Alaska News October 25 & 26, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: 1 seriously injured in shooting at The Gaslight; Alleged serial rapist charged with assaulting 9th victim while out on bail; $1M bail set for Wasilla murder suspect; ‘This sentence was not my idea’: Ousted judge discusses Schneider plea deal on Dr. Phil; APD: No delay for police reports for certain car crashes; Appeals court overturns Alaska man’s marijuana DUI conviction; ‘ATTLA’ film documents cultural impact of musher George Attla; The real reason for the Last Great Race on Earth; ‘Devilfish’ highlights Indigenous folklore, addresses trauma and more ->
By Kristen Durand, KTUU: Local man warns others after son is hospitalized after taking supplement
KTUU: Woman hit by vehicle dies in downtown Anchorage; Veteran has a new home built for him after losing his house in McKinley Fire; Residents claim problems with paper PFD applications and more ->
KTOO Public Media: For Halloween, ‘Molly of Denali’ creators explain how to dress up like Molly; Gardentalk – Season finale on cleanup and the last of the veggies; What’s driving up bacteria levels in Ketchikan’s drinking water? Climate change. And goats. More ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Update: Thirteen-Year Old Girl Missing In Bethel Has Been Found; Nunapitchuk Student Arrested For Threatening Students With Airsoft Pistol In School; Chevak Parents Awarded ‘Parents Of The Year’ At AFN Convention; Akilista Distribution For Calista Shareholders Largest Yet and more ->
Alaska Native News: Coast Guard Medevacs Injured Hunter from Kodiak Island; Kasilof Man Arrested on Multiple Counts of Domestic Violence; Living Dead Scattered Across Alaska Landscape; Mystery Organism Comes to Light and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Body of missing road excavator found north of Sitka; Gov. Dunleavy announces new federal funding for rural youth homelessness; Mariachi Band travels to Fairbanks, applies for college; Rare reptile sanctuary in Fairbanks and more ->
The Arctic Sounder: Ambler road project may significantly impact health in region and more ->
Suzanne Downing, Must Read Alaska: Companies team up to help ease Unalaska travel woes

The staffer for Sen. Ted Stevens worked for him in his Anchorage office for decades, and also stepped out of her official role to become his campaign manager every six years. She was known across the state for being a great organizer, who could get yard signs posted all across the state, and get events running to perfection. Her memory lives on among her many friends. Check later today for a more complete story.
Corri A. Feige is commissioner of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. Alaska Journal of Commerce, GUEST COMMENTARY: This land is your land
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By Tony Wade, Daily Republic: Q&A with author Sherri L. Smith
Q: So how did you come up with the idea for your first book, “Lucy the Giant?”

A: I was visiting a friend who lived in Alaska. One of his friends gave me a tour of the University of Alaska campus in Juneau and she said three words that ended up being the title of my first book. She was talking about some kids she taught and said, “One of them, this girl, Lucy.” Then she sighed and said, “Lucy the giant.” And like a bell went off in my head. I wrote it down on a legal pad. Soon after I was on a ferry and was writing down ideas and a woman came over to me and said, “Excuse me. Are you a writer?” And I said, “no,” and she said, “But you’re writing.” Those two things, plus a moment of quiet up there, convinced me that I was supposed to be writing.
Meet Author Jeanne Roppolo @ Burger 21 Orland Park On October 27
Jeanne Roppolo’s books include: “An American Version of Swedish Death Cleaning”, “The Trans-Siberian Railway Journey”, “Grandma Goes to Antarctica: A Journey of Discovery”, “Grandma Goes to the Alaskan Wilderness: An Excursion of Extremes”, “Grandma Goes to the South Pacific: A Voyage of Appreciation”, “Grandma Goes to New Zealand & Australia”, “SURREAL: Reflections on Ice
An Epiphany of Understanding” and “The Jr. Iditarod: Alaska’s Little-Known Sled Dog Race: Coverage of the 2013 Competition”