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907 Updates August 25, 2020

Breaking news
KTUU: Attorney General Kevin Clarkson resigns after inappropriate text messages
KTVA The Vocie of Alaska: Pedestrian killed in crash on Tudor Road and C Street, APD says; ASD encourages safety measures for virtual classrooms; Greasy pizza boxes now deemed OK to recycle and more ->

KTUU: Former Trooper arrested for stealing evidence; Troopers: Two suspects robbed a store in Palmer and more->

KTOO Public Media: Neighbors push back on plans for cold weather shelter for Juneau’s unhoused; State seeks public input on future of Alaska’s ferry system and more ->

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Bethel City Council Considers Sugary Beverage Tax And COVID-19 Response; 4 Y-K Delta Villages Lock Down To Protect Communities From Coronavirus and more ->

Fairbans News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks thunderstorm record poised to be broken and more ->
The Arctic Sounder: Arctic youth finds woolly mammoth bone and more ->
National Institute of Justice: Sexual Violence Against Alaska Women: Village Public Safety Officers Having Some Impact Village public safety officers, Alaska paraprofessional first-responders serving tribal communities, have significantly affected law enforcement’s response to reported cases of sexual abuse of minors, according to NIJ-supported research.
By Amy Carney, Alaska State Museum: Scavenger Hunt Phone App Technology Guides Place-based Education
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Spot Alaskan Wildlife On Your Way Up To An Alpine Lake On Rabbit Lake Trail
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: The Unique Flavors Of Alaska’s Wildland Chocolates Are So Good You’ll Devour Them In Seconds

907 Updates August 24, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Court releases nurse practitioner charged in connection to overdose deaths; Troopers: 1 killed, 2 injured in Parks Highway crash; Rural Alaska teacher turns to virtual donations for student projects and more ->

KTUU: Programs available to provide supervision to virtual learners and more ->

KTOO Public Media: Alaska Supreme Court halts ‘No Name Bay’ land transfer to mental health trust and more ->


Alaska Native News: Fairbanks Man Drowns after Diving into Harding Lake; Sunday Parks Highway Collision takes the Life of Anchorage Woman, Injures Two and more ->

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks police announce resignation of Police Chief Reeder, effective Monday and more ->
Suzanne Downing, Must Read Alaska: Mat-Su Fall Festival
Must Read Alaska Monday Newsletter – The Never Give Up Edition
The AMHS Reshaping Work Group takes suggestions about the future of Alaska’s ferry system. Over the next two weeks, there will be two public input sessions to participate in. Teleconferences are scheduled on Aug. 26, from 3 – 6 p.m., and Sept. 2, from 4 – 6 p.m. Questions and comments may also be emailed to

In order to give all callers time to participate, comments will be limited to three minutes. Join the teleconference by dialing one of the following phone numbers:

For callers with a Juneau prefix: (907) 586-9085
For callers with an Anchorage Prefix: (907) 563-9085
All other callers toll-free: (844) 586-9085

Additional details are available at

Must Read Alaska Monday Newsletter – The Never Give Up Edition
Tulsi Gabbard deployed to Alaska: Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard left for Alaska on Thursday to begin a two-week deployment with the Hawaii National Guard. Gabbard, who ran for the Democratic presidential nomination, is helping Alaska Natives address various issues, including healthcare, construction, transportation, and cybersecurity, according to sources. Gabbard has been in Hawaii’s Army National Guard for 17 years, including two deployments to the Middle East. She chose not to seek reelection this year. Gabbard was 1 of 7 candidates who earned delegates during the Presidential primary. It has been a tradition that spanned decades for any candidate who earned a delegate to be offered a speaking slot at the convention. She confirmed that she was not invited.
Craig Medred: How we die
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: This Historic Bar Is Housed In A Building Older Than The State Of Alaska

907 Updates August 23, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Home: Unfair Fair helps vendors sell their goods and more ->
KTUU: Kodiak fisherman will plead guilty to federal charges of falsifying records Must make a public service announcement in National Fisherman Magazine as part of plea and more ->
Alaska Health Fair, Fall 2020
Craig Medred: Goin’ crazy



907 Updates August 22, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: With EO-15 set to expire at the end of the month, Berkowitz says normalcy won’t be ‘anytime soon’; Anchorage municipality says CARES Act money can be used to buy buildings for homeless and more ->

KTUU: Prosecutors won’t seek charges in officer-involved shooting; Student arrested for threatening virtual classrooms; ‘That would make a huge difference’: Alaska small business owners welcome COVID-19 relief changes and more ->

KTOO Public Media: Tlingit master carver recreates Haida totem pole for Sitka National Historical Park and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Garden Tips: Agricultural waste to soil savior, using byproducts to make compost; Alaska’s Denali National Park plans to expand winter access; Masks and testing: Fairbanks college students return to a changed university and more ->




907 Updates August 21, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: ‘Incredible force, creative talent and amazing spirit’: Anchorage Symphony Orchestra music director dead at 61; 101-year-old WWII and Last Frontier Honor Flight veteran dies; ‘It’s like being kicked when you’re down’: 2 Anchorage businesses burglarized; Trail users launch effort to save the Matanuska Greenbelt and more ->
KTUU: Back 2 School: Loussac library has helpful programs for students starting the school year at home; Dalton Highway paving project underway; Governor proposes expanding COVID small business grants eligibility guidelines; US Treasury lays out 2 potential paths for Anchorage to move forward with purchase of homeless shelters and more ->
KTOO Public Media: ‘We’ll figure it out together’: Thousands of Anchorage teachers and students log on for the first day of schooll and more ->
Craig Medred: Deprivation diet?
49 Writers Blog: Andromeda Romano-Lax: Lost in a book (and staying hopeful about all of our stories)
By Courtney, Only In Your State Alaska: These 10 Luxury Glampgrounds In Alaska Offer Memorable Adventures

907 Updates August 20, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Mat-Su students head back into classrooms; State record holder grows another giant pumpkin for Harvest Festival and more ->
KTUU: Suspect arrested following a shooting in the Airport Heights area; Anchorage weatherization program to receive $2.5m in CARES funding; UAA to cut 4 sports programs including all Div. I sports and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Juneau and DOT take early step toward second Douglas Island crossing and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Donlin Gold Pushes Back Against LKSD Curriculum Featuring The Mine and more ->
The Arctic Sounder: Alex DeMarban, Anchorage Daily News: BLM moves to develop Willow oil prospect in NPR
Craig Medred: The doomists
Oceanographic Staff: Alaska’s salmon are shrinking, impacting coastal communities and ecosystems
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Alaska’s Frostbite Foods Is Delivering Juicy Burgers Right To Your Front Door
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Fall Asleep To The Sounds Of An Alaskan Harbor At The Charming Eyak Inn
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: This Luxury Alaskan Yurt In The Heart Of Homer Is A Stone’s Throw From The Beach


907 Updates August 19, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: ‘It was terrifying’: Eagle River couple describes neighbor’s meth-fueled shooting spree; Mat-Su Borough gets new CPR devices to help with cardiac arrest patients; ASD parents still struggling to find happy medium with school this year and more ->

KTUU: Hospice of Anchorage opens resource center to community; Man arrested after driving at high speeds into oncoming traffic to elude law enforcement; Underwater trash clean-up at Sand Lake and more ->

KTOO Public Media: Former Sitka officer wins harassment settlement, promises investigation of police; Judge dismisses case against Haines man with epilepsy who drove parade float; Kodiak spaceport asks for longer window after canceled launches; Amid COVID-19 restrictions, far fewer Outside hunters are coming to Alaska and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Bethel Students Will Start School Remotely and more ->
Alaska Native News: 63-Year-Old Dirt Bike Driver Arrested on Multiple Charges after Eluding Troopers on Alaska Highway; Troopers Locate Fugitive from Justice during North Pole Traffic Stop; Wasilla Man Wanted on Eluding Warrant Apprehended after Car Chase, Crash and Foot Chase Tuesday and more ->
By Emily Boerger, State of Reform: Alaska’s draft state health improvement plan open for public comment – State of Reform
Jennifer at KTOO: August 19, 2020 / This week from The Signal
Craig Medred: Bears attack
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Sip On Fresh Coffee Roasted Daily At The Alaska Coffee Roasting Co. In Fairbanks

907 Updates August 18, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: DNA from black bear matches samples near fatal bear mauling in Hope; More information released regarding 2019 deadly midair crash near Ketchikan; Church garden feeds the hungry at local food pantries; Anchorage School District to distribute thousands of Chromebooks for upcoming school year and more ->
KTUU: Fairbanks police investigate death of woman found in Chena River; Body found in the Resurrection River; Hands on training in a Hands off manner; Alaska tribal group sues over commercial fishing system and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Southeast fisherman says he’ll donate a boatload of salmon to Metlakatla each week and more ->
Alaska Native News: CDVSA Distributes Donated Devices to Shelters and more ->
Craig Medred: Real(ity) tales
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Stay In A Renovated 1935 Colony Barn On A Flower Farm In Alaska

907 Updates August 17, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Girl in hospital after being run over by SUV in Government Hill, police say; US approves oil, gas leasing plan for Alaska Wildlife refuge; New COVID-19 database expedites contact tracing in Alaska; Alaska reports 106 new COVID-19 cases Sunday and more ->

KTUU: Back 2 school Tech; Driver strikes children in crosswalk in Government Hill; Anchorage boy creates custom art to help save Sealife Center; Actor-singer-songwriter Dennis Quaid set to play sold out show at Matanuska Brewing; Positively Alaskan: ‘Mask Lady’ makes a difference little by little and more ->

KTOO Public Media: Gardentalk – Should you plant mystery seeds? Should you squish woolly bear caterpillars? More ->
Suzanne Downing, Must Read Alaska, By DEENA BISHOP and KELLY TSHIBAKA: ASD is committed to supporting parents
By Casea Peterson, Only In Your State Alaska: Here Are 8 Stunning Sunsets In Alaska That Are Hard To Beat

907 Updates August 16 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Palmer’s Friday Fling extended by 4 more weeks and more ->
KTUU: Hiking family of four rescued near Beluga Point and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Biologists hope dead sea lion will shed light on endangered Aleutian population
Alaska Native News: White killer whale spotted in Southeast
By: Nona Letuligasenoa, UAF: Albrigtsen Appointed @AlaskaNanooksXC Head Coach
Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Sitka Nature Show #215 Kari Sagel and Brooke Schafer
By Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: A Taste of October (in early August)
By Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Sitka Nature Show #216 – Rowan Goff