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907 Updates September 17, 2017

By Samantha Angaiak: Hostetler Park renovation project wraps up, honors victims of violent crimes
They died in a fire, is a candlelit vigil appropriate?
By Cameron Mackintosh: Candlelit vigil held for 5 sisters killed in Butte fire
by Patrick Moussignac: 5K race highlights recovery from opioid addiction
On Sunday at 3 p.m, The 3rd Annual “Let’s Make Recovery The Epidemic” drug awareness rally is taking place at the Delaney Park Strip. A flyer with details is available on REAL About Addiction’s website.

Author: Beth Bragg At 102, Bettie Upright is ‘something to behold’ at Alaska Senior Games
By Jim Paulin, The Dutch Harbor Fisherman: Unalaska city manager resigns


The Alaska Women’s Show 2017

Mic Check in the Morning: The Anchorage Festival of Music
By Karla Peterson: San Diego literary adventures that go beyond the book
Since then, McBeth has organized book-themed trips to Alaska with author and photographer Lynn Schooler and a jaunt to Paris and Provence with the late Susan Vreeland, as the San Diego author recreated the journey behind her book, “Lisette’s List.”

Who apologizes? – Craig Medred

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907 Updates September 16, 2017

By Kortnie Horazdovsky: FIRE SAFETY: Tips to teach kids how to respond in a fire
By Sean Maguire: 2017 PFD announced on state’s website
By Sean Maguire: Former Alaska First Lady Ermalee Hickel dies at age 92

Rescind SB91,tougher penalties.
By Blake Essig: Lawmakers to discuss public safety during October special session
“This administration advocates for revisions to the law that would give courts the discretion to impose some jail time to those that commit class C felonies or repeat theft offenses,” said Jahna Lindemuth, Alaska Attorney General. “I believe the threat of jail time will provide a better deterrent and incentivize offenders suffering from drug addiction to actually get treatment.”

Many lawmakers have sounded off regarding the governor’s announcement Friday. Although all say they’re committed to making Alaska safer and are pleased Gov. Walker added SB 54 to the upcoming special session, some lawmakers, like Rep. Lance Pruitt of Anchorage, say SB 54 doesn’t go far enough.

The next special session is scheduled for October 23.

By Sean Maguire: A member of the U.S. Army could face 20 years in prison for airman assault
By Associated Press: Sisters sentenced for embezzling funds intended to repair Savoonga homes and buildings
Federal prosecutor Bryan Schroder says 60-year-old Sylvia Toolie was sentenced Tuesday to eight months in federal prison and ordered to repay $69,563 to the tribe.

U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Burgess sentenced 57-year-old Peggy Akeya to five years’ probation, three months home confinement and 120 hours of community service. She was ordered to repay $14,855.

By AP: Crew abandons ship off Alaska coast
Great idea! I encourage Chris & Mark to create and fund their Facebook Utopia. This model will show how well it works. What could possibly go wrong?
By Leroy Polk: Facebook co-founder tours Anchorage, eyes PFD for national implementation
By Michelle Ma: Old Fish Few and Far Between under Fishing Pressure
By Sharon Parmet: Poor Sleep Hastens Progression of Kidney Disease

907 Updates September 15, 2017

By Sean Maguire: Former Alaska First Lady Ermalee Hickel dies at age 92

By KTVA Web Staff: Local business owner pens note to ‘criminals of Anchorage’

By Victoria Taylor: Chugiak Volunteer Fire Department hires its first paid Chief
By Sean Maguire: Alaska’s congressional delegation celebrate Alaska wild salmon in D.C.
By Austin Baird: Alaska will not join lawsuits challenging DACA repeal
Reality Check w/ John Tracy: Alaska’s opioid epidemic may be understated

Health Fair Schedule – Fall 2017

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Easy To Make Dream Pillows | Little House Big Alaska

Easy To Make Dream Pillows, little herb or flower filled pillows you tuck inside your pillow for a lovely dreamy night of sleep.

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907 Updates September 14, 2017

By Daniella Rivera & Heather Hintze: Anchorage law enforcement cracking down on fentanyl sales


By Victoria Taylor: City leader asks APD to enforce law ticketing drivers giving money to panhandlers
The department said there are no records of citations being written to drivers; however, five citations have been written this year to pedestrians for either panhandling, soliciting rides, or disrupting traffic in other ways.
By Samantha Angaiak: City of Wasilla considers plastic bag ban
“Overwhelmingly, they’ve all said if you’re gonna do it, give us a couple months to make the adjustment and if we’re gonna go from one type of carry-out bag to another we need time to get them on the shelves and get them ordered and give us time to either use up or dispose of our old ones,” Cottle said.
By Rebecca Palsha: Anchorage Mayor apologizes for comments regarding crime
By Leroy Polk: Anchorage judge: meth dealer, armed with shotgun, ‘an absolute danger’
By Chris Klint: NOAA: Jet-Ski riders may have harassed Resurrection Bay whales
By CBS: Suicide of teen who made sex tape presents dilemma for schools
Workforce Wednesday: 100th APICC Special
Story Time with Aunt Phil: Robert Service

Yosemite Alice – Craig Medred

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907 Updates September 13, 2017

By Steffi Lee: Police Chief addresses latest crime at Assembly meeting
By Chris Klint: 3 dead, suspect held in Spenard shooting

By KTVA Web Staff: Man steals SUV at gunpoint, rammed by cop car

By Daniella Rivera: Court records detail grievances between Butte fire victims and landlord
By Travis Khachatoorian: Alaska teams up with local marijuana shops in new cannabis warning campaign
According to the AHSO TV ad, “Since 2008, one-third of Alaska’s driving deaths have been attributed to drugs, and drug-related DUIs are on the rise.” With a burning joint underneath the words, the commercial implies marijuana use is behind an increase in drug-related DUI’s from 170 DUIs in 2015 to 183 DUIs in 2016.

The commercial does not cite where those statistics originate. When the AHSO was questioned about the statistics last Wednesday, office manager Tammy Kramer deferred the answer to the marketing agency behind the commercial, Walsh Sheppard.

After multiple calls, an official with Walsh Sheppard did not follow through with providing information about where the statistics come from as of Tuesday evening.
Not to negate the death of her husband but the pilot f’d up. The pilot probably doesn’t have any money. Put the blame on those with money, even though it is not their fault.
By Kyle Hopkins: Widow claims aircraft upgrades played a role in husband’s death
The plane was carrying too much weight and stalled, investigators concluded. “When asked how he calculated the weight and balance for the accident airplane before departure, the pilot said he ‘guesstimated’ it.”
By Samantha Angaiak: 2YH: Prostate Cancer
Providence Cancer Center is currently offering free PSA screenings from September 12- 14 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

To schedule a screening, call 907-212-4799.
By Heather Hintze: Pet photographer raises $8,500 for hurricane relief
Jensen said the money would be split between organizations like the SPCA—Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals—and Best Friends Animal Society, which will help animals impacted by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.
By Blake Essig: New affordable housing development opens in Spenard
By Mike Ross: Bear enters Seward hotel & restaurant

Alaska Institute of Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture & Massage Therapy: What To Do With Rosehips

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