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Native leaders address police brutality allegation

...west of Anchorage, KYUK reported.The Association of Village Council Presidents also sent a letter to Bethel Mayor Joe Klejka encouraging police to follow the law and regulations. In the July 25 letter, council president Myron Naneng also asked...
Bethel council releases investigation on manager

...the council released a redacted version of the document late Monday.The investigation was very clear, Bethel Mayor Joe Klejka told KYUK."We just have to have a city manager who follows the Bethel Municipal Code," Klejka said.The findings...
Bethel school-based health center proposed

...has not yet been finalized, but locating the center near students would be crucial, YKHC corporate medical director Joe Klejka said."This makes it more convenient," Klejka said.The center may be staffed by a pediatric resident, he said...
Bethel planning for reduced liquor restrictions

...council plans a special meeting next week to consider zoning rules that could limit where liquor could be sold, and Mayor Joe Klejka wants a one-year moratorium on liquor license applications. One of the petitioners who put the issue on the ballot...
Bethel residents wanted 'wet' city, but not drenched

...imports. Local alcohol sales are still illegal for now because businesses have yet to obtain liquor licenses. Mayor Joe Klejka said the city can use the results of the advisory vote to object to applications. Four restaurants, the city's largest...
Bethel bans plastic bags in order to cut tundra trash

...chain now," Hanson said. "It's in the bottom of the Pacific Ocean; it's in the plankton." The Bethel mayor, Joe Klejka, said it remains to be seen whether businesses will try to overturn the ban. "We're expecting that that might occur...
Bethel residents head to polls for booze laws again

...Behold booze politics in rural Alaska. "Our heads are just kind of going in circles out here," said Bethel Mayor Joe Klejka, a physician who favors a return to "damp" status for the city. That means you can order a limited amount of liquor...
Bethel Oks tobacco tax hike

...its current rate and pass the increased tax on to consumers through raising the prices of other products.Bethel Mayor Joe Klejka says he doesn't see retailers passing the buck on to non-tobacco users and sees the benefit in the tax."I don't...
Study finds prefab houses beyond repair in villages

...early 1980s, and wood rot is a common problem in the hub city for buildings constructed around the same time, Mayor Joe Klejka said at the time. "The wood turns to powder," he said. Deputy Housing Secretary Ron Sims heard highlights of the...


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