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  1. Bethel court case against tobacco giant Philip Morris goes to the juryRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    A Bethel jury on Thursday will begin deliberating in the case of Dolores Hunter vs. Philip Morris USA over whether the tobacco giant's messages, advertisements or packaging tricked her life partner into smoking and hurt his efforts to quit. Lawyers made their closing arguments Wednesday, a day later than planned, after one of Philip Morris' lawyers suffered a health issue and was medevaced to Anchorage.

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  2. Actions of tobacco giant Philip Morris on trial in Bethel over death of lifelong Marlboro smokerRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    A dozen years after a Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta man died of lung cancer, the question of whether tobacco company misrepresentations contributed to his death is playing out once again in Bethel Superior Court. The civil case alleging fraud by Philip Morris was brought in 2006 by the family of Benjamin Francis, a Yup'ik man from St. Marys who spent his adult years in the Yukon River village of Marshall.

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  3. Barrow's new name is its old one, Utqia vik. But how do you pronounce it?Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    The new-old name for Barrow may take some practice to pronounce, and it's time to start: UtqiaA vik won the nod from a slim majority of city voters earlier this month and now has the state's stamp of approval to take effect Dec. 1. Say it this way, with guttural back-of-the-throat sounds for the representative "k" and hard "g" in the middle: oot - kay-ahg - vik. State officials say they know of just two other rural communities that changed their names in modern times: Nunapitchuk, formerly Akolmiut, which did so in 1983, and Nunam Iqua, which changed from Sheldon Point in 2000.

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  4. Kongiganak tribal police officer accused of stealing alcohol from evidence, injuring man in fightRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    A Kongiganak tribal police officer was arrested Thursday after Alaska State Troopers say he injured a man while the two were drinking alcohol that had been taken from the village's public safety building, where it was being held as evidence in another case. At 5 p.m. Thursday, troopers received a report that Derek Black, 26, of Kongiganak was at a Bethel hospital with injuries received in a fight with Scott Hill, 25, also of Kongiganak, troopers wrote in an online dispatch.

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  5. North Slope leader, honored at AFN, responds with stories of unconventional political maneuversRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    A longtime Alaska Native leader from Barrow told stories Friday of how he slyly worked his will with politicians, oil developers and anyone else in fighting for subsistence, the ability to tax oil field infrastructure and other causes over the years. Oliver Leavitt, former chairman of Arctic Slope Regional Corp. and a leader of the Inupiaq people, was honored Friday by the Alaska Federation of Natives as its first citizen of the decade.

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  6. Troopers arrest 7, seize cocaine and heroin in Bethel drug bustRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    A roughly two-month-long investigation into the Bethel drug trade ended Thursday with Alaska State Troopers making more than half a dozen arrests, after seizing over $350,000 in drugs and money at a single home. A Friday trooper dispatch said that troopers' Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit began investigating Bethel sales of cocaine and heroin in late August.

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  7. Interior secretary to announce directive at AFN to federal land managers: Make tribes a partnerRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will appear at the Alaska Federation of Natives convention on Friday to announce a new direction in working with tribes. The secretarial order, in the last months of the Obama administration, directs federal land managers to work with tribes on every front.

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  8. AFN board recognizes those who did exceptional work for Native peopleRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    Mike Toyukak, speaking at left, receives the AFN Citizen of the Year award on the first day of the Alaska Federation of Natives convention in Fairbanks on Thursday. Toyukak, from the Southeast Alaska village of Manokotak, sued the State of Alaska in a case that led to the requirement that the state translate election materials into Native languages.

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  9. In a first, AFN board endorses Clinton for presidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    Just as thousands of people are descending on Fairbanks for the Alaska Federation of Natives annual convention, the influential organization's board has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. Julie Kitka, AFN president, told a pre-convention tribal conference Wednesday that the recommendation marks the first time in AFN's 50-year history that the board was making an endorsement for president.

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  10. Woman who left Alaska while under investigation now accused in Massachusetts killing of 95-year-oldRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    A woman who disappeared from Alaska while under investigation for theft in Bethel emerged on the East Coast this month accused in a violent home invasion in Massachusetts that left a 95-year-old man dead and put his wife in the hospital. Brittany E. Smith, 27, and Joshua Hart, 23, are due in Orange District Court in Northwestern Massachusetts Friday morning to face charges of murder, attempted murder, home invasion, armed robbery, larceny and conspiracy, according to the Northwestern District Attorney's Office.

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  11. Proposal to again allow ATVs and snowmachines in Bethel moving forwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    A proposal to allow four-wheelers, snowmachines and other off-road vehicles on Bethel city streets is moving forward after a public outcry over a crackdown that began last month. A measure by Mayor Rick Robb to allow ATVs and snowmachines was introduced at Tuesday night's Bethel City Council meeting.

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  12. Sudden crackdown on four-wheelers quiets Bethel streets and upsets residentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    In the space of just days, a crackdown targeting four-wheelers and snowmachines on the streets in the rural Southwest Alaska hub of Bethel changed life for many. The Bethel City Council on Sept.

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  13. AVCP calls for action to address worsening alcohol problems in villages from Bethel liquor storeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    A leading Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta tribal organization on Thursday urged action to recognize and address the impacts - some called it devastation - from Bethel's two liquor stores on surrounding villages. Tribal leaders in villages on the Kuskokwim River say problems from alcohol have dramatically escalated since Bethel's first liquor store opened in May. Now a second store is operating.

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  14. For the first time, a woman leads this big Alaska Native organization. Her grandfather was a founder.Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    After months of tension, discord and questions about its very viability from some of its Southwest Alaska member tribes, the region's leading Alaska Native nonprofit answered this week with a call for unity, a new power structure and for the first time, a woman in charge. The Association of Village Council Presidents, made of 56 tribes in 48 villages throughout the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, punctuated its annual convention in Bethel Thursday with the naming of Vivian Johnson Korthuis as its first chief executive officer.

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  15. Emmonak voters leaning toward a city-run liquor store; Kotzebue voters want to keep store thereRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 5, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    Voters in the Yukon River village of Emmonak are leaning toward support of a city liquor store, but the outcome of Tuesday's municipal election on alcohol won't be certain until all ballots are counted. Meanwhile in Kotzebue, voters overwhelming said they want to keep the city-owned liquor store, which has become a vital source of revenue for the Northwest Alaska hub.

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  16. Akiachak ATV driver charged with manslaughter in death of pedestrianRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 5, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    The driver of an all-terrain vehicle that struck and killed a woman walking along a street in the Western Alaska village of Akiachak last week has been charged with manslaughter, troopers said. Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters said in an email that Katherine Noatak, 25, was charged in the death of 76-year-old Ruth Lomack, who was hit late Friday on Front Street in Akiachak.

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  17. Akiachak woman dies when struck by ATVRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    A 76-year-old pedestrian was killed in the Western Alaska village of Akiachak late Friday when she was struck by an all-terrain vehicle, Alaska State Troopers said. Word of the collision just before midnight involving two Akiachak residents - victim Ruth Lomack and driver Katherine Noatak, 25, who was also injured in the crash - first reached Bethel troopers about an hour later, according to a Monday dispatch.

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  18. Charging document: Slain North Slope Borough official was killed by stepsonRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    A North Slope Borough official shot to death in his home last week was killed by his stepson after an alcohol-fueled fistfight, according to a charging document filed in Barrow District Court Wednesday. Robert Clark, a 20-year-old who goes by Bobby, called borough police and said, "I shot my stepdad," according to the charging document.

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  19. The last barge of the year means last chance for big goods in Bush townRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    The last-chance barge landed at Bethel's city dock Tuesday afternoon hauling most everything needed for life in Southwest Alaska. The giant, slow-moving vessel is the last arrival of the year in Bethel for Alaska Marine Lines, part of the Lynden companies and the biggest freight operator serving the region.

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  20. 1st Yup'ik speaker recognized as official court interpreterRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    Crystal Garrison, supervisor for Alaska Court System's in-court clerks in Bethel, recently passed the National Center for State Courts' written exam for court interpreters. She was tested on court terms, ethical standards for interpreters and her English proficiency.

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