Alaska News July 28, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Anchorage Assembly delays vote on homeless resources until Aug. 11; Anchorage woman bakes, delivers bread as a way to stay connected to community; Mennonite volunteers help rebuild homes for McKinley Fire survivors; Ketchikan rolls out blended learning model for the return to school; Program seeks medical professionals for COVID-19 contact tracing; Travel Tuesday: Rediscover downtown Anchorage and more ->

 
 
 
 

KTUU: Missing and murdered indigenous women cold case office to open in Anchorage; UPDATE: Mat-Su schools to require masks this year for grades 3-12 and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: In Haines, a race to harvest fruit before bears do; A big Mendenhall jökulhlaup could happen anytime, but scientists say it’s hard to know how big and more ->
 
 
 
 

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Mertarvik’s Lack Of A Commercial Airport May Have Already Cost Lives; After Moving To New Village, Mertarvik Residents Say They Are Healthier and more ->
 
 
 
 

Alaska Native News: Nikoleavsk Man Taken into Custody During Response to Welfare Check Monday and more ->

 
 
 
 

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks woman hits Law Enforcement Officer with four-wheeler and more ->
 
 
 
 
Our Third Thirds: Male Menace
So, for example, you can use Google maps to get directions that are the fastest, that use the least mileage; but can you get one that shows the “safest” route? Men don’t see it, don’t collect it, don’t care to make that information useful to women. It took women to create Safecity, which crowd-sources personal stories of sexual harassment in public spaces to create a map indicating trends at a local level, mostly in India, but around the world.
 
 
SafeCity
If you have been sexually harassed or abused in public spaces anywhere in the world, please share your story with us on this crowdmap. You can report anonymously in under 2 minutes.
 
 
 
 

Craig Medred: Whale tale
 
 
 
 

Rasmuson Foundation makes awards to nine organizations

Alaska News July 27, 2020

KTUU: Two suspects arrested following a robbery at Jim Creek campground; Assembly to consider ban on conversion therapy for minors; Local artist paints 100 paintings in 100 days and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTOO Public Media: Mayor laments lack of state, federal leadership as Tenakee Springs passes mask mandate; With the unemployment bonus set to expire, Food Bank of Alaska braces for another surge in need and more ->
 
 
 
 

Alaska Native News: USCG Assists Two People, Two Dogs in Kah Sheets Bay; Coast Guard, Good Samaritan Assist Grounded Vessel in Hood Bay and more ->
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Criag Medred: Richest no more

Alaska News July 25, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Video: Brown bear chomps on cyclist’s bike seat along Russian River; Face shields and life insurance policies: How ASD’s teachers are preparing for fall; New bell tower installed at Anchorage cemetery and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTUU: New aviation company links Alaskans to charters and cargo carriers; Anchorage seafood processing plant COVID cases comprised mostly of residents and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTOO Public Media: What does this sign even mean? More ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Earthquake Adds Missing Piece to Puzzle and more ->

 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fire Wire: A different department for a different community and more ->

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Alaska News July 24, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Committee members needed for Community-Police Advisory Board; Evidence hearing gives a look at Wasilla teacher’s statements about sexual abuse allegations; UAA professor develops app to help people stop drinking habits; Inside the Gates: National Defense Authorization Act passed for fiscal year 2021 and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: ASD says it will begin school in the high-risk model; Thursday morning blaze burns five cars at Anchorage car dealership; Positively Alaskan: Palmer senior has endless energy for helping others and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Juneauites wait out clouds for a once-in-a-lifetime glimpse of Neowise comet; Sand Point docks and road damaged by magnitude 7.8 quake and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Laying Over In Bethel From Anchorage? You Could Get Free Lodging, Meals, And Transportation; Bethel 4-H Fall Plans and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: DPS Publishes Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) Interim Report and more->
 
 
 
 
The Arctic Sounder: Who Done It?
 
 
By Mary Catharine Martin, The Arctic Sounder: What climate change means for Alaska’s king salmon
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Heated oversight
Scientists searching for evidence of climate change in Alaska’s Cook Inlet say they’ve found the fingerprints of global warming in the falling numbers of prized Chinook salmon, but admit they chose to ignore the heavy bootprint of an invasive species in local waters.
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing, Must Read Alaska: Atwood Building closing, positive test in building; Had enough, Anchorage? And more ->
 
 
 
 
49 Writers, Inc.: Review: Open the Dark by Marie Tozier
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
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Alaska News July 23, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: New dog grooming business going strong despite COVID-19; Pandemic prompts some student loan holders to consider bankruptcy and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: Damage found in Sand Point after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake Tuesday night along the Alaska Peninsula; Governor requires masks for people in state facilities; Anchorage mayor returns to additional restrictions with new emergency order; Historic Russian Orthodox church in Alaska to be renovated; Meet The Creator: @Takebreaks_ from Instagram and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Meet Juneau’s all-female team of first responders; Gardentalk – How to reuse your kitchen food waste as nutrients for your garden and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Some Lower Yukon Villages Lock Down To Protect Each Other From Coronavirus and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks Sobering Center employee arrested for allegedly threatening coworkers; ‘Workers are not properly trained’: hotel unions voice concerns for workplace safety; FNSB School District releases learning options for Fall and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Arctic Sounder: Unusual behavior of two rivers shaped life in Alaska and more ->
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Locals only
 
 
 
 
By Casea Peterson, Only In Your State Alaska: Take These 6 Roads In Alaska For An Unforgettable Scenic Drive
 
 
By Carey Seward, Only In Your State Alaska: 10 Little Known Swimming Spots In Alaska That Will Make Your Summer Awesome
 
 
 
 

Alaska News July 22, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Anchorage considers requiring dogs to be leashed; Man reported missing arrested on warrants based on prior kidnapping, abuse charges; Spanx company grants $5K to Ketchikan boutique and more ->

 
 
 
 

KTUU: One Alaska: Many Voices premieres Wednesday; Local teen recognized on a national level; Trio of Longtime Dentists Fired From SCF over alleged Fraud and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Police across Southeast Alaska are defining and using force differently; Task force looks to expand courts that offer treatment instead of prison time; A tsunami warning that sent coastal Alaskans to higher ground has been cancelled and more ->

 
 
 
 

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Emmonak Still On Lockdown Over Positive Coronavirus Case; New LKSD Superintendent Reflects On District’s Successes As She Looks Toward School Reopening and more ->
 
 
 
 

Alaska Native News: Fairbanks Troopers Recover Stolen Vehicle, Handgun after 13-Year-Old Detained; 7.8 Magnitude Quake South of Chignik Prompts Widespread Tsunami Warning; Anchorage Man Charged in Drain Cover/Construction Vandalism; Crew Member Aboard F/V Rubicon Medevaced from Kupreonof Strait; House Passes FY 2021 National Defense Authorization Act; Congressman Don Young Fights for the U.S. Coast Guard and more ->
 
 
 
 

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks man arrested after Troopers find drugs, cash in apartment; Corps to release review of Alaska mine project this week and more ->
 
 
 
 

Craig Medred: Resilience
 
 
 
 
By Bill Sherwonit, Mountain Journal: Opinion: The Lie—And Shame—Of ‘Wildlife Management’ In Alaska
 
 
 
 
By Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic: How sub-Arctic seas are influencing the Arctic Ocean and what it’s telling us about climate change
 
 
 
 
By Casea Peterson, Only In Your State Alaska: 14 Stunning Photos That Will Remind You Why Alaska Is The Best State
 
 
By Courtney, Only In Your State Alaska: 15 Little Known Beaches In Alaska That Are Ideal For A Summer Outing

Alaska News July 21, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: What to do if you ordered from a business closed due to COVID-19; Man last seen walking into woods to collect mushrooms near Talkeetna reported missing; Travel Tuesday: Rediscover downtown Anchorage and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTUU: A Young Killer’s Second Chance He shot and killed a mother and daughter when he was three months shy of his sixteenth birthday. Four years later, he’s a free man.; Man with history of international ATM skimming caught in Alaska; DOT has spent thousands on fixing vandalized storm drains and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Juneau Assembly passes emergency mask mandate, effective immediately; Infants strut their maklaks online as Northwest Alaska’s baby pageant goes virtual; Alaska hospitality association asks Dunleavy for mandates instead of recommendations and more ->

 
 
 
 

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Walmart to close its stores on Thanksgiving Day and more ->
 
 
 
 

Politics Brian P. D. Hannon, Associated Press: Alaska city relocates Russian colonist statue to museum
 
 
 
 

By Michael S. Lockett, Juneau Empire: Lesser-heard voices from the past sing loud for Alaska art awards Juneau artists cleaned up in the prestigious competition
 
 
 
 

Red Lake Nation News: Presidential Task Force on Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives Announces Virtual Consultations
 
 
 
 
Fireside Books presents Shelf Awareness for Readers for Tuesday, July 21, 2020
 
 
 
 

By Erin Kirkland: “Go North” This Summer With a Camper or RV

 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Escape To A Campground In Alaska With Panoramic Mountain Views
 
 

By Carey Seward, Only In Your State Alaska: There’s Nothing Better Than Alaska’s Natural Lazy River On A Summer’s Day

Alaska News July 20, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: APD searches for missing woman last seen Sunday; Pending new Ravn CEO says flights will resume and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTUU: Driver goes through barricades and crashes his car into hole and more ->
 
 
 
 

Alaska Native News: Reported Palmer Driver Arrested after Impacting Knik Bridge Guardrail; Division of Employment and Training Services launches AlaskaJobs, a new comprehensive employment system and more ->
 
 
 
 

Craig Medred: Bounty Bay
 
 
 
 

By Casea Peterson, Only In Your State Alaska: These 8 Road Trips In Alaska Will Take You Places You’ll Never Forget

Alaska News July 19, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Inside the Gates: JBER’s change of command continues; New UAA certificate program offers fast track into workforce and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: Sunday is the deadline for voters to register to vote or update their registration for the 2020 Primary Election; Fish Creek is officially open for dipnetting; Fully Vested; police suit up for duty and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTOO Public Media: After eight-hour rescue, Ketchikan Humane Society volunteers save seven kittens; Haines woman accused of a string of arsons while on hallucinogenic mushrooms and more ->
 
 
 
 

Alaska Native News: Arctic Ocean Changes Driven by Sub-Arctic Seas
 
 
 
 

By Mary Kauffman, SitNews: New Lawsuit Argues That Alaska Officials May Not Mail Absentee Ballot Applications Only to Older Voters
 
 
 
 

By David James, ADN: New book of essays pays tribute to ‘Alaska’s public historian,’ Terrence Cole
 
 
 
 

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