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Alaska News May 08, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Wasilla woman arrested for sex abuse of a minor may have more victims; Providence Chief MO comments on 2nd phase of reopening economy; Social distancing parade for 10-year-old who completed 88 days of chemotherapy; Wasilla’s Black Birch Books closing its doors and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: City of Cordova confirms first positive case of COVID-19 via a seasonal worker; Watch the Channel 2 special, Parenting During a Pandemic, here; NOAA hosts “hunkered down” whale drawing and naming contest; Avalanche video of Crow Creek Road and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Smaller vessels are exempt from the federal no sail order, but is Alaska ready for a small ship cruise season?; Thousands of summer workers are headed to Alaska from Outside, where infection rates are higher; Gardentalk – How to create your own COVID-19 victory garden and more ->
 
 
 
 
kyuK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Virus Doesn’t Stop Yup’ik Dancing; Slideshow: Kuskokwim River Breakup In Bethel and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Troopers Prepared to Serve Bristol Bay Communities and Fisheries and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: What do coronavirus testing statistics mean?; Clean Up Day commences, over one thousand people volunteer; Waste improperly disposed of in Salcha, DEC investigating and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Casea Peterson, Only In Your State Alaska: 16 Ways Living In Alaska Ruins You For Life
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing, Must Read Alaska: Robert M. Burnett, March 8, 1929-May 6, 2020
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Down and out

Alaska News May 07, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Inside the Gates: Moose Walk displays Alaska’s military readiness amid pandemic; Dunleavy: Bars, gyms, theaters can reopen under 2nd phase of economic plan this week; Anchorage mayor responds to possible delays in distribution of CARES Act funds; King Tech plant sale canceled to the public; Sale at Hiland Mountain Correctional will go on and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: State’s second phase of reopening Alaska to begin Friday; Following hours of public testimony, Mat-Su Borough School District Board postpones decision on rescinding removal of books from curriculum and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: No one on state ferries — passengers or crew — required to wear masks; The bears are back in town: Juneauites urged to keep garbage bear-proof until pickup day and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Bethel Wrestler Wins Alaska Sports Hall of Fame ‘Pride of Youth Award’ and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Man in Mountain View Arrested on Robbery, Assault Charges after Taking Long Boards from Two Juveniles; Positive case of COVID-19 confirmed in Cordova; State of Alaska continues to work with communities and industries to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: One new case of COVID-19 reported in one Alaska community; one new death; Fairbanks man charged with sexually abusing minor in summer of 2019; UAF athletics adds additional policy to help protect against sexual misconduct and more ->
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: The cubicle class
 
 
 
 
By Carey Seward, Only In Your State Alaska: Here Are The Oldest Photos Ever Taken In Alaska And They’re Incredible

Alaska News May 06, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Anchorage firefighters put out brush fire near 3rd and Ingra; Lawmaker says full Legislature needs to reconvene to distribute CARES Act funds; Muni playgrounds in Anchorage reopen; Alaska State Fair announces 2020 scholarship winners and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: Alaskans step up for Make-A-Wish kid who’s dream was to visit the state; Four easy steps to help prevent your glasses from fogging up while wearing a mask; For self-employed Alaskans, state says relief is coming soon; As more families hit the trails, an Anchorage mom gives guidance and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: What Alaskans learned from ‘the mother of all pandemics’; A Chilkat mask leaves a lasting impression of how ‘we took care of each other’ during the pandemic; A Chilkat mask leaves a lasting impression of how ‘we took care of each other’ during the pandemic; U.S. Census workers are back to going door-to-door in Alaska and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Alaska Logistics Plans To Retrieve Unmanned Barge Floating Down Kuskokwim River and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Sex Offender Sentenced for Violating Terms of Supervised Release; Leo Hanna Arrested After Being Involved in a Hit and Run Collision; Beaver invasion on the Baldwin Peninsula and more ->
 
 
 
 

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Birch Hill Cemetery grave sites damaged by both vandalism and erosion; May 5th day of awareness remembers missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls; Teacher Appreciation Week encourages Fairbanks community to reach out to educators and more ->
 
 
 
 

By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Thousands Of Whistling Varied Thrush Are A Welcome Sound Of Spring Here In Alaska
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only in Your State Alaska: This Breathtaking Hike In Alaska Will Take You Straight To An Abandoned Mine
 
 

Suzanne Downing, Must Read Alaska: Costco heading off a run on meat by rationing to 3 items and more ->
FYI Not happening in Alaska yet.
Fresh meat purchases are temporarily limited to a total of 3 items per member among the beef, pork and poultry products.

Kroger, owner of Fred Meyer, is implementing a similar measures at some of its stores across the country, although it has not announced which stores will have rationed meats.

Alaska News May 05, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Kincaid black bear confrontation caught on camera: A case study in human-bear encounters; Momma O’s closes after being open for almost 40 years; Pandemic presents unique challenges and opportunities for homeless service providers; Eagle River mom recovers from COVID-19 and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Maui or the milk run? For a retiring Alaska Airlines pilot, the choice was always obvious.; Please don’t touch the Canadians: ‘Self-contained’ Alaska travelers can transit through Canada; Anchorage Daily News wins Pulitzer Prize for rural justice investigation and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: ‘We Dodged A Bullet,’ Says NWS Hydrologist As Ice Moves, Dropping Kuskokwim Flood Risk; Calista Annual Meeting Goes Virtual; Bethel City Council To Discuss Police Chief Salary And Homelessness During COVID-19 Pandemic and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Coast Guard Medevacs Man 170 Miles off Cold Bay; False Distress Calls put Alaskan, Other Lives at Risk; Troopers Investigate Slaughter of Breeding Cow in Delta Junction; eo Hanna Arrested After Being Involved in a Hit and Run Collision and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Troopers enforce speed limits in construction zones, 31 traffic stops in two-hour window; Fairbanks non-profits receive financial help in fighting homelessness and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Alaska’s Most Refreshing Hike Will Lead You Straight To A Beautiful Swimming Hole
 
 
 
 
The Goshen News, MELODIE DAVIS: Go on an adventure with these books
 
 
 
 
By Rebecca Ponton, Forbes: How Women Pioneered Alaska’s Oil And Gas Industry
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: We were warned

Alaska News May 04, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Runner circles Cheney Lake for 12 hours, raises money for Alaska foster youth; Hydrate Alaska gives first responders a boost in the battle against coronavirus and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: ‘A challenge of a lifetime,’ ICU doctor shares his experience with COVID patients; A crash on the Seward Highway leaves a Nikiski resident dead; May the fourth be with you! and Disney is celebrating in a big way. and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTOO Publlic Media: While Alaska vacations are on hold, would-be tourists find ways to support local businesses from afar and more ->
 
 
 
 

Alaska Native News: Alaska Airmen Rescue two people stranded in the Kuskokwim River; K9 Stan caught Drew Mitchell JR; Mitchell now facing multiple charges and more ->
 
 
 
 

Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: ‘Win the Wilderness’ is latest Alaska-based reality show and more ->
 
 
The Hustle: The man feeding a remote Alaska town with a Costco card and a ship When Gustavus, Alaska, was cut off from its grocery supply chain, one resident decided to take matters into his own hands.
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Forgotten sex
 
 
 
 
49 Writer’s Blog: Walking the Distance: Dan L. Walker

Alaska News May 03, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Coast Guard gives boating safety tips after 2 kayakers rescued near Juneau; Troopers: 18-year-old arrested for sexual assault, abuse charges in Newtok; Alaska artists and makers create virtual activities for at-home fun and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: UPDATE: Anchorage Airport reopens after report of bomb on cargo aircraft; Anchorage School District monitors student engagement during distance learning; What’s next for the Anchorage alcohol tax? More ->
 
 
 
 

KTOO Public Media: Southeast Alaska State Fair cancelled due to COVID-19 and more ->
 
 
 
 

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Flood Waters Threaten Upper Kalskag Power Plant and more ->
 
 
 
 

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Worlds largest aircraft lands in Fairbanks after being diverted from Anchorage; Fairbanks Restaurant broken into, 90% of liquor bottles stolen; Drive-through pinning ceremony celebrates Fairbanks graduate nurses; Prescribed fires start Saturday on Fort Wainwright and the Yukon Training Area and more ->
 
 
 
 

Craig Medred: Maybe in May

Alaska News May 02, 2020

KTOO Public Media: Haines filmmaker and former NBA star Mark Mcnamara dies at 60; Alaska dentists say mandating COVID-19 tests will be obstacle to appointments; Food Co-Op, Conservation Society team up to sail food into Pelican and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Inside the Gates: Baby Bundles Project; Doyon Drilling to layoff more than 300 from North Slope; Fire near Taku Lake injures 4, displaces several families and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: UPDATE: Trumpeter Fire now 75 percent contained; widespread burn ban begins; Health Anchorage residents urged to be cautious as warmer temps bring people outside and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: As Waters Rose, Elders Tied Boat To Cabin And Climbed Inside Until Helicopter Arrived; Coffee@KYUK April 30: Greg Morgan II Photographs Families During The Pandemic and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Alaska DOT opens McCarthy Road to public travel; Midnight Sun Run goes virtual on solstice weekend, rather than postponing or canceling; The Quarantine Kitchen Episode 5: Gingerbread cake with orange icing and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Arctic Sounder: Alaska Air prepares to start service to Cold Bay and more ->
 
 
 
 
Juneau Empire: Beaver invasion on the Baldwin Peninsula Researchers counted an increase from two to 98 beaver dams near Kotzebue between 2002 and 2019.
 
 
 
 
Rasmuson Foundation: From the Desk of Diane: April 2020 report

Alaska News May 01, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Nearly 2 dozen wildfires already recorded in Alaska this year; Berkowitz: Too soon to tell if easing restrictions is working; Food trucks return to Spenard with new rules for popular Thursday lunch spot and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: UPDATE: Trumpeter Fire, near Point Mac, has grown to 120 acres; Doctors in private practices report difficulty finding PPE; Siblings start nonprofit to aid Alaska’s healthcare workers during pandemic and more ->

 
 
 
 

KTOO Public Media: On Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula, businesses hit hard during last summer’s wildfires are facing another season of uncertainty; Juneau opens safer, more accessible campground for people without homes; Gardentalk – Weed seed eradication and greenhouse materials and more ->
 
 
 
 

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Villages Brace For Flooding As Ice Moves Down Kuskokwim River and more ->
 
 
 
 

Alaska Native News: Charges Forwarded to DA after Disturbance Call Investigation and more ->
 
 
 
 

Fairbnaks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks COVID-19 drive-thru testing center to relocate; Scientists at the University of Alaska Fairbanks produce hand sanitizer for Fairbanks hospital and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Arctic Sounder:’You are not alone’ and more ->
If you or someone you know needs help, there are people you can reach out to by phone and online during the coronavirus pandemic.

If you need immediate help, call 911.

For the North Slope Borough, you can contact Arctic Women in Crisis 24 hours a day at 1-800-478-0267 or 907-852-0267.

For the Northwest Arctic Borough, you can reach the Maniilaq Family Crisis Center at 907-442-3969.

You can reach Alaska’s CARELINE at 877-266-4357.

The National Sexual Assault Hotline is available 24 hours a day at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673). More information is available online at rainn.org.

To reach the National Domestic Violence Hotline, you can call 1-800-799-7233, text LOVEIS to 22522 or chat online at www.thehotline.org.

More information on resources and contacts in Alaska can be found at www.andvsa.org (the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault).

To report child abuse, call 800-478-4444 or email ReportChildAbuse@alaska.gov.

For a listing of local victim services 24/7 hotlines, go to: https://dps.alaska.gov/CDVSA/Services/VictimServices.

49 Writer’s Blog: Writing the Distance: Summer Koester
 
 
 
 

Craig Medred: Penning COVID-19
 
 
 
 

Suzanne Downing, Must Read Alaska: Ban Camp: Mayor shows up with cops, masks, signage and more ->
 
 
 
 

By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State: The Wood Frog’s Quack Signals The Start Of Spring In Alaska

Alaska News April 30, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Feel the burn: How Anchorage’s fitness industry is instructing during the pandemic; ConocoPhillips slashes Alaska production amid glut, pandemic; Portugal. The Man offers to buy any student, parent a copy of banned books and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: APD arrests man who fired weapon whlie intoxicated, thanks public for assistance; UPDATE: Trumpeter Fire, near Point Mac, has grown to 120 acres; Families displaced after Thursday morning fire and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: As Alaska starts to reopen, it’s already too little, too late for some small businesses; With social distancing in mind, a Juneau food cart rigs up a drive-thru and more ->
 
 
 
 
kYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: National Weather Service Issues Flood Watch For Middle Kuskokwim Communities and more -> Coffee@KYUK April 29: UAF Kuskokwim University Campus Part-Time Student Of The Year
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Online Tool allows Fast, Free Natural-Hazard Visualization; Young Fishermen Learn the Business and Management Side of Commercial Fishing Operations and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: North Pole man charged with sexual abuse of minor after victim gave note to Sunday school teacher; Fairbanks man charged with assault after strangling girlfriend, telling troopers she was trying to stab herself; Alaska State Troopers tap Fairbanks engineers to help disinfect equipment; University of Alaska announces furloughs for top leaders; Fresh Eyes on Ice encourages community to share ice observations and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Amy Carney, Alaska State Museum: The Alaska State Museum participates in Virtual First Friday: Alaska Positive now available online
 
 
 
 
49 Writer’s Blog: Writing the Distance: Lesley Hammer
 
 
 
 
Page Publishing: Author Karen Struck’s new book “Three Paws’s New Family” is a charming story introducing a group of unlikely friends who help each other when they need it most
 
 
 
 

Alaska News April 29, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: ‘Crime didn’t stop’: Career prosecutor Brittany Dunlop takes over as Anchorage DA amid pandemic; Community speaks out on Mat-Su book ban; Costco to require customers wear face coverings; Video unites Indigenous women across North America during pandemic; DHSS asks families to fill out survey on COVID-19 impact, offers resources and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: In It Together: A KTUU Special Program; PBA Bowler Sean Rash and daughter spread unifying message; Anchorage officials to begin abating homeless encampments; BP donates 3 million gallons of jet fuel to Alaska Airlines, FedEx Express charter flights; Six new cases of COVID-19 reported by DHSS Tuesday; Students create ‘thank you’ video for essential workers, first responders and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Vigilance needed to stop community spread of coronavirus, Alaska chief medical officer says; Geoduck clam fishery to reopen as Chinese demand rebounds; Listen: This Alaskan spent 3 weeks in the Grand Canyon — unaware that a pandemic had overtaken the world and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: National Poetry Month From BRHS; April 27 Coronavirus Update: Upper Kalskag; State Plans For Possible Flood Evacuations In Villages and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: One Arrested for Arson for Vehicle Fire at Anchorage’s Auto Mart; U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder Warns Against Predatory Practices Related to COVID-19 and Housing; Northern Areas of Denali National Park and Preserve Closed to Snowmobile Use Due to Inadequate Snow Cover and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Translating COVID-19 advice into indigenous languages, sharing culture and safety; BP says terms for sale of its Alaska assets renegotiated; University of Alaska Fairbanks summer camps go virtual this year; The Quarantine Kitchen Episode 3: Cod Chowder and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Arctic Sounder: Live virtual town hall meeting planned for Bristol Bay to discuss upcoming fishing season and more ->
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: The love they share in Southeast Alaska for a tug boat crew bringing the freight in an era of COVID-19 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: NOVID-6/2020?
 
 
 
 
49 Writer’s Blog: Writing the Distance: Frank Soos
 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Level Up Your Mornings With Freshly Baked Goodies From Sophia’s Cafe In Alaska
 
 
By Courtney, Only In Your State Alaska: 20 Reasons Why My Heart Will Always Be In Alaska