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Alaska News January 28, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Yesner wants UAA sexual misconduct appeal confidential, while accusers must be named in federal lawsuit; Gladys Wood Elementary students have the scoop on school news; 25 Years of BP Teachers of Excellence: Ronda Schlumbohm; Zebra cutout catches attention of Glenn Highway commuters and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: Bomb scare at Anchorage Federal Courthouse; Iditarod honors Gail Phillips as 2020 honorary musher; Two polar bears seen in Utqiaġvik; Snow Flyers Exhibit and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTOO Public Media: Watch: Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s 2020 State of the State address; Winter weather, ferry cancellations and road closures disrupt travel in Haines and Skagway and more ->

 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: State Approves Right-Of-Way Pipeline Lease For Donlin Gold; VPSO Working Group Sends Final Recommendations To Legislature; Severe Wind Chill Forecast For Kuskokwim Delta and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport Prepared to Protect Health of Travelers, Staff and the Public; Fairbanks Victim Hospitalized after being Shot by Unknown Assailant; Rocket on the Chilled Rail at Poker Flat and more ->
 
 
 
 

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Alaska legislators suggest changes to public safety program; Eagle, Alaska comes alive during the Yukon Quest; The 2020 Fairbanks Funny Festival is back and more ->
 
 
 
 

By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: The Wacky Winter Carnival That’s Oodles Of Fun For The Whole Family

Alaska News January 27, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: APD: Suspect bit by K9 after hurting police officer; Heavy snow, fuel spill and high avalanche risk closes roads in Southeast and more ->

 
 
 
 
KTUU: Flight evacuating U.S. citizens from Wuhan, China to refuel in Anchorage; Bull moose wandering Kenai snared in wire; AMHS charters with Allen Marine as MV Matanuska remains out of service; How to protect your phone from cyber threats and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: REAL ID In The Bush and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Eagle River Man Caught and Jailed for Wasilla Robbery with Shots-Fired; Tripped Alarm Scares off Burglar Trio in Palmer; Forest Service Paying Timber Industry to Pick Which Trees It Wants in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest and more ->
 
 
 
 
Courtesy of Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska
Human Corona​viruses
 
 
 
 

Craig Medred: Close call
 
 
 
 
By Carey Seward, Only In Your State Alaska: The Rainforest Themed Deli In Alaska That’s Tons Of Fun

Alaska News January 26, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Alaska teachers gather in Anchorage to build skills to improve student learning; Alaska is drought free for the first time since 2018; The U.S. Census: Historical perspective from pioneer radio broadcaster Ruben Gaines and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTUU: Competency tests bring inconclusive results, doctors say of man accused of murdering 10-year-old Kotzebue girl; P Alaska awards STEM grants to schools across the state; Coast Guard board to investigate deadly Gulf of Alaska crab boat sinking; Alaska program tackles youth substance abuse before it starts and more ->
 
 
 
 

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: LKSD Superintendent’s Search Down To Two Candidates and more ->
 
 
 
 

Alaska Native News: Passed Out Driver in Wrong Lane Jailed on DUI/Endangering Charges in Fairbanks; Two Die on Icy Roads in Parks Highway Collision; Kenai Woman in Ditch Charged with DUI/Drug Offenses and more ->

 
 
 
 

Southcentral Foundation Vice President Receives Women of Achievement Award
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: In our genes
 
 
 
 
Staff Reports, The following book-related events are scheduled for Jefferson-Madison Regional Library branches this week: Bookmarks for Jan. 26
Jennifer Ackerman, author of the New York Times bestseller “The Genius of Birds,” has written a new book about the latest research into bird life.

“The Bird Way: A New Look at How Birds Talk, Work, Play, Parent and Think,” published by Penguin Press, is scheduled for a May 5 release. The new book draws on new findings about bird behavior and Ackerman’s own field observations around the world, from Australia to Japan to Austria to Alaska.

Alaska News January 25, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Unusual behavior: Reports of lynx aggressively approaching dogs in South Anchorage; Inside the Gates: Heroes come in all shapes and sizes; Winter carnival brings Willow together after year of hardship; Volunteers of America offers housing program for Alaska youth; New People Mover route to start in the fall and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTUU: Alaska governor, AG seek President Trump’s help bringing AG’s Colombian family to U.S.; ConocoPhillips, Doyon prepare to test big Alaska drill rig; Damaged equipment causes power outage in Eklutna, Peters Creek, Birchwood; Once Upon Alaska: A LGBTQ rights milestone from 1993 and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTOO Public Media: Here’s how Alaska is preparing for the Wuhan coronavirus; In the cold of Haines, caring for Australia’s animals as wildfires blaze and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Sen. Lyman Hoffman Becomes Senate Majority Leader; Tuntutuliak Wants All Its Stray Dogs Gone – Two Organizations Are Helping Them Out and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: North Pole representative leaves post for DHSS job; Lights, sirens, tacos: A day in the life of Fairbanks firefighters; Alaska firefighter talks about experience fighting Australian fires; Fairbanks photographer Charles Mason discusses his work and upcoming exhibition in Anchorage Museum and more ->
 
 
 
 

The Arctic Sounder: Man in custody for Huntington murder; Unalaska library funded; Adventure, loss and grit come into focus in new memoir; Opinion: Martin Luther King Jr. Day a reminder of the power of volunteerism and more ->
 
 
 
 

By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: This Hidden Sanctuary Is Home To The Largest Bear Rescue In Alaska
 
 
 
 
Rasmuson Foundation: Remembering a great artist, Ron Senungetuk

Alaska News January 24, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: How to stay connected to lawmakers and issues during legislative session; Anchorage high school ‘choose to include’ mission gets national attention; New service dog provides therapy for elementary school students with special needs; Mighty4 Alaska celebrates 2nd anniversary of inspiring youth through hip-hop and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: The man accused of killing Ashley Johnson-Barr is expected back in court; Acting director of AMCO looks to reshape the regulatory process with two separate boards; Alaska cruise ship dock permit issued; construction to begin and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Haines Borough convenes task force to deal with roaming, dumpster-flipping bears; Alaska’s top court questions restrictions on ANCSA shareholder speech; Coast Guard tracks emergency beacon to partially submerged boat in Harris Harbor; Coast Guard notes VHF emergency radio dead zones in coastal Alaska and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Palmer man Dies in Officer-Involved-Shooting following Disturbance/Car Chase; Cloyd Lacap Indicted for Using Craigslist to Set up Armed Robberies; Escort Robber Christian Young Found Guilty on Wednesday and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Alaska pot shops to be among 1st in US to allow consumption; Official: Alaska dropping out-of-state inmate housing idea; Fort Wainwright police practice emergency driving in winter conditions and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Arctic Sounder: Candlelight vigils honor life of Kristen Huntington and more ->
 
 
 
 

Suzanne Downing, Must Read Alaska: Pat Pitney, Walker budget director, hired by legislature and more ->
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: ‘Seward’s Folly’ redux

Alaska News January 23, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Idaho man fined, banned for guiding illegal Alaska hunts; Soldotna man charged with nailing sign to Governor’s mansion; 2 Alaska women named United States Artists fellows; Project Homeless Connect helps those in need find resources and community; 5-star hotel to break ground this spring in downtown Anchorage and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: New report, stemming from lawsuit, details DHSS plans to change psych hold practices; Bank robbery suspect arrested following tip from shopper at Fred Meyer; Mat-Su Search and Rescue Teams discuss funding complications and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: An Anchorage attorney made a fortune fighting Big Oil in Alaska court. Now he’s funding the campaign to raise their taxes.; Skagway News owner sells newspaper to Chugiak teachers for $20; Medevac plane removed from Unalaska Bay following crash and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: BLM Asks Rural Alaskans To Apply For Resource Advisory Council; Bethel Resident Looks Back On His Time As Marijuana Control Board Chair and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Bail set at $1,000,000 for Eric Rustad; 9th Circuit overturns lower court ruling, allows ‘Fairbanks Four’ lawsuit against city to continue; Wolf activity in Chena Lake Recreation Area: visitors asked to be alert; Fairbanks school district holds public comment on LGBTQ curriculum and more ->
 
 
 
 
Marion Owen, Lagniappe (LAN-yap) = A little bit extra: How to cope in troubled times? Whispers from Antarctica
 
 
 
 

Craig Medred: Government spin
 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Sleep At An Iditarod Checkpoint In Alaska When You Stay The Night At Skwentna Roadhouse

Alaska News January 22, 2020

KTVA The Voice 0f Alaska: State, Barrett defense look at possible plea agreement in Grunwald murder case; ‘You didn’t have to kill him’: Widow confronts husband’s alleged killer in court; Overdue snowmachiner found dead, apparent victim of exposure; Juneau police arrest suspect in kitten cruelty investigation; Catholic Social Services program will help domestic violence victims find housing and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: Creek overflow floods trailer park in Chugiak; People Mover bus goes off street; Court takes another look at Native American adoption law; Business growth predicted in Chugiak Eagle River for 2020; 104-year-old cottage restoration and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Thanks Abound At K300 Mushers Banquet; Lance In Last and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Noorvik man Jailed on Assault/Weapons Charges Monday and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: International flight makes emergency landing at Fairbanks International Airport; Testing for radon in Alaska and more ->
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing, Must Read Alaska: Plaque unveiled in Capitol honoring women leaders
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Phantom project
 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: The Largest Go-Kart Track In Alaska Will Take You On An Unforgettable Ride

Alaska News January 21, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Dunleavy names new budget director; Know the signs: How to protect yourself from frostbite; Teammates For Life: An engagement on the Kuskokwim; 25 years of BP Teachers of Excellence: Allison Curry and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: Anchorage police have identified the woman found dead in a bedroom; Young adults honor MLK Jr. by learning to advocate; 2YH: APD officer shares story of survival thanks to blood donations and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks attorney says there is free legal help available and more ->
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Just say no

Alaska News January 20, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Conditions improving for Willow flood victims and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: UPDATE: Shishaldin Volcano alert level lowered; Hear from Alaska’s leaders on changes to U.S. trade policies and more ->
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Tick, tick, tick
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: ‘Pirate’ has left Fairbanks; ANCHORAGE TAXPAYER-FUNDED SOLAR PANELS NOT WORKING; DAYLIGHT COMES BACK TO UTQIAGVIK NEXT WEEK and more ->

Alaska News January 19, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Break-in at Anchorage hospice could mean breach of private patient data; New UAF program lets high school seniors earn free college credits and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTUU: Shishaldin Volcano cloud reaches 20,000 ft; Aviation red alert in effect; Baby strollers recalled for fall risk; Newly marked easements bring new visitors to Campbell Lake and more ->
 
 
 
 

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Pete Kaiser Wins Fifth Kuskokwim 300 Title; Greg Larson Wins Third Akiak Dash Title; Video: 2020 Akiak Dash Mass Start and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Willow Firefighter Dies as He Prepared to go out on a Call Saturday; New Wage Disclosure Legislation Would Strengthen Alaska’s Hiring Process and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks Firefighters respond to structure fire; Kid Fest’ gives families a place to escape the cold while giving back; ‘Salute to Greatness’ theme for Annual Fairbanks Youth Breakfast to celebrate MLK Jr. Day and more ->