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Alaska Info

907 Updates December 7, 2016

Pearl Harbor:
Michael E. Ruane, The Washington Post: One twin brother died at Pearl Harbor, the other survived. Seventy-five years later, they’ll be reunited.


Michelle Theriault Boots: After a Facebook post by an elected official, an Alaska Muslim finds he has to explain his faith


Dembowski strikes again!
Devin Kelly: Demboski says at Anchorage Assembly she has no reason to apologize to Muslim family


Tegan Hanlon: High school teacher from Soldotna named Alaska Teacher of the Year



Alex DeMarban: Audi plans return to North Slope for secretive cold-weather testing


Matthew Rosenberg, Maggie Haberman, The New York Times: Trump fires senior adviser’s son from transition team for sharing fake news

907 Updates December 6, 2016

Governor Walker Orders Flags Lowered for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day



I am not going to share the details of the horrific crime.  One bullet for the POS that murdered him.
Daniella Rivera: ‘That could have been my daughter’: Mother of teen murder suspect’s ex-girlfriend speaks out


Lisa Demer: Judicial Council traveling state to evaluate potential judges



907 Updates December 5, 2016

Alex DeMarban: Governor feuds with ExxonMobil as state moves to take over LNG project


Chris Klint: Famed Alaska artist Byron Birdsall dead at 78



Jeannette Falsey: When oil companies move employees out of state, who sells the houses left behind?




Have you worked on a commercial fishing boat?
Hal Bernton, The Seattle Times: Hearings in Seattle may shed light on sinking of trawler in Bering Sea


Libby Bakalar, Geoff Kirsch: Kicked in the nuptials: Advice for an Alaska marriage



907 Updates December 4, 2016


Laurel Andrews: Driver shot by Juneau police officer expected to survive



Shannyn Moore: Sisters, there’s a war on women



Zaz Hollander: Anchorage company’s controversial Palmer monofill returns to life



 Nathaniel Herz: For first Alaska Native House speaker, a budget fix is personal



Mike Dunham: Alaska, the day before Pearl Harbor


Anchorage Public Library  Awesome Digital Resources!

907 Updates December 3, 2016

One bullet for all.
Laurel Andrews: Remains of missing Palmer teen believed found; 16-year-old charged with murder

Alaska State Troopers Summary


Laurel Andrews: Anchorage police investigating stabbing, shots fired early Saturday



ASD’s liability regarding students who are harmed by violent students?
Tegan Hanlon: ASD to close school for students with behavioral and emotional disorders


I hope a shiv finds him.  There is absolutely no reason for him to continue living. His one act with indifference to human life has a ripple effect.  Many more children might have been helped by the murdered man.  How many folks will reconsider being a foster parent? 
Tegan Hanlon: Foster son pleads guilty to 2014 murder of longtime public radio host


Alex DeMarban: Recession grips Alaska as employment losses hit new sectors


Tegan Hanlon: 77 mushers sign up for 2017 Iditarod


Lisa Demer: Town formerly known as Barrow already in court over new name


Suzanna Caldwell: America’s northernmost city to get its first fast-food chain outlet



907 Updates December 2, 2016


Will the  prescription pain killers take a financial hit with medical marijuana?  Overdose of prescription painkillers cases and narcotics related thefts might lessen.
Laurel Andrews: Here’s how much Alaska made in taxes from the first few days of legal pot


Alex DeMarban: Walker administration lays groundwork for legislative battle over Permanent Fund and taxes


Chris Klint: Former Fairbanks police officer found son, family dead in murder-suicide


Nice of George Noga to provide flower leis
Devin Kelly: Anchorage graduates 26 new police officers, including a father and his son



Dear Listserv Subscriber:
We wanted to let you know about two items recently posted to our Technical Guidance page.
The first is the Cleanup Levels Comparison Spreadsheet which provides a side-by-side of the 2008 and 2016 cleanup levels for compounds in Tables B1 and C of 18 AAC 75.   The second is the Petroleum Mass Fraction Spreadsheet which may be used in Method 3 calculations for alternative petroleum cleanup levels.  Both documents are in Microsoft Excel and can be found under Screening & Establishing Cleanup Levels here:    The Petroleum Mass Fraction Spreadsheet is also posted on the right hand side of the Petroleum Cleanup Level Calculator page here:
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Best wishes for the holiday season,
Sally Schlichting
Unit Manager for Technical Services, Policy & Regulations
ADEC Contaminated Sites Program – Juneau, Alaska
Phone: 907-465-5076

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907 Updates December 1, 2016



Any Alaskan millionaires or large corporations that can help with shelters?  Taxing the churches to help pay for shelter needs?
Devin Kelly: With temperature falling and need rising, shelters turn some homeless away


Floated? There are no veterans that are able,  capable and willing of holding this position?
Erica Martinson: Sarah Palin’s name floated for secretary of Veterans Affairs


Erin Kirkland: Cut your own Christmas tree on Alaska public lands with family


Suzanna Caldwell: Rafters found a modern message in a bottle. Bird researchers found a wildlife soap opera.



907Updates November 30, 2016

Governor Walker might be able to fix this.
Devin Kelly: Standoff over Seward Highway policing could lead to long road shutdowns


Suzanna Caldwell: 2 groups bid to take over beleaguered Mat-Su slaughterhouse

907 Updates November 29, 2016

Laurel Andrews:  3 dead this year as outbreak of new strep bacteria hits Alaska



Kriner’s Diner was robbed, again





Devin Kelly: Anchorage fixes homeless-camp reporting website as evictions and cleanup soar



Jeannette Falsey: Following a national trend, Alaskans are cutting the cord and dropping cable TV



Suzanna Caldwell: New website shares treasure trove of ancient objects found in Kotzebue

Kotzebue Artifacts


907 Updates November 28, 2016

Thank you Robin Nave
Devin Kelly:  An Anchorage police officer tries a new approach to tackle neighborhood crime concerns


Chris Klint: Suspect sought in morning Muldoon break-ins targeting women


 Mother and child: Navigating a complicated pregnancy at the Alaska Native Medical Center
SPONSORED: Family support and an experienced medical team helped first-time mom Iriqtaq Hailstone welcome her baby boy.


Laurel Andrews: A look at some of the marijuana products Alaskans can expect in the months ahead


Michelle Theriault Boots: Alaska artist Riba DeWilde shot and killed in Tok; son in custody


Chris Klint:  2 bodies found in burned Ford Bronco in Soldotna


Gayathri Vaidyanathan, for the Washington Post: Thawing Arctic ice reveals new clues in mystery of the lost ships Terror and Erebus