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49 Writers Blog: Guest Blogger Kathleen Witkowska Tarr | A Harvest of Wisdom—Lessons from a First Book

49 Writers Blog: Guest Blogger Kathleen Witkowska Tarr | A Harvest of Wisdom—Lessons from a First Book

907 Updates October 19, 2017

By Leory Polk: Blue-haired man wanted for ‘groping’ two girls at popular Alaska resort
By Joe Vigil: Anchorage police chief talks about crime

By KTVA Staff: KTVA Town Hall: Addicted in Alaska

By KTUU Staff and Associated Press: Alaska governor voices support for new health insurance reform deal

Congratulations Laura Cole!
By KTVA Web Staff: Alaskan to represent 49th State on ‘Top Chef’

Thank you Kastle Sorenson!
By Lauren Maxwell: Eagle River baker offers lactation cookies to help nursing moms
By Associated Press: UPDATE: Musher accused of doping dogs will not be disciplined, officials say
For the first time in the history of the world’s most famous sled dog race, several of the high-performance animals have tested positive for a prohibited drug. But race officials have refused to name the musher involved.

By Dan Carpenter: Anchorage Mayor and Assembly Chair back tax on motor fuel
The extra cost at the gas pump would be in addition to the state’s $0.08 per gallon tax. The owner of Garrett’s Tesoro in Anchorage says the price of gasoline and diesel is already high enough.

“The more we put into taxes the more it takes out of the pockets of consumers and people need the money for food, shelter, clothing,” said Nelson Garrett.

Traini says the tax would save home owners an average of $60 to $360 per year on property taxes. He says it’s dependent on the results of an initiative planned for next year that may increase the tax exemption on a home’s assessed value from $20,000 to $50,000.

By John Tracy: Reality Check: When journalism makes a difference
By Daybreak Staff: Prosperity Summit happening Thursday
By Patrick Moussignac: Spirit of Denali Celebration returns after 8-year absence

By Rhonda McBride: Episode 125: Haunting legacies

By Associated Press: 7 historic Tlingit pieces returned to Southeast Alaska


By Kalinda Kindle: Website launched to help job seekers in Anchorage

By Dan McCue: GUEST COMMENTARY: Congress should protect Alaskans’ rights to arbitration

907 Updates October 18, 2017

By Leroy Polk: UPDATE: Multiple crashes slow traffic for Mat-Su commuters
By Joe Vigil: APD Chief discusses relations with media
By Chris Klint: FBI sex-trafficking sweep turns up Anchorage victims, suspects
By KTVA Web Staff: Search continues for pilot missing in Yukon River crash
By Liz Raines: State VPSO program struggles with local hire
By Samantha Angaiak: Elder shares words of wisdom with Elders and Youth Conference Delegates

By Dan Carpenter: Discussion on suicide prevention stresses communication
By Associated Press: Alcohol board undecided on distilleries serving cocktails

By Austin Baird: Court ruling invalidates law banning independents from seeking political party nominations

Hilton Hotel under fire from labor union
By Lauren Maxwell: New ordinance lets people report hotel mold problems
By KTVA Web Staff: Animal control re-homes first gator in the Valley
Thank you Tonya and Rich Breuchet!
By Mike Ross: Lost pet? Husband & wife rescue team builds special humane traps
By Deborah Newborn: How volcanic eruptions in Alaska could have impacted the lives of ancient Egyptians
Workforce Wedesday: Remote Camp Hospitality Services
Mic Check in the Morning: Cody Blackbird Band

907 Updates October 17, 2017

Congratulations Tara Sweeney!
By Rebecca Palsha / Leroy Polk: Alaskan chosen by President Trump for top Indian Affairs job
By Samantha Angaiak: Teen whale hunter speaks to elders and youth about the importance of subsistence
By Leroy Polk: Man refuses to identify himself, troopers take him down with a taser
By Dan Carpenter: Crime concerns dominate town hall discussion on 4th special session
By Clara Miller: Indigenous peoples of Southeast are focus of Sitka conference
By Associated Press: Navy meets with Kodiak community to address training woes
By Sidney Sullivan: Wasilla police meets crowdfunding goal for new K9 Officer
Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute: Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute Announces Winners of the First-Ever Alaska Commercial Fishing Video Contest
Fisherman Kamirin Couch Takes Home the Grand Prize for Compelling Video on Her Fishing Roots

By Daniella Rivera: Extra officers visit Clark Middle School after abduction attempt
Condolences for his loved ones.
By Chris Klint: 4/25 soldier dies on Anchorage-bound flight
Chadrick Demond George, a warrant officer 1st class from Clarkston, Ga., was assigned to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson’s 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division according to U.S. Army Alaska spokesman John Pennell. He was 37 years old.

Photos by Senior Airman Javier Alvarez THROUGH THE LENS: Combat King
By Airman 1st Class CRYSTAL A. JENKINSS JBER Public Affairs: Paws To Read program celebrates anniversary
Reading sessions are hosted on the third Saturday of every month.

By Airman 1st Class VALERIE MONROY JBER Public Affairs: TRICARE benefits changes to take effect Jan. 1

By Patrick Enslow: Legendary mountain guide Tejas talks new book
Ric Burns Voices

Sitka Nature Show #137 – Kate Mohatt (encore) | Sitka Nature

[audio: Radio Show The August 6th show featured an encore of a conversation with Kate Mohatt. Recorded back in Fall 2014, the conversation was originally featured on a show the following summer. Ka…

Source: Sitka Nature Show #137 – Kate Mohatt (encore) | Sitka Nature

Seavey’s problem – Craig Medred

Source: Seavey’s problem – Craig Medred

Community council seeks school ‘safety perimeters’ – Mountain View Post


The next Mountain View Community Council meeting is scheduled to take place Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Mountain View Community Center.

Community council seeks school ‘safety perimeters’ – Mountain View Post

Anchorage: MTP2040 | Get Involved

Transportation Alternatives Public Workshops // November 4, 6, and 7
Agenda and Breakout Sessions

Saturday November 4, 10am-4:30pm

10 am -10:30 am: Welcome and Orientation

10:30 am – 11:30 am: Transit

1 pm – 2 pm: Bicyclists

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm: Pedestrians

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm: Roadway

Monday November 6, 1:30-6pm

1:30 pm – 3 pm Public Discussion: Transit Supportive Corridors/Transit Oriented Development/ Land Use Planning

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Public Open House, come see results!

Tuesday November 7, 10am-6pm

10 am -11:30 am Freight

5:00 pm – 6 pm Public Open House, come see results!

Download agenda and flier by clicking on this link.

MTP2040 | Get Involved

One Alaska Update: Keeping up with Gov. Bill Walker

One Alaska Update: Keeping up with Gov. Bill Walker

Don’t Give In To Outrage Fatigue : The Mudflats | News & Politics From The Upper Left Corner

Don’t Give In To Outrage Fatigue

Don’t Give In To Outrage Fatigue : The Mudflats | News & Politics From The Upper Left Corner