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Alaska News April 08, 2019

By Elizabeth Roman: AFD: 1 dead in early morning house fire
 
 
 
 
By Juan Montes: APD: Officer hospitalized after truck collides with patrol car
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: 3D technology being used to locate new Alaska oil pockets
 
 
 
 
By Hank Davis: Workshop aims to assist teachers in sharing the science behind earthquakes, tsunamis
 
 
 
 
By Derek Minemyer: Valley school students publish a book of stories recalling the day of the Nov. 30 earthquake
 
 
 
 
By Dave Leval: Bone marrow drive looks to help patients waiting for a cure
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Army Corps Presentation Leaves Alaska Legislators With More Questions Than Answers on Pebble Mine Permit; Senate Finance Introduces Spending Cap, 50/50 POMV Split; House Members Demand Open, Competitive Process to Determine the Future of API and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Arctic Sounder: Point Hope author to release historical fiction book next year
 
 
 
 
University of Alaska Fairbanks: Air temperatures in the Arctic are driving system change

Alaska News April 07, 2019

By Hank Davis: Chugach Electric awaits RCA decision on purchase of ML&P
 
 
 
 
By KTVA: Alaska closes 2 lakes to fishing after contamination found
 
 
 
 
By KTVA: Juneau requests ideas on how to remove stranded tugboat
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Hilcorp delays seismic exploration in lower Cook Inlet; Spill responders war-game worst-case scenarios in Southeast Alaska; Regalia, stories abound at Cama-i and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Community members support Food Bank with ‘Empty Bowls’ event and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Scott Gross: BP Teachers of Excellence surprised in Anchorage
 
 
 
 
By KTUU: National Guard hopes to help prevent, spread awareness of sexual assault
April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The National Guard held an event on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Saturday to help spread awareness of sexual assault. For immediate and confidential assistance, visit thehotline.org or call (800) 799-7233.

Alaska News April 06, 2019

By Lauren Maxwell: New facility helps Alaska’s abused children tell their story
 
Alaska CARES sees children from two months to 18 years of age, but the facility isn’t limited to children. The building also houses Providence’s Forensic Nursing Services, which means that adult victims of sexual assault and domestic violence may be examined there as well.

If a child tells you about abuse or neglect, you can report it by contacting 1-800-478-4444.
 
 
 
 
By Shannon Ballard: Providence parking garage break-ins prompt petition from staff
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: New York Times reporter discusses story revealing ANWR oil test well was ‘worthless’; Lawmakers seek competitive contract to run psychiatric institute; ADN owners buy 3 more Alaska newspapers; State board suspends agency director over rifle sticker complaint; Former Gov. Bill Walker lands at political ally’s law firm; State board suspends agency director over rifle sticker complaint and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: ‘Something Released Out Of Me That Didn’t Belong,’ Experience Cama-i’s Heart Of The Drums; Video: Smile Alaska Style At Cama-i; Meyers Organic Farm In Bethel Stars In New History Channel Documentary Series; Kuskokwim Campus Honors Mary Ciniuq Pete At Cama-i and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Iditarod: One of the Last Gold Rush Towns; The Taylor Highway is Open to Eagle and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Local healthcare center received national award; Alaska to sell two fast ferries and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Homer Tribune: Homer woman perfects art of a great cup of coffee; 100WWC donate to music program and more ->
 
 
 
 
Margaret A. DeMaioribus, KNOM Radio Mission: The Nome Static, Transmission 656: April 2019
 
 
 
 
The Arctic Sounder: National weatherman reports live from Utqiagvik; Seven appointed to Alaska fisheries, game boards and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Kristen Durand: Newly compiled data shows investment in Department of Fish and Game returns billions
 
 
 
 
By Jackie Purcell: Buzzing beehives! It’s spring in Alaska!

Alaska News April 05, 2019

By Heather Hintze: Bone marrow transplant could cure Wasilla boy’s rare disease
 
 
 
 
By Daniella Rivera: Anchorage’s 2019 homicide count on par with deadliest year on record
 
 
 
 
By Daniel Kirby & Kortnie Horazdovsky: GCI lays off 87 employees, citing lagging economy
 
 
 
 
By Joe Vigil: AFD rolls out second pink firetruck, ‘Miss Carol,’ for cancer awareness
 
 
 
 
By Dave Leval: Sears set to return to Anchorage with new, smaller store
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Two Juneauites go from anger to consensus on the criminal justice reform debate; At Iliamna Lake hearings, residents speak out on Pebble Mine; Southeast Alaska researchers get rare opportunity to study a sperm whale and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: The Taylor Highway is Open to Eagle; Charges Forwarded against Person Who Re-Distributed Cannabis to Person Under 21 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbnaks News Webcenter 11: Anthony Jenkins-Alexie found guilty of murdering FPD Sgt. Allen Brandt; Alaskan tribes receive grants for victims of crimes and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Homer Tribune: Writers to share spiritual memoirs; Homer walks blue line for tsunami awareness and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Sudhamahi Regunathan: Stories set in snow
 
 
 
 
By Kristen Durand: Plan in the works to revitalize downtown Palmer
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Alaska hold music project with Portugal. The Man put on hold after concerns
 
 
 
 
By Shawn Wilson: JBER Airmen practice war time skills in Polar Force exercise

Alaska News April 04, 2019

By Angela Krenzien: Woman seriously hurt in Midtown shooting
 
 
 
 
By Hank Davis: Teen shot in head, injured by friend handling gun
 
 
 
 
By Daniella Rivera: Feds cite bloody handprint, texts to keep alleged gang member jailed until trial
 
 
 
 
By Angela Krenzien: AST: Human remains found; positive ID ‘impossible’
 
 
 
 
By Sean Maguire: Director of State Division of Health Care Services no longer with the deparment
 
 
 
 
By Alexis Fernandez: Bob Hodson, owner of Barney’s Sports Chalet, dies at 59
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: For one petroleum engineering student, oil prices change but the dream stays the same; Seeking hidden ‘pockets of oil,’ BP takes on a massive project at Prudhoe Bay; Juneau’s Dimond Courthouse finally gets its third Superior Court judge and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Troopers ID Men On ATVs Who Fell Through Thin Ice; Eek Community Volunteers Extinguish Fire At Abandoned BIA School; Watch: The Legacy Of Maryann Sundown And Agnes Aguchak and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Congressman Young, Senator Sullivan Applaud EPA Decision on Diesel Generators; Senator Kawasaki Introduces Legislation To Incentivize Early Retirement for Public Employees and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Military Report: Soldiers learn training from ‘Lethal Athlete Program’; Opening the book: A memoir to Alzheimer’s.; Murkowski voices concerns over FEMA underpayments for Alaska earthquake damage and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Carey Seward: There’s A Bacon Loving Restaurant in Alaska and It’s Everything You’ve Ever Dreamed Of

Alaska News April 03, 2019

By Daniella Rivera: Man killed by APD had relied on Somali interpreter in court
 
 
 
 
By KTVA Web Staff: 22-year-old man arrested for sex abuse involving 3 teenage girls
Koch is being held on $10,000 bail and court-approved third party.
 
 
 
 
KTVA: Alaska public defender says he plans to resign
 
 
 
 
By Shannon Ballard: APD: Potter Marsh vandalized by ‘gang-tagging’
 
 
 
 
By KTVA Web Staff: 2019 Anchorage Municipal Election Results
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Juneau Assembly approves lease to turn former pocket park into seasonal food court; EPA, Alaska seek to relax water pollution rules; Lawsuit seeks to eliminate Medicaid application backlog; Juneau elementary students to release album of original songs and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Ahtna People Mourn the Loss of Ahtna’s First President and Elder Robert Marshall; Alaska Air National Guardsmen Show Readiness to Deploy Worldwide and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Soldotna, AK native takes to Capitol Hill after losing her mother to Alzheimer’s; University of Alaska to recommend education school closure and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Heather Hintze: ‘The whole mountain was coming at me’: Snowmachiners describe avalanche that buried them alive
“I was thinking of my 14-day-old baby at home and my wife and 10 kids,” Joshua said. “I can’t die right now. I started begging God, ‘Please, please […] I don’t want to leave my kids playing on a snow machine.’ This is not good.”
 
 
 
 
By Liz Raines: Workforce Wednesday: Power League backs Alaska’s working women

Alaska News April 02, 2019

APD speaks on fatal officer-involved shooting A man was shot and killed in Anchorage in the evening hours of April 1. Anchorage police held a press conference Monday night detailing the incident.
 
By Chris Klint: APD fatally shoots man holding BB gun in Midtown
 
 
 
 
By Heather Hintze: Driver charged with killing couple in 2018 Wasilla crash
On Monday, Judge Kari Kristiansen set his bail at $50,000 plus supervision by the state Pretrial Enforcement Division.
 
 
 
 
By Daniella Rivera: Charges: Midtown murder victim was punched, stomped, kicked
According to online court records, Kignak was arrested on March 25, and charged with misdemeanor counts of assault, trespassing and disorderly conduct. He was released shortly after on what is listed as an unsecured bond, meaning he was not required to pay any money up front.

Kignak’s bail in the murder case is set at $500,000, which must be paid in full with cash.

APD has not yet identified the victim.
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: ‘This will be it’: NTSB recounts recovery of crashed Guardian Flight plane
 
 
 
 
By Scott Gross: Bike helmets help save Eagle River kids; road to recovery will be a long journey
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Amid dry weather, Juneau fire crews respond to multiple outdoor burns and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Cama-i Remembers Chefornak’s Walter Lewis and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Coast Guard to Conduct a Pollution Response Exercise in Juneau; Bodies of Remaining Two Bethel Riders Pulled from Kuskokwim and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Jenkins-Alexie Trial; Murder suspect arrested after 6 hour search; Heavy hearts in hand. Showing love for bereaved parents and more ->
 
 
 
 
Only In Your State Alaska: The Beautiful Alaska Town That’s Surrounded By Water On 3 Sides and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Dave Leval: Anchorage walk raises awareness of child abuse, sexual assault
 
 
 
 
By Lauren Maxwell: Fish and Game spars with starlings’ Alaska invasion
 
 
 
 
By Heather Hintze: Houston High students creating earthquake documentary
 
 
 
 
Head of the Class: Mallory McKay
 
 
 
 
Making the most of life after a car crash 11 year old Austin Ervin lost the ability to use his limbs after a 2013 car crash. Now he is getting ready to enter middle school.
 
 
 
 
By Grant Robinson: Cell coverage, distance limit Turnagain Pass 911 response
Weston suggest that people who travel the route frequently consider investing in a satellite phone.

Two emergency call boxes along the route will connect people to 911 dispatch in case of emergency. One is located at the Turnagain Pass snow machine parking lot. Another is located at the interchange for Hope.

“We’re all Alaskans and we have to look after each other. And so that goes for being prepared when you do a trip, but also looking after each other if you come across another person that in an accident,” Weston said.

Alaska News April 01, 2019

By KTVA Web Staff: Police identify man who died in Sunday shooting
 
 
 
 
By KTVA Web Staff: Man arrested in midtown death investigation
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Urgent Warning: No Kuskokwim Travel; Cama-i’s Living Treasure, Joe Ayagarak Jr., Meets His Yuraq Legacy; Auluturta: The Story Of The 2019 Cama-i Spirit Mask and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Three Riders Recovered, Search Continues for Additional Two on Kuskokwim; Seven Plucked from Chilkat River Sandbar by USCG Chopper after Grounding; Three Juveniles Brought off Harbor Mountain by Sitka Mountain Rescue and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: U.S. Army Alaska soldier killed in training accident and more ->
 
 
 
 
Raven About Broadband is a community-led project to encourage GVEA to offer high-speed internet for all in Fairbanks, North Pole, Ester, and …
 
 
 
 
By Mary Kate Burgess: Ostrander headlines former Alaskan athletes at local track meet

Alaska News March 31, 2019

By KTVA Web Staff: APD investigating shooting that left 1 dead, 2 wounded
 
 
 
 
By Lauren Maxwell: Missing or murdered: Jury finds Thomas Skeek not guilty on all counts
 
 
 
 
By Hank Davis: WATCH: Arctic Valley welcomes visitors for 2019 Merry Marmot Festival
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Kodiak City Council approves new marijuana retail store application; For Kachemak City residents, DIY roadwork beats higher taxes; ‘Luna Lake’ to be added to USGS maps near Sitka and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Willow Burglary Suspect Hit with Addional 21 Criminal Counts Thursday; Oldest Rock in Alaska is near Iditarod and more->

Alaska News March 30, 2019

By Sean Maguire, Leroy Polk, Juan Montes: UPDATE: Police make arrest in 2018 New Year’s homicide
 
 
 
 
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: Man who slashed throats of elementary students 18 years ago found dead in jail
 
 
 
 
By Jill Burke: Feds will not seek death penalty for two men accused in fellow gang member’s murder
ANCHORAGE (KTUU) – Accused in a murderous racketeering conspiracy, Filthy Furher, 42, and Beau Cook, 32, will remain in custody without bail. A judge made the decision Friday at the men’s arraignments, held at the federal courthouse in downtown Anchorage.
 
 
 
 
By Daniella Rivera: Man gets 2 years for swinging ax at Midtown gas station
 
 
 
 
By Daniella Rivera: Man who stole security SUV, rammed police cruisers accepts plea deal
 
 
 
 
By Bryan Dunagan: Anchorage man sentenced to 5 years in child porn case
 
 
 
 
By Steve Quinn: Olson bill would preserve slain Kotzebue girl’s memory
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Judge blocks Trump administration move to undo Obama ban on Arctic oil leasing; Cannabis banking bill advances in U.S. House committee; International study to shed light on the mysterious lives of salmon at sea and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: BPD Asking For Help Locating Bethel Man; Calista Spring Dividends; Bethel Welcomes Dancers From Near And Far To Cama-i 2019; BSAR Advocates ‘Extreme Caution’ On Thinning Ice As Travelers Flock To Bethel For Cama-i and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Kuskokwim Tribes Object to Kuskokwim Area Plan Changes; Alaska Public Media Receives $65,000 Grant to Help Design PBS KIDS Educational Resources and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Joseph Dallaire appointed next Fairbanks District Attorney; PRESS RELEASE: ASOS commanders removed for hazing culture; Jenkins-Alexie Trial and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Daniella Rivera: New beats for APD patrol officers align with community council districts
 
 
 
 
By Heritage Daily: First-confirmed occurrence of a lambeosaurine dinosaur found on Alaska’s North Slope
 
 
 
 
By Shady Grove Oliver: Residents urged to wear teal for sexual assault awareness
 
 
 
 
By Christina Whiting: Haven House honors women who serve community
 
 
 
 
By Lauren Maxwell: Raising Cane’s first Alaska franchise brings its founder full circle