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Alaska News September 21, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Unexploded aerial bomb detonated by Fort Wainwright soldiers; State: 16% of middle and high school students use e-cigarettes regularly and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: Anchorage Assembly weighs public safety and on-site inhalation of marijuana; Alaska Mental Health Trust begins accepting land sale bids; ‘Something has to be done’: Mother calls for safer walking routes; Anchorage pays the price for fast food with new plastic bag ban in effect and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Hiker stranded overnight on Juneau’s Mount Roberts; Municipal Election Day in Juneau is Oct. 1; Even more cruise ships are coming to Alaska in 2020 and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: State Marijuana Control Board Approves Two More Marijuana Stores With Conditions
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Coast Guard Crews Provide Coverage for Navy, Marine Corps Arctic Exercise in Alaska; Coast Guard Aircrew Rescues Hunter after Vessel Sinks in Three Saints Bay and more->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: New Alaska Tsunami warning tool goes online this month; Rescue gives unwanted dogs a home here in Fairbanks and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska News from APRN: DEA uncovers a flood of painkillers reaching rural Alaska by mail; Sealaska Heritage secures federal grant for downtown arts campus and more ->
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: One easy fix
Call it exercise-plus. Not only would they get the health benefits of moving, they’d also get the psychological benefits of understanding what it means to sacrifice – no matter how small this sacrifice – for a good cause.

And they’d be better prepared for the school day. Here’s what neuroscientist and brain researcher Wendy Suzuki says about exercise:

“Better mood, better energy, better memory, better attention.”

In her TED talk, she calls, “exercise is the most transformative thing you can do for your brain today.”

Teachers ought to be all down with this idea. Why?

“…The most common finding in neuroscience studies looking at effects of long-term exercise,” Suzuki notes, “is improved attention function dependent on your prefrontal cortex.”
 
 
 
 
The Edmond Sun: Hannah, Morris, Sorrell signing books in Edmond

Alaska News September 20, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Criminal investigation launched into Fort Wainwright soldier’s death; School zone cell phone ordinance comes with fine and jail time; Anchorage woman gets new wireless stimulator for chronic pain; Inside the Gates: Replacing aging recovery helicopters; Law enforcement, advocacy groups to hold community forum on hate crimes and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: Anchorage man sentenced to 47 years on multiple counts of sexual abuse of a minor; Sockeye egg collection aims to supplement stock, maintain diversity; Former conman helps others avoid fraud; Bob Ross gold pan painting and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Anchorage Man Jailed after Attacking Juveniles with Knife; Remains of Tuntutuliak Boater Found in Kuskokwim River; Car Thief takes Troopers, Police on Car Chase Through Homer; Governor Dunleavy on Shaw Rejection: Senate Appears to Be Pushing Political Litmus Test on PFD; Dunleavy Signs Senate Bill 40, Establishes February as Black History Month in Alaska and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: NOAA declares Unusual Mortality Event regarding seals in Alaska; New substance abuse recovery program uses peer support group and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Homer Tribune: Argentine man takes three-year road trip to Homer; Tustumena 200 sled dog race canceled and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Arctic Sounder: Nome hosts Inuit food summit; Colville delivers fuel ahead of Prudhoe Bay winter season and more ->
 
 
 
 
Only In Your State – Alaska: Try Your Hand At Gold Panning At These Gorgeous 4 Spots In Alaska; Follow Bird Valley Trail For A Easy Day Hike In The Alaskan Mountains and more ->
 
 
 
 
Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman: 14 years in the making: Central Mat-Su opens new station and training complex; Cyber teams deploying to safeguard national security; Season’s Readings: Denali Harley Davidson installs one of several new book exchange boxes in the Valley; The Palmer arboretum and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Craig Medred: Farmers’ success
 
 
 
 
Alaska Higway News Hillel Italie / The Associated Press: Books on border wall, Tribe Called Quest on awards longlist

Alaska News September 19, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Anchorage vaping business responds to calls for people to quit vaping amid nationwide illness outbreak; Iditarod CEO hits the trail to create world Arctic tour; French dual-language immersion program joins long-standing history in Anchorage; PuppyUp event raises money to fight cancer in people and their pets and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: Seward police investigate man’s death as homicide; Report: For fourth year in a row, Alaska has highest rate of men killing women; Removing the stigma: Anchorage woman speaks up about mental health; Understanding why you need a Real ID & how to get one; How to navigate new privacy features in Apple iPhone update and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: F-35’s from Luke Air Force Base in Arizona fly at Eielson; Flu season comes early to Fairbanks area; DOT: Mitchell Expressway completely reopened; Over 60 Alaskan High Schools register for varsity eSports program and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Lisa Demer, Rasmuson Foundation welcomes new staff, promotes career growth
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: New Public Defender: Samantha Cherot and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Amy Carney: Sheldon Jackson Museum: Special Guest at Sitka Public Library’s Babies & Books November Program
 
 
By Amy Carney: Bring Your Grandparent to the Museum Day
 
 
 
 
Anchorage Police Department: We’ll be closing roads downtown this Monday for the best parade ever! Come see!!
 
 
 
 
Alaska Public Radio News: Judge: case of slain Mountain Village woman shows how Alaska’s justice system is failing; Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster gave invocation at Kenai Assembly meeting and more ->

Alaska News September 18, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: School board votes 4-3 against mandatory national anthem in schools; Have an old car seat? Turn it into Walmart to recycle and get a gift card in exchange and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: U.S. Navy Vet collecting Gold Star stories for national archive; Anchorage attorney named Alaska Public Defender; Alaska Remote Generator Bill Headed to President’s Desk; Spotlight on youth: French horn player Abby Webster’s musical accomplishments go beyond the band room and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Third Fairbanks Best Western Robbery Suspect now in Police Custody; Bristol Bay Leaders Call on Army Corps of Engineers to Suspend Permitting for Pebble Due to Drastic Changes In Mine Plan; ASTAC Donation Expands Reading Program in North Slope Schools and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: State legislators back local businesses with letter to Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office; Caregiver, senior citizen fair offers wide assortment of resources; Lathrop yoga class visited by mindfulness program and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Erin Kirkland: There’s Gold (and a lot more) at Nome’s AKAU Resort
 
 
 
 
By Craig Medred: Burn, burn, burn
 
 
 
 
Alaska Highway News Rasha Madkour / The Associated Press: ‘How to Raise a Reader’ gathers dos, don’ts and book lists

Alaska News September 17, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: APD charges driver in Mountain View stolen vehicle crash; Boy gets new pet after thieves kill beloved guinea pig and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: ‘At least she’s home’: Family remembers Ashley Johnson-Barr one year later; Man arrested for speeding over 100 mph into oncoming traffic on Seward Highway; Nelchina caribou hunt season extended and more ->

 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Alaska attorney general sues to limit union dues and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: One Brother Dead, Another Critically Wounded Following Akiachak Shooting; Study: As Alcohol Access Increases In Bethel, So Do Demands On Health And Safety Responders and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Congressman Don Young Announces Over $18 Million in Health and Human Services Grants for Alaska; Non-Compliant REDDI Driver Pepper-Sprayed after being Pinned by Trooper Vehicle and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Reimbursement program established for vehicles impacted by tar residue in construction zones; Proposed regulations could prohibit distilleries, breweries from hosting art shows, product release parties and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska News from APRN: The McKinley Fire burned 50+ homes. These Alaskans plan to rebuild; Cruise ships are coming to Nome through the Northwest Passage. Locals are excited — and wary and more ->
 
 
 
 
Rasmuson Foundation: Annual Letter to Alaska

Alaska News September 16, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Plastic bag ban goes into effect in Anchorage and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: Long waits and poor communication for victims in state criminal justice system and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Troopers Investigate Friday Murder/Attempted Suicide in Akiachak; North Pole Woman Held without Bail Following Disturbance Investigation and more ->
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing, Must Read Alaska: Services for Mayor Anderson of Soldotna
During his 36 years in Soldotna, Dr. Anderson made his mark on his community as a family physician, an in vitro fertilization specialist, public servant, Boy Scout leader, church leader, dog musher, and avid gardener.

As a physician, obstetrics was his favorite part of family medicine, and he was the only in vitro fertilization doctor doing test-tube babies in the state of Alaska. During his career, he delivered more than 5,000 babies, with more than 300 of them test-tube babies.

Bringing those little miracles to those families is the true legacy he leaves behind.
 
 
 
 
By Marion Owen, Lagniappe: How simple photos can soothe a tangled world. Really.
 
 
 
 
Community Message: Child Passenger Safety Seat Checkups at AFD Fire Station #6 – Wednesday, September 18th (3:30 P.M. – 5:30 P.M.)
The Anchorage Fire Department and Safe Kids Alaska will be hosting an infant and child car seat and booster seat checkup event as part of National Child Passenger Safety Week this coming Wednesday, September 18th, from 3:30 P.M. to 5:30 P.M., at AFD Fire Station #6. The fire station is located at 1301 Patterson Street (on Debarr Road next to Begich Middle School).

No appointment is necessary and certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians will inspect your car seat or booster seat for proper installation and answer questions. Please no pets inside the vehicles for the safety reasons.

For more information see the attachment enclosed with this release, call Safe Kids Alaska at 907-212-3194, or visit www.carseatak.org.

Address/Location
Anchorage Fire Department
100 E 4th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 907-227-9473

Alaska News September 15, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Superior court to honor murderer’s request for possible records of victim’s alleged abortion; Surviving sepsis: Beth’s story and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: UPDATE: Police classify suspicious death on DeBarr as homicide; 2 days to reach agreement and prevent strike, school closures in the Kenai; Tight turns and loose dirt halt Rodeo Alaska barrel racing and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Nenana Mother and Son Arrested During Warrant service and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: K9 protective vest fundraiser held at local business and more ->

Alaska News September 14, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: ‘You’re lying to my face’: Investigators confront Renfro over Grunwald murder; Efforts being made to address the public safety crisis in rural Alaska; Alaska companies launch 74-foot boat from Homer; Inside the Gates: Loadmaster’s calculations get cargo off the ground and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: Major Arctic training exercise starts in Alaska this month; Confusion over new standards causing headaches for Birchwood Airport renovations; Woman in hospital with life-threatening injuries after accident involving stolen car; ASD: We spoke with swim official before taking action and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Email indicates former Alaska Lt. Gov. Mallott invited woman to room and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Justice Department Will Fund More Prosecutors, Jails and Cops in Rural Alaska and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: UPDATE: Alaska State Troopers release surveillance footage from robbery; Local Girl Scouts Council win lawsuit against national Girl Scouts; Photographers hosting free events at University of Alaska Fairbanks and more->
 
 
 
 
The Homer Tribune: Homer woman dedicates retirement to disaster relief; Chamber to pull plug on halibut derby and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Farah Mohammed, JSTOR Daily: The Old New Trend of Sober Curiosity Abstaining from alcohol is a new trend with a long, long history.

Alaska News September 09, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Moose hunter suffers serious injuries after bear attack, troopers say and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: Troopers: Two people survive plane crash on Nunivak Island; Arctic Broadband Point of Presence Launches in Utqiaġvik; Researchers looking at renewable energy and food security in rural Alaska; Black bears getting some sparring time in and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK: Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: YKHC Finds No Evidence Of Social Media Allegation Of Bed Bugs In Emergency Department and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fire crews battle early morning structure fire near UAF campus; Fairbanks Fire Department seeks public’s help for information on structure fire; University of Alaska Board of Regents will take public comments on Monday and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Baranof Castle In Sitka Is The Historic Place Where Russia Signed Alaska Over To The US
 
 
 
 
Tillamook Headlight-Herald: Manzanita Writers’ Series event for September
 
 
 
 
Cinthia Ritchie: Cover reveal, and yippee!, “Malnourished” is ready for pre-orders

Alaska News September 10-13, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Evidence: Renfro partied with friends after Grunwald’s murder; Alleged serial rapist known to authorities roamed Anchorage freely for months; Rock Steady Boxing program helps fight Parkinson’s disease in Anchorage; Anvik man arrested after allegedly opening airplane cargo door during flight; ‘Eskimo Ninja’ Nick Hanson talks about cultural identity, suicide prevention and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTUU: House votes to bar Arctic drilling; Senate action unlikely; Anchorage middle school student arrested for bomb threat; SOY: Anchorage teen converts electric jeep; BLM Water Days gets kids studying the creeks and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Rural Alaska clinics depend on broadband internet. What happens when it goes out? 2 in 5 Alaska students are proficient in English language arts, fewer in math; State files felony charges against Baker Hughes after Kenai Peninsula workers were sickened; A year after a dam was removed, this river near Anchorage is still waiting for water; This Anchorage ‘refillery’ aims to eliminate packaging waste. Here’s how it works. Gardentalk – The bulbs have arrived and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Carrie Irwin Brown named Alyeska’s Alaska Native Program Director; Planet Walk puts Things in Perspective; Would-Be Car Burglar Held at Gunpoint for Craig Troopers; House Passes Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protective Act; Bone, Not Adrenaline, Drives Fight or Flight Response and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Longtime announcer retires from the Riverboat Discovery; University of Alaska Fairbanks moves reindeer herd to Delta; World Suicide Prevention Day Brings Expert to Fairbanks and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Arctic Sounder: Recovery rocks send messages of hope; Selawik man receives national honor for valor and more ->
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: BLM to offer entire coastal plain of ANWR for energy leases; Famed stunt pilot with Alaska roots OK after plane flips on runway; Sen. Sullivan, on 9-11; News group will cover Alaska social issues and more->
 
 
 
 
By Hope McKenney, KUCB: 2nd Bering Sea Women’s Conference To Focus On Storytelling, Supportive Communities
 
 
 
 
Alaska Highway News: Susan Kamil, longtime publisher and editor, dead at 69
 
 
 
 
Only In Your State-Alaska: The Mount Alyeska Trail Is A Beautiful Hike In Alaska With A Mouthwatering Restaurant Right Along It; Take In Sunsets Over An Active Volcano At Alaska’s Breathtaking Anchor River Lodge and more ->
 
 
 
 
Athabascan Woman Blog: Tell Your Story