Cab drivers are more likely to be killed by homicide while on the job than workers in any other profession — four times more likely to be killed at work than police officers.
Bethel has a new mandate requiring people arriving at the Alaska Airlines terminal to be tested for COVID-19 — and requiring cab drivers to check.
Taxis are a main form of transportation to and from medical appointments for people who travel to Bethel for health care. But one cab company owner says the Medicaid vouchers were too expensive.
Twenty-three Bethel residents, most of them cab drivers, were charged Friday for allegedly selling alcohol without a license after a two-year-long undercover investigation. The State of Alaska is charging 18 cab drivers, who come from every Bethel cab company: Quyana Cab, Kusko Cab, Taxi Cab, and Alaska Taxi.