Last Great Mess – Craig Medred

When the guilty go unnamed, everyone becomes guilty, and so it is the mushers in Alaska’s biggest sporting event have become a bunch of dopers.

Thank the Iditarod Trail Committee, which this week revealed it had discovered a team of doped dogs and then tried to cover up everything else about the case.

Apparently the Iditarod’s board of directors never got the memo outlining how a cover up invariably creates more problems than it solves. If the board had, it would have been straightforward – as are the governing bodies of many other sports organizations – in announcing there had been a doping positive; this is who was involved; and here is what is being done about it.

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Source: Last Great Mess – Craig Medred

907 Updates October 14, 2017

By Chris Klint, Bonney Bowman and Liz Raines: 2nd Anchorage school student targeted in abduction attempt
 
 
 
 
By Kyle Hopkins: State mistakenly charges faraway college student with Anchorage car theft
 
 
 
 
By Sean Maguire: Winter heating bills set to rise from colder weather and higher energy costs
 
 
 
 
By Samantha Angaiak: Aviation business reports “av gas” theft issues
 
 
 
 
By Mike Ross: Baby whale rescue: experts from across U.S. treat beluga calf
 
 
 
 
By Caslon Hatch: Two weeks of enforcement, dozens of citations issued on Seward Highwa
 
 
 
 
By Alexis Fernandez: Mexican consulate on wheels in Anchorage this weekend
The Consulate on Wheels will be available October 14 to October 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Northway Mall.
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: Man sentenced to 28 years for Muldoon hardware store robbery
ANCHORAGE (KTUU) – A superior court judge handed down a hefty sentence in court on Friday, stemming back to a robbery in June of this year, that ended with an exchange of gunfire. William Travis McCann, 45, will serve 28 years in prison, after pleading guilty to robbery, assault, and misconduct with a weapon.
 
 
 
 

Thank you Maria Caruso!
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: Red Cross sends Alaska volunteer to California fires
ANCHORAGE (KTUU) – The Red Cross of Alaska is sending a Disaster Workforce Specialist to California to assist with volunteer coordination with the devastating wildfires still burning across the state.

Maria Caruso left Alaska Thursday afternoon to assist.
 
 
 
 
He shot the abusive boyfriend of the neighbor. However the man was running away at the time of the shooting. What is the PTSD this young man suffers from?
By Chris Klint: Man convicted of 2014 murder after neighbors’ argument
 
 
 
 
By Lauren Maxwell: After 42 years, beloved postman still delivering to same Anchorage neighborhood
 
 
 
 
By Daybreak Staff: Mic Check in the Morning: Shane Russel
 
 
 
 
By Daybreak Staff: Harlem Globetrotter Zeus McClurkin
 
 
 
 
By Daybreak Staff: Adopt-a-Pet: Manu and Monster

“Arrests Made for Vehicle Theft and Joyriding” from Anchorage Police Department : Nixle

Three people were inside the vehicle. The driver, Nicholas Philemoff was arrested for vehicle theft and theft in the second degree. The passangers Christopher Chuckwuk and Zane Roberts were both charged with criminal mischief.

The criminal mischief charges were made possible by the recent change in Muni Ordinance passed by the Anchorage Assembly Tuesday night.

Source: “Arrests Made for Vehicle Theft and Joyriding” from Anchorage Police Department : Nixle

Literary Roundup | October 13-26, 2017 – 49 Writers, Inc.

Our upcoming season of workshops, classes, Reading & Craft Talk Series and Crosscurrents events, and special events is mostly up on online. Registration is open for classes in Anchorage and Fairbanks! Congrats to Seth Kantner, recipient of a 2017 Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grant! Congratulations to current and former 49 Writers board members Matthew Komatsu and Don Rearden, as well as Mary Rosanne Katzke, … Read More

Source: Literary Roundup | October 13-26, 2017 – 49 Writers, Inc.