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907 Updates August 14, 2017

By Austin Baird: Alaska’s largest newspaper will keep printing if a federal judge approves sale
By Victoria Taylor & Sean Maguire: UDPATE: Juvenile suspect in custody after reportedly firing shots inside a residence
By Victoria Taylor: Troopers: Driver made fake 911 call in attempt to divert officers during pursuit
Nelson is currently being held without bail at Wildwood Pretrial.

He faces charges including felony eluding, terrositic threatening and reckless driving.
By Juan Montes: Driver escapes his vehicle right before it splashes into the Matanuska River
By Associated Press: Federal government stalling construction of new Alaska ferry

By Associated Press: Alaska mayor questions tax cap for local government
Author: Michelle Theriault Boots Here are all the personalized license plates the Alaska DMV rejected for being offensive

Last year, a total of 115 personalized plates were rejected, according to the state.

So far this year, 173 plates have been rejected — just through Aug. 4.


Author Laurel Andrews: Is the marijuana industry actually making money for Alaska?


Author: Lisa Demer Dust busting: Bush Alaska clouds with choking dust, and residents want to do something about it
But one woman in Bethel is trying a simple, inexpensive fix. Jody Drew, a relative newcomer to the Southwest Alaska hub, is handing out 15 mph speed limit signs for people to post wherever they choose, even if the legal speed limit is higher. The signs, made of plastic, are showing up all over town. In some areas, traffic is slowing.

Congratulations Elissa Brown!
Author: Suzanna Caldwell: How Wild Scoops went from farmers market darling to downtown ice cream destination
Author Beth Bragg: Rugged new race at Alyeska challenges mountain runners

Author: Ned Rozell Reflections from the last miles of a trans-Alaska trek

Author: Vicky Ho Whether paddling in place or going in reverse, this amateur is a work in progress

If you’re looking for expert advice on kayaking or packrafting, you’ve come to the wrong place. All I know about paddling here can be boiled down to two points:

1) Water in Alaska can kill you.

2) I still have so much to learn.

Oral Health Outcomes for Alaska Native Communities Served by Dental Therapists Better Than for Those Without, Study Finds | Rasmuson Foundation

Source: Oral Health Outcomes for Alaska Native Communities Served by Dental Therapists Better Than for Those Without, Study Finds | Rasmuson Foundation

907 Updates August 13, 2017

Comments? Difficult to have faith in the police force given the secrecy in the department.
By Austin Baird: Anchorage police chief was secretly suspended in 2015, court documents reveal
City officials kept the punishment secret in 2015, and even today, under a new mayor and new police leadership, the department remains quiet about details of the suspension.
By AP: Governor Walker calls for more defenses amid N. Korea threat
By Chris Klint: Deadly Midtown stabbing caught on video, charges say

By Chris Klint: Suspect in woman’s Anchorage strangling case granted conditions for bail
By KTVA Web Staff: Alaska Dispatch News poised to change owners amid bankruptcy filing
Author: Ryan Binkley and Jason Evans: A message from the new publishers of Alaska Dispatch News
Author: Julia O’Malley Internet threats hound teen subsistence hunter after he kills bowhead whale

By Chris Klint: ‘Cardiac event’ likely cause of fatal 2014 Birchwood helicopter crash, NTSB says
By Samantha Angaiak: Families honor children who passed away through “Walk to Remember”
Anyone in need of help through the grieving process can contact Providence Bereavement Council at 212-3344.
Good Luck Kate Cannon!
By Victoria Taylor: Residents start street safety petition in Mountain View
By Victoria Taylor: Wildlife Troopers investigate alleged case of sheep poaching
By Daybreak Staff: Mic Check in the Morning: Emily Anderson
By Daybreak Staff: Author and Entrepreneur Leland Jones


Alaska is simultaneously the most northern, the most western, and the most eastern state in the US

Wait, what? Look on a map and it’s easy to see that Alaska is the United States’ most northern and western state. But eastern? That’s because the Aleutian Islands are part of Alaska and stretch beyond the 180° line of longitude (which is measured from Greenwich) thus placing some of the islands technically in the Eastern hemisphere, since the dividing line for the eastern/western hemisphere is at 180° (source)

907 Updates August 12, 2017

By Bonney Bowman: Inside the Gates: Alaska’s missile defense program

By KTVA Web Staff: 3 charged in fatal Midtown stabbing
By KTVA Web Staff: DHHS issues health advisory after mumps diagnosis
By Mike Ross: UPDATE: ADN publisher reponds to eviction by GCI
By Travis Khachatoorian: Plastic trash finding its way into digestive system of local wildlife
Kari Bustamante teams up with Wade Williams The Fishing Report: Reel Fly Adventurez
By KTVA Web Staff: DHHS issues health advisory after mumps diagnosis

907 Updates August 11, 2017

By Beth Verge and Cameron Mackintosh BREAKING: Police addressing standoff in Abbott Loop area
By John Tracy: Reality Check w/ John Tracy: Does Stacey Graham deserve reduced sentence?
But now, Graham is appealing his sentence because he thinks it’s too long. He wants a do-over– and under state law, he gets one. And, the families of the girls are feeling less forgiving. They are angry and confused– and they should be.
By Sidney Sullivan: MAP: See how 2017 Anchorage homicides compare to the deadliest year on record

By Dan Carpenter: Federal sexual violence investigation targets Anchorage School District

By Sean Maguire: AST says 42 iPads were stolen from Tok School

Tech security tips for back to school shopping
By Shawn Wilson: Operation Homefront gets JBER students ready for school

By Kalinda Kindle: Blending in alternative schooling options for Mat-Su students
By Tracy Sinclare: Early season storm will bring snow and high surf to northern Alaska
As the storm moves through, snow will fall in the Brooks Range. It will begin Friday in the western mountains. And it will move to the eastern passes by Sunday. Some passes in the Brooks Range could see 6 inches, or more, of snow.
David Samson: Colorectal Cancer Death Rates Rising in People Under 55
By Steffi Lee Photojournalist: Rachel McPherron With the ban on the sale of May Day trees, what more can Anchorage do to stop the spread?
Rodda said he’s received calls from private homeowners asking the municipality for tree removal help, but the city can’t work on private property.

By Megan Schnese, University of Alaska, Anchorage The Pros and Cons of Living in Alaska
Lake Tahoe authors win first at Pacific Northwest Writers Association conference
In his 20s, Bruce Rettig worked at least 12 hours each day of the week — on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline.

“We were trapped in a time warp, interactions almost exclusively limited to the confines of a camp consisting of seven barges and 10 tugboats anchored off a thin spit of land jutting into the Arctic Ocean,” he states in his new nonfiction novel “Refraction.”

Now 30 years after his summers spent on Alaska’s North Slope, Rettig has chronicled his experience working in the Prudhoe Bay Oil Field in his memoir, which took first place in the nonfiction/memoir category of the 2017 Pacific Northwest Writers Association contest held from Thursday, July 20, through Sunday, July 23.

907 Updates August 10, 2017

By Sidney Sullivan: APD arrests suspect on multiple charges of assault
By Travis Khachatoorian: Gov. Walker disputes article implying he’s “anti-Trump”
By Travis Khachatoorian: UA passes $5 million capital budget; president calls amount “disappointment”
By Mike Ross: Pay raises approved for APD & AFD chiefs
By KTVA Web Staff: 2 dead in separate Anchorage homicides overnight
By KTVA Web Staff: Motorcyclist killed in South Anchorage crash had green light, police say
By Steffi Lee Photojournalist: Rachel McPherron Cost of living, changed retirement system cause teacher recruitment struggles: official

907 Updates August 09, 2017

By Leroy Polk: Demolition begins on housing complex that went up in flames, killing three
The fire was officially labeled a criminal investigation by investigators with the Anchorage Police Department, which has said it was a case of arson and homicide. So far, no one has been found responsible for the fire or arrested in the homicide deaths of the three victims.
By Chris Klint: Charges: Suspects in 15th Avenue crash were driver, gunman in Carrs Safeway robbery
By Lauren Maxwell: Anchorage woman says she was scammed out of king crab feast
By Heather Hintze: Vaccine program wipes out Hepatitis B in Alaska

By Blake Essig: Norwegian Fjord horses catch one-way flight to Rainy Pass Lodge

907 Updates August 08, 2017

By Travis Khachatoorian: Dozens of Anchorage-based immigrants naturalized as US citizens
By KTVA Web Staff Juneau chef crowned ‘King of American Seafood’
Great American Seafood Cook-off: View competition highlights or recipes of the dishes

By Daybreak Staff Recipe Box: Simple recipes from Alaska Railroad chefs
By Kimberly Hyde: Child ID Kits vital in helping law enforcement find missing children
Child ID Kits
By Associated Press: Nationwide teacher shortage amplifies Alaska schools’ woes
Lower Kuskokwim School District Supervisor Joshua Gill says he has offered rookie teachers $52,000, only to find out another school district already offered them $70,000. But he says competitive salaries aside, he still has to convince people to come to “bush Alaska” where they have teacher housing without running water.
By Liz Raines Photojournalist: Andy Nitchman Reminders of fatal Royal Suite fire fall as demolition begins
By Daniella Rivera Photojournalist: Nick Swann Assembly wants more accountability as costly project nears launch
By Associated Press: Alaska tribes seek talks with Canada about mining projects
By Laurel Downing Bill: Story Time with Aunt Phil: Sitka’s stolen totem pole

907 Updates August 07, 2017

Congratulations Robb Kulin, wishing you fantastic adventures!
By Daniella Rivera Photojournalist: Jared Mazurek Ask an Astronaut: Q&A with Robb Kulin, NASA’s first Alaskan-born astronaut
By Samantha Angaiak: Two men face charges in connection to armed robbery and vehicle crash
By Sean Maguire: Donors raises $104,000 for injured Anchorage firefighter
By Victoria Taylor / Kalinda Kindle: Additional parking,lighting and landscaping to be added to Valley of the Moon Park
Author: Michael Engelhard Dating, Alaska style: Casting a wide net
Author: Bill Sherwonit Confessions of a morel hunter
By Sean Maguire: Lutheran Social Services reports string of thefts

By Kalinda Kindle / Victoria Taylor: Ceremony showcases new HC-130J at JBER
Comments as a seller, purchaser or both?
By Associated Press: Alaska farmers use online farmer’s market to sell produce