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Alaska News January 19, 2019

By Chris Klint: Man’s conviction upheld in girlfriend’s murder over alleged abortion
Marquez was being held at the Cook Inlet Pretrial Facility on Friday, according to a statewide inmate database. His scheduled release date was April 8, 2062.
By Heather Hintze: Qdoba fires 2 Alaska employees after Snapchat video 
By Grant Robinson: Assembly eyes stricter penalties for nuisance properties
The ordinance is scheduled for public hearing before the assembly on February 12.
By Lauren Maxwell: Alaska sees its first case of business identity theft
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Kaiser, Petit, And Failor Race At Front Of K300 Pack; Jason Pavila And George Manutoli Battle For Bogus Creek 150 Win and more ->
KTOO Public Media: State of Alaska issues two key permits for Donlin mine; Military’s remote Alaska radars face a new threat: climate change; Native corporations maintaining Alaska forests find a carbon credit buyer: oil company BP and more->
Alaska Native News: Use of University Research on DNA in Salmon Monitoring Could Result in Savings for State; December Employment Down 0.3 Percent From Last Year; Unemployment Rate at 6.3 Percent and more->
Anchorage Folk Fest kicks off it’s 30th year at the Wendy Williamson Auditorium
Ben Henning 49 Writer’s Blog: Literary Roundup | January 18-24, 2019

Alaska News January 18, 2019

By Leroy Polk: Over 10 years later, Alaska victim of sexual abuse sees justice with guilty verdict
Sentencing for the crime has been scheduled for June, 2019. The jail time could be up to 20 years, with a fine of $100,000, or both, according to prosecutors.
By Rebecca Palsha: ‘I’m tired of going to funerals’ — Anchorage District Attorney teaches others how to spot strangulation
By Jill Burke, KTUU Digital Staff: Transgender woman at center of Downtown Soup Kitchen lawsuit speaks out
By Beth Verge: Community of Chugiak takes up discussion of additional permits
By Joe Vigil: 2 techniques from a counselor to cope with earthquake stress
By Heather Hintze: Civil Air Patrol volunteers ready disaster response via radio
More information on the Civil Air Patrol’s radio program is available on its website.
By Scott Gross: Inside the Gates: 4/25 prepares airborne punch
By KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: BSAR Recovers Aaron Moses’ Remains; YKHC Steps Up To Host Bethel’s Alcohol Task Force; How Bethel Created Four-Time K300 Sled Dog Race Champ Pete Kaiser and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Juneau tower control, we have lunch: Canadian air traffic controllers deliver solidarity, pizza; House chooses Foster as temporary speaker, but there’s still no majority and more ->
Alaska Native News: Lawmakers File Bipartisan, Bicameral Amicus Brief in Support of the Indian Child Welfare Act Lawmakers File Bipartisan, Bicameral Amicus Brief in Support of the Indian Child Welfare Act; AMHS to Save Money with Vessel Swap and more ->
By Steve Quinn, Chris Klint: Juneau boy’s fitness video sends him to Super Bowl

Alaska News January 17, 2019

By Leroy Polk: Alaska man kills mother, continues living in house with her body, police say
By Lauren Maxwell: Anchorage woman benefits from experimental treatment for multiple sclerosis
By Hank Davis: Alaska Community Foundation raises $100 million for charitable endowment
KTOO Public Media: Dunleavy seeks PFD back payments over three years; Amid accreditation loss, state will temporarily recognize UAA teaching license recommendations; Democrats demand Trump administration stop offshore oil leasing work during shutdown and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Federal Government Shutdown Makes Safety On The Kuskokwim More Expensive; New Starting Line For This Weekend’s K300 Races and more->
Workforce Wednesday: statewide grant helps Alaskans with disabilities become their own boss
Rasmuson Foundation: Alaska artists: Time to apply for Individual Artist Awards

Alaska News January 16, 2019

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Bethel’s Children Advocacy Center Takes A Big Step Toward National Accreditation and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Polar bear encounter reported in Arctic Village, many miles south of normal range; ‘These people we’re afraid of are our neighbors.’ Downtown walking tours discuss housing, public safety and Juneau’s future.; Alaska House tied in knots on session’s first day and more ->
By Chris Klint: State to certify UAA graduates amid education accreditation problems
By Daniella Rivera: Proposal could scrap junk cars’ strain on APD resources
By Angela Krenzien: Allegiant to begin flying between Anchorage and Bellingham for as low as $59 each way
The low-cost airline says it’s celebrating the new route with fares as low as $59 each way. To get the special rate, travelers have to book round-trip flights by Wednesday, Jan. 16. The fare isn’t available on every flight, however.
By Elizabeth Roman: DoorDash offers on-demand food delivery in Anchorage
For one day only, the company is offering delivery services for 50 cents on orders of $10 or more while supplies last. To get the deal, enter the code FIFTY at checkout from open to close on Jan. 16, 2019.

Silvers said customers in the Anchorage area can also take advantage of $1 delivery fees for the next month on all orders over $15.

On top of this, customers can use the code DASHNEW2019 for $5 off their first order of $15 or more, which is valid through Feb. 16, 2019.

Alaska News January 15, 2019

By Angela Krenzien: AST: Homeowner holds teenage intruder at gunpoint
By Daniella Rivera: ‘It’s not OK:’ DV homicides among new Anchorage DA’s top priorities
By Associated Press: Eagle rescued after becoming stranded on Sitka power pole
By Associated Press: Fairbanks city, borough take in $1M in pot taxes for 2018
KTOO Public Media: Juneau’s new lawmakers are ready to take on the Legislature; Regional airline ends scheduled Juneau-Petersburg service and more->
By Suzanne Downing: Edie Grunwald to chair Parole Board
BY RALPH SAMUELS GUEST CONTRIBUTOR: ‘He fell to his knees and I shot him again’
By Derek Minemyer: Sand Lake homeowners say improper drainage worsened earthquake damage
By Kristen Durand: Eagle River father starts support group for families, friends affected by suicide
By John Thompson: Head of the Class: Robert Stagg

Alaska News January 14, 2019

By Derek Minemyer: Sunday’s shock came in at magnitude 5.4, then downgraded to 5.0. Why does that happen?
By Ellizabeth Roman: AST: Man arrested with $50,000 worth of meth at Ketchikan International Airport
By Ellizabeth Roman: UAA School of Education initial licensure programs no longer accredited
By Liz Raines: Nicolas Petit wins Copper Basin 300
By Melinda Boulton: WATCH: Wasilla family gets “ding dong ditched” by moose
By Phil Walczak: Try, try again. Young Alaskans learn to ice skate at Westchester Lagoon
By Hank Davis: REI closes for good in Spenard, move to Midtown begins Monday
The new location is set to open to the public on Friday, January 18th.
By Jennifer Raff: Fire And Feces May Reveal An Early Human Presence In Alaska

Alaska News January 13, 2019

By Chris Klint: 5.0 quake gives Southcentral Sunday shake
By KTVA Web Staff: Appeals court upholds sentence for man who vandalized Kodiak church in 2015
By KTVA Web Staff: Blood Bank of Alaska opens permanent facility in Juneau
By KTVA Web Staff: Soldotna considers cellphone use ban in school zones
KTUU: Hardwater Warriors A local group dedicated local ice fishing trips to Alaskan veterans.
By KTUU: Several UAA Education programs do not meet accreditation requirements
According to the letter from Dybdahl, a student forum will be held to answer questions Monday, January 14 at 12:15pm in PSB room 216.

Alaska News January 12, 2019

By Bryan Dunagan: Metlakatla teen convicted of possessing child porn

Troopers and the Alaska Bureau of Investigation found images on Forsberg’s cellphone of children ranging in age from 18 months to 10 years old being sexually abused.
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Meet The Woman Who Makes Sure K300 Dogs Are Ready To Race; Land Use Permit Granted To Bethel’s First Cannabis Shop More ->
KTOO Public Media: Police union holds town hall to discuss crime, staffing shortages; How a mischievous Home Depot surveyor turned this hill into guerrilla art; Friends went looking for a missing Southeast Alaska artist. Instead, they found a note. More->
WHEC: Faith-based shelter fights to keep out transgender women
By Jill Burke: Wasilla-based home builder responds to revoked permit
A class on how to DJ Anchorage Museum DJ Spencer Lee shows a group adults and kids at the Anchorage Museum the tips and tricks off being a professional DJ.
By Art Chance: On being non-essential
Alaska Health Fair
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Alaska News January 11, 2019

By Jennifer Summers: Wasilla man gets 50 years for attempt to make child porn
By Jennifer Summers: Kenai man convicted of threat to ‘carve the flesh’ from judge’s kids
A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for April 2. The maximum penalty Bachmeier faces is five years in prison and a fine of $250,000.
By John Thompson: Chugiak High student arrested following threat investigation
ASD and APD both declined KTVA’s request for further information at this time.
By Daniella Rivera: New DOC commissioner halts free day pass, amnesty box programs
By Leroy Polk: Murkowski, Senate colleages, introduce ‘End Government Shutdowns Act’
KTOO Public Media: Former Alaska state workers sue, saying they were unconstitutionally fired, Alaska gasline project board ousts its $1 million man and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Trial Date Set For Calista Case, DNR Aims To Approve Major Donlin Gold Permits By Mid-January and more ->
VIDEO: Moose trapped in skating oval braves path set by watching Anchorage workers
Jewish Telegraphic Agency: Alaska is the Jewish state in new TV series based on Michael Chabon book

Alaska News January 10, 2019

By Chris Klint: Fairbanks trailer fire kills 2-year-old girl
By Chris Klint: 2 drivers dead, Tudor Road closed in head-on crash
By Leroy Polk: Man arrested on Eielson Air Force Base for assault of woman, young girls, troopers say
By KTVA Web Staff: Alaska marks Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
By Jill Burke: Building Inspectors: Eagle River home construction “substantially deficient”
By Sean Maguire: Midtown mall deemed unsafe to occupy weeks after M7.0 earthquake
KTOO Public Media: What’s in a name? After student push, Juneau-Douglas High School adds Tlingit name: Kalé; Fairbanks’ famously severe cold snaps are getting less cold and more rare and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: New Bethel Liquor Store Open For Business, K300 Adds Three New Awards To Prize Docket and more ->
By Kristen Durand: Triad in the skies: Behind the scenes of the Alaska Air National Guard’s rescue operations
By Derek Minemyer: Diabetic Alaskans want government accountability as insulin prices skyrocket
Dennis says his copay for insulin is through the roof. “A three-month supply for nine vials, the last time I went through my insurance, was something like $720,” he said.

He said he’s had to look elsewhere to afford the medication he needs to live; in some cases, driving 700 miles across the border into Canada, and down to Whitehorse, where he said he can buy a vile of insulin for $28. He wonders why such a disparity exists between American and Canadian insulin prices.