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Alaska Info

907 Updates December 26, 2016

Alone? Unlocked and running vehicle?
Suzanna Caldwell: Can you leave your kid alone in the car? Fairbanks mayor strikes a nerve


Author: (name missing) Old-school tools of maps and trail markers being refined to save North Slope lives


Congratulations Rosie Mancari!
Beth Bragg: Anchorage snowboarder ascends to her sport’s biggest stage

907 Updates December 25, 2016

Annie Zak: Christmas cheer, in the bed of an Alaska pickup truck


Hope Miller: Ready to roost: Residents settle in at Anchorage ‘cohousing’ community


Nancy Lord and David James: Most memorable Alaska books of the year

907 Updates December 24, 2016

Mike Dunham: Ernestine Hayes named 2017 State Writer Laureate


Marc Lester: Anchorage police and firefighters take dozens of kids Christmas shopping


Loren Holmes: Hundreds of Santas ski for free at Alyeska Resort


Mike Dunham: Circus acrobats, games, ice menorah planned for Alaska’s biggest Hanukkah celebration

907 Updates December 23, 2016

Sexual assaults increasing, assistance for victims decreasing?
Laurel Andrews: With caseload up, Fairbanks hospital struggles with sexual assault staffing


Erica Martinson: Congress votes to send millions of dollars to rural Alaska for water infrastructure


Alex DeMarban: Korean agencies spent over $75K on Gov. Walker and officials on Asia trip


Six nonprofit executives selected for Sabbatical Program


Stephanie Berglund, thread (Anchorage)

Jason Hodges, Anchorage Concert Association (Anchorage)

Alison Kear, Covenant House (Anchorage)

Gerda Kosbruk, Native Village of Port Heiden (Port Heiden)

Jillian Lush, Sprout Family Services (Homer)

Susan Ohmer, Petersburg Mental Health Services (Petersburg)

The next deadline to apply for a Rasmuson Foundation Sabbatical is October 1, 2017. Details about the Sabbatical Program, guidelines for preparing a proposal, and application materials are available online.

907 Updates December 22, 2016

Alex DeMarban: New milestone in the gas line project: The state is taking over


KTUU Staff: Burn patient shares story of survival


Zaz Hollander: Mat-Su Borough seeks $75M federal grant to finish Point MacKenzie rail line


Zaz Hollander: Another glitch delays fix for Valley’s marijuana ‘loophole’


John Schandelmeier: Wave the flag (or your parka) when dealing with ornery moose



907 Updates December 21, 2016

Jerzy Shedlock: President Obama shortens prison term of Alaska inmate


Annie Zak: A new ecosystem of young entrepreneurs is working to redefine ‘Alaska-made’


Jerzy Shedlock: Pilots report brief eruption of Bogoslof volcano


Devin Kelly: Social worker to team up with Anchorage police officers entering homeless camps


907 Updates December 20, 2016

Another reason for overturning Senate Bill 91
Dermot Cole: Jail time, fine handed down for snowmachine attack on Iditarod teams


Jerzy Shedlock: 2 Alaska Airlines jets struck by lightning as storms roll through Gulf and Southeast


Tribal Colleges
Tegan Hanlon: Alaska Pacific University plans to become a tribal college


Amy Ellis Nutt, The Washington Post: Pregnancy changes the brain for up to 2 years, researchers find


Winter solstice 2016 in Northern Hemisphere will be at 1:44 AM on  Wednesday December 21, 2016
Erin Kirkland: Alaska’s shortest day is long on family-friendly ways to celebrate it

907 Updates December 19, 2016

Adam Jason Spindler, Jeremie Alvarez and Mark C. Harreus.
Chris Klint: State council strips 3 men of ability to work in Alaska law enforcement


Best politicians money can buy~ More bang for your buck~ Who left the loophole open?
Nathaniel Herz: New Alaska House leaders embrace loophole to raise campaign cash from lobbyists


Alex Tizon: In the land of missing persons: 2 families, 2 bodies and a vast Alaska wilderness


Congratulations Eva Perry!
Suzanna Caldwell: With microloan help, Mountain View gets an espresso shop


Eat, drink and be merry!

907 Updates December18, 2016

One bullet.  What motive is understandable for killing someone? 
Nathaniel Herz: Anchorage police arrest man charged in Point Woronzof double homicide


Zaz Hollander: Talkeetna marijuana businesses spotlight loophole in Mat-Su law


Strange actions & bizarre behavior
Nathaniel Herz: 2 overnight shootings leave 3 injured in Anchorage, as police question 1 suspect



907 Updates December 17, 2016

One bullet.
Jerzy Shedlock: Eagle River man charged with sexually abusing 7-year-old girl


One bullet.
Jerzy Shedlock: Anchorage man, 66, charged with sex assault following DNA match


Devin Kelly: ‘It can happen to anyone’: Director of Bean’s Cafe confronts son’s suspected overdose death


Alex DeMarban: State wins case against oil companies worth an estimated $500 million


Julia O’Malley: Inside Alaska’s world of sex work from someone who lived it


Victoria Petersen: Can’t find the perfect thing to give? Gift an experience instead


Mike Dunham: Short operas and carols brighten the weekend