Alaska News November 06, 2017

By Cameron Mackintosh: Avalanche season underway, a warning for those headed into the backcountry
Even though snow totals are mostly low even in the backcountry, avalanches are still possible. In fact, several minor avalanches have been reported in Hatcher Pass and the Chugach Mountains in recent weeks. Currently, avalanche danger for the Hatcher Pass area is considered “considerable” at elevations above 2,500 feet.
 
 
 
 
By Sean Maguire: State lawmakers threatened with physical harm on social media
JUNEAU (KTUU) – The Speaker of the House, Rep. Bryce Edgmon (D – Dillingham) announced that lawmakers were threatened with physical harm by a person on social media. The threat was based on the position taken by a majority of legislators to a proposed amendment to SB-54.
 
 
 
 
By Victoria Taylor: Slick road conditions plague Anchorage drivers Sunday
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) Anchorage Police said as of midnight Sunday morning, 68 crashes had been reported, 11 of those resulted in injuries and 30 vehicles were reported in distress.
 
 
 
 
By Victoria Taylor: Bake sale raises $1,800 for victims of Polaris Bar and Hotel fire
 
 
 
 
By Patrick Moussignac: Inside the gates: Honoring our veterans
 
 
 
 
By Liz Raines: Ballot initiative aims to relocate Alaska Legislature

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