907 Updates October 24, 2017

By KTVA Web Staff: 3 men posing as APD break-in to apartment
By Liz Raines: Special session: House fast-tracks crime bill, governor’s tax lacks support

By Blake Essig (KTUU): North Pole man returns home after surviving Las Vegas shooting
Ariane Personal PPD Submission
By Associated Press: Alaska-owned aerospace company lines up commercial launches
By Samantha Angaiak: City plans to tear down DHHS building, add senior housing and replace DHHS building at new location
Excellent news!
By Joe Vigil: Injured Anchorage firefighter makes progress in recovery

By Heather Hintze: Moose: 1 Prius: 0

By KTVA Web Staff: For Alaska pilots, the sky is the limit

Internet Celebration Day?
By Leroy Polk: Last segment of cable installed for internet in remote Alaska communities

By Leroy Polk: Anchorage robber pulls knife on store employee, drops keys to getaway car
Free Flu Shot Clinics This Wednesday and Thursday
The Municipal Department of Health and Human Services and Anchorage School District are hosting free flu shot clinics on Wednesday and Thursday. Flu shots are available to the general public, for anyone 6 months of age and older. The vaccine, Quadrivalent, is designed to protect against two influenza A and two influenza B viruses. A limited number of the “high dose” flu vaccine will be available for people 65 years of age and older.
Alaska Highway News Local Highlights
By William D. Cohan: Journalism’s Broken Business Model Won’t Be Solved by Billionaires

But the story of Alice Rogoff and the Alaska Dispatch News is a cautionary tale that shows the limits of what a wealthy owner is willing, or able, to do for a struggling newspaper in the digital era.
Figuring out the original ticket price is too expensive?
Halloween at the Library
FYI: As a valued Library patron, I would like to offer you a special half-off discount on tickets to the upcoming Halloween party. Library patrons can get tickets to this special evening for only $50. To purchase your discounted tickets, apply the code 50PATRON when you purchase your tickets.
49 Writers Blog – Nancy Lord | The Need for Science Writing
On Wednesday, Oct. 25, I’ll be presenting a free 49 Writers craft talk and reading at the Indigo Tea lounge at 7 p.m. We’ll consider the art of writing science into fiction. Science fiction has been with us for a very long time, but embracing scientists as characters and scientific concepts and practices within all kinds of fiction—speculative or not—gives us new opportunities as readers and writers. I’ll talk about that, read a bit from my novel, and invite conversation.

I’ll also be giving two 49 Writers writing workshops about science writing for general audiences. In Fairbanks on Sat. Oct. 28 from 1-4 at the Bear Gallery and in Anchorage on Sunday Oct. 29 from 2-5 at the Alaska Humanities Forum office. Details at http://49writers.org/class-catalog.
Cinthia Ritchie: Poetry acceptance, and lots of Tucson love
Craig Medred: Reality Check
Craig Medred: Iditarod down
In the wake of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race’s first, publicly revealed doping case, the International Federation of Sleddog Sports has moved to distance itself from the globe’s premier sled-dog competition.

In “an open letter” to the organizers of the 1,000-mile race from Willow to Nome, the global governing body for sled-dog sports disavowed any connection to the embattled Alaska event.

Sitka Nature Windy Day