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Alaska Info

907 Updates February 20, 2017

Nathaniel Herz: Juneau’s 3 lawmakers live at home. So why are they collecting $160 per day each for expenses?


Yereth Rosen: Could this giant polar bear skull be from the legendary ‘weasel bear’?


Call the waaaambulance~ They live where the tank farms vent, the railroad and military jets.  Yet the streetlights are too bright. What do they do in the summer months?
 Devin Kelly:  Some in Government Hill hate a new LED streetlight


Suzanna Caldwell:  Alaska’s population of backyard chickens is booming

Ashley: What’s Wrong With My Hen’s Comb? The Mystery of the Molting Chicken


Posted by Tele : Gearing Up for the 20th Annual FisherPoets!

907 Updates February 19, 2017

I remember when this first happened.  A doctor was telling me about Evan’s home life and bullying, etc.  He was not Evan’s doctor, nor was he telling me anything confidential.  He just had more information than was printed/in the news.
Lisa Demer:  Evan Ramsey’s tattered life filled him with rage. Then he brought a shotgun to school.


Laurel Andrews: 2 dozen federal agents probing cause of fatal Anchorage apartment fire



 Michelle Theriault Boots: A morning in Alaska’s little-known federal immigration court



Laurel Andrews: Searching for Alaska’s most legendary cannabis strain

907 Updates February 18, 2017

Charles Wohlforth: How a veteran cop talked his way through Anchorage’s wild nights


Ned Rozel: How the Cold War inspired the Poker Flat rocket range’s first launches


Who to bet on to crush the record, win the race, and dominate the field… the woman that biked 2100 miles to get to the 2800 mile race. She was just getting warmed up. You better not bet against her.



Suzanna Caldwell: Alaska music festival director Zuill Bailey wins Grammy award


Alaska —Veneman, Elizabeth Linhart, author.
Insight Guide Alaska is a comprehensive travel guide to one of the world’s most exciting destinations. Full-color photos throughout combine with the lively text to help you discover this vast state. Alaska is more than twice the size of Texas, is home to 17 of the nation’s 20 highest peaks, and has more active glaciers than the rest of the inhabited world.

907 Updates February 17, 2017

Alaska Dispatch News:  Troopers kill Big Lake-area man after hours-long standoff involving child


Alaska Dispatch News : Anchorage man charged with murder in shooting of wife


Devin Kelly : Swelling summer overtime is busting the fire department budget


Alaska Dispatch News : Iron Dog user manual: Schedule for weekend action in Anchorage and Big Lake


Mike Campbell:  Is one of Alaska’s most amazing bear-viewing sites losing its luster?

907 Updates February 16, 2017

Michelle Theriault Boots: Alaska governor declares opioid abuse public health disaster


When is the least time the Legislature took a pay cut?   SB 91 is a disaster for victims.
Nathaniel Herz: Lawmaker: State cash better spent on prosecutors than on victim advocates



One bullet each.
Julia O’Malley: Accused sex trafficker targeted and terrorized Alaska Native teens, prosecutor says




Congratulations Laura Cole and Carlyle Watt!
Suzanna Caldwell: Chefs from 229 Parks, Fire Island bakery snag prestigious James Beard award nominations

907 Updates February 15, 2017


By Nikki Carvajal / Beth Verge / Leroy Polk BREAKING: 2 dead, 17 sent to hospital with ‘moderate to severe’ injuries


Chris Klint: 2 dead, 17 hurt in fire at Anchorage residential hotel





Devin Kelly: Ballot lineup set for Anchorage election in April


Nathaniel Herz: PFD fraud detection program falls short of promised savings


Alex DeMarban: Coast Guard warns mariners to be cautious around Cook Inlet gas leak


Devin Kelly: Turnagain Arm communities may be asked to tax themselves for police service



Congratulations Andrea Cesar, Sioux Douglas, Kris Sell and Rena Sims!
By Juneau Empire: AWARE announces this year’s Women of Distinction honorees

907 Updates February 14, 2017

Nathaniel Herz: Lawmaker would boost Alaska studded tire fee to $75 each from $5


Time for Flynn to retire.
Devin Kelly: Anchorage Assemblyman seeks to restrict the ‘modern nuisance’ of drones over private property


Devin Kelly: 20 people file to seek Assembly seats in April 4 election


Charles Wohlforth: Fire takes a building that lasted decades as a hotbed of politics, art and craziness

February 15, 2017
Tomorrow! Learn how to set up email alerts to receive the Table of Contents (TOC) for over a hundred journals on topics from criminal justice to wildlife management to current events at the Alaska State Library’s virtual office hours, Wednesday, February 15, between noon and 4:00. Alaska State Library staff will be available to walk you through the process and help you customize your alert results to fit your needs.

We’ll be using WebEx for the TOC office hours. You can enter the office at If you haven’t used WebEx in a while, you can test your system requirements at We will be using VoIP for audio, so please connect your headphones and mic if you have them. If you don’t, we can communicate on chat.

If you’d prefer to make a one-on-one virtual or in-person appointment at the APK State Library, Archives, and Museum, contact Claire Imamura or 465-2458.

907 Updates February 13, 2017

Marc Lester: State assembles Narcan ‘rescue kits’ in hopes of preventing overdose deaths



Chris Klint: Haven’t applied for your Permanent Fund dividend yet? Get it done, state says.



 Nathaniel Herz: Alaska lawmakers eye their own budget for reductions



Devin Kelly:  Anchorage assessors work to correct records on property tax exemptions



Mike Campbell:  Concerned about dogs’ safety, Sass scratches from Yukon Quest



Carey Restino, Homer Tribune: Erosion at the end of the Homer Spit is speeding up

907 Updates February 12, 2017


Laurel Andrews: Search underway for missing fishing vessel in Bering Sea


Lisa Demer: As Alaska struggles to fill VPSO ranks, the officers remain unarmed for now


Those that stand to lose money are upset.  They are not concerned about of the safety of the dogs and mushers.  So what can these lodge owners do to increase their business?  Marketing suggestions?
Tegan Hanlon:  Decision to move Iditarod start to Fairbanks is criticized and praised



907 Updates February 11, 2017

Chris Klint:  Utqiagvik teen charged as adult in the bloody, brutal slaying of his father


Jerzy Shedlock: In once-closed case, Anchorage man charged with teen’s Mat-Su shooting death



Kyle Clayton: Anchorage Opera tells the story of US’s longest-held POW in ‘Glory Denied’

Floyd James “Jim” Thompson (July 8, 1933 – July 16, 2002) was a United States Army officer and the longest held prisoner of war in United States history, spending nearly nine years in captivity in Vietnam.



Devin Kelly: Cook Inlet Housing Authority plans new apartments, stores in heart of downtown Anchorage



Annie Zak: Alaska Railroad lays off 31 and drops vacant positions



Seth Adams: Ski trip through northwest Arctic invites comparison to hut-to-hut trekking in the Alps