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Alaska Info

907 Updates October 13, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Prescriptions no longer honored after DEA suspends medical professionals’ licenses; Cheesy times at inaugural Crustfest pizza festival and more ->
KTUU: Local group works to safely house LGBTQ youth in Alaska; PHOTO GALLERY: International Day of the Girl and more ->
Alaska Native News: One Dies, Three Injured in Seward highway Head-On Collision and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Hackathon: 48 hour project development and more ->
Alaska Urban Hippie Blog: Extracting Honey From Beehive Frames
APL: Tundra Vision: Bringing History to Life
Sheldon Jackson Museum: Call-for-Entry Solo Artist Exhibitions, 2021-2022 on Press Releases
Call for submissions will open on October 14, 2019 and close on November 23, 2019. Applicants will be notified in late December, 2019. The call will be for two solo exhibitions: January through mid-April of 2021 and January through mid-April of 2022. For more information contact the Sheldon Jackson Museum curator by calling 907-747-8904 or e-mailing Jackie Fernandez-Hamberg.

907 Updates October 12, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Dashcam video captures APD officer punching, kicking man before making arrest; Inside the Gates: Recruiting the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region in Cessna 172; Chickaloon singer competes for national songwriting prize; Willow filmmaker debuts movie opposing road to Ambler Mining District; Anchorage professor behind viral video of octopus seemingly dreaming and more->
KTUU: One dead, one rescued after skiff capsizes in Southeast Alaska; Alaska residents warned of bear encounters on Kodiak Island; Make a school threat, face the consequences: What is the punishment? Nome police chief quits after 13 months on the job; Training translators to relay emergency communications in different languages; Iditarod joins newly formed global racing series and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Alaska Supreme Court says state must pay salmon initiative’s legal fees; Gardentalk – Bring your begonias, dahlias and fuchsias in for the winter and more ->
Alaska Native News: Middle Alaska Once Again Part of the Cryosphere and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Local criminal justice attorneys explain HB 49; Project SEARCH holds meet and greet for disability employment awareness; Denali National Park and preserve asking for community help for winter ideas and more ->
Alaska News from APRN: A new menace for Anchorage dogs: river otters and more->
There’s a history of beavers attacking dogs at University Lake in Anchorage. But state wildlife biologists said Friday that they haven’t heard of attacks by river otters in the city. Dave Battle, an Anchorage-area biologist, said he was forwarded one other report of “otter aggression” from the Nextdoor app.
By Ben Hohenstatt: Longtime Juneauite turns the page with new book Songwriter, poet and retired teacher publishes first children’s book

907 Updates October 11, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Full interview: Native Peoples Action director on murdered, missing Alaska Native women; Alaska Zoo hosts Wolf Day and howling contest this Saturday; Ways to manage pain safely, with or without medication; 4-time Iditarod winner Jeff King discusses new film on the origin of the race and more ->
KTUU: “He was a good husband” – Wife defends man suspected of recorded murder; Hatcher Pass slammed with over two feet of snow; Eklutna Dam is gone, but water diversion is still keeping salmon from thriving; More incidents or reporting? Looking into Alaska’s high rates of rape; Lyutyik, the well-loved polar bear at the Alaska Zoo, isn’t doing too well; Dimond High School swimmer disqualified over her swimsuit to appear on the “Kelly Clarkson Show”; Handyman gives tips on what your home needs for the winter and more ->
KTOO Public Media: A tiny insect is causing major tree damage in Southeast Alaska. Scientists hope it’s a blip. More ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: K300 Race Registration Opens Oct. 14; Two Local Race Dates Announced and more ->
Alaska Native News: Kodiak Man Arrested after 15-Mile Chase; Middle Alaska Once Again Part of the Cryosphere and more->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Opportunity for residents of Fairbanks to be ‘storm spotters’ for National Weather Service; Road Conditions Salcha-Badger Road Area Plan finalized, community plan for growth from Eielson’s F-35’s; Fairbanks high school students get firsthand look at judicial system and more->
The Arctic Sounder: New store management seeks input for Stuaqpak transition; In Unalaska, cruise ships bring possibility and peril; Opinion: Peratrovich leaves strong legacy and more ->
Craig Medred: Good-bye love
Alaska Children’s Trust: Harnessing the power of partnerships

907 Updates October 10, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: DEA arrests Alaskan medical professionals for illegally prescribing opioids; AFD expresses public safety concern over budget shortfall; Former military officials call for climate security plan, Arctic research and more ->
KTUU: Man charged with murder after SD card found in street showing video; California man sentenced for distributing meth, cocaine and heroin in Anchorage; Anchorage garbage truck turns pink to raise money for American Cancer Society; Students at UAA go from disposable to reusable with a new recycling program and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Bethel City Council Passes Overhaul On Code Of Ethics; Discusses Adding Dog-Catcher Position; Local Option Begins In Bethel On Jan. 6, 2020 and more->
Alaska Native News: AFN Delegates Invited to Help Identify Archival Museum Photographs of Rural Alaska; Blast Closes North Tongass Highway Tuesday; Burglar Caught Red-Handed in Houston and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Bristol Bay Native Corporation reaches tipping point, sues EPA; Military Report: Students learn about opportunities at service academies; Alaska fire officials hold annual fire review and more ->
Alaska News from APRN: How do police enforce bootlegging laws under local option? And more ->

907 Updates October 09, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Palmer senator says DOT won’t turn off lights on Glenn Highway; Anchor Point fire video shows hundreds of scrap vehicles on fire; ASAA considers changing rules regarding swimsuit coverage; Alaska Quarterly Review celebrates “lonely islands” of the Aleutians, highlights remnants of war and more ->
KTUU: Jury finds Bradley Renfro guilty on eight counts; Anchorage’s Fire Dept. budget $4 million short, prompting equipment shutdown policy; Walking in the dark: Tips to make sure your children are seen; Fairbanks incinerator shows promise for cleaning toxic soil; SOY: Middle school kids learning how to “Churn and Burn” ice cream and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Jury acquits Laron Graham in West Juneau double homicide case; Cemetery caretaker calls on community to clean, protect Alaska Native graves; ‘Pretty much our hometown voice’: Homer residents mourn loss of local newspaper and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: LKSD Investigating School Shooting Report; Meyers Farm Shuts Down Market, Focuses On Internet Sales and more ->
Alaska Native News: Fairbanks REDDI Suspect Being Held for Extradition; Local and National Leaders Build Relations in Interior Alaska and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks doctors remind public about Breast Cancer Awareness Month; Deadline for Real I.D is less than one year away; State of Alaska and Flint Hills battle Williams Alaska Petroleum in court over ground water contamination and more ->
Alaska News from APRN: Wells convicted, again, of Kodiak Coast Guard double murder and more ->
Craig Medred: Yes casino, no casino
Athabascan Woman Blog: Alaska Native Pulse 2019 – Native New Year Week
By Cinthia Ritchie: Review: Correcting the Landscape by Marjorie Kowalski Cole
49 Writers, Inc.: Andromeda Romano-Lax | Page One Rewrite, Part One

907 Updates October 08, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: No verdict in Renfro murder trial after first day of deliberation; Groups say seismic blasts are hurting belugas in Cook Inlet; Anchorage restaurants may soon stop charging customers bag fee; Raising Cane’s is coming to South Anchorage; 25 years of BP Teachers of Excellence: Kris Hinrichsen and more->
KTUU: Glenn Highway to go dark from 1 a.m. to 4 a.m. as lighting curfew takes effect; Second trial concludes for coastguardsman who had four life sentences overturned; After nearly nine months, a funeral for Julian Myers; New bill would allow weed dispensaries to get bank accounts; 2 on 2: Keith McGee is first Alaskan to race NASCAR professionally and more ->
Alaska Native News: Local and National Leaders Build Relations in Interior Alaska; Alaska National Guard Commander Eyes Regional Hub Concept and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks transportation nonprofit announces 2020 approved construction projects; Man dies in vehicle rollover and more ->
Craig Medred: Let it snow

907 Updates October 07, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: First Alaska Native on US currency revealed as Alaska Native Heritage Month becomes official and more ->
KTUU: Proposed 2020 Anchorage budget creates new positions for police, homeless support; Alaska school district seeks study of state testing accuracy; Soap maker with a vision and more ->
Alaska Native News: One Dies in Snowy Elliot Highway Head-On Collision; Troopers Urge Owners to Lock Vehicles after Rash of Thefts; Federal Fisheries Board Meets in Homer and more ->
The Arctic Sounder: Northwest Arctic programs awarded suicide prevention grants; Trooper’s brother banished from Kiana for alleged meth dealing and more ->
Suzanne Downing, Must Read Alaska
The War on Terrorism began in Afghanistan on this day in 2001, when a U.S.-led coalition launched Operation Enduring Freedom with a bombing campaign on Taliban-controlled areas. American and British forces led the attack, with support from France, Germany, Australia and Canada. The invasion of Afghanistan was in response to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C.

Scores of Alaskans have served in Afghanistan, including U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, who is a U.S. Marine colonel. Also, thousands of soldiers from JBER’s 4-25 Spartan Brigade have been deployed in Afghanistan over the years.
By Diane Kaplan, Rasmuson Foundation: A thank you — and next steps
Craig Medred: Peace on drugs

907 Updates October 06, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Voluntary evacuation in place for Douglas residents due to storm floods; Photos: Hundreds turn out to greet veterans from Last Frontier Honor Flight and more ->
KTUU: McKinley Fire victims gifted new home, but moving it is a challenge and more ->
Alaska Native News: November Formally Established as Alaska Native Heritage Month and more ->
Craig Medred: Forgotten dangers

907 Updates October 05, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Donald McQuade indicted for 1978 murder of Shelley Connelly; 6,000 pounds of Kaladi coffee grounds head for composting project; Public art inspires people to look at landscape in a new way and more ->
KTUU: UAA faculty reaffirms vote of no confidence in UA President; Alaska students plug in for states biggest esports tournament; Jackon Loveless legacy lives on with Houston High football; Ch. 2 Weather Team First Snow Guesses and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Alaska Defense Forum, works to strengthen community and military partnerships; Domestic abuse activist holds presentation at University of Alaska Fairbanks and more ->
By Jinia Sarkar; Arreyellen Salyards; Joan Riley, MS, MSN, FNP-BC, FAAN; HEALIO: “Health in the English Language”: A Partnership With the Alaska Literacy Program
By Rhonda M. Johnson, DrPH, MPH, FNP; Linda Shepard, MSN, RN; Rain Van Den Berg, MPH; Chelsea Ward-Waller; Polly Smith, MEd; Barry D. Weiss, MD; HEALIO: A Novel Approach to Improve Health Literacy in Immigrant Communities

907 Updates October 04, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Anchorage man accused of beating roommate to death over assault on girlfriend; Why lending your car to a bad driver could cost you hundreds of dollars; Anchorage taxpayers’ total bill following police lawsuit; Anchorage taxpayers’ total bill following police lawsuit and more ->
KTUU: Anchorage woman faces up to 70 years in man’s burning death; Did you feel it? USGS says a 5.0 earthquake hit near Talkeetna; New monitors will help detect landslides in Sitka; Sitka artist’s Bone Dress; Anchorage students start experience with salmon life cycle and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Public broadcasting stations in Alaska trying to make up for loss of state funds; Alaska attorney general says Alaska Hire violates state, federal constitutions; International Lingít Spelling Bee brings together Alaska Native language learners in Juneau; Gardentalk – Listener question lightning round and more ->
Alaska Native News: Commuters: Beware of Things That Go “Thump!” in the Night; Moose Hunter Attacked, Injured by Brown Bear on Chilkat River; Midnight Sun Guardians Participate in Gobi Wolf 2019; Sifting Volcano Paydirt to Help Forecast Eruptions and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Lieutenant Foster offers safety advice for slick road conditions; State Fire Marshal’s office, cause of Blue Loon fire ‘undetermined’; Reentry Simulation demonstrates difficulties of prisoners returning to society; Alcoholic Beverage Control Board votes to remove director of AMCO and more ->
The Homer Tribune: Tribune to cease publication this week; OPINION: Saying a final goodbye is never easy; Homer writers celebrate Alaska Book Week; Art community welcomes fall at colorful First Friday and more ->
Only In Your State, Alaska: The Arctic Wildlife Refuge In Alaska Is America’s Serengeti And Is Truly Something To Marvel Over; The Best BBQ Restaurant In Alaska You Simply Can’t Stay Away From; You May Be Surprised To Learn These 10 Famous People Are From Alaska; The Best Bread In Alaska Is Served Out Of An Unassuming Airstream; Alaska Has Its Very Own Area 51 And It’s Fascinating
Margaret A. DeMaioribus, KNOM Radio Mission: The Nome Static, October 2019
Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: State will work to protect employees’ rights and more ->
Craig Medred: Doomsday