Tag: AK News

907 Updates March 07, 2017

Nathaniel Herz: Alaska Gov. Walker unveils bill to combat opioid abuse


Devin Kelly: Cops, contracts: What to know about Tuesday’s Anchorage Assembly meeting   Anchorage Assembly meeting


Michelle Theriault Boots:  Sea lion boards fishing boat, attacks fisherman in Sand Point


Alex DeMarban: Cook Inlet gas pipeline leak is a hazard and must be repaired, feds say


Nathaniel Herz: Senator proposes PFD lottery to boost education




907 Updates March 06, 2017

Nathaniel Herz: Where’s Walker? Governor keeps his distance from legislative budget fight


Software programs, problems and costs in your city?
Devin Kelly:  $40 million Anchorage software project has had ‘no measurable benefit,’ mayor says


Zaz Hollander: The price of ice: Matanuska Glacier land owner requires $100 tours for first-time visitors


Michelle Theriault Boots: Bethel-based Yute Air shuts down suddenly



Nicholas Wade, The New York Times: The mammoth’s last stand: How the Wrangel Island herd died off

907 Updates March 05, 2017


Alex DeMarban: Alaska governor asks Trump to throw his weight behind Alaska LNG project


Alaska Dispatch News: Photos: Sunny skies greet Iditarod ceremonial start


Nathaniel Herz: Alaska lawmakers are following a budget path that’s ended in gridlock before. Will it be different this time?



Yereth Rosen: Archaeologists say they’ve found the campsite used by survivors of legendary ‘doomed’ ship


Tara Neilson: Alaska’s Women Warriors

907 Updates March 04, 2017


Mike Campbell: Ample snow removes big headache for Iditarod ceremonial start crews



Lisa Demer: Bethel readies itself for the cultural explosion of Cama-i Dance Festival




Nathaniel Herz: Alaska lawmakers allowed big hike in expense payments, thanks to the feds



Chris Klint, Jerzy Shedlock: 2 survive ditching and sinking of plane off Ketchikan



Alex DeMarban: Agency fines Hilcorp Alaska $200,000 for incident it says nearly killed 3 workers


907 Updates March 03, 017


Generous gift.
Chris Klint: People displaced in fatal apartment fire get cash gift; ‘person of interest’ located


Alex DeMarban: State raises concerns about tugs to be used for oil tanker escort


Stephan Wiebe: Iditarod co-founder’s grandson will lead the race field


Erica Martinson: Murkowski and Warren urge attorney general to back off marijuana



Laurel Andrews: You could design Alaska’s next license plate

907 Updates March 02, 2017

Who benefit$ first and how much?
Alex DeMarban:  Utility wants to build new dams in sportfish-rich Kenai River watershed


Comments on how this will work for the benefit of citizens?
 Nathaniel Herz: New plan from Alaska House majority would wipe out GOP budget leverage



Fire was deliberately set, people lost their lives so death penalty or life in prison with no parole?
Chris Klint, Jerzy Shedlock : Royal Suite fire deemed arson and homicide; police seek person of interest


Cost benefits and loss of alcohol?
 Lisa Demer: One liquor store is more than enough, says Bethel City Council


Pros and cons of placement?
Alex DeMarban: Group wants gas line to go to Valdez, sparking spat with Nikiski


Cell tower disguises where you live?
Devin Kelly: Long-awaited cellphone tower rises up in Anchorage’s Kincaid Park, disguised as a tree



Tegan Hanlon: Veterinarians check Iditarod dogs’ health ahead of the race



Presented by First National Bank Alaska: MAKING IT: Working from the outside in
SPONSORED: How a landscaping company evolved to include concept-to-completion home remodeling.


Annie Zak: Anchorage shoe store to shutter downtown location


Great photo’s
Twice In A Lifetime



907 Updates March 01, 2017

Jerzy Shedlock:  Avalanches, storm shut down stretch of Dalton Highway


Should providers also tell you what programs you qualify for?  Where is the bill padding most likely to occur?    What are some of the worst medical expenses, totally unnecessary, you know of?
Devin Kelly: Anchorage medical providers must give cost estimates on demand, Assembly says


Jerzy Shedlock: Musher rescued in Denali Park after weeklong snowfall



Laurel Andrews: Alaska marijuana tax revenue dropped in January



Shady Grove Oliver: For Kaktovik musher Ketil Reitan, the Iditarod is just one adventure in a life full of them


Ashley, Alaska Urban Hippie Guardians of the Eggs – Edible Alaska Magazine



Molly Walker: CDC: Overall Fertility Rate Down 10% Among U.S. Women
Population has declined almost every year since 1990
But the largest declines in gross reproduction rate from 1990 to 2014 were seen among American Indian/Alaska Native women (-41%), Hispanic women (-28%), and non-Hispanic black women (-26%). By contrast, the gross reproduction rate among non-Hispanic white women fell 5% during that time. The net reproduction rate (which incorporates mortality rates into the estimates) saw similar, albeit slightly smaller declines among these groups.


Blair Braverman: The Everlasting, Awe-Inspiring Power of Alaska
For 150 years, Alaska has been a part of the United States, and it’s never ceased to amaze



Nina Strochlic: The Woman Who Shaped National Geographic
Pioneering journalist Eliza Scidmore was the magazine’s first official female writer, photographer, and board member.


907 Updates February 28, 2017

Jerzy Shedlock: Anchorage Jewish center receives bomb threat amid incidents nationwide


Alex DeMarban: Claiming millions of dollars missing, an Alaska exploration company sues 2 former executives


Nathaniel Herz: House leader says no to expense cuts for legislators but backs deep cuts to schools


Then they should not be in the business if even the record keeping is a hardship.
 Devin Kelly: Auctioneers, antique dealers and brokers criticize proposed Anchorage metals law


How did he try to save her?
Zaz Hollander: ‘My lost love’: Survivor of Mat-Su fire tried to save trapped girlfriend


Michelle Theriault Boots: How many moose live in Anchorage? For the first time, residents help biologists count


Tegan Hanlon:  When will the 2017 Iditarod start? (And answers to 14 other race questions)

907 Updates February 27, 2017

Unstable soil, Tank farms, Military jets, Railroad are just a few things to consider for ambiance~
Annie Zak: Ship Creek development leaves some worrying: What if there’s an earthquake?


Nathaniel Herz:  Lunches, cell phones, and airport lounge fees: How some Alaska lawmakers use leftover campaign cash



No one saw this coming? If they go dry, then there is no booze to steal.  Problem solved?  
Lisa Demer: Emmonak goes damp and finds a warehouse is targeted by booze thieves



Congratulations Roxy Wright!
Stephan Wiebe: Wright wins 4th Fur Rondy sled dog title – her first in 24 years



Suzanna Caldwell: At Alaska’s only seed-cleaning facility, things are really shakin’

907 Updates February 26, 2017

I hope this is resolved in favor  of those disqualified.
 Dermot Cole: Davis and Simons win Iron Dog after leaders disqualified


Beth Bragg:  In snowshoe softball, what goes down doesn’t easily come back up


Stephan Wiebe: Roxy Wright leads Fur Rondy race by nearly 5 minutes after first heat


Tegan Hanlon: Elusive 5th Iditarod win: Why so many mushers have tried and failed