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Alaska News August 05, 2018

By Chris Klint: Rescue launched after plane crashes near Denali
 
 
 
 
By Dave Leval: Spenardians make their mark on road project
 
 
 
 
By Devin Kelly: Anchorage officials wield court orders, cleanup fund in broad crackdown on nuisance properties
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Construction begins on tsunami center near Kodiak
 
 
 
 
By Ned Rozell: This scientist has been tracking the peregrine falcon’s recovery in Alaska over nearly 5 decades
 
 
 
 
Commentary by Air Force col. Mark Schmidt ALCOM: ALCOM team learns from UAA basketball coach

Alaska News August 04, 2018

By Chris Klint: Teen hiker found dead near Hatcher Pass
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: AST: Kwethluk father dragged daughter behind ATV
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Troopers fatally shoot suspect in St. Mary’s DV call
 
 
 
 
By Lauren Maxwell: Workload rises for unsworn APD officers
 
 
 
 
By Angela Krenzien: AFD looking for recruits
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: Trail in Chugach State Park closed after bear kills moose on path
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: In about-face, regulators say shuttered Anchorage marijuana shop can reopen
 
 
 
 
By Mary Simton: ‘Hidden Figures’ nominated for Congressional Gold Medal
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Helicopter finishing global flight with Alaska leg
 
 
 
 
By Annie Zak: Open & Shut: Arctic Roadrunner to close one location, plus Brown Bag sandwiches make a comeback
 
 
 
 
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: Back to School: Where to give, and get school supply help

Alaska News August 03, 2018

By Laurel Andrews: Anchorage man charged with child sex assault; police ask possible victims to come forward
 
 
 
 
By Mary Simton: Palmer man assaults officer, $5k in meth seized, troopers say
 
 
 
 
By Michelle Theriault Boots: In 15 years, 38 children have died from accidental shootings in Alaska. Here’s what we know about them.
 
 
 
 
By Lauren Maxwell: New Ernie Turner treatment center opens in Eklutna
 
 
 
 
By John Thompson: City moves on cleaning up homeless camp in Fairview
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Moscow: US man accidentally sails to Russia from Alaska
 
 
 
 
By Makayla Clark: ‘Doughnut Boy’ presents APD with sweet treats
 
 
 
 
By Angela Krenzien: Roadless rule agreement pits lawmakers against environmentalists
 
 
 
 
By Chris Bieri: Salmonfest opens: Here are headliners, up-and-comers, and what to know before you go
 
 
 
 
By Anchorage Daily News: Coming up: International festival, Japanese festival and learning to get the most out of salmon – the whole salmon

 
 

 
 
 
 
By Zaz Hollander: Man’s search for cherished coin lost at Anchorage airport goes viral
 
 
 
 
By Amy Carney: Sheldon Jackson Museum Community Coffee Discussion
The Sheldon Jackson Museum invites you to a Community Coffee Discussion at the museum on Friday, Aug. 31st at noon-1pm and Sat., Sept. 8th 9:30am-10:30am.

Alaska News August 02, 2018

By Tegan Hanlon: Six bears, one lawn: What’s going on in this Anchorage yard?
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: VIDEO: Get down from there! Police find black bear in UAA parking lot tree
 
 
 
 
By Lauren Maxwell: APD Chief says city is heading in the right direction
 
 
 
 
By KTVA Web Staff: National Defense Act has heavy Arctic focus
 
 
 
 
By Cameron Mackintosh: Marijuana tax revenue for FY18 exceeds state’s predictions by $2M
 
 
 
 
By Richard Mauer, Shawn Wilson: Government-paid Medicaid flights don’t include building materials, says official
 
 
 
 
By Erica Martinson: Sullivan’s bid to split the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals gets Senate attention
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Insurer seeks average rate drop in Alaska for second year
 
 
 
 
By Zaz Hollander: After serving as Sutton librarian for nearly 4 decades, Nancy Bertels is starting a new chapter
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: Alaska beekeepers face difficulty with short summer season; nonprofit looks to help
 
 
 
 
By Beth Bragg: Another Lower 48 mountain runner plans to take on Alaska’s best
 
 
 
 
By Daniel Kirby: Arctic Roadrunner to close Arctic Boulevard location
 
 
 
 
By Daybreak Staff: Strive Magazine aims to innovate, inspire
 
 
 
 
By Megan Mazurek: Living the 907 Life: artist series, VW vans and concerts
 
 
 
 
By Eli Rosenberg, The Washington Post: Chicago chain faces ire after threatening Alaska restaurant and others over ‘Aloha Poke’ trademark

Alaska News August 01, 2018

By Laurel Andrews: Troopers: Driver crashes on Seward Highway, steals passer-by’s car — and crashes it too
 
 
By Chris Klint: AST: Ejected Seward Highway carjacker tried to take 3rd vehicle
 
 
By Derek Minemyer: Owner of carjacked vehicle at Turnagain Pass recalls the incident
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: Police: Man who barricaded himself in South Anchorage home turns himself in
 
 
 
 
By Mike Ross: Getaway hope ended in Hope
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: ‘Stop!:’ Combative woman arrested in Anchorage
 
 
 
 
By CBS News: TSA: 3D-printed guns among weapons found at airport security checkpoints
 
 
 
 
By Heather Hintze: News Mat-Su Borough to let voters decide on additional law enforcement
 
 
 
 
By JACOB MANN Frontiersman.com: Therapy over punishment: Palmer Wellness Court and Veteran’s Court
 
 
 
 
By Kalinda Kindle: 2YH: Telestroke technology connects patients to doctors within minutes
 
 
 
 
By Devin Kelly: Audit: Some Anchorage workers who drove city vehicles home were never called out on city business
 
 
 
 
By Jill Burke: Coal-fired power plant in Healy accused of violating the Clean Air Act
 
 
 
 
By Dominic Gates, The Seattle Times: Alaska Airlines faces backlash after gay couple forced to surrender adjacent seating to straight couple
 
 
 
 
By Joe Vigil: Bear killed at Moose Run Golf Course
 
 
 
 
By Bill Sherwonit: Humans and bears sharing the Alaska landscape: the marvelous and the tragic
 
 
 
 
By Julian Emerson, The Leader-Telegram (Eau Claire, Wis.): ‘Unforgettable’: A dream Alaska fishing trip turned into a lifesaving mission for a Wisconsin doctor and his son
 
 
 
 
By Kalinda Kindle: Local poké business removes the words ‘Aloha’ and ‘Poke’ after cease-and-desist letter

Alaska News July 31, 2018

By Laurel Andrews: Man dies after canoe on commercial tour overturns in Southeast Alaska
 
 
 
 
By CBS News: Hotshot with ties to AK dies in fire near Yosemite
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: Popular Eagle River trailhead reopened after fatal mauling
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Explosive material removed from lake near Sitka
 
 
 
 
By Derek Minemyer: Residents fed up with transient camp near Central Lutheran Church
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Daughter’s suit against ‘Deadliest Catch’ star can proceed
 
 
 
 
By Daniella Rivera: Fish & Game urges residents to secure trash in wake of limited enforcement
Alaska Waste says Monday that some of the bear-resistant cans on Bolin Street are several years old, and bears are likely able to get into them now due to natural wear and tear. They have newer models available for customers and will deliver them if requested.
 
 
 
 
Coach shifts focus from cancer to the field
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: State wants hunters to submit animal heads for monitoring of bacterium
 
 
 
 
By Joe Vigil: Businesses prepare for the loss of REI in Spenard
 
 
 
 
By Joe Vigil: Businesses prepare for the loss of REI in Spenard
 
 
 
 
By Scott Gross: Walker inks education bill that redirects marijuana tax money
 
 
 
 
By Steve Quinn: Permanent Fund reports almost 11% annual boost
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: Iditarod adds fifth new board member
 
 
 
 
By Bob Hallinen: Humpback whales put on a bubble-net feeding show in Southeast Alaska
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Downing Bill: Story Time with Aunt Phil: Alaska’s first car
 
 
 
 
Have you ever been kicked off an airline or subjected to other abuse? How do you feel about airlines arbitrarily kicking passengers off the plane for someone else’s convenience? Alaska Airlines reasoning does not make sense. Alaska Airlines is not denying they screwed with them. Two people want to sit together, irregardless of their relationship and gender (best friends, family, co-workers, etc.), they have paid extra for their premium seating they should not have been subjected to the abuse.
By CBS News: Alaska Airlines: Gay couple separated, seats given to straight couple
 
 
 
 
One Alaska Update Gov. Walker: July 30, 2018

Alaska News July 30, 2018

By Leroy Polk: UPDATE: Meineke window damage now a shooting investigation
 
 
 
 
By Michelle Theriault Boots: Charges: Men rode ferry to Alaska with 33 pounds of meth in a backpack
 
 
 
 
By Michelle Theriault Boots: Troopers pull over Fairbanks felon and find body armor, illegal handguns
 
 
 
 
By Daniella Rivera: Black bears outsmart bear-proof cans in East Anchorage

By Liz Raines: Hillside Assemblyman weighs in on Anchorage’s bear problem
“I think there is some enforcement,” Weddleton said. “But their typical thing, they’ll go and do a warning first. And say, ‘hey you’ve got to pick it up.’ But they can fine, first offense, $50 to $200 and then the second offense, I think can go up to $600, so it can be significant. And I think you’ll see more.”

The Anchorage Assembly has scheduled a work session on the topic for August 10 at 1 p.m. at City Hall.
 
 
 
 
By Shannon Ballard: Harvesting Alaska: New research could change seaweed rules
 
 
 
 
By Sean Maguire: Firearms instructor encourages safe gun storage after deadly accidental shooting
Simonson is also skeptical that more legislation is the answer. “It’s kind of hard to enforce common sense, you either have it or you don’t.”
 
 
 
 
By Liz Raines: Firearms specialist talks safe gun storage after child’s accidental death
Gun owners in Alaska can get a free gun lock, through national programs like Project Child Safe. For more information, click here.
 
 
 
 
By Michelle Theriault Boots: A bear attacked this man’s vintage sports car in Girdwood. He’s being pretty cool about it.
 
 
 
 
By Michelle Theriault Boots: In a dysfunctional Midtown Anchorage park, a microcosm of problems and possibilities
 
 
 
 
By Beth Bragg: Young swimmer breaks Alaska record set 35 years ago by her mother
 
 
 
 
By Annie Zak: Q&A: Premera CEO is optimistic about Alaska health insurance rates
 
 
 
 
By Charles Wohlforth: This family made it on fried fish and hard work
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: Kebabs to casserole to quiche: 14 camp meal ideas from ADN readers and staff

Alaska News July 29, 2018

By Victoria Taylor: AST: Man arrested after hitting flagger in work zone and driving off
 
 
 
 
By Matt Tunseth: Another local government in Alaska, Valdez, has been knocked offline by a computer virus
 
 
 
 
By Matt Tunseth: Half-dozen arrested in North Pole shooting death
 
 
 
 
By Sean Maguire: Officials paint bleak picture for public safety in the Mat-Su Valley
 
 
 
 
By Kalinda Kindle: UPDATE: Marijuana retailer Cannabaska reopens after reports of unpaid taxes, improper disposal of waste
 
 
 
 
By Dave Leval: Neighbors hope park’s cleaning deters crime
 
 
 
 
By Matt Tunseth: Troopers write flurry of citations for Kenai dipnet fishing violations
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Juneau mayor not seeking re-election; 2 more join race
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: How a retired geologist discovered a long lost Air Force crash in the Alaska Range
 
 
 
 
By Beth Bragg: At Crow Pass Crossing, Christy Marvin and the Lady Train put on a show
 
 
 
 
By Beth Bragg: Scott Patterson toes the line and captures 5th Crow Pass victory
 
 
 
 
By Kalinda Kindle: New artwork symbolizes unity between United States and Russia
 
 
 
 
Rasmuson Foundation: Launching a campaign for Alaska children’s center

Alaska News July 28, 2018

By Liz Thomas: 1 dead after shots fired in W. Anchorage
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: It will take weeks for the Mat-Su Borough to restore all of its services after cyber attack
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Girdwood brown bear killed by Fish and Game
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: Video: Bear sprints past parked planes at Anchorage’s airport
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Sterling Hwy contractor claims no involvement in fatal rock fall
 
 
 
 
By Mike Ross: Boy Scout troop hit by burglary
 
 
 
 
By Devin Kelly: Cannabis scraps on ground near dumpster trigger harsh punishment from Alaska regulators
 
 
 
 
By Devin Kelly: The tricky task of policing marijuana odors at Anchorage pot businesses
 
 
 
 
Alaska Cares: Providence Alaska Foundation seeks community support for abuse response service
 
 
 
 
By Makayla Clark: Multi-million dollar hanger under construction at the airport
 
 
 
 
By Jack Carney: Millennials are the most likely generation to use public libraries
 
 
 
 
By Cameron Mackintosh: Full sail on the frontier: Family of 6 prepares for long voyage through the Northwest Passage
 
 
 
 
South Anchorage Farmer’s Market: Flowers, Veggies, Berries, Oh My!

Alaska News July 27, 2018

By Liz Thomas: 1 injured in Thursday Mt. View shooting
 
 
 
 
By Daniella Rivera: Prosecutor seeks serial rapist’s notes, taped confessions
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Woman denies claiming dozens of fraudulent PFDs
 
 
 
 
By Scott Gross: AMCO drops the hammer on marijuana licensee, revokes handler permit
 
 
 
 
By Heather Hintze: FBI helping Mat-Su Borough with massive computer virus
 
 
 
 
By Annie Zak: Commercial fishing closed in Bristol Bay district as fuel spreads from sunken vessel
 
 
 
 
By Anchorage Daily News: Popular Kenai River dipnet salmon fishery to close early
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: 2 young bears ‘paw’ at people in first physical bear-human contact at Katmai in 20 years
 
 
 
 
By Kyle Hopkins: ‘I don’t just hear it, I feel it’: A conversation about Anchorage crime with Mayor Berkowitz
 
 
 
 
By Lauen Maxwell: ASD wants to make parents pay for kids’ vandalism
 
 
 
 
Should parents be responsible for kids’ vandalism?
 
 
 
 
By Devin Kelly: Take a tour of some of Anchorage’s newest murals See them on Fairbanks Street downtown, at Romig Middle School or when you’re driving down the Glenn Highway.
 
 
 
 
By Beth Bragg: Crow Pass race returns with new start time and new safety measure – and runners eager to set records
 
 
 
 
By John Thompson: Watch out for motorcycles; ABATE takes motorists to school
 
 
 
 
By Cassie Schirm: 24th annual Dog Jog includes Dog Yoga
 
 
 
 
By Victoria Taylor: Girl Scouts of Alaska thriving amid national enrollment decline
 
 
 
 
By Cameron Mackintosh: Longtime Alaska sailing instructor receives national award
 
 
 
 
The Associated Press: NTSB: Anchorage pilot’s poor judgment caused fatal 2016 crash in Oregon air show
 
 
 
 
By John Tracy: Reality Check: What stolen guns?
 
 
 
 
By Charles Wohlforth: Native memory: Rewriting Alaska history with the word ‘genocide’
 
 
 
 
By Julia O’Malley: How Alaska Eats: How to find fresh salmon and rule the sourdough pancake universe