907 Updates May 01, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Nearly 2 dozen wildfires already recorded in Alaska this year; Berkowitz: Too soon to tell if easing restrictions is working; Food trucks return to Spenard with new rules for popular Thursday lunch spot and more ->
KTUU: UPDATE: Trumpeter Fire, near Point Mac, has grown to 120 acres; Doctors in private practices report difficulty finding PPE; Siblings start nonprofit to aid Alaska’s healthcare workers during pandemic and more ->


KTOO Public Media: On Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula, businesses hit hard during last summer’s wildfires are facing another season of uncertainty; Juneau opens safer, more accessible campground for people without homes; Gardentalk – Weed seed eradication and greenhouse materials and more ->

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Villages Brace For Flooding As Ice Moves Down Kuskokwim River and more ->

Alaska Native News: Charges Forwarded to DA after Disturbance Call Investigation and more ->

Fairbnaks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks COVID-19 drive-thru testing center to relocate; Scientists at the University of Alaska Fairbanks produce hand sanitizer for Fairbanks hospital and more ->
The Arctic Sounder:’You are not alone’ and more ->
If you or someone you know needs help, there are people you can reach out to by phone and online during the coronavirus pandemic.

If you need immediate help, call 911.

For the North Slope Borough, you can contact Arctic Women in Crisis 24 hours a day at 1-800-478-0267 or 907-852-0267.

For the Northwest Arctic Borough, you can reach the Maniilaq Family Crisis Center at 907-442-3969.

You can reach Alaska’s CARELINE at 877-266-4357.

The National Sexual Assault Hotline is available 24 hours a day at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673). More information is available online at rainn.org.

To reach the National Domestic Violence Hotline, you can call 1-800-799-7233, text LOVEIS to 22522 or chat online at www.thehotline.org.

More information on resources and contacts in Alaska can be found at www.andvsa.org (the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault).

To report child abuse, call 800-478-4444 or email ReportChildAbuse@alaska.gov.

For a listing of local victim services 24/7 hotlines, go to: https://dps.alaska.gov/CDVSA/Services/VictimServices.

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