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907 Updates March 14, 2019

By Chris Klint: Seward Highway semi truck wreck leaves 1 dead
By Chris Klint: Snowboarder killed in Southeast Alaska avalanche
Evaluation: one bullet.
By Chris Klint: Johnson-Barr murder suspect to get mental health evaluation
By KTVA Web Staff: Aliy Zirkle 4th to Nome in 2019 Iditarod
By Sean Maguire: Kaiser & Leifseth Ulsom: Great friends, fierce competitors & leg wrestlers
By Joe Vigil: Anchorage street crews fill 200 potholes in less than a week
kTOO Public Media: Bill would repeal conflict of interest requirements enacted last year; The Alaska Roadless Rule decision is moving along. Some tribal governments say it’s moving too fast. And more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Last Musher Makes It To Coast and more ->
Alaska Native News: Anchor Point Man Jailed for Setting Victim on Fire; Anchor Point Man Jailed for Setting Victim on Fire and more ->

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Man Involved in Friday Standoff Pleads not Guilty in Court Wednesday; FBSB parks and recreation launches survey to hear from borough residents and more ->
Adina Bresge / The Canadian Press: Love in letters: Lorna Crozier remembers poetic romance with Patrick Lane
By Jeff Bridges: Bill would establish Alaska Native Heritage Month
By KTUU: WATCH: The 297th Military Police Company deployment ceremony The 297th Military Police Company of the Alaska Army National Guard has been selected to support Operation Spartan Shield, a military task force in the Middle East.
By Beth Verge: Magic of Iditarod Trail inspires musher’s artwork
By KTUU: Food truck owners take their menu mobile Mobile eateries heading out on the streets is definitely a sign that warmer weather should be on its way.

907 Updates March 13, 2019

One bullet
By Leroy Polk: Child found dead, woman injured, in car at Point Woronzof
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: 3:39 A.M. – Peter Kaiser Wins 2019 Iditarod and more ->
By Associated Press: Fairbanks teen sentenced to 2 years in prison for robbery
By Ariane Aramburo: Spotlight on Youth: Charlotte Severin’s works of art at Anchorage Museum
By Becky Bohrer: Alaska poised to let people use marijuana at certain stores
KTOO Public Media: Bill seeks to require jail time in cases similar to infamous Anchorage assault; Juneau man indicted for hitting, dragging officer with vehicle; Legislator apologizes after criticizing letters from high school students; Cash-strapped state of Alaska takes aim at North Slope government’s oil money and more ->
Alaska Native News: earch for Elderly Willow Bicyclist Ends Successfully; ANSEP hosts Middle School Academy for 49 Bering Strait School District students and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Rep. Young requests U.S. Army MEDCOM team to examine suicide frequency on Ft. Wainwright; Council fails to overturn Mayor’s Veto; Broad Band Lands Bill Allows Native Veterans Land Allotments; AST Helicopters Receive Tech Upgrades and more ->
By Elyse Dupre: Here’s Why Elyse Dehlbom Missed The Bachelor: The Women Tell All
By WAMU: Dog Sledding After Divorce
By Shawn Wilson: Alaskan skier inspires others to reach their goal
By Shannon Ballard: FEMA visits hardware stores to offer help after Southcentral quake
FEMA’s workshops in Anchorage and Wasilla will take place from March 11 to March 16, at the following locations and times:

Spenard Builders Supply
4412 Lois Dr.
Anchorage, AK 99517
March 11-16: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Home Depot
400 Rodeo Place
Anchorage, AK 99508
9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Home Depot
1715 Abbott Road
Anchorage, AK 99508
9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Home Depot
1255 E. Palmer-Wasilla Hwy.
Wasilla, AK 99654
9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

FEMA will be available to help people apply for federal assistance on-site. The deadline to apply for the help is Monday, April 1.

You can also apply for assistance by vising one of the disaster recovery centers in Anchorage, Eagle River, Kenai and Wasilla; going online to or calling 1-800-621-3362.
By Lisa Demer: Airline executive, corporate leader join Foundation board
By Grant Robinson: Coding academy opens economic doors for Alaskans
By Lauren Maxwell: Ballots mailed as voting begins in Anchorage election
By Rhonda McBride: To tax or not to tax alcohol: A divided Anchorage

907 Updates March 12, 2019

By Leroy Polk: Troopers say Wasilla man shot, killed himself accidentally in alcohol, marijuana incident
By Daniella Rivera: The Daily 5: Petit scratches, a 3-way battle for first & how to send a ‘mushergram’
KTOO Public Media: Sullivan weighs in on border wall, proposed state budget cuts; Boeing plane involved in two deadly crashes not currently operating in Alaska and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Petit Out, Kaiser In and more ->
Alaska Native News: Plea Agreement Calls for Fines and Loss of Hunting Privileges Following Illegal Harvest; Three Plucked From Ice Floe West of Nome and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Ordinance 6093 remains the focal point at City Council; Poker Flat Celebrates 50 years and draws in big crowd to celebrate and more ->
By Lauren Maxwell, Jes Stugelmayer: Blair Braverman’s #UglyDogs are doing beautiful things for Alaska schools
By John Thompson: Head of the Class: Angela Reid
Traffic cop?
By Heather Hintze: Bogard Road traffic brings calls for slower speed limits
By Barbara Hood: Alaska Quarterly Review celebrates 70th issue

907 Updates March 11, 2019

By Associatede Press: Kodiak city councilman charged with assault
Magistrate Judge Dawson Williams set bail at $5,000. He told Bishop that under state law, hands used with the intent to cut off air or blood to the brain constitutes assault with a deadly instrument.

Bishop faces a preliminary hearing March 18.
By Derek Minemyer: Mat-Su needs more EMS responders, but how would the borough pay for them?
One bullet for Peter Wilson.
By Dave Leval: Kotzebue High School wears its support for Ashley Johnson-Barr
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Ice Crossing Challenges Mushers; They’re Off Along The Coast Of Norton Sound and more ->
By Daniella Rivera: The Daily 5: Kaiser leads into Koyuk, hygiene on the trail & a cooler forecast
Alaska Native News: King Salmon Private Well Sampling Notice; Snowboarder Dies in Cresent lake Avalanche; Troopers Investigate Burglary of Long Lake Road Residence that was Hit the First Time in 2017 and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Scientists Revise Magnitude of Recent Earthquake and more ->

907 Updates March 10, 2019

By Elizabeth Roman: APD: Suspect arrested after hitting man on street with encased rifle
KTOO Public Media: Alaska moves closer to onsite marijuana use in certain areas; FDA clears path for genetically engineered salmon and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Niklas Wikstrand On Racing Pete Kaiser’s Dogs; Klejka Makes Impressive First Iditarod Run; Petit First To The Coast and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Curtis Nobel Arrested After 7 hour standoff; Listening session to be held Sunday for Victims of Crime in Alaska; Lt. Governor Signs Extradition Request for Steven Downs and more ->
KTUU Web Staff: Web Extras from the Iditarod Trail: Sean Maguire and the art of football in bunny boots
By Beth Verge: For father-daughter duo, trail marking is now in the family
By Sean Maguire: Iditarod musher uses sound therapy to help his dogs recover
By Marisa Monroe: Alaska Sports Hall of Fame welcomes Chad Bentz and Corey Cogdell-Unrein

907 Updates March 09, 2019

By Chris Klint: Charges: Man beat girlfriend to death at Spenard apartment
According to public-safety records, Bailey stands 6 feet, 4 inches tall and weighs 210 pounds, while Sours stood 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighed 150 pounds.
By Leroy Polk: Murder conviction in Dimond Center shooting overturned, may be retried
One bullet for Lukis.
By Rebecca Palsha: Lawsuit alleges school officials could have done more to protect Iditarod Elementary students from teacher
By Steve Quinn: Surge in women lawmakers puts Alaska ahead of national curve
KTOO Public Media:
Juneau businesses find themselves in alcohol license limbo as legislators work to change laws; Family awarded $3.38M for Royal Caribbean passenger’s death; Lawsuit challenges Alaska Medicaid policy denying transgender-related health care coverage; How school districts can keep students safe from abuse and more ->

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Hear From Iditarod Mushers Kaiser And Diehl In Shageluk and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: International Women’s Day Celebrated Today, Fairbanks Spotlights Iditarod Veteran; Bill Introduced to Outline Lt. Gov. Successor; FPD Responds to Shooting off College Road and more ->
By Lauren Maxwell: Cancer-stricken ‘Jeopardy!’ host has close ties to Palmer’s Musk Ox Farm
Austin said Trebek is a big financial supporter of the farm, donating $10,000 annually for the last several years. He also personally signs every certificate the nonprofit issues when someone “adopts” an animal.
By Shawn Wilson: Debate team sharpens incarcerated Anchorage teens’ skills

907 Updates March 08, 2019

By Aaron Morrison: ‘Unsettling’ calving at Portage Lake caught on video
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: East High students released early due to threat, evening activities to continue
By Megan Mazurek: Alaska motor vehicle theft is highest in 3 decades, report says
KTOO Public Media: For decades, the government stood between the Unangan people and the seals they subsist on. Now that’s changing. Don Young: 46 years in an office he never expected to win; Lawmakers want to know more about impact of proposed budget cuts and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Front Iditarod Mushers Reach Race Midpoint and more ->
Alaska Native News: Nenana Man Charged with Meth Possession on Youth Center Property; Woman in Thursday 26th Avenue Assault Case Dies, Case Elevated to Homicide and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Man accused of attempted murder and kidnapping to serve 6.5 years after a plea dea; Man who shot at a vehicle pleads not guilty; Young Co-Sponsors Two Marijuana Legalization Bills and more ->
By Heather Hintze: Palmer nonprofit opens store for reused building materials
How does he protect it from vandals?
By Hank Davis: Where to find the freshest lettuce in Alaska? Try this freight container
By Joe Vigil: Anchorage firefighter who fell 100 feet from ladder returns to work
By KTVA: For the kids of Takotna, it’s all hands on deck for Iditarod

907 Updates March 07, 2019

Alaska Native News: Governor Dunleavy Honors Former Governor Keith Miller; Governor Dunleavy Honors Former Governor Keith Miller and more ->
Keith Harvey Miller (March 1, 1925 – March 2, 2019) was an American Republican politician from Alaska. Miller was the second secretary of state of Alaska of Alaska under Walter Hickel. He became the third governor of Alaska after Hickel’s resignation. Under his tenure, Alaska came into sudden wealth after an oil lease sale on the North Slope created a revenue of $900 million.[1]

By Chris Klint: Search for missing aircraft under way near Rainy Pass
By KTVA Web Staff: Suspected ‘vehicle prowler’ killed by Anchorage police
By Leroy Polk: Anchorage woman assaulted, found not breathing by police
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: Police arrest man for E. 12th Ave. shooting last month
By Mike Ross & Leroy Polk: UPDATE: Woman identified in South Anchorage ‘suspicious’ death investigation
By Megan Mazurek: Alaska Legislature honors WWII Tlingit code talkers
KTOO Public Media: EPA report shows increased chemical releases at Red Dog Mine, state pushes back; Predicting marine heatwaves can have economic implications; Are more Juneau high school graduates ready for college? It depends. And more -> Juneau Assembly rejects cruise invitation, citing possible conflicts of interest;
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Zirkle’s Gamble; Diehl Versus Tree On Trail and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: LIVE: High School and College Students around Fairbanks Staged a Walkout Today; Fairbanks Police Department’s Chief Eric Jewkes Announces Retirement and more ->
Congratulations and thank you to Janeen Wilkins!
By Shannon Ballard: Detroit composer shares musical message with East High
The school orchestra teacher, Janeen Wilkins, used her own resources to get the musician to Alaska.

On Thursday night at the school’s orchestra and band will perform an Afro-Cuban jazz piece composed by Page. He’ll conduct and even play alongside the students. The concert, which is open to the public, starts at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium.

907 Updates March 06, 2019

By Megan Mazurek: Bean’s Cafe stepping in to help Kids’ Kitchen program
By Daniella Rivera: Musher separated from team says fellow musher saved him and his dogs
By Liz Raines: Alaska teachers include Iditarod in classroom curriculum
By Ariane Aramburo: Spotlight on Youth: 14-year-old volunteer gets recognized on a national level
KTOO Public Media: Regulators: Top Dunleavy administration official can’t conceal consulting firm’s clients; State says BP must prove more Prudhoe Bay wells aren’t at risk of ‘catastrophic failure’; Prospect of commercial fishing in central Arctic Ocean poses big questions for science and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Musher Richie Diehl Works With What He’s Dealt; DNR Collecting Comments On Natural Gas Pipeline To Power Proposed Donlin Mine; As Mushers Approach Iditarod Midpoint, Petit Has The Team To Beat and more ->
Alaska Native News: The Riley Creek Pack’s Sole Survivor and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Second man accused of attempted murder and kidnapping pleads guilty to a reduced charge; Murkowski Addresses the Senate about Trumps Emergency Declaration; Local Artist Chosen as 2019 KUAC Poster Artist; Alaska Army National Guard Soldiers Volunteer for Southern Border Deployment and more ->
KTUU: South Senior makes shot of a lifetime South High School Senior Dallin Lewis a manager on the basketball team got the shot of a lifetime during the final game of the regular season.
By Heather Hintze: Taste of Palmer incentivizes local dining

907 Updates March 05, 2019

By Chris Klint: Woman accused of attacking man with cane in Spenard assault
At a Monday arraignment, Kashatok was held on a total of $23,000 bail. If she is released, she will be placed under Pretrial Enforcement Division supervision and house arrest, with a judge ordering that she have no contact with the victim.
By Daniella Rivera: The Daily 5: Mushers close in on Nikolai, a bird’s eye view of the trail & an Iditarod forecast
By Derek Minemyer: Proposal to foster patriotism in Anchorage schools brings tears and heated exchanges, but no vote by school board
KTOO Public Media: Winter storms flood houses in Y-K Delta and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Manager’s Corner: KYUK Receives Funding To Digitize Historic Footage; Y-K Delta’s Mushing Culture Shows In Iditarod and more ->
Alaska Native News: HH-60G Pavehawk Plucks Injured Skier from Hatcher Pass; Fire Marshals Investigate Cause of Fatal Aniak House Fire; Kwethluk Man Arrested on Assault Charges, Sexual Assault Charges Pending and more ->
Fairbank News Webcenter 11: Final Two Suspects in Grunwald Murder Case Will Have Trial in Fairbanks; New FPD Show Being Filmed; ‘March Fourth to the future’ is the start of a National campaign aiming to help families better prepare for college expenses and more ->
By Submitted News: Senate passes bill to recognize ‘Hidden Figures’ women
By Associated Press: State officials propose Pioneer Home rate increases
By Shawn Wilson: Alaskan athlete prepares for Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi
By Rebecca Palsha: A postcard from McGrath: Meet a beader who’s her own boss
By John Thompson: Head of the Class: Gerald Ramos
By Elizabeth Roman: Teachers tour sled dog kennel during Iditarod Conference for Educators
By Kristen Durand: Habitat for Humanity home dedicated to first-time homeowners in Anchorage
By Erin Spencer: WalletHub Maps 2019 Best & Worst States For Women
By Associated Press: Agreement permanently conserves Alaska island near Kodiak
A coastal defense fort was constructed on the island during World War II. The defensive structures were later abandoned but remain visible.