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…
Category: 907 Updates
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
By Devin Kelly: God, gender identity and public restrooms at play in Anchorage’s Proposition 1 debate
By Nathaniel Herz: Alaska House’s budget, without taxes, could drain state savings account in two years
By David A. James: Think you know Arctic expedition history? Try this book.
Agree with Don
By Erica Martinson: Don Young isn’t bothered by hubbub over controversial gun control remarks
By Annie Zak: Open & Shut: A second Summit tea shop and a new marijuana retailer
By Victoria Taylor: A change in command for Anchorage’s Air Guard Wing
By Chris Klint: APD names woman murdered in Turnagain stabbing
By Richard Mauer: Public can weigh in on budget, talk to lawmakers
By Daybreak Staff: ‘Icons of the Iditarod’ chronicles decades of The Last Great Race
By Sidney Sullivan: MAP: See how 2018 Anchorage homicides compare to past deadly years
What essential to a student’s survival in life programs are being cut? Are these the same children that need school to start an hour later? This is an excellent teaching moment, it shows how you have to budget. You can’t keep pissing away money, and cutting back on non essential programs provides real life skills: doing with less.
By Alexis Fernandez: Eagle River High School students stage sit-in to protest budget cuts
“When you are cutting the programs that kids come to school for, you’re showing how highly you prioritize us,” said Kali Spencer, a junior at Eagle River High.
By Laurel Andrews: Alaska’s monthly cannabis tax revenue topped $1 million for first time in January
By Jack Carney: School District hopes voters will approve $50M bond for roof replacements
By Victoria Taylor: Mayor, Police Chief talk about Turnagain Arm, red light enforcement
By Travis Khachatoorian: Juneau’s 102-year-old Palace Theater revitalized by new brewery
By Daybreak Staff: Mic Check in the Morning: Jeffrey Steele
By Scott Gross: Anchorage airport prepares for $100M in runway repairs
By Daybreak Staff: National Consumer Protection Week’s Consumer Forum
Moms Everyday Alaska KTUU: Stay-at-home moms losing out on more than just current income
By Jack Carney: Fred Meyer second large Alaska retailer to change gun-buying age to 21
“It’s not the classification of a weapon if it’s not guns or ammunition, it’s going to be a baseball bat, it’s going to be a knife,” Doughman said.
By KTVA Web Staff: Alleged Fred Meyer shooters fled the state: Docs
The sentence for first-degree attempted murder is between five and 99 years.
By Nathaniel Herz: Legal defenders for Alaska’s poor say they may have to start refusing cases
By Associated Press: Alaska lawmaker takes training after policy vetting pledge
By Associated Press: Homer officials consider opening Spit to marijuana sales
By Associated Press: New high tallied for Alaska marijuana tax collections
By Richard Mauer: New legislators planning to dig in as session reaches halfway mark
By Victoria Taylor: Girl Scouts sell cookies, learn life lessons
By Jeff Lowenfels: Here are the plants you need to start now for them to be ready for summer
By Heather Hintze: Massive Alaska Native ivory collection up for auction
By Nancy Clark: Alaskan Authors
There are a wide variety of authors, both local and not, coming to the Anchorage Public Library before summer arrives.
Animals are a frequent subject of children’s books, including those by Alaskan authors Tricia Brown (Groucho’s Eyebrows), Elizabeth O’Connell (Apun the Arctic Fox), and Barbara and Ethan Atwater (How Raven Got His Crooked Nose: An Alaskan Dena’ina Fable). Brown will be doing a presentation called “Sled Dogs and Other Amazing Animals” for those critter-lovers in the crowd.
For teens, we have Brendan Kiely, author of the best-selling novel All American Boys. This story about two young men, one black and one white, follows their journey as they navigate the fallout of extreme police brutality and the media storm that results from it.
The Sea Lion of the Month for March is ~35. This sea lion was in the first group of sea lions that was marked on Gillon Point (Agattu Island) back in 2011 and has had a pretty adventurous life so far! When this female was marked on June 23, she weighed about 53 pounds (24.2 kg) and was almost 3.5 feet (105 cm) long.
By Zaz Hollander: Man charged with stabbing death of woman during fight, Anchorage police say
By Leroy Polk: Attempted murder, knife attack in Wasilla ends in arrest
By Chris Klint: Trooper K-9’s killer gets 10-year federal sentence
By Scott Gross: A new reality: Students train for active shooters in school
By Nathaniel Herz: A $5,000 PFD check? As boosters push for it, lawmakers dismiss it as ‘instant gratification’
By Marc Lester: Kamaka Hepa’s shot, from behind the Arctic Circle
By Devin Kelly: Anchorage’s first-ever tax on gas and diesel fuel takes effect Thursday
By Brad Keithley: GUEST COMMENTARY: U.S. needs a plan to address the debt, now
By Associated Press: Popular Alaska peak weighs new rules for climbers’ poop
By Leroy Polk: Registration deadline almost here to vote in upcoming April election
By Nancy Clark: Libraries are synonymous with reading, but the flip-side of that is writing. Without writers, we wouldn’t have all of those books on the shelves, on audiobooks, and in eBook form.
By Mike Kilen: Iowa woman finds solace from pain in dogs who will lead her in Iditarod
Moms Everyday Alaska Kristi Larson: Making healthier choices at fast food restaurants
Friendly reminder for all artists: deadline for the 2018 Individual Artist Awards (IAA) is Thursday, March 1. Let the words of two-time recipient Christy NaMee Eriksen inspire you.
Name: Christy NaMee Eriksen
IAA Discipline: Presentation/interpretation
IAA Career Stage: Emerging
Awards: Project Awards in 2013 and 2016
By Daniella Rivera: Alleged leader of drug ring requesting reduced bail again
Because Knight’s case is a 2017 case, the State’s new pretrial risk assessment tool is not being used to determine her release.
If convicted, Knight faces up to 99 years in prison.
By Associated Press: High temperatures bring waves to Bering Strait village
By Laurel Andrews: Up to 3,000 gallons of fuel oil spilled in ‘critical habitat’ north of Kodiak
By Richard Mauer: Gun bill will get airing in Juneau
By Lauren Maxwell: Kuspuk Project marks toll of violence against Native women
By Samantha Angaiak: 2YH: How yoga therapy is easing healing process for cancer survivors
By Daybreak Staff: ‘Go Red for Women’: Cardiologist gives heart health tips
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: Alaska is insurance company’s testing ground for health portal
By Bob Hallinen, Loren Holmes: Oddly soothing: Watch as a plow clears a snowy Anchorage street
Iditarod 46: Live race blog
By Annie Zak: Company that owns Humpy’s and other Anchorage bars files for bankruptcy