Alaska News December 07, 2022


 
 
 
 
KTUU: Case closed in death of Marx Bros Cafe head chef Family and friends of John D’Elia still have questions regarding the Anchorage police investigation; Multiple mail thefts in Eagle River, Palmer likely connected; Mayor’s proposed resolution on Sullivan Arena capacity expansion rejected by Anchorage Assembly; Anchorage sees snowiest December day in more than 2 decades Parts of Southcentral have seen up to, if not more than, a foot of snow and more ->

 
 
 
 
KTOO: Tongass coming-of-age story wins prestigious award for eco-lit; In new podcast, Juneau reporter digs into her family’s story of escaping the Khmer Rouge; State of Alaska plans to sue federal government over trail corridors across public land and more->

 
 
 
 

Marcia Biederman
On Jan. 13 , I’ll present a Zoom talk about the forgotten history of a courageous Haida woman, Agnes McAlpin. I’m immensely grateful to the Sheldon Jackson Museum for making this possible, and to this group for posting the call for applications. I hope some of you will attend and ask questions.

When Fri, January 13, 2023, 12:00pm – 12:45pm

Where Zoom only (map)

Description As part of the Share Your Culture/Share Your Research Winter Series, biographer and journalist Marcia Biederman (non-Native) will give a Zoom-only historical talk entitled “The Courage of Agnes Young McAlpin: The Forgotten Story of a Haida Woman Who Won a Fight for Her Human Rights.” To attend, visit www.zoom.com and input meeting ID: 842 3603 1991 and passcode: Agnes.
Join us for this event as Biederman takes us back to 1906, at a time when people fought for seats in a Pennsylvania courtroom to hear a young Haida woman tell of years of mistreatment at the hands of her white husband and in-laws. Originally from Kasaan, Agnes Young was 17 when a white dentist named Kenneth McAlpin married her in Wrangell. A year later, with Agnes pregnant, the couple returned to Kenneth’s home. Horrified by the interracial marriage, his mother and sister banished Agnes to a barren attic while Kenneth got a luxuriously furnished room.
Hidden from visitors and forced to eat separately, Agnes thought of suicide. Instead, she developed a plan to free herself and her children from this intolerable situation. Using photos and excerpts from news accounts, Marcia Biederman will explain how Agnes won a highly publicized divorce trial, ensuring a future for her descendants in Alaska, and prompting a small Pennsylvania city to examine its commitment to civil rights.

 
 
 
 

Alaka Native News: December 7th, 1941: A Date that will Live in Infamy; Ancient moose antlers hint of early arrival; This Day in Alaska History-December 7th, 1960 and more->
 
 
 
 

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks hosts 2022 Winter Solstice Festival and more ->

 
 
 
 

KSTK: Wrangell committee on confiscated moose meat directs distribution to organizations this year and more ->
 
 
 
 

The Seward Journal December 07 to December 13, 2022

 
 
 
 

KUCB: Fatal Ballyhoo car crash trial likely to take place in summer; Bus driver shortage hits Unalaska, prompting revised school transportation schedule and more ->
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Old neighbors

 
 
 
 

The Alaska 100: Treat someone special this year with the gift of experience
 
 
 
 
What Do I Know: AIFF2022: Dealing With Dad and Bering Family Reunion
 
 
 
 
Simple Living Alaska: Wood Stove Hearth | Pouring Concrete Indoors
 
 
 
 

Alaska News December 02, 03, 04, 05 & 06, 2022

KTUU: The biggest film festival in Alaska is back Anchorage International Film Festival returns for 22nd year; American Legion in Wasilla honors WWII, Korean War veterans; Cartoonist Chad Carpenter celebrates 30 years of Tundra comics and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO: Kenai man has the nation’s 19th-best mullet; Bear encounter north of Fairbanks raises questions about carrying protection in winter; How Alaska’s congressional delegation voted on the same-sex marriage and railroad bills, and why; Spay and neuter services available in-house at Juneau Animal Rescue and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK: The US Fish and Wildlife Service seeks feedback on a new Alaska Native relations policy; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service opens new Kuskokwim moose hunt and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Community pays final respects to unaccompanied veterans; Amy Pohl Dies in Ester Fire Saturday; Holiday traditions bring service members, North Slope Borough community closer; Newly found photos shed light on 1910 Denali climb; This Day in Alaska History-December 2nd, 1980, This Day in Alaska History-December 3rd, 1906, This Day in Alaska History-December 4th, 1919, This Day in Alaska History-December 5th, 1905, This Day in Alaska History-December 6th, 1906 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Alaska State Troopers seize counterfeit currency, suspect in custody; Reindeer meet and greet generates donations for The Door; Mission to Minto: Operation Santa Claus brings holiday cheer to rural communities and more ->
 
 
 
 
KINY: Minors near Seward arrested for alleged car theft; Palmer authorities attempting to locate driver involved in burglary using a U-Haul and more ->

 
 
 
 
KSTK: Wrangell schools keep travel COVID testing in place for student-athletes, despite some pushback and more ->
 
 
 
 
KFSK: U.S. Coast Guard Holds Advancement Ceremony at Petersburg Whale Observatory; Petersburg’s Christmas Bazaar 2022 Petersburg’s Christmas Bazaar 2022 and more ->
 
 
 
 

KRBD: How to bring home your own Southeast Alaska Christmas tree and more ->
 
 
 
 

KUCB: Unalaska school district in search of new superintendent … again and more ->

 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Eat, sit, die

 
 
 
 
Indian Country Today: Seating a Cherokee in Congress
She was inducted into the Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame in 2010 and served as chair of the Alaska Native Health Board among many other achievements.

 
 
 
 

Santa’s Letters & Gifts celebrates 20 years
Pam Sattler is now taking her art in a new direction. One of her pieces is on the cover of the Winter 2022 issue “Alaska Women Speak.”

Learn more ->

 
 
 
 
By Neha Saini, Mint: Apple iPhone 14 SOS feature saves man’s life in Alaska, rescuers impressed
Apple introduced the emergency SOS satellite feature with iPhone 14 series. The feature went live in the US and Canada a few weeks back. Now, a man is crediting the emergency feature to save his life when he found himself stranded in the mountains of Alaska.
 
 
 
 
Ethel Aanwoogeex’ Lund, an Alaska Native leader and health care pioneer, died Nov. 11. She was 91.

Lund was known throughout Southeast Alaska and across the state for her work which spearheaded bettering health care for Alaska Native people during a period when it was difficult to obtain.
Learn more ->
 
 
 
 

By Chris Klint, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage: Anchorage woman seeks justice for boyfriend killed outside their home
 
 
 
 
Courtesy of Jon Scudder:

Happy holidays! This week’s Glacier Rock Show will highlight the English Band The 1975 new album “Being Funny in a Foreign Language” released October 14, 2022 via the Dirty Hit label. The two-hour show will air across the US via the Pacifica Radio Network and in Alaska on KEUL 88.9, Girdwood on Saturday, Dec. 10, 8 pm and Sunday, Dec.11, at 11 am.

The band which was formed in 2002 with the album written by Matthew Healy and George Daniel and recorded at Real World Studios inn Wiltshire, United Kingdom and the legendary Electric Lady Studios in New York. This is the fifth studio album for the group The 1975 and was created during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Being Funny in a Foreign Language” was released in part through several singles starting in July through September 2022. The four-member ensemble have established themselves as one of the defining bands of their generation with a distinctive aesthetic, ardent fanbase and a unique sonic approach. Glacier Rock Show listeners are encouraged to tune in and enjoy this upbeat new album.
 
 
 
 
By Emerson, Only In Your State Alaska: The Spectacular Ice Skating Lagoon In Alaska That Will Make Your Winter Complete

 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Drive Through A Winter Wonderland This Holiday Season At The Bright Up The Night In Alaska
 
 
By Casea Peterson, Only In Your State Alaska: These 8 Pieces Of Architectural Brilliance In Alaska Could WOW Anyone

 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: The Unrivaled Canyon Hike In Alaska Everyone Should Take At Least Once

Alaska News December 01, 2022

KTUU: Armed robbery at Bethel marijuana shop; Police charge juvenile in Muldoon homicide investigation and more ->

 
 
 
 
KTOO: Syphilis cases in Alaska continue to climb, compounding the state’s STD challenges; 3 tribes dealing with the toll of climate change get $75 million to relocate and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK: Arctic lamprey in Kuskokwim River and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Kodiak’s North Star Elementary School Evacuated after Discovery of Suspicious Package Wednesday; This Day in Alaska History-December 1st, 1922 and more->
 
 
 
 

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Carbon monoxide poisoning suspected cause of death in two North Pole residents; Southeast Alaska sees closure of crab season; Volunteers help military families’ holiday wishes come true with Arctic Warrior Wishes and more ->
 
 
 
 
KRBD: NTSB calls for special regulations on Ketchikan air tours after series of crashes; Alaska’s second fatality-free year of commercial fishing could be part of a trend and more ->

 
 
 
 
KUCB: GCI fiber optic cable damaged, likely by ship’s anchor and more->

 
 
 
 

By Dave Allgood, KTUU: A war, a pandemic , a dog 🐕, distance and three years later? A Ukrainian immigrant, who now lives in Wasilla …is finally reunited with her beloved Rottweiler. She never gave up on her best friend. True love persevering … my latest Allgood News. Anastasiia Heath & ‘Roxy’.

 
 
 
 

Alaska News November 29 & 30, 2022

KTUU: Police investigating Muldoon homicide; Fire destroys village store, fuel company in Stebbins; Kodiak man facing charges after more than $500K worth of drugs seized; JBER kicks off their holiday season with annual tree lighting and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTOO: Alaska Energy Authority invests $4.9M in state’s largest solar farm; The US promised tribes they would always have fish, but the fish they have pose toxic risks and more ->

 
 
 
 

Alaska Native News: Troopers Investigate Early Monday Morning Homicide in Anvik; One Missing, Presumed Dead in Randi Jo Sinking near Point Baker; Fairbanks Man Arrested on Burglary and Attempted Kidnapping Charges Monday Night; Walker Sentenced to 40 Years for Attempted Murder; Alaska Office of Elder Fraud & Assistance Secures Largest Judgment of Elder Fraud in State’s History; This Day in Alaska History-November 29th, 1915, This Day in Alaska History-November 30th, 1918 and more ->
 
 
 
 

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Chief Justice of Alaska Supreme Court selected and more ->
 
 
 
 

KINY: Alaska would be insulated from a nationwide railroad strike, officials say; Sealaska Heritage Institute to sponsor lecture on Native Leaders Hall of Fame; Together Tree effort resumes in Sitka and more->
 
 
 
 

KSTK: Wrangell Family Resilience Fair celebrates 5 years; State ferry board moves to longer monthly meetings and more ->
 
 
 
 

The Seward Journal: November 30 to December 06, 2022
 
 
 
 

KFSK: Petersburg’s Elementary School Cuts Four Days of After-School Recess; Petersburg Holds It’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and more ->
 
 
 
 

KRBD: One of Ketchikan’s own scores a spot on Forbes’ “30 Under 30” energy list and more ->
 
 
 
 

KUCB: DOT pursues hybrid design for Tustumena replacement and more ->
 
 
 
 

SOA: Division of Public Health: How to Get Vaccination Records There are three ways to get a copy of Alaska immunization records: 

Alaska News November 25, 26, 27 & 28, 2022

KTUU: Woman dies after boat hit by waves capsizes near Sitka; Nunaka Valley neighbors say walking route to new school is dangerous; Santa to check in on team at Reindeer Farm in Palmer and more ->

 
 
 
 
KTOO: Juneau police make an arrest in September killing of Faith Rogers; Dillingham students celebrate name change for local creek and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Museum Updates Alutiiq Tradition Book; This Day in Alaska History-November 25th, 1912; This Day in Alaska History-November 26th, 1867; This Day in Alaska History-November 27th, 1918; This Day in Alaska History-November 28th, 1886 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Alaska Native Tlingit artist collaborates with big brands The collaboration includes brand names like Vans, Lib Tech Snowboards, SmartWool, Volcom, and Google and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Arctic Sounder: Students share traditional dance, crafts and storytelling during Iñupiaq Fine Arts Festival; Harcharek to lead Voice of the Arctic Inupiat and more ->
 
 
 
 
KINY: Alaska Office of Elder Fraud & Assistance secures largest judgment of Elder Fraud in State’s history and more ->
 
 
 
 
KSTK: Wrangell Family Resilience Fair celebrates 5 years and more ->
 
 
 
 
KRBD: Klawock hunter rescued after being separated from group and more ->
 
 
 
 
Sorry for the paywall.
ADN: Starlink begins providing high-speed satellite internet in Alaska
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Lab fresh fish
 
 
 
 
Simple Living Alaska: Heading North to the Cabin | Hauling Next Year’s Big Project
 
 

Alaska News: November 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 & 24, 2022

Wishing all a most joyous Thanksgiving!

 
 
 
 
KTUU: Muldoon Road closed due to collision; Gun confiscated at West High School; Alaska firefighters help rescue a moose trapped in a home; National organization works to eliminate sex offender registries Advocates for registry say it protects the public against sex offenders who may reoffend and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTOO: ‘I watched it rapidly turn into absolute chaos’: Inside the deepening dysfunction at North Star psychiatric hospital; Ethel Lund remembered as a health care trailblazer for Southeast Alaska Natives and more ->
 
 
 
 

KYUK: New documentary profiles Ayaprun Loddie Jones. ‘We all need heroes and we need to know their stories’; Bethel’s only low-barrier emergency shelter may close early this year. ‘Honestly, where are they gonna go?’; No injuries in Yute Commuter Service crash near Bethel and more ->
 
 
 
 

Alaska Native News: Bethel-based Guardsmen bring holiday cheer to Scammon Bay; NANA Awarded $68.5 Million Grant to Provide High-speed Internet to Remote Alaska Villages; This Day in Alaska History-November 17th, 1916, This Day in Alaska History-November 18th, 1959; This Day in Alaska History-November 19th, 1918; This Day in Alaska History-November 20th, 1914; This Day in Alaska History-November 21, 1900; This Day in Alaska History-November 23rd, 1915; This Day in Alaska History-November 24th, 1911 and more ->
 
 
 
 

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Denali Elementary School receives national award; UAF acquires the only 3D metal printer in the university system; Serving soldiers and service members a hot Thanksgiving meal at Fort Wainwright and more ->
 
 
 
 

KIny; Statewide CEDS Final Report now available and more ->
 
 
 
 

KSTK: Wrangell Assembly preview: Listing the old hospital, harbor security & more
 
 
 
 

The Seward Journal November 23 to November 29, 2022
 
 
 
 

Resurrection Bay Historical Society

 
 
 
 

KFSK: Petersburg Continues Long-Running Junior Firefighter Program and more ->
 
 
 
 

KRBD: Family and friends search for Rex Sowell, man last seen Saturday in Ketchikan and more ->

 
 
 
 

KUCB: Army Corps of Engineers moves forward with Unalaska Bay dredging project and more ->
 
 
 
 

Craig Medred: Californaska
 
 
 
 
By Crystal Haynes, Boston 25 News: ‘Molly from Denali’ co-creator discusses the creative process behind the hit PBS show
 
 
 
 

Whistle Hill
 
 
 
 
By Casea Peterson, Only In Your State Alaska: 14 Times The Sun Made Alaska The Most Beautiful Place On Earth

 
 
 
 
Simple Living Alaska: Potato Harvest | Life’s A Garden – Dig It!
 
 
Simple Living Alaska: Winter has Arrived | Filling up the Wood Shed
 
 
Simple Living Alaska: Camping in an Arctic Oven | Alaska Fall Bear Hunt
 
 

Alaska News November 12, 13, 14, 15 & 16, 2022

KTUU: Police detain trio of juveniles in Abbott Loop homicide investigation; New guide hopes to give tourists a chance to appreciate Alaska Native cultures; New veteran-owned business The Dirty Apron offers cooking classes and more and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO: Former UAS professor Sol Neely honored with a fire dish memorial in Juneau; Prince of Wales wolves are highly inbred, biologists say; Dead bowheads in Beaufort and Chukchi point to increased killer whale presence in Arctic; Good news, Alaskans: Your emus are legal now and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK: Bethel veterans recall service and life beyond it and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: This Day in Alaska History-November 12th, 1910; This Day in Alaska History-November 13th, 1913; This Day in Alaska History-November 14th, 1938; This Day in Alaska History-November 15th, 1913; This Day in Alaska History-November 16th, 1973 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanis News Webcenter 11: Active shooter response exercise put on by UAF; Women Veterans share their stories and are celebrated for their service and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Arctic Sounder: Anaktuvuk Pass Elders return the remains of a Nunamiut man to the village, bringing residents joy and a sense of healing; With rituals, knowledge and care, Alaska Native birthworkers support families throughout the birthing process and more ->
 
 
 
 

KINY: Exhibits on Vietnam War and G.I. peace movement opens at UAS; Column: In Honor of Walter A. Soboleff Day; A Writer Remembers Ethel Lund; National Hiking Day coming up and more ->
 
 
 
 
KSTK: Learning Lingít at lunch; Wrangell has a dam problem. Officials hope a recent survey will point to a solution. And more ->
 
 
 
 
The Seward Journal: November 16 to November 22, 2022
 
 
 
 

KFSK: Petersburg School District hosts Veteran’s Day Parade; Petersburg Borough to be Represented by Anchorage Legal Team in Lawsuit; Inside Ashley Lohr’s World of Abstract Enamel Jewelry and more ->
 
 
 
 
KRBD: Judy Zenge honored as Citizen of the Year at Ketchikan Chamber gala and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Diane Kaplan, Rasmuson Foundation: Dear Alaska: My new chapter is about to begin
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Holiday showers?
 
 
 
 
By Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks: Predator reduction efforts have not increased moose harvests, study says
 
 
 
 

By Nancy Lord, Book review: A new edition of a 19th century sea voyage opens a window into the era’s fascination with the Arctic
 
 
 
 
By Courtney, Only In Your State Alaska: Here Are The 10 Most Dangerous, Deadly Places In Alaska
 
 
By Megan McDonad, Only In Your State Alaska: Walk Through A Winter Wonderland To The Frozen South Fork Waterfalls
 
 
By Courtney, Only In Your State Alaska: Only In Alaska Will You See Something Like This On A Rafting Trip Down The River
 
 
 
 
Periscope Film: 1970s P&O LINE ALASKA CRUISE PROMOTIONAL FILM SS SPIRIT OF LONDON SS ARCADIA 31714
 
 
 
 

Alaska News November 06, 07, 08, 09, 10 & 11, 2022

KTUU: Police investigating Spenard area homicide; 1 dead in plane crash in Matanuska River near Chickaloon; Friends and family remember Eagle River’s Sara Mason who died scuba diving; Born to be wild: Bird TLC rehabilitates 2 bald eagles and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO: Victims’ families settle suits in Gary Knopp midair collision over Soldotna; Juneau’s volunteer workforce not immune to lingering pandemic effects; Alaska Native nonprofit puts culture at the forefront of addiction prevention and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK: Bethel-area fiber broadband project gets a Yup’ik name; ‘Airraq is a string used to tell stories’ and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: 21-Year-old Polu Pleads Guilty to 2018 Murder; In Honor of All of Our Veterans on this, their Day; This Day in Alaska History-November 6th, 1907; This Day in Alaska History-November 7th, 1913; This Day in Alaska History-November 8th, 1955; This Day in Alaska History-November 9th, 1929; This Day in Alaska History-November 10th, 1911; This Day in Alaska History-November 11th, 1919 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks man charged with 1st Degree Murder in Washington Drive homicide; 19-year old North Pole resident dies in house fire and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Arctic Sounder: Numerals invented by a handful of Kaktovik students can now be used digitally and more ->
 
 
 
 
KINY: Pilot dead in Matanuska River plane crash; Fairbanks Man indicted for murder of One-Year-Old Child and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Seward Journal November 09 to November 15, 2022
 
 
 
 
KFSK: Alaska’s salmon worth $720.4 million this year and more ->
 
 
 
 
KRBD: Ketchikan’s school district wants feedback on calendar that would move early release to Fridays and more ->
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: War & peace
 
 
Craig Medred: Broken promises
 
 
 
 

By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: It’s Bizarre To Think That Alaska Is Home To The World’s Largest Collection Of Hammers, But It’s True

Alaska News November 04 & 05, 2022

KINY: Bill Sheffield, former Alaska governor, dies at age 94
 
 
 
 
KTUU: Man taken to hospital with serious injuries after pedestrian collision in Eagle River; Teen charged with murder in Bethel fire that killed 3; Man arrested in alleged abduction, assault of teen girl near Wasilla; Soldotna man dies in Seward Highway rollover crash; New treatment facility in Wasilla turns a mother’s heartbreak into hope Dylan’s Place is named after Karen Malcolm-Smith’s son who died of a drug overdose in 2017 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: What lives in frozen soil for 25,000 years?; Alaska Sues Feds to Recognize State Title to Mendenhall Lake, River; This Day in Alaska History-November 4th, 1884, This Day in Alaska History-November 5th, 1910 and more ->
 
 
 
 
KSTK: Sealaska to pay $15.4 million in shares and more ->
 
 
 
 
KRBD: Hometown filmmaker’s short ‘The Ladder’ to premiere in Ketchikan Saturday and more ->

 
 
 
 

By Harry Linley, Alaska Highway News: Watch: An insider’s look at life as a B.C. logging truck driver While women make up nearly half of the Canadian workforce, only 3% of the trucking industry is female. Kaylee Roberts shares what life on the road is like as a truck driver.
 
 
 
 
By Carol Ann Gregg, American Agriculturist: Trees are symbol of the season Farmhouse Window: Many families have Christmastime traditions, including a trip to the farm to cut the yearly tree.
For many families, going to get the Christmas tree is part of their holiday traditions. Many years ago, I met a woman who was part of the Alaska Women in Timber group. She was seeking sole mates in agriculture and attended an American Agri-Women’s meeting, of which I was a member.
 
 
 
 

Alaska News November 03, 2022

KTUU: Man dubbed ‘hero’ after helping alert neighbors of life-threatening fire; After more than a year, an Anchorage woman is finally getting justice for her cat; School closures, outsourcing sports, cuts to orchestra and band, immersion — ASD braces for dramatic cuts; US Army veterinarian provides medical knowledge to assist dogs and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTOO: Study looks at the return of tourism’s impact on whale stress levels and more ->

 
 
 
 
KYUK: Research project seeks to increase screenings for colorectal cancer in Yukon-Kuskokwim region and more ->

 
 
 
 

Alaska Native News: This Day in Alaska History-November 3rd, 1913 and more ->

 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks community falls victim to hoax at Lathrop High School and more ->
 
 
 
 

KINY: Alaska Association for Career and Technical Education announces awards and more ->

 
 
 
 
KSTK: What infrastructure projects do Wrangell residents care most about? The borough wants to know. and more ->

 
 
 
 

KRBD: Scientists present theories for deer decline at Prince of Wales Island deer summit and more ->
 
 
 
 

KUCB: Aleutian Housing Authority opens new round of federal funding for homeowners; Anchorage Unangax̂ Dancers debut new song honoring ancestors and more ->

 
 
 
 

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