907 Updates October 07, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: First Alaska Native on US currency revealed as Alaska Native Heritage Month becomes official and more ->
KTUU: Proposed 2020 Anchorage budget creates new positions for police, homeless support; Alaska school district seeks study of state testing accuracy; Soap maker with a vision and more ->
Alaska Native News: One Dies in Snowy Elliot Highway Head-On Collision; Troopers Urge Owners to Lock Vehicles after Rash of Thefts; Federal Fisheries Board Meets in Homer and more ->
The Arctic Sounder: Northwest Arctic programs awarded suicide prevention grants; Trooper’s brother banished from Kiana for alleged meth dealing and more ->
Suzanne Downing, Must Read Alaska
The War on Terrorism began in Afghanistan on this day in 2001, when a U.S.-led coalition launched Operation Enduring Freedom with a bombing campaign on Taliban-controlled areas. American and British forces led the attack, with support from France, Germany, Australia and Canada. The invasion of Afghanistan was in response to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C.

Scores of Alaskans have served in Afghanistan, including U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, who is a U.S. Marine colonel. Also, thousands of soldiers from JBER’s 4-25 Spartan Brigade have been deployed in Afghanistan over the years.
By Diane Kaplan, Rasmuson Foundation: A thank you — and next steps
Craig Medred: Peace on drugs