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Alaska Info

907 Updates October 24 & 25, 2020

KTOO Public Media: Officials appeal to Alaskans for help as state reports 526 COVID-19 cases Sunday and more ->

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Bethel Police Arrest COVID-19 Positive Individual For Violating Self-Isolation and more ->

AAlaska Native News: Coast Guard Saves Sinking Fishing Vessel Near Icy Bay; Fireball in the Sky over Alaska; Ravens and Crows are Hard to Fool and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Alaska man’s weapons sentence included Holocaust education and more ->
By Kyle Hopkins, Anchorage Daily News and Greg Kim, KYUK Pro Publica: Alaska’s “Him Too” Moment: When Politicians and Allies Come With Accusations of Their Own

907 Updates October 22 & 23, 2020

Dan Branch, 49 Writer’s Blog: Way to Kick The Demon’s Ass: Matthew Komatsu Remembering Sherry Simpson
KTUU Alaska’s News Source: ALPA says Horizon pilots flying Alaska Air routes is outsourcing; Inside the Gates: JBER increases health protection amid rising COVID-19 cases and more ->


KTOO Public Media: This Anchorage mom is trying to keep up with her kids’ online learning and keep a business afloat and more ->

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Operators Of AC Grocery Stores Fined $20K For Child Labor Violations and more ->

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks man charged with first degree sexual assault after 911 call; Troopers place ‘bait trailer’ on Parks Highway, two would be thieves picked it up; Data recovery, lawyers and sensitive information: Looking into the Fairbanks school district potential data breach; Man on the Street: Halloween in Fairbanks and more ->
By Jenna Kunze, The Arctic Sounder: AFN honors Inupiaq language learning group and more ->
Craig Medred: Endemic
Craig Medred: Crazy in love
By Carey Seward, Only In Your State Alaska: You Must Visit These 18 Awesome Places In Alaska This Winter
by Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Watch Winter Arrive Along The Gorgeous Williwaw Lakes Trail In Alaska
By Sally Lodge, Publisher’s Weekly: Jan Brett Takes New Promotional Tack for ‘Cozy’
Kodiak Daily Mirror: Karluk Bones: A Kodiak Alaska Murder Mystery

907 Updates October 21, 2020

Sherry Simpson
Condolences to Sherry Simpson’s loved ones during this heartbreaking time.
KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Pet Project: Abby Pet Project: Abby; Gardening supply store says business is up during COVID-19; East Anchorage High School to be renamed after Sen. Bettye Davis and more ->


KTOO Public Media: Impounded campaign signs highlight new interpretation of Alaska’s old billboard law and more ->

Alaksa Native News: Ravens and Crows are Hard to Fool and more ->

Fairbank’s News Webcenter 11: Creamers Field Wildlife Refuge gains 530 acres in state acquisition and more ->
Craig Medred: Ose rescue
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: You’ll Find Comfort Food With A Twist At This Alaskan Bistro With A Glass Solarium

907 Updates October 19 & 20, 2020

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: NORAD intercepts Russian aircraft late Monday evening; Alaska accepts bids for 2 fast ferries that faced struggles; New feature helps solve an age old music problem; Healthy Living: Hydrate Alaska, getting healthy one vitamin infusion at a time; Dog sled icon Aliy Zirkle creates virtual field trips for students, educators; Hospitality and nonprofit grants applications rolling out in Anchorage and more ->

KTOO Public Media: Gardentalk – How to plant flower and garlic bulbs this fall and more ->

Alaska Native News: Coast Guard assists deer swimming in Clarence Strait; Remains of One Capsize Victim Found on Beach East of Nome; Alaska Air National Guard unveils new tail flash on Stratotanker aircraft at Eielson AFB and more ->

The Delta Discovery: Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame Virtual 2020 Induction Ceremony
Anchorage Daily News: Alaska’s new ‘I Voted’ stickers celebrate women and highlight Native languages
Craig Medred: Pandemic pitfalls
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Alaska’s Kenai Beach Is A Lovely 5 Minute Stroll From This Cozy Cottage
By Casea Peterson, Only In Your State Alaska: These 7 Towns In Alaska Have The Strangest Names You’ll Ever See

907 Updates October 18, 2020

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: APD investigating a suspicious death in Chugiak; Fairview shooting sends two people to the hospital; Man accused of shooting at trooper arrested Mark Heinz arrested after being accused of shooting at trooper and more ->
KTOO Public Media: DOT to design safety improvements at Juneau’s Fred Meyer intersection and more ->
Alaska Native News: Eagle River Dentist’s License Revoked After Conviction of 46 Felony and Misdemeanor Counts; Alaska Court Rules Dunleavy’s Punitive Court System Veto is ‘Unconstitutional’ and more ->
Craig Medred: Black gold decline

907 Updates October 16 & 17, 2020

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Anchorage Assembly reorganizes: Austin Quinn-Davidson chosen as new chair, acting mayor; Family of Homer woman who disappeared a year ago still waiting for answers; ‘This community is hurting’: Law enforcement, volunteers continue search efforts for Florence Okpealuk and more ->

907 Updates October 15, 2020

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: 4.0 earthquake felt near JBER; Bicyclist seriously hurt following a Midtown crash Wednesday; All lanes back open following a bear versus vehicle crash on the Glenn Highway; Klatt Elementary librarian delivers books to students during pandemic; Chugiak High School’s Josh Rolston kicks his way into state record books and more ->

KTOO Public Media: Watchdog group sues Forest Service for release of Tongass timber sales audit; With Anchorage’s mayor stepping down, a successor will be chosen Friday; DOT wants the public to weigh in on Fred Meyer intersection improvements (Juneau) and more ->

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Sudden Spike In COVID-19 Cases ‘An Indication Of A Pandemic Out Of Control,’ Says YKHC and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Alaska unemployment payments with $300 increase set to begin; Rural Troopers: Building relationships and keeping communities safe in Alaska’s wilderness and more ->
Craig Medred: Cold spray works

907 Updates October 14, 2020

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz announces resignation; Anchorage Assembly extends COVID-19 emergency declaration; ASAA calls off most fall activities, upcoming seasons and more ->

KTOO Public Media: ‘We need you for the future’: Elders and Youth Conference goes virtual; Navy pledges no serious harm to Alaska marine life, environmentalists skeptical of claims; With one hurdle left, Ravn aims to relaunch service To Unalaska and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Watch: KYUK Wins 2020 National Edward R. Murrow Award For Excellence In Video; Man Found Dead In Bethel Steam House; Emmonak Ends COVID-19 Lockdown and more ->
Craig Medred: No fishing zone

By Ashley Mitchell, Redbook: The Most Famous Author From Every State

907 Updates October 13, 2020

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Anchorage Community Development Authority buys J.C. Penney parking garage and former Nordstrom building; Alaska Railroad sues Anchorage neighborhood over right of way dispute and more ->

Alaska Native News: Former Alaska Libertarian Senate Candidate Charged with Murder Sunday Evening and more ->

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Troopers arrest man in North Pole after standoff and more ->

By Carey Seward, Only In Your State Alaska: The Hiking Trail Hiding In Alaska That Will Transport You To Another World
By Megan Mconald, Only In Your State Alaska: All Year Long You Can Hike This Stunning Trail That Leads You To A Secluded Beach In Alaska
Craig Medred: Hormonal dangers
Research Center open by appointment only
by Amy Carney on October 13th, 2020 in Archives, Libraries | Comments

Juneau – The Research Center of the Alaska State Library – Historical Collections and Alaska State Archives will be open to the public by appointment only beginning October 20, 2020. Appointments must be made at least 48 hours in advance. The State Library Reading Room will remain open for patrons to check materials in or out, use public computers and Wi-Fi, or to utilize the space. The following hours will remain in effect:

Research Center (by appointment only) and Reading Room hours:

Tuesday through Friday, except State holidays
12 noon to 4:00 p.m.

To schedule your visit, please contact the appropriate section:

Alaska State Library Historical Collections 907-465-2925 or
Alaska State Archives at 907-465-2270 or

For the most current information, visit our websites:

Alaska State Archives
Alaska State Library

Guidelines to ensure the safety of all visitors and staff:

Face coverings are required. When available, face coverings may be provided.
Social distancing of at least six feet should be maintained between individuals and household groups.
Plexiglass barriers have been installed at the Library and Research Center information service desks.
Library and Archives equipment and computer stations have been spaced to maintain social distancing and will be cleaned between patron uses.
If you are ill, do not enter.
Public programs, guided tours, and rentals remain cancelled.
High-touch surfaces will be sanitized daily.
Handwashing may be done in the public restroom. Hand sanitizer will be provided when available.

The Alaska State Libraries and Archives are compliant with State mandates pertaining to Alaska State Libraries, Archives, and Museums and plans to re-open in phases. Visit the COVID-19 health mandates and advisories website for up-to-date information on State mandates.

Media Contact:

Patience Frederiksen

907 Updates October 12, 2020

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Pandemic delays Dominic Johnson’s sentencing for Grunwald murder; Human skull identified to be that of missing Palmer man; Suspect arrested following a shooting at Hotel Captain Cook; Online format brings new accessibility to annual Elders and Youth Conference and more ->
Alaska Native News: Alaskans Celebrate Indigenous Representation + Participation for Election Season on Indigenous Peoples Day; Kohanic Broadcast Corp. Brings Traditional Stories to Life With the Storyteller Radio Series; FBI Arrest California Man on Drug Trafficking Charges and more ->

Criag Medred: Back to the wild