Alaska News April 18, 2019

By KTUU: Mat-Su School District and residents react to shooting threat to area schools On Wednesday, the Mat-Su Borough School District dealt with a threat of gun violence directed at both Colony High School and Colony Middle School. It started when students and parents repeatedly shared the original warning of a threat on social media.
By Kristen Durand: Gov. Dunleavy fills Palmer Superior Court seat
By Rebecca Palsha: One of Anchorage’s largest illegal camps gets an abatement notice
By Cassie Schirm, Jes Stugelmayer and Gina Romero: Proposed trapping ordinance cites safety for pets, trappers say there’s a better way
The Anchorage Assembly has a work session for the proposed ordinance April 19 at noon. There will be an opportunity for public testimony at the next Assembly meeting on April 23.
By Lauren Maxwell: UAA seeks sexual assault victims for new study
By Daniella Rivera: Organization issues apology, defends its actions toward disgraced ex-UAA professor
By Scott Gross: Ravn needs more pilots and they want them from Alaska
KTOO Public Media: Through language, a Yup’ik teacher passes on a way of life; Capital City Fire/Rescue considers taking over hospital sleep-off program; Alaska Legislature confirms all of Dunleavy’s commissioners; Legislators reject six Dunleavy appointees to boards and commissions and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Man accused of first degree murder pleads not guilty; Borough residents comment on North Pole High incident; Local UAF’s Experimental Farm welcomes baby reindeer; Military Report: Eielson one year out from arrival of first F-35 and more ->
Alaska Highway News The Canadian Press: Sony Pictures Television forms closer ties with Wattpad storyteller platform
By Daniella Rivera: ‘It’s like heaven’: Kitten Social Hour benefits both cats and seniors
Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development: Recruiting for More than 4,000 Seafood Processing Workers

Alaska News April 17, 2019

By Shayne Nuesca: Providence Drive closed as road crews continue repairing sinkhole
By KTVA Web Staff: Troopers make alleged motorcycle thief return ride to its owner
By Leroy Polk: Former Gov. Bill Walker’s son chases, restrains attempted kidnapper until police arrive
By Scott Gross: Is living in Alaska enough to keep teachers long-term?
By Leroy Polk: Another Human Rights Commission member resigns over bumper sticker controversy
KTOO Public Media: Cost to move Legislature could be up to $45 million if state builds office, analysts find; Builders in Anchorage await a mini-boom from earthquake repairs; To stay or to go? Anchor Point parents and teachers grapple with potential school closure. More ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: American Ninja Warriors Nate DeHaan And Nick Hanson Talk Friendship And Representing Rural Alaska; Murkowski Calls For Many ‘Silver Bullets’ To Tackle Climate Change and more ->
Alaska Native News: KeyBank Employee who stole $4.2 Million from Vault to be Sentenced April 29th; World’s Northern-most Golf Tournament a Major Success and more ->

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks police chief finalists attend public forum, police shortage a main topic; BLM AFS and U.S. Army Alaska to Conduct Prescribed Burn East of Fairbanks and more ->
By Megan McDonald: This 277 Acre U-Pick Vegetable Farm In Alaska Is The Perfect Way To Spend An Afternoon
Chugiak Eagle River Star: Local women ready for Miss USA, Miss USA Teen competitions
By Laura Ojeda Melchor: 3 Alaska Native Poets For You To Read ASAP
By KTVA: Alaska leads nation in new farmers
By Liz Raines: Travel Tuesday: A road trip through Alaska’s ‘treasured tiny towns’

Alaska News April 16, 2019

By Daniel Kirby: Former Bristol Bay Borough police officer killed in line of duty in Washington state
By Elizabeth Roman: AST: Seward man kills 2 after confrontation
By Lauren Maxwell: City reassesses homeless services after alcohol tax fails
By Beth Verge: State employees union files suit to block API privatization
By Scott Gross: More students means more security for Chugiak High School
By Scott Gross: ASD rolls out new public testimony format
By Daniella Rivera: Open letter gathers 1,800-plus signatures asking organization to bar ex-UAA professor
By KTVA Web Staff: Marko Cheseto’s run of inspiration continues at Boston Marathon
KTOO Public Media: Southcentral residents still have until April 30 to file taxes due to earthquake; Federal government shutdown’s effects linger for Coast Guard in Alaska and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Yup’ik Literacy Reaches New Heights In Spelling Bee and more ->
Alaska Native News: Prince William Sound Sport and Subsistence Shrimp Pot Fishery Opens; Innoko is a Long River Short on People and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Three dead in Noatak after snowmachine falls through ice; Alaska Senate Urges Railroad Crossing through Canada; Fairbanks faces police shortage, says pay is among reasons; UPDATE: FNSB School District issues additional statement in response to North Pole HS incident and more ->
Marion Owen: How to motivate yourself when you don’t feel like it
By John Thompson: Head of the Class: Tudor Elementary’s Derrick DeBusk fosters student growth
By John Thain: Pancakes, ice cream and espresso headed to Midtown
By KTUU: Salute to Service: Local Baseball teams honor service members Former Alaska High School baseball players Michael Perez and Yerarmy Valdez were honored before the East and Bartlett baseball game Monday.
By Grant Robinson: Research tracking tick increase in Alaska
The researchers says that having baseline information on the ticks in Alaska can help prevent an outbreak of tick-borne disease.

“We have the benefit in Alaska that because we’re so far North we haven’t seen the epidemic of ticks and tick-borne disease that people have seen in other parts of the lower 48,” Hahn said. “If we’re prepared and we’re looking for these ticks we can really be at the forefront of the problem.”

Anyone who finds a tick in Alaska can learn more about submitting it to the research project at the State Veterinarian website.

Alaska News April 15, 2019

By Derek Minemyer: Anchorage high schoolers share stories advocating for mental health awareness
By Derek Minemyer: Kenai Peninsula tests new communications system following Nov. 30th earthquake
By: Jes Stugelmayer: Dunleavy: Legislature ‘knowingly underfunded’ Senior Benefits program ahead of suspension
By Elizabeth Roman: APD: Man stabs roommate at Anchorage apartment
By Associated Press: Alaska city faces shortage of police officers
Alaska Native News: Army Combatives Tournament Begins Tuesday; Nome Man Arrested on Multiple Charges Including Kidnapping and more ->
By Dave Leval, Elizabeth Roman and Cassie Schirm: Adoption event finds new homes for birds left behind after owner’s death
Alyeska Slush Cup Alaskans celebrated the end of the winter ski season at the Alyeska Slush Cup.
Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: 100th anniversary of flu pandemic in Bristol Bay and more ->

Alaska News April 14, 2019

By KTVA Web Staff: Driver seriously injured after being ejected from SUV in crash near downtown Anchorage
By Tracy Sinclare and Hank Davis: Latest: Tripod tips! Officials confirm end to the Nenana Ice Classic
By Daniella Rivera: Family injured in Royal Suite Lodge fire files lawsuit against property owner
KTOO Public Media: Juneau high schoolers headed to world robotics championship and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Shopping At ‘Micah’s Store’ In Eek and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Medical professionals and health providers gather for annual health fair; Variety of ordinances and resolutions passed at FNSB Assembly meeting and more ->
By KTUU: Meet UAA track and field star Caroline Kurgat
By KTUU: ‘Faces of Iditarod’ profiles people, pups on the Iditarod Trail

Alaska News April 13, 2019

By Leroy Polk: Lawmaker: Alaska student disciplined after she kneed boy in girls bathroom

“The district does not encourage students or staff to use force against students, staff, or visitors to school facilities. Students or staff who use force against another person on school grounds could be subject to disciplinary action, depending on the facts and circumstances of the incident,” the statement said.

“She did the right thing, and we should be backing her, not having her sitting at home wondering whether she made the right decision or not,” Wilson said.
By Kristen Durand: Volunteer search and rescue dive team is raising funds to replace a life-saving piece of equipment
KTOO Public Media: With building set for demolition, future of city’s cold weather shelter unclear; Gardentalk – Planting and seed starting and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Bethel Kuskokwim River Ice Breaks At 4:02 P.M. On Friday, April 12; February, March Break Temperature Records In Bethel; City Manager Pete Williams Talks Bethel’s Road Problems and more ->
Alaska Native News: Troopers Seek Escapee from Point Mackenzie Work Farm; Yute Air PA-32 Crashes Northeast of Bethel and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Science potpourri bring fun for the whole family; Officials conduct exercise to test Fairbanks outbreak readiness and more ->
The Arctic Sounder: Clarence Wood named honorary musher; Mushers experience the magic of the trail and more ->
Alaska News from APRN: AK Experimental tilapia skin burn treatment heals Haines dog; 49 Voices John Fitka of Tuntutuliak and more ->
By Scott Gross: Inside the Gates: The squadron that kept the 176th Wing on its feet after the earthquake
By Chris Klint: Academics outraged by presence of ex-UAA anthropology professor at conference

Alaska News April 12, 2019

By Cassie Schirm: Proposed ban aims to curb cellphone use by drivers in school zones
By Heather Hintze: Coffee sleeves offer Mat-Su abuse victims help

If you or someone you know is experiencing sexual assault or domestic violence, you can call Alaska Family Services at 746-8026.
By Kristen Durand: Alaska could be the first state to implement Medicaid block grant system
By Jill Burke: Anchorage scofflaws owe the city $6.2 million in unpaid traffic tickets
By Beth Verge: Seward community sounds off in meeting exploring consolidation of local schools
KTOO Public Media: New Stuyahok educator selected as National Assistant Principal of the Year; Civilian investigators assist Juneau police as recruitment struggles continue and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Melting Ice Is Disrupting Daily Life In The Y-K Delta In The Worst Possible Way; Bethel City Council Approves Agreement For Blue Sky Subdivision and more ->
Alaska Native News: Resolutions Introduced in 3 States to Designate 2019 as International Year of the Salmon; Troopers Seek Escapee from Point Mackenzie Work Farm; Yute Air PA-32 Crashes Northeast of Bethel and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Listen Connect Help: AFSP rep talks community suicide prevention; Borough Mayor discusses emergency services ordinances; Murkowski Raises STATES Act to U.S. Attorney General – highlights conflict between state federal marijuana laws; Sullivan, Gillibrand introduce ‘Choose Respect Act’ to combat domestic violence & sexual assault and more ->
The Homer Tribune: Mazen awarded Quilt of Valor; Students hone water safety skills in wilderness program and more ->
The Arctic Sounder: Rookie Ryan Redington wins Kobuk 440 race; Opinion: New ownership offers new opportunities for rural Alaska newspapers; State predicts total salmon catch increase of 100 million and more ->
VIDEO: AACC Educates Alaskans about preventing dog bites Anchorage Animal Care and Control joins nation wide efforts to educate people about preventing dog bites.

Alaska News April 11, 2019

Oxygen Chamber Therapy in Alaska Mat-Su Regional Medical Center is the only facility in the state that offers oxygen therapy as part of it’s wound care treatment center.
By Kristen Durand: Attorney General says he’ll visit Alaska to see rural justice needs in person
ANCHORAGE (KTUU) – U.S. Attorney General William Barr appeared before a Senate Appropriations Sub-committee Wednesday, on day two of a 2020 budget request hearing. Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski asked Barr where he stands on several issues pertinent to Alaska, and the Attorney General said he’s already planning a trip to The Last Frontier to see the issues himself.

Murkowski called on Barr to work with her on issues pertaining to stronger protection for Alaska Native villages, specifically dealing with sexual assault and domestic violence offenses.
By Jeremy LaGoo: Belugas are back: How you can see them in Turnagain Arm
By Chris Klint: Governor appoints new commission members after bumper sticker squabble
By Heather Hintze: New owner plans private campground along Knik River
KTOO Public Media: Meet Alice Qannik Glenn, the podcaster who’s trying to get more young Alaska Native voices on the mic; Body recovered from Mendenhall River and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Search Continues For Missing Chevak Woman; Bethel City Council Declares March 13 ‘Pete Kaiser Day,’ Pursues Federal Road Funding and more ->
Alaska Native News: First Time Rural Trooper Advanced Training Covering Topics of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assaults and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Defendants plead not guilty to charges from robbery gone wrong; PFD Raffle for Education Raises Nearly $1 million; Multi-agency investigation in Kodiak leads to federal charges against 13 individuals and more ->
By Jason Smith: ADF&G predicts more normal year for Bristol Bay’s prolific Nushagak District
By KTVA Web Staff: Murkowski, Young reintroduce coastal mapping initiative
VIDEO: 20-year-old adopted after years in foster care An Anchorage family adopts 20-year-old Mitchell Hershey. Hershey has been in foster care since he was 10-years-old.
Alaska program helps transitioning soldiers VEEP is a pre-apprenticeship training program which allows transitioning soldiers and recent veterans to receive direct entry into the NECA/IBEW Electrical Apprenticeship Program of their choice, anywhere in the US.

Alaska News April 10, 2019

By Hank Davis: Anchorage businesses remain unsafe to occupy due to earthquake damage
By Rebecca Palsha: Cars, liquor bottles and more shoes than you can count–Anchorage faces a filthy spring
By Heather Hintze: Illegal dumping plagues Mat-Su Borough
By MARK THIESSEN: 2 Alaska human rights commission members resign
By Cassie Schirm: Anchorage Assembly passes ordinance limiting smoking near playgrounds
KTOO Public Media: Juneau considers allowing pot cafes inside licensed retailers; Dunleavy calls for action on constitutional amendments, crime bills; Busiest cruise ship season ever for Nome expected this summer and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Bethel City Council Considers Declaring March 13 ‘Pete Kaiser Day’, Changing Housing Regulations and more ->
Alaska Native News: Two Arrested during Soldotna Property Recovery Monday and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: HEALTH REPORT: Fairbanks Resident recognized for advocacy against child abuse and neglect; Fairbanks City Council postpones decision on marijuana on-site consumption and more ->
By Jennifer Summers: Alaska student gets national award for leadership and volunteerism
By Lauren Maxwell: Some bunny to love: An Anchorage shop’s 37-year tradition of Easter chocolates
By Shawn Wilson: UAA program promotes Sexual Assault Awareness and Action Month
Interactive game highlights sexual assault awareness UAA promoted information to students about sexual assault awareness and action month.
PRNewswire: Wade Bryson’s New Book “Minimum Wage to Millionaire” is an Inspiring Account of the Author’s Journey to Personal and Professional Success

Alaska News April 09, 2019

By Daniella Rivera: UAA police: Former professor accused of sexual misconduct banned from university property, events
By Chris Klint: Human Rights Commission director resigns after suspension over bumper sticker
By Rebecca Palsha: ‘I would expect that property taxes would definitely have to rise’—Lawmakers debate plan to end school bond debt reimbursement
By Sean Maguire: Governor says ‘no deal’ without crime bills, constitutional amendments
KTOO Public Media: Folk Fest Live Stream Watch the live web stream at or listen on KRNN (102.7 FM); House Finance budget includes cuts, but less than the governor’s; Alaska’s rural schools could get a boost in internet speed; What happened to Kachemak Bay shellfish? And more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Donlin Promises Economic Development If Mine Goes Through and more ->
Alaska Native News: Alaska Shield 2019 To Be Held April 10-13; Troopers, Chevak Village Police, Community Search for Missing 35-Year-Old Woman and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Wainwright leadership gives panel interview on soldier suicides; Fairbanks City Council postpones decision on marijuana on-site consumption; UA Board of Regents votes 6-5 ends UAA education program and more ->
By Caleb Vierkant: Women Pioneers of Alaska helping the elderly, preserving history
By Beth Verge: APD upgrades cellular emergency communications equipment
By Lauren Maxwell: DOTPF expanding ‘lighting curfew’ program beyond Minnesota Drive
By John Thompson: Head of the Class: Polaris’ Mike McGee sets students up for bright future
By Heather Hintze: Talkeetna business taps earliest birch sap in 30-year history
By: Mark Edwards – EVP, Chief Credit Officer & Bank Economist: Alaska Economic Update part 2

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