907 Updates May 20, 2019

By Leroy Polk & Taylar Perez: UPDATE: Police name woman found dead in home this weekend
A medical call for a woman who died Saturday turned into a deeper investigation, and now police have identified the victim.

Brittany Johnson, 24, was named by police early Monday as the woman found dead in a trailer home on Brayton Drive over the weekend.

So far police have not specified what observations made at the scene of Johnson’s death “prompted police to take a closer look at the incident.”
By Elizabeth Roman: APD: Juvenile arrested after setting Turnagain Elementary playground on fire
By Dave Leval: Law enforcement, community members run in support of Special Olympics Alaska
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Kipnuk Celebrates The Life Of Keoni Aliralria At Graduation and more ->

Immediately following Keo Aliralia’s death, his cousin, Clint Slim, had a baby boy with his girlfriend, Summer Brown. While Brown was pregnant, she had dreams of Keo. Of course, they named the baby Keo. So Keo lives on: in his name, and also in memories of a joyful life, lived strong. Keo Strong.
Alaska Native News: April Employment up 0.9% from Last Year; Unemployment Rate at 6.5% and more ->
By Derek Minemyer: ‘I feel the disabled have been forgotten’ – Anchorage woman wants new transportation system for disabled commuters
By Kristen Durand: Alaska Zoo celebrates our feathered friends on World Migratory Bird Day
By Kristen Durand: Newly formed African American art group shows off their work at Northway Mall
“We had some young African American kiddos in here not too long ago, and they were so excited to see other brown and tan people that looked just like them on the walls, so that’s also why we do this, and it’s been a great turnout.”

The group is currently recruiting more artists, so if you’re interested you can visit their Facebook page, here.
By Liz Raines: Summer of Heroes programs seeks youth nominations