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Alaska News October 19, 2017

By Leory Polk: Blue-haired man wanted for ‘groping’ two girls at popular Alaska resort
By Joe Vigil: Anchorage police chief talks about crime

By KTVA Staff: KTVA Town Hall: Addicted in Alaska

By KTUU Staff and Associated Press: Alaska governor voices support for new health insurance reform deal

Congratulations Laura Cole!
By KTVA Web Staff: Alaskan to represent 49th State on ‘Top Chef’

Thank you Kastle Sorenson!
By Lauren Maxwell: Eagle River baker offers lactation cookies to help nursing moms
By Associated Press: UPDATE: Musher accused of doping dogs will not be disciplined, officials say
For the first time in the history of the world’s most famous sled dog race, several of the high-performance animals have tested positive for a prohibited drug. But race officials have refused to name the musher involved.

By Dan Carpenter: Anchorage Mayor and Assembly Chair back tax on motor fuel
The extra cost at the gas pump would be in addition to the state’s $0.08 per gallon tax. The owner of Garrett’s Tesoro in Anchorage says the price of gasoline and diesel is already high enough.

“The more we put into taxes the more it takes out of the pockets of consumers and people need the money for food, shelter, clothing,” said Nelson Garrett.

Traini says the tax would save home owners an average of $60 to $360 per year on property taxes. He says it’s dependent on the results of an initiative planned for next year that may increase the tax exemption on a home’s assessed value from $20,000 to $50,000.

By John Tracy: Reality Check: When journalism makes a difference
By Daybreak Staff: Prosperity Summit happening Thursday
By Patrick Moussignac: Spirit of Denali Celebration returns after 8-year absence

By Rhonda McBride: Episode 125: Haunting legacies

By Associated Press: 7 historic Tlingit pieces returned to Southeast Alaska


By Kalinda Kindle: Website launched to help job seekers in Anchorage
By Dan McCue: GUEST COMMENTARY: Congress should protect Alaskans’ rights to arbitration

Alaska News October 18, 2017

By Leroy Polk: UPDATE: Multiple crashes slow traffic for Mat-Su commuters
By Joe Vigil: APD Chief discusses relations with media
By Chris Klint: FBI sex-trafficking sweep turns up Anchorage victims, suspects
By KTVA Web Staff: Search continues for pilot missing in Yukon River crash
By Liz Raines: State VPSO program struggles with local hire
By Samantha Angaiak: Elder shares words of wisdom with Elders and Youth Conference Delegates

By Dan Carpenter: Discussion on suicide prevention stresses communication
By Associated Press: Alcohol board undecided on distilleries serving cocktails

By Austin Baird: Court ruling invalidates law banning independents from seeking political party nominations

Hilton Hotel under fire from labor union
By Lauren Maxwell: New ordinance lets people report hotel mold problems
By KTVA Web Staff: Animal control re-homes first gator in the Valley
Thank you Tonya and Rich Breuchet!
By Mike Ross: Lost pet? Husband & wife rescue team builds special humane traps
By Deborah Newborn: How volcanic eruptions in Alaska could have impacted the lives of ancient Egyptians
Workforce Wedesday: Remote Camp Hospitality Services
Mic Check in the Morning: Cody Blackbird Band


Anchorage & Fairbanks
By Joel Cunningham: Announcing Barnes & Noble’s 3rd Annual Mini Maker Faire, November 11-12, 2017
By Andrew Liszweski: This Timelapse Footage of Denali Is a Mountain of Spectacular Nature Video Tropes

AK News October 17, 2017

Congratulations Tara Sweeney!
By Rebecca Palsha / Leroy Polk: Alaskan chosen by President Trump for top Indian Affairs job

By Samantha Angaiak: Teen whale hunter speaks to elders and youth about the importance of subsistence
By Dan Carpenter: Crime concerns dominate town hall discussion on 4th special session
By Clara Miller: Indigenous peoples of Southeast are focus of Sitka conference
By Sidney Sullivan: Wasilla police meets crowdfunding goal for new K9 Officer
Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute: Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute Announces Winners of the First-Ever Alaska Commercial Fishing Video Contest
Fisherman Kamirin Couch Takes Home the Grand Prize for Compelling Video on Her Fishing Roots
By Daniella Rivera: Extra officers visit Clark Middle School after abduction attempt
By Airman 1st Class VALERIE MONROY JBER Public Affairs: TRICARE benefits changes to take effect Jan. 1

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