907 Updates September 14, 2018

By Associated Press: Juneau bike theft leads to robbery, felony assault arrest
By Sean Maguire: No plan to scale down search as efforts move toward investigation
By Mary Simton: 2 arrested after 1 strikes officer, house in stolen vehicle
By KTVA: Triple murder suspect’s bail reduced by $550K
By Tegan Hanlon: At a cost of $12,000 a month, a PR firm is providing crisis communication work for ASD in wake of the Dimond High investigation
By Mary Simton: Anchorage Youth Court recruiting middle, high schoolers
By Devin Kelly: Last year’s Anchorage-area beluga whale count inspired a small army of citizen scientists. You can join them Saturday.
By Alex DeMarban: ‘We got it wrong’: Government apologizes to Alaska Natives for banning migratory bird harvests
By Jeff Bridges: Congress funding bill to help Alaska’s military, energy needs
By Joe Vigil: Port of Alaska hit with $500,000 steel tariffs
By Leroy Polk: NTSB: Talkeetna pilot was on her first night of training when plane crashed
By Jill Burke: Women’s shelter challenges Anchorage’s non-discrimination law
By Angela Krenzien: State seeks feedback on emergency alert system
The test is scheduled for Thursday, September 20 at 10:18 a.m. and will last for about one minute. Most cell phones will get a text that says:

“THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.”

Operations Chief for DHS&EM, Bryan Fisher, says communication in Alaska is different than in the Lower 48 so he’s grateful for Alaskans’ feedback.

“Every time these systems are tested in Alaska we find ways to make improvements,” Fisher wrote.

After the test is finished, the state wants you to take the survey here.

You can participate even if your cell phone didn’t receive the test message.
By Beth Bragg: Denali Strabel flashes her uphill skills at Skyrunning World Championships
Rasmuson Foundation: The art of house posts in Southeast Alaska
By Dave Goldman: Alaska history comes full circle for a family from California