907 Updates September 06, 2017

By Mary Simton: DNCE pops into Anchorage children’s hospital for surprise visit
By Mike Ross: Cat trapping: Is it legal in Anchorage?
For information on renting humane traps and city laws about trapping stray animals, call Anchorage Animal Care & Control at (907) 343-8122. If you know of a stray animal, call (907) 343-8119.
Does vandalism at a school carry a higher, stiffer penalty? Phone numbers or other contact information for reporting on this crime would be nice.
By Dan Carpenter: Vandals target elementary school’s security cameras
He says the cameras will be replaced as soon as possible and encourages witnesses of vandalism to call police and confront children.
“If it’s kids doing stupid stuff, kids will generally respond to adults.”
By Lauren Maxwell: ASD pilot program aims to connect students, faculty

By Travis Khachatoorian: Anchorage entrepreneur tests personalized hydroponic cabinets
By Rebecca Palsha: The future of UAA: An interview with the interim chancellor
By Malcom Rittter: 3 scientists, Planned Parenthood win Lasker medical prizes
In awarding its public service prize to Planned Parenthood, the foundation said it had provided “essential health services and reproductive care to millions of women for more than a century.” About 1 in 5 women in the U.S. has been helped by the organization at some point in their lives, the Lasker foundation said. Besides family planning, it also provides cancer screenings and testing for sexually transmitted diseases.