Alaska News October 23-24, 2023

KTOO: Vic Fischer, the last surviving signer of Alaska’s constitution, dies at 99
KTUU: Family and friends react to passing of Alaska great Vic Fischer
Victor Fischer (May 2, 1924 – October 22, 2023) was a German-American politician from the state of Alaska. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention that drafted Alaska’s constitution in 1955 and 1956. After the death of fellow delegate Katie Hurley in 2021, Fischer was the last surviving participant in the constitutional convention. Fischer later served in the Alaska Senate, as president of the University of Alaska Institute of Social and Economic Research, and as assistant secretary of the Housing and Home Finance Agency.


KTUU: Fatal shooting in Campbell Park draws large police presence; Murders in Alaska spike 67% in 2022; Painting with a passion while telling a story and more ->

KTOO: Alaska foster kids were a ‘gold mine’ for North Star Behavioral Health’s owners, reporter finds; Longtime fisherman reflects on his career in Bristol Bay and more ->

KYUK: Bethel Search and Rescue temporarily suspends participation in Church Slough search due to hazardous conditions; Yute Commuter Service faces civil suit following November 2022 plane crash; More than two dozen resolutions pass at AFN with little debate and virtually no disagreement and more ->


Alaska Native News: Two on Kenai Spur Highway Suffer Serious Injuries in Home Invasion Assault; Ketchikan Woman arrested in Saxman for Theft of $10,000; Lt. Governor Nancy Dahlstrom Awards Sally Russell Cox with Shirley Demientieff Award; Protecting polar bears aim of new and improved radar technology; This Day in Alaska History-October 23rd, 1960; This Day in Alaska History-October 24th, 1887 and more ->

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Voices of student government heard through resolutions passed at AASG conference and more ->


The Arctic Sounder: A 5-year-old star of Barrow Dancers gets his first solo encore at AFN’s Quyana and more ->

KINY: Alaska Department of Public Safety releases Annual Crime in Alaska report and more ->

KRBD: Whale Pass wants carbon credits instead of timber sale but state says no and more ->
Resurrection Bay Historical Society: Thursdays: Our History on Nov. 16 will feature Mary Ann Benoit, president of the Seward Rotary Club, detailing her organization’s work on the Rotary Park Fish and Wildlife Viewing Area.

KMXT: Midday Report October 23, 2023

Daily Sitka Sentinel ->
By Prentiss Pemberton, Alaska Public Media: Line One: Women’s health and cancer
Gold Rush Department of Justice Announces Violence Against Women Act Alaska Pilot Program

Agree the food and prices are excellent.
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: The Small-Town Diner Where Locals Catch Up Over Breakfast And Homemade Pie
By Alaska Division of Forestry & Fire Protection: October is National Firewood Month: Learn about harvesting firewood on State land near you