Tag: AK News

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

907 Updates September 30, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: APD searching for persons of interest in assault investigation; Partnership sought to manage North Terminal at Anchorage airport; Alaska city to vote on first state tax on soda, sweet drinks and more ->
KTUU: Why Alaska’s 2018 Teacher of the Year says there’s no incentive to stay; More than 70 racers revved up for the 2nd annual Alyeska Motor Rally; North/South runway expected to open Monday at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Gardentalk – How do you plant 10,000 garlic? More ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Running Water Is Coming To All Of Lower Kalskag and more ->
Alaska Native News: Fairbanks Man Fatally Stabbed in Eagle on Saturday; Fairbanks Juvenile Arrested on Terroristic Threatening Charges Sunday; Fairbanks Teen Plucked from River after Jumping from Chena River Bridge and more ->
The Arctic Sounder: ICC outlines plan for 2018 Utqiagvik Declaration; Short-tailed shearwaters die by the thousands in Alaska; Federal fisheries managers will meet in Homer and more ->
Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: Best states for teachers? The list might surprise you; Alaska Life Hack: Nov. 30 aftershocks occur daily and more ->
Cheryl Upshaw, Alaska News Miner: Chainsaws 101: Alaska women learn a practical skill

907 Updates September 29, 2019

KTUU: Public use vs. Private property: Testing the waters of Anchorage’s Campbell Lake; Asphalt tanker overturned in Girdwood; Alaska State Fair reports “another successful year,” with growth in concert sales and attendance and more ->
KTOO Public Media: 8 key takeaways for Alaska in a major new United Nations report on climate change and more->
Alaska Native News: Coast Guard Demobilizes Forward Operating Location in Kotzebue, Moves to Utqiagvik; Raccoons, Wild Pigs and Other Bad Ideas and more ->
Craig Medred: BP’s gas play

907 Updates September 28, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Marijuana banking bill passes U.S. House; Donation expected to save lives of those with Alzheimer’s, autism, dementia and brain injuries; Transitions Coffee Shop serves up smiles and opportunities; One year after fire, Mountain View Elementary School celebrates new playground and more ->
KTUU: Former trooper dies after traffic collision in Wasilla; Concerns UA has failed to meet critical accreditation standards, emergency board meeting planned; Rural firefighters get new uniforms to tie them to their communities and professions; Alaska residents to see increased jellyfish sightings and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Two cars burn at Airport Road Fred Meyer; Volunteers wanted for weekend event to protect Moose Creek Dam and more ->
Karl Widerquist: Free version of the book, “Alaska’s Permanent Fund Dividend: Examining its Suitability as a Model” available for the first time
An early version of a book, Alaska’s Permanent Fund Dividend: Examining its Suitability as a Model, is now available for free download on my personal website. A summary, from the first chapter of the book (2012), is reprinted below. If you want to cite or quote it, please see the published version:

Alaska’s Permanent Fund Dividend: Examining its Suitability as a Model, edited by Karl Widerquist and Michael W. Howard. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012

907 Updates September 27, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: News DOC reverses instruction to probation, parole officers to ignore new crimes; How to save time when applying for your Real ID; Three Alaska schools receive National Blue Ribbon Schools award; First Presbyterian Church raises new energy-efficient steeple; Assisted living forum offers support, promotes wellness and more ->
KTUU: Wasilla man indicted on 10 counts of alleged possession of child porn is on the run; Boy with special needs is back in the saddle after stolen bike is returned; Ostrander to run in World Championships Friday; Corporation works with military on possible Alaska return; Alaska’s minimum wage will increase to more than $10 an hour come January and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Bethel City Council May Prohibit Recently Approved Marijuana Stores From Opening; City Awards Over $30,000 In Community Action Grants and more ->
Alaska Native News: Alaska Air National Guard Chopper Rescues Injured Pilot and Passenger from Cook Inlet’s West Side; Troopers Investigate Student Making Terroristic Threat at Wasilla Middle School and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Community honors last wave of soldiers leaving for Iraq deployment; Scientists commence journey to study Arctic warming and more->
The Homer Tribune: Nurse retires after 35 years at South Peninsula Hospital; Homer’s first EV station is now open and more ->
Alaska News from APRN: Dunleavy administration announces amount of Alaska’s 2019 PFD checks; TUNE IN: These investigative reporters charted the history of abusive priests in Alaska and more ->
Rasmuson Foundation: FAQs on investing in solutions for homelessness
Craig Medred: Gone dark
Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: State will enforce Janus decision: Employees will opt in, not just opt out and more ->

907 Updates September 26, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: At annual meeting, parole board addresses victim participation, lack of addiction treatment; Roundtables discuss sexual harassment and racial discrimination in housing and more ->
KTUU: Road over the Hatcher Pass summit is closed for the season; FBI encourages safety precautions for kids’ social media use; Village council association withdraws Alaska mine support; Community rallies around child with mobility issues after bike is stolen; Vietnam vet logs 100,000 mile to cheers of his admirers and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: AVCP Set To Meet Important Financial Deadline and more ->
Alaska Native News: Congressman Don Young’s Legislation to Provide Stable Native Health Care Approved by Committee; Troopers Investigate Student Making Terroristic Threat at Wasilla Middle School and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Troubling new report suggests water contamination widespread in Alaska; Free parenting class offered at Fairbanks hospital; Fairbanks Rescue Mission CEO to leave position; Models from Fairbanks Resource Agency rock the runway and more ->
Rasmuson Foundatation: Four Alaska partners announce $40 million investment in solutions for homelessness
Craig Medred: Real world