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Alaska News May 15, 2018

By Anchorage Daily News: Worker dies in accident at Mat-Su landfill
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: Man involved in Grunwald murder case sentenced for federal drug charge
 
 
 
 
By Heather Hintze: Murder trial begins more than a year after Grunwald’s death
 
 
 
 
By Zoe Grueskin: Nome Citizens Seek Reform, Citing ‘Deficiencies in Public Safety’ for Alaska Natives
 
 
 
 
By ADN Wire Services: Passenger strips naked on Alaska Airlines flight into Anchorage
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: Pilot’s body recovered from crash site on Whittier mountainside
 
 
 
 
By Michelle Theriault Boots: Kotlik residents rushed to confront man with knife threatening school
 
 
 
 
By Sean Maguire: State set to hire 5 new prosecutors to combat high crime rates
 
 
 
 
By Steve Quinn: Grenn’s ethics bill setting new standards for next year
 
 
 
 
By Daybreak Staff: 3rd annual Ride AWAIC for awareness of domestic violence
 
 
 
 
By Alex DeMarban: Fund managers urge companies to stay away from ANWR
 
 
 
 
By Laine Welch: Here’s how Alaska fishery managers expect this salmon season to play out
 
 
 
 
By Scott Gross: Unique downtown condo project aims to break the mold
 
 
 
 
By James Gaddis: Teacher of the Week: Sandra Ehlers
 
 
 
 
By Lauren Maxwell: East High grads ready to celebrate their 50th reunion
 
 
 
 
Pioneer Home residents get world-record-breaking performance
 
 
 
 
By Scott Gross: http://www.ktva.com/story/38189473/free-spirit-bear-cub-puts-on-a-show
 
 
 
 
Black Bear Sow Runs off Big Brown Bear!
 
 
 
 
Moms Everyday Alaska 719woman.com: Crispy Napoleon with berries

Alaska News May 14, 2018

By Michelle Theriault Boots: Pilot killed in plane crash near Whittier
 
 
 
 
By Daniella Rivera: 1 tased, 4 arrested in bar break at Brown Bag
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: It’s the season of newborn moose in Anchorage. Here’s your annual reminder to steer clear.
 
 
 
 
By Sean Maguire: Private businesses could soon give preference to hiring Alaska veterans
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Directors say proposals could complicate affordable day care
 
 
 
 
By Liz Raines: Alaska lawmakers ban workplace smoking statewide
 
 
 
 
By Sean Maguire: Bears test bear-resistant containers at the Alaska Zoo
 
 
 
 
By Howie Gordon: Is there really a perfect wedding proposal?
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing Accepting Apology from Christopher Constant, assemblyman, potty-mouth wordsmith
 
 
 
 
One Alaska Update: Keeping up with Governor Bill Walker 5/14/2018

Alaska News May 13, 2018

By Chris Klint: Portage Glacier search in progress for overdue plane
 
 
 
 
By Kalinda Kindle: Teen arrested in stabbing that left two injured in Kotlik
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Valve shut off leads to salmon deaths at Sitka hatchery
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Susitna River floods Alaska Railroad tracks near Talkeetna
 
 
 
 
By Nathaniel Herz: Alaska lawmakers pass budget, head home for the summer
 
 
 
 
By Nathaniel Herz: Do you smoke? Work for an oil company? Care about crime? Alaska lawmakers just passed bills that could affect you
 
 
 
 
By Annie Zak: ‘They’re not alone in this’: Hundreds in Anchorage walk for suicide awareness
 
 
 
 
By Annie Zak: Open & Shut: New Anchorage Korean barbecue restaurant, plus an art gallery

Alaska News May 12, 2018

By Mike Ross: Woman rescued from mud as tide rushed in
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: UPDATE: Ex-Arizona lawmaker guilty of killing Alaska man, held without bail
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: Charges detail how family allegedly hid Anchorage homicide suspects during manhunt
 
 
 
 
By CNN News: F-22s intercept Russian bombers off the coast of Alaska
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: 2 kids found safe in stolen South Anchorage vehicle
 
 
By Sean Maguire & Jack Carney: UPDATE: Mother of kids abducted during car theft speaks out
“She doesn’t blame the father because she said that this incident could happen to anyone. While she can’t forgive the criminal for his crime she’s glad he had the sense to leave her children alone and unharmed. Brown now asks that the unidentified man turn himself in.”
 
 
 
 
By Devin Kelly: Alaska’s only psychiatric emergency room is overflowing. It’s a sign of a system breaking down.
 
 
 
 
Tsunami warning issued by mistake, state says
 
 
 
 
Kenai Peninsula Clarion: What’s Happening
 
 
 
 
By Beth Bragg: The bride wore a blue-and-gold Bartlett shirt and tie-dyed pants. So did the groom.
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: First large wildfire of the summer burns in Interior Alaska
 
 
 
 
By Devin Kelly: Abandoned Anchorage legislative offices will be bought by local redevelopment authority
 
 
 
 
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: Digital hunting, fishing, trapping licenses passed by Legislature
 
 
 
 
By Rasmuson Foundation: Foundation names 2018 Individual Artist Award recipients
 
 
2018 Individual Artist Award Recipients List
 
 
 
 
By KTVA Staff: Watch all “Timelapse: Seven Stories for Seven Decades” Arctic Entries talks
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: Tyson Elementary School students send packages to war-torn Jordan
 
 
 
 
By Kari Bustamante: Alaskan Familly Goes Viral with Easter Rendition of “Meant to Be”
 
 
 
 
Yeti Dogs: Alaska Bites: Local hot dog voted best in online contest
 
 
 
 
Get Out: Flattop Trail
 
 
 
 
By Daybreak Staff: Mic Check in the Morning: Azazus
 
 
 
 
Moms Everyday Alaska: Pam Tauscher – Benefits of music therapy

Alaska News May 11, 2018

By Zaz Hollander: Poldine Carlo, noted Alaska Athabascan elder, dies at 97
 
 
 
 
By Zaz Hollander: Man who cut his hand during Anchorage pawnshop robbery arrested, officials say
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Anchorage surgeon in photo suit settles spinal malpractice claim
 
 
 
 
By Steve Quinn: Pretrial revisions bill advances in Legislature
 
 
 
 
By Laurten Maxwell: Woman seeks Campbell Creek pet ban near refuge
 
 
 
 
By Nathaniel Herz: How a fight between bar owners, brewers and distillers sank a widely supported overhaul of Alaska’s alcohol laws
 
 
 
 
By Richard Mauer: Legislature heads toward close of session with both chambers passing a flurry of bills
 
 
 
 
By Steve Quinn: Senate committee offers alternative to ‘Bree’s Law’ bill
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: New report describes fatal avalanche near Whittier
 
 
 
 
By Cameron Mackintosh: New Mat-Su coffee stand sells CBD-infused drinks
 
 
 
 
Thank you Austin Duffus!
By Joe Vigil: Anchorage boy, 8, donates hair to help kids with cancer
 
 
 
 
Thank you Amy Uptgraft!
By Tegan Hanlon: With her husband deployed in Afghanistan, this woman is opening a play in Anchorage to give voice to military spouses
 
 
 
 
By Beth Bragg: Pitch-perfect Dimond High girls try to keep their soccer streak low-key
 
 
 
 
By Loren Holmes: Discover Alaska’s songbirds with Mr. Whitekeys
 
 
 
 
By Ben Guarino, The Washington Post: We’re fishing exactly the wrong fish, scientists warn
 
 
 
 
By lsturtz: National Park Tourism in Alaska Creates $1.3 Billion in Economic Ben
 
 
 
 
By Tim Bradner: The Legislature’s historic decision
 
 
 
 
By John Tracy: Reality Check: Alaska profits from nonprofits
 
 
 
 
Moms Everyday Alaska Texas AgriLife Extension: Chipotle chicken taco salad

Alaska News May 10, 2018

By Anchorage Daily News: Former Alaska attorney general Avrum Gross dies at 82
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: Brown bear cub rescued after sow illegally killed near Nome
 
 
 
 
By Mary Simton: Benson Blvd reopened following 2 vehicle crash
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: JBER soldier takes plea deal in August assault on airman
 
 
 
 
By Liz Thomas: 5 charged for harboring Mt. View murder suspects
 
 
 
 
By Lauren Maxwell: Anchorage Fire Department bans burning
 
 
 
 
By Becky Bohrer: Hacker gained access to state election server on election day 2016
 
 
 
 
By Steve Quinn: Veteran lawmaker Guttenberg announces retirement
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: Over 7 feet of snow delays road-clearing crews, pushing Denali Highway reopening to June 1
 
 
 
 
Congratulations Tara Sweeney!
By Erica Martinson: Alaska nominee pressed to straighten up federal agency in turmoil
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: ‘Molly of Denali’: PBS kids show will have an Alaska Native lead character

WGBH Boston is producing the series, alongside creative producer Princess Daazhraii Johnson, who is Neets’aii Gwich’in and a resident of Fairbanks.

The series “showcases values paramount to all Alaskan Native cultures. These values will be woven into each storyline and provide important learning moments,” Johnson said in the release.

“I’m especially excited that Alaska Native children will get to see themselves in Molly, who’s such an inspiring role model for all kids. The project’s Alaska Native advisers worked hard to ensure that our children will get to see our beautiful cultures in a respectful light,” Johnson said.

Adeline Peter Raboff, Dewey Kk’ołeyo Hoffman, Luke Titus and Rochelle Adams are listed as an Alaska Native working group for the show; Adeline Peter Raboff, Lance X’unei Twitchell, Lorraine David and Marie Meade are language advisers. Nell Duke is an informational text adviser.
 
 
 
 
By Derek Minemyer: Anchorage Assembly votes to keep non-profit exemptions for 911 calls
 
 
 
 
By Liz Raines: Providers go without pay in Alaska Medicaid logjam
 
 
 
 
National Nurses Week 2018
 
 
 
 
By Sidney Sullivan: MAP: See where students have graduated across Alaska
 
 
 
 
By Richard Mauer: The Knik Arm Crossing: a zombie or viable project?
 
 
 
 
Presented by The Children’s Clinic: Make mom’s morning with homemade baked oatmeal for breakfast

Alaska News May 09, 2018

By Chris Klint: Kodiak man killed in Bering Sea fishing accident
 
 
 
 
y Multimedia journalist Shawn Wilson: Murder victim David Grunwald recognized with graduating class
 
 
 
 
By Scott Gross: Local business owner camps out every night to protect his investment
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Docs: Anchorage rape suspect met victim at his Dave & Buster’s job
 
 
 
 
By Liz Thomas: Wasilla man secretly recorded kids in bathroom
 
 
 
 
By Megan Mazurek: Teacher of the Week: Marissa Brennan
 
 
 
 
By Charles Wohlforth: They do physical therapy for much less money. The catch? Cash only.
 
 
 
 
By Nathaniel Herz: Alaska Legislature passes bill changing the way the Permanent Fund is managed
 
 
 
 
By Alex DeMarban: ‘Bachelor herds’ of walrus gather near Port Heiden, where they haven’t been seen in decades
 
 
 
 
By Jackie Purcell: Flying Squirrel CAM. They only come out at night!
 
 
 
 
Rasmuson Foundation News: Attention Alaskans: Rasmuson Foundation’s new online grant application system is active and ready, Take a tour: Our Distinguished Artists gallery launches and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Miriam Rafferty: AUTHORS MAKING HOUSE CALLS: SAN DIEGAN HOSTS LAUNCH EVENT JUNE 10 FOR NOVEL NETWORK, FIRST NATIONAL REGISTRY TO CONNECT BOOK CLUBS WITH VISITING AUTHORS
Or book clubs may arrange a Skype visit with authors who live out of the area. Novel Network boasts an impressive list of authors from Boston to Alaska, with the majority based in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle. “And we’re just getting started,” says McBeth. McBeth says she’s not …
 
 
 
 
Moms Everyday Alaska Alison Bickel: Greek chickpea salad

Alaska News May 08, 2018

By Laurel Andrews: Anchorage homicide suspects appear in court after 3-week manhunt
 
 
 
 
By Zaz Hollander: St. Michael woman charged in ‘contract’ sexual assault of man
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: Alaska man’s death was ‘purposefully staged’ to look like suicide, investigators say
 
 
 
 
By Matt Tunseth Alaska Star: Woman accused of stealing $157,000 from Eagle River hockey association
 
 
 
 
By Beth Verge: Paralyzed Anchorage man shot during Puerto Rico armed robbery makes promising progress
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Walmart to add policy aimed at curbing opioid abuse
 
 
 
 
By Bob Hallinen: Sandhill cranes eat and dance on farm fields near Palmer
 
 
 
 
By Liz Thomas: Gov’t watchdog releases report on Division of Public Assistance
 
 
 
 
By Scott Gross: Tempers flare as school district turns page on calendar year
 
 
 
 
By Rhonda McBride: Former UAA Atwood Journalism Chair launches TV Show
 
 
 
 
By Megan Mazurek: Teacher of the Week: Marissa Brennan
 
 
 
 
By Scott Gross: Tempers flare as school district turns page on calendar year
 
 
 
 
News provided by U.S. Small Business Administration: Grant Opportunity to Host Alaska Women’s Business Center Now Available From SBA
 
 
 
 
By Nathaniel Herz: New Alaska House proposal would cut off craft brewery customers at two drinks
 
 
 
 
By Sidney Sullivan: Walmart opens at previous southside Sam’s Club location
 
 
 
 
Moms Everyday Alaska KTUU: How to help children adjust to a blended family

Alaska News May 07, 2018

By Bill Roth: Photos: Paratroopers returning from Afghanistan reunite with family at JBER
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Army recognizes kid-on-kid sex assault cases at Alaska bases

By Justin Pritchard and Reese Dunklin: Military seeks to limit Congress on fixing child sex assault
 
 
 
 
By Michelle Theriault Boots: Arson suspect arrested after fire destroys Cantwell lodge
 
 
 
 
By Sean Maguire: 2 suspects in court face 20 years behind bars for Friday morning’s carjacking
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Working inmates to live at Kenai cannery for end of sentence
 
 
 
 
By Laine Welch: Study: Of 204 U.S. fishermen who died falling overboard, none wore a flotation device
 
 
 
 
By Victoria Taylor: Bike for Women raises awareness for gynecologic cancer
 
 
 
 
Congratulations Lyndea Kelleher!
By Michelle Theriault Boots: This UAA grad sought college success out of state, but found it back home
 
 
 
 
By Kalinda Kindle: 1,200 Students earn degrees during spring commencement ceremony at UAA
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Diversity shines in U of Alaska Fairbanks graduating class
 
 
 
 
By Patrick Enslow: No team, no track, no problem for Galena’s Jacob Moos.
 
 
 
 
By Shady Grove Oliver, The Arctic Sounder: Utqiagvik votes to tax marijuana
 
 
 
 
By Annie Zak: Anchorage version of Seattle’s Pike Place Market? That’s one idea for this spot downtown
 
 
 
 
By Daniella Rivera: Tourism industry calls on lawmakers to fund marketing
 
 
 
 
Moms Everyday Alaska Alison Bickel: Oatmeal chocolate chip peanut butter bars

Alaska News May 06, 2018

By Annie Zak: Police investigate shooting in Anchorage’s Centennial Park
 
 
 
 
By Kalinda Kindle: Conference shines light on sex trafficking in Alaska
 
 
 
 
By Alex DeMarban: Bill that supporters say will lower prescription drug costs poised to clear Alaska Legislature
 
 
 
 By Associated Press: Juneau utility officials recommend rate hikes
 
 
 
 
By Alex DeMarban: Report says Alaska most profitable region for ConocoPhillips, by far
 
 
 
 
By Loren Holmes: This is what Alaska’s largest motorcycle gathering looks like
 
 
 
 
By Victoria Taylor: Bike shop prepares kids for bike to school day
 
 
 
 
By Rhonda McBride: Hobo Jim receives honorary doctorate from UAF
 
 
 
 
By Beth Bragg: If he can avoid flat tires, this Alaskan might make it as a professional triathlete
 
 
 
 
By Daybreak Staff: Mic Check in the Morning: The Jerry Wessling Band
 
 
 
 
Moms Everyday KTUU: Baby cues help parents teach vocabulary