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Alaska Info

907 Updates May 12, 2018

By Mike Ross: Woman rescued from mud as tide rushed in
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: UPDATE: Ex-Arizona lawmaker guilty of killing Alaska man, held without bail
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: Charges detail how family allegedly hid Anchorage homicide suspects during manhunt
 
 
 
 
By CNN News: F-22s intercept Russian bombers off the coast of Alaska
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: 2 kids found safe in stolen South Anchorage vehicle

“The father”, not their father, the kid’s dad, my husband, ex-husband…? Glad the children are safe. How could it “happen to anyone” if they do not leave the vehicle running, especially at a gas station?
By Sean Maguire & Jack Carney: UPDATE: Mother of kids abducted during car theft speaks out
“She doesn’t blame the father because she said that this incident could happen to anyone. While she can’t forgive the criminal for his crime she’s glad he had the sense to leave her children alone and unharmed. Brown now asks that the unidentified man turn himself in.”
 
 
 
 
By Devin Kelly: Alaska’s only psychiatric emergency room is overflowing. It’s a sign of a system breaking down.
 
 
 
 
Tsunami warning issued by mistake, state says
 
 
 
 
Kenai Peninsula Clarion: What’s Happening
 
 
 
 
By Beth Bragg: The bride wore a blue-and-gold Bartlett shirt and tie-dyed pants. So did the groom.
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: First large wildfire of the summer burns in Interior Alaska
 
 
 
 
By Devin Kelly: Abandoned Anchorage legislative offices will be bought by local redevelopment authority
 
 
 
 
Huh~ No cell service, dead battery, dropped phone…How much did it cost to get this passed?
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: Digital hunting, fishing, trapping licenses passed by Legislature
 
 
 
 
By Rasmuson Foundation: Foundation names 2018 Individual Artist Award recipients
 
 
2018 Individual Artist Award Recipients List
 
 
 
 
By KTVA Staff: Watch all “Timelapse: Seven Stories for Seven Decades” Arctic Entries talks
 
 
 
 
There are no children in Alaska or the United States that could benefit from these items? I understand wanting to help but maybe help those closer to home, and then they in turn can continue this path of kindness.
By Leroy Polk: Tyson Elementary School students send packages to war-torn Jordan
 
 
 
 
By Kari Bustamante: Alaskan Familly Goes Viral with Easter Rendition of “Meant to Be”
 
 
 
 
Yeti Dogs: Alaska Bites: Local hot dog voted best in online contest
 
 
 
 
Get Out: Flattop Trail
 
 
 
 
By Daybreak Staff: Mic Check in the Morning: Azazus
 
 
 
 
Moms Everyday Alaska: Pam Tauscher – Benefits of music therapy

907 Updates May 11, 2018

By Zaz Hollander: Poldine Carlo, noted Alaska Athabascan elder, dies at 97
 
 
 
 
By Zaz Hollander: Man who cut his hand during Anchorage pawnshop robbery arrested, officials say
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Anchorage surgeon in photo suit settles spinal malpractice claim
 
 
 
 
By Steve Quinn: Pretrial revisions bill advances in Legislature
 
 
 
 
By Laurten Maxwell: Woman seeks Campbell Creek pet ban near refuge
 
 
 
 
By Nathaniel Herz: How a fight between bar owners, brewers and distillers sank a widely supported overhaul of Alaska’s alcohol laws
 
 
 
 
By Richard Mauer: Legislature heads toward close of session with both chambers passing a flurry of bills
 
 
 
 
By Steve Quinn: Senate committee offers alternative to ‘Bree’s Law’ bill
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: New report describes fatal avalanche near Whittier
 
 
 
 
By Cameron Mackintosh: New Mat-Su coffee stand sells CBD-infused drinks
 
 
 
 
Thank you Austin Duffus!
By Joe Vigil: Anchorage boy, 8, donates hair to help kids with cancer
 
 
 
 
By Beth Bragg: Pitch-perfect Dimond High girls try to keep their soccer streak low-key
 
 
 
 
By Loren Holmes: Discover Alaska’s songbirds with Mr. Whitekeys
 
 
 
 
By Ben Guarino, The Washington Post: We’re fishing exactly the wrong fish, scientists warn
 
 
 
 
By lsturtz: National Park Tourism in Alaska Creates $1.3 Billion in Economic Ben
 
 
 
 
By Tim Bradner: The Legislature’s historic decision
 
 
 
 
By John Tracy: Reality Check: Alaska profits from nonprofits
 
 
 
 
Moms Everyday Alaska Texas AgriLife Extension: Chipotle chicken taco salad

907 Updates May 10, 2018

By Anchorage Daily News: Former Alaska attorney general Avrum Gross dies at 82
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: Brown bear cub rescued after sow illegally killed near Nome
 
 
 
 
By Mary Simton: Benson Blvd reopened following 2 vehicle crash
 
 
 
 
One bullet. He failed kill the man he attacked, but did permanently damage his victim. Why should this failure of humanity ever be allowed the opportunity to harm anyone?
By Chris Klint: JBER soldier takes plea deal in August assault on airman
 
 
 
 
By Liz Thomas: 5 charged for harboring Mt. View murder suspects
 
 
 
 
By Lauren Maxwell: Anchorage Fire Department bans burning
 
 
 
 
By Becky Bohrer: Hacker gained access to state election server on election day 2016
 
 
 
 
By Steve Quinn: Veteran lawmaker Guttenberg announces retirement
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: Over 7 feet of snow delays road-clearing crews, pushing Denali Highway reopening to June 1
 
 
 
 
Congratulations Tara Sweeney!
By Erica Martinson: Alaska nominee pressed to straighten up federal agency in turmoil
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: ‘Molly of Denali’: PBS kids show will have an Alaska Native lead character

WGBH Boston is producing the series, alongside creative producer Princess Daazhraii Johnson, who is Neets’aii Gwich’in and a resident of Fairbanks.

The series “showcases values paramount to all Alaskan Native cultures. These values will be woven into each storyline and provide important learning moments,” Johnson said in the release.

“I’m especially excited that Alaska Native children will get to see themselves in Molly, who’s such an inspiring role model for all kids. The project’s Alaska Native advisers worked hard to ensure that our children will get to see our beautiful cultures in a respectful light,” Johnson said.

Adeline Peter Raboff, Dewey Kk’ołeyo Hoffman, Luke Titus and Rochelle Adams are listed as an Alaska Native working group for the show; Adeline Peter Raboff, Lance X’unei Twitchell, Lorraine David and Marie Meade are language advisers. Nell Duke is an informational text adviser.
 
 
 
 
By Derek Minemyer: Anchorage Assembly votes to keep non-profit exemptions for 911 calls
 
 
 
 
By Liz Raines: Providers go without pay in Alaska Medicaid logjam
 
 
 
 
National Nurses Week 2018
 
 
 
 
By Sidney Sullivan: MAP: See where students have graduated across Alaska
 
 
 
 
By Richard Mauer: The Knik Arm Crossing: a zombie or viable project?
 
 
 
 
Presented by The Children’s Clinic: Make mom’s morning with homemade baked oatmeal for breakfast

907 Updates May 09, 2018

By Chris Klint: Kodiak man killed in Bering Sea fishing accident
 
 
 
 
y Multimedia journalist Shawn Wilson: Murder victim David Grunwald recognized with graduating class
 
 
 
 
By Scott Gross: Local business owner camps out every night to protect his investment
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Docs: Anchorage rape suspect met victim at his Dave & Buster’s job
 
 
 
 
By Liz Thomas: Wasilla man secretly recorded kids in bathroom
 
 
 
 
By Megan Mazurek: Teacher of the Week: Marissa Brennan
 
 
 
 
By Charles Wohlforth: They do physical therapy for much less money. The catch? Cash only.
 
 
 
 
By Nathaniel Herz: Alaska Legislature passes bill changing the way the Permanent Fund is managed
 
 
 
 
By Alex DeMarban: ‘Bachelor herds’ of walrus gather near Port Heiden, where they haven’t been seen in decades
 
 
 
 
By Jackie Purcell: Flying Squirrel CAM. They only come out at night!
 
 
 
 
Rasmuson Foundation News: Attention Alaskans: Rasmuson Foundation’s new online grant application system is active and ready, Take a tour: Our Distinguished Artists gallery launches and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Miriam Rafferty: AUTHORS MAKING HOUSE CALLS: SAN DIEGAN HOSTS LAUNCH EVENT JUNE 10 FOR NOVEL NETWORK, FIRST NATIONAL REGISTRY TO CONNECT BOOK CLUBS WITH VISITING AUTHORS
Or book clubs may arrange a Skype visit with authors who live out of the area. Novel Network boasts an impressive list of authors from Boston to Alaska, with the majority based in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle. “And we’re just getting started,” says McBeth. McBeth says she’s not …
 
 
 
 
Moms Everyday Alaska Alison Bickel: Greek chickpea salad

907 Updates May 08, 2018

By Laurel Andrews: Anchorage homicide suspects appear in court after 3-week manhunt
 
 
 
 
By Zaz Hollander: St. Michael woman charged in ‘contract’ sexual assault of man
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: Alaska man’s death was ‘purposefully staged’ to look like suicide, investigators say
 
 
 
 
By Matt Tunseth Alaska Star: Woman accused of stealing $157,000 from Eagle River hockey association
 
 
 
 
By Beth Verge: Paralyzed Anchorage man shot during Puerto Rico armed robbery makes promising progress
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Walmart to add policy aimed at curbing opioid abuse
 
 
 
 
By Bob Hallinen: Sandhill cranes eat and dance on farm fields near Palmer
 
 
 
 
By Liz Thomas: Gov’t watchdog releases report on Division of Public Assistance
 
 
 
 
By Scott Gross: Tempers flare as school district turns page on calendar year
 
 
 
 
By Rhonda McBride: Former UAA Atwood Journalism Chair launches TV Show
 
 
 
 
By Megan Mazurek: Teacher of the Week: Marissa Brennan
 
 
 
 
By Scott Gross: Tempers flare as school district turns page on calendar year
 
 
 
 
News provided by U.S. Small Business Administration: Grant Opportunity to Host Alaska Women’s Business Center Now Available From SBA
 
 
 
 
By Nathaniel Herz: New Alaska House proposal would cut off craft brewery customers at two drinks
 
 
 
 
By Sidney Sullivan: Walmart opens at previous southside Sam’s Club location
 
 
 
 
Moms Everyday Alaska KTUU: How to help children adjust to a blended family

Gov. Walker One Alaska Update May 07, 2018

Gov. Walker One Alaska Update May 07, 2018

Fellow Alaskan –

One of the most difficult parts of my year was getting the news that Specialist Gabriel David Conde was killed in combat in Afghanistan last week. Specialist Conde was a member of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson’s 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, and has served in Alaska since 2016. My heart goes out to his family and friends, and the team he served with: Byron, Toni, Donna, and I have been keeping them in our prayers. His sacrifice for his country is worthy of our highest respect.

One of the most meaningful moments of my year was being surrounded by the students of Harborview Elementary last week to sign HB 287 into law. The bill provides two years of funding for Alaska’s schools, ending the pink slip panic that Alaska’s budget crisis has created the last few years. The bipartisan group of legislators from the House and Senate who were instrumental in passing the bill walked down to join, too, including sponsor Rep. Seaton.

Walking into the gymnasium, the Tlingit Language and Culture Class greeted us with drumming, dancing, and singing. I spoke a little, and leaders from the House and Senate spoke a little. Speaker Bryce Edgmon got the gift of two hundred students (and his colleagues) singing him happy birthday, first in English, and then seamlessly followed up in Tlingit. When it came time to actually sign the bill, students crowded around the table, and I handed out as many bill signing pens as I could manage.

It was a simple and proud moment for me, and for my colleagues in the Legislature. Forward funding our schools is an accomplishment for each of us, and something all Alaskans can see hope in. It’s a point of collaboration and compromise that all of us elected leaders have been looking to get to in the last few months.

As we come to the final days in session, with solutions on the table to fix the biggest fiscal crisis Alaska has faced, the warmth and good faith in the room was very welcome. Being surrounded by curious, happy, and hopeful young Alaskans was an excellent reminder of our state’s promise, which remains unchanged. We’re blessed by abundant resources, a fierce strength of spirit, and a culture of community that rivals even our strongest political differences.

I am proud and grateful to call this state home, and look forward to our shared future.

Read more ->

907 Updates May 07, 2018

By Michelle Theriault Boots: Arson suspect arrested after fire destroys Cantwell lodge
 
 
 
 
By Sean Maguire: 2 suspects in court face 20 years behind bars for Friday morning’s carjacking
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Working inmates to live at Kenai cannery for end of sentence
 
 
 
 
By Laine Welch: Study: Of 204 U.S. fishermen who died falling overboard, none wore a flotation device
 
 
 
 
By Victoria Taylor: Bike for Women raises awareness for gynecologic cancer
 
 
 
 
Congratulations Lyndea Kelleher!
By Michelle Theriault Boots: This UAA grad sought college success out of state, but found it back home
 
 
 
 
By Kalinda Kindle: 1,200 Students earn degrees during spring commencement ceremony at UAA
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Diversity shines in U of Alaska Fairbanks graduating class
 
 
 
 
By Patrick Enslow: No team, no track, no problem for Galena’s Jacob Moos.
 
 
 
 
By Shady Grove Oliver, The Arctic Sounder: Utqiagvik votes to tax marijuana
 
 
 
 
By Annie Zak: Anchorage version of Seattle’s Pike Place Market? That’s one idea for this spot downtown
 
 
 
 
Tourism can not support itself so the government needs to fund it~? Deliberately choose a seasonal/fluctuating business and expect the government to bail you out in lean times? Call the waaaambulance.
By Daniella Rivera: Tourism industry calls on lawmakers to fund marketing
 
 
 
 
Moms Everyday Alaska Alison Bickel: Oatmeal chocolate chip peanut butter bars

907 Updates May 05, 2018

By KTUU: APD searching for more victims after arrest in sexual assault investigation
 
 
 
 
By Rebecca Palsha: Jury selection begins Monday in the death of David Grunwald
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: Got bear spray? Here’s how to make sure you use it right.
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: Gov. Walker will run as independent in Alaska Democratic primary
 
 
 
 
By Michelle Theriault Boots: Where should inmates go when they leave jail? Alaska plans big changes to halfway-house system.
 
 
 
 
Congratulations!!
Carpenter’s Local 1281: Josh Catiller & Kie Curtiss
Able Body Shop: Ironn Signey
Alaska Laboror’s Local 341: Tyson Solomon
Ryan Air: Ahmao Sweeney
NECA Alaska Chapter & IBEW Local 1547: Jayden Hamilton
Visser Construction: Matthew Klotz
NC Machinery Think Big Program: Adam Pavia
Iron Workers Local 751: Noah Powell

By Heather Hintze: KCC students sign on for prestigious apprenticeships
 
 
 
 
By Zaz Hollander: Recent avalanches plus unpredictable conditions prompt warning: Stay out of the mountains for now
 
 
 
 
By KTUU News: State investigating release of 7,000 gallons of gasoline at Scammon Bay tank farm
 
 
 
 
By Derek Minemyer: May the Fourth be with you: Star Warriors build lightsabers at Mountain View Library
 
 
 
 
By Liz Thomas: Park of the Week: South Anchorage Sports Park
 
 
 
 
By Cassie Schirm: Get Out: What to know for hiking in Kincaid Park
 
 
 
 
Moms Everyday Alaska: What parents should know about bullying

907 Updates May 04, 2018

By Leroy Polk: UPDATE: Passenger arrested in armed Anchorage carjacking, driver still being questioned
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: He saw people rifling through a car and drove after them. They shot at him — and hit someone else’s car instead.
 
 
 
 
By Anchorage Daily News: Police take Anchorage homicide suspects into custody after 3-week search
 
 
 
 
By Jill Burke: Arrest made in shooting of Anchorage man in Puerto Rico
 
 
 
 
By Liz Thomas: 7 accused in violent Sitka drug trafficking conspiracy
 
 
 
 
By Derek Minemyer & Sidney Sullivan: Overwhelming number of EMS calls made by Anchorage’s homeless shelters
 
 
 
 
By Devin Kelly: The ‘No Parking’ signs on a former governor’s street? They weren’t allowed, but he still got them.
 
 
 
 
By Erica Martinson: Will a new federal sex trafficking law help Alaska’s endangered youths?
 
 
 
 
By KTUU News: Bill to fund public education early signed into law
 
 
 
 
By Rebecca Palsha: A church, six trailers and a new chance at life
 
 
 
 
Congratulations Jazzie Trotter!
By Loren Holmes: Mirror Lake 7th-grader wins Doodle 4 Google’s Alaska contest
 
 
 
 
By Victoria Taylor: Two small businesses in Anchorage celebrate big milestones
 
 
 
 
By Richard Mauer: UPDATE: Jonrowe says she won’t pursue political office
 
 
 
 
By Scott Gross: Inside the Gates: The 300 defending the 300 million
 
 
 
 
By John Tracy: Reality Check: Politics and pandering in the Legislature
 
 
 
 
By Daybreak Staff: Can’t miss events in Anchorage Cinco de Mayo weekend
 
 
 
 
Moms Everyday Alaska Family Features: Coleslaw with green chile dressing

907 Updates May 03, 2018

By Zaz Hollander: Man dead after snowmachiners caught in avalanche near Whittier
 
 
 
 
One bullet each.
By Daniella Rivera: Boyfriend’s charges dismissed in child’s malnutrition death
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: 2 held, others sought in 5-vehicle Mountain View crash
 
 
 
 

Easy food in bear country. Huh, who’d thunk, eh?

By Tegan Hanlon, Matt Tunseth: Brown bear killed in Chugiak after it attacked 22 chickens and a goat
 
 
 
 
By Anchorage Daily News: 3 rescued after boating accident in Knik River
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: 2 injured in Parks Highway head-on crash at Willow
 
 
 
 
By Beth Verge: Following alleged armed robbery, Alaskan begins recovery in Puerto Rico
 
 
 
 
By Cassie Schirm: Colony High graduate wins Pulitzer prize for international reporting
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Anonymous donor gifts $110K to Fairbanks music programs
 
 
 
 
By Nathaniel Herz: This photo shows the sad end to a beloved Alaska ferry
 
 
 
 
By Nathaniel Herz: Alaska lawmakers near deal to spend Permanent Fund earnings on government
 
 
 
 
By Becky Bohrer: Hawkins says he has cancer, will stay in governor’s race
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Coast Guard denies giving OK to store fuel over beach
 
 
 
 
By Mary Kate Burgess: Bartlett basketball player overcomes arthritis, signs NLI for college
 
 
 
 
By Bob Hallinen: Growing season is finally here. Valley farmers are getting their crops in.
 
 
 
 
By Beth Bragg: ‘My bad’: Anchorage fight announcer’s blooper goes viral