907 Updates February 11, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Trial set to begin in 2017 triple murder; Polaris students ask school board to keep safety and security guard; Internships set ANSEP students up for success in science; Assembly members discuss Port of Alaska project; 25 Years of BP Teachers of Excellence: Wasilla Middle School receives STEM grant; Illuminated art highlights climate change in Anchorage and more ->
KTUU: Snowmachiner dies in avalanche near Cooper Lake; UPDATE: APD asks for help to find suspect in Fairview disturbance; Man wounded, arrested after firing rifle at Willow home; 2YH: Helping heal the mind by resting it; Ninilchik Emergency Services announces a new interim board; Baxter Spelling Bee and more ->
KTOO Public Media: How did the Nunam Iqua boys get lost on the snowy tundra? They were chasing a fox.; Alaska DOT plans to cut costs at 18 rural airports; As tourism grows in Ketchikan, some wonder if a few wild places can remain truly local; Caribou were restored to the Nushagak Peninsula in the ’80s. Now there are so many, they’re depleting the food they depend on and more ->
Alaska Native News: Three Stranded Bikers Rescued near White Mountain and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: UAF research team uses drones to help the community; Wandering Bear Gallery exhibits photos taken by Fairbanks’ homeless population as well as spine-tingling sculptures; Community volunteers work to reopen North Pole HS ice rink after twenty years; Special Olympic Athletes Take to the Slope for Competition and Friendship. More ->
By Alexandra Kelly, Changing America; Trump is creating a task force on missing and murdered Native American women. Here’s what it will do This is the second initiative from the Trump administration to fight violence against indigenous women and girls.
One member of the task force, Tara Sweeney, identifies as a member of the Native Village of Barrow Traditional Iñupiat Government and Iñupiat Community of the Arctic Slope tribes. She is the Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs.

According to ABC News, Sweeney is also a survivor of sexual assault.

The task force will deliver its first report in November 2020.
By Michael S. Lockett, Juneau Empire: Juneau author nominated for Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame She wrote a book highlighting WWII American internment camps
Candess, Redskins News: First Lady Candess visits troops in Alaska
By Elizabeth Chuck and Haimy Assefa, NBC News: She hoped to shine a light on maternal mortality among Native Americans. Instead, she became a statistic of it. Stephanie Snook, who was due with twins, wanted to be interviewed for an article about indigenous women’s high rate of pregnancy-related deaths. She had no idea her own life was at stake.
Alaska Native News: Exploring Women’s Engagement in 30 Years of Alaska Fisheries
Our Third Thirds: Is it hoarding if you’re organized?
Craig Medred: The preference