907 Updates February 18, 2019

By Kortnie Horazdovsky: Magnitude 4.4 aftershock hits southcentral Monday morning
By Austin Sjong: Roads reopen after early morning fire causes Arctic and Fireweed to shut down
By Patrick Enslow: Crash on Iron Dog trail leaves rider hospitalized, sleds totaled
Agree, ignore him.
By Dave Leval: Neighbors say Mat-Su man’s Black History Month display is offensive, racist
African-American leaders including Chuck Bremer, who has worked with the A. Philip Randolph Institute to advance civil rights, have advice for Platt and others.

“I wouldn’t waste my time with anybody like that, it wouldn’t bother me. It’s a fool,” said Bremer, who is in Anchorage this weekend for the inaugural Bettye Davis African-American Summit, in memory of the first black woman elected to the Alaska Senate. “I don’t have time for foolish things at my age.”

Wade Henderson, the former director of the Washington, D.C. branch of the NAACP, agreed with Bremer.

“As long as it stops with an expression of political opinion, I’m OK with that,” Henderson said. “When it crosses over into action, harmful actions against individuals, obviously I would oppose it. In this instance, I think it’s just best to ignore him.”
By Associated Press: State signs $2M timber sale contract for southeast Alaska
By Derek Minemyer: Alaska volunteer fire departments suffering staff shortages