Category: 907 Updates

Alaska Info

907 Updates October 12, 2016

Jerzy Shedlock: Jurors rule in favor of city, police department following 2nd trial over man shot by Anchorage police


Nathaniel Herz: Here’s how Alaska legislative candidates are raising and spending their money with a month to go before Election Day


Devin Kelly:  City-owned utility rates slated to rise in Anchorage, with hefty spike coming for ML&P



Author: Kathleen Macknicki  Reading the north: Klondike gold and ‘Women in the Locker Room’

907 Updates October 11, 2016

SPONSORED: The one-day camp helps kids deal with losing a loved one to cancer.
Author: Presented by Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium



Nathaniel Herz:  Head of Alaska’s campaign finance agency resigns less than 2 months before election


Comments on off-road vehicles allowed on streets where you live?
Lisa Demer:  Sudden crackdown on four-wheelers quiets Bethel streets and upsets residents


Jerzy Shedlock: Former Alaska assistant district attorney sues state over alleged harassing texts from trooper


907 Updates October 9 – 10, 2016

Cinthia Ritchie: Author’s voice makes pair of yoga books for climbers, hikers worthwhile


Excellent!  I hope this plan will help others with teaching & learning. I really enjoy on-line courses. What are your thoughts?
Tegan Hanlon:  How a rural Alaska school district with shrinking enrollment kept its class offerings up — online



907 Updates October 8, 2016

Monies available through taxes from churches, marijuana sales, increased taxes on alcohol & cigarettes?
Nathaniel Herz: S&P warns it could drop Alaska credit rating again if state borrows money for pension shortfall


Laurel Andrews: Unalaska voters overturn commercial marijuana ban


Zaz Hollander: Mat-Su marijuana businesses scramble back to life after ban fails

907 Updates October 7, 2016


I hope the Supreme(s) allow the voters wishes.  Two votes?  How much money/time was spent on this? How much money/time will be spent on the appeal?
Nathaniel Herz: Judge overturns results in northern Alaska election, declaring Nageak the winner


I have listened to scanner’s and the broadcasts are not crystal clear. Maybe the sound quality has improved over the years. I enjoy the scanner page. I understand both sides of the issue. If Nixle alerts are best for safety, then that is what will have to be.


Congratulations Vivian Korthuis
Lisa Demer: For the first time, a woman leads this big Alaska Native organization. Her grandfather was a founder.


Liz Meredith; Pieces of Me: Rescuing My Kidnapped Daughter
Book signings
October 7
Cabin Fever Gifts
650 W. 4th Ave.
Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Book signing/Benefits AWAIC
October 8
Fireside Books (Palmer)
Time: 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Benefits Eva’s Program/Victims for Justice
October 20
Barnes and Noble (Anchorage)
Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Talk/Book signing
October 21
Seward Library w/ Seaview Community Center
Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.


Haunted History



Mavis Muller, Annika Niebuhr (left)

Mavis Muller, Annika Niebuhr (left)

Mavis Muller’s Burning Basket Project
Meet Annika Niebuhr (left) from Berlin, Germany. Annika has been doing an artist-in-residency with me and the Burning Basket project for 7 weeks in full theme immersion. She was an invaluable assistant for Homer Burning Basket, EXPAND – Basket of Remembrance & Unburdening which was ignited and burned on Sept. 11. Then we journeyed on to Ketchikan to create this beauty as a gift for that unique community. RUNS DEEP – Basket of Respect & Appreciation was ignited and burned on Oct.1. My cup runneth over with gratitude, respect, appreciation, and love for this beautiful, fun, capable & viable person. Thanks for the laughs & tears as we merged our creativity & imagination with intense hard core strenuous labor of love to give a good gift. Oceans of emotions there at the terminal in Ketchikan as she departed to go back to Berlin. Annika, my friend, YOU inspire me. I look forward to future collaborations and until we meet again keep a fire burning in your heart.





Alaskan Viewpoint: Bill Beudoin's Lowhigh cabin #2. — at East Fork of the Chena River.

Alaskan Viewpoint: Bill Beudoin’s Lowhigh cabin #2. — at East Fork of the Chena River.

907 Updates October 6, 2016


Thank you Gov. Walker for trying to keep the PFD going.
Nathaniel Herz: Alaska today pays each qualified resident a $1,022 oil wealth dividend



Erica Martinson:  Alaska gets $1M federal grant to process backlog of sex-assault evidence kits

FYI: Rape kit, Cost and Backlog

The cost of rape kits is a barrier to use in many locations where the victim is billed for the collection of forensic evidence. Collecting a rape kit reportedly costs upwards of $1000.[40] In some countries, reimbursement for the cost is contingent on the victim reporting the crime to police. In Japan, for example, a sexual assault victim must pay for the rape kit upfront, but police will reimburse medical fees if the victim reports the assault.[41]

Victims of sexual assault in the United States faced similar hurdles until the 2005 reauthorization of Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which requires states to pay for the cost of the rape kit regardless of the victim’s decision to report the assault to the police.[42] Under the more recent 2013 VAWA reauthorization, which took effect in March 2015, victims also cannot be required to pay the upfront cost of the exam. States may still require victims to submit claims for the rape kit exams to their personal insurance providers, as long as they are not billed for a deductible or a copay.[43]


Facts are the child let go of the leash, dog ran out into traffic and the driver did report hitting the dog. Not the fault of the driver, unfortunately he now lives with hitting and killing the animal.
Jerzy Shedlock: Anchorage police will not cite driver in death of boy’s service dog in training


UAA Fees  “It varies~”  How much bloat is in UAA’s costs? The Univeristy can not support itself, can UAA have an accredited accounting program? Make the courses pay for themselves and charge the students accordingly. How would you cut university costs?
Tegan Hanlon:  Here are the next academic, administrative programs up for review at the University of Alaska


907 Updates October 5, 2016

Great idea!
Dermot Cole:  Fairbanks man offers $1,000 reward for information leading to best constitutional argument on dividend
“The letter can be addressed to your newspaper of choice, but to be eligible for the prize, you must send a copy of the letter to me,” he said.
Write him at: Charles L. Parr, 676 Old Steese Highway North, Fairbanks, AK 99712-2308.


October 4th and they already have the best photo’s~
Alaska Dispatch News: Photos: Best of October 2016


Taxes are usually popular by the recipient, not so much the payee
Zaz Hollander:  Mat-Su voters reject commercial cannabis ban, but pot taxes popular

907 Updates October 4, 2016

Jerzy Shedlock: Troopers: Tok woman dies after being badly cut while butchering a moose


Mike Dunham:  Lowell Thomas Jr., former Alaska lieutenant governor, dead at 92

wiki: Lowell Thomas Jr.



Devin Kelly: Citing data error, Anchorage police reverse earlier statements on crime spike near downtown: ‘It’s legitimate’

File your Police Report Online
If this is an emergency, call 911.



Chris Klint: Catholic Church appoints new Anchorage archbishop


Please God, Give me one more oil boom, I promise not to piss it away~
Alex DeMarban:  Caelus claims offshore Arctic oil discovery that could rank among Alaska’s biggest ever


Alaskan candidate apparently posts hundreds of photos of big-breasted women
William Quayle Jr. declined an interview with KTOO-FM but said in an email that he would not discuss his fetishes, and that he has original ideas that his competitors do not


907 Updates October 3, 2016

Annie Zak:  Amid crime worries, some in Anchorage boost home security

Which security camera(s) do you use and why?

Alex Colon, Will Greenwald: The Best Home Security Cameras of 2016

Get The Best Home Security In Alaska

Kimberly Kurimski: Security Camera Reviews: Which Cameras Are Best?

Now that everyone knows what to look for, in plain sight~

Michelle Theriault Boots, Chris Klint: NTSB: Wreckage of Togiak plane crash that killed 3 ‘highly fragmented’

Cessna 208 Caravan



Author: Presented by Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Surviving breast cancer: one Alaskan’s story
SPONSORED: Sharing stories of cancer diagnosis and treatment requires an extra measure of bravery for survivors.


Suzanna Caldwell: How the oil price crash turned one man from energy worker to pizzeria owner

Marco T’s Pizzeria
302 W Fireweed lane
Anchorage, AK 99503
(907) 929-3663
Marco T’s Pizzeria Menu
Marco T’s Pizzeria Facebook


907 Updates October 2, 2016

Comments on how this is paid for and resolved where you live?  
Devin Kelly: Anchorage Downtown Partnership pushes 8-step safety plan


Parkinson’s disease
Michelle Theriault Boots: Faced with a debilitating disease, an Anchorage woman attends her own celebration of life



Alaska Chicks: New Items!