Tag: AK News

907 Updates June 15, 2019

KTVA The News of Alaska: 2 Anchorage men face life in federal prison for drug, gun convictions; Dunleavy addresses Wasilla special session concerns; DOT cautions drivers to watch for falling rocks along Seward Highway; Anglers reel in first fish of 2019 Slam’n Salm’n Derby and more ->
KTUU: Indiana man allegedly offered $9 million dollars to Alaskan teenagers to kill Cynthia Hoffman; DPS: Sexual Assault Kit Initiative to help improve testing procedures, accountability; WATCH: Moose calf almost swept away by Russian River; Roadtrippin’ to Chicken: Population 7; Roadtrippin’ to the only outdoor heated pool in the state and more ->
KTOO Public Media: EPA officials visit Dillingham to gather opinions on Pebble Mine; Angoon residents, supporters protest Juneau’s annexation petition; US senators urge more oversight from British Columbia in transboundary mining and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Meet The Y-K Delta’s Newly Trained VPOs And TPOs; AC Liquor Store Closer To Reality With Conditional Use Permit Approval and more ->
Alaska Native News: Troopers Seeking Information from Public on Friday DOT Equipment Theft; Coast Guard Cordova FOL crew saves 66-year-old man stranded for three days on Montague Island and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Kitchen fire closes down Princess Lodge, guests relocated; Alaska Supreme Court rules against current sex offender registration policies; Summer Food Program providing meals for kids; GARDENING REPORT: Lilac Season! More ->

907 Updates June 14, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Dozens celebrate the life of Thomas Williams, teen killed near Chester Creek; Dunleavy calls second special session, to be held at Wasilla Middle School; State files criminal charges in hazardous chemical case; Palmer family raises awareness about albinism and more ->
KTUU: Alaska legislators approve retroactive per diems, missed during special session; Alaska State Troopers rescue 67-year-old hiker on Flattop Mountain; Woman faces charges after stealing a vehicle, ramming a police car and having a stolen gun; Three suspects face charges for January homicide; Alaska lodge owners charged nearly $8M for oil spill cleanup; A birthday for heaven’: Hundreds attend Anchorage service for Cynthia Hoffman; Goose Creek Father’s Day event canceled after alleged inmate misconduct at previous event and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Watch: Gov. Dunleavy addresses budget, PFDs, end of special session; Dunleavy calls for round two in Wasilla after Alaska Legislature adjourns first special session; Gardentalk – Why a mulch is useful for your yard and garden; From NYC to Sitka, this Alaskan is taking on nuclear disarmament and more->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Confused About Kusko Fishing Regulations? Here’s One Reason Why That Might Be; Fish Talk: Fishing Openings, Regulations, And Why Two Government Agencies Are Managing The Kuskokwim; Napakiak Looks To Repair Boat Landing After Spring Storms Destroy It; Bethel City Council Raises Rent On DMV Office, Prepares For Budget and more ->
Alaska Native News: 19 Aleutian Terns; Tracking the Alaskan Red King Crab – Post 2 and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Investigative Report: Closure for the family of a man murdered in 2010; Troopers encourage Alaskans to sign up for Nixle; City finance information more readily available; New network for first responders being used in Anchorage and more ->
The Arctic Sounder: Conference spotlights Inupiatun at critical time; Kotzebue event opens dialogue about history of sexual violence and more ->
Rasmuson Foundation: Visionary leadership: Foundation CEO Kaplan receives national honor

907 Updates June 13, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Officials investigate death of bald eagle on Alaska campus; 5 fun, free things to do with your family in Anchorage; Workforce Wednesday: Alaska’s future data scientists; Federal funds used to expand Rabbit Slough parking lot and more ->
KTUU: Kenai oil company facing criminal charges for allegedly exposing workers to toxic chemicals; Fairbanks man sentenced to 12 years for attempted murder; U.S. Military begins work on Newtok relocation; Murkowski welcomes Fairbanks student for summer internship and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Vote to draw from state savings account to pay for capital projects falls short; Hoonah taps federal funds to ease cruise visitor congestion; ‘Potentially lethal’ toxins found in Juneau shellfish and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Tundra Fire Burns Near Bethel’s Wildlife Lane; Troopers Confiscate 18 Nets During Kuskokwim Subsistence Opening and more ->
Alaska Native News: Senator Gary Stevens Comments on Release of $20 Million Grant to Schools; Private Aircraft Makes Emergency Landing on Kenai Peninsula; Nearly 1,700 Sex Predator Suspects Arrested during Operation Broken Heart and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Wool named to Permanent Fund Work Group; Military Report: Fort Wainwright celebrate U.S. Army’s birthday with annual run; Geophysical Institute holding summer tours and more ->
Homer Tribune: 100 Women Who Care donate to ‘Food for Teens’ initiative; Need a phone fixed? Man finds niche in start-up; HEA offering test drives of electric vehicle; Neva Lee (McCoy) Johnson and more ->
Alaskanomic’s Blog by Tim Bradner: Permanent Fund Dividend Battle in Juneau

907 Updates June 12, 2019

KTUU: Potentially deadly shellfish toxins found in Juneau shellfish; Essential wildlife response gear stolen from Alaska SeaLife Center storage unit; Swan Lake Fire grows to 3,500 acres; Roadtrippin’ through the sky on a mile high cliff flightseeing tour; Road Trippin’: historic hotel in McCarthy and more ->
KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Man pleads guilty in Valdez hit-and-run that killed a mother of 4; Fish and Game kills brown bear that was eating out of Eagle River trash cans; How to talk to your kids about child sexual abuse; Workshops offer guidance to caregivers for those with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Will a new ‘community policing’ strategy make a dent in Anchorage’s crime?; Red Carpet Concert: Los Texmaniacs, ‘Soy de San Luis/Mexico Americano and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: State Budget Battles Affecting LKSD’s Ability To Hire Teachers; In Quinhagak, A Small Sport Fishing Industry Thrives and more ->
Alaska Native News: Legislature Delivers Smallest Budget in 15 Years, Protects Permanent Fund; 13-Year-Old Sterling Teen Dies in ATV Accident and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: 13-year-old girl dies in ATV crash on Kenai Peninsula; New battery storage systems help bring energy stability to rural Alaska; Vehicle theft suspect leads AST and Fairbanks Police on high speed chase; Man involved with a failed robbery sentenced in superior court; Sen. Bishop speak on new Permanent Fund Working Group and more ->
By Grace Segers: Congress tackles crisis of missing and murdered Native American women
By Rhonda McBride: Frontiers 176: Violence – Alaska’s Invisible Epidemic
Must Read Alaska Suzanne Downing: The story behind the photo; New Human Rights Commission chair: Debbie Fullenwider; Huffman amendment would take out Pebble Mine by starving permitting funds and more ->

907 Updates June 11, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Defense objects to Snapchat video as evidence in final Grunwald murder trial; Police chaplains offer help coping with crime and grief; Violent crime and grief – A guide for how to cope; Vandals burn dugout, toilets at Wasilla softball field; Former Anchorage DJ Kim Kane wins Gracie Award and more ->
KTUU: Alaska Guardsmen rescue bear-attack victim near Galena; Questions of safety on the Glacier Creek Hand Tram following weekend tragedy; The city of Kodiak’s first recreational marijuana retail store opens its doors; Moose plays with tire swing in Bear Valley; KTUU wins top honor for Overall Excellence at Regional Emmy Awards and more ->
KTOO Pubic Media: Juneau icefield researchers resurrect ‘Gorgon Spire’ — a name nearly lost in obscurity; Could Arctic warming be behind gray whale deaths in Alaska, and elsewhere? Here’s why scientists are asking. More ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Kuskokwim State Waters Open To Fishing Beginning June 12; State Budget Battles Affecting LKSD’s Ability To Hire Teachers and more ->
Alaska Native News: Quinhagak Teen Arrested on Sexual Abuse/Assault of a Minor Charges; Alaska Guardsmen Rescue Bear-attack Victim Near Galena; Soldotna Felon Arrested on Triple Weapons Possession Charges and more ->
Fairbnaks News Webcenter 11: Men arrested after pulling gun at Fairbanks McDonalds; Guilty plea for woman accused of murdering boyfriend; Guilty verdicts returned in sexual abuse case; Construction Report: Johansen plugs into grid; Cordova cuts ribbon on new energy future and more ->

907 Updates June 10, 2019

KTVA The News of Alaska: Dividend vote expected in Alaska Senate and more ->
KTUU News: Man who fell near the handtram in Girdwood was helping others cross, Police say; Alaska National Guardsman identified as man who drowned in Copper River; Three additional suspects arrested in connection with the Cynthia Hoffman case; Mountain Bike for Women Festival kicks off the season for bikers and more ->
KTOO Public Media: US House calls for more research on ocean acidification and more ->
Christopher Solomon: The Detective of Northern Oddities
When a creature mysteriously turns up dead in Alaska—be it a sea otter, polar bear, or humpback whale—veterinary pathologist Kathy Burek gets the call. Her necropsies reveal cause of death and causes for concern as climate change frees up new pathogens and other dangers in a vast, thawing north.
Only In Your State Megan McDonald: The World’s Longest Zipline Is Right Here In Alaska And It’s The Adventure Of A Lifetime

907 Updates June 09, 2019

KTUU: Operating budget on final passage, PFD taken out of bill; Allie Ostrander wins 3rd consecutive NCAA 3000 meter steeplechase title; Family will move into new home after helping Habitat for Humanity build it and more ->
KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Family, friends honor 18-year-old killed in Chester Creek Trail shooting; 1 dead after falling from Girdwood’s Winner Creek hand tram; Police investigate homicide on E. 66th Avenue and more ->
KTOO Public Media: In a rainforest, Southeast Alaska towns face extreme drought; Protected Alaska Permanent Fund would grow by $10.5B under committee proposal and more ->

907 Updates June 08, 2019

KTUU News: Two more gray whales found dead near Kodiak Island; Smoke in south Anchorage may be from Kenai wildfire; Anchorage woman beats cancer with help of her four-legged friends and more ->
KTVA News: 2nd suspect arrested in murder of 19-year-old Cynthia Hoffman near Thunderbird Falls; Beneath the streets: Underground tour gives glimpse of Palmer’s past; Proposed Merrill Field plan calls for raising leases, fees; Advisory issued after harmful bacteria found in waters of Kenai North Beach; Alaska State Troopers: Don’t fall for this scam;
KTOO Public Media: Community remembers Guardian Flight crew lost in January plane crash; Alaska schools now have more guidance on how to teach science in the classroom; Meet the Juneau couple who brush their teeth next to history and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: John Active’s Friends And Colleagues Tell Stories And Reflect On His Legacy One Year After His Death; A Year After His Death, John Active Remains NPR’s Only Indigenous Commentator and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: GARDENING REPORT: Planting Beets and more ->
Rasmuson Foundation: Time to renew, gain insight, reflect

907 Updates June 07, 2019

KTVA News: Veteran volunteer group clears dead trees at Talkeetna’s Battle Dawgs camp; Movie in the Park comes to Downtown Anchorage; UAA looks to expand nursing school to help with increasing demand for nurses in Alaska and more ->
KTUU News: Two murders, two minors, and a case for charging juveniles as adults; Mayor Ethan Berkowitz defends city response to illegal homeless camps; Anchorage woman finds biological father through ancestry test; APD graduates 16 recruits from academy; Alyeska Resort’s downhill mountain bike park opens for the season and more ->
KTOO Public Media: New book reveals the history and ephemera of salmon canneries in Southeast Alaska; Gardentalk – Summer’s second planting season now underway and more->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Wildfire Burns 80 Acres Near Napaimute; June Fishing Openings In Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge and more ->
Alaska Native News: The Sound of Silence in Russell Fjord; Alaska Army National Guard Engineers Train with Romanian Counterpart and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Morning News Update A 6-07; Banks of Chena River Restoration project underway; UA Board of Regents announce student representative and more ->
The Homer Tribune: Homer surpasses 100 million steps goal; Eco-friendly bus company debuts on Peninsula; HCOA recognizes community participation in arts; Literary reading festival set for June 15 and more ->
The Arctic Sounder: Selawik holds walk for life; Seaweed farms grow as mariculture gains popularity and more ->
Julia O’Malley: Come write and eat with me in JUNEAU!

907 Updates June 06, 2019

KTVA News: Charging docs: Teen ‘blacked out,’ burned gun used to shoot 19-year-old Cynthia Hoffman; Hemp pilot program moves Alaska closer to legal production; Fairbanks area pet owners warned of fatal disease spread by hares; Inside the Gates: Military veterans flock to Anchorage for 2019 Golden Age Games; Anchorage senator proposes $900 PFD check; Workforce Wednesday: Young Alaskans train as summer guides for railroad and more ->
KTUU News: What happened to CeeCee? A daughter’s disappearance, her murder, and a father’s quest for answers; Lightning sparks 3 wildfires in Southwest Alaska Tuesday; State awards contract to study Medicaid block grant system; Glenn Highway commuters, expect Southbound shoulder closures for expansion project and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Haines athletes go for gold at National Senior Games; As some sea star populations make a comeback, scientists may have found cause of ‘wasting disease’; Red Carpet Concert: Justin Smith, ‘Rolling Tune’ and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Bethel City Council Member Fritz Charles Released, Hearing Set For July; Bethel City Council To Vote On Approving FY 2020 Budget At Next Regular Meeting and more ->
Alaska Native News: Napakiak Man Arrested in 2018 City Burglary and Safe Theft; Early Lives of Alaska Sockeye Salmon Accelerating with Climate Change and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Military Report: UAF provides fee waiver to deploying soldiers; Defendant in sexual abuse case takes the stand; Accurately defining pain and more->