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907 Updates March 10, 2017

Jerzy Shedlock: 4 face charges tied to ATM thefts in Anchorage


Author: Alaska Dispatch News: Iditarod live blog for Thursday, March 9: Dog dies on trail near Galena


Tegan Hanlon: Anchorage doctor aims to climb Everest shortly after he finishes the Iditarod


Devin Kelly: Anchorage police turn to drug busts, foot patrols to combat property crime



Lisa Demer: Judge to rule on whether laws broken when Barrow became Utqiaġvik


Michelle Theriault Boots: The strange, sad odyssey of an Eagle River veteran killed by police in Colorado


Author: Alaska Dispatch News:  What’s happening in Anchorage: Food trucks, ski train and all that jazz

907 Updates March 09, 2017

 Suzanna Caldwell: Iditarod live blog: Mitch Seavey in the lead; dozing musher falls off sled and is left behind


Lisa Demer: Tribal leaders gather in Bethel to work on alcohol problems and other regional issues


Jerzy Shedlock: An Akiak woman died falling off a snowmachine, and now the driver faces charges


Tegan Hanlon: How to stay warm at 40 below — tricks of 7 Iditarod mushers



Zaz Hollander:  ‘The borough has changed’: Mat-Su Assembly bans traps in popular parks


The cost of dining out for regular, every day meals seems rather pricey. We went to Subway the other night, 2 foot-long meal deal’s cost $25-.  Go to Golden Corral before 4pm it’s  less than $10- each. 
 Mara Severin: The best lunch deals in Anchorage, from Club Paris to Pho Lena

Mara Severin: The best lunch deals in Anchorage – part 2


907 Updates March 08, 2017

Chris Klint: Suspect sought in killing near McDonald’s on Spenard Road



Tegan Hanlon: Champagne, $3,500, a new hoodie await Iditarod leader Petit in Tanana


Tegan Hanlon: The most-welcoming Iditarod checkpoint? Tanana makes a bid.


Devin Kelly: Anchorage Assembly rejects arbitrator ruling and proposed union contract


Alex DeMarban: State dials up pressure on ConocoPhillips after delays in controversial exploration project


 Laurel Andrews: Jury awards former Anchorage police officers nearly $1 million each in racial discrimination suit


Caroline Halter: Claman renews effort to give Alaska women 12-month prescriptions for birth control


By Dr. Ellie Hogenson:  Practice evidence-based politics for women’s health

907 Updates March 07, 2017

Nathaniel Herz: Alaska Gov. Walker unveils bill to combat opioid abuse


Devin Kelly: Cops, contracts: What to know about Tuesday’s Anchorage Assembly meeting   Anchorage Assembly meeting


Michelle Theriault Boots:  Sea lion boards fishing boat, attacks fisherman in Sand Point


Alex DeMarban: Cook Inlet gas pipeline leak is a hazard and must be repaired, feds say


Nathaniel Herz: Senator proposes PFD lottery to boost education




907 Updates March 06, 2017

Nathaniel Herz: Where’s Walker? Governor keeps his distance from legislative budget fight


Software programs, problems and costs in your city?
Devin Kelly:  $40 million Anchorage software project has had ‘no measurable benefit,’ mayor says


Zaz Hollander: The price of ice: Matanuska Glacier land owner requires $100 tours for first-time visitors


Michelle Theriault Boots: Bethel-based Yute Air shuts down suddenly



Nicholas Wade, The New York Times: The mammoth’s last stand: How the Wrangel Island herd died off

907 Updates March 05, 2017


Alex DeMarban: Alaska governor asks Trump to throw his weight behind Alaska LNG project


Alaska Dispatch News: Photos: Sunny skies greet Iditarod ceremonial start


Nathaniel Herz: Alaska lawmakers are following a budget path that’s ended in gridlock before. Will it be different this time?



Yereth Rosen: Archaeologists say they’ve found the campsite used by survivors of legendary ‘doomed’ ship


Tara Neilson: Alaska’s Women Warriors

907 Updates March 04, 2017


Mike Campbell: Ample snow removes big headache for Iditarod ceremonial start crews



Lisa Demer: Bethel readies itself for the cultural explosion of Cama-i Dance Festival




Nathaniel Herz: Alaska lawmakers allowed big hike in expense payments, thanks to the feds



Chris Klint, Jerzy Shedlock: 2 survive ditching and sinking of plane off Ketchikan



Alex DeMarban: Agency fines Hilcorp Alaska $200,000 for incident it says nearly killed 3 workers


907 Updates March 03, 017


Generous gift.
Chris Klint: People displaced in fatal apartment fire get cash gift; ‘person of interest’ located


Alex DeMarban: State raises concerns about tugs to be used for oil tanker escort


Stephan Wiebe: Iditarod co-founder’s grandson will lead the race field


Erica Martinson: Murkowski and Warren urge attorney general to back off marijuana



Laurel Andrews: You could design Alaska’s next license plate

907 Updates March 02, 2017

Who benefit$ first and how much?
Alex DeMarban:  Utility wants to build new dams in sportfish-rich Kenai River watershed


Comments on how this will work for the benefit of citizens?
 Nathaniel Herz: New plan from Alaska House majority would wipe out GOP budget leverage



Fire was deliberately set, people lost their lives so death penalty or life in prison with no parole?
Chris Klint, Jerzy Shedlock : Royal Suite fire deemed arson and homicide; police seek person of interest


Cost benefits and loss of alcohol?
 Lisa Demer: One liquor store is more than enough, says Bethel City Council


Pros and cons of placement?
Alex DeMarban: Group wants gas line to go to Valdez, sparking spat with Nikiski


Cell tower disguises where you live?
Devin Kelly: Long-awaited cellphone tower rises up in Anchorage’s Kincaid Park, disguised as a tree



Tegan Hanlon: Veterinarians check Iditarod dogs’ health ahead of the race



Presented by First National Bank Alaska: MAKING IT: Working from the outside in
SPONSORED: How a landscaping company evolved to include concept-to-completion home remodeling.


Annie Zak: Anchorage shoe store to shutter downtown location


Great photo’s
Twice In A Lifetime



907 Updates March 01, 2017

Jerzy Shedlock:  Avalanches, storm shut down stretch of Dalton Highway


Should providers also tell you what programs you qualify for?  Where is the bill padding most likely to occur?    What are some of the worst medical expenses, totally unnecessary, you know of?
Devin Kelly: Anchorage medical providers must give cost estimates on demand, Assembly says


Jerzy Shedlock: Musher rescued in Denali Park after weeklong snowfall



Laurel Andrews: Alaska marijuana tax revenue dropped in January



Shady Grove Oliver: For Kaktovik musher Ketil Reitan, the Iditarod is just one adventure in a life full of them


Ashley, Alaska Urban Hippie Guardians of the Eggs – Edible Alaska Magazine



Molly Walker: CDC: Overall Fertility Rate Down 10% Among U.S. Women
Population has declined almost every year since 1990
But the largest declines in gross reproduction rate from 1990 to 2014 were seen among American Indian/Alaska Native women (-41%), Hispanic women (-28%), and non-Hispanic black women (-26%). By contrast, the gross reproduction rate among non-Hispanic white women fell 5% during that time. The net reproduction rate (which incorporates mortality rates into the estimates) saw similar, albeit slightly smaller declines among these groups.


Blair Braverman: The Everlasting, Awe-Inspiring Power of Alaska
For 150 years, Alaska has been a part of the United States, and it’s never ceased to amaze



Nina Strochlic: The Woman Who Shaped National Geographic
Pioneering journalist Eliza Scidmore was the magazine’s first official female writer, photographer, and board member.