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907 Updates December 11, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Anchorage Police Department to unblock 26 Twitter users; Alaska Native communities win $16 million in housing grants; Alaska Native groups say Trump task force lacks tribal representation; Alaska governor halts assistance cuts for disabled, elderly; Anchorage Assembly OKs pot shop to open near downtown church; When is a good time to start taking your kids to the dentist? More ->
KTUU: Man accused of killing his wife and 13-year-old daughter indicted; Over $133,000 worth of Alcohol and 144 grams of illegal drugs were seized at FIA; AWWU hops on board with SWS ‘Waste to Energy’ incinerator proposal; Number of female farmers increasing in Alaska; The VolunTEEN program, open book on how to give back; Alaska on track for its warmest year and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Experts describe potential benefits from state-tribal education compacts; No politics: Just cookies, fudge and photos at traditional open house and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Calista Prepares For Elder Benefit Distribution and more ->
Alaska Native News: 18-Year-Old Tuluksak Teen Dies after Drinking, Investigation Continues; Deep Trouble for Arctic and Beyond: NOAA Climate Report Warns of Feedback Loop That ‘May Already Be Underway’; UAS Student Northwest Coast Artwork featured in Successful Showcase and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Seismologists stress importance of monitoring small earthquakes; Maine and Alaska insurance companies bring ‘bait and switch’ complaint to Supreme Court Justices; Puppies help Fairbanks college students get through final exams and more ->
Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: OPEN HOUSE AT THE GOVERNOR’S HOUSE and more ->
Alaska Children’s Trust: Nominate a Champion for Kids
Dear Friends and Partners,

Do you know someone in Southeast Alaska who has demonstrated a dedication and commitment in working towards preventing child abuse and neglect? Each year Alaska Children’s Trust recognizes and presents an award to an individual(s) who has demonstrated this commitment, and we need your help to identify and nominate the next Southeast Champion for Kids. Applications are due by Friday, December 20, 2019.

907 Updates December 10, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Wasilla attempted murder suspect curses, flips off judge during arraignment; Inside the Gates: 176th Wing change of command has Alaska ties; 25 Years of BP Teachers of Excellence: Karen Gordon; Map: Holiday lights around Anchorage and the Mat-Su and more->
KTUU: One person in the hospital following a shooting in a Russian Jack Park neighborhood; Injuries reported in rollover crash in Midtown; Police seeking person of interest in Black Angus Inn homicide; Thousands experiencing power outages in Southcentral; Chugiak-Eagle River High School merge debate continues as bond package heads to assembly and more ->
KTOO Public Media: In the middle of the holiday season, White Mountain has no regular mail service; Homer city manager to be Juneau’s new public works and engineering director; The Palmer Project, a mining prospect outside Haines, could transform into a large-scale operation and more ->
KYUK, Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Family And Friends Gather With Stories And Songs To Remember The Life Of Elder Elias Venes; Gov. Mike Dunleavy Pursuing Educational Compact With Tribes and more ->
Alaska News from APRN: PHOTOS: Wrangell’s Christmas tree tradition; Can a new housing development help pave the way for commercial growth in Downtown Anchorage? and more ->
Alaska Native News: Wasilla Man Dies in KGB Road Head-On Collision Monday Evening; REDDI Suspect Struck and Seriously Injured by Passing Vehicle on Sterling; Troopers Arrest Habitual DUI Fairbanks Driver on Felony Arrest Warrant and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Doyon, Ltd. to undertake oil exploration project in Yukon Flats; Attorneys General head to D.C. this week for annual conference and more ->
Craig Medred: This sucks
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Fill Up On The Hot and Gooey Sandwiches At Mike’s In Homer, Alaska

907 Updates December 09, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Wasilla man hit by car while helping another driver in ditch; Man arrested for car crash that killed retired Alaska State Trooper; Alaska Waste employees build a better Christmas for needy children; Back to school for Iditarod rookies before they head out on the trail; Anchorage student wins $100,000 in Dr Pepper’s Tuition Giveaway; Life beyond limbs: Wounded veterans use recreational therapy to continue their service and more ->
KTUU: One dead in Salcha fire; APU, Anchorage School District and other schools announce closures because of weather conditions; High winds and rain will make for a messy start to the work week; “It was a miracle”—Man who saved hiker buried in Alaska avalanche recounts rescue; Pilot opens up about crash to help others; Kay’s Family Restaurant permanently closed and more ->
Alaska Native News: Moreland Arrested on Manslaughter Charges for September Death of Retired Trooper and more ->
Craig Medred: Unconsidered costs
Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: Must Read: The children of World War II remember the Pearl Harbor attack and more ->

907 Updates December 08, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Elizabeth Place opens its doors to residents in downtown Anchorage and more ->
KTUU: Hiker buried in avalanche near Flattop, rescued by second hiker; Security Aviation resumes flight operations following deadly crash; Alaska’s fertility, death rates down in 2018 and more ->


Alaska Native News: Alaska National Guard Delivers Christmas Gifts to Children in Villages and more ->

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Interior JROTC Drill Competition tests cadets; Recommended projects for borough’s Capital Improvement Program move forward to public comment; Children in need go on shopping spree, buy gifts for family and more ->
By Staff Writer, Insider Financial: Oprah plans cruise in Alaska in Holland America partnership
Craig Medred: Blown away

907 Updates December 07, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Lyft: Anchorage driver permanently removed from app after alleged sexual assault of passenger; Gov. Dunleavy to Elon Musk: Use Alaska resources for Tesla Cybertruck; Running for Hope: A running club for homeless women; Full interview: Youth discuss Bristol Bay Leadership Forum; ‘The Whale and the Cupcake’ documents Alaska’s culinary, cultural connections and more ->
KTUU: 5-year-old carries 18-month-old to neighbor’s house in -31 degree weather in Venetie; Three people hurt, three people arrested following a shooting in Wasilla; Crime Six homicides in seven days: APD addresses recent string of killings; The recent return of an accused rapist to Fairbanks prompts a Facebook watch group; Bill aims to increase capacity at troubled Alaska Psychiatric Institute; Fairbanks football player named 2019 Alaska Gatorade Player of the Year; Anchorage college student finalist for tuition giveaway at ACC championship; “Never Alone” video game brings Alaska Native culture to the masses; Alaskan artists using special canvas to benefit youth orchestra; MAP: Christmas light displays, holiday events across Southcentral and more ->
KTOO Public Media: ENSTAR wants permission to raise gas prices to cover $1M in earthquake repairs; Extremely low cod numbers lead feds to close the Gulf of Alaska fishery for the first time and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Santa Comes To Napakiak… In A Black Hawk Helicopter; BRHS Senior Hayden Lieb Signs Athletic Scholarship To Wrestle At University Of Wyoming and more ->


Alaska Native News: Updated Webpage Provides Comprehensive Listing of Alaska’s Missing Persons; December 7th, 1941: A Date that will Live in Infamy and more ->

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Charging documents reveal more information surrounding fatal Fairbanks shooting; Gov. Dunleavy reflects on lessons learned in first year, cites need for better communication during budget process; Scientists gather on river for Fresh Eyes on Ice workshop and more ->

The Arctic Sounder: Gifts of Love spreads holiday joy to local youth; Preparing the Arctic workforce for now and tomorrow; Prep work underway for 2020 Kobuk 440 and more ->
By Caroline Dohack, the Hustle: In Alaska, women are about as likely as men to take up farming
By Nathaniel Herz, Alaska’s Energy Desk – Anchorage NPR: Kaktovik man agrees to plead guilty to illegal polar bear harvest, faces 4 months in prison
Chris Gordon will accept a maximum prison sentence of four months and a $4,500 fine, according to a plea agreement filed Friday that was signed by his attorney and federal prosecutors. Gordon, a whaling captain, also agreed not to harvest any marine mammals for a year after his sentence, with the exception of bowhead whales.
By Henry Leasia, KHNS – Haines, NPR: Archivist returns to Haines Sheldon Museum to assist with collections

907 Updates December 06, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Judge denies bail reduction in sexual assault, abuse case with 13 victims; Anchorage police investigate man’s death as homicide; Earthquake-ready: Tips to protect your family and home and more ->

KTUU: Two inmates allege a former Alaska prison guard sexually abused them; Valley Pathways High School’s artistic talents on display in front of White House; Find a good deal while giving back to McKinley fire victims and more ->

KTOO Public Media: ‘She had dimples for days’: After laying daughter to rest, ‘what-ifs’ linger for Juneau parents; Taku Glacier, once the Juneau Icefield’s last advancing glacier, is now in retreat; Salmon returns are down in Metlakatla. These junior scientists are discovering possible reasons why.; PFDs, state funding at risk if Alaska Permanent Fund earnings reserve falls to zero, board hears and more ->


KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Another Late Winter Means Another K300 Season Opener Postponed and more ->

Alaska Native News: California Fugitive from Justice Arrested following Sterling Highway Traffic Stop; AMHS Notifies M/V Aurora Employees of Long-term Layup and more ->

The KNOM Newsletter (Nome Static), Christmas 2019; Some Trooper Dispatches Not Publicly Released, Spokesperson Says It’s Not Mandatory; AMCC Inmates Gang-Up on Other Inmate, Assault Charges Filed and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Man who claimed shooting was self-defense arrested for murder; Fairbanks North Star School District receives $5 million grant for mental health and trauma services; From the Last Frontier to the Land Down Under; Open house aims to sign more residents up for North Pole city water expansion and more ->
Craig Medred: Down and out

907 Updates December 05, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Man accused of 2015 Manley Hot Springs rape, torture seen back in Fairbanks; 2019 Anchorage homicides surpass 2018 count; Full interview: AWAIC on domestic violence in Alaska and more ->
KTUU: Two injured during bank robbery; FBI seeking information on suspects; Soldotna man dies in rollover crash into water along highway; Man accused of killing wife and daughter convicted with murder in past; Signs of slides sit along Seward Highway as DOT works to clear problematic areas; National Guard brings holiday cheer to Napakiak for 63rd annual Operation Santa; Rhonda Scott and her whimsical windows and more ->
KTOO Public Media: 9 hospitalized after Coast Guard and Navy vessels collide near Kodiak; Anchorage schools are pioneering a new ‘social-emotional learning’ model. Is it working?; Could Makushin Volcano provide geothermal energy to Unalaska? More ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Bethel Police Arrest Teenager For Bethel Stabbing; Jury Trial Begins For Napaskiak Man Charged With Killing Off-Duty Village Police Officer; Bethel City Council Does Not Vote To Sell Land To Marijuana Store and more ->
Alaska Native News: Chugiak man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Family of man shot by Fairbanks Police and Alaska State Troopers files wrongful death lawsuit; Doctors in Fairbanks use manipulative therapy to let the body heal itself; Operation Bunny Boot’ provides boots to Fairbanks veterans in need; USO ‘Handshake Tour’ brings comedians Seth Green and Jeff Ross to Fairbanks and more ->
By Carey Seward, Only In Your State Alaska: 18 Downright Funny Memes You’ll Only Get If You’re From Alaska
Craig Medred: Old-way killer

907 Updates December 04, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Sammye Seawell, founder of Alaska Zoo, dies; Wasilla security camera catches rough doorstep delivery on camera; Anchorage police searching for missing woman and more ->
KTUU: “Hoverboard dentist” appears in court for Medicaid fraud, malpractice; New regulation would allow jet skis in Kachemak Bay; How the epidemic of the Spanish Flu changed Bristol Bay; City assembly votes to shorten studded tire season; Gov. Dunleavy answers questions from Ch. 2 News viewers; 2YH: Antibiotic Awareness so you don’t build up a resistance to it; SOY: Yoga Kids and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Alaska confirms first suspected case of e-cigarette or vaping-related lung injury; Dunleavy names Barnhill as acting revenue commissioner and more ->

Alaska Native News: Coast Guard Names Two New Coast Guard Cities in Alaska, Washington; Valley Couple Wanted for Mail Theft, Fraud Turn Themselves in to Troopers; USDA Invests $18.88 Million in Rural Broadband for Alaskan Families USDA Invests $18.88 Million in Rural Broadband for Alaskan Families and more ->

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Corrections: Man convicted of murder, kidnapping dies; Alaska Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion focuses on Diabetes prevention and new program; UPDATE: Councilmember submits request to reconsider vote protesting renewal of The Spur’s liquor license and more ->

By SDD: The problem with getting something for nothing, Part 2
Craig Medred: Halibut bash

By Megan McDonlad, Only In Your State Alaska: One Of The Biggest Meteor Showers Of The Year Will Be Visible In Alaska In December

907 Updates December 03, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Man charged with murdering girlfriend in Palmer after a night of cocaine, heavy drinking; Fuel theft highlights larger security problems at Big Lake Airport, pilot says; Anchorage police still citing minors for tobacco possession; Local businesses battle ‘behemoth’ Amazon on Cyber Monday; 25 Years of BP Teachers of Excellence: Lee Butterfield and more ->

KTUU: Two air ambulance companies turned down flight to Seward before deadly crash; Fisherman sentenced for fishing in state research area; Mel Gillis sworn in as District 25 Representative; Baby loves her first slide down a snowy driveway. See it here; 58 mushers signed up for 2020 Iditarod and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Kodiak police hope new reality TV show will help improve recruitment woes; Researchers, marine pilots work to prevent vessel strikes from killing Alaska whales; Trump’s nominee for US court in Alaska gets low marks from state bar but has youth on his side; Push to grow Alaska’s mariculture includes new how-to training for budding seaweed farmers; Alaska’s once-a-decade redistricting process is about to start and more ->

KYUKPublic Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: LKSD Offering Transitional Housing To First-Year Bethel Teachers Amid Staffing Issues; LKSD Considering Opening Dual-Language Preschool In Bethel In January 2020; Lights Out At Quinhagak Runway As Village Searches For Solutions and more ->

Alaska Native News: UPDATE: All Bodies Recovered from Security Aviation Crash Site; Soldotna man Has Bad Dream Ends up Jailed; Southeast Man Sentenced for 2017 Illegal Commercial Diving Case and more ->

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Company: Workers disciplined after Anchorage video of thrown packages hits social media; Fairbanks City Council to introduce proposed vaping tax and more ->
Alaska Highway News , Ann Levin / The Associated Press: 17 stories inspired by great American paintings
Since the writers he’s chosen tend to specialize in crime and genre fiction, the stories are chock-full of loners, losers and cynics who get to say snappy lines like, “Sex. Religion. Dining out. Sooner or later, some human being is going to make you regret participating in any or all of the above.” (Spoken by the enterprising heroine of Jan Burke’s “Superficial Injuries.”)

907 Updates December 02, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Kaladi Brothers to donate New Year’s Day proceeds to Children’s Lunchbox; How to protect yourself against identity theft and more ->

KTUU: Anchorage Police need your help finding this young boy; UPDATE: 2 victims identified in fatal plane crash near Cooper Landing; Alaska State Troopers dig deep to free elderly man snowed in and more ->

Juneau, Alaska (KINY): Former Dunleavy staff lawyer to lead human rights commission
Suzanne Downing, Must Read Alaska: Murder #29, 30 in Anchorage and more ->

Craig Medred: A dark horizon