Tag: AK News

907 Updates October 10, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: DEA arrests Alaskan medical professionals for illegally prescribing opioids; AFD expresses public safety concern over budget shortfall; Former military officials call for climate security plan, Arctic research and more ->
KTUU: Man charged with murder after SD card found in street showing video; California man sentenced for distributing meth, cocaine and heroin in Anchorage; Anchorage garbage truck turns pink to raise money for American Cancer Society; Students at UAA go from disposable to reusable with a new recycling program and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Bethel City Council Passes Overhaul On Code Of Ethics; Discusses Adding Dog-Catcher Position; Local Option Begins In Bethel On Jan. 6, 2020 and more->
Alaska Native News: AFN Delegates Invited to Help Identify Archival Museum Photographs of Rural Alaska; Blast Closes North Tongass Highway Tuesday; Burglar Caught Red-Handed in Houston and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Bristol Bay Native Corporation reaches tipping point, sues EPA; Military Report: Students learn about opportunities at service academies; Alaska fire officials hold annual fire review and more ->
Alaska News from APRN: How do police enforce bootlegging laws under local option? And more ->

907 Updates October 09, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Palmer senator says DOT won’t turn off lights on Glenn Highway; Anchor Point fire video shows hundreds of scrap vehicles on fire; ASAA considers changing rules regarding swimsuit coverage; Alaska Quarterly Review celebrates “lonely islands” of the Aleutians, highlights remnants of war and more ->
KTUU: Jury finds Bradley Renfro guilty on eight counts; Anchorage’s Fire Dept. budget $4 million short, prompting equipment shutdown policy; Walking in the dark: Tips to make sure your children are seen; Fairbanks incinerator shows promise for cleaning toxic soil; SOY: Middle school kids learning how to “Churn and Burn” ice cream and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Jury acquits Laron Graham in West Juneau double homicide case; Cemetery caretaker calls on community to clean, protect Alaska Native graves; ‘Pretty much our hometown voice’: Homer residents mourn loss of local newspaper and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: LKSD Investigating School Shooting Report; Meyers Farm Shuts Down Market, Focuses On Internet Sales and more ->
Alaska Native News: Fairbanks REDDI Suspect Being Held for Extradition; Local and National Leaders Build Relations in Interior Alaska and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks doctors remind public about Breast Cancer Awareness Month; Deadline for Real I.D is less than one year away; State of Alaska and Flint Hills battle Williams Alaska Petroleum in court over ground water contamination and more ->
Alaska News from APRN: Wells convicted, again, of Kodiak Coast Guard double murder and more ->
Craig Medred: Yes casino, no casino
Athabascan Woman Blog: Alaska Native Pulse 2019 – Native New Year Week
By Cinthia Ritchie: Review: Correcting the Landscape by Marjorie Kowalski Cole
49 Writers, Inc.: Andromeda Romano-Lax | Page One Rewrite, Part One

907 Updates October 08, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: No verdict in Renfro murder trial after first day of deliberation; Groups say seismic blasts are hurting belugas in Cook Inlet; Anchorage restaurants may soon stop charging customers bag fee; Raising Cane’s is coming to South Anchorage; 25 years of BP Teachers of Excellence: Kris Hinrichsen and more->
KTUU: Glenn Highway to go dark from 1 a.m. to 4 a.m. as lighting curfew takes effect; Second trial concludes for coastguardsman who had four life sentences overturned; After nearly nine months, a funeral for Julian Myers; New bill would allow weed dispensaries to get bank accounts; 2 on 2: Keith McGee is first Alaskan to race NASCAR professionally and more ->
Alaska Native News: Local and National Leaders Build Relations in Interior Alaska; Alaska National Guard Commander Eyes Regional Hub Concept and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks transportation nonprofit announces 2020 approved construction projects; Man dies in vehicle rollover and more ->
Craig Medred: Let it snow

907 Updates October 07, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: First Alaska Native on US currency revealed as Alaska Native Heritage Month becomes official and more ->
KTUU: Proposed 2020 Anchorage budget creates new positions for police, homeless support; Alaska school district seeks study of state testing accuracy; Soap maker with a vision and more ->
Alaska Native News: One Dies in Snowy Elliot Highway Head-On Collision; Troopers Urge Owners to Lock Vehicles after Rash of Thefts; Federal Fisheries Board Meets in Homer and more ->
The Arctic Sounder: Northwest Arctic programs awarded suicide prevention grants; Trooper’s brother banished from Kiana for alleged meth dealing and more ->
Suzanne Downing, Must Read Alaska
The War on Terrorism began in Afghanistan on this day in 2001, when a U.S.-led coalition launched Operation Enduring Freedom with a bombing campaign on Taliban-controlled areas. American and British forces led the attack, with support from France, Germany, Australia and Canada. The invasion of Afghanistan was in response to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C.

Scores of Alaskans have served in Afghanistan, including U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, who is a U.S. Marine colonel. Also, thousands of soldiers from JBER’s 4-25 Spartan Brigade have been deployed in Afghanistan over the years.
By Diane Kaplan, Rasmuson Foundation: A thank you — and next steps
Craig Medred: Peace on drugs

907 Updates October 06, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Voluntary evacuation in place for Douglas residents due to storm floods; Photos: Hundreds turn out to greet veterans from Last Frontier Honor Flight and more ->
KTUU: McKinley Fire victims gifted new home, but moving it is a challenge and more ->
Alaska Native News: November Formally Established as Alaska Native Heritage Month and more ->
Craig Medred: Forgotten dangers

907 Updates October 05, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Donald McQuade indicted for 1978 murder of Shelley Connelly; 6,000 pounds of Kaladi coffee grounds head for composting project; Public art inspires people to look at landscape in a new way and more ->
KTUU: UAA faculty reaffirms vote of no confidence in UA President; Alaska students plug in for states biggest esports tournament; Jackon Loveless legacy lives on with Houston High football; Ch. 2 Weather Team First Snow Guesses and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Alaska Defense Forum, works to strengthen community and military partnerships; Domestic abuse activist holds presentation at University of Alaska Fairbanks and more ->
By Jinia Sarkar; Arreyellen Salyards; Joan Riley, MS, MSN, FNP-BC, FAAN; HEALIO: “Health in the English Language”: A Partnership With the Alaska Literacy Program
By Rhonda M. Johnson, DrPH, MPH, FNP; Linda Shepard, MSN, RN; Rain Van Den Berg, MPH; Chelsea Ward-Waller; Polly Smith, MEd; Barry D. Weiss, MD; HEALIO: A Novel Approach to Improve Health Literacy in Immigrant Communities

907 Updates October 04, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Anchorage man accused of beating roommate to death over assault on girlfriend; Why lending your car to a bad driver could cost you hundreds of dollars; Anchorage taxpayers’ total bill following police lawsuit; Anchorage taxpayers’ total bill following police lawsuit and more ->
KTUU: Anchorage woman faces up to 70 years in man’s burning death; Did you feel it? USGS says a 5.0 earthquake hit near Talkeetna; New monitors will help detect landslides in Sitka; Sitka artist’s Bone Dress; Anchorage students start experience with salmon life cycle and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Public broadcasting stations in Alaska trying to make up for loss of state funds; Alaska attorney general says Alaska Hire violates state, federal constitutions; International Lingít Spelling Bee brings together Alaska Native language learners in Juneau; Gardentalk – Listener question lightning round and more ->
Alaska Native News: Commuters: Beware of Things That Go “Thump!” in the Night; Moose Hunter Attacked, Injured by Brown Bear on Chilkat River; Midnight Sun Guardians Participate in Gobi Wolf 2019; Sifting Volcano Paydirt to Help Forecast Eruptions and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Lieutenant Foster offers safety advice for slick road conditions; State Fire Marshal’s office, cause of Blue Loon fire ‘undetermined’; Reentry Simulation demonstrates difficulties of prisoners returning to society; Alcoholic Beverage Control Board votes to remove director of AMCO and more ->
The Homer Tribune: Tribune to cease publication this week; OPINION: Saying a final goodbye is never easy; Homer writers celebrate Alaska Book Week; Art community welcomes fall at colorful First Friday and more ->
Only In Your State, Alaska: The Arctic Wildlife Refuge In Alaska Is America’s Serengeti And Is Truly Something To Marvel Over; The Best BBQ Restaurant In Alaska You Simply Can’t Stay Away From; You May Be Surprised To Learn These 10 Famous People Are From Alaska; The Best Bread In Alaska Is Served Out Of An Unassuming Airstream; Alaska Has Its Very Own Area 51 And It’s Fascinating
Margaret A. DeMaioribus, KNOM Radio Mission: The Nome Static, October 2019
Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: State will work to protect employees’ rights and more ->
Craig Medred: Doomsday

907 Updates October 03, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Renfro makes profanity-laced jail phone calls during trial; New cellphone-free policy at Lumen Christi High School dials up positive results; Anchorage man saves life, earns top American Red Cross honor and more ->
KTUU: (JBER) 22 soldiers injured in training accident at Camp Shelby in Miss.; UPDATE: Arrest made in homicide investigation in Midtown; Former Juvenile Justice official pleads guilty to possessing child pornography; Alaska’s northern fur seals find refuge on tip of volcano; Biggest white collar crime risks in Alaska? APD,FBI say phone, mail & internet fraud and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Norwegian Cruise Line execs confirm they want to build another cruise ship berth; Alaskans see opportunities for success and failure as Permanent Fund Corporation invests in-state; AEL&P: Flume Trail opens Oct. 7, hydropower expected to supply Juneau through winter and more ->
Alaska Native News: Anchorage Man Arrested after Shooting through Trailer; AFN Releases Packed 2019 Convention Agenda Focusing On Good Government, Alaskan Driven; Coast Guard Closes Portion of Offshore Systems Kenai dock in Nikiski and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Prosecution reveals tape of call Renfro made from Fairbanks Jail; UPDATE: UA President Jim Johnson responds to allegations from Faculty Senate; The ‘plagues’ of long–term care and more->
Craig Medred: Rape Month
By Page Publishing: Gary M. Steffens’ new book “The Trenched Bagel Sandwich Book” is a book of recipes inspired by The Bagel & Buns Trencher, which was invented by the author

907 Updates October 02, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Only one WWII Veteran on latest Last Frontier Honor Flight; Veterans Affairs facilities in Alaska now smoke-free; AFD: Air attack key in keeping homes safe in MLK Jr. wildfire; Big jets take flight again after runway project ends; Warning issued after wolf kills dog northwest of Fairbanks and more ->
KTUU: Human remains found on Seward Highway near Beluga Point; In this year’s lackluster mushroom harvest, a story of changing environments; Alaska’s Ninja Warrior visits Anchorage school; Hooper Bay school investigates racist notes sent to student; SOY: Bikepacking, local teen Alana Rose Parent pedals 1019 miles; Alaska proposes lifting snowcat, heli-skiing permit limits and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Alaska receives $20M federal grant to support reading skills; Bristol Bay is outgrowing its wastewater infrastructure. Could a fish tax help fix it? More ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: AVCP Regional Housing Authority Sued For $3.4M; Crooked Creek Receives $16M To Rebuild Runway; Slideshow: Postcard From Red Devil and more ->.
Alaska Native News: Governor Proclaims October Domestic Violence Awareness Month and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Attendance rates, staff details and more for Alaska schools available online; Artist travels to Fairbanks to jury local artwork and more->
Suzanne Downing, Must Read Alaska: Split-second decision: Man is beating up woman. What do you do? Truck gone, truck found: Quick turnaround with help of Floyd Hall and friends; A university dripping dollars and more ->
Craig Medred: Losing battle
Rasmuson Foundation: Nominate now for 2020 Distinguished Artist Award
For Immediate Release
October 1, 2019
Contact: Lisa Demer, 907-334-0529

Anchorage, AK – Rasmuson Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2020 Distinguished Artist Award. The nomination period opened Tuesday, October 1. The deadline for nominating artists is Monday, December 16.
Barbara Brown, Our Third Thirds: Word Wars 2019
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: The Massive Bird Migration In Alaska That The Whole Family Will Enjoy
By Jon Parton, Courthouse News Service: Monster Alaska Quake of 1964 the Likely Culprit Behind Fungal Disease

907 Updates October 01, 2019

KTVA The of Alaska: Renfro names Austin Barrett as Grunwald’s killer; Anchorage school board looking at four-day, year-round class schedule; Alaskan gives United Nations indigenous perspective on threats to Arctic fisheries; Medicaid cuts to providers become permanent later this month, some fear patients will lose; UA system receives warning letter from accrediting agency and more ->
KTUU: Bethel family awarded $3.4 million in special verdict following boiler explosion; Violent crimes in Anchorage increased, FBI report says; Despite Cerebral Palsy, Martinelli took the field for Soldotna Football; UPDATE: Locals divided on outcome of Hope Center religious freedom lawsuit; State Education Department launches online school data tool and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Thaddeus Tikiun Takes Over As AVCP Board Chair and more ->
Alaska Native News: UAF-led Study Finds Safe Mercury Levels in Kotzebue Sound Fish; Two Hikers and Two Dogs Plucked from Cupola Mountain by Coast Guard; Research Will Help Seaweed Farming and Traditional Aquaculture and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Officials warn against using home sexual assault exam kits;Assembly votes on additional funding for recreation center and more ->
By Barbara Hunt, Palmer Buzz: Take a big breath, October in Palmer is full
Craig Medred: Fat, fatter, cutest
Only In Your State, Alaska By Megan McDonald: Follow The Caribou Migration Along The Dalton Highway In Alaska