Fairbanks Arts Association (Fairbanks, AK), in partnership with Alaska Center for the Book (Anchorage, AK), have announced that the featured selection for the 2017-2018 statewide Alaska Reads program is Steam Laundry, by Fairbanks poet Nicole Stellon O’Donnell. Alaska Reads is a biennial statewide reading program that features a selected publication by a living Alaskan author. The initiative began in 2015 … Read More
Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way. E. L. Doctorow I hate driving at night. Give me daylight, sunshine. Let me see where I’m headed. But that’s not the province of a writer. Whenever I’m in the final throes of … Read More
How does Alaska or your state deal with this problem?
By CBS News: Taxpayers subsidize ‘hush money’ for sexual harassment and assault
By Austin Baird: The criminal justice reform bill is advancing. But what would it actually change?
Do you participate in Citizen Scientist programs?
By associated Press: Walking beaches, volunteers amass data on dead seabirds
Hundreds of volunteers comb stretches of beach from Mendocino, California, to Kotzebue, Alaska, each month looking for carcasses that have washed ashore. The citizen scientists are often the first to see when unusual numbers of birds have died.
By Rebecca Palsha: 10-cent gasoline tax passes Anchorage Assembly
“Motor fuel taxes should be imposed at the statewide level so that all users of the highway and road facilities pay the same rate as a user fee,” Aves Thompson with the Alaska Trucking Association said. “Our fear is that if the Anchorage assembly adopts this ordinance additional communities will impose similar local taxes creating a stove pipe taxation system throughout the state increasing the motor fuel tax at different rates for different areas making statewide operations more difficult.”
By Scott Gross: UAA piloting program awarded new call sign
By Patrick Moussignac: Meth makes a comeback, killing some Alaskans
By Lauren Maxwell: Biologists plan to put down 4 brown bears in Eagle River
Tweto Stars in New Reality Show
Watch: early morning aurora
Forgotten battlefield: The invasion of Alaska
By KTVA Web Staff: Aftermath of Dalton Highway avalanche caught on cam
By Carlos Faura: Aurora ‘high’ next few nights
By Leroy Polk: Senate Bill 54, amending controversial SB91, passes House after midnight
By Leroy Polk: Palmer man killed in early morning vehicle accident
By Associated Press: Alaska village’s advanced microgrid drastically cuts cost
By Kalinda Kindle: ASD introduces new high paying position
Anderson says the job pays $160,000 but is worth more than $200,000 with benefits.
By Caslon Hatch: Loussac Library sees uptick in patrons, more residents seeking social services
“We have these social work interns and it’s really great because librarians can’t always determine what the best first step is for some of these complex needs,” said Preskitt.
Since the need has proven to be there, Preskitt says they are expanding the program. The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority just awarded funding for a full-time social worker to be on hand year-round.
a href=”http://www.ktuu.com/content/news/Suspect-robs-Bikini-Babes-at-gunpoint-455683653.html”>By Sidney Sullivan: Suspect robs ‘Bikini Babes’ at gunpoint
By Leroy Polk: 2 men arrested in Palmer burglary, 1 was found hiding in a swamp
By Leroy Polk: Alaska man arrested while trying to break into a moving truck, officials say
By Samantha Angaiak: State considers a sponsor for Birchwood Airport
By Heather Hintze: Anchorage Downtown Partnership works to change perception of downtown
By CBS News: Target’s Thanksgiving hours offer a Black Friday breather
The marketing manager says people think downtown is unsafe or suffers from a lack of parking but that’s generally not the case.
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The List Everyone Is Talking About Crimes of SB 91
From Legislative Affairs Agency legal team, here is the list of Class C felonies that has Alaskans alarmed about leniency for certain crimes under SB 91. SB 54 reimposes harsher penalties for some of these crimes, and is being debated today on the House floor in legislative Special Session. The Senate passed SB 54 in April, but House Democrats have sought to preserve SB 91 and did not allow even a hearing on SB 54 during regular session.
Fellow Alaskan –
This morning, I ordered that Alaska flags join U.S. flags at half-staff as our nation mourns the loss of life in the tragedy in Sutherland Springs, Texas. This is a heartbreaking tragedy. Donna and my sincerest prayers and condolences are with the victims and their families during this difficult time.
August: The Mayday wakes me. The radio volume is low, but it reaches the fo’c’sle. A man, his voice an octave shy of hysteria, yanks me from the bunk, pulling me upstairs. “There’s a boat one mile off Cape Addington taking on water! It’s a yellow-and-black troller, wood, two people on board. He’s got three …