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907 Updates January 22, 2017

Nathaniel Herz: As clock ticked toward session, Alaska lawmakers turned to lobbyists for cash


Our neighbor had planned to leave yesterday morning to head down the Alcan with his two dogs and towing a  28′ trailer.  He did not go anywhere, it doesn’t look good for today either.   I asked if he was gong to take anyone with him and he replied no, that he’s  a professional truck driver and knows all about it. We wish him the best. However he has a lot going against him:  1) he’s under a time constraint, 2) has a 1/2 ton truck, 3) traveling alone on a road he’s never been on.
Suzanna Caldwell: Heavy snowfall in Anchorage leads to whiteout conditions, road closures


Kim Sunée: Cold days call for hearty cooking, and this bean chili fits the bill



What’s Going on at Storyknife in January


907 Updates January 21, 2017



Laurel Andrews: Investigation finds former moonlighting Fairbanks chief had a conflict of interest


Alaska Dispatch News: Alaska Dispatch News poll: Same-sex marriage


2017 Anchorage Folk Festival January 19th – 29th


Courtney Brooke Smith: Rasmuson Foundation Announces $5M Grant to The Alaska Community Foundation

907 Updates January 20, 2017

Obviously it’s not important to them.
Nathaniel Herz: Budget presentation by Walker administration marked by lawmakers’ empty seats


People need to pay attention. They need to stay in their lanes. Beautiful summer day, roads are clearly, repeatedly marked: construction zone, double fine zone, no passing zone, 45mph and we saw a woman pass the cop directly in front of her.  I imagine the ticket he wrote was expensive and had a few points against her license.
Devin Kelly: Picturesque but accident-prone stretch of Seward Highway inches toward upgrades


Chris Klint: Survey: Alaska women report ‘very high’ rate of stalking


 Ingrid D. Johnson: Reject any normalization of sexual violence


What needs be done to get the message across to these creeps(?) that their actions are not acceptable? Jail time,  learning lesson, restitution?
Laurel Andrews: 3 suspected of breaking into vacant Anchorage rental home arrested for burglary, criminal mischief

907 Updates January 19, 2017

-26 @7am.


Nathaniel Herz: Walker renews call for budget reforms: ‘Denial doesn’t make the problem go away’



Scary and disgusting.  Sexual assault victims are left hanging.  How many court cases, convictions will be thrown out due to evidence issues?
Michelle Theriault Boots: Audit finds new $90 million Alaska crime lab hasn’t met expectations


Thank you God!   
Devin Kelly: City attorneys reject initiative targeting Anchorage anti-discrimination law



Laurel Andrews: Proposed expansion of skiing and boarding festival near Valdez draws concern 


Congratulations Chief Master Sergeant of the Alaska Air National Guard Joyce Davis!
By Angelique Fiske: Robert Kraft surprises Chief Master Sergeant from Alaska

907 Updates January 18, 2017

-17, 8:00 am  Fortunately we have some snow to help insulate the ground.


Alex DeMarban: Following bankruptcy, Cook Inlet Energy plans exploration well


He blacked out from drinking but beat an unconscious man to death?
Chris Klint: Police: Man who made fun of his girlfriend killed by her son


Nathaniel Herz: Alaska lawmakers begin 2017 session cheerfully, but rifts lurk below the surface



By Jeff Baird: Changes to the Individual Artist Awards Program

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