Tag: AK News

907 Updates February 13, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Triple-murder suspect claims self defense, points finger at state’s key witness; Alaska firefighter to climb Seattle’s tallest building for cancer awareness; Senators: Home-school families can opt out of Alaska Reads Act; Bikers Fighting Hunger food drive aims to fill food bank shelves; Bill opens absentee voting by mail list and more ->
KTUU: Anchorage cargo flights continue as coronavirus cases rise; Alaska USA FCU members being targeted in phishing campaign; Alaska labor officials scrap training requirement changes; ‘I was sick because I tried to quit drinking’ — After years of drinking, an Anchorage man finds a way to quit; Afordable tech gifts for valentines day. More ->
KTOO Pubiic Media: Alaska DEC seeks to replace Ocean Rangers, use some funds for shoreside wastewater plants; Coin commemorating Alaska Native civil rights leader Elizabeth Peratrovich released and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Tuntutuliak Leader, VPO Praise Stray Dog Removal And Adoption Effort and more ->
Alaska Native News: Governor Dunleavy Introduces Alaska Lottery Corporation Act and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks man dies in pedestrian hit and run incident; Coronavirus versus influenza: signs to look out for and steps for preventative care; MILITARY REPORT: Fort Wainwright soldiers continue mission in Iraq as deployment nears end and more ->
The Skagway News: Nature writer will keynote 11th annual North Words Symposium
Alaska Journal of Commerce, Sherrie Laurie GUEST COMMENTARY: Hilcorp employees give hope to Downtown Hope Center

Craig Medred: Crap

907 Updates February 12, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Assembly names February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month; A $10M treatment was supposed to protect Alaska roads — it didn’t work; Alaska Community Foundation takes control of BP Energy Center; UAA apprenticeship program looks to help fill statewide mechanic shortage; Travel Tuesday: New Visit Anchorage travel guide available now and more ->

KTUU: Dangerous avalanche conditions across Southcentral; Winter Weather Advisory For Seward Highway through Turnagain Pass; Drivers: there’s a decades-old Alaska insurance law you should know about; Both sides urge regulators to move fast in Chugach, ML&P sale; Hilcorp-BP sale details to remain confidential, regulators ask for more financial info; Spotlight on Youth: Helping the homeless; UPDATE: Shops in Anchorage coming and going and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Operators of flight that crashed near Tuntutuliak had 3 other incidents in 2019; ‘We will rebuild’: Kaktovik prioritizes getting kids back to class following school fire; Prospector’s 50-year-old mining claim could be a boost for Constantine’s new mining project near Haines and more ->

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Bethel Cabs No Longer Accepting Medicaid Vouchers; Kuskokwim River Too Rough For Travelers In Upper Kuskokwim Area; Final Feasibility Plan For Red Devil Mine Clean Up Released; Future Of Salmon In A Warming World – Part 2; Bethel Search And Rescue Provides Tips On How To Survive A Winter Storm and more ->
Alaska Native News: Fairbanks Son Arrested in Domestic Violence Incident that Ended in Barricade; 10 Years for Clint Registe in July Brittney Sparks Shooting for Felon in Possession and more ->
Fairbnaks News Webcenter 11: What should you do if you hit a moose? AST gives the do’s and don’ts; DOT holding open house on February 19 for Airport Way/Steese Expressway Interchange project; New online genetics course allows college students to learn DNA Sequencing on a flexible schedule and more ->

KTOO News Department: Watch: Chief Justice Joel Bolger’s 2020 State of the Judiciary address

Suzanne Downing, Must Read Alaska: Breaking: Senate confirms Josh Kindred for U.S. District judge, 134th judge confirmed; Liz Vazquez is new head of Violent Crimes Comp. board and more ->

Craig Medred: Fishery chaos

907 Updates February 11, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Trial set to begin in 2017 triple murder; Polaris students ask school board to keep safety and security guard; Internships set ANSEP students up for success in science; Assembly members discuss Port of Alaska project; 25 Years of BP Teachers of Excellence: Wasilla Middle School receives STEM grant; Illuminated art highlights climate change in Anchorage and more ->
KTUU: Snowmachiner dies in avalanche near Cooper Lake; UPDATE: APD asks for help to find suspect in Fairview disturbance; Man wounded, arrested after firing rifle at Willow home; 2YH: Helping heal the mind by resting it; Ninilchik Emergency Services announces a new interim board; Baxter Spelling Bee and more ->
KTOO Public Media: How did the Nunam Iqua boys get lost on the snowy tundra? They were chasing a fox.; Alaska DOT plans to cut costs at 18 rural airports; As tourism grows in Ketchikan, some wonder if a few wild places can remain truly local; Caribou were restored to the Nushagak Peninsula in the ’80s. Now there are so many, they’re depleting the food they depend on and more ->
Alaska Native News: Three Stranded Bikers Rescued near White Mountain and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: UAF research team uses drones to help the community; Wandering Bear Gallery exhibits photos taken by Fairbanks’ homeless population as well as spine-tingling sculptures; Community volunteers work to reopen North Pole HS ice rink after twenty years; Special Olympic Athletes Take to the Slope for Competition and Friendship. More ->
By Alexandra Kelly, Changing America; Trump is creating a task force on missing and murdered Native American women. Here’s what it will do This is the second initiative from the Trump administration to fight violence against indigenous women and girls.
One member of the task force, Tara Sweeney, identifies as a member of the Native Village of Barrow Traditional Iñupiat Government and Iñupiat Community of the Arctic Slope tribes. She is the Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs.

According to ABC News, Sweeney is also a survivor of sexual assault.

The task force will deliver its first report in November 2020.
By Michael S. Lockett, Juneau Empire: Juneau author nominated for Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame She wrote a book highlighting WWII American internment camps
Candess, Redskins News: First Lady Candess visits troops in Alaska
By Elizabeth Chuck and Haimy Assefa, NBC News: She hoped to shine a light on maternal mortality among Native Americans. Instead, she became a statistic of it. Stephanie Snook, who was due with twins, wanted to be interviewed for an article about indigenous women’s high rate of pregnancy-related deaths. She had no idea her own life was at stake.
Alaska Native News: Exploring Women’s Engagement in 30 Years of Alaska Fisheries
Our Third Thirds: Is it hoarding if you’re organized?
Craig Medred: The preference

907 Updates February 10, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Family, friends honor fallen Willow firefighter; Avalanche safety in Alaska’s backcountry; Something Snazzy: Great Dane from Alaska ready for Westminster’s bright lights; Iditarod Trifecta game engages fans worldwide; Frontiers 198: Yup’ik Language Pipeline and more ->
KTUU: Tugboat sets off to investigate sinking of Scandies Rose and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Recovering The Deceased From The Yute Commuter Service Plane Crash; Bethel City Council To Conduct In-Person Interviews For City Manager And City Attorney Positions; Hooper Bay School Reopens Following Flooding Damage and more ->
Alaska Native News: Manokotak Man Dies in Assault, Suspect Charged with Murder II and more ->
By Amy Carney, Alaska State Libraries, Archives, and Museums: Friends of Sheldon Jackson Museum Annual Meeting
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Named The Most Beautiful Small Town In Alaska, Take A Closer Look At Unalaska
Bella Online: RV Travel to Alaska
Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: Juneau Empire changes: General Manager, editor quit with two weeks notice and more ->
Craig Medred: Chief Advisor
Craig Medred: Salmon Fantasies

907 Updates February 09, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Pedestrian dies in Glenn Highway collision; Anglers of all ages gather at 32nd Jewel Lake Ice Fishing Jamboree and more ->
KTUU: Unalaska Dept. of Public Safety investigating death of 18-year-old girl; UPDATE: Fort Wainwright soldier dies in fatal Parks Highway collision south of Cantwell; Off-duty Anchorage police officer recruit charged with burglary, assault; ‘Hundreds of potential victims’ — Two Anchorage residents charged with dozens of counts of mail theft and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Matanuska’s stranded passengers depart as ferry awaits repairs and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: The Long running Hawk Shop TV Show to Air its Final Episode; Special Olympic Athletes Take to the Slope for Competition and Friendship.; Community physics event ‘Astropalooza,’ makes science accessible to all ages; Meteorologists use simple tools for official snow measurements; Meet Destine Poulson, the artist behind this year’s Festival of Native Arts logo and more ->

The Arctic Sounder: Kivalina residents experience power outages during deep cold; Ahgeak steps down as North Slope superintendent; Walker named new NWAB superintendent; ConocoPhillips prepares to deploy ‘The Beast’ and more ->

907 Updates February 08, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Storm moving into Southcentral delivers hurricane-force winds, heavy snow; ‘They shot at me with no weapon on me’: Suspect arraigned after officer-involved shooting; Lynx tries to attack small dog walking on leash in Eagle River; Photovoice project captures unique views on community health; Boy lost in rural Alaska blizzard talks about his ordeal; Anchorage hosts 5th annual Black Business Expo and more ->
KTUU: Ninilchik man collapses, needing emergency help at a meeting over reduced services; Anchorage police identify human remains found in a wooded area two years ago; Air guardsmen, support arrive to JBER after months-long Iraq deployment; Alaska bill proposes renaming road for late Kenai professor; New Katmai Natl. Park permit system proposed and more ->
KTOO Public Media: When the Scandies Rose sunk, he survived. Now he’s grappling with losing his crewmates.; While Alaska’s ferry system is stalled, Haines miners struggle to get to work; Matanuska’s stranded passengers depart as ferry awaits repairs; Hybrid fishing boat quietly makes waves in Sitka Sound; Southeast Alaska has a new marine reptile fossil and it has a Tlingit name and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Future Of Salmon In A Warming World – Part 1 and more ->
Alaska Native News: Pilot’s Name Released in Thursday’s Fatal Yute Air Crash near Tuntutuliak and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: North Pole man found guilty of all counts of sexually abusing babysitter; Police activity in South Fairbanks ends with no arrest; New Fairbanks air quality study kicks off hoping to involve the community and more ->
By Dylan Matthews, Vox: Americans have fewer kids than they say they want. Alaska has a solution. Alaska’s small basic income is causing parents to have more kids.
The Canadian Press, Alaska Highway News: New Carol Shields Prize for Fiction to award $150,000 to female writer
The Delta Discovery: Athanas of Bethel to be Inducted into Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame

Craig Medred: Fish More

907 Updates February 07, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Alaskans testify on bill to provide hate crime protections to LBGTQ community; Inside the Gates: The Arctic’s importance to the world; EasyPark offers free garage parking on First Fridays and more ->

KTUU: Plane crash near Knik Glacier leaves two injured; Ninilchik residents demand answers to changes in emergency services after fire chief’s termination; The United Way of Anchorage is Walking for Warmth Friday; Once Upon Alaska: Project Chariot; Short term relief could come to Knik Goose Bay Road and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Alaska’s largest rural solar project set to break ground in Kotzebue; Students compete in Alaska’s first sanctioned esports state championship and more ->


KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: All Aboard Yute Commuter Service Plane Deceased After Crashing Near Tuntutuliak; Aniak’s Andrea Gusty Takes Over The Kuskokwim Corporation; Kuskokwim Delta Under Wind Chill Advisory Until Feb. 8 and more ->

Alaska Native News: Armed Robber Arrested at Tesoro Attempting to Use Credit Cards and Cash Stolen Checks; Alaska Charter Halibut Operators: Don’t Forget to Register Your Charter Halibut Permit; “AVO Radio” to Bring Volcano Updates to the Airwaves and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: ‘We have to do it when it’s cold’: permafrost tunnel expansion racing clock of warming temperatures; DOT selects “diverging diamond interchange” to upgrade Steese/Johansen intersection; Alaskan musician “Lupyn” balances multiple musical pursuits through hard work and dedication and more ->

The Arctic Sounder: Fire erupts overnight at Kaktovik school and more ->
Suzanne Downing, Must Read Alaska: Blistering report on ARCS conversion upsets Democrats on House committee; JUNEAU POLICE TO REQUIRE SOME CRIMES TO BE REPORTED ONLINE; Juneau Assembly member Carole Triem really loves the Battle of the Books and more ->

Craig Medred: North vs. south

907 Updates February 06, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Barrett pleads guilty to second-degree murder in Grunwald killing; Police ask witnesses to come forward after Northway Mall officer-involved shooting; Students recently returned from China are back in ASD classrooms and more ->
KTUU: Breaking down the known facts and about Novel Coronavirus; Fire Chief terminated as Ninilchik Emergency Services goes through a restructuring; Pebble Partnership submits wetlands impact reduction plan; Uncluttering doesn’t have to be overwhelming, it can be empowering and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Burglars swipe USS Juneau memorial items from local veterans organization; Sex abuse victim advocates say Anchorage Archdiocese report leaves questions unanswered; Alaska Marine Highway shuts down regional service till March and more ->
kYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Mother Of Found Nunam Iqua Children Says They Will Make Full Recovery; No Injuries In Grant Aviation Plane Incident In Hooper Bay; Watch Out For Overflow On Ice Road Between Napaskiak and Oscarville; GCI Upgrades Operating Platforms In Y-K Delta and more ->
Alaska Native News: Office of Special Prosecutions Investigate Wednesday Officer-Involved Shots-Fired Incident at Northway Mall; Get Your REAL ID at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Indigenous women advocates seek Alaska legislative help and more ->

Angela Gonzalez, Athabascan Woman Blog: Amber Hopkins – Koyukon Athabascan Nurse
Barbara Brown, Our Third Thirds: Resolution Rebellion
Craig Medred: When owls attack
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Uncle Leroy’s Coffee In Alaska Got Their Start On A Charming Blue School Bus

907 Updates February 05, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: DPS: Half of nearly 2,600 sexual assault kits tested; Sutton seeks feedback on Jonesville management plan; DOT uses electronic billboards to snag mechanic job applicants; Southcentral Foundation offers free tax filing, flu shots and more at wellness fair; 25 Years of BP Teachers of Excellence: STEM grant awarded to Sitka High School and more ->
KTUU: Grant Aviation flight with eight on board crashes in Hooper Bay; Alaska considers using private ferries for new service areas; Local tour operator feels the effect of coronavirus; City of Sitka to change its seal and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Yellow cedar is dying. Can Southeast Alaska sawmills profit?; Alaska DOT eyes charter vessels for Angoon, Hoonah and Kake; Dunleavy appoints Anchorage business owner to lead Department of Revenue; AIDEA head defends no-bid contract for grandson of major Dunleavy supporter and more ->
Alaska Native News: Anchorage Woman Suffers Serious Injuries following Hammer Attack to the Head; Citizens Assist Anchorage Officers in Locating Fleeing Hit-and-Run Driver; Alaska Army National Guard recruiter recognized for top performance and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: ACLU urges Alaskans to contact governor for immigration help; Trial begins for man charged with eight counts of sexual misconduct and more ->
By Mary Kauffman, SitNews: New thalattosaur species discovered in Southeast Alaska
Rasmuson Foundation: What are the Individual Artist Awards? New videos explain the program and secrets of success.
Tier 1 Grant Program
Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Grants
(up to $10,000)

Apply Now Through: Friday, 13 March 2020 (5pm)

Alaska Children’s Trust recognizes that our future is influenced greatly by the types and level of trauma our children are exposed to, and the amount of resiliency they are equipped with to handle these traumas. Alaska has struggled with some of the highest rates (per capita) of child abuse and neglect in the nation for decades.

Organizations throughout Alaska working to prevent child abuse and neglect are invited to apply for grants up to $10,000 through our Tier 1 process. Applications are accepted from qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, or equivalent organizations located in the state of Alaska. Equivalent organizations may include tribes, local or state governments, schools, or Regional Educational Attendance Areas.

For more information, guidelines, and our online application, go to Alaska Children’s Trust website.
Craig Medred: Alone in the wild
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: 12 Wondrous Alaska Day Trips, One For Each Month Of The Year

907 updates February 04, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Troopers: Palmer woman missing from group home; Black Angus Inn homicide suspect arrested in US Virgin Islands; Alaska’s Chinese community raises money for coronavirus relief efforts; Free ski program at Alyeska Resort helps disabled veterans transition; Wasilla recovery nonprofit works to bring regular needle exchange to Mat-Su; Hilcorp, Alaska Community Foundation partner to invest $5M in nonprofits and more ->
KTUU: Self defense instructors see more women turn to courses; NASA Astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison encourages ANSEP students to reach for the stars; Easy Park to push back start date for loading zone changes; 2YH: Heart disease survivor shares story of listening to your body and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Gulf of Alaska cod appears likely to lose key sustainability label; Bivouacked in staterooms, stranded ferry passengers are prisoners of state’s hospitality; Alaska Senate considers bill to dial back Pioneer Home rate hikes; Grief in Kodiak over the closure of the town’s Taco Bell, KFC and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Former Rep. Bob Herron Recovering In Anchorage After Stroke; Sen. Donny Olson Outlines Plans For State Budget, REAL ID and more ->
Alaska Native News: Four Children Missing for Two Days and One Night being Treated in Bethel for Severe Hypothermia; UPDATE: Troopers Investigate Death of Three Found in Palmer during Welfare Check Tuesday; Two Shoplifters Taken into Custody after Deploying Bear Spray on Walmart Officers and more -> DPS Training Academy Expects New All Time High;
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Structure fire on Slater St. reminds parents to keep flammable items away from children; GVEA talks about backup generator safety and more ->
By Associated Press, Seattle Times: Indigenous women advocates seek Alaska legislative help
Eurek Alert: HIT modernization crucial to improve healthcare for Native Americans and Alaska Natives Health Affairs blog calls for increased federal funding to update HIT system

Craig Medred: The lobbyists