907 Updates May 21, 2019

By KTVA: The Latest: FAA says Alaska air carrier suspends operations
By Daniella Rivera: David Yesner appeals ban from University of Alaska property, events
By Sean Maguire: Alaska House overwhelmingly passes compromise crime package
Rep. Lance Pruitt, R-Anchorage, the House minority leader, applauded the passage of bill but cautioned that keeping the controversial pretrial assessment tool in effect meant the Legislature couldn’t claim to have completely repealed SB 91.

Others weren’t as impressed.

Hopkins expressed concerned at the cost of HB 49, estimated at close to $100 million over the next two years and that increasing sentencing ranges would “disproportionately affect minorities and the poor, here in Alaska.”
KTOO Public Media: Gardentalk – Banish and bury those dandelions and buttercups; Juneau Assembly considers raising property taxes; Judge dismisses Pebble-funded lawsuit against BBRSDA and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Paul Basile Named New Kuskowkim 300 Race Manager and more ->
Alaska Native News: Felon with Weapon at Juneau International Sentenced to 21 Months and more->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks Aviation Day draws crowds and awards scholarship; Ester Volunteer Fire Department pins new chief; Phase 1 of summer construction starts in Fairbanks and more ->
By Megan McDonald: This Tiny Seaside Town Is The Unassuming Music Capital of Alaska
By Casea Peterson: This Is What Life In Alaska Looked Like In The 1940s
By Dave Leval: Anchorage medics’ class aims to Stop the Bleed
By KTVA: Head of the Class: Service High’s Jeff Bassett helps students become problem solvers
By Laura Holman: Portugal. The Man surprises Shishmaref students with video shout out
By Rebecca Palsha: Nonprofit says it won’t be able to help everyone if the budget continues to shrink
The governor’s spokesperson, Matt Shuckerow, said a discussion over the budget is good and that these kind of talks should have started years ago. He said the governor’s priorities continue to be a full PFD and cutting government spending, saying we’re in a “fiscal crisis.”

“Generally speaking the governor’s view is that Alaskans are probably better off spending their dollars than the government is,” Shuckerow said. “Sometimes the government can be wasteful, it can be excessive, maybe not looking for reform, so this is a big conversation. We’re glad Alaskans are engaged.”
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By Heather Hintze: Palmer mom raises money to pay off school lunch debt