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907 Updates September 26, 2017

By Leroy Polk & Beth Verge: Robbery, shooting near south Anchorage Costco closes Dimond Blvd. down to one lane
By Dan Carpenter: Wasilla Police Dispatcher received commendation following fatal Butte fire

By Cameron Mackintosh: Fairbanks man sentenced to 60 years for murder of estranged wife
The Fairbanks Daily News Miner reports that Gautam pleaded guilty to first degree murder in April of this year. While prosecutors pushed for a sentence of 99 years, Gautam’s attorney asked for 50 years with 10 suspended. Ultimately, superior court judge Bethany Harbison handed down an 85 year sentence with 25 years suspended and 60 to serve.
By Mike Ross: 2 men indicted in connection to 36-firearm theft from Anchorage gun store
By Sean Maguire: Repealing SB-91 “would definitely be a step back,” an argument for reform
If people are left on their own after being released they’re more likely to fall back into using illicit substances says Weiss.

Weiss is careful though to highlight that there are some people who have committed such egregious crimes that they should never be released, public safety then is still very much front of mind.

“As a member of the community, as a mother and grandmother, public safety is something I’m very concerned about,” said Weiss.
By Liz Raines: ‘I’m scared’, Anchorage neighbors air crime concerns at town hall

By KTVA Web Staff: Woman crashes into eastside fire station

By Travis Khachatoorian: Public outcry prompts city to hit brakes on bus depot relocation
By Mike Ross: Engine 557: Getting history back on track

By Mark Thiessen: No more flying with reindeer: Unique Alaska planes to retire

Alaska Highway News September 25, 2017

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One Alaska Update: Keeping up with Gov. Bill Walker

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907 Updates September 24, 2017

By Juan Montes: Cheney Lake reopens following police search for potential evidence in recent homicide
By KTUU Staff: Valdez terminal oil spill continues to grow beyond initial estimates

By Victoria Taylor: Concept designs revealed for Town Square Park
Magic Yarn Project
Heart disease survivor shares her story
From the outside, you’d probably never guess that 21-year-old Sydney Hamilton, who stays busy with schoolwork, a job, and volunteering, among other things, has a deadly heart disease.
Skagit Valley Herald staff Book Corner: Nick Jans
AUTHOR NICK JANS PRESENTATION: Best-selling Alaska author Nick Jans will speak about his newest book “The Giant’s Hand — A Life in Arctic Alaska” at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at the Anacortes Public Library, 1220 10th St. “The Giant’s Hand” is an award-winning essay collection/memoir of Jans’ personal stories and experiences in arctic Alaska.

907 Updates September 23, 2017

Report from KTUU:
By Samantha Angaiak: Alaska Senator calls for repeal of SB91
Senator Mia Costello said she’d rather repeal SB91 than untangle parts that aren’t working at a press conference on Friday.
Report from KTVA:
By Chris Klint: State senator announces move to repeal crime bill SB 91
Memorial for Victimes of Triple Homicide
By Sean Maguire: AST presents a new bike to a heroic six-year-old
Anchorage students grow kindness
By Mike Ross: Crime concerns; businesses seek security training
ANCHORAGE (KTUU) Anchorage businesses have growing concerns over crime in the city, and the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce will host “active shooter training” at its Make it Monday forum on Oct. 2nd.
By Caslon Hatch: Vice President Pence calls Alaska radio stations advocating health care bill
By Sean Maguire: Alaska DHSS releases preliminary analysis into Graham-Cassidy’s impact on Alaska
Meanwhile, Vice President Mike Pence called into Dave Stieren’s radio show on KFQD, in order to advocate for the bill, saying it lets leaders in Juneau make decisions about healthcare, rather than those in Washington D.C.

“If people believe leaders in Juneau know better what’s for Alaska than Washington D.C. ever will, if people want to get rid of the mandate that requires them to buy health insurance or pay a penalty, I just encourage them to call both of your senators,” said Pence.
By Emily Carlson: Court deals with mess former ADN owner left behind
Frontiers: A Love Story History Lesson Rolled Into One
By Lix Raines: Walker introduces tax on Alaska wages
By Daybreak Staff: ‘Be Compassionate’ a message from Miss Alaska 2017
Next week, Klapperich will be in Anchorage schools talking about suicide prevention. To learn more about her platform, visit her Facebook page.
By Daybreak Staff: Mic Check in the Morning: Blaze and Eric
The duo will be at the “Sober AF” party in Spenard at the Church of Love. It features mocktails and a supporting community geared towards recovering from addiction. The show begins at 7 p.m. and runs until 11 p.m.
By Liz Thomas: #ShareIt11: Fall is in the air!

What Do I Know?: By-Lines Alaska Dispatch Readers Won’t See Anymore At The ADN [UPDATED]

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Alaska Highway News Local Highlights 

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Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman  Daily Update

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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Sep. 21, 2017 | Alaska Public Media

VP Pence calls in to Anchorage talk radio; Significant layoffs hit ADN, with more changes ahead; New Hilcorp contract pushes Interior Energy Project along; Commercial pot growers paid GVEA more than $500,000 over the past year; Flood watch for Kenai River drainage as dammed lake releases; Spill reported at Valdez Marine Terminal; Ft. Wainwright soldier charged with assaulting infant son; Budget glitch could leave ferries without funding; Alaska could become climate change refuge for tropical fish; Sitka hatchery’s chum run funds improvements; Juneau’s Housing First prepares to open its doors; Gambell’s new health clinic now open to patients Listen now

Source: Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Sep. 21, 2017 | Alaska Public Media

907 Updates September 22, 2017

By Leroy Polk: Shots fired at Anchorage police officers, one man arrested following chase
By Kyle Hopkins: Burglary victim leads Anchorage police to stolen goods using find-my-phone app
Anchorage Assembly Calls for Changes to SB91
By Liz Raines: Gov. Walker speaks out against healthcare reform
By Travis Khachatoorian: Proposed ASD bus barn relocation causes backlash from area residents
By Rebecca Palsha: “I am Alaskan. I love her”–immigrants talk about their journey to learn English
By KTUU Staff: Crews clean up oil spill in Valdez estimated to be less than 100 gallons
By Sean Maguire: Department Interior to give $850,000 to Alaska for outdoor recreation
Congratulations Ephimia Moonin-Wilson and Brandon Moonin!
By Samantha Angaiak: Sugt’stun language teachers achieve milestone
By Sidney Sullivan: Driver hits moose: 300 pound carcass donated to Haines school lunch program
Family Starts Scholarship for Teen Killed in Motorcycle Crash
By KTVA Web Staff: Cast your vote for Alaska’s next artistic license plate
Click here to cast your vote for your favorite!

By Laurel Downing Bill: Story Time w/ Aunt Phil: Cruise ship sinks near Juneau
By Daybreak Staff: Mic Check in the Morning: The Ballroom Thieves