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Alaska News November 04, 2017

By Jackie Purcell: Snow by Saturday night or Sunday for Anchorage area

By KTVA Web Staff: AFD releases final report on Ben Schultz accident
By Heather Hintze: Driver sentenced in Atka van crash that killed 3
Superior Court Judge Steve Cole handed down a term of 11 years and 30 days in prison for 30-year-old Sonny Iloilo, following his guilty plea in the deaths of Anchorage residents Ray McCullough Jr., 43; Mike Tunohun Jr., 51; and Paul Nicholas Nesbit, 57. He will also spend five years on probation following his release.

By Patrick Moussignac: UAA’s School of Nursing hopes to help reverse nursing shortage in AK
By Lauren Maxwell: Fall Book Sale this weekend at Loussac Library

By Dan Carpenter: Pastor Alonzo Patterson retiring after 65 years in ministry
This Sunday, November 5, will be Pastor Patterson’s final sermon at the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. The day is also his 80th birthday.
By Austin Baird: Anchorage hospitals see significant increase in newborns suffering from opioid withdrawal
By Samantha Angaiak: 5th annual fundraiser kicks off for MYHouse
By Kortnie Horazdovsky and Sean Maguire: Crews search Matanuska River for missing woman
Rachel Lynn Mallard, 40, was last seen on Wednesday afternoon walking on South Alaska Street in Palmer.
By Rebecca Palsha: Prosecutors say staff shortage hurting cases
By Victoria Taylor: Seeking perspective, survey asks for input on homelessness

📚 This November, cuddle up with good eats & good reads 📚

DISH with Kim SunĂ©e: Fusion food, guilty pleasures, and what’s in her fridge

If you picked up a copy of our fall issue, you’ve maybe already tried Kim SunĂ©e’s recipe for Spicy Kale and Bacon Gochujang Pancakes Jangddeok. We were delighted to share this excerpt from her new cookbook, Everyday Korean: Fresh, Modern Recipes for the Home Cook, and are following it with a web-only exclusive Q & A.

We’ll be at the Bear Tooth Grill in Anchorage on Monday for the ‘Everyday Korean’ Book Launch and Signing. Can’t wait to get our hands on a signed copy!

📚 This November, cuddle up with good eats & good reads 📚

Alaska News November 03, 2017

By Associated Press: Walker: Trump plans meeting with Pacific governors
By Sean Maguire: Senate Bill 54 passes the House Finance Committee and heads to the House
By Daniella Rivera: ‘No justice’ even as adoptive mother receives max sentence in abuse case
After researching the effect of SB91, Alaska’s controversial crime reform law, on the case Thursday, an attorney with the Alaska Office of Victim Rights told KTVA in an email:

“The effect in Anya James case is that she will receive more jail credit for time spent on an electronic monitor after SB91 took effect than for time she spent on an electronic monitor pre-SB91.”
By Laurel Downing Bill: Story Time with Aunt Phil: Valdez

Alaska News November 02, 2017

By Mike Ross: Car found, girl and father still missing
APD asked anyone who sees the vehicle, Ward, or Sophia, to please call 9-1-1 immediately.
By Lauren Maxwell: Fairview businesses say drugs are bringing more crime

Some people who work in a Fairview neighborhood say they’re frustrated by the constant crime and drug dealing. To them, it’s a problem which is only getting worse.

Rick Morrison opened an auto dealership near 10th Avenue and Gambell Street, more than 40 years ago. He has since sold the dealership but still owns the property. He said the area used to feel safe, but not anymore.

“My concern is, I wouldn’t let my kids or my grandkids walk through here without being escorted,” said Morrison. “And, quite frankly, when I drive through, and this is my home, I’ve been in this place for 40 something years, I’m uncomfortable.”
By Sidney Sullivan: Anchorage teen indicted for Shell station armed robbery
According to the indictment, Lowe faces four felony charges, including first-degree robbery and third-degree assault. If convicted, Lowe could face up to 20 years in prison.

Lowe’s arraignment is schedule for Thursday, Nov. 2. And the Alaska Department of Law reminds the public that the defendant remains innocent, until proven guilty.
By Kyle Hopkins: 5 Alaska inmates overdosed within 24 hours at Hiland prison, officials say
By Juan Montes: WATCH: Sleeping driver stops traffic, arrested for heroin
While there was not enough probable cause to justify an Operating under the Influence charge, Oistad confirms that Lacy was charged with Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the third degree.
By Carlson Hatch: On its 30th anniversary, Anchorage Landfill aims for another 30 years

The Daily News: Three authors featured at WordFest
Pettersen was raised on Washington’s San Juan islands. He commercial fished with his dad and brothers on the Pacific coast and in Alaska when he was 8 years old, and by the time he was 13 years old, he captained a fishing boat in Alaska, according to the press release.

Survey: Most Alaska teens think drug misuse not a ‘serious risk’

Alaska teenagers are showing “concerning” opinions regarding the use of prescription and illicit drugs according to a statewide survey, even as they reduce other risky behaviors like underage sex and smoking.

The state Department of Health and Social Services released its biennial Youth Risk Behavior Survey on Wednesday, breaking down responses from more than 1,300 teens in 40 Alaska high schools on issues ranging from automotive behavior to self-esteem. The survey compares responses from males and females, as well as a number of racial groups.

Survey: Most Alaska teens think drug misuse not a ‘serious risk’

Senator Mia Costello GUEST COMMENTARY: Why Senate Bill 91 needs to be repealed

Alaska needs to repeal Senate Bill 91. I say this as a former supporter of the bill. I even co-sponsored it. I fully believed in the bill. I don’t believe in it anymore.

Senate Bill 91 has failed — and ever since its passage I have watched my neighbors and fellow Alaskans suffer as crime has increased, seemingly without end. We need to start over.

Senator Mia Costello

Alaska News November 01, 2017

By Leroy Polk and Kortnie Horazdovsky: Nome officials confirm 1 fatality in hotel fire
By John Thain: Community brings Halloween back to vandalized trick-or-treating hot spot
By Cameron Mackintosh: Johnson’s Tire Service unexpectedly closes its doors
Bean’s Cafe says behavior outside its doors is destructive
Bean’s Cafe says it has had to increase the amount of money it spends on staffing because of security concerns. Executive director Lisa Sauder says violent behavior outside of the soup kitchen has increased over the past four years. She says drug use is to blame. Rebecca Palsha reports.
By Elizabeth Earl: Study reviews potential climate impacts on Kenai River salmon
By Austin Baird: State sues company that produces OxyContin
By Mike Ross: Construction crew turns crime fighters
By Leroy Polk: Palmer man shot, killed after suspect claims victim sexually assaulted his wife
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By Daybreak Staff: YWCA Women of Achievement Awards

The ceremony will take place this coming Wednesday at the Discovery Theater, starting at 7 p.m. Tickets and more information are located at

Kernel Panic: New Binary Ceramics Punctuated with Typewriter Keys by Laura C. Hewitt

From her small studio in rural Alaska, artist Laura C. Hewitt fuses the technological with the handmade, producing cyberpunk dishware and cyborg decor from wheel-thrown ceramics. A recurring theme in her work are plates, cups, and bowls speckled with 0’s and 1’s formed by vintage alphanumeric and pu

Source: Kernel Panic: New Binary Ceramics Punctuated with Typewriter Keys by Laura C. Hewitt