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907 Updates January 13, 2019

By Chris Klint: 5.0 quake gives Southcentral Sunday shake
By KTVA Web Staff: Appeals court upholds sentence for man who vandalized Kodiak church in 2015
By KTVA Web Staff: Blood Bank of Alaska opens permanent facility in Juneau
By KTVA Web Staff: Soldotna considers cellphone use ban in school zones
KTUU: Hardwater Warriors A local group dedicated local ice fishing trips to Alaskan veterans.
By KTUU: Several UAA Education programs do not meet accreditation requirements
According to the letter from Dybdahl, a student forum will be held to answer questions Monday, January 14 at 12:15pm in PSB room 216.

907 Updates January 12, 2019

One bullet.
By Bryan Dunagan: Metlakatla teen convicted of possessing child porn

Troopers and the Alaska Bureau of Investigation found images on Forsberg’s cellphone of children ranging in age from 18 months to 10 years old being sexually abused.
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Meet The Woman Who Makes Sure K300 Dogs Are Ready To Race; Land Use Permit Granted To Bethel’s First Cannabis Shop More ->
KTOO Public Media: Police union holds town hall to discuss crime, staffing shortages; How a mischievous Home Depot surveyor turned this hill into guerrilla art; Friends went looking for a missing Southeast Alaska artist. Instead, they found a note. More->
WHEC: Faith-based shelter fights to keep out transgender women
By Jill Burke: Wasilla-based home builder responds to revoked permit
A class on how to DJ Anchorage Museum DJ Spencer Lee shows a group adults and kids at the Anchorage Museum the tips and tricks off being a professional DJ.
By Art Chance: On being non-essential
Alaska Health Fair
Attention, Volunteers & Exhibitors!

AHF is a community organization, and everything that we do is only possible because of you. We would like to invite you to join AHF for another exciting season of health fairs! New exhibitors and volunteers are always welcome!

907 Updates January 11, 2019

By Jennifer Summers: Wasilla man gets 50 years for attempt to make child porn
By Jennifer Summers: Kenai man convicted of threat to ‘carve the flesh’ from judge’s kids
A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for April 2. The maximum penalty Bachmeier faces is five years in prison and a fine of $250,000.
By John Thompson: Chugiak High student arrested following threat investigation
ASD and APD both declined KTVA’s request for further information at this time.
By Daniella Rivera: New DOC commissioner halts free day pass, amnesty box programs
By Leroy Polk: Murkowski, Senate colleages, introduce ‘End Government Shutdowns Act’
KTOO Public Media: Former Alaska state workers sue, saying they were unconstitutionally fired, Alaska gasline project board ousts its $1 million man and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Trial Date Set For Calista Case, DNR Aims To Approve Major Donlin Gold Permits By Mid-January and more ->
VIDEO: Moose trapped in skating oval braves path set by watching Anchorage workers
Jewish Telegraphic Agency: Alaska is the Jewish state in new TV series based on Michael Chabon book

907 Updates January 10, 2019

By Chris Klint: Fairbanks trailer fire kills 2-year-old girl
By Chris Klint: 2 drivers dead, Tudor Road closed in head-on crash
By Leroy Polk: Man arrested on Eielson Air Force Base for assault of woman, young girls, troopers say
By KTVA Web Staff: Alaska marks Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
By Jill Burke: Building Inspectors: Eagle River home construction “substantially deficient”
By Sean Maguire: Midtown mall deemed unsafe to occupy weeks after M7.0 earthquake
KTOO Public Media: What’s in a name? After student push, Juneau-Douglas High School adds Tlingit name: Kalé; Fairbanks’ famously severe cold snaps are getting less cold and more rare and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: New Bethel Liquor Store Open For Business, K300 Adds Three New Awards To Prize Docket and more ->
By Kristen Durand: Triad in the skies: Behind the scenes of the Alaska Air National Guard’s rescue operations
By Derek Minemyer: Diabetic Alaskans want government accountability as insulin prices skyrocket
Dennis says his copay for insulin is through the roof. “A three-month supply for nine vials, the last time I went through my insurance, was something like $720,” he said.

He said he’s had to look elsewhere to afford the medication he needs to live; in some cases, driving 700 miles across the border into Canada, and down to Whitehorse, where he said he can buy a vile of insulin for $28. He wonders why such a disparity exists between American and Canadian insulin prices.

907 Updates January 09, 2019

By Jeremy LaGoo: 4.7 earthquake registered near Kasilof not an aftershock

By Leroy Polk: Bullet fired in McDonald’s shooting strikes man in apartment across the street
Manslaughter, not self defense?
By Daniel Kirby: 18-year-old Fairbanks man charged with manslaughter after fight with brother
By Leroy Polk: Death investigation underway after dog finds human skull in Anchorage woods
By Steve Quinn: Dunleavy doubles down on campaign promises
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Jesuit Priests ‘Credibly Accused Of Sexual Abuse’ Served In More Than A Dozen Y-K Delta Communities, Permanent Fund Dividend Online Application Site Reopens Following Computer Glitch and more->
KTOO Public Media: Juneau school board votes to keep Bridget Weiss as district superintendent, Juneau-Douglas student arrested after bringing BB gun to school posting on social media, Renegade Alaska House member makes his case: “This partisan thing has been killing us” and more ->
By Heather Hintze: Winter Adventure Book challenges people to explore Mat-Su
Therapeutic court graduate shares journey Alaska’s therapeutic courts offer an alternative to those facing felony DUI charges. KTUU profiles a graduate of the program.
By Kristen Durand: Popular Seward Highway watering hole still closed off to pedestrians

907 Updates January 08, 2019

By Chris Klint: Charges: Port of Alaska engineer planned to kill family, self over job

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESOURCES: If you are facing threatened or actual domestic violence, please discreetly call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or Abused Women’s Aid in Crisis in Anchorage at 1-907-272-0100.

SUICIDE PREVENTION RESOURCES: If you are considering suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or Stop Suicide Alaska at 1-877-266-HELP.
By Associated Press: Video of Alaska man heating knife on stove, burning victim’s face leads to guilty verdict
By Associated Press: Master guide pleads guilty to herding bears toward client
NOME, Alaska (AP) – A 57-year-old master hunting guide had his license revoked for life after pleading guilty to using employees to herd grizzly bears toward clients.
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: DOT cites driver in Seward Highway bridge strike
No complaints with the curriculum?
By Scott Gross: ASD students, parents ask for more lunch, recess time
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Q&A With Father Michael Trefon On Slaviq Celebration and more ->
KYOO Public Media: Amid environmental grief, finding hope in a graveyard of yellow cedar, Bill would bar Alaska gender confirmation surgery coverage, Found in a cave in Northwest Alaska, an ancient tooth offers insights into the first inhabitants of the Americas and more ->
By Daniella Rivera: Stop us if you’ve heard this one: A moose walks into a hospital…
By Steve Quinn: Lawmaker wants voters’ final word on any statewide taxes
By Steve Quinn: Senate bill targets ‘Schneider loophole’

907 Updates January 07, 2019

By Sean Maguire: DOT requests $1.5M for Tudor Road overpass repairs
By Liz Raines: Residential recovery center opens doors to Mat-Su men with addiction
By Derek Minemyer: State seismologists want to keep seismic measuring system set for removal

907 Updates January 06, 2019

By Jes Stugelmayer: 49th State to begin serving Bambino’s Baby Food
By Dave leval: Community rallies to help Eagle River Elementary teachers, students
Climber seeks to become first to solo Mt. Hunter Lonnie Dupre is looking to become the first to solo climb Mt. Hunter, but this isn’t his first attempt at a massive mountain ascent. Story by Channel 2 photojournalist Shawn Wilson.

907 Updates January 05, 2019

By Chris Klint: Closed Sea Galley was burglarized twice before it burned
By KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Man Arrested For St. Mary’s Stabbing, 2018 Second Warmest Year On Record For Bethel and more ->
By Chris Klint: Navy to name destroyer after Alaska’s Ted Stevens
KTOO Public Media: Alaska Supreme Court affirms LeBon win in House recount; Despite shutdown, Trump administration continues work to begin oil drilling in ANWR; Why Mount Jumbo won’t be logged anytime soon and more ->
By Heather Hintze: Talkeetna, Willow welcome covered ice rinks
Hogenson’s tenacity and drive earns her a spot on U.S. U18 national hockey team
By Joe Vigil: Anchorage teen drives, chips and putts his way to Augusta
By Cassie Schirm: New smart LED lights brighten Anchorage trails
Behind the Badge calendar features APD women This year’s Behind the Badge calendar features women of the Anchorage Police Department living their lives outside the department. Video by photojournalist AJ Lucero.
Julia O’Malley How Alaska eats: We’ll see that kale salad and raise you a tater tot hotdish
In other food news, a fellow from Ninilchik named Charles Oakley will be on the reality television show “Worst Cooks in America,” reports Sam Davenport. (“When asked if his cooking impressed or horrified the judges, Oakley said that he couldn’t reveal details before the episodes aired.”)
Tune into Oakley’s television premiere on the Food Network Sunday, Jan. 6 at 5 p.m.
Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference: June 14 – 18, 2019
Matt Goff Sitka Nature: Alaska Day

907 Updates January 04, 2019

By Associated Press: Air National Guard lifts 3 from plane stranded on glacier
By Angela Krenzien: Alaska celebrates 60 years of statehood
By Heather Hintze: Crime, trooper staffing top Mat-Su legislative priorities
By KTVA Web Staff: Repairs from Tudor overpass strike could take months
KNOM The Nome Static January 2019
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Important Federal Grant Opens Doors For ONC’s Elder Services, With Paint And Markers, Bethel Community Helps Local Artist Realize Years-Long Dream and more->
KTOO Public Media: Watch live: Alaska Supreme Court hears election recount case, Japan whaling decision may have consequences for Alaska subsistence whalers, U.S. House Dean Don Young swears in Speaker Nancy Pelosi and more->
By Amy Carney: Friends of Sheldon Jackson Museum Annual Meeting & Tlingit Artist Presentation, “Celebrating Alaska Native Watercraft”
By Scott Gross: See how a state disaster expert quake-proofs his home