Tag: AK News

907 Updates July 05, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Police investigating deadly Fourth of July shooting in Mountain View; Super Sawyer and family reach $17,000 goal for seizure dog; Going viral: Alaskan TikTokkers make their mark and more ->

KTUU: Starting Sunday parts of Northern Lights will close for 30 days; Battle buddies help warriors on the road to recovery; Seward joins Anchorage in requiring citizens to wear masks and more ->

KTOO Public Media: Central Council of Tlingit and Haida fireworks sale draws hundreds; ‘Back the Blue’ demonstrators hold Independence Day rally in Juneau and more ->

Alaska Native News: Plane Makes Emergency Landing In Denali   and more ->

By Courtney, Only In Your State: 7 Wonders Of The World That Are Actually Right Here In Alaska
Craig Medred: The Good News

907 Updates July 03 & 04, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Hit the mountain on 2 wheels: Bike trails are open at Alyeska; Bars, restaurants, strip club in Anchorage named as COVID-19 exposure sites; After cities cancel Fourth of July festivities, Freedom Festival springs up in Palmer; Inside the Gates: Guam Deployment and more ->


KTUU: Talkeetna man found dead after missing for a few days; Russian River Sanctuary closing to sportfishing until July 14; Four Alaska Villages recieve grants in first round of HUD program; Anchorage soldiers deployed to Poland send their 4th of July messages to family and more ->

KTOO Public Media: This July 4th, Native rights leader Elizabeth Peratrovich gets a new mural in Petersburg; Goldbelt shareholder fined $1,000 over Facebook post accusing state regulator of inaction and more ->

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Quinhagak Teenager Indicted For 10-Year-Old’s Murder; ‘The Strength That We’re Gathering From Our Communities Now Is Going To Sustain Us’ and more ->
Alaska Native News: New Tools Track Freshwater Fish in Changing Climate; Happy Fourth of July! and more ->


Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks bookstore celebrates first First Friday event; Veterans rekindle at Fairbanks Veteran’s Memorial Park for annual cookout; Dancing with Bears: The Karelian Bear Dog story; Fluke turned farm: How one family accidentally stumbled on a budding industry and more ->

The Arctic Sounder: From food to family, people share their love for Nalukataq and more ->

Rasmuson Foundation: Foundation announces 2020 Individual Artist Awards
Rasmuson Foundation: Meet the 2020 Individual Artist Award recipients

Alaska Public Media: LISTEN: Haines author’s new book shares the ups, downs and adventure of small-town politics
Edible Alaska: Room to Roam… where is the long weekend taking you?

907 Updates July 02, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Homeowners concerned about treatment center proposal; Study ranks Alaskans among nation’s worst drivers and more ->
KTUU: Meditation singing bowls and the healing property behind them; Growing AK: Twin Flowers; The Anchorage Public Library has partially reopened, take a look at what’s changed and more ->
KTOO Public Media: COVID Q&A: We answer legal and medical questions about Anchorage’s new mask mandate; Gardentalk – Your fruit, vegetables and flowers thank you for your support and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Bethel’s Fourth Of July Driving Parade Is Themed ‘United We Stand’ and more ->

Alaska Native News: Troopers Respond to Apparent Domestic Violence Deaths in Rural Alaska; Two Men Die in Fight over Knife in Alakanuk; Troopers Increase Patrols for Independence Day Holiday and more ->

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Borough Assembly unanimously passes resolution supporting Black Lives Matter movement; Lifejackets restocked at waterfront recreation areas in Fairbanks; U.S. Army aims to hire 10,000 soldiers in three-day nationwide virtual event and more ->

By Bill Sherwonit, The Press: City Wilds: The lie—and shame—of Alaska’s wildlife management
By José G. Luiggi-Hernández, Mad In America: Psychiatric Care Fails to Address High Suicide Rates of Native Alaskans Researchers suggest that psychiatric care can be improved through culturally informed practices and the promotion of human rights.
Craig Medred: Killing Salmon
By Malia Karlinsky, KOMO News: Bestselling author Kristin Hannah calls the PNW home

907 Updates July 01, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Blood Bank of Alaska seeks donations from COVID-19 survivors; Ahead of holiday weekend, state leaders discuss COVID-19 impacts on Alaska; ‘Fireworks and pets don’t mix:’ Keep pets safe this Fourth of July; Alaska Potbelly Pig Rescue helps mini pigs find good homes and more ->

KTUU: Kenai Fjords Tours pauses operations after staff test positive for COVID-19; Singer from popular Alaska band speaks out about COVID-19 diagnosis; Watch here: 11:00 a.m. Mat-Su Press Conference; ASD Summer Food Service Program update as some sites close; Momma O’s is back in business and more ->

KTOO Public Media: Neiman Marcus filed for bankruptcy, but lawsuit is moving ahead over ‘Ravenstail knitted coat’; Effort to have term limits for Sealaska board fails, and other news from the 2020 annual meeting; Alaska’s economy is headed for an ‘income cliff’ at end of July, when pandemic unemployment checks stop; Protections for Alaskans facing foreclosures, evictions and repossession end on July 1; Hilcorp to quietly take over BP’s stakes in Prudhoe Bay and other oil field assets and more ->

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Bethel Offering Free Hotel Quarantine For Travelers Going To Village From Anchorage and more ->

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: University of Alaska Board of Regents begins search for interim UA system president; City CARES Act fund applications set to go live on July 1; will be available to individuals and businesses; Golden Heart History: The S.S. Nenana, Lady of the River; Firm to offer balloon rides from Alaska to the edge of space and more ->

Suzanne Downing, Must Read Alaska: Old Glory joined by Alaska flag on Flattop Mountain; ‘Cancel culture’ petitions continue: Rename Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and more ->

By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Escape To The Forest In Alaska And Spend The Night In A Two Story Yurt

907 Updates June 30, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Noatak woman found dead after reported assault; Man arrested for death of McGrath woman; Frontiers: McCarthy offers unique pairing of nature and history and more ->

KTUU: Lines drawn after mask order goes into effect in Anchorage; As the mask order rolls out, homeless shelters ask for flexibility; Printing business fills need for COVID-19 signage; Fairview Homeless Porta Potties and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Zoom in to jury duty: a pilot project in rural Alaska starts in August; Family of Juneau man killed by police say they’re filing a wrongful death lawsuit; Juneau’s former Walmart is for sale — and the asking price seems low and more ->

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: LKSD Says Students Will Be Able To Video Conference Teachers Without Using Internet Data and more ->


Alaska Native News: Coast Guard responds to number of safety, drug-related violations throughout Alaska and more ->

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks chiropractor arrested for vehicle theft and criminal mischief; 9th Circuit Court once again rules in favor of Fairbanks Four; North Pole 8th graders create focusing device for struggling students and more ->
By Amy Carney: Alaska State Libraries and Museums Awarded Federal CARES Act Funding


49 Writers Blog: Writing the Distance: Susan Soule
49 Writers Blog: Writing the Distance: Michele (Shelly) Burdette-Taylor
By Casea Peterson, Only In Your State Alaska: The One Bucket List Everyone In Alaska Should Try To Accomplish

907 Updates June 29, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Fairbanks man dies in reported drowning near Big Lake area; Troopers: Talkeetna man reported missing; Dozens join in the ‘Run with DeWayne,’ supporting Anchorage runner; IRS sending stimulus as prepaid debit card and more ->
KTUU: Eagle River man arrested after stealing a fire truck from the King Salmon Fire Station; RavnAir Group approved for July bankruptcy sale; How Bean’s Cafe was transformed by the pandemic and more ->
KTOO Public Media: A new rule makes seasonal fishermen and crew members eligible for the Paycheck Protection Program and more ->
49 Writers Blog: Plumbers Should Plumb: A Guest Post by Tricia Brown
Alaska Native News: Fairbanks Man Steals Heavy Equipment, Posts Crime to Facebook; Rain falls, as it always has and more ->
By Casea Peterson, Only In Your State Alaska: 10 Perfect Places To Go In Alaska If You’re Feeling Adventurous
By Courtney, Only In Your State Alaska: This Rare WII Footage From 1942 Shows Alaska Like You’ve Never Seen It Before
Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: Descent into depravity, as summer of love, lawlessness comes to Anchorage
This is the story that sort of broke the website on Sunday, even though the MRAK web version has a “modesty bar” across the buttocks of the two lovers to reduce the shock.

The photo above well-illustrates what people feel Anchorage has become under the current mayor. Some say the photo has been floating around Facebook since Memorial Day. Our source says it was taken Saturday. Either way, if you have an Anchorage photo that illustrates the Berkowitz’s Gotham City, send it to suzanne@mustreadalaska.com.
Craig Medred: Dropping out

907 Updates June 28, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Super Sawyer: Anchorage family fundraises for seizure dog and more ->

KTUU: Back the Blue rally shows support for local law enforcement; Get a taste of the state fair at the ‘Food Truck Fare’; Local businesses react to new mask requirements and more ->

KTOO Public Media: Scientists still aren’t sure what’s killing hundreds of gray whales along the West Coast; Open government expert says Wrangell is flouting Alaska law by holding a secret vote in plain sight and more ->

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Lower Kuskokwim River Closed To Gillnets Until More Reds And Chum Arrive; New Co-Op Allows Fishermen From Four Villages To Participate In Kuskokwim Bay Commercial Fishery and more ->

The Arctic Sounder: OPINION: My office investigates allegations of trooper misconduct. We want accountability.; World-traveling birds return to South Fairbanks; Opinion: Developing sanitation in rural Alaska during a pandemic and more ->

Craig Medred: Pay to play

907 Updates June 27, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Search teams recover more remains, debris from 1952 crash at Mount Gannett; Alaska SeaLife Center takes on 6 rescued harbor seal pups; ‘Downtown Open Streets’ initiative aims to stimulate local economy, social distancing-style; Grow North Farm in Mountain View opens for business and more ->
KTUU: More feedback needed on Anchorage police relations task force; ‘Testing recommended’: for patrons of Yukon Bar and Seward Alehouse, DHSS said; Alaskans can now apply for absentee ballots online and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Weaver Lily Hope donates Chilkat Protector mask to Juneau’s Sealaska Heritage Institute; There hasn’t been a jury trial in Alaska in 3 months. How has COVID-19 changed the state’s justice system?; Rainforest Recover Center aims to reopen by the end of July and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: CVRF Executive Director Retires
Alaska Native News: Petersburg Man Sentenced for Burglarizing Post Office and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: ‘Legacy of Our Elders’ provides platform for Alaskan Natives to share experiences and advice; Fairbanks Garden Club revives historical Anna Creamer garden and more ->

49 Writers Blog: Writing the Distance: Laura Ojeda Melchor
49 Writers Blog: Writing the Distance: Kate Boesser
CutterLight: Big Boys of the Bear World: Here Come the Brownies of Chignik Lake
Alaska Children’s Trust: What is the Alaska Children’s Budget?
Craig Medred: Saving lives
Mighty proud of this home. Notice the MOA Tax assessment is a bit lower?
6721 Teshlar Dr, Anchorage, AK 99507

907 Updates June 26, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Anchorage motivational speaker facing federal pornography charges; New bench near Cheney Lake built to gather others together; Dogs could be ‘paw-fect’ coworkers, potentially improving their owner’s health and more ->
KTUU: Anchorage woman charged with embezzling funds from tribal organization; Bigfoot Art Gallery opens in Palmer; Growing AK: Food security and more ->
KTOO Public Media: ‘Take them all down’: Statues spark discussion about colonialism in Alaska; Anchorage mayor to require masks in public spaces starting Monday and more ->
Napaskiak And YKHC React To ‘StronKYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Likelihood Of Community Spread’ In The Village and more ->
Alaska Native News: Savoonga Woman Jailed on Animal Cruelty Charges; Judge’s ruling on EPA chemical dispersants lawsuit impacts Alaska; AMHS Announces New Protocols to Minimize Transmission of COVID-19 and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Neighborhood submerged: A look at the Tanana River flooding; Reindeer Yoga: Inspired by reindeer’s itchy antler ‘yoga’ and more ->
By Courtney, Only In Your State Alaska: 15 Incredible Hikes Under 5 Miles Everyone In Alaska Should Take
Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: Full force of government: Anchorage ordinance would prohibit ‘conversion’ therapy
Craig Medred: Fishlandia

907 Updates June 25, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Inside the Gates: Guardsmen return from extended Afghanistan deployment; Reconsidering confidentiality: Lawmakers to weigh making police disciplinary records public; Free divers clean up Sand Lake and more->
KTUU: One dead in apartment fire that closed West 26th Wednesday; Meet The Creator: @Cabinlife_alaska from Instagram; Alaska Sports Hall of Fame announces Director’s Awards winners; Growing AK: Finding security in your back garden; Take the Coastline Challenge and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Three Alaska Native women join Anchorage Public Safety Advisory Commission; Alaska Native vets from the Vietnam era may lay claim to Alaska land; Nearly 30 bidders want to buy at least a piece of Ravn Air, but next steps are murky and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Alaska Behavioral Health will host July peer support workshop in Fairbanks and more ->
By Alistair Gardiner For the Mirror: Bear attacks happen in Alaska, but how often?
49 Writers Blog: Writing the Distance: Svaya Worthington
49 Writers Blog: Writing the Distance: Liz O’Connell
Craig Medred: Empty State
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Sink Your Teeth Into The Juiciest Cheeseburgers In The Alaska Panhandle At J&W’s Fast Food