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Alaska News September 01, 2018

By Chris Klint: Wrong-way chase, crash close Glenn Highway outbound near Birchwood
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: State offers new look at felony sex offenses
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Man kept in custody after Alaska Airlines sex assault
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon, BethBragg: 3 Dimond High football coaches fired and students disciplined in the wake of misconduct allegations
 
 
By Dave Goldman: Dimond High football set to return – without its head coach
 
 
By Jill Burke: Dimond Football Head Coach Bernardo Otero out; Derek Brewer returns to lead Lynx football
 
 
 
 
By Lauren Maxwell: KTVA reporter named Alaska Broadcaster of the Year
 
 
 
 
By Melinda Bolton: Tudor Librarian wins national civics award
 
 
 
 
Shawn Wilson: Kevin Zagyva Mat-Su educator teaches a lesson of courage
 
 
 
 
By Dave Leval: ESPN honors Service High special education program
 
 
 
 
By Lauren Maxwell: Alaskan artist leaves indelible legacy on local schools
 
 
 
 
Patrick Enslow: The House that Huffer Built: Grandson carries on Chugiak football tradition Tom Huffer Sr. has been a constant for the Chugiak football program for nearly 50 years, and now it’s something he can share with his grandchildren.
 
 
 
 
By Sean Maguire: New Mountain View clinic opens doors
 
 
 
 
By Steve Quinn: Alaska Supreme Court rules on Sheldon estate dispute
 
 
 
 
The Nome Static, Transmission 648: September 2018
 
 
 
 
By Clark Fair: Carol Swartz, longtime director at Kachemak Bay Campus, to retire
 
 
 
 
Saturday Market September 1, 2018
 
 
 
 
By Rebecca Palsha: Before summer leaves, Alaska has one final gift: berries
 
 
 
 
By Angela Krenzien: Woolly mammoth tusk found in Denali
 
 
 
 
By Jackie Purcell: State Fair—a weather forecast and goat-milking session!

Alaska News August 31, 2018

By Victoria Taylor: Activist, Mentor, Friend & Father: Remembering Clifford Black
 
 
 
 
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: Fairbanks woman charged with killing young daughters 2 years apart
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: The First Lady’ of Mountain View meth ring arrested in sting operation along with husband
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: 1 Kodiak man dead, 1 rescued after boat capsizes
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: Woman injured after falling off the ‘Zipper’ ride at the Alaska State Fair
 
 
 
 
By Heather Hintze: Charges: Slain Willow woman’s body was ‘severely burned’
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: Anchorage man charged with sexually assaulting passenger on Alaska Airlines flight
 
 
By Associated Press: Anchorage man accused of sex assault on Alaska Airlines flight
 
 
By Derek Minemyer: A look into the life of Nicholas M. Stevens, the man accused of alleged abusive sexual contact on Alaska Airlines flight
 
 
 
 
By Kyle Hopkins: 17 registered voters in a single mobile home? New questions raised in East Anchorage legislative race.
 
 
 
 
By Cameron Mackintosh: Should Anchorage police officers be equipped with Narcan?
 
 
 
 
By Daniella Rivera: Customers troubled by Alaska ad site’s incessant emails
 
 
 
 
By Lauren Maxwell: Muni hears comments, fields team on homelessness
 
 
 
 
By Megan Mazurek: Mic Check in the Morning: Sua-Mailealo family
 
 
 
 
Reality Check John Tracy: Reality Check: Remembering Sen. John McCain
 
 
 
 
By Courtney: The Frozen Underground Tunnel In Alaska That You Have To See To Believe
 
 
By Carey Seward: Follow This Picturesque Trail In Alaska For Staggering Views
 
 
By Carey Seward: Follow This Abandoned Railroad Trail For One Of The Most Unique Hikes In Alaska

Alaska News August 30, 2018

By Laura Holman, Jack Carney: One man shot in downtown Anchorage, police say; streets now open
 
 
 
 
By Zaz Hollander: APD: Man dies in police custody after running in and out of Anchorage traffic
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: Troopers: Willow woman’s death was a homicide
Kilgo is being held at the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility without bail, troopers said.
 
 
 
 
By Steve Quinn: Sullivan delivers floor tribute to McCain
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: Anchorage school officials release few new details in Dimond High ‘misconduct’ investigation
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: ASD offers online update on Dimond High abuse allegations
 
 
 
 
By Mary Simton: Prince of Wales totem pole honors Alaska veterans
 
 
 
 
By John Thompson: Show goes on for Hobo Jim after SUV burglarized
 
 
 
 
By Juan Montes: Fighting to stay in business, fate of pot shop in the hands of the Anchorage Assembly
 
 
 
 
By Devin Kelly: How Anchorage’s plastic bag ban will affect the way you shop
 
 
 
 
By Alex DeMarban: Major oil company Eni buys ‘prime’ acreage in hunt for North Slope oil
 
 
 
 
Presented by First National Bank of Alaska: Family ties and fried chicken SPONSORED: With a little planning, who they are and what they do will never change. The new owners of The Lucky Wishbone talk about their plans to keep the integrity of the historic Anchorage restaurant intact, just as George and Peggy Brown envisioned in 1955.
 
 
 
 
Alaska Highway News: Local authors to share publishing insights at Words North
 
 
 
 
By John Thain: Bronze Orcas set to last generations
 
 
 
 
Traveling across the Americas by Whike

Alaska News August 29, 2018

By Laurel Andrews: Troopers investigate Willow woman’s death
 
 
 
 
By Daniella Rivera: Suspect in dog kennel beating turns himself in
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Man charged with animal cruelty in dog’s Nikiski death
 
 
 
 
By Shannon Ballard: Motorcyclists attacked with bear spray at Midtown stop light
 
 
 
 
By Mary Simton: Jury convicts mom in felony child abuse case
 
 
 
 
By Jill Burke: Anchorage School Board remains quiet on Dimond High football allegations
 
 
By Beth Bragg: School officials say little about Dimond misconduct after closed-door meeting
 
 
By Derek Minemyer: Dimond High football players staying in shape despite suspension
 
 
 
 
By Daniella Rivera: Landlady questions strength of state’s Pretrial supervision
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Finder of Gambell military helmet seeks its owner
 
 
 
 
By Devin Kelly: Anchorage approves strict plastic bag ban, fees for paper bags
 
 
 
 
By Erica Martinson: Anchorage attorney, nominated by Trump, withdraws from federal judgeship
 
 
 
 
By Dan Joling: U.S. officials take action to protect Alaska whistleblower
 
 
 
 
By Marc Lester: Giant pumpkin sets new Alaska State Fair record
 
 
 
 
By Cassie Schirm: Alaska State Fair offers fresh look at dinosaurs
 
 
 
 
Wednesday Market August 29, 2018 Wednesday is Midweek SAFM day Don’t miss your chance to visit from 10am-4pm at Dimond Center, next to Walmart in front of the Dimond Center Hotel
 
 
 
 
Champion of Civic Engagement: Michelle Carton
 
 
 
 
By Casea Peterson: This Is What Life In Alaska Looked Like In The 1940s
 
 
 
 
By Case Peterson: This Explains Why Everyone In Alaska Has A GoPro
 
 
 
 
By Courtney: This Spooky Small Town In Alaska Could Be Right Out Of A Horror Movie

Alaska News August 28, 2018

By Devin Kelly: Inmate dies of suspected suicide at Kenai pretrial facility
 
 
 
 
By KTVA Web Staff: One person still missing after boat overturns on Kenai River
 
 
 
 
By Zaz Hollander: Trucker killed in Dalton Highway rollover was the only woman hauling fuel tankers to the North Slope
 
 
 
 
By Cameron Mackintosh: Jury hears closing arguments in Echo Terry trial
 
 
 
 
By June Leffler: Visting advocate to help domestic abuse survivors in Wrangell
 
 
 
 
By Angela Krenzien: Undercover operation leads to attempted child porn conviction
 
 
 
 
By Jill Burke: Dimond High School football players surveyed
The Anchorage School Board will meet in executive session Tuesday with Superintendent Deena Bishop to discuss the unfolding investigations.

The School District has said it will provide updates on its website.
 
 
 
 
By Matt Tunseth Alaska Star: For 89 years, a dam blocked salmon on the Eklutna River. It’s finally gone.
 
 
 
 
By Sean Maguire: Major solar panel project nears completion in Willow
A major solar panel project is nearing completion a few miles south of Willow with hopes of turning a profit within the next eight to ten years.
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Agencies map tectonic fault that touches southeast Alaska
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Alaskan astronaut-to-be quits NASA training
 
 
 
 
By Rhonda McBride: Small step for Yup’ik immersion kindergartners; Giant step for Anchorage School District
 
 
 
 
By Lauren Maxwell: Anchorage District loses classic middle school model
 
 
 
 
By John Schandelmeier: While searching for a caribou, a hunter in the Alaska Range finds a piece of history instead
 
 
 
 
By Devin Kelly, Alex DeMarban: Alaska elections officials report voting ‘irregularities’ in East Anchorage House District primary
 
 
 
 
Neal Fried on Alaska’s Economy
 
 
 
 
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: VIDEO: Disc golf player makes throw over black bear at Anchorage park
 
 
 
 
Harvesting Alaska: cooking with zucchini

Alaska News August 27, 2018

By 13 News: Alaska man killed in crash between a police SUV and motorcycle in Kansas
 
 
 
 
By Sean Maguire: UPDATE: Man killed near Dimond High School identified by police
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: 2 arrested, 1 still at large in Anchorage dog kennel attempted murder case
 
 
 
 
By Daniella Rivera: ASD teacher accused of abusing autistic student
 
 
 
 
By Loren Holmes: HAARP opens its doors to the public, but some minds prove hard to change
 
 
 
 
By Zaz Hollander: Mat-Su veterans memorial wall begins complicated move to Wasilla

Fowler, 77, served with the U.S. Navy in Vietnam from the late 1950s into the early 1960s.

The panel with Fowler’s name broke, along with three others, during the relocation this month.

“When I saw that, it just brought me back to memories of Vietnam and how they just spit all over us,” he said.

A photo taken by another observer of the process shows a panel in pieces on the grass, names visible on the ground.
 
 
 
 
By Steve Quinn: Standing tall: Three new totem poles unveiled in Juneau
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Downing Bill: Story Time with Aunt Phil: The Pullen House
 
 
 
 
‘Seafood Throwdown’ focuses on fresh Alaskan ingredients
 
 
 
 
Governor Bill Walker One Alaska Update August 27, 2018

Alaska News August 26, 2018

By Zaz Hollander: Increasing crowds at popular Alaska bear-viewing sites raise worries about flight safety
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: Troopers: Juneau woman cited for dumping fish meal that attracted bears
 
 
 
 
By Dave Leval: Missing Korean War Alaskan’s family hopes for closure
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Pilot extricated after plane flips on Wasilla strip
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Sitka officer sues city, alleging misconduct
 
 
 
 
Marion Owen: How the Peace Rose survived WW II: A story that will make you smile
 
 
 
 

Courtesy of Only In Your State – Alaska

 
 
 
 
By Carey Seward: This Shipwreck Just Discovered In Alaska Was From The Only WWII Battle In North America
 
 
 
 
By Courtney: The Southernmost Town In Alaska That’s Both Wild And Beautiful
 
 
 
 
By Carey Seward: Everyone Goes Nuts For The Hamburgers At This Nostalgic Eatery In Alaska
 
 
 
 
By Courtney: The One Tiny Town In Alaska That Was Just Named As The Weirdest Place In America
 
 
 
 
By Carey Seward: Take This Short Hike To A Stunning 360 View Of Alaska
 
 
 
 
By Casea Peterson: Two Guys In LED Suits Went Night Skiing In Alaska. The Results Were Unbelievable.
 
 
 
 
By Courtney: Here Is The Most Remote, Isolated Spot In Alaska And It’s Positively Breathtaking
 
 
 
 
By Courtney: The Strange Phenomenon Of Gravity Hill In Alaska Must Be Experienced To Be Believed
 
 
 
 
By Carey Seward: The Ultimate Bucket List For Anyone In Alaska Who Loves Waterfall Hikes
 
 
 
 
By Courtney: Of Course The World’s Most Dangerous Job Is One Found Here In Alaska

Alaska News August 25, 2018

By Chris Klint: Man dead in Jewel Lake homicide
 
 
 
 
Anchorage Daily News: APD: Gunfire erupts at Anchorage house party, leaving 2 men with life-threatening injuries
 
 
By Chris Klint: 2 men shot, wounded at party near UAA
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Suspect netted in $85K seafood burglary
 
 
 
 
By Beth Bragg: Dimond football program suspended for another week
 
 
By Mike Ross: ASD: Dimond football team suspension extended
 
ASD officials say they have created a “micro site” on the Anchorage School District website that contains information about the alleged incident and the ongoing investigation. Click here to access the site.
 
 
By Chris Klint: Dimond High football suspension, investigation continues
 
 
 
 
By Shannon Ballard: Alaska Military Youth Academy graduates 50th class
 
 
 
 
Colony High’s Miss Mary making a difference in student’s lives
 
 
 
 
By Lauren Maxwell: Former Alaska Senate candidate Halat arraigned
 
 
 
 
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: Alaska’s role in Arctic defense gaining prominence, outgoing commander says
 
 
 
 
By Steve Quinn: YMCA poised to double its Anchorage presence
 
 
 
 
By Zaz Hollander: Three weeks after cyberattack, Mat-Su Borough computers still aren’t back to normal
 
 
 
 
Rasmuson Foundation: In Anchorage, a fresh sense of urgency on homelessness
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: President of the Iditarod board steps down
 
 
 
 
By Maya Wilson: How Alaska Eats: Super-sized snacks at the Alaska State Fair, local food shines in Juneau
 
 
 
 
By Susan Orlansky | Opinion , Donald McClintock: Court pick threatens privacy rights, reproductive freedom for women

Alaska News August 24, 2018

By Leroy Polk: Alaska inmate escapes prison van through window, found in abandoned car
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Troopers: Wasilla man’s child sex abuse spans decade
 
 
 
 
By Mary Simton: Suspected shooter on skateboard sought in Midtown
 
 
 
 
By Matt Tunseth Alaska Star: City parks director warns of ‘smash-and-grab’ thieves
 
 
 
 
By Daniella Rivera: Rape suspect remains on house arrest for now
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: 2 accused of attempted murder at Anchorage Jail
 
 
 
 
By Joe Vigil: Homeless man accused of beating woman with 2×4 arrested
 
 
 
 
By Kyle Hopkins: He admitted punching a homeless woman while on duty. The Nome Police Department hired him back.
 
 
 
 
By Rebecca Palsha: Hazing vs. Sexual assault: APD continues its investigation into what happened between Dimond High School football players

“Sexual assault is termed as an unclassified felony which is the highest level of felony in the state of Alaska,” said Richard Payne, a former prosecutor in the Palmer District Attorney’s Office.
 
 

By Derek Minemyer: Dimond High football player speaks out for the first time
If the team is allowed to continue the season, the player says coaches will be increasing their presence in all locker rooms.

The mother of the player asked for ASD and APD to hurry up and conclude investigations, so the team can get back on the field.
 
 
By John Thompson: Dimond High parents question ASD’s ‘no-tolerance’ policy
 
 
By Jack Carney: Dimond High football mom says seniors getting death threats
 
 
 
 
By Jill Burke: Woman accused in federal drug conspiracy released on bail
 
 
 
 
By Cameron Mackintosh: 52 attorneys general urge congress to close loophole in federal drug laws
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Alaska Coast Guard station receives plane in fleet upgrade
 
 
 
 
By Annie Zak: ACLU of Alaska and group supporting Dunleavy sue state over campaign sign crackdown
 
 
 
 
Anchorage unveils new homelessness council, plan
 
 
 
 
By Anchorage Daily News: Coming up: First week of the Alaska State Fair; a film festival that’s for the dogs
 
 
 
 
KTOO’s David Purdy speaks with Maria Downey about the changing nature of the Mendenhall River near Brotherhood Bridge in Juneau.

Alaska News August 23, 2018

By Kortnie Horazdovsky: SWAT called to Midtown home for suicidal man with warrants
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk & Associated Press: UPDATE: Pizza robbery, shooting suspect arrested, police say
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Alaska investigates cause of oil found at old spill site
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Suspect sought after break-in at Russian Jack greenhouse
 
 
 
 
By Daniella Rivera: Teen indicted for ‘accidental’ shooting of his girlfriend
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: 1 of 3 sought after Wasilla stabbing in custody
 
 
 
 
By Michelle Therriault Boots: School district suspends Dimond High football for a week amid hazing investigation
Channel 2 asked her again Wednesday, what is the terminology around this investigation?

“Frankly, the first time ‘hazing’ was used was by your TV station in asking me a question, and I responded that ‘of course we take hazing seriously, and any misconduct.’” Bishop went on to classify the incident as serious misconduct, instead of hazing.

A mother of one of the alleged victims confirms her son spoke to STAR, Standing Together Against Rape. STAR Executive Director Keeley Olson says at the very least, the allegations constitute hazing.

“Hazing does include all levels of torture and abuse and humiliation, and it sounds like that is exactly what happened in this case,” Olson said.
 
 

Hazing (US English), initiation ceremonies[1] (British English), bastardisation (Australian English), ragging (South Asia), or deposition, refers to the practice of rituals, challenges, and other activities involving harassment, abuse or humiliation used as a way of initiating a person into a group including a new fraternity, sorority, team, or club.[2]

Hazing is seen in many different types of social groups, including gangs, sports teams, schools, military units, and fraternities and sororities. The initiation rites can range from relatively benign pranks, to protracted patterns of behavior that rise to the level of abuse or criminal misconduct.[2] Hazing is often prohibited by law or prohibited by institutions such as colleges and universities because it may include either physical or psychological abuse. It may also include nudity or sexual assault.

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By Jack Carney, Derek Minemyer: Hazing or Sexual Assault: Parents, PTA, STAR sound off on Dimond High Football allegations
 
 
By Chris Klint: Parents: No seniors involved in Dimond football sex abuse allegations
 
 

 
 
By Daniella Rivera: ‘He needs help’: Stabbing victim hopes assailant will receive treatment
 
 
 
 
By Heather Hintze: Deadliest year on KGB Road in a decade
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: World’s biggest shipping firm to test Arctic crossing
 
 
 
 
By Annie Zak: Trustee in PenAir bankruptcy case seeks sale of company’s assets
PenAir’s creditors with the 20 largest unsecured claims are owed more than $9 million, according to a court document from August last year, when the company filed for bankruptcy protection.

“In candor, the creditors know they’re not going to get anything out of this,” said McHale.

The bid procedures still need approval. Markham said he plans to file an amended motion that will be heard in court Aug. 29 and he anticipates the judge will grant the motion then.
 
 
 
 
By Shawn Wilson: Valley Wall of Honor moves to new Wasilla site
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: Spenard community celebrates return of neon palm tree, still has work to do
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: Fred Meyer shoppers, say goodbye to plastic bags, as Kroger latest to plan transition
 
 
 
 
By NBC News, KTUU Staff: VIDEO: Whale gets personal with whale watchers in Southeast Alaska
 
 
 
 
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