Bea Kristovich

The AVCP Executive Board and Staff offer condolences to the immediate and extended family of Bea Kristovich. Bea was born in Napaimute and lived most of her life in Bethel. She was a leader for the Y-K Delta and devoted a lot of time to education and working to protect Native rights. Bea was a trailblazer. As the first woman to hold the position of AVCP Second Traditional Chief, she demonstrated to everyone what is possible for our Tribes and Tribal organizations. She always thought about the region’s people first and tried to help everyone.
BETHEL, AK
Delta Discovery

Grandma’s Helper

2 year old Amelia Chaney of Napaskiak is happy to be helping her grandparents Joe and Susan Bavilla hang their salmon strips at their family’s fish rack. She is the daughter of Alex Chaney and Jolene Bavilla. Photo by Jolene Bavilla.
NAPASKIAK, AK
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Jordan Mark sentenced to 99 years for 10-year-old’s murder

Yesterday (June 13, 2022), a 20-year-old was sentenced to 99 years for the murder of a 10-year-old girl in the village of Quinhagak in 2020. Fairbanks Superior Court Judge Michael MacDonald sentenced Jordan Mark to 99 years to serve for one count of murder in the first degree. No trial took place. Court proceedings occurred in Bethel.
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Alaska State Troopers launch online reporting statewide

Avoid long hold times or a drive to a local Trooper post by reporting certain crimes online. The Alaska State Troopers have launched a new crime reporting system that will allow Alaskans to submit information about certain crimes securely online. The new system, which is available today (June 10th, 2022), is intended for certain non-emergency incidents and situations where the suspect is not known and the crime was not witnessed. While the new online reporting system may be expanded, reports for fraud, harassing phone calls, shoplifting, theft, trespassing, and vandalism/criminal mischief are currently being accepted.
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