907 Updates October 19, 2017

By Leory Polk: Blue-haired man wanted for ‘groping’ two girls at popular Alaska resort
By Joe Vigil: Anchorage police chief talks about crime

By KTVA Staff: KTVA Town Hall: Addicted in Alaska

By KTUU Staff and Associated Press: Alaska governor voices support for new health insurance reform deal

Congratulations Laura Cole!
By KTVA Web Staff: Alaskan to represent 49th State on ‘Top Chef’

Thank you Kastle Sorenson!
By Lauren Maxwell: Eagle River baker offers lactation cookies to help nursing moms
By Associated Press: UPDATE: Musher accused of doping dogs will not be disciplined, officials say
For the first time in the history of the world’s most famous sled dog race, several of the high-performance animals have tested positive for a prohibited drug. But race officials have refused to name the musher involved.

By Dan Carpenter: Anchorage Mayor and Assembly Chair back tax on motor fuel
The extra cost at the gas pump would be in addition to the state’s $0.08 per gallon tax. The owner of Garrett’s Tesoro in Anchorage says the price of gasoline and diesel is already high enough.

“The more we put into taxes the more it takes out of the pockets of consumers and people need the money for food, shelter, clothing,” said Nelson Garrett.

Traini says the tax would save home owners an average of $60 to $360 per year on property taxes. He says it’s dependent on the results of an initiative planned for next year that may increase the tax exemption on a home’s assessed value from $20,000 to $50,000.

By John Tracy: Reality Check: When journalism makes a difference
By Daybreak Staff: Prosperity Summit happening Thursday
By Patrick Moussignac: Spirit of Denali Celebration returns after 8-year absence

By Rhonda McBride: Episode 125: Haunting legacies

By Associated Press: 7 historic Tlingit pieces returned to Southeast Alaska


By Kalinda Kindle: Website launched to help job seekers in Anchorage

By Dan McCue: GUEST COMMENTARY: Congress should protect Alaskans’ rights to arbitration