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907 Updates March 11, 2018

By Cameron Mackintosh: Man hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after West Anchorage shooting
By Alex DeMarban: United Steelworkers sues BP after it cut union-represented positions on North Slope
By Zach Rover: Avalanche danger for the western Prince William Sound
By Emily Carlson: Tribal Council asks governor to shut down Bethel liquor store
So does one need separate facilities for both sides of transgender? How is this handled where you live?
Courtesy of Suzanne Downing’s Must Read Alaska

By Suzanne Downing: Transgender files complaint against shelter for abused women
If indeed AWAIC is helping transgendered persons file complaints against another women’s shelter over the issue of men seeking entry into a place reserved for the safety of traumatized women, then the AWAIC board of directors may have some new policy decisions to make.
Sen. Mia Costello is running a survey on social media regarding crime and Senate Bill 91. We’ve heard that over 400 Alaskans have taken the five-question survey. Take the survey here.
By Annie Zak: Shop Talk: Anchorage piñata maker works to turn hobby into business
By Associated Press: Kenai officials plan expansion for city cemetery
By Liz Raines: Women mushers to girls: ‘You can be anything you want to be’
Bearss Blog: The solitude of the trail
Rasmusson Foundation: Advocate for causes: Mike Navarre joins Rasmuson Foundation Board as first member from the Kenai
Rasmuson Foundation News Bittersweet goodbye: Good luck to our Smart guy
By Kat Sorensen: What does a 1st-time Alaska visitor read to get ready?
By Ben Henning 49Writers, Inc: Literary Roundup | March 9-15, 2018
Congratulations Diane Demoski and LeAnn Marquard!
By Jacob Mann: Twin teachers retire from Burchell
By Tim Rockey: Jenski Automotive officially back from the ashes after ribbon cutting
Alaska Highway News: WATCH: The Swedish Trapper
Such is the journey of documentary filmmaker Viktoria Sahl, who travelled the globe to chronicle the story of Hedin, best known locally for his heroics trying to save 17 American soldiers from drowning in Charlie Lake during the building of the Alaska Highway.
By Patrick Endres – In keeping with a year-in-review tradition, I’ve selected 100 photos that reflect favorite sights and experiences in 2016.

907 Updates March 08, 2018

By Leroy Polk: Eagle River man gets 14 years for child porn, however he is on the loose
By Kalinda Kindle: Gunfire hits several homes and vehicles
By Heather Hintze: Man pleads guilty to raping unconscious, underage girl
By Daniella Rivera: Suspected repeat car thieves qualify for mandatory release
By Nathaniel Herz: An Anchorage trash company took an iconic neon palm tree. Now the feds want it back.
By Devin Kelly: Major Anchorage businesses come out against Prop. 1 as out-of-state money pours in
By Zaz Hollander: First the rabbits disappeared. Now Seward’s coyotes are killing dogs.
By KTVA Web Staff: Australian man falls through Arctic Village ice
By Assoicated Press: Tribes clear longest Kuskokwim road to date amid warm winter
Thank you Analisa Cederberg!
By Shawn Wilson: VIDEO: Eagle River student potter makes bowls to help the needy
By Associated Press: Navy begins under-ice submarine exercise off Alaska coast
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: Sterling Highway bypass project one step closer to construction
By Daybreak Staff: Mic Check in the Morning: TAIKOPROJECT
By Daybreak Staff: Workforce Wednesday: Skratch app

907 Updates March 07, 2018

By Chris Klint: Numerous shots fired in East Anchorage neighborhood
By Daniella Rivera: Car theft suspect skips court while on 2nd release with pretrial supervision
By Erica Martinson: Tax code change could mean a break for Alaskans on utility bills
By Blake Essig: Hugh Neff has unique suggestion for over-50 mushers on Iditarod trail
By Richard Mauer: At Day 50 in Juneau, bad blood is surfacing
By Jack Carney: ASD budget awaits vote from Muni-Assembly
Anchorage The Anchorage Assembly opted to wait until its next meeting on Tuesday, March 20th before deciding whether to approve the appropriate funds for the Anchorage School Districts 2018-2019 Budget. The Assembly can only total the amount of money the school system needs, not designate what and where the ASD spends those dollars.
“All I need to be successful in life I learned from playing hockey…?” $200,000 for coaching hockey. He could coach for free if it’s so important to him.
By Beth Bragg: Former UAA hockey coach laments lack of success, says university commitment lacking
Thomas, whose $200,000 annual salary made him the athletic department’s highest-paid employee, is the fifth man to serve as UAA’s head hockey coach. He’s the fourth in a row who failed to win with consistency.
By Assoicated Press: Alaska regulator wants to hold oil companies accountable for spills
By Cameron Mackintosh: Anchorage birth center reports rise in pregnant women suffering from opioid addiction
“What Pay it Forward recovery is allowing people to do is apply for the funds to be able to get into an inpatient treatment program, even if they have to go out-of-state,” she explained. “Then when they get back, they’re able to pay back the money. And that money is used to pay for the next addict that’s still suffering.”
Robert Archibald: GUEST COMMENTARY Owning Horses & Stakeholders not far apart on oil transport in Prince William Sound
Rasmusson Foundation: Parting thoughts from Foundation’s Smart: “Transformative work that impacts individual lives”
Mms Everyday Alaska Family Features: Garlic cream elbows with sun-dried tomatoes and basil

Matt Goff Sitka Nature Show #150 – Lauren Bell

The February 4th show featured a conversation with Lauren Bell, has been working with the Sitka Sound Science Center and recently began her graduate studies at the University of Santa Cruz. As part of that work, she has begun looking at the ecology of kelp forests in Sitka Sound, and we talked about that, as well as a project looking at subsistence, biodiversity, and change in Sitka Sound.

Read more and download the radio show -> Sitka Nature Show #150 – Lauren Bell

907 Updates March 06, 2018

By Liz Thomas: 2 entrapped in overnight Midtown collision
By Daniella Rivera: Reduced bail denied again for leader of alleged drug ring
By Michelle Theriault Boots: Facing severe backlog of long-delayed criminal cases, Alaska attorneys try a new strategy
By Nathaniel Herz: Alaska House proposal would add cash to public defenders’ budget to stave off crisis
By Laurel Andrews: Army tanker spills jet fuel in crash on Richardson Highway
By Matt Miller, KTOO: Judge plans to dismiss felony PFD fraud charges filed against former Fisheries Board nominee
By Kyle Hopkins, Tegan Hanlon: Mushers say the Iditarod can be saved. Here’s how.
By Leroy Polk: Man wanted for allegedly punching Anchorage mall security guard
By Mike ross: Prop 1 supporters speak to Anchorage School Board
By Kalinda Kindle: Town Hall discusses $1-billion sale of ML&P
Anchorage voters will consider a proposition on April 3rd to authorize the sale of ML&P to Chugach Electric.
By James Gaddis: Teacher of the Week: Joyce Banks

Iditarod 46 LIVE blog: First musher greeted in Nikolai

One Alaska Update: Keeping up with Gov. Bill Walker

A Note From Gov. Walker…

Fellow Alaskan –

Increasing hours of daylight, the start of the Iditarod, fresh snow across Alaska – it feels good to be home after attending the National Governors Association (NGA) in Washington D.C.

Each year at NGA, I connect with Governors from across the United States. We come together to tackle issues that face our constituents without the politics that can divide us. These connections, beyond party lines, led to the work I did with Governor Kasich (R-OH) and Governor Hickenlooper (D-CO) when we released the bipartisan health care blueprint. Through NGA and back home, I continue to work on solutions that benefit all Alaskans.

This week has been all about Alaska and the Iditarod, from attending the Mushers Banquet, the Ceremonial Start in Anchorage and traveling to Willow for the official start. Donna and I wish all the mushers safe and swift travels to Nome.

As we continue to move forward with progress on the Alaska LNG gasline, we recognize the demand for LNG worldwide. We acknowledge and are aware of the potential for LNG shortage by mid-2020’s and continue work on the project to have Alaska LNG to the market by that time.

Read complete newsletter -> One Alaska Update: Keeping up with Gov. Bill Walker

49 Writers, Inc. -> Literary Roundup | March 2-8, 2018

Marilyn Sigman’s Entangled: People and Ecological Change in Alaska’s Kachemak Bay (University of Alaska Press) | details | See below for upcoming events and stay tuned for more

Laura Hartema’s Bering Sea Strong | A memoir: “How I found solid ground on open ocean.”

Kersten Christianson’s Something Yet to Be Named | (Aldrich Press), poetry.

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Marion Owen -> How a medical emergency launched my new love affair with plants

It all began when a medical emergency cut short our vacation on October 22, 2016. Soon afterwards, I was invited to be the keynote speaker at the Alaska State Master Gardeners Conference on April 22, 2017. Earth Day. I knew I couldn’t just give a ra-ra speech about how to grow vegetables. What follows is the Powerpoint presentation I shared at the conference. I’m posting it on my blog with the hope that it will save someone’s life…

Read complete article -> How a medical emergency launched my new love affair with plants

UAA Dental Program

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907 Updates March 05, 2018

By KTVA Web Staff: Troopers: Knife-wielding teen assaults brothers
By Assoicated Press: AR-15-style gun found near Juneau school on same day as Florida shooting
By Kalinda Kindle: Alaska Filmmakers host community discussion on sexual assault
By Cameron Mackintosh: Funding boost called for Alaska public defenders agency
By Daniella Rivera: Third-party custodians becoming thing of the past in Anchorage
By Assoicated Press: States mull ‘sanctuary’ status for marijuana businesses
By Assoicatedf Press: Fire department offers free opioid overdose rescue kits
By Moms Everyday Alaska Family Features: Slow-cooked pork with soy and smashed sweet potatoes