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907 Updates October 27, 2017

One bullet.
By Leroy Polk: UPDATE: Fischer found guilty on all counts for murdering Alaska prosecutor
Mistaken Identity?
By Daniella Rivera: Chiropractor arraigned in child malnutrition death
By Sean Maguire: 3 people arrested for ramming a stolen car into police vehicles
By Leroy Polk: Ketchikan man shot, killed at Alaska logging camp in apparent homicide
By Liz Raines: SB 91 praised for re-entry funding
By Heather Hintze: Mushers call for investigation into Dallas Seavey drug tests
KTOO Public Media: Southeast Alaska Native literacy program expands
By John Tracy: Reality Check: What do Alaska LNG plan, Iran nuclear deal have in common
By Laurel Downing Bill: Story Time with Aunt Phil: Judge James Wickersham

This Hardworking Group Is Cleaning America’s Last Frontier | KarmaTube

This Hardworking Group Is Cleaning America’s Last Frontier | KarmaTube

Mary Odden on AQR @35

Alaska Quarterly Review cares about where it lives, but it’s a literary magazine that’s not just for us or about us.< Mary Odden on AQR @35

Sitka Nature Show #142 – Brooke Schafer and Kari Sagel

Download Radio Show The October 15th show featured a conversation with Brooke Schafer and Kari Sagel, two of the hosts of the Library show on KCAW. I was the guest on their show this morning, and w…

Sitka Nature Show #142 – Brooke Schafer and Kari Sagel

907 Updates October 26, 2017

One bullet each.
By Sidney Sullivan: Anchorage mother and her boyfriend charged in death of 2 year-old girl
One bullet.
By Leroy Polk: Adopted children testify against woman they say abused them for years
By Sidney Sullivan: Anchorage man charged for child pornography
By Photojournalist Shawn Wilson: VIDEO: Anchorage Halloween display vandalized
By Austin Baird: Lawmakers focus on revamping SB 91 as tax talks stall
By Cameron Mackintosh: Iditarod sponsors react to dog doping controversy
By Victoria Taylor: Collaborative effort granted $2M to expand services and housing for homeless

907 Updates October 25, 2017

High Wind Watch until 04:00PM Thursday
By Liz Raines: SB91 loophole: No jail time for sex abuse of a minor– if it’s first offense
By Lauren Maxwell: Anchorage Police discuss right way to report a crime
By Daniella Rivera: Homicide victim’s family hopes $5,000 reward will help police solve the case
By Sidney Sullivan: Woman charged for conspiracy to commit murder in 2015 death
By Associated Press: Juneau officials hope to open warming center for homeless
It’s not the port of Alaska~ It is in Anchorage. Thank goodness they did not want to name it after someone.
By Dan Carpenter: Anchorage Assembly gives the Port of Anchorage a new name
By Mike Ross: Radio show helps addicts find new beginning
New Beginnings airs on KOAN 95.1 FM/1080 AM and KZND 94.7 FM.

The program is a subsidiary of Bridges2Recovery, an Alaska based non-profit.

For information, visit the organization’s website.

By Kalinda Kindle: Ravn Alaska hosts Women in Aviation Day
Women in Aviation
UAA Expands Inupiaq lessons with new website

Rasmuson Foundation – By Alex Teplitzky: Creative Capital: Chilkat Artist Lily Hope on Working in Juneau
Lily Hope’s work is on view in the permanent collection at the Portland Art Museum. Check out her website to learn more about her work.

Alaskanomics’s Blog: September Unemployment Rates

The Alaska Department of Labor & Workforce Development released the latest employment numbers last Friday. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remains unchanged in September and is 7.2 percent. Alaska’s not-seasonally adjusted rate grew three-tenths of a percent from August, which is typical as the season work around the state winds down for the year. The seasonal loss of fishing and tourism jobs accounted for much of the increase in unemployment.

September Unemployment Rates

Women pioneers talk early Alaska days

Graduation held in an airport hangar, harrowing commutes to work across the tumultuous Cook Inlet, and mail dropped by airplanes overhead. While these may sound like situations of the far-off past, some Homer residents alive and well today are here to dispel that notion.

Women pioneers talk early Alaska days

907 Updates October 24, 2017

By KTVA Web Staff: 3 men posing as APD break-in to apartment
By Liz Raines: Special session: House fast-tracks crime bill, governor’s tax lacks support

By Blake Essig (KTUU): North Pole man returns home after surviving Las Vegas shooting
Ariane Personal PPD Submission
By Associated Press: Alaska-owned aerospace company lines up commercial launches
By Samantha Angaiak: City plans to tear down DHHS building, add senior housing and replace DHHS building at new location
Excellent news!
By Joe Vigil: Injured Anchorage firefighter makes progress in recovery

By Heather Hintze: Moose: 1 Prius: 0

By KTVA Web Staff: For Alaska pilots, the sky is the limit

Internet Celebration Day?
By Leroy Polk: Last segment of cable installed for internet in remote Alaska communities

By Leroy Polk: Anchorage robber pulls knife on store employee, drops keys to getaway car
Free Flu Shot Clinics This Wednesday and Thursday
The Municipal Department of Health and Human Services and Anchorage School District are hosting free flu shot clinics on Wednesday and Thursday. Flu shots are available to the general public, for anyone 6 months of age and older. The vaccine, Quadrivalent, is designed to protect against two influenza A and two influenza B viruses. A limited number of the “high dose” flu vaccine will be available for people 65 years of age and older.
Alaska Highway News Local Highlights
By William D. Cohan: Journalism’s Broken Business Model Won’t Be Solved by Billionaires

But the story of Alice Rogoff and the Alaska Dispatch News is a cautionary tale that shows the limits of what a wealthy owner is willing, or able, to do for a struggling newspaper in the digital era.
Figuring out the original ticket price is too expensive?
Halloween at the Library
FYI: As a valued Library patron, I would like to offer you a special half-off discount on tickets to the upcoming Halloween party. Library patrons can get tickets to this special evening for only $50. To purchase your discounted tickets, apply the code 50PATRON when you purchase your tickets.
49 Writers Blog – Nancy Lord | The Need for Science Writing
On Wednesday, Oct. 25, I’ll be presenting a free 49 Writers craft talk and reading at the Indigo Tea lounge at 7 p.m. We’ll consider the art of writing science into fiction. Science fiction has been with us for a very long time, but embracing scientists as characters and scientific concepts and practices within all kinds of fiction—speculative or not—gives us new opportunities as readers and writers. I’ll talk about that, read a bit from my novel, and invite conversation.

I’ll also be giving two 49 Writers writing workshops about science writing for general audiences. In Fairbanks on Sat. Oct. 28 from 1-4 at the Bear Gallery and in Anchorage on Sunday Oct. 29 from 2-5 at the Alaska Humanities Forum office. Details at
Cinthia Ritchie: Poetry acceptance, and lots of Tucson love
Craig Medred: Reality Check
Craig Medred: Iditarod down
In the wake of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race’s first, publicly revealed doping case, the International Federation of Sleddog Sports has moved to distance itself from the globe’s premier sled-dog competition.

In “an open letter” to the organizers of the 1,000-mile race from Willow to Nome, the global governing body for sled-dog sports disavowed any connection to the embattled Alaska event.

Sitka Nature Windy Day

Fort Greely Stands Firm in Face of North Korean Threat

FORT GREELY, Alaska, Oct. 11, 2017 — A small, remote Alaskan post bordered by mountains and moose herds, Fort Greely is America’s major line of defense against long-range enemy rockets.

Fort Greely Stands Firm in Face of North Korean Threat