907 Updates February 02, 2019

By Dave Goldman: APD officer bitten twice by dog while serving warrant
One bullet.
By Daniella Rivera: Dunleavy’s effort to force out-of-state sex offenders to register excludes juvenile crimes
One of Dunleavy’s four crime bills includes a provision that would require most sex offenders who have to register in other states to also register in Alaska. Attorney General Kevin Clarkson said the measure is designed to, “fill the hole that exists in Alaska law that encourages sex offenders to come to Alaska.”

On Friday, a spokesperson for the governor said the new laws won’t make a difference when it comes to sex offenders who committed their crimes as juveniles. In an email, press secretary Matt Shuckerow wrote, “The short answer is that the bill does not require an individual convicted as a juvenile to register.”

If passed, the bill as written would adjust the statutes in response to an Alaska Supreme Court ruling that makes it difficult for the state to force people with out-of-state convictions for sex crimes to register.

The legislation still won’t affect offenders like Abrahamson who are able to escape the registry and fly under the radar in Alaska.
By Jill Burke: Sex offenders on social media highlight flaws in enforcement
By Mike Ross: Sen. Sullivan on shutdown talks, border security
By Scott Gross: Sullivan: ‘Bureaucratic issues’ nearly cost Alaska federal quake funds
By Kristen Durand: Ten vignettes of African American Trailblazers unveiled at Black History Month kickoff event
KTOO Public Media: ‘Molly of Denali’ creators work to make show authentic to Alaska Native experiences; Forest Service reschedules meeting on Southeast Alaska timber sales; ‘Life is going to spring back to us’: the sun returns to Utqiaġvik and more ->
By KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: State Elections Division Puts Inactive Voters On Notice and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Local Service Organization Makes Significant Donation to Interior Fire Chiefs; Alaska Psychiatric Institute under microscope, how it effects Fairbanks; LIVE: Guardian flight holds vigil for lost crew and more ->
By Heather Hintze: Palmer welcomes new kombuchery
In October 2017, Boortz left his job as a nuclear engineer in California and found a home in Palmer, making kombucha in his dry cabin.
By Daybreak Staff: Mic Check in the Morning: Mipso
By Emily Carlson: Local Writer Has Work Published For The First Time