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AK News March 07, 2018

By Chris Klint: Numerous shots fired in East Anchorage neighborhood
By Daniella Rivera: Car theft suspect skips court while on 2nd release with pretrial supervision
By Erica Martinson: Tax code change could mean a break for Alaskans on utility bills
By Blake Essig: Hugh Neff has unique suggestion for over-50 mushers on Iditarod trail
By Richard Mauer: At Day 50 in Juneau, bad blood is surfacing
By Jack Carney: ASD budget awaits vote from Muni-Assembly
Anchorage The Anchorage Assembly opted to wait until its next meeting on Tuesday, March 20th before deciding whether to approve the appropriate funds for the Anchorage School Districts 2018-2019 Budget. The Assembly can only total the amount of money the school system needs, not designate what and where the ASD spends those dollars.
By Beth Bragg: Former UAA hockey coach laments lack of success, says university commitment lacking
Thomas, whose $200,000 annual salary made him the athletic department’s highest-paid employee, is the fifth man to serve as UAA’s head hockey coach. He’s the fourth in a row who failed to win with consistency.
By Assoicated Press: Alaska regulator wants to hold oil companies accountable for spills
By Cameron Mackintosh: Anchorage birth center reports rise in pregnant women suffering from opioid addiction
“What Pay it Forward recovery is allowing people to do is apply for the funds to be able to get into an inpatient treatment program, even if they have to go out-of-state,” she explained. “Then when they get back, they’re able to pay back the money. And that money is used to pay for the next addict that’s still suffering.”
Robert Archibald: GUEST COMMENTARY Owning Horses & Stakeholders not far apart on oil transport in Prince William Sound
Mms Everyday Alaska Family Features: Garlic cream elbows with sun-dried tomatoes and basil

Alaska News March 06, 2018

By Liz Thomas: 2 entrapped in overnight Midtown collision
By Daniella Rivera: Reduced bail denied again for leader of alleged drug ring
By Michelle Theriault Boots: Facing severe backlog of long-delayed criminal cases, Alaska attorneys try a new strategy
By Nathaniel Herz: Alaska House proposal would add cash to public defenders’ budget to stave off crisis
By Laurel Andrews: Army tanker spills jet fuel in crash on Richardson Highway
By Matt Miller, KTOO: Judge plans to dismiss felony PFD fraud charges filed against former Fisheries Board nominee
By Kyle Hopkins, Tegan Hanlon: Mushers say the Iditarod can be saved. Here’s how.
By Leroy Polk: Man wanted for allegedly punching Anchorage mall security guard
By Mike ross: Prop 1 supporters speak to Anchorage School Board
By Kalinda Kindle: Town Hall discusses $1-billion sale of ML&P
Anchorage voters will consider a proposition on April 3rd to authorize the sale of ML&P to Chugach Electric.
By James Gaddis: Teacher of the Week: Joyce Banks

Iditarod 46 LIVE blog: First musher greeted in Nikolai

Alaska News March 05, 2018

By KTVA Web Staff: Troopers: Knife-wielding teen assaults brothers
By Assoicated Press: AR-15-style gun found near Juneau school on same day as Florida shooting
By Kalinda Kindle: Alaska Filmmakers host community discussion on sexual assault
By Cameron Mackintosh: Funding boost called for Alaska public defenders agency
By Daniella Rivera: Third-party custodians becoming thing of the past in Anchorage
By Assoicated Press: States mull ‘sanctuary’ status for marijuana businesses
By Assoicatedf Press: Fire department offers free opioid overdose rescue kits
By Moms Everyday Alaska Family Features: Slow-cooked pork with soy and smashed sweet potatoes

Alaska News March 04, 2018

By Devin Kelly: God, gender identity and public restrooms at play in Anchorage’s Proposition 1 debate
By Nathaniel Herz: Alaska House’s budget, without taxes, could drain state savings account in two years
By David A. James: Think you know Arctic expedition history? Try this book.
By Erica Martinson: Don Young isn’t bothered by hubbub over controversial gun control remarks
By Annie Zak: Open & Shut: A second Summit tea shop and a new marijuana retailer
By Victoria Taylor: A change in command for Anchorage’s Air Guard Wing

Alaska News March 03, 2018

By Chris Klint: APD names woman murdered in Turnagain stabbing
By Richard Mauer: Public can weigh in on budget, talk to lawmakers
By Daybreak Staff: ‘Icons of the Iditarod’ chronicles decades of The Last Great Race
By Sidney Sullivan: MAP: See how 2018 Anchorage homicides compare to past deadly years
By Alexis Fernandez: Eagle River High School students stage sit-in to protest budget cuts
“When you are cutting the programs that kids come to school for, you’re showing how highly you prioritize us,” said Kali Spencer, a junior at Eagle River High.
By Laurel Andrews: Alaska’s monthly cannabis tax revenue topped $1 million for first time in January
By Jack Carney: School District hopes voters will approve $50M bond for roof replacements
By Victoria Taylor: Mayor, Police Chief talk about Turnagain Arm, red light enforcement
By Travis Khachatoorian: Juneau’s 102-year-old Palace Theater revitalized by new brewery
By Daybreak Staff: Mic Check in the Morning: Jeffrey Steele
By Scott Gross: Anchorage airport prepares for $100M in runway repairs
By Daybreak Staff: National Consumer Protection Week’s Consumer Forum
Moms Everyday Alaska KTUU: Stay-at-home moms losing out on more than just current income

Alaska News March 02, 2018

By Jack Carney: Fred Meyer second large Alaska retailer to change gun-buying age to 21
“It’s not the classification of a weapon if it’s not guns or ammunition, it’s going to be a baseball bat, it’s going to be a knife,” Doughman said.
By KTVA Web Staff: Alleged Fred Meyer shooters fled the state: Docs
The sentence for first-degree attempted murder is between five and 99 years.
By Nathaniel Herz: Legal defenders for Alaska’s poor say they may have to start refusing cases
By Associated Press: Alaska lawmaker takes training after policy vetting pledge
By Associated Press: Homer officials consider opening Spit to marijuana sales
By Associated Press: New high tallied for Alaska marijuana tax collections
By Richard Mauer: New legislators planning to dig in as session reaches halfway mark
By Victoria Taylor: Girl Scouts sell cookies, learn life lessons
By Jeff Lowenfels: Here are the plants you need to start now for them to be ready for summer
By Heather Hintze: Massive Alaska Native ivory collection up for auction
By Nancy Clark: Alaskan Authors
There are a wide variety of authors, both local and not, coming to the Anchorage Public Library before summer arrives.

Animals are a frequent subject of children’s books, including those by Alaskan authors Tricia Brown (Groucho’s Eyebrows), Elizabeth O’Connell (Apun the Arctic Fox), and Barbara and Ethan Atwater (How Raven Got His Crooked Nose: An Alaskan Dena’ina Fable). Brown will be doing a presentation called “Sled Dogs and Other Amazing Animals” for those critter-lovers in the crowd.

For teens, we have Brendan Kiely, author of the best-selling novel All American Boys. This story about two young men, one black and one white, follows their journey as they navigate the fallout of extreme police brutality and the media storm that results from it.


Alaska News March 01, 2018

By Zaz Hollander: Man charged with stabbing death of woman during fight, Anchorage police say
By Leroy Polk: Attempted murder, knife attack in Wasilla ends in arrest
By Chris Klint: Trooper K-9’s killer gets 10-year federal sentence
By Scott Gross: A new reality: Students train for active shooters in school
By Nathaniel Herz: A $5,000 PFD check? As boosters push for it, lawmakers dismiss it as ‘instant gratification’
By Marc Lester: Kamaka Hepa’s shot, from behind the Arctic Circle
By Devin Kelly: Anchorage’s first-ever tax on gas and diesel fuel takes effect Thursday
By Brad Keithley: GUEST COMMENTARY: U.S. needs a plan to address the debt, now
By Associated Press: Popular Alaska peak weighs new rules for climbers’ poop
By Leroy Polk: Registration deadline almost here to vote in upcoming April election
By Nancy Clark: Libraries are synonymous with reading, but the flip-side of that is writing. Without writers, we wouldn’t have all of those books on the shelves, on audiobooks, and in eBook form.
By Mike Kilen: Iowa woman finds solace from pain in dogs who will lead her in Iditarod
Moms Everyday Alaska Kristi Larson: Making healthier choices at fast food restaurants

Alaska News February 28, 2018

By Daniella Rivera: Alleged leader of drug ring requesting reduced bail again
Because Knight’s case is a 2017 case, the State’s new pretrial risk assessment tool is not being used to determine her release.

If convicted, Knight faces up to 99 years in prison.
By Associated Press: High temperatures bring waves to Bering Strait village
By Laurel Andrews: Up to 3,000 gallons of fuel oil spilled in ‘critical habitat’ north of Kodiak
By Richard Mauer: Gun bill will get airing in Juneau
By Lauren Maxwell: Kuspuk Project marks toll of violence against Native women
By Samantha Angaiak: 2YH: How yoga therapy is easing healing process for cancer survivors
By Daybreak Staff: ‘Go Red for Women’: Cardiologist gives heart health tips
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: Alaska is insurance company’s testing ground for health portal
By Bob Hallinen, Loren Holmes: Oddly soothing: Watch as a plow clears a snowy Anchorage street
Iditarod 46: Live race blog
By Annie Zak: Company that owns Humpy’s and other Anchorage bars files for bankruptcy

Alaska News February 27, 2018

By Tegan Hanlon: Anchorage man who attacked sex offenders sentenced to 23 years in prison
By Heather Hintze: Trial of 6 suspects in Gladney murder moved to Anchorage
By Alister Doyle, Reuters: North Pole surges above freezing in the dead of winter, stunning scientists
By Devin Kelly: Berkowitz, Logan face off on crime, taxes in first major Anchorage mayoral forum
By Michelle Theriault Boots: Here are the 2018 award-winning Fur Rondy snow sculptures
By Kalinda Kindle: Ski the Beach celebrates the life of woman killed in bear attack
By Leroy Polk: WATCH: Sen. Dan Sullivan addresses Alaska Legislature

By Liz Thomas: Pets rescued from E. Anchorage house fire
By Megan Mazurek: Teacher of the Week: Eric Elliot
By Moms Everyday Alaska Family Features: Chocolate chip cookie cherry cheesecake pie
By Reilly Biel: Author Bringing Travel, Writing Experience To MMC