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Alaska News June 01, 2018

By KTVA Web Staff: Man arrested and charged for raping 9-year-old girl
 
 
 
 
By Zaz Hollander: Jury delivers guilty verdicts on all counts for first teen to face trial in Grunwald slaying
 
 
 
 
By Jack Carney: Almandinger guilty on all counts in David Grunwald’s murder
 
 
 
 
By Daniella Rivera: Bail reduced for local actor accused of sexual assaults
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: Missing man’s body found in log jam in Mat-Su
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Female Yupik elder not voted to Bethel’s all-male council
 
 
 
 
By Joe Vigil: APD’s newest 30 include 3rd-generation officer
 
 
 
 
By Carlos Faura: Flood advisory issued for Montana Creek
 
 
 
 
By Ariane Aramburo : Dip into a donut to celebrate National Donut Day
 
 
 
 
By Anchorage Daily News: Weak king salmon return prompts Kenai Peninsula fishing closures
 
 
 
 
By Derek Minemyer: AOGA’s Great Debate Conference highlights key issues in Governor’s race
 
 
 
 
Steller Watch: June 1st: ~57 Sea Lion of the Month
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Sea lion researchers turn to crowdfunding for equipment
 
 
 
 
By Ariane Aramburo: Empowering women through fashion
 
 
 
 
By Victoria Taylor: Fishing, Hiking and Fashion: Two Alaska entrepreneurs take on the outdoor clothing industry
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: UA finalizes budget; tuition will increase for most classes this fall
 
 
 
 
Laurel Downing Bill: Story Time with Aunt Phil: The Koyukuk gold boom
 
 
 
 
By Lauren Maxwell: Atomic Camper ready to hit the road with new owner
 
 
 
 
By Daybreak Staff: Mic Check in the Morning: Spenard Jazz Fest Preview
 
 
 
 
26th 3 Barons Renaissance Faire
 
 
 
 
Anchorage Daily News: Photos: Best of May 2018
 
 
 
 
By Emma Hadix: Women’s Cycling: Anchorage’s strong community
 
 
 
 
Moms Everyday Alaska Family Features: Citrus ginger rosé punch
 
 
 
 
By Kim Sunée: Grilling season is here; prosciutto-wrapped shrimp are a perfect way to celebrate

Alaska News May 31, 2018

By Joe Vigil: Local WWII vet celebrates 99th birthday
 
 
 
 
By Beth Verge: Arrival of 4-25 soldiers highlighted by reunions, uncasing of colors
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: Fairbanks man sustains brain damage in dispute over bicycle ownership
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: Victim shot in backside while riding away on bicycle in Fairview, police say
 
 
 
 
By Zaz Hollander: ‘They’re not your family’: Jury deliberates fate of first teen on trial for Grunwald slaying
 
 
 
 
By Daniella Rivera: Courtroom audio: Judge, prosecutor frustrated with ‘subpar’ monitoring
 
 
 
 
Pretrial Enforcement Division accused in ankle monitor flub
 
 
 
 
By Michelle Theriault boots: Criminals are trying to get caught so they can smuggle drugs into jail, an Alaska official says
 
 
 
 
By Scott Gross: Justice for the family of Jorge Villa-Rea
 
 
 
 
By Dave Leval: Vandals strike again at Wasilla baseball field
 
 
 
 
By Richard Maurer: 3,500 rape kits are overdue for analysis in Alaska
 
 
 
 
By Charles Wohlforth: How a stranger’s caring healed a childhood of horrific sexual abuse
 
 
 
 
By Rebecca Palsha: Was it speed or road rage? Anchorage Police investigate wreck on the Glenn Hwy
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Opioid drug maker seeks dismissal of Alaska lawsuit
 
 
 
 
Congratulations Grace Parrott, of Ketchikan (left), and Daniel Doudnavo, of Fairbanks!
By Leroy Polk: Out of more than a million kids, 2 Alaskans place high in national spelling championship
 
 
 
 
By Daniel Kirby: Whale watching ship with 113 passengers runs aground north of Auke Bay
 
 
 
 
By alex DeMarban: Here’s what Bill Walker will do if Mark Begich runs for governor
 
 
 
 
By : Steven Mufson, Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post: Companies’ first step toward drilling for oil in ANWR deemed inadequate by feds
 
 
 
 
Christine O’Connor GUEST COMMENTARY: Alaska telecoms committed to open internet
 
 
 
 
American Association for the Advancement of Science: Along Alaska’s Pacific coast, early humans could have migrated to the Americas
 
 
 
 
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: New chancellor named for University of Alaska Anchorage
 
 
 
 
By Daybreak Staff: ‘R&B Live’: All-female showcase in Anchorage

Alaska News May 30, 2018

By Laurel Andrews: Fairbanks man charged with murder for infant death
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Siblings accused of robbing Sicily’s Pizza driver at knifepoint
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Jury convicts Anchorage man on all counts in 2016 murder
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Peronto pleads not guilty to new charges in teen’s seduction
 
 
 
 
Michael Pope arrested after firing shots and ramming police vehicles
 
 
 
 
By Zaz Hollander: Defense rests in Grunwald murder trial without calling any witnesses
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: After a stray bullet wounded their toddler, an Anchorage couple copes with fear
 
 
 
 
By Richard Mauer: Track Palin wants to be in Anchorage Veterans Court, not criminal court in Palmer
 
 
 
 
By Cassie Schirm: 5th annual Walk ‘n Roll for Animals is this weekend
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Researcher: beluga whales visit Kenai River early, often
 
 
 
 
By bob Hallinen: Here are two dozen of our favorite bird photos from this spring
 
 
 
 
By Donna Freedman: Seedlings and first fresh greens are now available at farmers markets
 
 
 
 
RoadTrippin’: Getting to Seldovia is part of the fun
 
 
 
 
Moms Everyday Alaska: Liz Kepplinger – Sweet potato stuffed mushrooms with spinach and goat cheese

Alaska News May 29, 2018

By Jack Carney: Fallen veterans honored at Fort Richardson National Cemetary
 
 
 
 
By Michelle Theriault Boots: At the downtown Anchorage cemetery, the busiest day of the year
 
 
 
 
By Emily Carlson: Survivors gather on Alaska peaks for those who gave all
 
 
 
 
By Kalinda Kindle: Quilt project for military veterans stolen out of quilter’s car
 
 
 
 
By Melinda Bolton: Healy Lake man charged with murder of tribal leader
 
 
 
 
By Daniel Kirby: FBI: Restart your router now to stop Russian malware attack
 
 
 
 
By Heather Hintze: ‘It’s almost as if he’s one of them:’ Grunwald rests with soldiers
 
 
 
 
By Mike Ross: Seward Highway “Litter Lady” is keeping her part of Alaska clean
 
 
 
 
By Nathaniel Herz: Juneau wrap-up, part 2: Lawmakers ban smoking in bars, other workplaces
 
 
 
 
By Michelle Theriault Boots: Western Alaska teen injured in propane huffing incident, troopers say
 
 
 
 
By Shady Grove Oliver, The Arctic Sounder: Kaktovik father and son travel to every North Slope village by dog team
 
 
 
 
By Isabelle Ross, KDLG News: After 50 years at Dillingham Elementary, Sophie Woods retires
 
 
 
 

Alaska News May 28, 2018

By Mary Simton: Memorial Day events honoring veterans’ ultimate sacrifice
 
 
 
 
By MARK THIESSEN and MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press: Bloody but forgotten WWII battle still haunts soldiers
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Alaska man accused of sexual assault on incapacitated person
 
 
 
 
By Nathaniel Herz: Juneau wrap-up, part 1: Lawmakers force hospitals, doctors to publish prices
 
 
 
 
By Dave Leval: Effort underway for Anchorage vote-by-mail in November election
 
 
 
 
By Annie Zak: Report: Alaska’s recession doesn’t seem to have dampened startup activity
 
 
 
 
By Annie Zak: Grocery delivery service Instacart is about to launch in Anchorage
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: ‘Kind of alarming’: Number of new gonorrhea cases in Alaska skyrockets in 2017
 
 
 
 
By Devin Kelly: Worries about wildlife prompt push for dog ban in South Anchorage estuary
 
 
 
 
By Cameron Mackintosh: Driver injured in crash at Alaska Raceway
 
 
 
 
Dirt Bikes
By Phil Walczak / Victoria Taylor: WATCH: Anchorage Racing Lions compete in state race
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: May 28, 2018
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The FBI has discovered foreign cybercriminals used a VPNFilter malware that can collect peoples’ information, exploit their devices and block network traffic. At least two commercial router manufacturers, Linksys and Netgear, both used extensively in Alaska, have posted guides for users to follow in securing their devices. Do it today.
 
 
 
 
By Mark Adams, The New York Times: A DIY trip through Alaska’s Inside Passage
 
 
 
 
By Lynn Curry: Everyone is fine with music at work except for one older employee. Could he come at us for age discrimination?
 
 
 
 
Moms Everyday Alaska Family Features: Turkey, spinach and apple wrap

Alaska News May 27, 2018

By Sidney Sullivan: Memorial Day events in Anchorage
 
 
 
 
By Victoria Taylor: Troopers arrest man in Healy Lake homicide
 
 
 
 
By Matt Tunseth: Suspect accused of stealing pickup, hitting victim with his own truck in Eagle River
 
 
 
 
By Liz Raines: State to use marijuana tax money to help prevent underage use
 
 
 
 
By Dave Leval: Alaska prepares for what could be a record tourism year
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Appeal disputes exclusion of village residents from juries
 
 
 
 
By Beth Bragg: He coached hockey and she was a graphic artist. Now the Mazany siblings of Anchorage are MMA fighters.
 
 
 
 
By Zaz Hollander: Alaska is on the brink of a hemp-growing industry. But first, the state gets to pick the players.
 
 
 
 
By Derek Minemyer: NASA brings its search for alien life to Matanuska Glacier
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Woman performs headstand in all 50 states
 
 
 
 
Moms Everyday Alaska: It takes a village… But where has the village gone?

Alaska News May 26, 2018

By Laurel Andrews: Accused of attempted sex abuse of teen, former Alaska state trooper now faces child pornography charges
 
 
 
 
By Rebecca Palsha: Murder suspect looks down as autopsy pictures of David Grunwald shown to jury
 
 
 
 
By Victoria Taylor: Counselors train for cold water survival ahead of launching rural summer camps
 
 
 
 
By Annie Zak: McCarthy’s only ambulance was vandalized. So a Wisconsin tourist bought the town a new one.
 
 
 
 
Saturday Marke: May 26, 2018 9 am-2 pm Subway/ Cellular One Sports Center (corner of Old Seward and O’Malley)
 
 
 
 
By Shady Grove Olive : Research highlights Northwest Alaska’s suicide prevention work
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: Anchorage man charged in pepper spray attack now facing perjury charges
 
 
 
 
By Rachel D’oro: Update: Track Palin seeks to bar media in assault proceedings
 
 
 
 
By Becky Bohrer: Alaska police chief named to Marijuana Control Board: War on weed a ‘waste of time’
 
 
 
 
By Zaz Hollander: Alaska is on the brink of a hemp-growing industry. But first, the state gets to pick the players.
 
 
 
 
By Anchorage Daily News: Marvin, Arneson capture victories at Kal’s Knoya Ridge Run
 
 
 
 
Longtime Dimond High School history teacher Greg Brown gets a fond farewell from students he taught over the course of 25 years.
 
 
 
 
By Scott Gross: Inside the Gates: Bring Austin home
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Midtown Fred Meyer hosts APD’s largest-yet ‘retail blitz’
 
 
 
 
By Steve Haycox: Alaska is still an economic colony. The Legislature’s action on Permanent Fund earnings proves it.

Alaska News May 25, 2018

By Leroy Polk: Teen killed in canoe accident on Wasilla lake, troopers say
 
 
 
 
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: Attempted abduction in Kodiak park leads to search for suspect
 
 
 
 
By Zaz Hollander: The details in the Grunwald killing fell into place one early December day in 2016
 
 
 
 
By Bill Roth: Anchorage firefighter Ben Schultz welcomed home nearly a year after fall
 
 
 
 
By Alex DeMarban: Robber who wrote name on hold-up note is caught counting money outside Anchorage bank, FBI says
 
 
 
 
By Derek Minemyer: Funny River fire anniversary reminds us to be fire safe on Memorial Day Weekend
 
 
 
 
By Jack Carney: Two trees illegally chainsawed down on property of ‘Historic Landmark’
 
 
 
 
By LeroyPolk: Violence at Anchorage DMV when man demanded ID after closing time
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: Charges say Anchorage US Army officer lied about thefts to collect $400K in insurance money
 
 
 
 
By Zaz Hollander: Emergency beacon on plane in fatal crash near Whittier had wrong registration
 
 
 
 
By Erica Martinson: What the new VA health care bill means for Alaska’s veterans
 
 
 
 
By Daniel Kirby: Large sink hole closes left lanes of Benson Blvd. at Minnesota
 
 
 
 
By John Tracy: Reality Check: When journalists become part of the story
 
 
 
 
By Scott Gross: Just because school’s out doesn’t mean local kids will go hungry
 
 
 
 
By Scott Gross: This year’s allergy season not as bad as previous year
 
 
 
 
Moms Everyday Alaska Dr. Phyllis Brooks: How stress affects your body

Alaska News May 24, 2018

By Tegan Hanlon: Police plead for info about the shootout that left an Anchorage toddler wounded
 
 
 
 
By Joe Vigil and Emily Carlson: Father speaks out after toddler struck in drive-by shooting
 
 
 
 
By Daniella Rivera: ‘I remember shooting him’: Murder suspect testifies in own defense
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: 2 black bears killed in Eagle River after breaking into cars
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: Bear kills 2 unleashed dogs in Juneau
 
 
 
 
By Kyle Hopkins: Body found along Kuskokwim River identified as man who fell through ice 2 years ago
 
 
 
 
By Zaz Hollander: ‘That was the last time’: David Grunwald’s final moments play out in social media messages
 
 
 
 
By Kortnie Horazdovsky, Cameron Mackintosh: Small plane crashes near Lake Hood
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: Falling ice on Mount Hunter, a 1,000-foot tumble on Denali: Rangers rescue injured climbers
 
 
 
 

By Associated Press: Alaska teen fined $3,000 for intentionally running down deer
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: 6-year-old on a bike hit by drunk driver on a 4-wheeler, troopers say
 
 
 
 
By Joe Vigil: Fish and Game weighs in on moose’s cyclist charge
 
 
 
 
By Mary Simton: Kenai inmate, 57, dies in DOC custody
 
 
 
 
By Liz Raines: Meet Anchorage’s new Energy Coordinator
 
 
 
 
By Daybreak Staff: Workforce Wednesday: Carlile Transportation
 
 
 
 
Kris Hinrichsen named BP’s Teacher of the Year

Alaska News May 23, 2018

By Leroy Polk: Man accused of murdering Fairbanks Police officer gets new charges
 
 
 
 
By Jack Carney: Muni Agency looks to buy foreclosed former Downtown LIO building
 
 
 
 
By Kim Daehnke: The Depths of Downtown: Business owners and the homeless locked in no-win situation
 
 
 
 
By Jill Burke: Homeless or Homesteading: Can Anchorage solve its illegal camping problem in city parks?
 
 
 
 
By Rebecca Palsha: The AC Quickstop in Bethel is no longer allowed to sell alcohol
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: Palmer latest on list of Alaska cities banning plastic bag use
 
 
 
 
By Shannon Ballard: New shopping center coming to Wasilla
 
 
 
 
By Patrick Enslow: Alaska 8-year-old with viral hockey videos faces off on Steve Harvey Show
 
 
 
 
By Steve Edwards: Want to grow something beautiful in your garden this year? Farmers markets are flush with plant starts
 
 
 
 
By Rebecca Palsha: Road Trippin’: Postcard from Metlakatla and the story of a dying language
 
 
 
 
By Christine Cunningham: Memorial Day in Alaska: When the most peaceful spot for a campfire is your backyard
 
 
 
 
By John Schandelmeier: The difference between killing for fun and killing for food is not a fine line. It’s a chasm.
 
 
 
 
By Beth Bragg: Quick to catch, quick to cook: Meet Alaska’s humble hooligan
 
 
 
 
Moms Everyday Alaska Family Features: Tex-Mex layered bean salad