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Twice In A Lifetime: Solace

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What Do I Know?: SB91, Anchorage Assembly, Public Anger Over Crime

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907 Updates October 14, 2017

By Chris Klint, Bonney Bowman and Liz Raines: 2nd Anchorage school student targeted in abduction attempt
By Kyle Hopkins: State mistakenly charges faraway college student with Anchorage car theft
By Sean Maguire: Winter heating bills set to rise from colder weather and higher energy costs
By Samantha Angaiak: Aviation business reports “av gas” theft issues
By Mike Ross: Baby whale rescue: experts from across U.S. treat beluga calf
By Caslon Hatch: Two weeks of enforcement, dozens of citations issued on Seward Highwa
By Alexis Fernandez: Mexican consulate on wheels in Anchorage this weekend
The Consulate on Wheels will be available October 14 to October 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Northway Mall.
By Leroy Polk: Man sentenced to 28 years for Muldoon hardware store robbery
ANCHORAGE (KTUU) – A superior court judge handed down a hefty sentence in court on Friday, stemming back to a robbery in June of this year, that ended with an exchange of gunfire. William Travis McCann, 45, will serve 28 years in prison, after pleading guilty to robbery, assault, and misconduct with a weapon.

Thank you Maria Caruso!
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: Red Cross sends Alaska volunteer to California fires
ANCHORAGE (KTUU) – The Red Cross of Alaska is sending a Disaster Workforce Specialist to California to assist with volunteer coordination with the devastating wildfires still burning across the state.

Maria Caruso left Alaska Thursday afternoon to assist.
He shot the abusive boyfriend of the neighbor. However the man was running away at the time of the shooting. What is the PTSD this young man suffers from?
By Chris Klint: Man convicted of 2014 murder after neighbors’ argument
By Lauren Maxwell: After 42 years, beloved postman still delivering to same Anchorage neighborhood
By Daybreak Staff: Mic Check in the Morning: Shane Russel
By Daybreak Staff: Harlem Globetrotter Zeus McClurkin
By Daybreak Staff: Adopt-a-Pet: Manu and Monster

Alaska Public Media

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Kenai National Wildlife Refuge PEEPS Program – AK on the GO

An innovative program at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge offices in Soldotna provides little ones with nature-based preschool.

Source: Kenai National Wildlife Refuge PEEPS Program – AK on the GO

What Do I Know?  “Closed, But Still Awesome” – Snapshots Of San Francisco

Blog on how we know through coverage of anything that catches my eye from Alaska, politics, birds, media, people, to theater and film.

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“Arrests Made for Vehicle Theft and Joyriding” from Anchorage Police Department : Nixle

Three people were inside the vehicle. The driver, Nicholas Philemoff was arrested for vehicle theft and theft in the second degree. The passangers Christopher Chuckwuk and Zane Roberts were both charged with criminal mischief.

The criminal mischief charges were made possible by the recent change in Muni Ordinance passed by the Anchorage Assembly Tuesday night.

Source: “Arrests Made for Vehicle Theft and Joyriding” from Anchorage Police Department : Nixle

Literary Roundup | October 13-26, 2017 – 49 Writers, Inc.

Our upcoming season of workshops, classes, Reading & Craft Talk Series and Crosscurrents events, and special events is mostly up on online. Registration is open for classes in Anchorage and Fairbanks! Congrats to Seth Kantner, recipient of a 2017 Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grant! Congratulations to current and former 49 Writers board members Matthew Komatsu and Don Rearden, as well as Mary Rosanne Katzke, … Read More

Source: Literary Roundup | October 13-26, 2017 – 49 Writers, Inc.

907 Updates October 13, 2017

What options do you use to stay safe?
By Lauren Maxwell: Police offer tips to help homeowners stay safe


By Sean Maguire: The State Central Committee of the Alaska Republican Party withdraws support for SB-91

John Tracy: Reality Check: SB 91 puts budget cuts before public safety
As legitimate as the goals of SB 91 were, there’s little doubt that many in Juneau also saw it as a good way to cut the budget. In a sideways nod to Chilkoot Charlie, they took the savings and passed the bill on to us. And now communities are paying the price.
Why are children playing on/in the street?
By Rebecca Palsha: Residents call for safety improvements on Silver Fox Lane
“There are kids everywhere on that street – they’re in the parking areas,” Price said. “They spill out onto the road year round, so it’s a scary problem. I think about that all the time, especially now that I’m a parent. There’s no safe place for kids to play outside on our street.”
By Leroy Polk: One shot, another held at gunpoint following failed car theft attempt
By Naomi Klouda: Elders & Youth speakers provide from one century to next
By Victoria Taylor: Anchorage Assemblyman backs initiative to get stolen bikes back to owners
By Mike Ross: Pride & patriotism: Service H.S. JROTC cadets give back to community
Congratulations Ben Walker!
By Sidney Sullivan: State announces 2018 Alaska Teacher of the Year recipient
By KTVA Web Staff: Alaska Run for Women awards over $231,000 in grants
The 11 organizations awarded include:

YWCA Encore Plus — $65,000
American Cancer Society (ACS) — $4,500
Breast Cancer Center for Detection — $20,000
Norton Sound Health Corporation — $22,625
Let Every Women Know — $4,000
Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT) — $19,500
Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic (KBFPC) — $30,000
Affinityfilms — $6,250
Anchorage Young Cancer Coalition (AYCC) — $2,250
UAA Clinical Research — $15,000
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) — $42,000

At least 70 percent of the grants stay in Alaska.

By Bonney Bowman: Free flu shot clinics as season starts to pick up
Friday, Oct. 20
ASD Education Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 25
Clark Middle School from 12:15 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Fairview Elementary School from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Service High School from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sand Lake Elementary School from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 26
Clark Middle School from 12:15 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Fairview Elementary School from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sand Lake Elementary School from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
By Laurel Downing Bill: Story Time with Aunt Phil: The Alaska conspiracy myth

Alaskanomics Local Government State Aid October 12, 2017

Source: Thursday, October 12, 2017
Local Government State Aid

By Mouhcine Guettabi, assistant professor of economics, Institute of Social and Economic Research, UAA