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Alaska News November 27, 2018

By Leroy Polk, Daniel Kirby: UPDATE: Body found in the ditch of a Wasilla-area road identified
By Jill Burke: Trial begins for second teen accused in 2016 death of David Grunwald
By Heather Hintze: Trial begins for second Grunwald murder suspect
David’s mother, Edie Grunwald, is expected to be the first witness called to testify on Tuesday.
By Sean Maguire: Palin at a hospital for veterans as his pretrial conference is delayed
By Daniella Rivera: Probation officer accused of sexual relationship with offender
“Even if the relationship is consensual, the person cannot give consent because of that relationship,” explained PCU investigator Glen Klinkhart. “And that’s important because it’s power and control and it’s a sense where you’ve got somebody who has a lot more power and control over you and a person may not feel like they can say no, so this is why the law is the way it is.”
By Cassie Schirm: STAR increases services for survivors
The new support groups can be done in person and online.

In-person groups will be held Tuesdays from 6–7:30 p.m. in the downstairs conference room at 1057 West Fireweed Ln.

Online support groups start this week on Thursdays at 3 p.m.

Similar to Coffee with a Cop, STAR is also starting drop in coffee chats for anyone to attend.
By Associated Press: Justices weigh free speech case involving ‘Arctic Man’ event
By Joe Vigil: Gov. Walker hands off balanced budget to Dunleavy administration
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: Dunleavy names commissioners of Administration, Environmental Conservation, Health, and Budget Director
By KTUU Digital Staff: Amy Demboski will leave Anchorage Assembly to serve as Gov.-Elect Dunleavy’s deputy chief of staff
By John Thompson: Head of the Class: Jasmine Lewis
Author Mark Curran’s New Book “The E.S.L. Mainstream Linking Curriculum Guide (Grades 1-8)” is a Teacher’s Companion

Alaska News November 26, 2018

By Chris Klint: Charges: Fairview fight with homeless man led to shooting
By Kalinda Kindle: APD: Suspect in court for shooting a man trying to break up a fight in Fairview
By Beth Verge: AST names officer involved in fatal shooting of machete-wielding Palmer man
By Chris Klint: Trooper named in Palmer man’s Thanksgiving death
By Chris Klint: New phone scam falsely seeks funds for AFD
By Derek Minemyer: Petition to repeal plastic bag ban circulating around Anchorage
By Associated Press: Couple proposes naming lake for dog that died in landslide
Office of Governor Bill Walker One Alaska Update November 26, 2018

Alaska News November 25, 2018

By Chris Klint: Man accused of shooting hunting partner near Kwethluk
By Chris Klint: 1 held, 2 hurt in Fairview shooting
By KTOO FM: Monument recognizing Native burial site placed at school
By Dave Leval: Downtown deals mark Small Business Saturday
By Associated Press: NASA weighs in on petroleum development in Arctic Ocean
By Devin Kelly: Early redesign ideas for Seward Highway in Midtown Anchorage: A sunken freeway with overpasses
By Beth Verge: Grand opening of new Bird TLC facility attracts crowd

Alaska News November 24, 2018

By Daniella Rivera: Suspects plead not guilty to murder of APD informant
By Mary Simton: 1 hurt in East Anchorage shooting; suspect sought
By Rebecca Palsha: ‘In my childhood the monsters were very real’ — Lt. Gov. Valerie Davidson talks about childhood trauma
By Angela Krenzien: How to protect your holiday packages from theft this season
By Steve Quinn: Appeals Court: Playground fire restitution needs further review
The fire occurred on July 26, 2014, when the then 15-year-old R.C. and a friend started a fire at Willow Crest playground. R.C., however, returned to the school and set a second fire. Both later confessed to third-degree criminal mischief and second-degree criminally negligent burning.

The courts adjudicated them as minors. Damage for the first fire reached slightly more than $108,000; the second fire caused nearly $51,000 damage.

The Department of Law had no comment on the decision.
By John Thompson: Pro skateboarder from Anchorage continues to inspire and motivate
He believes deep connection is the cure for troubled teens, but it’s easier said than done. He wants them to know that there are people that care and people that understand the issues they are going through.

Pollard was in Anchorage for Thanksgiving, but says he will be back in Alaska in February to speak with area schools and hopefully return to rural Alaska.

He said also has a project working with the actors in Marvel’s “Avengers” movie series that will come to fruition sometime next year.
By Scott Gross: The legend behind the star on the side of the mountain
By Joe Vigil: Local groups to honor fallen veterans with wreaths at Fort Richardson National Cemetery
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: Whale freed from tangled line in Southeast over Thanksgiving week
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: After ballot audit, Fairbanks House race still tied; recount scheduled for next Friday
By Angela Gonzalez Athabascan Woman: Indigenous People to Follow
In conversation with Ben Schultz Ben Schultz talks with Beth Verge about his continued recovery and next steps in his goal to serve the Anchorage community.
By Victoria Taylor: Wasilla couple imagines Santa outpost to create real production in Palmer
13 years to pay off Christmas credit card debt Financial planner and consumer credit counselor Jan Jones speaks with Maria Downey about the perpetuation of debt incurred from Christmas related debt.

Alaska News November 23, 2018

By Leroy Polk: Alaska home invasion ends in gunfire on Thanksgiving Day
By Heather Hintze: Man killed in Palmer after downtown standoff
By Mary Simton: Juneau man wanted in drug-related shooting
By Mary Simton: Observant citizen helps police nab attempted car thieves
By Dave Leval: Kriner’s Diner serves up more than food on Thanksgiving
By Heather Hintze: Frontline Mission clients give back as volunteers
By Melinda Bolton: Alaska Bites: Thanksgiving on the table of an Unangax woman
By Julia O’Malley: How Alaska eats: Hi, how you feeling? Do you need a digestive tonic and a turkey soup recipe?
By Kari Bustamante: New distillery opens in Anchorage

Alaska News November 22, 2018

By Daniel Kirby: Hydaburg man arrested for burglary after leaving shoes, shirt and ATM card at scene
By Daniella Rivera: Suspects plead guilty in 2017 murder of Anchorage teen
By Cassie Schirm: Zoo Lights honors late gardener, Michael Greco
The illuminated Zoo Lights displays are open from 5-8 p.m., From this Friday through March.

Tickets for Zoo Lights cost $6 per person if you’re a member, $8 if you’re not and kids 2 and under get in free.
By Chris Klint: Driver ID’d in fiery Minnesota Drive wreck
By Associated Press: Alaska seeks more residential recovery homes across state
The state Department of Health and Social Services is asking for bids, targeting Anchorage, the Fairbanks North Star Borough, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Kenai Peninsula Borough, and the southeast and southwest regions.
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: Fairbanks House race tied 2 weeks after Election Day
KYUK By Christine Trudeau: A Year On, BSAR Remembers The Life Of William “Gubby” Samuelson

Alaska News November 21, 2018

By Chris Klint: ‘Handwritten threat’ found at Hanshew Middle School
By Daniella Rivera: Spenard murder suspect received highest risk score before latest release on bail
By Elizabeth Roman: Infant death determined homicide as a result of ‘trauma’
By Rebecca Palsha: Fairview business pulls up stakes because of crime near Black Angus Inn
By Associated Press: Ketchikan pauses contracting process for fiber project
By Liz Raines: Anchorage budget banks on Dunleavy PFD promise
By Chris Klint: 5.7 quake sends jolt through Southcentral Alaska
Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: BCSF Sets Up New Fund To Honor Mary Ciuniq Pete

Alaska News November 17, 2018

By Kortnie Horazdovsky: Man charged with murder in killing of Alaska Zoo employee
Anchorage Police Department: Phillip Bigham convicted in sexual abuse of a minor investigation
“Every child deserves to be protected from sexual abuse and sexual exploitation,” said Assistant District Attorney James Klugman, who prosecuted the case. “Anyone who would prey on the innocent and vulnerable needs to understand: we do not and will not tolerate these heinous crimes. You will be caught, you will be prosecuted, and you will be held accountable.” Klugman thanked the Anchorage Police Department’s Special Victims Unit for their assistance investigating the case.

Superior Court Judge Jack Smith, who presided over the trial, scheduled Bigham’s sentencing for March 14, 2019. He faces a presumptive sentence of fifty to sixty years imprisonment. Bigham, who was on electronic monitoring release during the trial, was remanded into custody following the verdict. Judge Smith ordered him to be held without bail pending sentencing.
By Patrick Enslow: Special Olympics names training center after Balamaci
By Steve Quinn: Dunleavy appoints labor commissioner, seeks widespread resignations
KYUK Christine Trudeau: Outgoing Lt. Gov. Davidson Considers Political Future In Alaska
By Joe Vigil: 8th-graders give $8K to Last Frontier Honor Flight
By Heather Hintze: Mat-Su students collect Thanksgiving food for peers
Boat versus Ship?
By Scott Gross: U.S.S. Alaska submariners visit boat’s namesake state
I believe it should read “from”, not “form”.
Spotlight on Alaska Books | Letters form Happy Valley by Dan L Walker
Alaska Health Fairs – AHF is looking for diverse and dynamic professionals to join our Board of Directors

Alaska News November 20, 2018

KYUK By Krysti Shallenberger, Alaska’s Energy Desk: Bethel Remembers Mary Ciuniq Pete
By Daniella Rivera: ‘He should not be out’: Family of zoo murder suspect feared he was a danger
By Melinda Bolton & Kortnie Horazdovsky: Police: Arrested student made threat at middle school Monday
By Chris Klint: Dimond High sees new shooting threat in student texts
By Rhiannon Walker: Fairbanks murder trial begins; “This was a bar fight, nobody needed to get shot”
By Heather Hintze: Murder suspect Dominic Johnson conceals new tattoo in court
By Joe Vigil: Million-dollar ADN cocktail napkin deal goes to court
By Kalinda Kindle: ASD approves closure of Mt. Spurr Elementary School
By John Thompson: Head of the Class: Johanna Bushue
By Victoria Taylor: 2019 Calendar features female officers from APD
KTUU WBAY: Thanksgiving and Black Friday store hours for retailers in Alaska
By Leroy Polk: State of Alaska sues the United States over who owns Fortymile River sections
By Patrick Enslow: Alaska Sports Hall of Fame voting opens to public
Alaska Highway News: Scotiabank Giller Prize to award $100000 to winning author at Toronto gala

Alaska News November 19, 2018

By Leroy Polk: School shooting threat on Snapchat; Anchorage police investigate Monday morning
By Chris Klint: Online shooting threat made against Anchorage school
By Leroy Polk: Suspect arrested in early morning break-in at Anchorage nonprofit
By Victoria Taylor: Anchorage Police investigate shooting at Fairview Motel
By Chris Klint: 2 suspects in Spenard murder arrested Sunday
By Sean Maguire: Inupiaq rapper performs as a bowhead whale, polar bear in UAA show
How much money do these young ladies donate themselves to keep their program going?
By Dave Leval: Donation keeps Anchorage girls hockey on the ice
Talkeetna satellite dish demolished with explosives A telecommunications satellite dish outside Talkeetna was demolished with explosives and then dismantled.
On Alaska Update Office of Governor Bill Walker November 19, 2018

Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: November 19, 2018
Urban Hippie: The Urban Hippie Holiday Gift Guide