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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

Congratulations:

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