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Alaska Info

907 Updates January 17, 2017

Chris Klint: 2 survive crash of small plane in Southwest Alaska


Congratulations Christopher Benshoof!
The Hometown Hero: How an Alaska-grown educator makes math fun for the next generation of Fairbanks students
SPONSORED Presented by BP: Making a tough subject memorable and meaningful is all about asking the right questions.


Congratulations Hans Vogel!
Charles Wohlforth: How a shop in Palmer out-innovated defense contractors to manufacture high-tech equipment in Alaska


Congratulations Ryne Olson!
Mike Campbell: Unrelenting Ryne Olson, 28, tops her mushing mentor to win Copper Basin 300

907 Updates January 16, 2017

Help for police, firemen, medical personnel etc. who experience trauma?  
Julia O’Malley for The Washington Post: In Alaska, veterans have a safety net. Why didn’t it catch Esteban Santiago?


Comments on starting a museum, maybe just accumulating “neat old stuff?”
Lisa Demer: In Utqiagvik, Joe the Waterman made an Alaska museum like no other
Quirky and packed with Alaska Native art, artifacts and animals, Joe’s Museum is an unexpected treasure in the Far North.


Stepping in, helping out: On the job with Alaska’s community health aides
Presented by Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium SPONSORED: Community health aides help solve health care hurdles in the Last Frontier.


Rick Sinnott: A challenging bird count on a remote Alaska island


Laurel Andrews: In Juneau, a ‘year of kindness’ started by police department gains momentum

907 Updates January 15, 2017

Glad he turned himself in.  
Alaska Dispatch News: Police: Anchorage man surrenders after pedestrian killed in hit-and-run


Congratulations Les Gara
Lisa Demer: State representative wins national award as a former foster kid who helps others

Casey Family Program’s


Congratulations Robert and Beatrice Coleman for their fight for basic human rights
Ross Coen: How Alaska’s equal rights law was first put to the test

907 Updates January 14, 2017


Comments on neighborhood watches, do you or will you be participating?
Zaz Hollander: Not Mayberry: Palmer looks to neighborhood watches to combat crime


Alex DeMarban: ConocoPhillips announces Alaska discovery with daily production potential of 100,000 barrels


Condolences.  What is your favorite brew/blend of Kaladi?
Suzanna Caldwell: Dale Tran, a leading force at Kaladi Brothers, dies unexpectedly in Anchorage


Zaz Hollander:  Mat-Su gives break to small marijuana growers, downtown Talkeetna retailer


By Lori Townsend, Alaska Public Media: March for women’s rights


Tegan Hanlon: UAA faculty votes no confidence in University of Alaska president


Mike Dunham: For Anchorage musician Laura Oden, dormant decade led to a musical revival



Good Books Bad Coffee: The Top-Ten Bestselling Books of 2016

907 Updates January 13, 2017

Zaz Hollander: In June, a teen died from a gunshot wound in Wasilla. Now the once-closed case is getting another look.


Erica Martinson: Alaska lawmakers eye long-term changes to health care law as ACA repeal gets underway


Abby Ohlheiser, The Washington Post: This creepy genealogy site knows a lot about you – and shares it

907 Updates January 12, 2017

How do the children and their father recover from divorce, mom hooked up with murderer, (Santiago mentally ill or not)  and loss of their home?
Laurel Andrews: Nobody hurt as Bird Creek home destroyed by fire
The fire was in a single-family home adjacent to Birdhouse Garage, a business owned by William Peterson, according to public records. Peterson is the ex-husband of Gina Peterson, who has been the girlfriend of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, airport shooting suspect Esteban Santiago.


Steve Meyer: Malicious or magnificent? Why the AR-15 is America’s most popular rifle

907 Updates January 11, 2017

Samson has his “Trump” on!


Not sure how well this will work for victims the long run.
Alex DeMarban: State signs landmark deal to allow tribal prosecution of low-level crimes


Good.  Unfortunately her life reads like a train wreck. She would have had to live with the fact she murdered an infant, her daughter.
Jerzy Shedlock: Murder defendant dies after being found unresponsive in jail cell
Laurel Andrews: Stray dog brought to Anchorage tests positive for rabies


Excellent news!  Plus the drug companies are not making obscene profits on people’s pain.
Devin Kelly: Number of Anchorage pot shops will double with new approvals


Mike Dunham: Wildflower wizard Verna Pratt dies in Anchorage


Elwood Brehmer: Study: New North Pacific fleet would cost $11.6B

907 Updates January 10, 2017

One bullet.
By Daniella Rivera: Teen suspect in Grunwald case now facing separate child porn charges


Carl Prine and Sally Kestin Contact Reporters: Esteban Santiago: Gritty life on the Alaska streets


By Dan Carpenter: Pre-filed bill would change the way assault kits are handled


By Leroy Polk Marine rescue caught on camera when a whale became tangled in cable



By Sidney Sullivan:: DATA VIZ: Mental Illness Rates in Alaska (2010 – 2014)




2017 Alaska Health Fair





907 Updates January 09, 2017

I might be using another source for Alaska information. I realize Alaska Dispatch is pretty much the only game in town, but is this little bit of news worth it?
Alaska Dispatch News
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Presented by Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium: In rural Alaska, community health aides connect neighbors to medical care


Zaz Hollander: As suburbia replaces frontier, Mat-Su considers restricting trapping for the first time

Websites of Interest

Alaska Floats My Boat


Little House Big Alaska | Living Life in the Far North