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Alaska Info

907 Updates October 23, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: AST: Reports of sexual assaults to agency increased by 15% in 2018; Inside the Gates: Alaska’s two-star promotion; People needing psych evaluations can’t wait in jail, judge says; State senator calls for answers about management of Swan Lake Fire; Anchorage Assembly gets more time to decide on pot shop near downtown church and more ->

KTUU: Fairbanks man sentenced to 87 months for distributing ‘pure’ meth; Anchorage considers shortening studded tire season; From illegal homeless camps to classrooms: changes coming to Chester Creek; Endangered Frontier: The people of ice and snow face a future without it; SOY: Italia Fraize; Artist pays tribute to pilots of Alaska and more ->

KTOO Public Media: Army Corps declines to hold public hearing on Ketchikan megaship dock permit; As her Homer neighborhood slides downhill, this woman is fighting to hold someone accountable; Can high school teams in Southeast Alaska compete with rivals on the North Slope? With esports, it’s possible. More ->

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: After 20 Year Wait, Newtok Residents Leave Home To Pioneer Mertarvik; Sen. Lyman Hoffman ‘Citizen Of The Year’ At AFN; Gov. Dunleavy Promises To Work With Tribes Over Education and more ->

Alaska Native News: Cop Car Impersonators Jailed on Charges; Air Station Kodiak medevacs Coast Guard Cutter John Midgett crewmember near Kodiak; Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley returns home after 40-day, 5,000-mile patrol and more ->

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Teal Pumpkin Project makes Halloween fun for kids with allergies and more ->

The Arctic Sounder: Ipalook Elementary choir performs at Disneyland; Board of Fish directs focus toward ocean acidification and more ->

Suzanne Downing, Must Read Alaska: READ OF THE DAY: ANNIVERSARY OF THE BOMBING OF MARINE BARRACKS; MRAK Almanac: Grassroots training and more ->
UW News staff: Humpback whale population on the rise after near miss with extinction

By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: A Visit To This Waterfowl Refuge In Alaska Will Enchant You Beyond Words

907 Updates October 22, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Oregon man arraigned in Alaska for 1978 cold case murder of Shelley Connolly; Vandal strikes Northeast Anchorage neighborhood with spray paint; Consumer groups: Outdated FAA evacuation standards put passengers at risk; AFN recognizes Tim Troll for service to Alaska Natives; Donors help cover adoption costs of cats at Anchorage Animal Care and Control; 25 Years of BP Teachers of Excellence: Matthew Prnka and more ->
KTUU: Two sisters, two murders – but only one arrest; Anchorage man arrested for firing shotgun through apartment window; APD: Citizen report leads to arrest of 13 people inside abandoned building; Alaska Adjutant General promoted to the rank of Major General; DHSS aims to spread awareness on lead exposure in Alaska; Trees overtaking Kenai’s tundra diminish alpine habitat for Dall sheep, caribou and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Southeast, Southwest Alaska lag in new jobs report. But there are bright spots. More ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Calista Board Chooses CIRI Exec Over Ana Hoffman In AFN Co-Chair Vote and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks man arrested after dragging his girlfriend off of porch; Shooting range open house promotes firearm safety; Census officials talk about importance of Alaska census at AFN conference and more ->
The Arctic Sounder: skimojis shine at Mayhem tournament in Las Vegas and more ->
By Craig Medred: $60 million man

907 Updates October 21, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Driver in propane tank fire arrested after fighting with Fairbanks police; Hydaburg’s Ben Young receives AFN Culture Bearer award; Survivors of deadly PenAir crash share their stories and more ->
KTUU: Assembly passes changes to plastic bag ban; He gives working opportunities for Palmer’s at-risk youth; when his shop caught fire his neighbors chipped in; Temporary art installations across Anchorage are sparking conversations about the climate, our community, and our future and more ->
Craig Medred: Tech threat grows
Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: Fairbanks, Soldotna top the DPS list of missing persons; Bear attack: ‘She started snapping her mouth’; Damaged plane off the rocks, Unalaska airport open again and more->
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: The Abandoned Naval Base Hiding On An Alaskan Island Is A Birder’s Paradise

907 Updates October 20, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Silver Alert issued for Anesha Murnane; Alaska Airlines suspends flights between Anchorage and Unalaska through Monday; Troopers ID gas station robber; Photos: “Quyana Alaska” at AFN 2019 in Fairbanks; Murkowski, Sullivan speak to heightened angst over crime against Native women and more ->
KTUU: Plane lifted from crash site in Unalaska; Alaska school computer monitoring raises privacy concerns; Grand opening of Hatcher Pass’ first ski lift pushed to 2020; Municipality to consider additional seat on Anchorage Assembly and more ->

907 Updates October 19, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Eagle River nurse practitioner indicted in death of third patient; U.S. Attorney for Alaska commends 15-year-old for reporting sex offender’s extortion attempt; Against the odds, Queen’s Guard achieves nonprofit status in Alaska; City removes large pile of asphalt dumped in local park; ’20 Years of Comedy in Alaska’: Film documents the experiences of visiting comics and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Alaska regulators taking public comment on possible oil spill plan changes and more ->
KTUU: Troopers searching for suspects in armed robbery of Settlers Bay gas station; Homeless individuals concerned for safety following recent murders in Anchorage; NTSB recovers flight data, cockpit voice recorders from PenAir crash in Unalaska; Alaska Supreme Court Justice gives pointed speech at AFN over judicial independence, funding and more->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: ccused killer in hotel homicide has second victim, police say; New cold case website hoping to get public’s help in solving cases; 2019 Alaska Federation of Natives Convention continues, brings focus to education and more ->
Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: Commissioner of Public Safety has this to say about ‘The Stalker’ column
Craig Medred: Gone guy

907 Updates October 18, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Man charged with assault for driving wrong way on Glenn Highway, crashing; Portrait-filled kuspuk captures AFN’s attention, renewing calls for public safety; AFN honors Bethel’s Pete Kaiser, Lyman Hoffman; Inside the Gates: F-35s take over fighter squadron with storied combat history; Dog ownership: Good for the soul and the heart; Anchorage Park Foundation debuts new playground guide and more ->
KTUU: UPDATE: One dead in Unalaska plane crash, NTSB team on its way; Soldotna High senior dies in morning highway car crash; Accused killer in hotel homicide has second victim, police say;
Panelists call for teamwork to combat high rates of violence against native women;
DNR attempting to change outdoor guide regulations in Glacier Winner Creek; Former student starts up makeshift food bank at Abbott Loop Elementary and more ->

KTOO Public Media: Protest, policy critiques punctuate first day of Fairbanks AFN; Overcrowding leads to loss of hobby shop at Lemon Creek and more ->
Alaska Native News: It’s Alaska Day! Three Rollovers, One Fatal, Caused by Icy Sterling Highway Conditions; Alaskans Rally for Justice at AFN in Fairbanks and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: From meat goat to mascot: the story of Curry the goat; Frozen makes debut in Fairbanks and more ->
Alaska News from APRN: Plane goes off runway in Unalaska; injuries reported; AG Barr announces $42 million in tribal grants to combat crime and help victims in rural Alaska and more ->
By Courtney, Only In Your State Alaska: This Haunted Road Trip Will Lead You To The Scariest Places In Alaska

907 Updates October 17, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Preparing for the big one: The Great Alaska Shakeout; Alaska city’s insurance lawyer to handle rape claim case; ConocoPhillips makes record donation to Food Bank of Alaska; 4 Alaska teachers given presidential excellence awards in science, math, engineering; Local support helps 2 Mat-Su businesses expand and more ->
KTUU: Man arrested following a crash on the Glenn Highway; 4 juveniles arrested for vandalizing Begich Middle School; WATCH: Gov. Dunleavy to speak at AFN; Iditarod CEO hopes to start dialogue with animal rights group PETA; A fish mystery solved using genetic testing; Former councilman trying to get dirty needles off Palmer streets and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Juneau immersion classroom aims to teach new generation of Lingít speakers; Dunleavy wants White House to consider fast-tracking Prince of Wales rare earth mine; Tourism advocates say proposed Roadless Rule exemption threatens industry’s growth and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Marshall Voters Want To Open City-Run Alcohol Store In Dry Community; Bethel Celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ Day and more ->
Alaska Native News: AMHS will Temporarily Resume Service to Prince Rupert; Coast Guard Aircrews Rescue Three People from Munson Island and more->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: 2019 Elders and Youth Conference comes to a close; Military Report: Fairbanks ski & snowboard operation offers discounts for 2020 season; 300 words a minute: A day in the life of a court reporter; Winter season closed for Fortymile caribou herd and more ->
By Craig Medred: Summer of peace
Alaska Highway News, The Canadian Press: Toronto Public Library under fire over event by controversial speaker
By Robert Woolsey, KCAW – Sitka, Alaska News from APRN: Sitka land trust breaks ground on affordable cottage neighborhood and more ->
Might be a bit of snow on the trail now~
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State, Alaska: Watch The Mountains Turn Red In Alaska On The Gold Mint Trail In Hatcher Pass

907 Updates October 16, 2019

By Claire Stremple, KHNS – Haines, Alaska News from APRN: Skagway legend “Buckwheat” Donahue dies at 68
By Wesley Early, KOTZ – Kotzebue, Alaska News from APRN: National Native news outlet Indian Country Today announces Alaska bureau
KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Brian Smith indicted on charges of murder, sexual assault & evidence tampering; DOC to send inmates out of state due to growing prison population after SB 91 repeal; Yup’ik immersion students get hands-on learning through salmon exploration; Travel Tuesday: Aurora draws winter visitors to Southcentral and more ->
KTUU: Two people hurt in mobile home fire near Lake Otis and Dowling; ASAA will not decertify the official in the Dimond High School swimsuit controversy; Training translators to relay emergency communications in different languages; UPDATE: Fugitive goat nabbed by Alaska State Troopers; City of Hoonah wants to join large area to create a new borough and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Meet the evangelical climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe; Cruise boom brings more business to Sitka but strains some local attractions; You’ve probably never been to the Anchorage airport’s sleepy second terminal. The state wants to change that. More ->
Alaska Native News: Cold Case Investigation Unit Webpage Goes Public; Red Cross of Alaska to Present at National Congress of American Indians Tribal Conference, Exhibit at 2019 Alaskan Federation of Natives Convention and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Elders, State legislators, and musicians speak at Elders and Youth Conference; Eagle man charged with second degree murder pleads not guilty; Not Guilty Pleas entered for cousins accused in hotel robbery and more ->
By Craig Medred: Crudely differing views
Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: Fairbanks makes Top 10 list of great university towns and more ->
By Matthew Passantino, Awards Circuit: TV Review: Check Hulu, If You’re ‘Looking for Alaska’

907 Updates October 15, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Radio outages impacting Coast Guard response in Southeast Alaska; FBI assisting APD with investigation into brutal Anchorage hotel room murder; School lunch program eliminates disposable trays, provides more options for students; Faces of Indigenous Peoples’ Day at Alaska Pacific University; Hoogendorn brothers look back on Denali summit at Elders & Youth Conference; Horticulture class teaches Alaska Bible College students valuable agriculture skills; Eagle River Girl Scout packs cookies and more for Alaska troops abroad; 25 years of BP Teachers of Excellence: Heather Roach and more ->
KTUU: Alaska Zoo’s 19-year-old polar bear has died; Breast cancer survivor advocates for early screening; Alaska’s Denali National Park allows e-bikes on road, trails; Invasive plant could cost salmon industry $159 million per year, ISER study finds and more ->
KTOO Public Media: When it comes to cruise ship passengers, how much is too much? Visitor industry insiders differ; Juneau officials consider St. Vincent’s bid for new valley warming center; ‘Devilfish’ playwright’s favorite audience? Eighth graders; Tribal government group supports keeping Alaska’s Roadless Rule and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: How Do Parents Talk With Children About School Shootings Where A School Shooting Has Happened Before; Novagold Talks Expansion, Mine Development In Latest Earnings Call and more ->
Alaska Native News: ACLU of Alaska Prepares to File Suit on Behalf Alaska Native Women Failed by Nome; Felon Arrested for Weapons Violations at Accident Scene and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: North Pole residents pilot electrostatic project, in hopes of burning wood while reducing air pollution; Indigenous People’s Day Celebrated at University of Alaska Fairbanks; 2019 Elders and Youth Conference: language is our superpower and more ->

907 Updates October 14, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Troopers offer winter weather driving tips to stay safe on the road; Providence treatment program helps those with opioid use disorder and more ->
KTUU: Police identify woman killed in Seward Highway crash; Firefighters extinguish motorhome fire on 65th Avenue; WATCH: Man checks off Alaska, now has played chess in all 50 states; Family dedicated to passing on Scottish bagpipe music and more ->
Alaska Native News: Remains of Missing Cordova Hunter Located and more ->
Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: The billion-dollar, high-speed internet scam and more ->
Craig Medred: The failed ban