An investigation into nepotism, procurement violations and other lapses within Bethel government won’t result in criminal charges, but city procedures have changed, the City Council says.

Lisa Demer
A state financial audit details questionable spending by the old Newtok Traditional Council for an evacuation center, including double billings, an unsupported advance, retroactive pay and a lump sum paid to the chief executive of a tribal nonprofit corporation.Lisa Demer

Newtok doesn’t intend to lose itself to the creep of climate change. Of more than two dozen threatened Alaska villages, Newtok is the one farthest along in efforts to relocate to new, higher ground.

Loren Holmes,Lisa Demer

Newtok doesn’t intend to lose itself to the creep of climate change. Of more than two dozen threatened Alaska villages, Newtok is the one farthest along in efforts to relocate to new, higher ground.

Loren Holmes,Lisa Demer
Newtok doesn’t intend to lose itself to the creep of climate change. Of more than two dozen threatened Alaska villages, Newtok is the one farthest along in efforts to relocate to new, higher ground.Lisa Demer
Two boaters missing near the mouth of the Kuskokwim River in Southwest Alaska have been found uninjured, troopers said.Sean Doogan
A search continued Tuesday for two overdue boaters last seen in the Kuskokwim River village of Napaskiak on Sunday night. Alaska Dispatch News
The die-off was spotted in mid-July, when warm temperatures and low water levels led to some dead, unspawned fish turning up in parts of the remote Northwest Alaska river.Suzanna Caldwell
Two people died in house fires in communities in Southcentral and Southwest Alaska on Thursday, and authorities warned Alaskans to check home heating devices as cooler weather arrives.Megan Edge
Last week, Obama named Brown to the National Advisory Council on Indian Education, which advises Education Secretary Arne Duncan on the funding and administration of federal programs for Indian education.Emma Brown | Washington Post