Category Archives: AK News

Alaska News March 25, 2018

By KTVA Web Staff: Video shows aftermath of fatal officer-involved shooting

APD Chief Justin Doll is releasing new information on the officer-involved shooting
By Michelle Theriault Boots: Addicts stole 36 guns in a single Anchorage break-in. One was used in a murder. Where are the rest?
By Sean Maguire: APD: Off-duty officer arrests suspect with Taser probes still hanging from body
By Victoria Taylor: Troopers arrest teen charged with assaulting ex-girlfriend at school
By Chris Klint: Mat-Su troopers face staffing crisis amid calls for help
By Heather Hintze: AWG closing ceremony a swap meet for athletes
By Annie Zak: Shop Talk: Floral studio owner on how staying small helped business flourish
By Suzanne Fonova: Alaska Grown now fourth most liked agricultural program on Facebook

Alaska News March 24, 2018

By Anchorage Daily News: Man stabbed in back trying to break up after-hours fight in South Anchorage parking lot, police say
By Beth Verge: Driver cited; Monday reopening of Glenn Hwy planned
Man feeds moose in Muldoon, courtesy Birdie Collins
By Heather Hintze: Alaskan sets personal record in AWG knuckle hop
By Associated Press: Split court sides with Alaska rafting company in man’s death
By Kortnie Horazdovsky & Richard Mauer: Alaska senate passes spending cap after democrats walk out in protest
By Rebecca Palsha: From closing schools to finding more support to teachers, learn about the 9 school board candidates
By Wesley Early: 49 Voices: Vanessa Duhrsen of Anchorage
Moms Everyday Alaska: 5 simple steps to creating gift baskets that rock

Alaska News March 23, 2018

By Emily Carlson: Mom-to-be goes into labor in Glenn gridlock

By Leroy Polk: Alaska man arrested for attempted murder following crowbar attack
By Leroy Polk: Drug deal turns bad, ends in Anchorage shooting, police say
By Lauren Maxwell: Trial for defendants in David Grunwald case likely to start next year
By Laurel Andrews: New detour opens for Glenn Highway commuters after a day of frustration
By Mary Simton: #Bridgepocalypse Now: The Day the Glenn Stood Still
By Devin Kelly: Post office near downtown Anchorage cuts back hours after finding people spent the night in the lobby
By Kyle Hopkins: ACLU sues Palmer police, calling arrest of immigrant ‘false imprisonment’
By John Tracy: Reality Check: LeDoux, Part Deux
By Annie Zak: Alaska Aerospace schedules first commercial rocket launch

By Yoshina Okamato: Momentum marks 10th anniversary with show celebrating childhood imagination

Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: Groups forming to back candidates, causes
Craig Medred: Shady Business?
Anchorage Festival of Music: Eight Songs for a Mad King
Daybreak Staff: Adopt A Pet
Moms Everyday Alaska Alice Choi, Hip Foodie Mom: Sheet Pan Chicken
By Maya Wilson, Alaska From Scratch: Lemon meringue pie is an old-fashioned but dreamy confection worth making

Alaska News March 22, 2018

By Tim Rockey: Hatcher Pass Road now open
By Zaz Hollander, Bob Hallinen, Laurel Andrews: Traffic backs up for miles at Glenn Highway detour after truck damages overpass
By KTVA Web Staff: Big Lake shooting leads to attempted-murder charge
By Laurel Andrews: 2 injured in East Anchorage fire
By Lauren Maxwell: Family worries about convicted killer getting out on parole
By Chris Klint: Muni, state prosecutors offer ‘solution’ to take on domestic violence
By Steve Quinn: Sen. Costello: Survey results show growing concern over crime
Costello also has a bill to overturn SB 91. It’s a crime bill she co-sponsored but has come under heavy public and legislative scrutiny for perceived loopholes since it passed two years ago.
By Steve Quinn: Military leaders wow lawmakers with technology
By Laurel Andrews: Police: Here’s what counterfeit bills circulating in Anchorage look like
By Liz Thomas: Nearly 500K smoke detectors recalled
By Heather Hintze: Dene hand games a battle of wits at AWG
By Kalinda Kindle: Alaska Mother of the Year: Anna Joy Luckett
By Joe Schierhorn: GUEST COMMENTARY: Dodd-Frank reforms show Washington can work
By Tom Begich: GUEST COMMENTARY: Medicaid not about saving money; it’s about serving people
By Marc Luiken: GUEST COMMENTARY: Time is right for infrastructure investments
By Judy Christie: Authors in April welcomes writer Amor Towles to Shreveport
By Moms Everyday Alaska Family Features: Fiesta citrus salmon

Alaska News March 21, 2018

Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: Should a murderer go free? Help the parole board decide
(Editor’s Note: This is a guest column penned by the granddaughter and great niece of three murder victims in one of Anchorage’s most notorious violent crimes, which occurred in 1985. At the end, the author has a call to action for readers to send letters to the Alaska Parole Board asking that they keep the killer locked up.)
By Laurel Andrews: APD: Man with guns, knife, drugs who ran from traffic stop tackled by officer in school parking lot
By KTVA Web Staff: APD wants man in series of assaults on women
By Chris Klint: Troopers: Drunk North Pole driver fired gun from pickup
By Nathaniel Herz: Groups form with aim to undo elements of Alaska criminal justice overhaul
By Emily Carlson: Brown Jug store faces restrictions for renewed license
By Richard Mauer: Senator proposes a spending cap for the state
By Laurel Andrews: Cannabis for dogs? A look behind the CBD pet treat trend
By Cameron Mackintosh: DOT crews using explosives to reduce avalanche hazard in Hatcher Pass
By Charles Wohlforth: How strangers touching strangers transformed the moment of death
By Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – Juneau: New state Forest Service leader has Alaska experience

Alaska News March 20, 2018

By Lauel Andrews: A floatplane pilot ‘buzzed’ a Wasilla man and hit him in the head. He has permanent brain damage.
By Laurel Andrews: Anchorage police search for suspect in Friday killing
By Leroy Polk:Grandson allegedly murdered his grandfather in Alaska village of Perryville
By Leroy Polk: Man opens fire on home in Alaska village, resident shoots him in the leg
By KTVA Web Staff: Security system catches burglar red-handed
By Chris Klint: 2 men charged with manslaughter in Quinhagak overdose

By Daniella Rivera: AST: Alaska needs a ‘next generation 911 system’
By Zaz Hollander: Avalanche danger closes road to Hatcher Pass, stranding 10
By Daybreak Staff: Safe Families for Children: helping those in crisis
By Jack Carney: 2018 Anchorage mayoral candidates talk crime
By Nathaniel Herz: Juneau judge again tosses former Alaska Board of Fisheries nominee’s felony PFD fraud charges
A Juneau judge has dismissed a second batch of felony Permanent Fund dividend fraud charges against Roland Maw, a former appointee of Gov. Bill Walker’s to the Alaska Board of Fisheries.

State prosecutors said they will seek another indictment against Maw and vowed that the case will ultimately move forward.

By Richard Mauer: House passes resolution against federal marijuana laws
Anchorage Dave & Buster’s welcomes first customer
2018 Propositions: See MOA’s full ballot breakdown
By Dave Goldman and John Thompson: Answering the call: Owens saves 24 dogs from brutal storm on the trail
Congratulations Nadine Price!
By Megan Mazurek: Teacher of the Week: Nadine Price

By Associated Press: 1st commercial launch scheduled at Kodiak spaceport complex
49 Writers, Inc. Ben Henning: Literary Roundup | March 16-22, 2018
49 Writers, Inc.: Andromeda Romano-Lax | Back in Print, Part I: Re-publishing your out-of-print book in digital format, a series
UAA Alumni Howl March, 2018

Alaska News March 19, 2018

By Michelle Theriault Boots: 3 people hospitalized in Anchorage shootings
By Assoicated Press: Child abuse cases increase in Southeast Alaska, expert says
By KTVA Web Staff: 2 tied to multiple vehicle thefts arrested, police say
Nolcini was on condition of release to obey all laws.
By Devin Kelly: Increase in thefts and bad behavior leads Loussac Library to seek security camera upgrade
By Victoria Taylor: ‘A solid Alaskan memory,’ Anchorage family builds colorful igloo
By Nathaniel Herz: New forecast of Alaska oil revenue takes chunk out of state’s deficit
By Michelle Theriault Boots: South Anchorage restaurant destroyed by fire
By Zaz Hollander: A bacteria that can kill wild sheep and goats has never turned up in Alaska — until now
By Charles Wohlforth: How Girdwood twins built a life around skiing and beer
By Richard Mauer: Ask Juneau — Why do we have daylight saving time in Alaska?
Moms Everyday Alaska: Family Features-> Strawberry peanut butter pie

Alaska News March 18, 2018

By Annie Zak: Anchorage police investigating death of man found in car as homicide
By Cbris Klint: Real troopers arrest alleged fake trooper in Houston
By KTVA Web Staff: UAA hosts debate on Anchorage ‘bathroom bill’
By Associated Press: Coast Guard to upgrade Kodiak air fleet with new model
By Kalinda Kindle: Miss Amazing Pageant: Opening doors for opportunity
KTUU: ITC confirms Iditarod winner to receive $50,612
By Victoria Taylor: Musher Magnus Kaltenborn claims Red Lantern award, ending Iditarod XLVI
By Loren Holmes: Watch: From start to finish, fly along the 1,000-mile Iditarod trail
By Nathaniel Herz: Alaskans make new push to kill more sea otters, saying they’re decimating Southeast shellfish
By Sean Maguire: Two Fairbanks buildings have roofs collapse in three days
Matt Goff Sitka Nature: Indian River Valley
Matt Goff Sitka Nature: Invisible Ash

Alaska News March 17, 2018

By Sean Maguire and Victoria Taylor: APD investigates suspicious death in the 8900 block of Dewberry St.

By Leroy Polk: Anchorage man breaks into home of ex he previously assaulted, police say
By Scott Gross: Teen enters plea in fatal Anchorage party-bus shooting
By KTVA Web Staff: Juneau man sought on probation charge
By Rebecca Palsha: Stolen Vote by Mail ballot packages found damaged and wet in the snow
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: City sends replacement ballots to voters who updated voter information just before deadline
By Richard Mauer: New forecast shows state revenues increasing, but still a huge deficit
The forecast is available on the state’s revenue department tax website.
Craig Medred: News fraud
The publisher and owner of Arctic Today – which bills itself as the unrivaled source for “international news and perspective on a changing Arctic” – has been accused of fraud in a complaint filed with the Federal Bankruptcy Court in Anchorage.
By Laurel Andrews: An Iditarod musher was ‘starting to freeze.’ Another helped him instead of finishing the race.
By Annie Zak: Alaska lawmakers, following other states, consider bills to keep net neutrality
By Sean Maguire: Fred Meyer to stop selling firearms
By Leroy Polk: Alaska syphilis cases rise; first months of 2018 as high as entire year of 2017

Alaska News March 16, 2018

By Liz Thomas: Convicted child predator gets 2 years jail time
By Mike Ross: UPDATE: Stolen truck that fled from police found

By Leroy Polk: Prisoners charged in riot, occupation of Fairbanks Correctional Center

By Liz Thomas: Suit: Neurosurgeon snapped pic of patient’s privates
By Erica Martinson: The Interior Department is preparing for a massive overhaul — and Alaska is its model
By Zaz Hollander: Southeast Alaska fishermen illegally caught $35,000 worth of sea cucumbers, troopers say
By Zaz Hollander: What started as a reported kidnapping in Wasilla turned into a very public crash

Bearss Blog: Ghosts of Koyuk are no friend to Kat Keith
David Meismer’s New Book “Jim Daves Alaska Memories” is an Absorbing Tale About a Young Man’s Dreams of Moving to Alaska
C. B. Waide Jr.’s New Book “Alaska: Is It Real?” is the Author’s Riveting Retelling of the Process of Moving to Alaska With His Family
By Lee Jordan: J.F.A. Strong: AK governor, editor, alien, bigamist
Moms Everyday Alaska Dawn Wells: Irish cream soda