Alaska News August 01, 2018

By Laurel Andrews: Troopers: Driver crashes on Seward Highway, steals passer-by’s car — and crashes it too
 
 
By Chris Klint: AST: Ejected Seward Highway carjacker tried to take 3rd vehicle
 
 
By Derek Minemyer: Owner of carjacked vehicle at Turnagain Pass recalls the incident
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: Police: Man who barricaded himself in South Anchorage home turns himself in
 
 
 
 
By Mike Ross: Getaway hope ended in Hope
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: ‘Stop!:’ Combative woman arrested in Anchorage
 
 
 
 
By CBS News: TSA: 3D-printed guns among weapons found at airport security checkpoints
 
 
 
 
By Heather Hintze: News Mat-Su Borough to let voters decide on additional law enforcement
 
 
 
 
By JACOB MANN Frontiersman.com: Therapy over punishment: Palmer Wellness Court and Veteran’s Court
 
 
 
 
By Kalinda Kindle: 2YH: Telestroke technology connects patients to doctors within minutes
 
 
 
 
By Devin Kelly: Audit: Some Anchorage workers who drove city vehicles home were never called out on city business
 
 
 
 
By Jill Burke: Coal-fired power plant in Healy accused of violating the Clean Air Act
 
 
 
 
By Dominic Gates, The Seattle Times: Alaska Airlines faces backlash after gay couple forced to surrender adjacent seating to straight couple
 
 
 
 
By Joe Vigil: Bear killed at Moose Run Golf Course
 
 
 
 
By Bill Sherwonit: Humans and bears sharing the Alaska landscape: the marvelous and the tragic
 
 
 
 
By Julian Emerson, The Leader-Telegram (Eau Claire, Wis.): ‘Unforgettable’: A dream Alaska fishing trip turned into a lifesaving mission for a Wisconsin doctor and his son
 
 
 
 
By Kalinda Kindle: Local poké business removes the words ‘Aloha’ and ‘Poke’ after cease-and-desist letter

Alaska News July 31, 2018

By Laurel Andrews: Man dies after canoe on commercial tour overturns in Southeast Alaska
 
 
 
 
By CBS News: Hotshot with ties to AK dies in fire near Yosemite
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: Popular Eagle River trailhead reopened after fatal mauling
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Explosive material removed from lake near Sitka
 
 
 
 
By Derek Minemyer: Residents fed up with transient camp near Central Lutheran Church
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Daughter’s suit against ‘Deadliest Catch’ star can proceed
 
 
 
 
By Daniella Rivera: Fish & Game urges residents to secure trash in wake of limited enforcement
Alaska Waste says Monday that some of the bear-resistant cans on Bolin Street are several years old, and bears are likely able to get into them now due to natural wear and tear. They have newer models available for customers and will deliver them if requested.
 
 
 
 
Coach shifts focus from cancer to the field
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: State wants hunters to submit animal heads for monitoring of bacterium
 
 
 
 
By Joe Vigil: Businesses prepare for the loss of REI in Spenard
 
 
 
 
By Joe Vigil: Businesses prepare for the loss of REI in Spenard
 
 
 
 
By Scott Gross: Walker inks education bill that redirects marijuana tax money
 
 
 
 
By Steve Quinn: Permanent Fund reports almost 11% annual boost
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: Iditarod adds fifth new board member
 
 
 
 
By Bob Hallinen: Humpback whales put on a bubble-net feeding show in Southeast Alaska
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Downing Bill: Story Time with Aunt Phil: Alaska’s first car
 
 
 
 
Have you ever been kicked off an airline or subjected to other abuse? How do you feel about airlines arbitrarily kicking passengers off the plane for someone else’s convenience? Alaska Airlines reasoning does not make sense. Alaska Airlines is not denying they screwed with them. Two people want to sit together, irregardless of their relationship and gender (best friends, family, co-workers, etc.), they have paid extra for their premium seating they should not have been subjected to the abuse.
By CBS News: Alaska Airlines: Gay couple separated, seats given to straight couple
 
 
 
 
One Alaska Update Gov. Walker: July 30, 2018

Alaska News July 30, 2018

By Leroy Polk: UPDATE: Meineke window damage now a shooting investigation
 
 
 
 
By Michelle Theriault Boots: Charges: Men rode ferry to Alaska with 33 pounds of meth in a backpack
 
 
 
 
By Michelle Theriault Boots: Troopers pull over Fairbanks felon and find body armor, illegal handguns
 
 
 
 
By Daniella Rivera: Black bears outsmart bear-proof cans in East Anchorage

By Liz Raines: Hillside Assemblyman weighs in on Anchorage’s bear problem
“I think there is some enforcement,” Weddleton said. “But their typical thing, they’ll go and do a warning first. And say, ‘hey you’ve got to pick it up.’ But they can fine, first offense, $50 to $200 and then the second offense, I think can go up to $600, so it can be significant. And I think you’ll see more.”

The Anchorage Assembly has scheduled a work session on the topic for August 10 at 1 p.m. at City Hall.
 
 
 
 
By Shannon Ballard: Harvesting Alaska: New research could change seaweed rules
 
 
 
 
By Sean Maguire: Firearms instructor encourages safe gun storage after deadly accidental shooting
Simonson is also skeptical that more legislation is the answer. “It’s kind of hard to enforce common sense, you either have it or you don’t.”
 
 
 
 
By Liz Raines: Firearms specialist talks safe gun storage after child’s accidental death
Gun owners in Alaska can get a free gun lock, through national programs like Project Child Safe. For more information, click here.
 
 
 
 
By Michelle Theriault Boots: A bear attacked this man’s vintage sports car in Girdwood. He’s being pretty cool about it.
 
 
 
 
By Michelle Theriault Boots: In a dysfunctional Midtown Anchorage park, a microcosm of problems and possibilities
 
 
 
 
By Beth Bragg: Young swimmer breaks Alaska record set 35 years ago by her mother
 
 
 
 
By Annie Zak: Q&A: Premera CEO is optimistic about Alaska health insurance rates
 
 
 
 
By Charles Wohlforth: This family made it on fried fish and hard work
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: Kebabs to casserole to quiche: 14 camp meal ideas from ADN readers and staff

Alaska News July 29, 2018

By Victoria Taylor: AST: Man arrested after hitting flagger in work zone and driving off
 
 
 
 
By Matt Tunseth: Another local government in Alaska, Valdez, has been knocked offline by a computer virus
 
 
 
 
By Matt Tunseth: Half-dozen arrested in North Pole shooting death
 
 
 
 
By Sean Maguire: Officials paint bleak picture for public safety in the Mat-Su Valley
 
 
 
 
By Kalinda Kindle: UPDATE: Marijuana retailer Cannabaska reopens after reports of unpaid taxes, improper disposal of waste
 
 
 
 
By Dave Leval: Neighbors hope park’s cleaning deters crime
 
 
 
 
By Matt Tunseth: Troopers write flurry of citations for Kenai dipnet fishing violations
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Juneau mayor not seeking re-election; 2 more join race
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: How a retired geologist discovered a long lost Air Force crash in the Alaska Range
 
 
 
 
By Beth Bragg: At Crow Pass Crossing, Christy Marvin and the Lady Train put on a show
 
 
 
 
By Beth Bragg: Scott Patterson toes the line and captures 5th Crow Pass victory
 
 
 
 
By Kalinda Kindle: New artwork symbolizes unity between United States and Russia
 
 
 
 
Rasmuson Foundation: Launching a campaign for Alaska children’s center

Alaska News July 28, 2018

By Liz Thomas: 1 dead after shots fired in W. Anchorage
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: It will take weeks for the Mat-Su Borough to restore all of its services after cyber attack
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Girdwood brown bear killed by Fish and Game
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: Video: Bear sprints past parked planes at Anchorage’s airport
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Sterling Hwy contractor claims no involvement in fatal rock fall
 
 
 
 
By Mike Ross: Boy Scout troop hit by burglary
 
 
 
 
By Devin Kelly: Cannabis scraps on ground near dumpster trigger harsh punishment from Alaska regulators
 
 
 
 
By Devin Kelly: The tricky task of policing marijuana odors at Anchorage pot businesses
 
 
 
 
Alaska Cares: Providence Alaska Foundation seeks community support for abuse response service
 
 
 
 
By Makayla Clark: Multi-million dollar hanger under construction at the airport
 
 
 
 
By Jack Carney: Millennials are the most likely generation to use public libraries
 
 
 
 
By Cameron Mackintosh: Full sail on the frontier: Family of 6 prepares for long voyage through the Northwest Passage
 
 
 
 
South Anchorage Farmer’s Market: Flowers, Veggies, Berries, Oh My!

Alaska News July 27, 2018

By Liz Thomas: 1 injured in Thursday Mt. View shooting
 
 
 
 
By Daniella Rivera: Prosecutor seeks serial rapist’s notes, taped confessions
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Woman denies claiming dozens of fraudulent PFDs
 
 
 
 
By Scott Gross: AMCO drops the hammer on marijuana licensee, revokes handler permit
 
 
 
 
By Heather Hintze: FBI helping Mat-Su Borough with massive computer virus
 
 
 
 
By Annie Zak: Commercial fishing closed in Bristol Bay district as fuel spreads from sunken vessel
 
 
 
 
By Anchorage Daily News: Popular Kenai River dipnet salmon fishery to close early
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: 2 young bears ‘paw’ at people in first physical bear-human contact at Katmai in 20 years
 
 
 
 
By Kyle Hopkins: ‘I don’t just hear it, I feel it’: A conversation about Anchorage crime with Mayor Berkowitz
 
 
 
 
By Lauen Maxwell: ASD wants to make parents pay for kids’ vandalism
 
 
 
 
Should parents be responsible for kids’ vandalism?
 
 
 
 
By Devin Kelly: Take a tour of some of Anchorage’s newest murals See them on Fairbanks Street downtown, at Romig Middle School or when you’re driving down the Glenn Highway.
 
 
 
 
By Beth Bragg: Crow Pass race returns with new start time and new safety measure – and runners eager to set records
 
 
 
 
By John Thompson: Watch out for motorcycles; ABATE takes motorists to school
 
 
 
 
By Cassie Schirm: 24th annual Dog Jog includes Dog Yoga
 
 
 
 
By Victoria Taylor: Girl Scouts of Alaska thriving amid national enrollment decline
 
 
 
 
By Cameron Mackintosh: Longtime Alaska sailing instructor receives national award
 
 
 
 
The Associated Press: NTSB: Anchorage pilot’s poor judgment caused fatal 2016 crash in Oregon air show
 
 
 
 
By John Tracy: Reality Check: What stolen guns?
 
 
 
 
By Charles Wohlforth: Native memory: Rewriting Alaska history with the word ‘genocide’
 
 
 
 
By Julia O’Malley: How Alaska Eats: How to find fresh salmon and rule the sourdough pancake universe

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

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