Tag: AK News

907 Updates April 22, 2017

By Dan Carpenter: Wildfire season “arriving abruptly”
By Beth Verge: Moose droppings raise money for Anchorage non-profits

By Cameron Mackintosh: UAS mountaineering professor back on the job after surviving 2016 bear mauling
By Sidney Sullivan: Anchorage’s marijuana shops see an increase in sales on 4/20

By Sierra Starks: Former employee alleges neglect, abuse at Anchorage assisted living home
By Lauren Maxwell: UAA opens on-campus center to address sexual violence

907 Updates April 21, 2017

By Bonney Bowman: Judge rejects plea deal in Eagle River murder

By Leroy Polk: Anchorage dentist charged with Medicaid fraud and working on unconscious patient while riding a hoverboar

By John Tracy: Reality Check: Education funding

By Liz Raines: Reliving gold’s glory at the Treadwell Mine, 100 years later

By Shannon Ballard: Sockeye fire trial begins in Palmer

By Heather Hintze: Hotshots prepare for wildfire season


By Cameron Mackintosh: Four sentenced for 2015 walrus slaughter near Cape Lisburne

By Dan Carpenter: Bald eagle at Lake Hood concerns pilots


By KTUU News: Girl Scouts talk leadership, courage and character building at annual luncheon

907 Updates April 20, 2017

By Mike Ross: Mat Su emergency director completes special training


By Travis Khachatoorian: Alaskan internet exchange connects marijuana growers to pot shops


By Associated Press: Fairbanks school board changes school name tied to convicted child rapist

By Daniella Rivera: Chugach Electric’s proposed hydroelectric project met with mixed reactions

By Dan Carpenter: Attorney explains impacts of H-1B visa overhaul on Alaska

They know going in the job is dangerous.  So take out extra life insurance?

By Liz Raines: Senate passes bill to extend medical coverage to families of fallen officers



Medicine okay. Do they mean washable, reusable diapers or “Pampers”?  Maybe Alaskan’s should get subsidized shipping and airfare? (sarcasm)




907 Updates April 19, 2017

By Leroy Polk / MJ Thim: Early morning shooting leaves one woman dead and one man injured

By Sierra Starks: Veteran shares life lessons from WWII before boarding Honor Flight

Report: US Murder Rate Spikes; 3 Cities Blamed
By Dan Carpenter: Anchorage Assembly members take oath of office
By Travis Khachatoorian: New high-speed internet cable comes online in Arctic Alaska
By Beth Verge: JBER, Eielson personnel intercept Russian bombers
By Johanna Eurich / KYUK:Annual Yup’ik Spelling Bee connects identity and culture in young spellers
By Rebecca Palsha: Downtown Anchorage looks at getting a new library

49 Voices: Cherry Blossom Princess Caitlin Sweeney | Alaska Public Media

This week on 49 Voices we’re going to Washington D.C. Caitlin Sweeney was there last week to be Alaska’s “princess” in the annual Cherry Blossom Festival. Listen now

Source: 49 Voices: Cherry Blossom Princess Caitlin Sweeney | Alaska Public Media

Jan Faiks, co-author of the Constitutional Budget Reserve, 1945-2017 – Must Read Alaska

Sen. Jan Faiks of Anchorage, the first woman in U.S. history elected as presiding officer of a state legislative body, has died. Faiks was Alaska Senate President in 1987-1988.  She died April 10, 2017 after being diagnosed with brain cancer last year. The 71-year-old former lawmaker was living in Amelia Island, Fla. with her husband, former Alaska State Sen. Lloyd Jones, at the time of her passing. The Constitutional Budget Reserve that the Alaska Legislature is depending on today to meet State spending during a period of lower oil revenues, owes its existence to her and a handful of other legislators who sponsored it in 1988.

Source: Jan Faiks, co-author of the Constitutional Budget Reserve, 1945-2017 – Must Read Alaska

907 Updates April 18, 2017









News Re-cap?


907 Updates April 17, 2017

So…how will “policing” work when Whittier police force is responding party?







By Ariane Aramburo: Social media growth of local food truck catches Facebook’s attention

907 Updates April 16, 2017

By Austin Baird: State House puts Alaska closest its been to an income tax since the eighties


By Victoria Taylor: Firefighters: One injured in plane crash near Parks Highway



907 Updates April 15, 2017