Alaska News July 26, 2018

By Daniella Rivera: Serial rapist arrested with rope in Anchorage woman’s back yard
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: Alaska village teen missing for weeks, last seen ‘highly intoxicated,’ authorities say
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: VIDEO: Anchorage man fights police, tased multiple times in takedown, arrest caught on camera
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Black bear killed after Eagle River garage break-in
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Muni, marijuana shop lock horns over locked dumpster
 
 
 
 
By Daniel Kirby: Mat-Su Borough taken offline by “computer virus”
 
 
 
 
By Daniel Kirby: Fairbanks North Star Borough impacted by ransomware attack on third-party billing agency
 
 
 
 
By Beth Verge: APD unveils new door tag system to help eliminate caller unknowns
 
 
 
 
By Jack Carney: More fish scraps left on the Kenai beaches means more seagull waste
 
 
 
 
By Richared Mauer: Voting in Alaska will change in 2020 — how different will it be?
 
 
 
 
By Erica Martinson: Murkowski a hard ‘no’ on Trump’s $12 billion farm tariff bailout plan
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Marijuana business signs lease to open store in Bethel
 
 
 
 
By Devin Kelly: Should Anchorage get a new official seal? An assemblyman and the mayor say it’s time

Have an idea for a new municipal seal for Anchorage that better represents the city’s history and culture? Tell us about it or send a photo of your suggestion to newstips@adn.com.
 
 
 
 
By Elwood Brehmer, Alaska Journal of Commerce: State set to christen first of two long-awaited new Alaska-class ferries
 
 
 
 
By Derek Minemyer: Airbnb benefits Alaska, one local host says, but is it worth the risk?
 
 
 
 
By Annie Zak: The recession will likely be over for Anchorage by early 2019, AEDC predicts
 
 
 
 
By Scott Gross: New contracts not likely for ASD’s new school year
 
 
 
 
By Daybreak Staff: The Gap Program gives free school supplies for children
 
 
 
 
By Jackie Purcell: Only in Alaska: Lost luggage returned to mountaintop passenger by helicopter
 
 
 
 
By Megan Mazurek: Learn to use all salmon parts from head-to-tail
 
 
 
 
By Daybreak Staff: Fossil Fuel’s donuts give natural, plant-based energy
 
 
 
 
By Jessica Merzdorf, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center: Fires, floods and satellite views: Modeling the Boreal forest’s future
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: People on the Peninsula: The peony pioneer Rita Jo Shoultz started Alaska’s first peony farm.
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlopn: People on the Peninsula: The baby Anchorage resident Rachel Andrews wanted to show her friends and family Exit Glacier. Then, the unexpected happened.
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: People on the Peninsula: The antler dealer Tom Cooper has spent decades carving antlers while sitting in a chair in a tiny, cluttered room in the back of his shop.

Alaska News July 25, 2018

By Joe Vigil: APD seeks 1 domestic violence suspect, arrests another
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: UPDATE: Guardian of young girl located, police say
 
 
 
 
By Daniel Kirby: Wasilla man arrested for attempted murder of woman in cemetery
 
 
 
 
By Heather Hintze: Grunwald murder defense hopes to exclude cell data from trial
 
 
 
 
By Derek Minemyer: Anchorage District Attorney says Sunday’s hit-and-run highlights Alaska’s alcohol problem
 
 
 
 
By Daniella Rivera: Meet the Pretrial Enforcement Division’s new director
 
 
 
 
By Lauren Maxwell: School resource officers hit the road in summer
 
 
 
 
By Rebecca Palsha: Shipping company to cover cost of replacement playground equipment after arson
 
 
 
 
By Kalinda Kindle: 2YH: Personalizing medicine through 3D printing
 
 
 
 
By Liz Raines: Funding offers snapshot of Alaska governor’s race
 
 
 
 
By Erica Martinson: Alaska Native corporations are a billion dollars deep in border control contracts
 
 
 
 
By Devin Kelly: Candidates work to gain attention in unusual summer Anchorage Assembly election
To get information on how to vote in the special election, visit the Anchorage city clerk’s website.
 
 
 
 
By Scott Gross: Eagle River’s proposed Vet Village gains wider attention
 
 
 
 
By Charles Wohlforth: Native memory: How a kid from New Jersey helped save Dena’ina culture
 
 
 
 
By Steve Edwards: It’s the best time of year to visit an Alaska farmers market. Here are 9 items to check out.
 
 
 
 
By Kari Bustamante: 6th Annual Beer and Bacon Festival kicks off Saturday
 
 
 
 
By Emily Carlson: Poll: Most Alaskans understand or back reduced PFD
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: Michigan town elects cat as mayor, echoing Talkeetna cat ‘mayor’ Stubbs
 
 
 
 
By Marc Lester: People on the Peninsula: The poncho manager A deckhand said passengers feed off the crew’s enthusiasm for Kachemak Bay.
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: People on the Peninsula: The deckhand Deckhand Willie Nelson (yes, that’s his real name) remembers how hard it was to find his first job on a commercial fishing boat in Alaska about six years ago.
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: People on the Peninsula: The river crosser
As the ferry’s deckhand, Daniel Thornton, a 21-year-old from Atlanta, spends the day on the Kenai River traveling back and forth, back and forth, back and forth.

Alaska News July 24, 2018

By Michelle Theriault Boots: Woman stabs man during argument near busy Anchorage highway intersection
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: Woman charged with DUI, manslaughter, in Sterling motorcycle collision
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Officer struck in arrest of frequent APD suspect
 
 
 
 
By Mary Simton: 6 stolen guns seized after Jim Creek gunfire
 
 
 
 
By Sean Maguire: AST continues investigating truck driver involved in death of an 8-year-old
 
 
 
 
By Daniella Rivera: APD addresses gangs after Mountain View murder
 
 
 
 
By Marc Lester: 100 people gather to remember teen on the Mountain View street where he was killed
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: Experimental floatplane flips, overturns in Alaska lake
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Woman who died in Juneau gets grave marker 100 years later
 
 
 
 
By Heather Hintze: DOT plans sweep of illegal campaign signs
The property owner with an illegal sign or the people placing illegal signs are subject to a $50 fine per sign collected during the DOT sweep.

More information about state rights-of-ways and campaigns signs can be found here.

 
 
 
 
By Lauren Maxwell: Anchorage doctor offers digest of food safety report
 
 
 
 
By Kalinda Kindle: Hillside singletrack in the works, but future riders cautioned to be aware of bears
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Downing Bill: Story Time with Aunt Phil: sourdough preacher turned painter
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: People on the Peninsula: The Spit campers The family of four spends all summer in a tent on the Homer Spit. They sell firewood to other campers.
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: People on the Peninsula: The paddleboarder Even in February and even in temperatures around 15 degrees, Stephanie Zuniga will still put on her wetsuit and head out to the water.
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: People on the Peninsula: The heathens In an early-afternoon rainstorm on the longest day of the year, nine heathens gathered on the beach of the tiny fishing village for a days-long celebration of Sunna, the Norse goddess of the sun.

Alaska News July 23, 2018

By Mary Simton: Woman hurt in East Anchorage hit-and-run
 
 
 
 
By Michelle Theriault Boots: Three Kenai campgrounds closed to tents after bear scratches camper
 
 
 
 
By Kalinda Kindle: Mission Complete: Team Rubicon helps with wildfire mitigation
 
 
 
 
TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK: 9-day kayaking trip to Columbia Glacier
 
 
 
 
By Assoicated Press: Kodiak hospital sees uptick in children exposed to bear spray
 
 
 
 
By Beth Bragg: An Alaska man wins the Alaskaman Extreme Triathlon
 
 
 
 
By Derek Minemyer: Paleontologist uncovering the secrets of the dinosaurs of Aniakchak
 
 
 
 
One Alaska Update Gov. Walker July 23, 2018
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: People on the Peninsula: The masseuse When Darika Jessing went back to Thailand after losing her job in Arizona, her friend told her to get a massage. It changed her life.
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: People on the Peninsula: The tattoo artist When the Hawaii-based tattoo artist decided to open the only tattoo parlor on the Homer Spit about four years ago, she didn’t know what sort of work to expect.
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: People on the Peninsula: The Old Believer tour guide Nina Fefelov provides a rare window into an enigmatic world.
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon, Marc Lester: People on the Peninsula: The buskers The band, called Fishslap Oar Die, had just formed about a week or two earlier when the four musicians converged on the Homer Spit for seasonal work.
 
 
 
 
By Charles Wohlforth: Native memory: Lela Oman and the secret stories from the time before

Alaska News July 22, 2018

By Chris Klint: Charges: Suspect shot Mountain View teen over gang rivalry
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Person of interest sought in woman’s Mountain View death
 
 
 
 
By Devin Kelly: Charges: Man was beaten, doused with bleach before being kidnapped in Anchorage
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Fiery motorcycle crash closes Old Glenn Highway
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: 3-vehicle collision, medevac snarl Sterling Highway traffic
 
 
 
 
By Dave Leval: Anchorage families remember slain loved ones
 
 
 
 
By Marc Lester: Fairbanks Ladies of Wrestling perform in Anchorage
 
 
 
 
By Annie Zak: Alaska was a refuge for Blockbuster. As the last 2 close, readers share their memories.
 
 
 
 
By Hans Thompson: Lend a hand eradicating bird cherry
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon, Marc Lester: People on the Peninsula: The setnetting family “All our children have been raised doing this,” said Rita Clucas.

Alaska News July 21, 2018

By Matt Tunseth: Woman and teen boy killed in apparently unrelated shootings blocks apart in Anchorage

Advisory: Update: Michael Marquez and juvenile male arrested in homicide investigation; 700 blk N. Bliss Str
Update:
An update to the preliminary investigation found that there was an altercation in the 500 block of North Bliss Street between a group consisting of juveniles and late-teens. During the altercation, the juvenile male suspect shoots the victim in the upper body, hands off the gun to an adult male and flees on foot towards the apartment building where officers conducted the high risk search. The adult male suspect was later located in the area, taken into custody, questioned by detectives and transported to jail. Officers returned to the apartment building, served a search warrant and collected evidence. After reviewing the evidence and multiple interviews, detectives requested officers with the Investigative Support Unit (ISU) to locate the juvenile male suspect. He was taken into custody around 4:30 a.m. in the 700 block of North Flower Street. He was questioned by detectives and transported to the McLaughlin Youth Center.

The adult male suspect has been identified as Michael Marquez (19-years-old). He faces a charge of Tampering with Physical Evidence.

Charges for the juvenile male suspect have been referred to the Alaska Division of Juvenile Justice.

The identity of the victim will be released once next of kin procedures are completed.

Officers with the K9 Unit, Cyber Crimes Unit and VICE also assisted with this investigation.

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By Heather Hintze: Family says video shows wanted man casing house
 
 
 
 
By Jennifer Summers: Arson fire destroys home in Pilot Station ‘party’
 
 
 
 
By Kyle Hopkins: New questions as investigation continues into accident that killed 8-year-old boy on Sterling Highway
 
 
 
 
By Lauren Maxwell: Stronger state load law not signed before rock killed boy
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: APD officer cleared in stabbing suspect’s shooting
 
 
 
 
By Chri Klint: Southeast Alaska park sees second air accident in a week
 
 
 
 
By Rebecca Palsha: Cirrhosis deaths double in Alaska since 1999
 
 
 
 
By Marc Lester: People on the Peninsula: The student waiter Odane Robinson is back for a second summer on the Homer Spit, a long way from home.
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: People on the Peninsula: The boat dwellers Living in an 86-foot beached WWII supply boat beached on the Homer Spit can sometimes feel like living in a fishbowl.
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: People on the Peninsula: The single dad Michael Snow hasn’t had too many breaks in the past few years. He had three children to raise alone in a new country.
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: Have a favorite camping recipe? Tell us about it.
 
 
 
 
By Rebecca Palsha: Alaska Bites
 
 
 
 
Rasmuson Foundation: A partnership for housing Alaskans
 
 
 
 
By Daybreak Staff: Mic Check in the Morning: Cage Free and the Overby Sisters

Alaska News July 20, 2018

By Laurel Andrews: 8-year-old dies when rock smashes into car on Kenai Peninsula
 
 
 
 
By Mary Simton: APD: Woman hurt in Koot’s parking lot shooting
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: Anchorage man sentenced for ‘images showing the sadistic abuse of small children
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: Pilot survives plane crash in frigid Southeast Alaska lake, then swims to shore
The pilot was found onshore by a Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew. He had a survival bag with dry clothes, fire-starting materials and bear spray, the agency said.
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: DNA tests show 3 brown bears killed in Eagle River were not responsible for fatal mauling
 
 
 
 
By Heather Hintze: Witnesses describe pilot’s takeoff struggle before fatal crash
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Federal Highway Administration kills Juneau road project
 
 
 
 
By Kyle Hopkins: As Anchorage crime soars, security cameras are catching more than just criminals
 
 
 
 
By Devin Kelly: Alaska’s largest health insurer is donating $1 million to housing and services for homeless youths
 
 
 
 
By Anchorage Daily News: Coming up: Downtown block party, singer Allan Rayman, Alaska Aviation Festival
 
 
 
 
By Charles Wohlforth: Are Alaskans lazy? Or is this what work-life balance looks like?
 
 
 
 
By Maria Severin: Best Anchorage burgers? Here are our picks
 
 
 
 
By Julia O’Malley: How Alaska Eats: How to find fresh salmon and rule the sourdough pancake universe

Alaska News July 19, 2018

By Michelle Therriault Boots: Accused of trying to kidnap a boy in Chugiak, suspect says it was a ‘prank’
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: Fish and Game kills 4 black bears at Anchorage campground
 
 
 
 
By Mary Simton: 2 hurt in East Anchorage RV crash
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: 24-year-old Anchorage pilot killed in Mat-Su plane crash
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: 5 arrested, charged in theft investigation
 
 
 
 
By Michelle Therriault Boots: Family of Anchorage bicyclist Jeff Dusenbury wants park where he was killed named for him
 
 
 
 
By Richard Mauer: Bill to cut lawmakers’ perks set for signing today
 
 
 
 
By Jack Carney: Foundation urges passengers to raise concerns when flying in small planes
 
 
 
 
By Beth Bragg: Alaska trapshooter Cogdell-Unrein wins World Cup gold
 
 
 
 
By Mary Kate Burgess: WEIO begins in Fairbanks
 
 
 
 
By Gabe Colombo, KNOM: Alaska National Guard turns over rural armories for public use
 
 
 
 
By Jackie Purcell: A swarm of mosquitos mobs truck on North Slope– See the video here
 
 
 
 
By Mary Simton: Don’t get scammed: Here’s how to ‘Donate with Honor’
 
 
 
 
By Annie Zak: Open & Shut: Another brewery in Anchorage, plus new restaurants
 
 
 
 
By Megan Mazurek: Motorcyclists to ride from Prudhoe Bay to Argentina
 
 
 
 
This Fascinating Tunnel In Alaska Has Literally Frozen Time
 
 
 
 
Viewer submitted video shows two moose calves taking a swim in Girdwood (Courtesy: Brigitte von Imhof).

Alaska News July 18, 2018

Anchorage Police Department: The July 4th Seward Highway Traffic Detail results are in!
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: 5 Fairbanks inmates convicted in 2017 prison riot
 
 
 
 
By Liz Raines: Mat-Su crime prompts call for borough-funded policing
“My sense is that people want something done — and like, you know, most taxpayers, they want it done for free,” Sykes said. “And that’s not going to happen. I’ve assured people that it’s going to cost something.”
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: Alaska officials want medical providers to pay back millions in Medicaid payments
 
 
 
 
By Kalinda Kindle: Rising student loan interest rates, what will it mean for students
Going into effect this month, undergraduates who take out a loan with the federal government will see a 13 percent increase in interest rate compared to last year.

 
 
 
 
By Derek Minemyer: KRSA fails to halt pink salmon hatchery production in Prince William Sound
 
 
 
 
By Michelle Therriault Boots: This 17-year-old may be the youngest person ever to open a store in Alaska’s biggest mall
 
 
 
 
By Scott Gross: Walker signs Alaska workplace smoking ban
 
 
 
 
By Steve Edwards: It’s midsummer, and the local farmers markets are hopping
 
 
 
 
By Heather Hintze: Price, space push new homes to Mat-Su
 
 
 
 
By Jack Carney: Anchorage Assembly sends potential pot shop back to community council
 
 
 
 
By Becky Bohrer, Associated Press: Democratic candidate for U.S. House seat doesn’t live in Alaska
 
 
 
 
By Dave Leval: ABL fan’s favorite seat is left-field choice
 
 
 
 
By Christine Cunningham: Somewhere on Johnson Pass, a free lunch awaits
 
 
 
 
RRANN Nursing Camp Nursing Camp program at University of Alaska Anchorage focusing on educating Alaska Native and American Indian youth of Alaska interested in a nursing career.
 
 
 
 
Dr. Hardesty on Second-Line Maintenance Therapy for Ovarian Cancer
 
 
 
 
By Kalinda Kindle: Seniors from fifty to ninety are getting up and getting fit at Anchorage Senior Activity Center.
 
 
 
 
By Julia O’Malley: Tell us what you remember about Alaska’s Blockbuster days
 
 
 
 
Edible Alaska: Making use of your fresh-grown root veggies
 
 
 
 
Moms Everyday Alaska Family Features: Memphis style ribs

Alaska News July 17, 2018

Something fun!


 
 
 
 
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: POLICE: Victim of drive-by shooting was not a target, but make, model of her car may have been
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: Man wanted by police for Anchorage shooting taken down by K9
 
 
 
 
By Jack Carney: DOT worker charged with indecent exposure while on the job
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: ‘Deadliest Catch’ co-star pleads guilty to sexual assault
 
 
 
 
By Daniella Rivera: Toddler shot: How a ‘dirt bag’ helped Anchorage police crack the case
 
 
 
 
By Lauren Maxwell: Mom says son threatened with gun on the playground
 
 
 
 
By Derek Minemyer: STAR Alaska reports record crisis line calls thanks to #MeToo movement
That’s why they will hold a volunteer crisis line responder training in September. To sign up, fill out their volunteer form.
 
 
 
 
By Beth Verge: Former Rumrunners bouncer sentenced to 20 years for involvement in drug ring, money laundering crimes
 
 
 
 
By CBS News: Giant hogweed sends VA teen to hospital burn unit
Dan Coleman, the invasive plant and agricultural pest coordinator for Alaska’s Dept. of Natural Resources, says giant hogweed has only been documented at one site in Kake in Southeast. It was eradicated from that site.

“Giant hogweed is easily confused with cow parsnip, which is a native plant in Alaska and occurs throughout the state,” Coleman says. “The two plants have similar leaves and flowers, although, giant hogweed is going to much larger (10 to 15′ tall) with leaf and flower shape/structure differences.”
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: After series of controversies, Iditarod adds four new board members
 
 
 
 
By Michelle Therriault Boots: Spenard boosters buy iconic, fought-over neon palm tree at auction
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: Photos: A black bear visits Valdez Senior Center
 
 
 
 
By John Thain: Public piano appears in downtown Anchorage
 
 
 
 
By Lynne Curry: An employee’s shoddy work came to light while she was on maternity leave. How should we proceed?
 
 
 
 
By Megan Mazurek: ‘Edible Alaska’ summer edition features wild rose recipes
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Downing Bill: Story Time with Aunt Phil: The Chilkoot Trail

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