Category Archives: AK News

Alaska News March 15, 2018

Suzanne Downing: April Hackney, political creative force, dies
 
 
 
 
By Michelle Theriault Boots: Charges: Anchorage man forced woman to use meth, sexually assaulted her
 
 
 
 
By Heather Hintze: Mat-Su couple gets 3 years for dog’s death in stolen van
 
 
 
 
By Alex DeMarban: Panel determines Superior Court judge likely has work-impairing disability
 
 
 
 
By Scott Gros: State senator posts survey on SB 91
 
 
 
 
APRN: Alaska News
 
 
 
 
By Michelle Theriault Boots: Walker bill would put inmates back to work in prisons
 
 
 
 
By Devin Kelly: Discrimination complaint against downtown Anchorage women’s shelter opens up political front
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Former Anchorage father, son accused of laundering money for Iran
 
 
 
 
By Lauren Maxwell: Girl Scouts stiffed in counterfeit-for-cookies buy
 
 
 
 
By Charles Wohlforth | Opinion: She needed her husband’s permission to enter the beauty pageant. It didn’t go as planned.
 
 
 
 
By Zack Fields, Christina Grande | Opinion: It’s too late to prevent the opioid epidemic, but progress is being made in addressing Anchorage crime
 
 
 
 
By Natalie Clunan: This Alaskan Crab Boat Tour Adventure Is Like None Other In The World
 
 
 
 
By Carey Seward: The Restaurant In Alaska That Serves Grilled Cheese To Die For

Alaska News March 14, 2018

By beth Bragg: Joar Leifseth Ulsom of Norway wins the 2018 Iditarod
 
 
 
 
By Marc Lester: Woman struck and killed by train in Anchorage
 
 
 
 
By Liz Thomas: FBI searching for Midtown bank robber
 
 
 
 
By Mike Ross: UPDATE: stolen truck owner comments on APD not chasing thief
However, Voelker said he supports the decision by officers to not chase the person who was driving his stolen truck.

“I’m kind of glad they didn’t chase him through that parking lot” Voelker said. “It was super busy. I know if I was with my wife and kid and we were in a car and some cops were chasing someone and they hit us, or something happened to my family, it’s not worth it.”
 
 
 
 
By Cassie Schim: Miss Amazing pageant helps girls shine in Anchorage
 
 
 
 
By Richard Mauer: Federal agency says gas line can be approved in 2020
 
 
 
 
By Devin Kelly: Anchorage ballots have been mailed to voters. Here’s an overview of what will show up in your mailbox.
 
 
 
 
By Jack Carney: Who should be the next mayor of Anchorage? Here’s the pitch from the candidates
 
 
 
 
By Liz Raines: Musher aims to save a piece of Iditarod history
 
 
 
 
By Bryan Bearss: Bearss Blog: There’s no place like Nome
 
 
 
 
By Kortnie Horazdovsky & Blake Essig: ‘What’s the silliest question you’ve been asked?’ Mushers tell us from the trail
 
 
 
 
Moms Everyday Alaska Family Features: American Irish stew

Alaska News March 13, 2018

By KTVA Web Staff: Troopers in fatal Pilot Station shooting named
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon, Kyle Hopkins: This quiet, confident Norwegian has taken charge of Iditarod 2018
 
 
 
 
By Zaz Hollander: Mat-Su to get $4.5 million to buy out Matanuska River property owners
 
 
 
 
By Nathaniel Herz: House proposal to put PFD in Alaska Constitution won’t guarantee payments
 
 
 
 
Matt Goff Stika Nature: Sitka Nature Show #152 – Phil Mooney
 
 
 
 
By Jordyn Brown: Local author’s Sartell roots run deep
 
 
 
 
Coleen’s Recipes: BACON JAM
 
 
 
 
Moms Everyday Alaska Liz Kepplinger: Chocolate oat muffins with peanut butter swirl

Alaska News March 12, 2018

By Michelle TheriaultBoots: APD: Security guards catch fleeing suspect after stabbing at motel
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: Pizza delivery driver carjacked in Anchorage, man arrested after being found in the vehicle
 
 
 
 
By Daniella Rivera: Special Olympics Alaska honors late president Jim Balamaci
 
 
 
 
By Devin Kelly: If you live in Anchorage, this is how Prop. 11 would impact your wallet
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: A heart as big as Alaska’: Unalakleet throws a retirement party for DeeDee Jonrowe

Alaska News March 11, 2018

By Cameron Mackintosh: Man hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after West Anchorage shooting
 
 
 
 
By Alex DeMarban: United Steelworkers sues BP after it cut union-represented positions on North Slope
 
 
 
 
By Zach Rover: Avalanche danger for the western Prince William Sound
 
 
 
 
By Emily Carlson: Tribal Council asks governor to shut down Bethel liquor store
 
 
 
 
Courtesy of Suzanne Downing’s Must Read Alaska

By Suzanne Downing: Transgender files complaint against shelter for abused women
If indeed AWAIC is helping transgendered persons file complaints against another women’s shelter over the issue of men seeking entry into a place reserved for the safety of traumatized women, then the AWAIC board of directors may have some new policy decisions to make.
 
 
 
 
SEN COSTELLO’S CRIME POLL
Sen. Mia Costello is running a survey on social media regarding crime and Senate Bill 91. We’ve heard that over 400 Alaskans have taken the five-question survey. Take the survey here.
 
 
 
 
By Annie Zak: Shop Talk: Anchorage piñata maker works to turn hobby into business
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Kenai officials plan expansion for city cemetery
 
 
 
 
By Liz Raines: Women mushers to girls: ‘You can be anything you want to be’
 
 
 
 
Bearss Blog: The solitude of the trail
 
 
 
 
Rasmusson Foundation: Advocate for causes: Mike Navarre joins Rasmuson Foundation Board as first member from the Kenai
 
 
 
 
Rasmuson Foundation News Bittersweet goodbye: Good luck to our Smart guy
 
 
 
 
By Kat Sorensen: What does a 1st-time Alaska visitor read to get ready?
 
 
 
 
By Ben Henning 49Writers, Inc: Literary Roundup | March 9-15, 2018
 
 
 
 
Congratulations Diane Demoski and LeAnn Marquard!
By Jacob Mann: Twin teachers retire from Burchell
 
 
 
 
By Tim Rockey: Jenski Automotive officially back from the ashes after ribbon cutting
 
 
 
 
Alaska Highway News: WATCH: The Swedish Trapper
Such is the journey of documentary filmmaker Viktoria Sahl, who travelled the globe to chronicle the story of Hedin, best known locally for his heroics trying to save 17 American soldiers from drowning in Charlie Lake during the building of the Alaska Highway.
 
 
 
 
By Patrick Endres – In keeping with a year-in-review tradition, I’ve selected 100 photos that reflect favorite sights and experiences in 2016.

Alaska News March 10, 2018

By Liz Thomas: Jim Balamaci memorial this weekend
 
 
 
 
By Zaz Hollander: Gunshots, then silence: Daylong standoff with troopers in Pilot Station ends with man dead
 
 
 
 
By Kortnie Horazdovsky / Victoria Taylor: Thomas re-sentenced to original plea deal of 75 years for murder
 
 
 
 
By Mike Ross: Sexual assault suspect indicted
 
 
 
 
By Emily Carlson: Fairview worries Prop 10 would turn them into homeless hub
Nurse Named Providence CEO
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: Alaska’s state-run psychiatric hospital to be investigated for allegations of workplace safety, retaliation
 
 
 
 
By Erica Martinson: Alaskan’s BIA nomination held up in White House limbo over Native corporation share questions
 
 
 
 
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: Alaskan Paralympian wins gold
 
 
 
 
By Richard Mauer: ASK JUNEAU: Can marijuana tax revenue be used for education?
 
 
 
 
By Daybreak Staff: Mic Check in the Morning: The Quebe Sisters
 
 
 
 
By Wesley Early: Alaska News Nightly: Friday, March 9, 2018
 
 
 
 
By Craig Medred: Iditarod dangers
Back home in Minnesota now with the memory of a near-death experience along the Iditarod Trail unlikely to fade for a long, long time, Scott Hoberg finds himself a man deeply humbled by Alaska’s vast, winter wilderness

And thankful to be alive. Very thankful.

Alaska News March 08, 2018

Happy International Women’s Day!
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: Eagle River man gets 14 years for child porn, however he is on the loose
 
 
 
 
By Kalinda Kindle: Gunfire hits several homes and vehicles
 
 
 
 
By Heather Hintze: Man pleads guilty to raping unconscious, underage girl
 
 
 
 
By Daniella Rivera: Suspected repeat car thieves qualify for mandatory release
 
 
 
 
By Nathaniel Herz: An Anchorage trash company took an iconic neon palm tree. Now the feds want it back.
 
 
 
 
By Devin Kelly: Major Anchorage businesses come out against Prop. 1 as out-of-state money pours in
 
 
 
 
By Zaz Hollander: First the rabbits disappeared. Now Seward’s coyotes are killing dogs.
 
 
 
 
By KTVA Web Staff: Australian man falls through Arctic Village ice
 
 
 
 
By Assoicated Press: Tribes clear longest Kuskokwim road to date amid warm winter
 
 
 
 
Thank you Analisa Cederberg!
By Shawn Wilson: VIDEO: Eagle River student potter makes bowls to help the needy
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Navy begins under-ice submarine exercise off Alaska coast
 
 
 
 
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: Sterling Highway bypass project one step closer to construction
 
 
 
 
By Daybreak Staff: Mic Check in the Morning: TAIKOPROJECT
 
 
 
 
By Daybreak Staff: Workforce Wednesday: Skratch app

AK News March 07, 2018

By Chris Klint: Numerous shots fired in East Anchorage neighborhood
 
 
 
 
By Daniella Rivera: Car theft suspect skips court while on 2nd release with pretrial supervision
 
 
 
 
By Erica Martinson: Tax code change could mean a break for Alaskans on utility bills
 
 
 
 
By Blake Essig: Hugh Neff has unique suggestion for over-50 mushers on Iditarod trail
 
 
 
 
By Richard Mauer: At Day 50 in Juneau, bad blood is surfacing
 
 
 
 
By Jack Carney: ASD budget awaits vote from Muni-Assembly
Anchorage The Anchorage Assembly opted to wait until its next meeting on Tuesday, March 20th before deciding whether to approve the appropriate funds for the Anchorage School Districts 2018-2019 Budget. The Assembly can only total the amount of money the school system needs, not designate what and where the ASD spends those dollars.
 
 
 
 
By Beth Bragg: Former UAA hockey coach laments lack of success, says university commitment lacking
Thomas, whose $200,000 annual salary made him the athletic department’s highest-paid employee, is the fifth man to serve as UAA’s head hockey coach. He’s the fourth in a row who failed to win with consistency.
 
 
 
 
By Assoicated Press: Alaska regulator wants to hold oil companies accountable for spills
 
 
 
 
By Cameron Mackintosh: Anchorage birth center reports rise in pregnant women suffering from opioid addiction
“What Pay it Forward recovery is allowing people to do is apply for the funds to be able to get into an inpatient treatment program, even if they have to go out-of-state,” she explained. “Then when they get back, they’re able to pay back the money. And that money is used to pay for the next addict that’s still suffering.”
 
 
 
 
Robert Archibald: GUEST COMMENTARY Owning Horses & Stakeholders not far apart on oil transport in Prince William Sound
 
 
 
 
Mms Everyday Alaska Family Features: Garlic cream elbows with sun-dried tomatoes and basil

Alaska News March 06, 2018

By Liz Thomas: 2 entrapped in overnight Midtown collision
 
 
 
 
By Daniella Rivera: Reduced bail denied again for leader of alleged drug ring
 
 
 
 
By Michelle Theriault Boots: Facing severe backlog of long-delayed criminal cases, Alaska attorneys try a new strategy
 
 
 
 
By Nathaniel Herz: Alaska House proposal would add cash to public defenders’ budget to stave off crisis
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: Army tanker spills jet fuel in crash on Richardson Highway
 
 
 
 
By Matt Miller, KTOO: Judge plans to dismiss felony PFD fraud charges filed against former Fisheries Board nominee
 
 
 
 
By Kyle Hopkins, Tegan Hanlon: Mushers say the Iditarod can be saved. Here’s how.
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: Man wanted for allegedly punching Anchorage mall security guard
 
 
 
 
By Mike ross: Prop 1 supporters speak to Anchorage School Board
 
 
 
 
By Kalinda Kindle: Town Hall discusses $1-billion sale of ML&P
Anchorage voters will consider a proposition on April 3rd to authorize the sale of ML&P to Chugach Electric.
 
 
 
 
By James Gaddis: Teacher of the Week: Joyce Banks
 
 
 
 

Iditarod 46 LIVE blog: First musher greeted in Nikolai

Alaska News March 05, 2018

By KTVA Web Staff: Troopers: Knife-wielding teen assaults brothers
 
 
 
 
By Assoicated Press: AR-15-style gun found near Juneau school on same day as Florida shooting
 
 
 
 
By Kalinda Kindle: Alaska Filmmakers host community discussion on sexual assault
 
 
 
 
By Cameron Mackintosh: Funding boost called for Alaska public defenders agency
 
 
 
 
By Daniella Rivera: Third-party custodians becoming thing of the past in Anchorage
 
 
 
 
By Assoicated Press: States mull ‘sanctuary’ status for marijuana businesses
 
 
 
 
By Assoicatedf Press: Fire department offers free opioid overdose rescue kits
 
 
 
 
By Moms Everyday Alaska Family Features: Slow-cooked pork with soy and smashed sweet potatoes