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Sitka Nature: Heavy Clouds and Showers

Last night I woke up a couple of different times to the sound of heavy rain showers. I think they were mostly short-lived, but they were quite loud. I spent most of the day inside getting some work…

Source: Heavy Clouds and Showers | Sitka Nature

Twice In A Lifetime: Hot Link

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907 Updates October 08, 2017

By Cameron Mackintosh: Assembly holds public testimony for proposed resolutions against SB91
House minority leader Rep. Charisse Millett (R-Anchorage) was one of three state legislators to attend Saturday’s public hearing. She was also one of the lawmakers who voted against SB91 last year.

“We put the cart before the horse with SB91,” Millett told Channel 2. “We should have front-end loaded rehabilitation and mental illness safety nets. We should have had those in place before we did anything about decriminalizing any crimes or lessening penalties for criminals because if you don’t have the safety net, how are you going to expect change?”

The Assembly is scheduled to vote on the two resolutions at its regular Tuesday meeting.


By Patrick Moussignac: Anchorage Assembly hears out more SB 91 concerns
Downtown Anchorage resident Cesar Martison used his time at the podium to decry SB 91’s effects on the community.

“We have got to protect victims,” Martison said. “We have got to protect public safety and Senate Bill 91 has created an environment where crime is thriving, and it is putting people’s lives and people’s property in jeopardy.”

SB 91 might see a few changes in the upcoming weeks, as the Legislature convenes to discuss the bill in its fourth special session this year. State representatives Charisse Millett and Geran Tarr also attended Saturday’s work session to hear the testimony.

The new Assembly resolutions will be introduced at the next Assembly meeting scheduled for Tuesday. The public will get another chance to speak on them on Oct. 24.

By Chris Klint: Ketchikan man arrested after confessing to dockside murder

By Chris Klint: Stove thief floods Willow home with heating oil
Native Corporations comments on helping their people?
By Associated Press: Bethel homeless shelter searches for new home before winter
By Victoria Taylor: Bras with flare bring awareness to breast cancer in creative display
The library plans to hold other Breast Cancer Awareness events this month, including a documentary film on October 26th.

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Alaska Health Fair October Update

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Sitka Nature: Fall Weather

It wasn’t full on fall storm, but at various points during the day, the rain fell hard and it was quite blustery. Temperatures are still holding in the 50s, but I suspect that will end soon. …

Source: Fall Weather | Sitka Nature

What Do I Know?: An Introduction To Anchorage’s Cannabis Market Place – Great Northern Cannabis

Great Alaskan Cannabis, Enlightenment, Alaska Fireweed,

Source: What Do I Know?: An Introduction To Anchorage’s Cannabis Market Place – Great Northern Cannabis

907 Updates October 07, 2017

By Leroy Polk: Man grabs middle school student at East Anchorage bus stop
By Ashleigh Ebert: Anchorage jury finds two men guilty for murder of teen
Superior Court Judge Jack Smith will sentence the defendants on March 21, 2018. A conviction for a first-degree murder charge carries a sentence range of 20 to 99 years

By Sean Maguire: Retired AST K9 dies after distinguished career in law enforcement
Peters explains that when a K9 officer retires, its new owner is in charge of making funeral arrangements. Troopers give the dog’s handler first option to adopt a retiring K9 officer, in the instance of Lutri his handler had adopted him. Zeisel says he also adopted his K9 partner after nine years working together.

“Handlers are with their dog longer than they’re with there family, they literally go home with them, go to work with them. They’re a constant partner, 24-hours a day seven days a week,” said Zeisel.
By Associated Press: Ridle picked to head Alaska Department of Administration

By Sean Maguire: Woman killed during boyfriend’s standoff in Mountain Village

By KTVA Web Staff: Moose’s Tooth sets record sales for family of Vegas shooting victim
By Chris Klint: Beans lead to federal charges in coffee-shop robberies

By Victoria Taylor: Missing piece of Palmer’s iconic water tower to go back on top
By KTVA Web Staff: Kake man shoots up construction trailer with people inside

By Mike Ross: Digital Playground: 4th graders learn tech and teamwork
By Leroy Polk: UPDATE: Some Alaskans still missing their PFD money after payout day

By Liz Raines: Anchorage salon finds new use for human hair

2017 Final Saturday Market

You can’t have too many of these because there’s always moose to take care of leftovers

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“Jamal Townsend and Lammar Burney convicted for the murder of Precious Alex” from Anchorage Police Department : Nixle

On 10/6/17, an Anchorage jury convicted Lammar Burney and Jamal Townsend of first degree murder in connection with the shooting of 15 year old Precious Alex in Mountain View in 2014. Burney, 32, and Townsend, 28, were also convicted of second degree assault for injuring a second person during the shooting and of second degree weapons misconduct. Townsend was convicted of an additional count of first degree weapons misconduct for a drive by shooting that took place ten days before the murder.

Source: “Jamal Townsend and Lammar Burney convicted for the murder of Precious Alex” from Anchorage Police Department : Nixle

Craig Medred:  Back in the game

Arctic Now was a subsidiary of the ADN until recently. How Rogoff managed to fold the Dispatch News, stiff creditors and leave with Arctic Now remains unclear.

So, too, the relationship between website and the ADN. The Arctic Now contact page directs inquiries to David Hulen, the editor of the ADN, and Krestia DeGeorge, a New York-state based editor for the ADN.

Back in the game – Craig Medred