By Jack Carney: Fred Meyer second large Alaska retailer to change gun-buying age to 21
“It’s not the classification of a weapon if it’s not guns or ammunition, it’s going to be a baseball bat, it’s going to be a knife,” Doughman said.
By KTVA Web Staff: Alleged Fred Meyer shooters fled the state: Docs
The sentence for first-degree attempted murder is between five and 99 years.
By Nathaniel Herz: Legal defenders for Alaska’s poor say they may have to start refusing cases
By Associated Press: Alaska lawmaker takes training after policy vetting pledge
By Associated Press: Homer officials consider opening Spit to marijuana sales
By Associated Press: New high tallied for Alaska marijuana tax collections
By Richard Mauer: New legislators planning to dig in as session reaches halfway mark
By Victoria Taylor: Girl Scouts sell cookies, learn life lessons
By Jeff Lowenfels: Here are the plants you need to start now for them to be ready for summer
By Heather Hintze: Massive Alaska Native ivory collection up for auction
By Nancy Clark: Alaskan Authors
There are a wide variety of authors, both local and not, coming to the Anchorage Public Library before summer arrives.
Animals are a frequent subject of children’s books, including those by Alaskan authors Tricia Brown (Groucho’s Eyebrows), Elizabeth O’Connell (Apun the Arctic Fox), and Barbara and Ethan Atwater (How Raven Got His Crooked Nose: An Alaskan Dena’ina Fable). Brown will be doing a presentation called “Sled Dogs and Other Amazing Animals” for those critter-lovers in the crowd.
For teens, we have Brendan Kiely, author of the best-selling novel All American Boys. This story about two young men, one black and one white, follows their journey as they navigate the fallout of extreme police brutality and the media storm that results from it.
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By Zaz Hollander: 3 dead in Anchorage townhouse fire
By Laurel Andrews: 10 men face federal gun charges related to Anchorage car thefts
By Nathaniel Herz: Young wants guns for teachers; Murkowski says “no easy answers” on school shootings
JUNEAU — U.S. Rep. Don Young said Thursday that he supports arming teachers, while Sen. Lisa Murkowski urged patience and cooperation in response to the nation’s latest school shooting.
Young, R-Alaska, in a sharp exchange with one of his Democratic challengers at a Juneau conference of municipal officials, said guns aren’t the problem. Instead, he pointed to mental illness and people’s exposure to “violence beyond anyone’s imagination” in video games.
“Up until 40 years ago, kids brought to school every day: guns. They didn’t shoot anybody. Something’s happened,” he said. “It is easy to blame an object — why don’t we look at the mental concept and the family structure?”
By Chris Klint: Teen detained in alleged threat against Ninilchik School
By Jeff Lowenfels: How to de-ice your walkways without killing your yard
By Michelle Theriault Boots: Professionals wage war on head lice – and stigma – in Anchorage
By Lauren Maxwell: Friends of Pets offers free spay, neuter coupons at AACC
Moms Everyday Alaska Family Features: Blueberry key lime cheesecake bars
By Leroy Polk: Man found guilty of hijacking truck from Costco parking lot, crashing it into a tree
By Laurel Andrews: Anchorage man charged with manslaughter, marijuana-related DUI for August crash
After the crash, Turkette stayed on the scene and provided blood samples, Oistad said Wednesday. Charges were filed against Turkette on Tuesday, online records show. He was arrested on Wednesday.
By Liz Thomas: Craigslist ad leads to online predator’s capture
A Wasilla man was sentenced to 10 years in prison with five years suspended after being convicted of a single count of online enticement of a minor.
Dennis Armstrong, 38, was also ordered to serve five years of supervised felony probation, as well as register as a sex offender for 15 years.
By Daniella Rivera: APD notes repeat offenders as car thefts rise
By Nathaniel Herz: Can long-acting contraceptives fix some of Alaska’s most vexing social problems? A state lawmaker wants to find out.
Kelly, who’s up for re-election this year, is a small-government social conservative who in the past has resisted the idea of expanding access to birth control.
But he’s also long recognized the scope and cost of Alaska’s problems with alcohol abuse, particularly among pregnant women. He described his legislation, Senate Bill 198, as a narrow effort focused on an “extreme population” that can’t control drug or alcohol addiction.
“It’s not just handing it out,” Kelly said in an interview. “If it was broad-based I wouldn’t support it. This is targeted, trying to fix a very specific thing.”
He added: “This can act as part of a treatment program. It can actually prevent fetal alcohol syndrome babies. And it will provide you some data, as well.”
By Laurel Andrews: Alaska updates vaccine guidelines as mumps outbreak swells with over 200 cases
Congratulations Tiffany Zulkosky!
By Steve Quinn: Walker selects former Bethel mayor for Fansler seat
Gov. Bill Walker on Thursday has appointed former Bethel Mayor Tiffany Zulkosky to replace House Rep. Zach Fansler, who stepped down earlier this month amid allegations of sexual assault.
By Richard Mauer & Leroy Polk: UPDATE: Senate republicans confirm Shower for District E
By Liz Raines: Berkowitz defends ML&P bid process
4th Annual Last Frontier Pond Hockey Classic set for March 9-11