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Alaska News October 20, 2017

Alaska tribes first in nation to take over children’s services
 
 
 
 
By Dan Carpenter: Solutions to opioid epidemic discussed at AFN
 
 
 
 
Anchorage chase ends with vehicle-theft, indecent-exposure charges
 
 
 
 
By Mike Ross: Small school success: Hope student wins competition
 
 
 
 
By Ariane Aramburo: David George signs off after 5 years on the Morning Edition
 
 
 
 
AFN Elders help identify photos
 
 
 
 
Channel 2 takes you on board the last “Milk Run” for the iconic “Combi” plane.
 
 
 
 
Duluth Trading Co. to open Anchorage store next year
 
 
 
 
Daybreak’s Adopt-A-Pet: Josey and Wee Wee
Anchorage Animal Care and Control is hosting their first Kitten Foster Program Open House on Saturday, October 21, from 1–3 pm, featuring two very special cats, Linus, fostered and adopted by AACC’s Kennel Supervisor and now AACC’s Spokescat; and Blessing, fostered, raised, and adopted by a foster “Super Mom” from the time he was only a few hours old; and a kitten currently in foster care. In addition, foster parents will be available to share their experiences with guests and answer questions regarding fostering.

Come to Open House to learn how the foster program saves lives and you may just decide to be a foster parent!
 
 
 
 
Three Alaskan women make case for 2nd Amazon HQ in Anchorage
“We may not have everything they want, but we have everything they need,” said Meg Stapleton, who is spearheading the effort.

Together, Baker, her sister Elaine Baker and Stapleton are preparing a packet of letters — stories of Alaska and the people who call it home — to send to Amazon, among proposals from dozens of cities in the U.S.
 
 
 
 
Story Time With Aunt Phil: The Story of Ruby

Alaska News October 19, 2017

By Leory Polk: Blue-haired man wanted for ‘groping’ two girls at popular Alaska resort
 
 
 
 
By Joe Vigil: Anchorage police chief talks about crime

 
 
 
 
By KTVA Staff: KTVA Town Hall: Addicted in Alaska
 
 
 
 

By KTUU Staff and Associated Press: Alaska governor voices support for new health insurance reform deal
 
 
 
 

Congratulations Laura Cole!
By KTVA Web Staff: Alaskan to represent 49th State on ‘Top Chef’
 
 
 
 

Thank you Kastle Sorenson!
By Lauren Maxwell: Eagle River baker offers lactation cookies to help nursing moms
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: UPDATE: Musher accused of doping dogs will not be disciplined, officials say
For the first time in the history of the world’s most famous sled dog race, several of the high-performance animals have tested positive for a prohibited drug. But race officials have refused to name the musher involved.

 
 
 
 
By Dan Carpenter: Anchorage Mayor and Assembly Chair back tax on motor fuel
The extra cost at the gas pump would be in addition to the state’s $0.08 per gallon tax. The owner of Garrett’s Tesoro in Anchorage says the price of gasoline and diesel is already high enough.

“The more we put into taxes the more it takes out of the pockets of consumers and people need the money for food, shelter, clothing,” said Nelson Garrett.

Traini says the tax would save home owners an average of $60 to $360 per year on property taxes. He says it’s dependent on the results of an initiative planned for next year that may increase the tax exemption on a home’s assessed value from $20,000 to $50,000.

 
 
 
 
By John Tracy: Reality Check: When journalism makes a difference
 
 
 
 
By Daybreak Staff: Prosperity Summit happening Thursday
 
 
 
 
By Patrick Moussignac: Spirit of Denali Celebration returns after 8-year absence
 
 
 
 

By Rhonda McBride: Episode 125: Haunting legacies

 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: 7 historic Tlingit pieces returned to Southeast Alaska

 
 
 
 

By Kalinda Kindle: Website launched to help job seekers in Anchorage
 
 
 
 
By Dan McCue: GUEST COMMENTARY: Congress should protect Alaskans’ rights to arbitration

Alaska News October 18, 2017

By Leroy Polk: UPDATE: Multiple crashes slow traffic for Mat-Su commuters
 
 
 
 
By Joe Vigil: APD Chief discusses relations with media
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: FBI sex-trafficking sweep turns up Anchorage victims, suspects
 
 
 
 
By KTVA Web Staff: Search continues for pilot missing in Yukon River crash
 
 
 
 
By Liz Raines: State VPSO program struggles with local hire
 
 
 
 
By Samantha Angaiak: Elder shares words of wisdom with Elders and Youth Conference Delegates
 
 
 
 

By Dan Carpenter: Discussion on suicide prevention stresses communication
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Alcohol board undecided on distilleries serving cocktails

 
 
 
 
By Austin Baird: Court ruling invalidates law banning independents from seeking political party nominations

 
 
 
 
Hilton Hotel under fire from labor union
 
 
 
 
By Lauren Maxwell: New ordinance lets people report hotel mold problems
 
 
 
 
By KTVA Web Staff: Animal control re-homes first gator in the Valley
 
 
 
 
Thank you Tonya and Rich Breuchet!
By Mike Ross: Lost pet? Husband & wife rescue team builds special humane traps
 
 
 
 
By Deborah Newborn: How volcanic eruptions in Alaska could have impacted the lives of ancient Egyptians
 
 
 
 
Workforce Wedesday: Remote Camp Hospitality Services
 
 
 
 
Mic Check in the Morning: Cody Blackbird Band

 
 
 
 

Anchorage & Fairbanks
By Joel Cunningham: Announcing Barnes & Noble’s 3rd Annual Mini Maker Faire, November 11-12, 2017
 
 
 
 
By Andrew Liszweski: This Timelapse Footage of Denali Is a Mountain of Spectacular Nature Video Tropes

AK News October 17, 2017

Congratulations Tara Sweeney!
By Rebecca Palsha / Leroy Polk: Alaskan chosen by President Trump for top Indian Affairs job

 
 
 
 
By Samantha Angaiak: Teen whale hunter speaks to elders and youth about the importance of subsistence
 
 
 
 
By Dan Carpenter: Crime concerns dominate town hall discussion on 4th special session
 
 
 
 
By Clara Miller: Indigenous peoples of Southeast are focus of Sitka conference
 
 
 
 
By Sidney Sullivan: Wasilla police meets crowdfunding goal for new K9 Officer
 
 
 
 
Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute: Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute Announces Winners of the First-Ever Alaska Commercial Fishing Video Contest
Fisherman Kamirin Couch Takes Home the Grand Prize for Compelling Video on Her Fishing Roots
 
 
 
 
By Daniella Rivera: Extra officers visit Clark Middle School after abduction attempt
 
 
 
 
By Airman 1st Class VALERIE MONROY JBER Public Affairs: TRICARE benefits changes to take effect Jan. 1