907 Updates May 11 & 12, 2021

A true matriarch of the family and an amazing woman of Alaskan history, Vera Wright, passed away peacefully on May 11th, 2021, at 97 years old. A life well-lived.
Vera Wright has passed.
KTUU Aaska’s News Source: A good Samaritan is on the search for his stolen truck in Wasilla; Moose’s Tooth restaurant to open second location; Lucky Wishbone reopens to in-person service with more safety measures and more ->
KTOO Public Media: ‘We deserve to feel safe:’ Unangax̂ activists speak up about missing, murdered Indigenous people; Alaska Court System services slowly coming back online after cyberattack; Ketchikan king salmon derby canceled due to concern over wild fish stocks and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Illegal Facebook Gambling Surges During Pandemic; Army National Guard Rescues 4 Stranded Boaters Near Bethel and more ->
Alaska Native News: Coast Guard reminds boaters of new engine cut-off switch law; This Day In Alaska History May 11th, 1852 & May 12th, 1898 and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: University of Alaska launches new education website for prospective teachers; Registration day approaches as Fairbanks borough libraries prepare for summer reading program and more ->
Anchorage Press, UA Press Release: UA Interim President Pat Pitney selects former Governor Sean Parnell as next UAA chancellor
By Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News: 11 Alaska skiers — many of them former high school Skimeisters — named to U.S. cross-country ski team
Suzanne Downing, Editor, Must Read Alaska: Wednesday Newsletter – The razor’s edge election in Anchorage; Fairbanks teacher interviews with NewsMax’s Greg Kelly
Check the 23-minute mark of the Greg Kelly Show to hear first-hand from Connie Gardner.; Alaska Attorney General joins others objecting to Instagram for kids and more ->

By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Take A Ride On The Longest Zipline In Alaska At Icy Strait Point