907 Updates September 15, 2018

If you are in crisis, please call the Alaska’s statewide suicide prevention and crisis support hotline.
877-266-4357. The hotline is available every day, 24/7.

By Shannon Ballard: Homer woman adds voice to conversation during Suicide Prevention Week
By Laurel Andrews, Alex DeMarban: Man arrested after body of missing Kotzebue girl is found
By Rebecca Palsha: Villages and cities across Alaska pay tribute to missing 10 year-old girl from Kotzebue
By Chris Klint: Man charged with murder in Palmer woman’s shooting
By Megan Mazurek: Vehicle collision causes critical injuries
By Leroy Polk: Passenger plane crashes in swamp, survivors huddle on overturned plane for rescue
By Devin Kelly: 19-year-old sneaks into Anchorage tunnel and sets up apartment, with a table and a cat
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: API chief, two other Health officials resign
By Daniella Rivera: API CEO, others resign following release of negative report
By Steve Quinn: Insurance covers ASD’s $12,000 consultant crisis fee
So much for being above reproach~
By Joe Vigil: State employee criticized over Facebook post
The Department of Law says it and other departments were discussing possible social media guidelines before the latest post.

“…have been reviewing the possibility of adopting a policy or training procedure to help workers understand how negative behavior on social media could impact their job duties, without infringing on their First Amendment right to freedom of speech,” said Department of Law Assistant Attorney General Cori Mills.

Mills also said, right now, there is no statewide policy or guidance document in place. Mills would not comment if the department would have a discussion with Garner or punish him.
By Richard Mauer: New budget report predicts state savings accounts will be empty by 2021
By Lauren Maxwell: Alaskan artist turns her talents to fish