Alaska News May 14, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Unique payout Alaskans get from oil wealth could be at risk; AFD: Discarded smoking materials likely caused condo fire near Taku Lake; National Police Week observed differently due to coronavirus pandemic; Anglers wait for first king salmon to arrive in Ship Creek and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTUU: Alaska Army National Guard deploys to Poland; Moose cow attacks woman and dog in Eagle River; It’s official, ERHS students debut new Wolf Den Drive signs for the road leading to their school; Show us your face mask fashion and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTOO Public Media: Juneau man sues over the state’s plan to spend $1.5 billion in CARES Act funds; Summer camp directors prepare to welcome Alaska’s campers during the pandemic and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Four Girls Allege School Principal Abused Them. They’re Suing LKSD For Inaction.; BPD Found Body Of Man Missing For Three Weeks; Coffee@KYUK, May 13: Spring Comes With Easing Restrictions In Some Villages and more ->
 
 
 
 

Alaska Native News: Anchorage Felon Fights with Arresting Officers at Spenard Hotel; APD Investigates Shooting at Mountain View Holiday Gas Station and more ->
 
 
 
 

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fort Wainwright soldiers awarded purple hearts for injuries from Iran missile attack; Don’t touch your eyes! Pollen allergy season is back in the Alaskan interior; Garage, Yard Sales to continue, but be respectful, says Mayor Matherly and more ->
 
 
 
 

The Arctic Sounder: Kivalina whalers bring home beluga bounty and more ->
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Masks and guns
 
 
 
 
49 Writers Blog: Writing the Distance: Kaylene Johnson-Sullivan
 
 
 
 
By Carey Seward, Only In Your State Alaska: We Checked Out The 13 Most Terrifying Places In Alaska And They’re Horrifying

Alaska News May 13, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Alaska reports 35 active cases of COVID-19, no new diagnoses; Study ranks Alaska top state for rise in multigenerational housing; Travel Tuesday: How to plan the perfect virtual family getaway and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: Municipality begins abatement of well-known downtown homeless camp; Blood Bank of Alaska looking for donors who have recovered from COVID-19; Record pollen count, Alaskans facing an itchy allergy season; Repairs on Knik Goose Bay Road will begin Friday and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: How Alaska Native corps are helping Alaska Native communities cope with the pandemic; Alaska could be empty of tourists this summer. For residents, there’s an upside and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: KYUK Wins National AP Award, Two Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards; Bethel City Council Considers Extending City’s COVID-19 Emergency Powers, Rejects Rewriting Cab Laws; Acting Police Chief To Stay Until Bethel Finds Replacement and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Two Arrested One Taken to Hospital after 5th Avenue Assaul and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks woman attempts to shoot ex-boyfriend in AST parking lot; Maintenance team plays important role in F-35 mission at Eielson; Fairbanks students celebrate completion of BRIDGE and Project Search programs and more ->
 
 
 
 
By University of Alberta, Phys Org: Alaskan rainforests are a global lichen hotspot, new study shows
 
 
 
 
49 Writers Blog: Writing the Distance: Shauna Potocky
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Jackpot! Road to Recovery for Lance & Family
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing, Editor, Must Read Alaska: Drive-up comedy show shut down by police due to noise and more ->
 
 
 
 
AK on the GO: Eagle River Nature Center Offers Self-Guided Opportunities This Summer

Alaska News May 12, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Turning Iowa corn into hand sanitizer for Alaska’s North Slope; Teens behind Quarantine Academy encourage Alaskans to connect; Alaska Airlines launching new services to Western Alaska, Aleutian Islands; Anchorage pottery studio sees business boom with mosaic art kits and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTUU: Look out for JBER flyover salute of COVID-19 responders this week; Harbor seal pup rescued near Haines faces long road to recovery and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: LKSD Said It Was Blindsided By Principal’s Arrest. Except He’d Been Investigated Twice Before. More ->
 
 
 
 

Alaska Native News: Homer Man Charged with Multiple Funny River Burglaries Following Accident and Subsequent Investigation Sunday; New Resource for Alaska’s Health Care Providers and Frontline Responders; Lawmakers Approve Transferring Federal COVID-19 Funds to Alaskans, Small Businesses and more ->
 
 
 
 

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Dr. Eastman of Homeland Security to tour Alaska; Red and Green bus lines open with no fares for passengers; Eielson flyover salutes Fairbanks community and more ->
 
 
 
 
Anchorage Daily News: Libby Roderick, ‘How Could Anyone’
 
 
 
 
Committee on Indian Affairs: Udall, Murkowski Announce Senate Passage of Resolution Honoring Native Women Resolution celebrates achievements in civil rights, business, law, medicine, science, language revitalization, and more
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: COVID hits kings
 
 
 
 
Alaska Run for Women: We are going virtual!
 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only in Your State Alaska: Alaska’s Frostbite Foods Is Delivering Juicy Burgers Right To Your Front Door

Alaska News May 11, 2020

KTUU: ‘Hello Central’ — Nome Mayor James ‘Richard’ Beneville passes away at age 75; WATCH: Anchorage teen gets support parade before heading to Seattle for cancer treatment; The sun won’t set on Utqiaġvik until August and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Paycheck Protection Program puts employees at Mat-Su lodge back to work; Frontiers: Talkeetna businesses hope for Alaska travelers and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTOO Public Media: The stress-relieving, storytelling art of yuraq is now available virtually; The pandemic is making it especially difficult to recruit teachers to rural Alaska schools; ‘Unserviced’ communities: Why some Western Alaska villages lack basic sanitation infrastructure and more ->
 
 
 
 

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Quinhagak Extends Travel Restrictions To June; Fish Buying Will Proceed In Emmonak With No Contact and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Suzanne Downing, Editor, Must Read Alaska: Death by COVID — or not?
 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Not Many Know The Story Of The World War II Battle That Took Place On Alaskan Soil
If you’re interested in learning more about this, the Prince William Sound Museum in Whittier, Alaska has more exhibits about it. They are located in the Anchor Inn Hotel at Department 102, 743 Whittier St., Whittier, AK 99693. You can visit their website here for more information.

There was even a shipwreck during the battle. You can read This Shipwreck Just Discovered In Alaska Was From The Only World War II Battle In North America to learn more about it!
 
 
 
 
49 Writers Blog: Writing the Distance: Sharry Miller

Alaska News May 10, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Alaska reports less than 50 active cases of COVID-19; ‘We didn’t have a choice’: Alaska’s businesses move to manufacture PPE; Southbound Glenn Highway bridge replacement begins; Senior center car parade spreads cheer to residents and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: One person dies in Northeast Anchorage vehicle collision early Sunday; Chinese sister city of Anchorage donates thousands of masks, surgical gowns to muni; The covid-19 impact on local musicians and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTOO Public Media: ‘Half-melted boots and buckets’: Juneau campers fight wildfire until help arrives and more ->

 
 
 
 

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: VE Day celebrated in Fairbanks with help of Russian Embassy; Historic Fairbanks bar reopens cautiously under new mandate; Denali Center hosts parade in honor of Mothers Day and more ->
 
 
 
 

The Arctic Sounder: Red handprints and a call for answers; Utqiagvik sees strong start to spring whaling; OPINION: Saluting mothers and motherers everywhere and more ->
 
 
 
 

By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Welcome The Changing Of The Seasons On The Eklutna Lakeside Trail In Alaska
 
 
 
 

Craig Medred: The Big Empty

Alaska News May 09, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: FBI unveils new evidence in serial killer Israel Keyes case, to air on ’48 Hours’; Wasilla man arrested for sex abuse of minor, violating protective order; Fred Meyer adds social distancing officer to help protect shoppers and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: Providence Hospital welcomes back all procedures; More guidelines on opening to come, Gov. says in press conference; Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz discusses municipality’s plan as state moves into next phase of reopening; Wasilla medical lending closet stays open and busy during COVID-19; School bus driver and nurse takes meals to families who can’t leave the house and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Trident Closes False Pass Seafoods for Summer; We Have been Grounded; Birds have Not and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Former Alaska Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott dies at age 77; Unified Command encourages families to create a circle of support; The Quarantine Kitchen Episode 6: Loaded Baked Potato Soup and more ->
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Vacant and broke
 
 
 
 
Congressman Don Young: COVID-19 Update
 
 
 
 
By Courtney, Only In Your State Alaska: 15 Incredible Hikes Under 5 Miles Everyone In Alaska Should Take

Alaska News May 08, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Wasilla woman arrested for sex abuse of a minor may have more victims; Providence Chief MO comments on 2nd phase of reopening economy; Social distancing parade for 10-year-old who completed 88 days of chemotherapy; Wasilla’s Black Birch Books closing its doors and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: City of Cordova confirms first positive case of COVID-19 via a seasonal worker; Watch the Channel 2 special, Parenting During a Pandemic, here; NOAA hosts “hunkered down” whale drawing and naming contest; Avalanche video of Crow Creek Road and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Smaller vessels are exempt from the federal no sail order, but is Alaska ready for a small ship cruise season?; Thousands of summer workers are headed to Alaska from Outside, where infection rates are higher; Gardentalk – How to create your own COVID-19 victory garden and more ->
 
 
 
 
kyuK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Virus Doesn’t Stop Yup’ik Dancing; Slideshow: Kuskokwim River Breakup In Bethel and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Troopers Prepared to Serve Bristol Bay Communities and Fisheries and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: What do coronavirus testing statistics mean?; Clean Up Day commences, over one thousand people volunteer; Waste improperly disposed of in Salcha, DEC investigating and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Casea Peterson, Only In Your State Alaska: 16 Ways Living In Alaska Ruins You For Life
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing, Must Read Alaska: Robert M. Burnett, March 8, 1929-May 6, 2020
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Down and out

Alaska News May 07, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Inside the Gates: Moose Walk displays Alaska’s military readiness amid pandemic; Dunleavy: Bars, gyms, theaters can reopen under 2nd phase of economic plan this week; Anchorage mayor responds to possible delays in distribution of CARES Act funds; King Tech plant sale canceled to the public; Sale at Hiland Mountain Correctional will go on and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: State’s second phase of reopening Alaska to begin Friday; Following hours of public testimony, Mat-Su Borough School District Board postpones decision on rescinding removal of books from curriculum and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: No one on state ferries — passengers or crew — required to wear masks; The bears are back in town: Juneauites urged to keep garbage bear-proof until pickup day and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Bethel Wrestler Wins Alaska Sports Hall of Fame ‘Pride of Youth Award’ and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Man in Mountain View Arrested on Robbery, Assault Charges after Taking Long Boards from Two Juveniles; Positive case of COVID-19 confirmed in Cordova; State of Alaska continues to work with communities and industries to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: One new case of COVID-19 reported in one Alaska community; one new death; Fairbanks man charged with sexually abusing minor in summer of 2019; UAF athletics adds additional policy to help protect against sexual misconduct and more ->
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: The cubicle class
 
 
 
 
By Carey Seward, Only In Your State Alaska: Here Are The Oldest Photos Ever Taken In Alaska And They’re Incredible

Alaska News May 06, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Anchorage firefighters put out brush fire near 3rd and Ingra; Lawmaker says full Legislature needs to reconvene to distribute CARES Act funds; Muni playgrounds in Anchorage reopen; Alaska State Fair announces 2020 scholarship winners and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: Alaskans step up for Make-A-Wish kid who’s dream was to visit the state; Four easy steps to help prevent your glasses from fogging up while wearing a mask; For self-employed Alaskans, state says relief is coming soon; As more families hit the trails, an Anchorage mom gives guidance and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: What Alaskans learned from ‘the mother of all pandemics’; A Chilkat mask leaves a lasting impression of how ‘we took care of each other’ during the pandemic; A Chilkat mask leaves a lasting impression of how ‘we took care of each other’ during the pandemic; U.S. Census workers are back to going door-to-door in Alaska and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Alaska Logistics Plans To Retrieve Unmanned Barge Floating Down Kuskokwim River and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Sex Offender Sentenced for Violating Terms of Supervised Release; Leo Hanna Arrested After Being Involved in a Hit and Run Collision; Beaver invasion on the Baldwin Peninsula and more ->
 
 
 
 

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Birch Hill Cemetery grave sites damaged by both vandalism and erosion; May 5th day of awareness remembers missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls; Teacher Appreciation Week encourages Fairbanks community to reach out to educators and more ->
 
 
 
 

By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Thousands Of Whistling Varied Thrush Are A Welcome Sound Of Spring Here In Alaska
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only in Your State Alaska: This Breathtaking Hike In Alaska Will Take You Straight To An Abandoned Mine
 
 

Suzanne Downing, Must Read Alaska: Costco heading off a run on meat by rationing to 3 items and more ->
FYI Not happening in Alaska yet.
Fresh meat purchases are temporarily limited to a total of 3 items per member among the beef, pork and poultry products.

Kroger, owner of Fred Meyer, is implementing a similar measures at some of its stores across the country, although it has not announced which stores will have rationed meats.

Alaska News May 05, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Kincaid black bear confrontation caught on camera: A case study in human-bear encounters; Momma O’s closes after being open for almost 40 years; Pandemic presents unique challenges and opportunities for homeless service providers; Eagle River mom recovers from COVID-19 and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Maui or the milk run? For a retiring Alaska Airlines pilot, the choice was always obvious.; Please don’t touch the Canadians: ‘Self-contained’ Alaska travelers can transit through Canada; Anchorage Daily News wins Pulitzer Prize for rural justice investigation and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: ‘We Dodged A Bullet,’ Says NWS Hydrologist As Ice Moves, Dropping Kuskokwim Flood Risk; Calista Annual Meeting Goes Virtual; Bethel City Council To Discuss Police Chief Salary And Homelessness During COVID-19 Pandemic and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Coast Guard Medevacs Man 170 Miles off Cold Bay; False Distress Calls put Alaskan, Other Lives at Risk; Troopers Investigate Slaughter of Breeding Cow in Delta Junction; eo Hanna Arrested After Being Involved in a Hit and Run Collision and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Troopers enforce speed limits in construction zones, 31 traffic stops in two-hour window; Fairbanks non-profits receive financial help in fighting homelessness and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Alaska’s Most Refreshing Hike Will Lead You Straight To A Beautiful Swimming Hole
 
 
 
 
The Goshen News, MELODIE DAVIS: Go on an adventure with these books
 
 
 
 
By Rebecca Ponton, Forbes: How Women Pioneered Alaska’s Oil And Gas Industry
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: We were warned

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