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Alaska News October 29, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Judge upholds sentence for man convicted of killing girlfriend in 2014; Wasilla Annex adds hours, staff after growing frustration over long wait times; Anchorage legislators hold town hall meeting on university restructuring; 25 Years of BP Teachers of Excellence: Ashley Savage and more ->
KTUU: Gov. Dunleavy appears on national television to talk PFD and other topics; Sterling drug dealer sentenced to four years; At Seward City Council meeting, residents sound off over Atwood murder case; New additions coming to the Alyeska Hotel and Resort and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Judge approves signature gathering for initiative that would change state elections; ‘Happy and sad at the same time’: After decades-long wait, Newtok residents begin the move to Mertarvik and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: State Officials Visit Akiak To Assess Projects Eligible For 2018 Southcentral AK Earthquake Money and more ->
Alaska Native News: Alaska Air National Guardsmen Rescue Bear-Mauling Victim; Klawock man Charged after Killing a Deer with a Pellet Gun; Sterling Woman Sentenced in Drug Conspiracy and more ->
Fairbnaks News Webcenter 11: To reduce suicides Fairbanks Army base must improve quality of life, public health survey says; UA Board of Regents finalizes response to the accreditation agency and more ->
Alaska News from APRN: Emergency order closes part of Kodiak elk hunt after domestic elk escape from Burton ranch; Homer police continue search for missing woman and more ->
By Tony Perkins, The Daily Signal: Ben Carson Rejects Political Correctness as Fatal to the Nation
Wexton was trying for a “gotcha” moment in a congressional hearing when she asked Carson if he would “apologize” for being quoted for expressing concern over “big, hairy men” trying to gain entry to an Alaska women’s homeless shelter.
Craig Medred: Passions
By Carol Tuynman, Rasmuson Foundation: Once-troubled block of Mountain View is being transformed

Alaska News October 28, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Butte neighbors band together to fight ‘compounds’ and more ->

KTUU: Troopers release the name of the Settlers Bay gas station robbery suspect; Night Drop Kennels are a warm option for stray pets during winter; Girdwood Fire and EMS celebrate 60 years; Why a brewery that won’t serve liquor bought a liquor license; Still no answer on allowing new pot shop near Downtown Anchorage church and more ->

Alaska Native News: One Arrested in Saturday Gaslight Lounge Shooting and more ->

Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: PETA spies, PETA lies and more ->

Alaska News October 27, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: How to save time when applying for your Real ID; How to save time when applying for your Real ID and more ->
KTUU: APD: Officer crashed into another car while responding to a call; Anchorage fire fighters union responds to budget shortfall; Enchanted and Haunted Trails and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: ‘Halloween Trick or Treat Town’ brings community together to celebrate Halloween; Fort Wainwright cuts ribbon on new hangar for unmanned aircraft and more ->
Craig Medred: Hitting back
The Alaska Landmine Radio: Cherokee Savage – Episode 121

Alaska News October 25 & 26, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: 1 seriously injured in shooting at The Gaslight; Alleged serial rapist charged with assaulting 9th victim while out on bail; $1M bail set for Wasilla murder suspect; ‘This sentence was not my idea’: Ousted judge discusses Schneider plea deal on Dr. Phil; APD: No delay for police reports for certain car crashes; Appeals court overturns Alaska man’s marijuana DUI conviction; ‘ATTLA’ film documents cultural impact of musher George Attla; The real reason for the Last Great Race on Earth; ‘Devilfish’ highlights Indigenous folklore, addresses trauma and more ->
By Kristen Durand, KTUU: Local man warns others after son is hospitalized after taking supplement
KTUU: Woman hit by vehicle dies in downtown Anchorage; Veteran has a new home built for him after losing his house in McKinley Fire; Residents claim problems with paper PFD applications and more ->
KTOO Public Media: For Halloween, ‘Molly of Denali’ creators explain how to dress up like Molly; Gardentalk – Season finale on cleanup and the last of the veggies; What’s driving up bacteria levels in Ketchikan’s drinking water? Climate change. And goats. More ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Update: Thirteen-Year Old Girl Missing In Bethel Has Been Found; Nunapitchuk Student Arrested For Threatening Students With Airsoft Pistol In School; Chevak Parents Awarded ‘Parents Of The Year’ At AFN Convention; Akilista Distribution For Calista Shareholders Largest Yet and more ->
Alaska Native News: Coast Guard Medevacs Injured Hunter from Kodiak Island; Kasilof Man Arrested on Multiple Counts of Domestic Violence; Living Dead Scattered Across Alaska Landscape; Mystery Organism Comes to Light and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Body of missing road excavator found north of Sitka; Gov. Dunleavy announces new federal funding for rural youth homelessness; Mariachi Band travels to Fairbanks, applies for college; Rare reptile sanctuary in Fairbanks and more ->
The Arctic Sounder: Ambler road project may significantly impact health in region and more ->
Suzanne Downing, Must Read Alaska: Companies team up to help ease Unalaska travel woes

The staffer for Sen. Ted Stevens worked for him in his Anchorage office for decades, and also stepped out of her official role to become his campaign manager every six years. She was known across the state for being a great organizer, who could get yard signs posted all across the state, and get events running to perfection. Her memory lives on among her many friends. Check later today for a more complete story.
Corri A. Feige is commissioner of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. Alaska Journal of Commerce, GUEST COMMENTARY: This land is your land
Alaska Journal of Commerce: 2020 Top Forty Under 40 Nominations Open
Alaska’s Top Forty Under 40, sponsored by the Alaska Journal of Commerce, recognizes the state’s top professionals younger than age 40 who have demonstrated professional excellence and a commitment to their community.
By Craig Medred: Killer pave
By Craig Medred: Climate newsganda
By Tony Wade, Daily Republic: Q&A with author Sherri L. Smith
Q: So how did you come up with the idea for your first book, “Lucy the Giant?”

A: I was visiting a friend who lived in Alaska. One of his friends gave me a tour of the University of Alaska campus in Juneau and she said three words that ended up being the title of my first book. She was talking about some kids she taught and said, “One of them, this girl, Lucy.” Then she sighed and said, “Lucy the giant.” And like a bell went off in my head. I wrote it down on a legal pad. Soon after I was on a ferry and was writing down ideas and a woman came over to me and said, “Excuse me. Are you a writer?” And I said, “no,” and she said, “But you’re writing.” Those two things, plus a moment of quiet up there, convinced me that I was supposed to be writing.
Meet Author Jeanne Roppolo @ Burger 21 Orland Park On October 27
Jeanne Roppolo’s books include: “An American Version of Swedish Death Cleaning”, “The Trans-Siberian Railway Journey”, “Grandma Goes to Antarctica: A Journey of Discovery”, “Grandma Goes to the Alaskan Wilderness: An Excursion of Extremes”, “Grandma Goes to the South Pacific: A Voyage of Appreciation”, “Grandma Goes to New Zealand & Australia”, “SURREAL: Reflections on Ice
An Epiphany of Understanding” and “The Jr. Iditarod: Alaska’s Little-Known Sled Dog Race: Coverage of the 2013 Competition”

Alaska News October 24, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Police: Juneau man is armed and dangerous, wanted for questioning in woman’s assault; Alaska Warriors hockey team founder Chris Block receives special honor; City steps in to remove over 100 bags of garbage from South Anchorage property; Therapy dogs highlight another day of Disability Awareness Week at UAA; Marijuana tax money goes to support Alaska’s youth; Late Sen. Ted Stevens honored with portrait in US Capitol and more ->
KTUU: Suspect on the run following attempted robbery of Village Inn; Seward murder case transferred to district attorney; Upgrading seismic resiliency at the Port of Alaska; Anchorage search team gets grant for new tracking gear; Council votes against ‘Eaglexit’ plan to leave Anchorage; Taking Halloween to the next level and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Alaska communities are one step closer to collecting online sales tax; Hoonah sets new borders in bid to form borough. But, it overlaps with Juneau’s annexation plan. More ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Scammon Bay Man Dies After Being Shot By Brother; BSAR Warns Boaters Off Kuskokwim River; Bethel City Council Rejects Hybrid Code Enforcer, Dogcatcher Position and more ->
Alaska Native News: Two Men Perish near Gambell Mid-Month; Commercial Fishermen for Bristol Bay Thanks House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for Looking Into Flawed Pebble Mine Permitting Process and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Tips on how to avoid Halloween hand Injuries; From abnormal to average: Winter conditions vary across Interior; Military Report: Donations are being accepted for care packages to deployed Fort Wainwright soldiers; The 39 Steps’, a british spy thriller opens in Fairbanks and more ->
The Arctic Sounder: ‘Fighter in Velvet Gloves’ author speaks in Dillingham and more ->
By Courtney, Only In Your State Alaska: The One Small Town In Alaska Where You’ll Never Want To Sleep
By Jeremy Pataky, Anchorage Press: Indigenous Poet Cedar Sigo Visits Anchorage

Alaska News October 23, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: AST: Reports of sexual assaults to agency increased by 15% in 2018; Inside the Gates: Alaska’s two-star promotion; People needing psych evaluations can’t wait in jail, judge says; State senator calls for answers about management of Swan Lake Fire; Anchorage Assembly gets more time to decide on pot shop near downtown church and more ->

KTUU: Fairbanks man sentenced to 87 months for distributing ‘pure’ meth; Anchorage considers shortening studded tire season; From illegal homeless camps to classrooms: changes coming to Chester Creek; Endangered Frontier: The people of ice and snow face a future without it; SOY: Italia Fraize; Artist pays tribute to pilots of Alaska and more ->

KTOO Public Media: Army Corps declines to hold public hearing on Ketchikan megaship dock permit; As her Homer neighborhood slides downhill, this woman is fighting to hold someone accountable; Can high school teams in Southeast Alaska compete with rivals on the North Slope? With esports, it’s possible. More ->

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: After 20 Year Wait, Newtok Residents Leave Home To Pioneer Mertarvik; Sen. Lyman Hoffman ‘Citizen Of The Year’ At AFN; Gov. Dunleavy Promises To Work With Tribes Over Education and more ->

Alaska Native News: Cop Car Impersonators Jailed on Charges; Air Station Kodiak medevacs Coast Guard Cutter John Midgett crewmember near Kodiak; Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley returns home after 40-day, 5,000-mile patrol and more ->

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Teal Pumpkin Project makes Halloween fun for kids with allergies and more ->

The Arctic Sounder: Ipalook Elementary choir performs at Disneyland; Board of Fish directs focus toward ocean acidification and more ->

Suzanne Downing, Must Read Alaska: READ OF THE DAY: ANNIVERSARY OF THE BOMBING OF MARINE BARRACKS; MRAK Almanac: Grassroots training and more ->
UW News staff: Humpback whale population on the rise after near miss with extinction

By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: A Visit To This Waterfowl Refuge In Alaska Will Enchant You Beyond Words

Alaska News October 22, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Oregon man arraigned in Alaska for 1978 cold case murder of Shelley Connolly; Vandal strikes Northeast Anchorage neighborhood with spray paint; Consumer groups: Outdated FAA evacuation standards put passengers at risk; AFN recognizes Tim Troll for service to Alaska Natives; Donors help cover adoption costs of cats at Anchorage Animal Care and Control; 25 Years of BP Teachers of Excellence: Matthew Prnka and more ->
KTUU: Two sisters, two murders – but only one arrest; Anchorage man arrested for firing shotgun through apartment window; APD: Citizen report leads to arrest of 13 people inside abandoned building; Alaska Adjutant General promoted to the rank of Major General; DHSS aims to spread awareness on lead exposure in Alaska; Trees overtaking Kenai’s tundra diminish alpine habitat for Dall sheep, caribou and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Southeast, Southwest Alaska lag in new jobs report. But there are bright spots. More ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Calista Board Chooses CIRI Exec Over Ana Hoffman In AFN Co-Chair Vote and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks man arrested after dragging his girlfriend off of porch; Shooting range open house promotes firearm safety; Census officials talk about importance of Alaska census at AFN conference and more ->
The Arctic Sounder: skimojis shine at Mayhem tournament in Las Vegas and more ->
By Craig Medred: $60 million man

Alaska News October 21, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Driver in propane tank fire arrested after fighting with Fairbanks police; Hydaburg’s Ben Young receives AFN Culture Bearer award; Survivors of deadly PenAir crash share their stories and more ->
KTUU: Assembly passes changes to plastic bag ban; He gives working opportunities for Palmer’s at-risk youth; when his shop caught fire his neighbors chipped in; Temporary art installations across Anchorage are sparking conversations about the climate, our community, and our future and more ->
Craig Medred: Tech threat grows
Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: Fairbanks, Soldotna top the DPS list of missing persons; Bear attack: ‘She started snapping her mouth’; Damaged plane off the rocks, Unalaska airport open again and more->
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: The Abandoned Naval Base Hiding On An Alaskan Island Is A Birder’s Paradise

Alaska News October 20, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Silver Alert issued for Anesha Murnane; Alaska Airlines suspends flights between Anchorage and Unalaska through Monday; Troopers ID gas station robber; Photos: “Quyana Alaska” at AFN 2019 in Fairbanks; Murkowski, Sullivan speak to heightened angst over crime against Native women and more ->
KTUU: Plane lifted from crash site in Unalaska; Alaska school computer monitoring raises privacy concerns; Grand opening of Hatcher Pass’ first ski lift pushed to 2020; Municipality to consider additional seat on Anchorage Assembly and more ->

Alaska News October 19, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Eagle River nurse practitioner indicted in death of third patient; U.S. Attorney for Alaska commends 15-year-old for reporting sex offender’s extortion attempt; Against the odds, Queen’s Guard achieves nonprofit status in Alaska; City removes large pile of asphalt dumped in local park; ’20 Years of Comedy in Alaska’: Film documents the experiences of visiting comics and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Alaska regulators taking public comment on possible oil spill plan changes and more ->
KTUU: Troopers searching for suspects in armed robbery of Settlers Bay gas station; Homeless individuals concerned for safety following recent murders in Anchorage; NTSB recovers flight data, cockpit voice recorders from PenAir crash in Unalaska; Alaska Supreme Court Justice gives pointed speech at AFN over judicial independence, funding and more->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: ccused killer in hotel homicide has second victim, police say; New cold case website hoping to get public’s help in solving cases; 2019 Alaska Federation of Natives Convention continues, brings focus to education and more ->
Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: Commissioner of Public Safety has this to say about ‘The Stalker’ column
Craig Medred: Gone guy