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Alaska News June 04, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Internet reliability and connection expanding in Alaska; Despite pandemic, flower sales soar in Palmer; Child care group petitions for more support and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: Alaskan family of police force veteran slain in St. Louis reflects on life and legacy; COVID-19 prompts fishing captain to start new cleaning business and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Juneau Assembly decides not to create local travel quarantine; Dunleavy administration announces new travel mandate offering testing as alternative to quarantine; Dunleavy calls George Floyd’s death ‘horrific,’ thanks Alaskans for peaceful protests and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Coast Guard to Conduct Dockside Fishing Vessel Exams for Bristol Bay and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Alaska State Troopers give tips to protect against burglary and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Arctic Sounder: Derek Booth wins Spirit of Youth award for sewing work and more ->
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: COVID weirdness
 
 
 
 
By Diane Kaplan, Rasmuson Foundation: Enough. We all can do better.
 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State: Keep Caffeinated In Juneau At Alaska’s Heritage Coffee Roasting Co.
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
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Alaska News June 03, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Dunleavy creates working group, puts DPS project to consolidate 911 services on hold; New website offers in-state travel deals for Alaskans; Kenai offers free advertising on its dipnetting app; Port MacKenzie welcomes first deep-draft vessel in 5 years and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: Remembering Cynthia Hoffman with a memorial ride; City of Palmer places chief of police on administrative leave due to “inappropriate social media postings”; Items still hard to find in the pandemic and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Pandemic stirs greater demand for local meat and produce as Alaskans head into summer; Census undercount may lead to less funding for Tlingit and Haida ; Walk-on ferry passenger learns the hard way about new policy reducing capacity during pandemic and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Teenage Boy Missing In Bethel; Airlines Say All Y-K Delta Villages Have Service. But It’s Not The Same As Before The Pandemic and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Sen. Micciche Calls for Halt to DPS Plan to Centralize 911 Service; Lawmaker Calls on Governor to Require Face Coverings in Public in Response to COVID-19 Spike; ustice Department Awards Nearly $400 Million for Law Enforcement Hiring to Advance Community Policing; Lunchtime Chats with Tlingit & Haida and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: ‘Smokenado’ formed near Fairbanks makes for entrancing visual; Afognak Native Corporation purchases Brown Jug and more ->
 
 
 
 
AK On The Go: This Summer, “Show Up For Alaska”
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Where are they?
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: Fairbanks Espresso doubles down, calls its pro-Trump customers ‘fascists,’ ‘nazis’ and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: One Of The Oldest Airports In The U.S., Merrill Field In Alaska Is Now 90 Years Old
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: You’ll Never Want To Leave These Dreamy Cabins In This Quaint Alaskan Mining Town
 
 
 
 
49 Writers Blog: Walking the Distance: Mandy Ramsey

Alaska News June 02, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Quarantine partners: Finding love in a pandemic; ‘Don’t delay’: Hospitals urge Alaskans to seek routine care and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTUU: Samaritan’s Purse delivers emergency field hospital to King Salmon; Fishing trawler discovers 86 coronavirus cases on board; Fishing restrictions on the Kenai Peninsula limit salmon fishing options and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTOO Public Media: During summer without cruise ships, researchers will study fecal bacteria on Southeast Alaska beaches and more ->
 
 
 
 

Margaret A. DeMaioribus, KNOM Radio Mission: The Nome Static, Transmission 672: June 2020
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Alyeska Pump Station #5 Employee Suffers Serious Bear Attack Friday; Three in Stebbins Held on Multiple Charges that Include Attempted Murder, Kidnapping and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: First wave of Fort Wainwright soldiers return from nine-month deployment to the Middle East; Fairbanks Firefighters train with boats for river rescues; Committee recommends CARES Act funding allocation in Fairbanks and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Arctic Sounder: More test kits, staff needed to meet demand, Maniilaq says and more ->
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Missing fish
 
 
 
 
Angela Gonzalez, Athabascan Woman Blog: Flora B. Johnson – Mother and Educator
 
 
 
 
By Courtney, Only In Your State Alaska: This Haunted Brothel Museum In Alaska Is Not For The Faint Of Heart
 
 
 
 
49 Writers Blog: Writing the Distance: Tim Troll

Alaska News June 01, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Frontiers: Homer small businesses rely on Alaskans more than ever; Working moms call for Anchorage child care reform and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: Governor says Alaska will keep reopening as state sees biggest daily spike in COVID-19 cases; 93rd running of Mount Marathon cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic; Cohousing during COVID-19: An Anchorage community sees risks and benefits and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Native Youth Olympics goes virtual for annual statewide competition and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Firearm-Wielding Man in Tok Jailed after being Subdued by Victims and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Eva Holland, Outside: The Frontier Couple Who Chose Death Over Life Apart
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Skepticism
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing, Must Read Alaska: Craig Fleener lands role as chief of staff to Alaska Aerospace Defense brass
 
 
 
 
49 Writers Blog: Writing the Distance: Christina Whiting
 
 
 
 
By Courtney, Only In Your State Alaska: 17 Incredible Trips In Alaska That Will Change Your Life

Alaska News May 31, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: LIST: What’s opening up around Alaska and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Two of Alaska’s largest seafood processors, merge salmon operations; Gardentalk – Don’t let your trees, plants, and veggies wilt and die of thirst and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Portraits of Alaska; Best Way to Save Young Wildlife: Leave Them Alone; Corps Seeks Federal Authorization for Port Expansion Project in Nome and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Alaska’s growing economy: aquaculture; Fairbanks food bank distributes bags of food to community children over summer; Baby goats join yoga class for a little fun in the sun and more ->
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Masks unmasked
 
 
 
 
49 Writers Blog: Writing the Distance: David McElroy

Alaska News May 30, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: ‘He is so missed and so loved’: Family, friends remember teen killed in Irwin Street homicide; Bean’s Cafe transitions from two emergency shelter locations to one and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: Young rescuers first to help plane crash victims; Just do it responsibly” – visiting Kenai Peninsula after recent spike; Young gray whale still stranded in river but NOAA has a plan and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Alaska to replace 14-day quarantine with testing, preferably in advance but also offered at airports and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Second Test Makes YKHC ‘Highly Confident’ Quinhagak Child Received False Positive COVID-19 Result and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: State CARES Act funds now available for Alaskan businesses; Following feedback from soldiers, Fort Wainwright implements quality of life improvements; Community businesses sponsor May No Child Go Hungry campaign and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Yael L. Maxwell, TCTMD: AHA: Increased Diabetes, CVD Risk for American Indians, Alaskan Natives
 
 
 
 
By Grennan Joseph Milliken, State of The Planet: Alaskan Coast at Risk of Catastrophic Landslide and Mega-Tsunami
 
 
 
 
By Craig Medred: COVID gamble
 
 
 
 

Alaska News May 29, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: WATCH: Berkowitz to address COVID-19 in Anchorage, approved ML&P sale; Anchorage to keep incoming traveler quarantine beyond June 2; ‘We ran out of guns’: Local owner says pawns are low, sales are up due to firearm purchases; Dealer says he can’t keep R-Pod trailers in stock and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: Hospice collects drawings and letters for patients during pandemic; Technology has provided a big assist to Real Estate sales during Covid-19; Governor Dunleavy to make an announcement on the 14-day quarantine Friday – Here’s where we are now and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Canada extends cruise ship ban through October, leaving little hope for Alaska’s delayed cruise ship season; Wrangell doesn’t want cruise ships to dock until it knows port communities will be safe from COVID-19 and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Forestry Plane With Four Aboard Crashes On Takeoff In Aniak; State Says Bethel Could Force Fili’s Pizza To Stop Curbside Alcohol Sales and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: One Dies, Two Injured in Thursday Morning Crash Between Mountain Village and St Marys; 21-Year-Old Cordova Man Drowns while Kayaking on Eyak Lake Early Thursday Morning; Troopers, Agencies Search for 89-Year-Old Man Missing Near Tok Cut-Off and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: National Purple Heart organization opens nominations for annual salute in New York; North Pole man charged with DUI after telling troopers he was kidnapped; Community food bank receives large donation of rolls, buns and pizza shells and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Courtney, Only In Your State Alaska: 30 Hilariously Accurate Memes About Alaska
 
 
By Courtney, Only In Your State Alaska: A Drone Flew High Above Alaska’s Turnagain Arm And Captured Something Truly Stunning
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: UA looks at consolidating UAS as funds grow scarce and more ->

Alaska News May 28, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Anchorage grant program to randomly select recipients; Need to take your stuff someplace? Some Anchorage thrift stores reopen and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: Buildings threatened by large ice pack in Kotzebue; Anchorage lawsuit over port construction allowed to proceed; “It was really surreal for a long time” – life as a nurse during the pandemic; APU skier Hannah Halvorsen recognized for sportsmanship & inspiration and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Alaska reports 13 new coronavirus cases, largest new case count for several weeks; This ecologist is crowdsourcing data from mushroom hunters in Swan Lake burn area; Gardentalk – How to plant your own pandemic potato plot and more ->
 
 
 
 

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Tarvarnauramken: The Meaning Behind the Song That Went Viral; AVEC To Unplug People From Power With More Than $200 In Past-Due Bills; Bethel To Receive $8.4 Million In CARES Act Funding, But Is Unsure On How To Spend It All and more ->
 
 
 
 

Alaska Native News: AMHS to Assist IFA With Temporary Ferry Service Between Ketchikan and Hollis; Intoxicated Fairbanks Driver Rolls with Child on Board, Awaits Arraignment nd more ->
 
 
 
 

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks couples, wedding industry adapt to changes for summer 2020 season; Fairbanks City Council holds special meeting to approve 3 new paramedic staff and more->
 
 
 
 

Craig Medred: Reds in peril
 
 
 
 
By Suzanne Downing, Must Read Alaska: Has Tucker Carlson ever visited a slime line in Western Alaska? And more ->
 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: The Sandhill Crane Migration Signals Spring Has Arrived In Interior Alaska
 
 
 
 
49 Writers Blog: Writing the Distance: Lawrence D. Weiss

Alaska News May 27, 2020

Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: Former Rep. Bob Lynn, 1933-2020
 
 
 
 
KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Teen killed in Irwin Street homicide was trying to help another shooting victim; Municipality of Anchorage launches text service to help business owners; East High staff leave message for students with ‘couch choir’ and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: Alaska ferry route suspended after ship’s mechanical failure; Task force on missing Native Americans resumes sessions; “People suffer alone and they don’t need to”: Mental health during COVID-19; Creating your own container garden and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: A convict broke Alaska’s quarantine after release from California prison. Then he tested positive for COVID-19.; How do Alaska leaders know it’s safe to reopen the economy? It’s all about data – but it’s complicated.; During pandemic, Ketchikan’s Little Free Pantry offers a way to exchange food without contact and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Bethel Finance Director Quits Amidst Rampant Turnover At City’s Finance Department and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Alaska’s Fair Share Comes Out Swinging with Statewide Media Buy and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Alaska State Troopers warn of hiking danger citing recent death; Fairbanks Community Food Bank spreads awareness during May No Child Go Hungry campaign; Cyber security concerns increase during COVID-19 pandemic and more ->
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: At last
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: Why I sued the state over release of COVID-19 funds and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Spend The Weekend In This Colorful Tiny House On An Alaskan Mini Farm
 
 
 
 
49 Writers Blog: Writing the Distance: Linda Buckley

Alaska News May 26, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Inside the Gates: Remembering those who fought and died for freedom this Memorial Day; Fred Meyer partners with state to offer free drive-thru COVID-19 testing; Maintaining mental health while working from home and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTUU: Dive team rescues moose calf on Memorial Day; A bionic barista is making some non-conctact cups of joe! More ->
 
 
 
 

KTOO Public Media, Tegan Hanlon, Alaska’s Energy Desk – Anchorage: 6 tips from Alaska medical experts about minimizing your risk as the state reopens and more ->
 
 
 
 

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Construction Report: What drivers can expect around the Interior’s highways this summer and more ->
 
 
 
 

Matt Goff Sitka Nature Show: Sitka Nature Show #211- Lauren Bell
 
 
 
 

49 Writers Blog: Writing the Distance: Natalie Dawson
 
 
 
 

By Courtney, Only In Your State Alaska: The 17 Most Amazing Reflecting Pools In Alaska That Will Give You A Magical Dose Of Eye Candy