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907 Updates April 23, 2019

By Chris Klint: DHSS rethinks Wellpath contract, will open bidding for API privatization
By KTUU Staff: Muni of Anchorage appealing damages award to former APD lieutenant
By Derek Minemyer: Jewel Lake homeowners happy after FEMA provides relief for quake damage
KTOO Public Media: Gardentalk – Feed me, Seymour!; Alaska first responders train up on urban search and rescue techniques; As his crime bills languish, Dunleavy renews the idea of a special session and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Bethel City Council Considers Paying Its Council Members, Adding New Subdivision and more ->
Alaska Native News: House of Representatives Passes Bill to Establish Hmong-American Veterans Day; Violent Assault on ‘Household Member’ in Bethel Jail; Newtok Man Jailed after Injuring Juvenile with TV and more ->
Fairbnaks News Webcenter 11: Spring storm expected to hit Fairbanks tonight through Wednesday; Happy Earth Day 2019; THE DAILY DISPATCH 4-22-19 and more ->
By KTVA: Head of the Class: Begich’s Rebecca Zerby encourages students through science
By Aaron Morrison: 5 things you thought you knew about snow

907 Updates April 22, 2019

By Tracy Sinclare: On Earth Day, NASA asks for Alaska’s help to #PictureEarth
Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: Myrna Maynard, Ms. Republican
A memorial is planned for Friday, April 26, 5-7 pm at the Petroleum Club in Anchorage. Readers may add their memories of Myrna in the comments section below.
By Derek Minemyer: Musical group tours through Alaska to share a dying man’s musical dream

907 Updates April 21, 2019

By KTVA: Ex-Alaska teacher, pastor sentenced for sex abuse of teen
KTOO Public Media: Maine governor approves extradition of accused UAF cold case killer to Alaska; Alaska pot shops look ahead to on-site consumption and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Do you have your Bob Ross cereal yet? Yes, that Bob Ross; DOT hosts open house, talks summer road projects; Alaska marine pilots concerned about Royal Princess megaship and more ->
By Derek Minemyer: All-women’s UAA Rocketry Club to compete at NASA-sponsored competition
By Hank Davis: WATCH: Annual hawk migration draws in bird watchers at the start of Spring
By KTUU: Thousands participate in 41st Annual Alaska Heart Run More than 3,500 people hit the pavement in honor of heart health for the 41st Annual Alaska Heart Run on Saturday.
By Dave Goldman: Going green: Gardeners gather for spring garden show
By Dave Goldman: Celtic community gets together to enjoy company and culture

907 Updates April 20, 2019

Sebastian Saarloos
Good Friday Aurora
Taken in April of 2013 along the Delta River. I used my flashlight to make the cross. May the Peace of God be with you today and everyday! He is Risen!

By Patrick Enslow: Former South High baseball player killed in suspected DUI traffic collision

By KTVA Web Staff: Charges: 911 caller told APD dispatcher he would ‘blow her head off’
Shooshanian has had a history of calling 911 and making threats to APD, according to the charging document. Efforts by police to call him back or find him Thursday failed.

Court records show that Shooshanian pleaded guilty to a 2010 felony assault in Anchorage. He also pleaded no contest to separate charges of carrying a concealed weapon and resisting an officer during an assault arrest in 1992 and 1995 respectively.

The warrant on which Shooshanian was arrested specified an initial bail of $2,500. If he is released on bail after being taken into custody, it also requires that he “not contact law enforcement dispatch unless there is a valid emergency.”
By Dave Goldman: Nome mayor, ACLU work toward solution for police mishandling of sexual assault cases
By Daniella Rivera: UAA to host #MeToo event in response to sexual misconduct investigation
By Jill Burke: U.S. Coast Guard-Kodiak disciplines 31 members for drug-related misconduct
By Beth Verge: ‘The public can always help’: APD implores community to come forward with information in open homicide cases
“Everybody is looking to find out what happened in the last moments of their loved ones’ lives,” Cross said, “and they deserve that closure. And the people who died deserve justice as well. It doesn’t matter what they were involved in.”

You can call Crime Stoppers locally at 561-STOP to remain anonymous, or call Anchorage police at 311 to submit a tip.
By KTVA Staff: Charges: 911 caller told APD dispatcher he would ‘blow her head off’
KTOO Public Media: Alaska DOT considering proposal for Berners Bay ferry terminal; Facing declining enrollment, Harborview could lose a teacher next school year and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: BRHS Students Earn Top Honors At Alaska State Science And Engineering Fair and more ->
Alaska Native News: University of Alaska Southeast Commencement 2019; Red Cross Asks Public to Sound the Alarm, Help Save Lives and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Local women raise over $184k; Community celebrates autism with human ribbon; Three schools placed in ‘sit tight’ due to police activity at the hospital; Lawmakers reject board nominee with ghost-hunting past and more ->
The Arctic Sounder: Kobuk 440 a lifelong dream for champ Ryan Redington and more ->
Adina Bresge / The Canadian Press: 12 writers cope with sexual violence in ‘Whatever Gets You Through’
By Kirsten Swann, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage: At Anchorage library, pilot program connects patrons to social services
By Daybreak Staff: Mic Check in the Morning: KillBill Sax
By Joe Vigil: Palmer students donate more money for veterans’ Honor Flight
KTUU: UAA Cybersecurity Club prepares defenses for national competition
By KTUU: Mike & Alexis Peep Tasting
By KTUU: The Good Friday Faith Walk

907 Updates April 19, 2019

Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: Myrna Maynard
Good morning … Somewhere in Alaska … Drive carefully in snow-globe Anchorage on this Good Friday. It’s an edition of Must Read Alaska’s News Flash you won’t want to miss, and it’s dedicated to Myrna Maynard, who passed from this world Thursday.

Myrna was the treasurer for many campaigns in Alaska — all of them Republican. She spent countless hours working on the campaigns of Congressman Don Young, Sen. Dan Sullivan, and Sen. Lisa Murkowski.

When her passing was finally imminent, her longtime friend Don Young rushed to her side at Providence Alaska Medical Center, but alas, he arrived moments after she passed. Yet he stayed with her for a long time to say his goodbyes. It’s the side of Don Young that few see.


By Chris Klint: Charges: Brother Francis security contractor fractured man’s skull
By Steve Quinn: Sexual harassment allegations factor in Johnstone board vote
By Associated Press: Human rights commission plans to move ahead with apology
KTOO Public Media: The special ingredient inside these new gluten-free noodles? Fish, from Alaska; Do you have an idea for what to do with the Lumberman? More ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Mary Ciuniq Pete, Bev Hoffman To Be Inducted Into Alaska Women’s Hall Of Fame; Donlin Gold To Begin Drilling Program and more->
Alaska Native News: Murkowski questions National Guard and Reserve Leaders on Arctic Training; Carbon Dioxide Sample From Utqiaġvik Provides Wake-up Call on Climate and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Soldiers honor ‘Month of the Military Child’ at Arctic Light Elementary; Emergency Dispatcher featured as part of National Public Safety Telecommunications Week; Fairbanks Police Department Hires New Police Chief; EPICON team begins study into suicides on Fort Wainwright and more ->
The Homer Tribune: Berry named new director at Homer Public Library; FISH FACTOR: Southeast Alaska tackles fishing net recycling; Through barbershop, man connects with community; Writers prepare for conference and more ->
By Julia O’Malley: Best egg recipes, not yolking
By Joe Vigil: How to survive if you fall through thin ice
By Scott Gross: Inside the Gates: How punches to the face prepare soldiers for war
By KTUU: Alaska Sports Hall of Fame 2019: Corey Cogdell-Unrein Corey Cogdell Unrein is being inducted into the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame class of 2019 for her prowess as a trap shooter.

907 Updates April 18, 2019

By KTUU: Mat-Su School District and residents react to shooting threat to area schools On Wednesday, the Mat-Su Borough School District dealt with a threat of gun violence directed at both Colony High School and Colony Middle School. It started when students and parents repeatedly shared the original warning of a threat on social media.
By Kristen Durand: Gov. Dunleavy fills Palmer Superior Court seat
By Rebecca Palsha: One of Anchorage’s largest illegal camps gets an abatement notice
By Cassie Schirm, Jes Stugelmayer and Gina Romero: Proposed trapping ordinance cites safety for pets, trappers say there’s a better way
The Anchorage Assembly has a work session for the proposed ordinance April 19 at noon. There will be an opportunity for public testimony at the next Assembly meeting on April 23.
By Lauren Maxwell: UAA seeks sexual assault victims for new study
By Daniella Rivera: Organization issues apology, defends its actions toward disgraced ex-UAA professor
By Scott Gross: Ravn needs more pilots and they want them from Alaska
KTOO Public Media: Through language, a Yup’ik teacher passes on a way of life; Capital City Fire/Rescue considers taking over hospital sleep-off program; Alaska Legislature confirms all of Dunleavy’s commissioners; Legislators reject six Dunleavy appointees to boards and commissions and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Man accused of first degree murder pleads not guilty; Borough residents comment on North Pole High incident; Local UAF’s Experimental Farm welcomes baby reindeer; Military Report: Eielson one year out from arrival of first F-35 and more ->
Alaska Highway News The Canadian Press: Sony Pictures Television forms closer ties with Wattpad storyteller platform
By Daniella Rivera: ‘It’s like heaven’: Kitten Social Hour benefits both cats and seniors
Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development: Recruiting for More than 4,000 Seafood Processing Workers

907 Updates April 17, 2019

By Shayne Nuesca: Providence Drive closed as road crews continue repairing sinkhole
By KTVA Web Staff: Troopers make alleged motorcycle thief return ride to its owner
By Leroy Polk: Former Gov. Bill Walker’s son chases, restrains attempted kidnapper until police arrive
By Scott Gross: Is living in Alaska enough to keep teachers long-term?
By Leroy Polk: Another Human Rights Commission member resigns over bumper sticker controversy
KTOO Public Media: Cost to move Legislature could be up to $45 million if state builds office, analysts find; Builders in Anchorage await a mini-boom from earthquake repairs; To stay or to go? Anchor Point parents and teachers grapple with potential school closure. More ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: American Ninja Warriors Nate DeHaan And Nick Hanson Talk Friendship And Representing Rural Alaska; Murkowski Calls For Many ‘Silver Bullets’ To Tackle Climate Change and more ->
Alaska Native News: KeyBank Employee who stole $4.2 Million from Vault to be Sentenced April 29th; World’s Northern-most Golf Tournament a Major Success and more ->

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks police chief finalists attend public forum, police shortage a main topic; BLM AFS and U.S. Army Alaska to Conduct Prescribed Burn East of Fairbanks and more ->
By Megan McDonald: This 277 Acre U-Pick Vegetable Farm In Alaska Is The Perfect Way To Spend An Afternoon
Chugiak Eagle River Star: Local women ready for Miss USA, Miss USA Teen competitions
By Laura Ojeda Melchor: 3 Alaska Native Poets For You To Read ASAP
By KTVA: Alaska leads nation in new farmers
By Liz Raines: Travel Tuesday: A road trip through Alaska’s ‘treasured tiny towns’

907 Updates April 16, 2019

By Daniel Kirby: Former Bristol Bay Borough police officer killed in line of duty in Washington state
Alaska Court View: Dustin Marx

By Elizabeth Roman: AST: Seward man kills 2 after confrontation
By Lauren Maxwell: City reassesses homeless services after alcohol tax fails
By Beth Verge: State employees union files suit to block API privatization
By Scott Gross: More students means more security for Chugiak High School
By Scott Gross: ASD rolls out new public testimony format
By Daniella Rivera: Open letter gathers 1,800-plus signatures asking organization to bar ex-UAA professor
By KTVA Web Staff: Marko Cheseto’s run of inspiration continues at Boston Marathon
KTOO Public Media: Southcentral residents still have until April 30 to file taxes due to earthquake; Federal government shutdown’s effects linger for Coast Guard in Alaska and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Yup’ik Literacy Reaches New Heights In Spelling Bee and more ->
Alaska Native News: Prince William Sound Sport and Subsistence Shrimp Pot Fishery Opens; Innoko is a Long River Short on People and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Three dead in Noatak after snowmachine falls through ice; Alaska Senate Urges Railroad Crossing through Canada; Fairbanks faces police shortage, says pay is among reasons; UPDATE: FNSB School District issues additional statement in response to North Pole HS incident and more ->

Marion Owen: How to motivate yourself when you don’t feel like it
By John Thompson: Head of the Class: Tudor Elementary’s Derrick DeBusk fosters student growth
By John Thain: Pancakes, ice cream and espresso headed to Midtown
By KTUU: Salute to Service: Local Baseball teams honor service members Former Alaska High School baseball players Michael Perez and Yerarmy Valdez were honored before the East and Bartlett baseball game Monday.
By Grant Robinson: Research tracking tick increase in Alaska
The researchers says that having baseline information on the ticks in Alaska can help prevent an outbreak of tick-borne disease.

“We have the benefit in Alaska that because we’re so far North we haven’t seen the epidemic of ticks and tick-borne disease that people have seen in other parts of the lower 48,” Hahn said. “If we’re prepared and we’re looking for these ticks we can really be at the forefront of the problem.”

Anyone who finds a tick in Alaska can learn more about submitting it to the research project at the State Veterinarian website.

907 Updates April 15, 2019

By Derek Minemyer: Anchorage high schoolers share stories advocating for mental health awareness
By Derek Minemyer: Kenai Peninsula tests new communications system following Nov. 30th earthquake
By: Jes Stugelmayer: Dunleavy: Legislature ‘knowingly underfunded’ Senior Benefits program ahead of suspension
By Elizabeth Roman: APD: Man stabs roommate at Anchorage apartment
By Associated Press: Alaska city faces shortage of police officers
Alaska Native News: Army Combatives Tournament Begins Tuesday; Nome Man Arrested on Multiple Charges Including Kidnapping and more ->
By Dave Leval, Elizabeth Roman and Cassie Schirm: Adoption event finds new homes for birds left behind after owner’s death
Alyeska Slush Cup Alaskans celebrated the end of the winter ski season at the Alyeska Slush Cup.
Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: 100th anniversary of flu pandemic in Bristol Bay and more ->

907 Updates April 14, 2019

By KTVA Web Staff: Driver seriously injured after being ejected from SUV in crash near downtown Anchorage
By Tracy Sinclare and Hank Davis: Latest: Tripod tips! Officials confirm end to the Nenana Ice Classic
By Daniella Rivera: Family injured in Royal Suite Lodge fire files lawsuit against property owner
KTOO Public Media: Juneau high schoolers headed to world robotics championship and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Shopping At ‘Micah’s Store’ In Eek and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Medical professionals and health providers gather for annual health fair; Variety of ordinances and resolutions passed at FNSB Assembly meeting and more ->
By KTUU: Meet UAA track and field star Caroline Kurgat
By KTUU: ‘Faces of Iditarod’ profiles people, pups on the Iditarod Trail