Alaska News December 12, 2018

By Leroy Polk: Woman shot multiple times in early morning Anchorage gunfire
By Jill Burke: Know Your Rights: Fair housing and protections for renters and homebuyers
By Rebecca Palsha: Cyrano’s Theatre Co. will drop an actor who is a registered sex offender after social media backlash
Tuesday afternoon, Cyrano’s updated its Facebook page and said registered sex offenders will be prevented from working at Cyrano’s in any capacity.

“We know the community would prefer that we don’t have someone who is on the sexual offender registry in our shows, and that is absolutely fine,” Pond said. “We support all of those people those who have been victims, anybody who has found this to be difficult and upsetting, and that’s far more important to us.”

Seifert is in a production with Cryano’s that will run two more weeks. Pond said he will continue in those plays but they will be his final performances.
By Richard Mauer: Evangelists win right to proselytize in city park
Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman: Iconic Palmer water tower part of new holiday tradition, Assembly votes to temporarily waive dump fees and more->
KYYK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Winter Dividends From Calista, Bethel City Council To Reconsider Avenues Water Project and more->
KTOO Public Media December 12, 2018
Rasmuson Foundation new awards: wilderness cabins, youth programs, a rural elders home and more
Film Festival on Friday: Magnetic stories of 6 Alaskans
By John Thompson: Head of the Class: Megan Webb

Alaska News December 11, 2018

By Liz Raines: Alaska’s first TV station celebrates 65 years
By Leroy Polk: Whirlwind of violence in Alaska village; man stabs father, attacks mother, brother
There, troopers say Sallison stabbed his 56-year-old father in the back with an ulu blade, strangled his 18-year-old brother, and broke down a door and assaulted his 44-year-old mother.

Troopers said alcohol was involved in this crime. Sallison was arrested and no bail was set for his release.
By Elizabeth Roman: Juneau couple sentenced in drug trafficking conspiracy
Tiffany Spaulding, 35, of Juneau, pleaded guilty to one count of drug conspiracy. She was sentenced to five years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release. Christian Peters, 46, also of Juneau, was previously sentenced to serve 30 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, on the same charge.
By Associated Press: Trial underway for North Pole father charged in son’s death
By KTVA Web Staff: 3 suspects arrested following armed robbery of Anchorage Walmart
By Leroy Polk: UPDATE: Two men who killed each other during gun deal were teenagers, APD says
The victims have been identified as 19-year-old Daniel L. Bender JR and 19-year-old Davon M. Dodge. APD identified the men only as victims, and not as suspects in any case, as the two are deceased.
By Taylar Perez: Gruening Middle students join Chugiak High at ‘The Ranch’ after quake damage
The teachers are calling the combination Chugiak Mustangs and Gruening Colts school “The Ranch” to encompass both schools into their new home.
By Elizabeth Roman: Homeowners asked to retest for radon after earthquake
For more information on how to get a test kit, contact the Alaska Radon Hotline at 1-800-478-8324.
By Associated Press: Fairbanks police say officer stole money from lost wallet
By Joe Vigil: APD searching for man who attacked girlfriend over phone call
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the non-emergency police dispatch line at 311. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 561-STOP or online at
KYUK Public Media: Emmonak Lands $23M Infrastructure Grant, Colder Weather Good News For Ice Travel In Y-K Delta, But Still A Lot Of Open Water and more->
KTOO Public Media: Dunleavy among new leaders to meet with Trump Thursday, Sitka officials make the case for a secondary water source, Judge dismisses challenges to oil lease sales in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska and more ->
By Rebecca Nagle: The Violence Against Women Act Doesn’t Include the Majority of Alaska Native Women

Alaska News December 10, 2018

By Elizabeth Roman: APD: Victims of double homicide shot each other
By Elizabeth Roman: Pedestrian, dog, struck and killed by vehicle on Egan Drive
KTOO Public Media: After misdiagnosis and amputation, Anchorage woman wins $21M
By Sean Maguire: 8 out of 42 Eagle River condos unsafe to occupy after 7.0 quake
By Derek Minemyer: Path to Independence gives homeless a chance at new life
KYUK Public Media: Festival Films Feature Climate Change In The Y-K Delta
By Associated Press: Alaska Native tribes seek help from human rights commission
Must Read Alaska Suzanne Downing: Bristol Bay public housing faces meth remediation
By Seth Augenstein: Alaskan Meltwater Releases DDT into Aquatic Ecosystem
By Dave Leval: 23 years missing: Family holds out hope they will find loved one

Alaska News December 09, 2018

By Elizabeth Roman: USGS: 4.8 magnitude aftershock registered near Big Lake
By Associated Press: Ketchikan couple charged in felony heroin, meth case
Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman: Assembly members’ votes deny waiving landfill fees temporarily following earthquake, Exhibit helps raise awareness for Valley Hospice Resources and more ->
By JACOB MANN Local Palmer author published her first book
PALMER — Longtime Palmer resident Toni Truesdell recently published her first book, “Tessa Speaks Her Truth,” and after a book signing at Fireside Books and selling out her first bundle of online sales, she is eager to keep writing.

“It’s never too late to follow your dreams,” Truesdell said.
KTOO Public Media: Ethics enforcers let former Juneau lawmaker’s unpaid ethics fines slide, Anchorage Museum archives earthquake with viral memes, Twitter poetry and more->

Alaska News December 08, 2018

By Associated Press: Hilcorp: Worker ‘fatally injured’ on North Slope
By Daniel Kirby: UPDATE: Fairbanks man charged with first degree murder in suspicious death investigation
By Hank Davis: Hardest hit Mat-Su Schools share architectural similarities
By Cassie Schirm: Anchorage family facing foreclose on home after earthquake causes major damage
By Shannon Ballard: Marijuana Money: How the state is spending its cannabis cash
KYUK Public Media: What It Is At LKSD: Wrestling And Lego Robotics Competition, Warm Temperatures Push Back K300 Season Opener and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Fundraiser promotes two-spirit inclusivity with indigenous drag show, A week after the Anchorage earthquake, city continues to find damaged homes, Alaska state marijuana tax collection hits $1.8M in October, When a step back into prison is really a jump forward on the road to recovery and more ->
By Jeff Bridges: Anchor Point man guilty of 21 wildlife violations after poaching moose

Alaska News December 07, 2018

UAF Alaska Earthquake Center: Recent
By Joe Vigil: Pickup truck used as air traffic control tower at Anchorage airport
By Hank Davis: Cluster of Jewel Lake homes significantly damaged in earthquake
By Daniella Rivera: When a landlord-tenant relationship gets tricky, there’s a hotline to help
The nonprofit offers a help hotline specifically for tenant and landlord questions twice a week: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Goss, who coordinates pro bono services, said attorneys volunteer to staff the phone line and answer questions each week.

Anchorage residents can call in at 907-743-1000, and people who live outside of Anchorage can call toll-free at 855-743-1001.

Anyone who doesn’t get through can also call ALSC during its normal business hours, with any civil legal issues, including landlord and tenant law.
KTOO Public Media: New education program is a good ‘MATCH’ for adult learners, Alaska Native groups ask Dunleavy to investigate missing and murdered indigenous women and more->
KYUK: Bethel Spirits To Close This Weekend and more->
Editor’s Letter: December – Fantastic, strong, notable, tough, adventurous, Alaskan women: you’ll find plenty of them in this month’s issue.

Alaska News December 06, 2018

KTUU: Former Alaska hockey coach sentenced for abusing children, possessing child porn
By Leroy Polk: 30 years later, ex-Alaska karate instructor arrested for sexually abusing girls
By Daniel Kirby: Fairbanks police investigating August shooting death of husky
By Megan Mazurek: Rhonda McBride honored for storytelling by Anchorage Assembly
By Cassie Schirm: WATCH: Anchorage couple catches ‘ding dong ditching’ moose
By Victoria Taylor: Earthquake emotions, words on paper: Spenard business to host special story time
By Elizabeth Roman: Gruening Middle School students relocating to Chugiak High School
By Leroy Polk: The M7.0 left Alaska shaken, and the aftershocks keep coming. Here’s how it looks in the Earth’s crust
By Taylor Perez: Businesses are offering sales after the earthquake to give back to the community
KTOO Public Media: Dunleavy and his supporters celebrate inauguration in Wasilla, Juneau officials seek public input on how to spend marine passenger fee revenue, Human rights complaint filed over transboundary mining in British Columbia and more->
What’s shakin’ at the Anchorage Public Library
EVENT: Episode Screening “1964 Earthquake”
PBS and Alaska Public Media are providing a free screening of “We’ll Meet Again with Ann Curry” to Anchorage Public Library! This episode will be trying to reunite friends separated by the 1964 earthquake. Anchorage Public Library staff were thrilled to participate in the production of this episode. Staff members provided research assistance, and some filming took place in Loussac Library. Come share in the experience before it airs on TV, learn how you can find your story using library resources and meet the community members featured in the episode. Learn More HERE

EVENT: Teen Open Mic @ Loussac

Recently featured in a story on Alaska Public Media our teen open mic nights give performers age 13-18 a chance to take center stage. Need to sing? Do you play an instrument? Want to read your poetry? Join us for some open mic sessions to practice your skills in front of a live audience. Teens email our Teen Librarian to sign up.
Winter updates from Amy Meissner
‘And Now We Rise: A Portrait of Samuel Johns’

Alaska News December 05, 2018

KTVA: Warehouse murder suspect said he was ‘afraid for his life’
By Heather Hintze: Grunwald murder suspect’s mom arrested over subpoena
By Leroy Polk: Some Anchorage students, teachers, return to school Wednesday after earthquake
By Derek Minemyer: Massive boulder nearly kills trucker on Seward Highway
By Heather Hintze: Mat-Su Assembly votes down free dump days following earthquake
KTOO Public Media: Don ‘Moose’ Young says farewell to George H.W. Bush, Alaska DOT is in crisis response mode — and it just got a new boss and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: CVRF Tests If Tiny Homes Could Serve As Big Solution For Region’s Housing Crisis, Lower Kuskokwim River Report: Stay Off The Ice, Y-K Delta Boarding School Discovers Cheating On Math Program 
KTUU: Alaska spaceport plans new building as demand increases

Alaska News December 04, 2018

By Leroy Polk: 4.7 quake wakes Anchorage on Tuesday, latest of over 1,800 aftershocks
By Elizabeth Roman: Teenagers steal firearms, alcohol from Palmer home
By Leroy Polk: Stop taking selfies in front of earthquake-ruptured Vine Road in Wasilla, troopers say
In addition to getting in the way of construction crews, troopers also noted that the ground itself is unstable, and poses a risk due to aftershocks causing additional movement.
By Lauren Maxwell: A look at Anchorage daycare options with schools closed
KTOO Public Media By Nat Herz, Alaska’s Energy Desk: Post-earthquake, air traffic controllers exiled from Anchorage tower used a pickup truck instead
APRN: No earthquake policy? Your loss may still be insured, Focus shifts to childcare needs in wake of earthquake, Houston Middle School likely closed for remainder of school year following quake, After earthquake Anchorage businesses clean up assess damage, PFD promise key to Dunleavy’s win in Hoonah Bettye Davis trailblazing lawmaker and education activist passes at the age of 80, more ->
Rasmuson Foundation: How did you fare? Check out our earthquake impact survey for nonprofits.
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