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Health Fair Schedule – Fall 2017

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907 Updates September 14, 2017

By Daniella Rivera & Heather Hintze: Anchorage law enforcement cracking down on fentanyl sales


By Victoria Taylor: City leader asks APD to enforce law ticketing drivers giving money to panhandlers
The department said there are no records of citations being written to drivers; however, five citations have been written this year to pedestrians for either panhandling, soliciting rides, or disrupting traffic in other ways.
By Samantha Angaiak: City of Wasilla considers plastic bag ban
“Overwhelmingly, they’ve all said if you’re gonna do it, give us a couple months to make the adjustment and if we’re gonna go from one type of carry-out bag to another we need time to get them on the shelves and get them ordered and give us time to either use up or dispose of our old ones,” Cottle said.
By Rebecca Palsha: Anchorage Mayor apologizes for comments regarding crime
By Leroy Polk: Anchorage judge: meth dealer, armed with shotgun, ‘an absolute danger’
By Chris Klint: NOAA: Jet-Ski riders may have harassed Resurrection Bay whales
By CBS: Suicide of teen who made sex tape presents dilemma for schools
Workforce Wednesday: 100th APICC Special
Story Time with Aunt Phil: Robert Service

Yosemite Alice – Craig Medred

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907 Updates September 13, 2017

By Steffi Lee: Police Chief addresses latest crime at Assembly meeting
By Chris Klint: 3 dead, suspect held in Spenard shooting

By KTVA Web Staff: Man steals SUV at gunpoint, rammed by cop car

By Daniella Rivera: Court records detail grievances between Butte fire victims and landlord
By Travis Khachatoorian: Alaska teams up with local marijuana shops in new cannabis warning campaign
According to the AHSO TV ad, “Since 2008, one-third of Alaska’s driving deaths have been attributed to drugs, and drug-related DUIs are on the rise.” With a burning joint underneath the words, the commercial implies marijuana use is behind an increase in drug-related DUI’s from 170 DUIs in 2015 to 183 DUIs in 2016.

The commercial does not cite where those statistics originate. When the AHSO was questioned about the statistics last Wednesday, office manager Tammy Kramer deferred the answer to the marketing agency behind the commercial, Walsh Sheppard.

After multiple calls, an official with Walsh Sheppard did not follow through with providing information about where the statistics come from as of Tuesday evening.
Not to negate the death of her husband but the pilot f’d up. The pilot probably doesn’t have any money. Put the blame on those with money, even though it is not their fault.
By Kyle Hopkins: Widow claims aircraft upgrades played a role in husband’s death
The plane was carrying too much weight and stalled, investigators concluded. “When asked how he calculated the weight and balance for the accident airplane before departure, the pilot said he ‘guesstimated’ it.”
By Samantha Angaiak: 2YH: Prostate Cancer
Providence Cancer Center is currently offering free PSA screenings from September 12- 14 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

To schedule a screening, call 907-212-4799.
By Heather Hintze: Pet photographer raises $8,500 for hurricane relief
Jensen said the money would be split between organizations like the SPCA—Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals—and Best Friends Animal Society, which will help animals impacted by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.
By Blake Essig: New affordable housing development opens in Spenard
By Mike Ross: Bear enters Seward hotel & restaurant

907 Updates September 12, 2017

By Leroy Polk & Sidney Sullivan: UPDATE: Man found dead inside Anchorage business, police arrest person-of-interest at Cheney Lake
By Rebecca Palsha: One step at a time: Remembering the victims of 9/11
Lawsuits because some idiot climbed it and hurt themselves?
By Mike Ross: New fence to stop pedestrians from crossing Seward Highway
By Sidney Sullivan: Anchorage K9 catches repeat burglar
How do you protect your chicken coop?
By Chris Klint: Brown bear shot, killed after charging Juneau trooper

By Associated Press: Alaska institute hones research for US Defense Department
The institute, which studies processes related to the physics governing the planet, receives about 15 percent of its funding from the state. The funding was cut by about $4 million per year, which caused the elimination of about 35 positions in recent years.
By Austin Baird: Alaska’s largest newspaper avoids closure as bankruptcy judge approves $1M deal
By Daniella Rivera: Family revives cold case investigation 22 years later

But that wasn’t the case for her youngest sister, Erin Gilbert, and that’s why Juarez is now spending her time making posters and running a newly created Facebook page, “Finding Erin Marie Gilbert“, from her home in Everett, Washington.
Harvesting Alaska: Turning Beets Into Ice Cream

Must Read Alaska – Tone-deaf Patriot Day proclamation, Don Young’s unneeded apology

Source: Must Read Alaska – Tone-deaf Patriot Day proclamation, Don Young’s unneeded apology

One Alaska Update: Keeping up with Gov. Bill Walker

Source: One Alaska Update: Keeping up with Gov. Bill Walker

907 Updates September 10, 2017

By Juan Montes / Victoria Taylor/Sean Maguire: UPDATE: Fatal motorcycle crash closes Seward Hwy, all lanes reopened
By Victoria Taylor: Annual Remembrance Tree Ceremony honors those lost to suicide

Mental Health Community Resources
By Chris Klint: Anchorage traffic stop in felony conviction thrown out
Fishing Report: Fall Fishing Bead Box
By AP: Alaska Native tribes’ sovereign immunity upheld in ruling
Suggestions for park safety?
By Bonney Bowman: Dog owners discuss vandalism, theft at popular park

907 Updates September 09, 2017

By Kyle Hopkins: former Anchorage Daily News and Alaska Dispatch News reporter. Rogoff faces creditors as another potential bidder appears in ADN sale
ByDan Carpenter: Port of Anchorage name change proposed
Anchorage (KTUU) An Anchorage Assembly member is seeking to change the name of the Port of Anchorage to the Port of Alaska. Assembly Chair Dick Traini says his motivation for introducing the ordnance next week is to secure funding to make necessary repairs.
Funds where needed versus siphoned off to overhead? I commend the donors, just wonder about United Way.
By Travis Khachatoorian: $50,000 donated to help Anchorage homeless residents move off the street
Tax the people, don’t cut government’s salary or spending~ Cut the Legislator’ monies.
By Liz Raines: Amid local tax debate, munis urge legislative action

Wish them a safe return.

By Bonney Bowman: Inside the Gates: A ceremonial goodbye to Alaska’s 4/25 Airborne Brigade

Go to bed earlier. Solved. All this drama because some “experts” think high-school kids should start classes at 8:30am, not 7:30am?
By Rebecca Palsha: What time should school start? The Anchorage School district wants to hear from parents
Do you drink this water?
By Mike Ross: Rockfall danger at Seward Highway water pipe
Traffic enforcement to write tickets only might pay for itself in a short period of time.
By Joe Vigil: Anchorage Police writing fewer red light tickets
APD spokesperson Renee Oistad explained the reduction in the number of tickets from 2012 to 2013, saying the department was facing a staffing shortage during that time. She says APD administration took officers from several different units to fill patrol vacancies, which included taking officers from the traffic unit. While APD says that shortage continues today, things will be changing. But, APD has yet to say what those changes will include.

APD says the fine for running a red light is $200 and four points against someone’s license.
Bethel residents deliberately harming their own people?
By Leroy Polk: Undercover operation sees 24 Bethel residents charged with illegal alcohol sales
According to prosecutors, the maximum penalty for a these alleged crimes is one year in jail and a $25,000 fine, and the maximum penalty for a business convicted of selling alcohol without a license is a $500,000 fine.

907 Updates September 08, 2017

I hope they did not suffer too much.
By Leroy Polk, Travis Khachatoorian: Troopers: 5 children confirmed dead in early morning Butte fire
Class. They saw a need and immediately provided it. Maybe fries are not the best idea for First Responders at a fire, but no one doubts Klondike Mike’s sincerity in helping.
By Steffi Lee: Community reacts to Butte fire that killed five children
After hearing the news of the trailer home fire in Butte that killed five children, ages three to 12, Tammie Kerby said she and her colleagues immediately wanted to help.

“I know the first thing out of my boss’s mouth was, ‘Let’s do a spaghetti feed, let’s do what we can to help these guys, let’s raise some money for them'”, Kerby, the manager of Klondike Mike’s in Palmer, said.
By KTVA Web Staff: Man sentenced to 15 years for sexually assaulting ‘incapacitated’ woman
By Matthew Daly: GOP congressman apologizes after lashing out at colleague

By Sean McGuire: State Senator Kevin Meyer files to be candidate for Lt. Governor, no running mate in mind
By Beth Verge: Cook Inlet Belugas Count! happening Saturday
What restitution(s) will they pay? How about banning them from the store(s)?
By Becky Bohrer: Alaska city tries new tack on shoplifting woes: counseling
By Heather Hintze: Valley of the Moon park gets lighting safety improvements, more parking
Parks and Recreation and the Anchorage Park Foundation will hold a Valley of the Moon Fix-It on Saturday, September 9.

By John Tracy: What can Alaska learn from Seattle?

By Jacob Resneck: Historic Alaska newspapers are being posted online