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AK News October 15, 2017

By Bonney Bowman: Inside the Gates: Saying goodbye
KTVA’s Bonney Bowman has been covering the military in Alaska for four years. In that time, she’s traveled around the state and the world with our service members, bringing you their stories.

By Juan Montes: UPDATE: Two people dead, others injured after a vehicle collision on the Seward Highway
By Kalinda Kindle: Mobile food pantry brings fresh produce to those in need

Pentagon announces changes for immigrants entering the military

A number of Alaskans stand to be affected by the change, according to Stock. Some immigrants who have lived in Anchorage have been among those to join the military through the MAVNI program. They include Specialist Susan Tanui, a native of Kenya and former All-American runner at UAA, who was the first-place female finisher in the Army’s 10-mile race in Washington, DC last weekend.

By Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media: Pentagon announces changes for immigrants entering the military

Alaska News October 14, 2017

By Chris Klint, Bonney Bowman and Liz Raines: 2nd Anchorage school student targeted in abduction attempt
By Kyle Hopkins: State mistakenly charges faraway college student with Anchorage car theft
By Sean Maguire: Winter heating bills set to rise from colder weather and higher energy costs
By Mike Ross: Baby whale rescue: experts from across U.S. treat beluga calf

By Alexis Fernandez: Mexican consulate on wheels in Anchorage this weekend
The Consulate on Wheels will be available October 14 to October 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Northway Mall.
Thank you Maria Caruso!
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: Red Cross sends Alaska volunteer to California fires
ANCHORAGE (KTUU) – The Red Cross of Alaska is sending a Disaster Workforce Specialist to California to assist with volunteer coordination with the devastating wildfires still burning across the state.

Maria Caruso left Alaska Thursday afternoon to assist.

Alaska News October 13, 2017

What options do you use to stay safe?
By Lauren Maxwell: Police offer tips to help homeowners stay safe


By Sean Maguire: The State Central Committee of the Alaska Republican Party withdraws support for SB-91

John Tracy: Reality Check: SB 91 puts budget cuts before public safety
As legitimate as the goals of SB 91 were, there’s little doubt that many in Juneau also saw it as a good way to cut the budget. In a sideways nod to Chilkoot Charlie, they took the savings and passed the bill on to us. And now communities are paying the price.
Why are children playing on/in the street?
By Rebecca Palsha: Residents call for safety improvements on Silver Fox Lane
“There are kids everywhere on that street – they’re in the parking areas,” Price said. “They spill out onto the road year round, so it’s a scary problem. I think about that all the time, especially now that I’m a parent. There’s no safe place for kids to play outside on our street.”
By Leroy Polk: One shot, another held at gunpoint following failed car theft attempt
By Naomi Klouda: Elders & Youth speakers provide from one century to next
By Victoria Taylor: Anchorage Assemblyman backs initiative to get stolen bikes back to owners
By Mike Ross: Pride & patriotism: Service H.S. JROTC cadets give back to community
Congratulations Ben Walker!
By Sidney Sullivan: State announces 2018 Alaska Teacher of the Year recipient
By KTVA Web Staff: Alaska Run for Women awards over $231,000 in grants
The 11 organizations awarded include:

YWCA Encore Plus — $65,000
American Cancer Society (ACS) — $4,500
Breast Cancer Center for Detection — $20,000
Norton Sound Health Corporation — $22,625
Let Every Women Know — $4,000
Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT) — $19,500
Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic (KBFPC) — $30,000
Affinityfilms — $6,250
Anchorage Young Cancer Coalition (AYCC) — $2,250
UAA Clinical Research — $15,000
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) — $42,000

At least 70 percent of the grants stay in Alaska.

By Bonney Bowman: Free flu shot clinics as season starts to pick up
Friday, Oct. 20
ASD Education Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 25
Clark Middle School from 12:15 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Fairview Elementary School from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Service High School from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sand Lake Elementary School from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 26
Clark Middle School from 12:15 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Fairview Elementary School from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sand Lake Elementary School from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
By Laurel Downing Bill: Story Time with Aunt Phil: The Alaska conspiracy myth

Mat-Su Borough contaminated property public meeting August 21, 2017

The Mat-Su Borough is looking for public input on developing and prioritizing a list of contaminated or potentially contaminated properties that may be eligible for EPA assessment funding. They are holding a public meeting on Aug. 21 to present the current inventory of properties, develop a prioritization process for using assessment funding, and taking recommendations on properties ripe for redevelopment that may not be on the list.

Brownfields funding is used to determine the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant that may be inhibiting reuse or redevelopment at a site. Cleaning up and reinvesting in these properties protects the environment, reduces blight, and takes development pressures off greenspaces and working lands. For more information on the meeting see the attached public invitation.

The Mat-Su Borough point of contact is Christopher Cole at the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Brownfield point of contact is Lisa Griswold at

You can also learn more at the project website: Mat-Su Borough: Brownfield