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Alaska News July 01, 2018

By Annie Zak: Body found on mudflats near South Anchorage park
Police are investigating and asking anyone who might have any information to call police dispatch at 311.
 
 
 
 
By Mary Simton: 1 dead in South Fairbanks shooting
 
 
 
 
By Jennifer Summers: Wasilla bag ban starts Sunday
 
 
 
 
By Kyle Hopkins: The story of one Anchorage car theft — as told by both the victim and the thief
 
 
 
 
By Annie Zak: North Pole man dead after being shot by Alaska State Troopers
 
 
 
 
By Beth Bragg: A month before he died, a beloved Anchorage bartender met his daughter
 
 
 
 
By Bob Hallinen: 2018 Arctic Thunder air show takes flight
 
 
 
 
By Annie Zak: Hundreds gather in Anchorage to protest family separations at US-Mexico border
 
 
 
 
By Beth Bragg: 28 mushers enter 2019 Iditarod, the smallest first-day signup this century
 
 
 
 
By Dave Goldman: Iditarod drug test creator says his departure is bittersweet but holds no grudge

Alaska News June 30, 2018

By Michelle Theriault Boots: For many in Anchorage, getting a stolen car back means cleaning up a grotesque mess left behind
 
 
 
 
By Makayla Clark: Governor signs sexual assault bill
 
 
 
 
By Sean Maguire: Special Needs Day opens up Arctic Thunder to everyone
 
 
 
 
By Lauren Maxwell: Hillside Hikers and Bikers honor founding member with bench on the Coastal Trail
 
 
 
 
By Heather Hintze: Purple Heart veteran given free home
 
 
 
 
37th Annual Alaska Scottish Highland Games
 
 
 
 
By Megan Mazurek: Mic Check in the Morning: The Fire
 
 
 
 
Rsmusson Foundation: New Annual Letter to Alaska
 
 
 
 
By Tracy Sinclare: A long row to hoe: Growing Rhodiola in Alaska
 
 
 
 
End of June Saturday Market: Summer Market Hours & Location Every Saturday May 12- October 13, 9 am-2 pm Subway/ Cellular One Sports Center (corner of Old Seward and O’Malley)

Alaska News June 29, 2018

By Chris Klint: Fairbanks man’s body found in Chena River search
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Homeless camp copper burning leads to S. Anchorage fire
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: Alaska hospital patient allegedly stabbed nurse in the throat with ballpoint pen
 
 
 
 
By Kalinda Kindle: A mother’s ashes are stolen after a storage unit gets ransacked
 
 
 
 
By Kyle Hopkins: How counterfeit cash, SB 91 & stolen guns fit into the Anchorage car theft epidemic: A Q&A with detectives
 
 
 
 
By Steve Quinn: Troopers now posting monthly drug seizure data
 
 
 
 
By Victoria Taylor: Digital dashboard gives view of drug seizures across Alaska
ANCHORAGE (KTUU) – The Alaska State Troopers have released a new tool to give the public a closer look at the statewide drug enforcement unit. Troopers say they hope the new digital dashboard connects with communities across the state and encourages Alaskans to start having conversations.
 
 
 
 
By Liz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media: Tara Sweeney confirmed as assistant Interior secretary for Indian Affairs
 
 
 
 
By Seung Min Kim, The Washington Post: Focus on coming Supreme Court nomination turns to Murkowski, Collins
 
 
 
 
By Lauren Maxwell: Abandoned house in Airport Heights will be demolished
 
 
 
 
By The Associated Press: Budget woes force city of Nenana to close its library
 
 
 
 
By Alex DeMarban: New tug and crew dents oil tanker, prompting reviews as Edison Chouest takes reins in Prince William Sound
 
 
 
 
By Makayla Clark: ANSEP uses drones to teach kids about 3D modeling
 
 
 
 
Lofty Minded in Alaska: Hometown Pride Parade Follow-up
 
 
 
 
By Amy Carney: Alaska State Libraries, Archives & Museums to Close for Independence Day Holiday
 
 
 
 
Steam Laundry
Boreal Books/Red Hen Press, 2012
Steam Laundry is a novel in poems available from Boreal Books, an imprint of Red Hen Press. It tells the story of Sarah Ellen Gibson, who arrived in Fairbanks in the gold rush of 1903. With her two children, she followed her husband to Dawson City, Yukon Territory in 1898. As their relationship faltered and her business opportunities dried up, she fled to Fairbanks with hopes of opening her own hotel. The book weaves persona, with poems in the voices of many characters, lyric poems, and historical photographs and documents to trace her path. Steam Laundry was the 2017-2018 Alaska Reads selection

Alaska News June 28, 2018

By Laurel Andrews: Troopers: Missing plane with Salcha couple on board found, with no survivors
 
 
 
 
By Michelle Theriault Boots: Wasilla man who fled state on last day of child sex abuse trial apprehended in Washington
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: Anchorage police hunt for two men wanted in burglary case
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Family of woman killed in Petersburg van crash sues city
 
 
 
 
Community supports man injured in Puerto Rico robbery
 
 
 
 
By Devin Kelly: Alaska cities, facing housing crunch, encourage backyard cottages and apartment additions
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Residents say Bethel is quieter after liquor store closure
 
 
 
 
By Bill Roth: Air Force Thunderbirds arrive for this weekend’s Arctic Thunder Open House
 
 
 
 
INTERVIEW: Beth flies with the Thunderbirds Ariane Aramburo and Kari Bustamante interview Channel 2 reporter Beth Verge, who flew with the Air Force Thunderbirds Wednesday afternoon.
 
 
 
 
8th Annual Halibut Cove Live is coming up In its 8th year running, Halibut Cove Live boasts live entertainment and gourmet food all benefiting the Homer Foundation
 
 
 
 
By Beth Bragg: Anchorage trapshooter wins Junior Olympic gold medal
 
 
 
 
By Rebecca Palsha: ‘I can be my own man, I can be whoever I want’–Camp Iron Sights works with teens with difficult backgrounds
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: ‘Never forgotten:’ Alaska’s sole Toys ‘R’ Us shutters its doors
 
 
 
 
By Megan Mazurek: Recycle your old electronics this weekend
 
 
 
 
By Megan Mazurek: Amazon encourages Alaskans to sell on its site
 
 
 
 
By Rebecca Palsha: ‘If Portland can stay weird why can’t Spenard stay funky?’–people in Spenard bid on iconic neon palm tree
 
 
 
 
By Ravenna Koenig, Alaska’s Energy Desk – Fairbanks: Girls on Ice: an all-female science immersion course on top of a glacier
 
 
 
 
The Anchorage Dads Group, a chapter of The City Dads Group, will be working with Early Emergent Readers.
 
 
 
 
14 Mile Farm: The beauty of handspun: Rose Quartz on Stones That Heal

Alaska News June 27, 2018

By Daniella Rivera: Suspect released in hit-and-run arrested in child porn case
 
 
 
 
By Rebecca Palsha: Arctic Roadrunner owner passes away in Anchorage
 
 
 
 
By Emily Carlson: Meet the heroic dog who saved an injured and deaf hiker
 
 
 
 
By Erica Martinson: Murkowski ‘disturbed’ by Justice Department attack on coverage of pre-existing conditions
 
 
 
 
By Jack Carney: UPDATE: Anchorage Assembly rejects additional marijuana tax proposal
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: Dead seabirds are being found washed ashore in Alaska; here’s why
Residents finding large dead seabirds in those areas, or really any areas, are encouraged by scientists to contact U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s dead seabird hotline at (866) 527-3358.
 
 
 
 
Farm bill impacts on Alaska
 
 
 
 
By Kalinda Kindle: WHO considers compulsive video gaming as mental health disorder
 
 
 
 
By Scott Gross: Back on Track helps 141 students earn diplomas
 
 
 
 
By Beth Bragg: What started as a homework assignment turns Anchorage hoops star Mario Chalmers into an author
 
 
 
 
By Heather Hintze: Mat-Su Veterans’ Wall of Honor moving to Wasilla
 
 
 
 
Rasmusson Foundation: Our summer intern: Looking at solutions, not problems
 
 
 
 
By Shannon Ballard: West Anchorage needs a new assembly member; here’s who wants the job
 
 
 
 
By Victoria Taylor: RoadTrippin’: Redoubt Bay Lodge off the beaten path for cars, but not bears
 
 
 
 
By Paul Gottlieb: Team Sail Like A Girl wins Race to Alaska
 
 
 
 
By Chalres Wohlforth: How a bronze of a Homer peacemaker finally found a cosmic home
 
 
 
 
Anchorage Daily News Photos: Best of June, 2018
 
 
 
 
Moms Everyday Alaska Family Features: Hawaiian ham skewers

Alaska News June 26, 2018

By Mary Simton: Super Cub with 2 on board missing south of Fairbanks
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Boater mauled by brown bear during Copper River trip
 
 
 
 
By Daniella Rivera: ‘He is a danger’: Hit-and-run victim outraged suspect released
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: North Pole man found guilty after FBI finds hundreds of child porn images on hard drive
 
 
 
 
By Richard Maurer: Anchorage business criticized for its immigration contract
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Gov. Walker signs background checks bill into law
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Alaska regulations ban mandatory tip sharing
 
 
 
 
By Liz Raines: Hillside neighbors say airport construction is costing them sleep
 
 
 
 
By Beth Verge: ‘Everything but my wedding ring’: Wife of shooting victim holding sale to help cover medical costs
 
 
 
 
By Joe Vigil: AK Regional Hospital attacks addiction problem with new service
The end of July is the target start time. Staff expects the service to covered by Medicaid, Medicare and most insurance plans. There will be a self-pay option for those without insurance, and financial counselors will work with people on an individual basis. There is no set number of beds at this time.
 
 
 
 
By Erica Martinson: Under rule change, Alaska Native corporations could once again get high-dollar government contracts
 
 
 
 
By Annie Zak: Gov. Walker rejects lawmakers’ request to issue executive order on net neutrality
 
 
 
 
By Sean Maguire: Third annual Alaska Hempfest seeks to educate about cannabis
 
 
 
 
By Michelle Theriault Boots: Man holding gun during ‘Incredibles 2’ prompts Anchorage police to evacuate theater
 
 
 
 
Black bear family munches on freshly-cut lawn
 
 
 
 
By Cameron Mackintosh, Eric Sowl: Wiseman, Alaska, an arctic village steeped in history
 
 
 
 
Amid the ruins of the Kennecott mine, a quiet new look at Alaska’s past By Tom Kizzia:
 
 
 
 
By Cassie Schirm: Get Out and go hike Little O’Malley Peak
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Downing Bill: Story Time with Aunt Phil: St. Michael

Alaska News June 25, 2018

By Michelle Theriault Boots: Climber in critical condition after 100-foot fall in remote Southwest Alaska mountains
 
 
 
 
By Victoria Taylor & Sean Maguire: UPDATE: Crash causes temporary road closure on Seward Highway
 
 
 
 
By Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press: Defense secretary stops in Alaska on his way to Asia
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Group works to get sales tax increase on October ballot
 
 
 
 
By Devin Kelly: Condos on top of shops: A Dimond Boulevard plan signals a new kind of Anchorage growth
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: Paradise Inn’s iconic palm tree sign is up for auction
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Jonny Lang, Lindsey Stirling join Alaska State Fair concerts
 
 
 
 
By KTVA Web Staff: How Sweet it is; The Buzz about Alaska’s Honey Bees
 
 
 
 
Presented by First National Bank Alaska: Constructing success with the Drake family
 
 
 
 
A Taste of Alaska: Chocolate Donuts and National Days

Alaska News June 24, 2018

By Laurel Andrews: Fairbanks man dies in Palmer skydiving accident
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: State asks utilities to pass tax cut savings to customers
 
 
 
 
By Mitch Borden KDLG: ‘This isn’t how I’m dying’: Teenager recounts bear attack in Naknek boatyard
 
 
 
 
By Beth Bragg: Born without a leg, nothing slows down this Chugiak teenager
 
 
 
 
By Beth Bragg: Racing in front of his wife and kids for the first time, Kiplagat beats his brother for his 4th Mayor’s Marathon title
 
 
 
 
By Sean Maguire: Anchorage High School reunion sees alumni meet from classes 1944 – 1963
 
 
 
 
By Diane Kaplan: Remembering Daisy Demientieff: A treasure of cultural knowledge
 
 
 
 
By Mark Thiessen: Alaska city honors Guardsmen killed in crash after ’64 quake
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: A KWHL of a tale: Bob Lester leaves Anchorage radio
Mountain View community celebrates World Refugee day
 
 
 
 
By Victoria Taylor: Muldoon Farmer’s Market gets new location
 
 
 
 
By Julia O’Malley: How Alaska Eats: Make the historic Alaska cocktail (and other local food notes)
 
 
 
 
Moms Everyday Alaska KTUU: How miscarriages affect men
 
 
 
 
Anchorage women help give gift of hygiene

Alaska News June 23, 2018

By Liz Thomas: Former corrections officer sentenced in child porn case
 
 
 
 
By Annie Zak: Anchorage police, other agencies made dozens of arrests in joint operation this week
 
 
 
 
By Derek Minemyer: Crime prevention forum brings Anchorage locals and officials to talk about solutions
 
 
 
 
By Erica Martinson: Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan says no to Trump’s proposed ‘Space Force’
 
 
 
 
By Richard Mauer: Advocates praise Obamacare’s preexisting condition rule
 
 
 
 
By Annie Zak: Alaska-based Coast Guard cutter detains Chinese-flagged vessel for suspected illegal fishing
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Ship with reported norovirus outbreak stops in Alaska
 
 
 
 
By Bob Hallinen: Is anything better than ski jumping under the midnight sun?
 
 
 
 
By Scott Gross: New fishing app gives anglers the info they want on the go
 
 
 
 
Class teaches bear safety techniques
 
 
 
 
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: After 3 ‘trash bears’ are shot dead in Eagle River, what can a homeowner do?
 
 
 
 
By Megan Mazurek: Mic Check in the Morning: Eli-Mac

Alaska News June 22, 2018

By Chris Klint: Man badly hurt after being thrown from stolen SUV
 
 
 
 
By Annie Zak: Two Anchorage bike shops burglarized in two days
 
 
 
 
By Matt Tunseth Alaska Star: ‘I’ll never forget him’: Alaskan husky rescues injured hiker crossing frigid Eagle River along Crow Pass Trail
 
 
 
 
By Daniel Kirby & Leroy Polk: New drug charges filed, warrant issued for former Anchorage attorney after missed bail hearing
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Former lawmaker Fansler sentenced on harassment count
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: State ferry struck by whale near Kodiak
 
 
 
 
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: Man missing after raft flips in Katmai National Par
The Park Service has not released the man’s name, but says he had extensive experience rafting Alaskan rivers. The man was not wearing a life jacket when the raft flipped.
 
 
 
 
By Daniella Rivera: Third trial in Grunwald murder case scheduled for March
 
 
 
 
By Richard Mauer: Here’s what’s happening at culture camp: building two kayaks
 
 
 
 
By Donna Freedman: Tundra creator back with second feature-length film, ‘Sudsy Slim Rides Again’
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
By Jeff Lowenfels: This Alaska gardening writer kills forget-me-nots whenever he can – and thinks you should too
 
 
 
 
Will Alaska unions lose power?
 
 
 
 
By Megan Mazurek: Medical professionals to learn Nuka Care System
 
 
 
 
RoadTrippin’: A visit to the Arctic Interagency Visitors Center