Category Archives: AK News

Alaska News October 26, 2017

By Sidney Sullivan: Anchorage mother and her boyfriend charged in death of 2 year-old girl
By Leroy Polk: Adopted children testify against woman they say abused them for years
By Sidney Sullivan: Anchorage man charged for child pornography
By Photojournalist Shawn Wilson: VIDEO: Anchorage Halloween display vandalized
By Austin Baird: Lawmakers focus on revamping SB 91 as tax talks stall
By Cameron Mackintosh: Iditarod sponsors react to dog doping controversy
By Victoria Taylor: Collaborative effort granted $2M to expand services and housing for homeless

Alaska News October 25, 2017

High Wind Watch until 04:00PM Thursday
By Liz Raines: SB91 loophole: No jail time for sex abuse of a minor– if it’s first offense

By Lauren Maxwell: Anchorage Police discuss right way to report a crime

By Daniella Rivera: Homicide victim’s family hopes $5,000 reward will help police solve the case

By Sidney Sullivan: Woman charged for conspiracy to commit murder in 2015 death
By Associated Press: Juneau officials hope to open warming center for homeless
By Dan Carpenter: Anchorage Assembly gives the Port of Anchorage a new name
By Mike Ross: Radio show helps addicts find new beginning
New Beginnings airs on KOAN 95.1 FM/1080 AM and KZND 94.7 FM.

The program is a subsidiary of Bridges2Recovery, an Alaska based non-profit.

For information, visit the organization’s website.


By Kalinda Kindle: Ravn Alaska hosts Women in Aviation Day
Women in Aviation
UAA Expands Inupiaq lessons with new website

Rasmuson Foundation – By Alex Teplitzky: Creative Capital: Chilkat Artist Lily Hope on Working in Juneau
Lily Hope’s work is on view in the permanent collection at the Portland Art Museum. Check out her website to learn more about her work.

Alaskanomics’s Blog September Unemployment Rates

The Alaska Department of Labor & Workforce Development released the latest employment numbers last Friday. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remains unchanged in September and is 7.2 percent. Alaska’s not-seasonally adjusted rate grew three-tenths of a percent from August, which is typical as the season work around the state winds down for the year. The seasonal loss of fishing and tourism jobs accounted for much of the increase in unemployment.

September Unemployment Rates

Alaska News October 24, 2017

By KTVA Web Staff: 3 men posing as APD break-in to apartment
By Liz Raines: Special session: House fast-tracks crime bill, governor’s tax lacks support

By Blake Essig (KTUU): North Pole man returns home after surviving Las Vegas shooting
Ariane Personal PPD Submission
By Associated Press: Alaska-owned aerospace company lines up commercial launches
By Samantha Angaiak: City plans to tear down DHHS building, add senior housing and replace DHHS building at new location
Excellent news!
By Joe Vigil: Injured Anchorage firefighter makes progress in recovery

By Heather Hintze: Moose: 1 Prius: 0

By KTVA Web Staff: For Alaska pilots, the sky is the limit

Internet Celebration Day?
By Leroy Polk: Last segment of cable installed for internet in remote Alaska communities

By Leroy Polk: Anchorage robber pulls knife on store employee, drops keys to getaway car
Free Flu Shot Clinics This Wednesday and Thursday
The Municipal Department of Health and Human Services and Anchorage School District are hosting free flu shot clinics on Wednesday and Thursday. Flu shots are available to the general public, for anyone 6 months of age and older. The vaccine, Quadrivalent, is designed to protect against two influenza A and two influenza B viruses. A limited number of the “high dose” flu vaccine will be available for people 65 years of age and older.
Alaska Highway News Local Highlights
By William D. Cohan: Journalism’s Broken Business Model Won’t Be Solved by Billionaires

But the story of Alice Rogoff and the Alaska Dispatch News is a cautionary tale that shows the limits of what a wealthy owner is willing, or able, to do for a struggling newspaper in the digital era.
Halloween at the Library
49 Writers Blog – Nancy Lord | The Need for Science Writing
On Wednesday, Oct. 25, I’ll be presenting a free 49 Writers craft talk and reading at the Indigo Tea lounge at 7 p.m. We’ll consider the art of writing science into fiction. Science fiction has been with us for a very long time, but embracing scientists as characters and scientific concepts and practices within all kinds of fiction—speculative or not—gives us new opportunities as readers and writers. I’ll talk about that, read a bit from my novel, and invite conversation.

I’ll also be giving two 49 Writers writing workshops about science writing for general audiences. In Fairbanks on Sat. Oct. 28 from 1-4 at the Bear Gallery and in Anchorage on Sunday Oct. 29 from 2-5 at the Alaska Humanities Forum office. Details at
Cinthia Ritchie: Poetry acceptance, and lots of Tucson love
Craig Medred: Reality Check
Craig Medred: Iditarod down
In the wake of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race’s first, publicly revealed doping case, the International Federation of Sleddog Sports has moved to distance itself from the globe’s premier sled-dog competition.

In “an open letter” to the organizers of the 1,000-mile race from Willow to Nome, the global governing body for sled-dog sports disavowed any connection to the embattled Alaska event.

Sitka Nature Windy Day

Alaska News October 23, 2017

Flag presented to family of Alaskan killed in Las Vegas shooting
By Associated Press: FBI arrests ex-manager of Juneau’s historic Bergmann Hotel
By Victoria Taylor: APD: 2 adults, 3 juveniles arrested following 10-minute spree of armed robberies
Anchorage Mushing District
A proposal currently making the rounds at community council meetings eyes designating a portion of the city to honor mushers.
By Sean Maguire: AST: Coast Guard rescues six stranded hunters on Saint Lawrence Island
Once-pristine Arctic choking on our plastic addiction
Special session scheduled in Juneau, but Senate to meet in Anchorage
Story Time with Aunt Phil: The Story of Ruby

Alaska News October 22, 2017

By Victoria Taylor / Sean Maguire: Dozens of crashes reported Saturday following first measurable snowfall of the season
Click here for more tips on winter travel.
By Cameron Mackintosh: AFN adopts resolution on endorsing U.S. presidential candidates
By Sean Maguire: Police defuse a downtown fight involving a crowbar, hammer, and handgun
By Juan Montes: Coast Guard rescue a crewman after falling 20 feet
The Salvation Army says it has plenty of room for those fighting their addiction