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Alaska News November 18, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: 1 dead in Parks Highway crash, troopers investigating; Midnight Sun Service Dogs is more than just service animals and more ->
KTUU: Dick Stevenson, inventor of ‘Sourtoe Cocktail,” dies; Tuluksak woman arrested after assault with fireplace tool; Startup Weekend success stories return to help new startups; Alaska borough mayor aims to ban smoking in public parks and more ->
Alaska Native News: APD Seeks Person of Interest in Sunday Kidnapping Case; Governor Appoints Mel Gillis for House District 25 Seat and more ->
By Amy Carney, Sheldon Jackson Museum: November 2019 Artifact of the Month
Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: Data point: Crooked Creek homicides equal 2% of residents in 90 days and more ->

Alaska News November 17, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Anchorage Assemblyman wants downtown flower budget used for new APD lab tech; Salvation Army to debut cashless ‘Kettle Pay’ donation option and more ->
KTUU: Anchorage woman charged after crash into APD cars; Alaska ski coach suspended amid domestic violence claims; Butte residents concerned for safety near nuisance properties; ASD bus depot will cross the street and more ->
Alaska Native News: Permanent Arctic research facility under discussion and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: he many hats of an Airport Police and Fire Department officer; The Ester Ice Breaker, an annual opening of a skating rink and more ->
Craig Medred: Gone global?

Alaska News November 16, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: APD officer pleads not guilty to assault in incident captured by police dash cams; News Fish and Game issues Wildlife Alert for wolverine attacking pets; Troopers evict Butte compound squatters; How repairing Gruening Middle School helps the entire school district; Alaska’s largest solar farm set to go online December 2019 and more ->
KTUU: APD investigating a shooting in Spenard, one person hurt; Nome man has marijuana handler’s permit revoked after heroin import arrest; Palmer company sends first machine to Italian Navy; Alaska health officials connecting patients to resources following opioid provider arrests and more ->
KTOO Public Media: NTSB: Pilot inexperience and unfavorable winds factors in fatal PenAir crash in Unalaska; Tazlina brought back into service to provide more Southeast Alaska ferry sailings and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Marshall City Council Wants To Open City-Run Alcohol Store, Votes To Hold Special Election and more ->
Alaska Native News: Sex Offender Task Force Created by US Marshals, Anchorage Police Department, and Alaska State Troopers; ACLU Analyzes Alarming Prison Overcrowding Records from Alaska Department of Corrections and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: FBI seeking assistance in attempted Spirit of Alaska robbery; Pioneer Park’s Centennial Center closing due to structural damage; New grant helps students learn how to monetize online interests; Fairbanks Community Food Bank asks for Thanksgiving donations; Pioneer Park Halloween Town event raises $30,000 for the community and more->
The Arctic Sounder: Kivalina fishermen find rare ice balls in Wulik River; Kunniak’s Spices is a local business with a kick and more ->
Craig Medred: School for bears
Before these cameras came along, you didn’t exist even in the imagination of the city folk. Sure the Alaska Department of Fish and Game put together a fancy map covered with dots for where a satellite had recorded your radio-collared cousins roaming in the state’s largest city.

Alaska News November 15, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Fairbanks man dies in shooting at commercial property; Two men charged in murder over $550 unpaid drug debt; Murkowski concerned, urges action over Google health partnership; Mat-Su Borough encourages street-level address signs to help first responders; Stolen package? Here’s how and where to report it; Mitzvah Mall offers a unique gift idea benefiting nonprofits; UAA film documents climate change impacts on Alaska animals and more ->

KTUU: Governor names former APD detective as interim AMCO director; Wasilla woman faces huge repair costs after house party trashes AirBnB; Home Sports Article Matias Saari named Mount Marathon Race Director; Biologists fly to find distribution of endangered belugas and more ->

KTOO Public Media: Unalaska considers legal action against airlines involved in last month’s fatal plane crash; Where does Juneau’s cruise ship head tax money go? More ->

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: K300 Roster Boasts Alaska’s Mushing Champions; Bethel Dog Groomer Acceping Appointments For Four-Legged Clients and more ->

Alaska Native News: Five Nikiski Residents Arrested on Drug, Weapons, and Probation Violation and more ->

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: BREAKING NEWS: Triple homicide suspect taken into custody; Trial begins for man accused of sexually abusing a minor; Alaska sexual assault rate highest in nation; City of Fairbanks fully staffs a nighttime snow-removal crew and more ->
Alaska Journal of Commerce: Lynn Kent GUEST COMMENTARY: Gut spill response regulations? Not on my watch
Alaska Journal of Commerce: John Shively GUEST COMMENTARY: Charter agreement is unnecessary burden for Hilcorp purchase
Alaska Children’s Trust: Help Us Recognize a Champion for Kids
Anchorage Police Department: Tis the season for stolen Christmas presents from your porch – here’s how to report mail theft
It’s the holiday season which means a lot of things – including presents. A lot of those presents are delivered by our friendly neighborhood USPS, UPS, and Fed Ex folks, among others. Should packages be stolen from your front porch, please report those thefts (or any mail theft) online with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at

If you have suspect information regarding a mail theft, still report that theft online with the Postal Inspector but please call the Anchorage Police Department at 3-1-1 first with the suspect description.

If you choose to file a mail theft claim with your homeowner’s insurance, and that insurance company requires that a police report be filed, you may do so with APD online at Do this in addition to filing a report with the Postal Inspector.

If you are expecting a delivery, and you have a neighbor who is home during the day, coordinate with them to watch for your packages. Some companies will also allow you to schedule deliveries for a time when you’ll be home. You may also select the “signature required” option so that if a delivery company attempts a package delivery when you are not home, they will leave a slip of paper for you so that you may pick up the items yourself from their facility.

As always – if you see something, say something. Let’s all look out for each other. Happy holidays!

Anchorage Police Department
716 W 4th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 907-786-8900

Craig Medred: Down, down, down

Alaska News November 14, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Man found guilty of strangling 4-year-old foster child; Burglary, attempted sexual assault charges dismissed against convicted serial rapist; News Brown bear shot and killed after raiding chicken coop; Wasilla businesses rally to replace stolen special needs bike; Grant money helps local families turn the key to better futures and more ->
KTUU: Icy road conditions have closed some schools in the Mat-Su Borough School District; Power outage in downtown Anchorage; Wasilla man dies in rollover crash north of the city; Assembly considers response to new Seward underpass; Seward Highway to be closed for maintenance; Humboldt crash survivor Brayden Camrud finds hockey home at UAA and more ->
KTOO Public Media: State regulators reject new limits on organized events at breweries and distilleries; In Anaktuvuk Pass, a gardener brings new life to ancient foods with Arctic agriculture; With pixels and stagecraft, ‘Arctic Experience’ aims to inspire the next generation to fight Big Oil and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: City Of Bethel Receives $500,000 To Improve Safety And Security In Bethel Schools; Bethel City Council Changes Marijuana Store Protests To Conditional Protests; BLM Responds To Tribes’ Criticism Over Planning Process For Draft Resource Management Plan and more ->
Alaska Native News: Caller Holding Suspects has Firearm Taken from Him and Held at Gunpoint, Suspects Escape; Murkowski and Colleagues Address Youth Vaping Epidemic; Congressman Don Young Receives the ‘Hunger Action Hero’ Award from the Food Bank of Alaska and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Man accused of assaulting fellow inmate pleads not guilty; The Fairbanks Fire Department has released statistics for the month of October; Department of Transportation to install new roundabouts on Chena Hot Springs Road; Preventing diseases spread by animals in Alaska and more ->
Alaska News from APRN: Man charged with importing drugs to sell in Petersburg; Akhiok’s new power system opens the door to renewable energy, and reduces costs; Amid a midtown mall’s rebirth, is downtown shopping in decline? More ->
Rasmuson Foundation: Foundation announces 2020 Sabbatical Award recipients
Alaska Children’s Trust: Kids in 33 Alaska Communities Benefit from $1.25 Million in New Afterschool Funding and more ->
Barbara Brown Our Third Thirds: Lefse Lessons: Trial and Error Error Error
Craig Medred: Wildlife invade
By Carey Seward, Only In Your State Alaska: There’s A Bacon Loving Restaurant in Alaska and It’s Everything You’ve Ever Dreamed Of

Alaska News November 13, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Wasilla bookstore says goodbye to Grimm the shop dog; Mat-Su schools host feminine hygiene product drive; Sitka wins national $25,000 healthy community award; ‘This is my home’: Anchorage woman awaits Supreme Court’s DACA decision; 25 Years of BP Teachers of Excellence: Sheilah-Margaret Pothast and more ->
KTUU: Convicted drug dealer arrested for Merrill Dr. homicide; Newly Released Hate Crimes Report Has Errors; DEC confirms Alaska distribution of contaminated vegetables. and more ->White Mountain struggling after two months without regular postal service;
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Crooked Creek Man Faces Murder Charges After Deadly Altercation; Federal Managers Tighten Hunting Regulations On Declining Mulchatna Caribou Herd and more ->KTOO Public Media: Elected officials, economic groups push to deploy Tazlina amid ferry service reductions and more ->
Alaska Native News: Alaskan a Finalist in National Competition to Name Star, Exo-Planet; Anchorage DUI Driver also Charged with Weapons Misconduct and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks Memorial Hospital discusses National Hospice and Palliative Care Month; Fort Wainwright Soldiers return home from deployment; Oil company seeks to keep records closed in Alaska buyout; The Traveling Gas Can Man walks the roads of the Interior for the homeless and more->
Craig Medred: Warm North!
By Courtney, Only In Your State Alaska: This Rare WII Footage From 1942 Shows Alaska Like You’ve Never Seen It Before
By Carey Seward, Only In Your State Alaska: 9 Short And Sweet Fall Hikes In Alaska With A Spectacular End View

Alaska News November 12, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: At 94, Alaska WWII prisoner of war honored on Veterans Day; Full interview: Covenant House Alaska’s candlelight vigil and sleep out; Biologists: Alaskans should be ‘bear aware’ as temperatures delay hibernation; Alaska Startup Week offers free seminars, workshops for entrepreneurs and more ->
KTUU: Troopers looking for person of interest in triple homicide near Knik; Veterans get special meal at Bean’s Cafe for Veterans Day; Veteran’s Day Celebration at JBER; Navy widow’s campaign for full honor burials hangs in the balance in D.C.; “I knew that if we built it, they would come,’” Local veteran opens comic book shop in Wasilla; Volunteers step up as budgets for public lands shifts; US habitats to protect humpback whales would reach Alaska; Miss Alaska and Miss Alaska Teen winners both from Fairbanks and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Senators Sullivan, Murkowski praise Veterans on Veterans Day; Veteran’s Day sights and sounds; University of Alaska Fairbanks receives $16 million for biomedical training and more ->
By Jeff Rowe, The Associated Press: Author endeavours to show how animals relate to humans
Craig Medred: Bias in our eyes

Alaska News November 11, 2019

KTUU: Military caregiver creates community to care for veterans and each other; Volunteers help active duty veterans transition to civilian life and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Q&A: Rocker Johnny Solinger to auction off star-studded guitar for Alaska veterans and more ->
By Shady Grove Oliver, The Arctic Sounder: Old tapes hold a snapshot of region’s history
Alaska Airlines Blog: For our Veterans, a Salute and a Job Offer
By SDD: 2 Alaska women set world records at powerlifting championships
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Folks Are Willing To Go Well Out Of Their Way For The Food At Creekbend Cafe In Alaska and more ->
Craig Medred: Sue ’em
A New York doctor angry about what he considers slanderous reviews on the website Yelp has filed another lawsuit aimed at silencing his critics.

The only thing surprising here is that this doesn’t happen more often, and that attorneys haven’t seriously gone after deep-pocket publishers like Facebook, Twitter, Nextdoor and more.

Alaska News November 10, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Shopping locally to reduce waste with Blue Market AK and more ->


KTUU: UAA tackles mental health issues in Alaska; Morning Edition on Jimmy Fallon and more ->

Alaska Native News: Red Cross Supports Alaska’s Veterans and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Event brings Fairbanks creatives together and more ->

The Arctic Sounder: Harcharek earns honorary doctorate for work in indigenous education and more ->

By Cinthia Ritchie: Review: Eternity Began Tomorrow, by Kevin Brennan

Alaska News November 09, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Former McLaughlin Youth Center supervisor sentenced for sexual abuse claims innocence, vows to appeal; Free downtown Anchorage parking offered to Purple Heart recipients and more ->
KTUU: Local nonprofit kicks off Veterans Day weekend at VA hospital; UA Board of Regents puts off vote on tuition increase; Rescued dog helps educate hundreds of kids on animal safety and more ->
KTOO Public Media: In Tlingit land-rights loss, a Native American rights attorney lays out injustice and hope for the future; Solutions sought to ease conflicts over Southeast Alaska’s rising sea otter populations; Juneau cold weather emergency shelter opens this weekend in new location and more ->
Alaska Native News: Congressman Don Young Co-Leads Bipartisan Bill to Provide Federal Funding for Veteran Cemeteries; Murkowski Joins Committee in Addressing Tribal Workforces and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: City Of Bethel Sets Price For Sale Of Property To Kusko Kush and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: South Cushman fire may have been set intentionally; Investigation clears Alaska teacher in slavery lesson; Middle school students participate in water day events and more ->
Alaska News from APRN: ncrease in observer fees has people in the fishing industry questioning how their dollars are being spent; Anchorage developer pursues Petersburg affordable housing project and more->
Rasmuson Foundation: Remembering Richard Nelson: author, soundscape artist, cultural anthropologist
Craig Medred: Climate refugia