Alaska News November 02, 2017

By Mike Ross: Car found, girl and father still missing
APD asked anyone who sees the vehicle, Ward, or Sophia, to please call 9-1-1 immediately.
 
 
 
 
By Lauren Maxwell: Fairview businesses say drugs are bringing more crime

Some people who work in a Fairview neighborhood say they’re frustrated by the constant crime and drug dealing. To them, it’s a problem which is only getting worse.

Rick Morrison opened an auto dealership near 10th Avenue and Gambell Street, more than 40 years ago. He has since sold the dealership but still owns the property. He said the area used to feel safe, but not anymore.

“My concern is, I wouldn’t let my kids or my grandkids walk through here without being escorted,” said Morrison. “And, quite frankly, when I drive through, and this is my home, I’ve been in this place for 40 something years, I’m uncomfortable.”
 
 
 
 
By Sidney Sullivan: Anchorage teen indicted for Shell station armed robbery
According to the indictment, Lowe faces four felony charges, including first-degree robbery and third-degree assault. If convicted, Lowe could face up to 20 years in prison.

Lowe’s arraignment is schedule for Thursday, Nov. 2. And the Alaska Department of Law reminds the public that the defendant remains innocent, until proven guilty.
 
 
 
 
By Kyle Hopkins: 5 Alaska inmates overdosed within 24 hours at Hiland prison, officials say
 
 
 
 
By Juan Montes: WATCH: Sleeping driver stops traffic, arrested for heroin
While there was not enough probable cause to justify an Operating under the Influence charge, Oistad confirms that Lacy was charged with Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the third degree.
 
 
 
 
By Carlson Hatch: On its 30th anniversary, Anchorage Landfill aims for another 30 years
 
 
 
 

The Daily News: Three authors featured at WordFest
Pettersen was raised on Washington’s San Juan islands. He commercial fished with his dad and brothers on the Pacific coast and in Alaska when he was 8 years old, and by the time he was 13 years old, he captained a fishing boat in Alaska, according to the press release.

Survey: Most Alaska teens think drug misuse not a ‘serious risk’

Alaska teenagers are showing “concerning” opinions regarding the use of prescription and illicit drugs according to a statewide survey, even as they reduce other risky behaviors like underage sex and smoking.

The state Department of Health and Social Services released its biennial Youth Risk Behavior Survey on Wednesday, breaking down responses from more than 1,300 teens in 40 Alaska high schools on issues ranging from automotive behavior to self-esteem. The survey compares responses from males and females, as well as a number of racial groups.

Survey: Most Alaska teens think drug misuse not a ‘serious risk’

Senator Mia Costello GUEST COMMENTARY: Why Senate Bill 91 needs to be repealed

Alaska needs to repeal Senate Bill 91. I say this as a former supporter of the bill. I even co-sponsored it. I fully believed in the bill. I don’t believe in it anymore.

Senate Bill 91 has failed — and ever since its passage I have watched my neighbors and fellow Alaskans suffer as crime has increased, seemingly without end. We need to start over.

Senator Mia Costello

Alaska News November 01, 2017

By Leroy Polk and Kortnie Horazdovsky: Nome officials confirm 1 fatality in hotel fire
 
 
 
 
By John Thain: Community brings Halloween back to vandalized trick-or-treating hot spot
 
 
 
 
By Cameron Mackintosh: Johnson’s Tire Service unexpectedly closes its doors
 
 
 
 
Bean’s Cafe says behavior outside its doors is destructive
Bean’s Cafe says it has had to increase the amount of money it spends on staffing because of security concerns. Executive director Lisa Sauder says violent behavior outside of the soup kitchen has increased over the past four years. She says drug use is to blame. Rebecca Palsha reports.
 
 
 
 
By Elizabeth Earl: Study reviews potential climate impacts on Kenai River salmon
 
 
 
 
By Austin Baird: State sues company that produces OxyContin
 
 
 
 
By Mike Ross: Construction crew turns crime fighters
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: Palmer man shot, killed after suspect claims victim sexually assaulted his wife
 
 
 
 
Congratulations!
– Darci Ahlin-Stieren

– Michelle DeWitt

– Wanda Greene

– Amanda Metivier Hernandez

– Betty Huntington

– Nina Kemppel

– Nance Larsen

– Marie Monroe

– Suzi Pearson

– Joanna Phillips-Nutter
By Daybreak Staff: YWCA Women of Achievement Awards

The ceremony will take place this coming Wednesday at the Discovery Theater, starting at 7 p.m. Tickets and more information are located at ywcaak.org.

Kernel Panic: New Binary Ceramics Punctuated with Typewriter Keys by Laura C. Hewitt

From her small studio in rural Alaska, artist Laura C. Hewitt fuses the technological with the handmade, producing cyberpunk dishware and cyborg decor from wheel-thrown ceramics. A recurring theme in her work are plates, cups, and bowls speckled with 0’s and 1’s formed by vintage alphanumeric and pu

Source: Kernel Panic: New Binary Ceramics Punctuated with Typewriter Keys by Laura C. Hewitt

Alaska News October 31, 2017

By Leroy Polk: Roads closed in Eagle River as home burns, 2 injuries reported
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: VIDEO: Popular Nome hotel and bar goes up in flames
 
 
 
 
By Dan Carpenter: Alaskans provide input on partial rollback of crime reform
The last piece of SB 91 is set to go into effect in January, moving away from a cash bail system to one based on the likelihood someone will commit a new offense.

The House Finance Committee planned to reconvene Tuesday at 1 p.m. with a presentation from Attorney General Jahna Lindemuth on the agenda.
 
 
 
 

By Kortnie Horazdovsky: Man sentenced for beating mother’s boyfriend to death
Elliot Myas, 23, was sentenced to nine years with four suspended after pleading guilty earlier this year to Manslaughter in the beating death of 50-year-old Luke Flanagan at the Econo Inn in January. It was Anchorage’s first homicide of 2017.
 
 
 
 
By Cameron Mackintosh: Suspect in Spenard triple homicide appears in court for bail hearing
Ultimately, Superior Court Judge Jack Smith decided to postpone his decision, and scheduled another bail hearing for Nov. 16. Pisano’s trial is currently scheduled to start on Dec. 4, according to online court records.
 
 
 
 
By Carlson Hatch: A look inside Ted Stevens International Airport’s lost and found
 
 
 
 
By KTVA Web Staff: Teacher of the Week Allison Stengel

EATA 15th Annual Cowboy Ball November 4, 2017

15th Annual Cowboy Ball
November 4th is fast approaching, so make sure your boots are shined and your bidding reflexes are honed for the Cowboy Ball next Saturday! We have delicious food, great music, and a wide array of live and silent auction items lined up for the evening. Doors will open at 6 pm, followed by dinner and the silent & live auctions. Then from 9 pm – 11 pm the Ken Peltier Band will be performing. Come and help us dance the night away!

The Cowboy Ball promises to be a night to remember. As always, all proceeds proceeds from the Cowboy Ball support EATA’s therapeutic horsemanship programs for Alaskan children, adults, and veterans living with disabilities.

EATA 15th Annual Cowboy Ball

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