Alaska News November 10, 2017

By KTUU Staff: First Lady Melania Trump schedules stop to visit JBER
By Michelle Theriault Boots: This Filipino-American WWII veteran lived to 104 in Anchorage. He’s finally been recognized for his service.
By Liz Raines: House calls for action on alleged harassment by Sen. David Wilson

By Scott Gross: Empowering woman veterans, celebrating the ‘sheroes’
By Heather Hintze: More crimes involving weapons, drugs, stolen cars going to federal court
By Dave Goldman: The Dome’s reopening delayed
Many frustrated members also had trouble getting information about their memberships. Then on September 1, the Dome’s fortunes rose again when John Rubini, chair of JL Properties, stepped forward to ensure its rebuild.

The overall project was to cost between $6 million and $6.5 million and would be paid for through investments and donations. Rubini pledged between $1 million and $1.5 million to help see it through.

By Patrick Moussignac: Non-opioid alternatives for pain relief

By Beth Verge: Community gathers for vigil honoring Keith Aumavae, who remains missing
By Leroy Polk: Alaska fisherman medevaced after being hit in the head by a 37 lb block of frozen fish
By Mike Ross: Drugs in prison: former inmates give their perspective on the problem
By Sidney Sullivan: Eskimo Ninja Warrior teaches Sen. Murkowski the ‘seal hop’

By Patrick Enslow: Homer hockey players help injured homeless man
By John Tracy: Reality Check: When the math doesn’t add up for Alaska
By Samantha Angaiak: University of Alaska Board of Regents approves operating budget
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) – The University of Alaska Board of Regents met Thursday and approved an operating budget proposal of $341 million for the coming year.

UA president Jim Johnsen said the plan is down from $378 million four years ago and up from $317 million in the current fiscal year.

The plan will go to Gov. Bill Walker and the Legislature for consideration.

The board also approved a tuition increase of 5 percent.
By Emily Fehrenbacher: On ‘Edge of Alaska,’ a bunch of everyday Alaskans making questionable decisions