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Alaska News September 10, 2018

By Leroy Polk: Man enters Jewel Lake gas station, threatens employee with gun, APD says
By Alex DeMarban: Shooting of bear highlights ‘infestation’ in Cordova after poor salmon returns
By Laurel Andrews: ‘Real nonsense’: Why are Alaska marijuana buyers obsessed with high potency?
By Michelle Therriault Boots: Bean’s Cafe helped him find meaning in the darkest chapter of his life. Now he’s a star volunteer there.
By Associated Press: Ordinance banning intentionally feeding eagles moves forward
The ordinance would also prohibit allowing others to feed those birds on one’s property. It calls for fines of up to $500.
By Victoria Taylor: Rescue mission: Man traveling country with adopted dogs makes stop in Alaska
Asher said he chooses not to dwell on the troubled past some rescue animals have. “A dog doesn’t have a story it obsesses about. No matter what the dog has been through, they don’t think about it anymore. Dogs are all about the present moment. And that’s what people need to do not only with their own life but also with their dog when they rescue a dog.”
By Kieran Mulvaney, The Washington Post: How global warming has changed what it’s like to travel to the North Pole
By Scott Gross: Ambitious curriculum divides ASD, teachers
By Charles Wohlforth: Here’s why Anchorage schoolchildren don’t get enough time for recess or lunch
By Megan Russell: Authors John Green And Hank Green Just Scored A Podcasting Deal With WNYC Studios John Green is the author of bestsellers like The Fault in Our Stars and Looking For Alaska. Hank Green is also an author having written the …
By Multimedia Journalist Shawn Wilson: First Friday exhibit helps artist who experienced homelessness

Alaska News September 09, 2018

By Alex DeMarban: Multiagency search underway in Kotzebue for missing girl
Update – Unfounded: Attempted kidnapping investigation; Abbott Loop area; Kasuun Elementary
By Chris Klint: APD: Man tried to abduct girl near Kasuun Elementary
By Chris Klint: Seward Highway landslide cleared south of Anchorage
By KTUU Staff: Beloved former Channel 2 anchor, reporter Jason Moore passes away 
By Liz Raines: State insurance director recognized nationally
By Erica Martinson: Advancing farm bill stirs worries that Alaskans could lose food stamps benefits
By Alex DeMarban: Man unearths massive mammoth tusk in Northwest Alaska
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By Casea Peterson: 10 Reasons Why Alaska Is The BEST State
By Carey Seward: The Enormous Cheeseburger That’s Nearly As Big As Alaska
By Catherine Armstrong: The Scenic Byway In Alaska You Have To Travel At Least Once
By Carey Seward: Visit These 10 Weird Museums In Alaska For A Fascinating Trip
By Carey Seward: 14 Neighborhood Restaurants In Alaska With Food So Good You’ll Be Back For Seconds
By Courtney: The Jaw-Dropping Mountain Pass In Alaska That’s Unlike Any Other In The World
By Courtney: 15 Incredible Hikes Under 5 Miles Everyone In Alaska Should Take
By Carey Seward: There’s A Hike In Alaska That Leads You Straight To An Abandoned WWII Fort
By Carey Seward: This Stunning Coffee Shop In Alaska Is A Work Of Art
By Carey Seward: This Yurt Cottage In Alaska’s Wilderness Is Downright Dreamy

Alaska News September 08, 2018

By KTUU Staff: Death of JBER soldier under investigation
By Daniella Rivera: Surveillance video shows former JBER soldier’s assault on airman
By Blake Essig: Parents ‘outraged’ at APD response to man who entered daycare, acted erratically in playground
By Shannon Ballard: Preschool prowler leaves doubts about APD response time
By Zaz Hollander: His name was on snares that illegally caught 2 bears. He says they were stolen from him.
By Devin Fry: North Pole football head coach put on administrative leave amid investigation
By Heather Hintze: After 6 miscarriages, Palmer couple starts support group
By Jennifer Summers: Grants awarded to Knik Tribe, Eyak Village
By Rebecca Palsha: From orchard to press, watch the process of cider making with Double Shovel Cider Co.
By Sharon Cohen, The Associated Press: #NotInvisible: Why are Native American women vanishing?
By Chris Klint: Raising Cane’s set to open in Anchorage this year
By Rhonda McBride: Frontiers Preview: Owner still hopeful as PenAir prepares for sale
This week, KTVA’s Frontiers program will take an in-depth look at PenAir’s financial struggles. Watch “Alaska Aviation: Turbulent Times” on KTVA Channel 11 at 4:30 and 10:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 9.
By Sydney Brownstone: How naked Burt Reynolds ended up in a Native art gallery in Seattle
Alaska Highway News: Fateful tweet brings Fort St. John author’s debut novel to bookshelves

Alaska News September 07, 2018

By Devin Kelly: Anchorage’s Town Square Park to host free outdoor screening of ‘The Lion King’
By Daniella Rivera: Hit-and-run suspect pleads guilty in child porn case

Thursday, as part of a plea agreement he struck with the Office of Special Prosecutions, Cockburn pleaded guilty to a single charge of possessing child pornography.

The plea deal involves a involves a sentence of eight years with four suspended, leaving four years of active time to serve, and three years of supervised probation. He will also be required to register as a sex offender for 15 years.
By Zaz Hollander: Sentencing not likely until next year for first teen convicted in Valley murder
By Leroy Polk: Juneau man stole a hatchet from Sportsman’s Warehouse, allegedly swung it at employees trying to stop him
By Scott Gross: Police, school officials ask parents to watch out for ‘Keyboard Courage’
“There is a syndrome that we call ‘keyboard courage,'” Whitt said. “It’s where individuals sit behind a keyboard and believe they have a protection of anonymity. Everything has a path and we can usually find where it came from. If you wouldn’t say it in person you probably shouldn’t say it on the internet. If it’s also not a picture your parents or grandparents would put on the refrigerator you shouldn’t post it online.”

If your child is on an app like Instagram or Snapchat, make sure you are added as a friend or follower,” Whitt said. “If you’re not, get rid of the device. Also, if you don’t know your child’s password or passcode, get rid of the device. If the child won’t share the password or passcode, get rid of the device. As long as you’re the parent and they live under your roof, you have to understand you are in control. Having a device and access to social media isn’t a right, it’s a privilege.”

By Heather Hintze: New year, new school for Chugiak’s school resource officer
By Derek Minemyer: Victim of burglary says SB91 is the problem; Anchorage District Attorney says it’s more complicated
By Angela Krenzien: No shortcut to sobriety, says Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer
By Associated Press: Kenai Peninsula Borough opposes city’s annexation plans
By Alex DeMarban: State reroutes Dalton Highway to protect motorists from migrating ‘blob’
By Leroy Polk: WATCH LIVE: Ballot Measure 1 hearings kick off in Juneau
By Victoria Taylor: Barge delivers historic fuel shipment to Alaska’s North Slope
By The Associated Press: Iditarod gains new sponsor after others leave
By Annie Zak: Open & Shut: A new Goodwill and kombucha taproom are on the way
By Devin Kelly: Moose’s Tooth owners plan ‘food hall’ in former La Mex building in Spenard
By Julia O’Malley: How Alaska Eats: Freeze late summer-green super pesto, make a proper Alaska berry pudding (and other food news)
By Loren Holmes: South Anchorage apple orchard opens to the public one day a year
By Megan Mazurek: Mic Check in the Morning: Harry Moore
By Josh Niva: Alaska-raised DJ Astronomar returns with wunderkind Wax Motif

Alaska News September 06, 2018

By Chris Klint: Alaska-based F-22s intercept Russian bombers off Aleutians
By Chris Klint: Man arrested minutes after Midtown bank robbery
By Leroy Polk & Jill Burke: UPDATE: School threat made by former West High student, principal says
By Leroy Polk: Homer man charged with shipping modified guns, alleged ties to ‘dark web’ sites
By Chris Klint: Woman charged with DUI in wreck that injured a child
By Associated Press: Sitka man gets 45 years in shooting death of girlfriend
He apologized to Clayton’s family in court, saying he “cannot begin to know the pain and suffering which I have caused.”

Yerkes will be eligible to apply for discretionary parole after serving 15 years in prison.
By Chris Klint: Charges: Driver visited 3 bars before deadly Wasilla crash
By Richard Mauer: Judge to rule on free-speech case of political signs in Alaska
By Leroy Polk: Wanted dead, not alive: errant bass caught in Anchorage’s Sand Lake
By Jack Carney: AST: Fentanyl deaths quadruple; seizures of meth skyrocket in 2017
By Tegan Hanlon: For the second year in a row, more than half of Alaska students fail to meet grade-level standards
By Devin Kelly: Citing absentee ballot concerns, petitioners call for recount in close Kenai Peninsula primary
By Laurel Andrews: Alaska sees another month of climbing marijuana tax revenue
By Megan Mazurek: Celebrate sobriety during September Recovery Month
Rasmuson Foundation: ‘It was heaven.’ 2018 Grantmakers Tour is a wrap. It’s our favorite way of sharing Alaska.
By Daniel Kirby: WATCH: Grizzly bear races car down road in South Anchorage
By Jackie P”urcell: Otters frolic in Ship Creek

Alaska News September 05, 2018

By Leroy Polk: UPDATE: Brush fire extinguished in Fairview after spreading to camp, AFD says
By Patrick Enslow: Dimond HS football back to the field, ending suspension for misconduct report
By Derek Minemyer: Good Samaritans first responders to Monday’s fatal collision on Parks Highway
To Sergeant Joel Miner with Alaska State Troopers, It’s people like Hartman and Phillips who give victims in serious accidents a chance to survive.

“At times, we drive as fast as we safely can to get there to help,” said Miner. “Ultimately, it is the good Samaritans who are the ones actually saving lives.”
By Zaz Hollander: ‘Just working so hard’: Witness describes rush to help victims of Parks Highway crash
By Chris Klint: Utqiagvik man charged with stabbing girlfriend
By Devin Kelly: Owners of assisted living home where worker was murdered convicted of Medicaid fraud
By Daniella Rivera: Soldier awaiting sentencing in assault case faces civil suit
By Associated Press: Fairbanks police see high identification rate with Facebook
By Liz Raines: State certifies primary election amid voter fraud concerns
By Blake Essig: Alyeska to cut 10 percent of pipeline workforce, eliminating jobs
By Annie Zak, Tegan Hanlon: Under pressure to withdraw, Begich reaffirms plan to stay in Alaska governor’s race
By Jack Carney: Veterans voice frustration over Veterans Wall of Honor being moved
By Leroy Polk: VIDEO: Sen. Murkowski pays tribute to Sen. John McCain in floor speech
By Bill Walker: Reproductive rights of Alaska women won’t change under a Walker-Mallott administration
Stading Strong: Homer cop loses fight with kidney cancer
By Beth Verge: Chugiak horse owner praises community effort after mud rescue
By Megan Mazurek: Mic Check in the Morning: Cello-bration!

Alaska News September 04, 2018

By Daniel Kirby: UPDATE: Victims identified in Parks Highway fatal crash
By Anchorage Daily News: 4 dead, 1 critically injured in multivehicle collision on the Parks Highway
By Chris Klint: 1 dead in single-vehicle Parks Highway crash
By Leory Polk: Shooting investigation in downtown Anchorage Tuesday morning
By Kyle Hopkins: 911 dispatcher: I was raped and Nome police colleagues ignored the case
By Patrick Enslow: Anchorage shooter wins silver in South Korea
By Michelle Therriault Boots: After spending days aground in Sitka, a sea lion returns to the water – with help from humans
By Associated Press: Tiny Alaska village experiences boom in polar bear tourism
Couple tie the knot at the Alaska State Fair – Golden Wheel Amusement employees Robert Kunayak and Charlotte Analoak were married by the Venetian carousel at the Alaska State Fair.
The Blake Essig Blanket Toss On the final day of the Alaska State Fair, Blake Essig conquers his fear of being thrown into the air inside of a blanket with the help of Eskimo Ninja Warrior Nick Hanson.
By Beth Verge: After weeks of battling Lower 48 blazes, Alaskan wildland firefighting crews return home
By Megan Mazurek: Harvesting Alaska: Eat Alaska Challenge Blog, Week 1
By Laurel Downing Bill: Story Time w/ Aunt Phil: Alaska’s first serial killer
One Alaska Update Gov. Walker September 04, 2018

Alaska News September 03, 2018

By Kari Bustamante: APD asking for help in locating shooting suspect
By Ariane Aramburo: Tipsy Tow at your service this Labor Day
By Associated Press: Alaska governor signs bill allowing cities to ban cellphones
By John Thompson: Rep. Pruitt honors Bartlett’s Bobby Hill for 20 years of service
By Liz Raines: Anchorage falls short of national graduation rate
By Zaz Hollander: The public seems to love the new Alaska State Troopers look. Some retired troopers don’t.
By Devin Kelly: City of Anchorage buys property directly opposite main homeless shelter
By Rachel D’Oro Associated Press: Facebook adds Inupiaq as language option
By Ned Rozell: Arctic ground squirrels go to hibernate early, and that’s part of why they’re supercool
By Bill Roth: VIDEO: ‘Racin’ bacon’ at the Alaska State Fair

Alaska News September 02, 2018

By Chris Klint: Gun found in Southeast Alaska leads to human remains
By Michelle Therriault Boots: He withdrew from his friends and neighbors. When he died in his Fairbanks house, no one noticed – for years.
By Associated Press: Men arrested after ankle monitors place them at crime scene
By Victoria Taylor: UPDATE: Sea lion roaming Sitka streets now staying in wooded area
By Laurel Andrews: Sea lion wanders inland and Sitka officials try to usher it back to water
By Sean Maguire: 40 percent drop in 911 calls to Bean’s Cafe and Brother Francis Shelter
By Dave Leval: Red Cross: Prepare now for Alaska disasters
Rhonda Boling Children’s Book Giving 70% to Charity Makes Top 10Author Rhonda Bolling to Travel from Alaska to Columbus, Ohio for the Red-Carpet Author Academy Awards in October for Final Judging and …

Alaska News September 01, 2018

By Chris Klint: Wrong-way chase, crash close Glenn Highway outbound near Birchwood
By Chris Klint: State offers new look at felony sex offenses
By Chris Klint: Man kept in custody after Alaska Airlines sex assault
By Tegan Hanlon, BethBragg: 3 Dimond High football coaches fired and students disciplined in the wake of misconduct allegations
By Dave Goldman: Dimond High football set to return – without its head coach
By Jill Burke: Dimond Football Head Coach Bernardo Otero out; Derek Brewer returns to lead Lynx football
By Lauren Maxwell: KTVA reporter named Alaska Broadcaster of the Year
By Melinda Bolton: Tudor Librarian wins national civics award
Shawn Wilson: Kevin Zagyva Mat-Su educator teaches a lesson of courage
By Dave Leval: ESPN honors Service High special education program
By Lauren Maxwell: Alaskan artist leaves indelible legacy on local schools
Patrick Enslow: The House that Huffer Built: Grandson carries on Chugiak football tradition Tom Huffer Sr. has been a constant for the Chugiak football program for nearly 50 years, and now it’s something he can share with his grandchildren.
By Sean Maguire: New Mountain View clinic opens doors
By Steve Quinn: Alaska Supreme Court rules on Sheldon estate dispute
The Nome Static, Transmission 648: September 2018
By Clark Fair: Carol Swartz, longtime director at Kachemak Bay Campus, to retire
Saturday Market September 1, 2018
By Rebecca Palsha: Before summer leaves, Alaska has one final gift: berries
By Angela Krenzien: Woolly mammoth tusk found in Denali
By Jackie Purcell: State Fair—a weather forecast and goat-milking session!