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907 Updates January 26, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Alaska teachers gather in Anchorage to build skills to improve student learning; Alaska is drought free for the first time since 2018; The U.S. Census: Historical perspective from pioneer radio broadcaster Ruben Gaines and more ->

KTUU: Competency tests bring inconclusive results, doctors say of man accused of murdering 10-year-old Kotzebue girl; P Alaska awards STEM grants to schools across the state; Coast Guard board to investigate deadly Gulf of Alaska crab boat sinking; Alaska program tackles youth substance abuse before it starts and more ->

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: LKSD Superintendent’s Search Down To Two Candidates and more ->

Alaska Native News: Passed Out Driver in Wrong Lane Jailed on DUI/Endangering Charges in Fairbanks; Two Die on Icy Roads in Parks Highway Collision; Kenai Woman in Ditch Charged with DUI/Drug Offenses and more ->


Southcentral Foundation Vice President Receives Women of Achievement Award
Craig Medred: In our genes
Staff Reports, The following book-related events are scheduled for Jefferson-Madison Regional Library branches this week: Bookmarks for Jan. 26
Jennifer Ackerman, author of the New York Times bestseller “The Genius of Birds,” has written a new book about the latest research into bird life.

“The Bird Way: A New Look at How Birds Talk, Work, Play, Parent and Think,” published by Penguin Press, is scheduled for a May 5 release. The new book draws on new findings about bird behavior and Ackerman’s own field observations around the world, from Australia to Japan to Austria to Alaska.

907 Updates January 25, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Unusual behavior: Reports of lynx aggressively approaching dogs in South Anchorage; Inside the Gates: Heroes come in all shapes and sizes; Winter carnival brings Willow together after year of hardship; Volunteers of America offers housing program for Alaska youth; New People Mover route to start in the fall and more ->

KTUU: Alaska governor, AG seek President Trump’s help bringing AG’s Colombian family to U.S.; ConocoPhillips, Doyon prepare to test big Alaska drill rig; Damaged equipment causes power outage in Eklutna, Peters Creek, Birchwood; Once Upon Alaska: A LGBTQ rights milestone from 1993 and more ->

KTOO Public Media: Here’s how Alaska is preparing for the Wuhan coronavirus; In the cold of Haines, caring for Australia’s animals as wildfires blaze and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Sen. Lyman Hoffman Becomes Senate Majority Leader; Tuntutuliak Wants All Its Stray Dogs Gone – Two Organizations Are Helping Them Out and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: North Pole representative leaves post for DHSS job; Lights, sirens, tacos: A day in the life of Fairbanks firefighters; Alaska firefighter talks about experience fighting Australian fires; Fairbanks photographer Charles Mason discusses his work and upcoming exhibition in Anchorage Museum and more ->

The Arctic Sounder: Man in custody for Huntington murder; Unalaska library funded; Adventure, loss and grit come into focus in new memoir; Opinion: Martin Luther King Jr. Day a reminder of the power of volunteerism and more ->

By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: This Hidden Sanctuary Is Home To The Largest Bear Rescue In Alaska
Rasmuson Foundation: Remembering a great artist, Ron Senungetuk

907 Updates January 24, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: How to stay connected to lawmakers and issues during legislative session; Anchorage high school ‘choose to include’ mission gets national attention; New service dog provides therapy for elementary school students with special needs; Mighty4 Alaska celebrates 2nd anniversary of inspiring youth through hip-hop and more ->
KTUU: The man accused of killing Ashley Johnson-Barr is expected back in court; Acting director of AMCO looks to reshape the regulatory process with two separate boards; Alaska cruise ship dock permit issued; construction to begin and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Haines Borough convenes task force to deal with roaming, dumpster-flipping bears; Alaska’s top court questions restrictions on ANCSA shareholder speech; Coast Guard tracks emergency beacon to partially submerged boat in Harris Harbor; Coast Guard notes VHF emergency radio dead zones in coastal Alaska and more ->
Alaska Native News: Palmer man Dies in Officer-Involved-Shooting following Disturbance/Car Chase; Cloyd Lacap Indicted for Using Craigslist to Set up Armed Robberies; Escort Robber Christian Young Found Guilty on Wednesday and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Alaska pot shops to be among 1st in US to allow consumption; Official: Alaska dropping out-of-state inmate housing idea; Fort Wainwright police practice emergency driving in winter conditions and more ->
The Arctic Sounder: Candlelight vigils honor life of Kristen Huntington and more ->

Suzanne Downing, Must Read Alaska: Pat Pitney, Walker budget director, hired by legislature and more ->
Craig Medred: ‘Seward’s Folly’ redux

907 Updates January 23, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Idaho man fined, banned for guiding illegal Alaska hunts; Soldotna man charged with nailing sign to Governor’s mansion; 2 Alaska women named United States Artists fellows; Project Homeless Connect helps those in need find resources and community; 5-star hotel to break ground this spring in downtown Anchorage and more ->
KTUU: New report, stemming from lawsuit, details DHSS plans to change psych hold practices; Bank robbery suspect arrested following tip from shopper at Fred Meyer; Mat-Su Search and Rescue Teams discuss funding complications and more ->
KTOO Public Media: An Anchorage attorney made a fortune fighting Big Oil in Alaska court. Now he’s funding the campaign to raise their taxes.; Skagway News owner sells newspaper to Chugiak teachers for $20; Medevac plane removed from Unalaska Bay following crash and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: BLM Asks Rural Alaskans To Apply For Resource Advisory Council; Bethel Resident Looks Back On His Time As Marijuana Control Board Chair and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Bail set at $1,000,000 for Eric Rustad; 9th Circuit overturns lower court ruling, allows ‘Fairbanks Four’ lawsuit against city to continue; Wolf activity in Chena Lake Recreation Area: visitors asked to be alert; Fairbanks school district holds public comment on LGBTQ curriculum and more ->
Marion Owen, Lagniappe (LAN-yap) = A little bit extra: How to cope in troubled times? Whispers from Antarctica

Craig Medred: Government spin
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Sleep At An Iditarod Checkpoint In Alaska When You Stay The Night At Skwentna Roadhouse

907 Updates January 22, 2020

KTVA The Voice 0f Alaska: State, Barrett defense look at possible plea agreement in Grunwald murder case; ‘You didn’t have to kill him’: Widow confronts husband’s alleged killer in court; Overdue snowmachiner found dead, apparent victim of exposure; Juneau police arrest suspect in kitten cruelty investigation; Catholic Social Services program will help domestic violence victims find housing and more ->
KTUU: Creek overflow floods trailer park in Chugiak; People Mover bus goes off street; Court takes another look at Native American adoption law; Business growth predicted in Chugiak Eagle River for 2020; 104-year-old cottage restoration and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Thanks Abound At K300 Mushers Banquet; Lance In Last and more ->
Alaska Native News: Noorvik man Jailed on Assault/Weapons Charges Monday and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: International flight makes emergency landing at Fairbanks International Airport; Testing for radon in Alaska and more ->
Suzanne Downing, Must Read Alaska: Plaque unveiled in Capitol honoring women leaders
Craig Medred: Phantom project
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: The Largest Go-Kart Track In Alaska Will Take You On An Unforgettable Ride

907 Updates January 21, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Dunleavy names new budget director; Know the signs: How to protect yourself from frostbite; Teammates For Life: An engagement on the Kuskokwim; 25 years of BP Teachers of Excellence: Allison Curry and more ->
KTUU: Anchorage police have identified the woman found dead in a bedroom; Young adults honor MLK Jr. by learning to advocate; 2YH: APD officer shares story of survival thanks to blood donations and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks attorney says there is free legal help available and more ->
Craig Medred: Just say no

907 Updates January 20, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Conditions improving for Willow flood victims and more ->
KTUU: UPDATE: Shishaldin Volcano alert level lowered; Hear from Alaska’s leaders on changes to U.S. trade policies and more ->
Craig Medred: Tick, tick, tick

907 Updates January 19, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Break-in at Anchorage hospice could mean breach of private patient data; New UAF program lets high school seniors earn free college credits and more ->

KTUU: Shishaldin Volcano cloud reaches 20,000 ft; Aviation red alert in effect; Baby strollers recalled for fall risk; Newly marked easements bring new visitors to Campbell Lake and more ->

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Pete Kaiser Wins Fifth Kuskokwim 300 Title; Greg Larson Wins Third Akiak Dash Title; Video: 2020 Akiak Dash Mass Start and more ->
Alaska Native News: Willow Firefighter Dies as He Prepared to go out on a Call Saturday; New Wage Disclosure Legislation Would Strengthen Alaska’s Hiring Process and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks Firefighters respond to structure fire; Kid Fest’ gives families a place to escape the cold while giving back; ‘Salute to Greatness’ theme for Annual Fairbanks Youth Breakfast to celebrate MLK Jr. Day and more ->

907 Updates January 18, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: South Anchorage shooting leaves man badly injured; New owners will soon take over small Alaska newspaper and more ->
KTUU: University of Alaska Board of Regents raises tuition by 5%; Rural Cap program puts elders in the classroom; 2020 Census kicks off in Alaska where Toksook Bay residents will be first to be counted and more ->

KTOO Public Media: The state of Alaska sued itself. Was it worth it?; Juneau’s leaders discuss priorities heading into new legislative session; The prospect of a $12B natural gas terminal in Southeast Alaska draws skepticism and more ->

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Slideshow: Start Of The K300 And Bogus Creek 150; Twelve Teams To Compete In 2020 Akiak Dash; For One Vet, Good Dog Health Is The Key To A Good Race; A Conversation With Akiak Dash Race Marshal Bill Eggimann and more ->
AAlaska Native News: Denali Park Road Failings and Other Stories and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Police release additional information in homicide of Fairbanks woman; Public testimony spurs postponed vote on Fairbanks Capital Improvement Projects; Bureau proposes change affecting Alaska tribal recognition; UAF Group Meets to Discuss Local Activism and more ->
The Arctic Sounder: 2019 warmest year on record for Alaska; Nuiqsut loses case for stricter oil, gas reviews; Alaska Science Forum: Northern news from a massive conference and more ->
Alaska Landmine: Campbell Lake public access easements have been surveyed and marked!
The 3D drone video will be completed soon. An unidentified person called the FAA impersonating the survey company and things got pretty loose.

By Courtney, Only In Your State Alaska: This Beautiful Winery In Alaska Is A Must-Visit For Everyone
Craig Medred: The 1.5 percent

907 Updates January 17, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: APD seeks possible kidnapping victim; Do you know what to do if your car is stolen?; Mat-Su Regional welcomes new behavioral health unit; Longtime president/CEO of United Way of Anchorage announces retirement; MyHouse Blessing Barrel collects clothing, food for homeless teens; Beer league with a big heart: ERHL game benefits Special Olympics and more ->
KTUU: Man accused of aiming crossbow at APD officers indicted for attempted murder; Archdiocese of Anchorage names 14 people credibly accused of sexual misconduct; “Hoverboard dentist” found guilty on all counts; University of Alaska leaders get ready to make big decisions Friday; Moose Pass School is the centerpiece of its community; Outdoor Alaska: Alevins hatching at Trail Lakes Hatchery and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Cold weather freezes freight orders for small towns in Southeast Alaska; How one Anchorage business delivers 150 pizzas a week to the Alaska bush; Consultants hired by Dunleavy administration say privatizing Alaska ferries ‘not feasible’ and more ->

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Soft Opening For Bethel’s First Marijuana Store; KYUK Live K300 Sled Dog Race Coverage Schedule and more ->

Alaska Native News: 176th Wing Completes 2,000th Rescue Mission and more ->

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Arrest made in Fairbanks murder investigation; Troopers cite woman for killing moose eating from haystack; Fairbanks researcher discusses discovery of sulfolane eating microbe; Draft ferry study lays out options for system’s future and more ->

By Shady Grove Oliver, Arctic Sounder: Book sheds light on North Slope history through family stories

Craig Medred: Danger heating up

Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: Change of command as Troopers get new director; Must watch video: Drone footage of battling the Willow Creek ice dam and more ->