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Alaska News November 26, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Police investigating Midtown homicide; AWWU warns people about what they put down their sinks this holiday season; Astra celebrates successful rocket launch from Kodiak; Jacoby signs with arena Swimwear in first name, image and likeness deal and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Thanksgiving Fire takes Life of One, Injures Another in Anchor Point, Investigation Continues; ‘Erratic’ collaboration supports both science and art; This Day In Alaska History November 26th, 1867 and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Harbor Birds and Snowy Peaks
 
 
 
 
By Craig Medred: Careful out there
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing, Editor, Must Read Alaska: Freedom Friday Newsletter
SHOPPING OLD STYLE? ANCHORAGE POLICE HAVE TIPS
From Anchorage police: If you plan to go out shopping in-person make sure you keep your vehicle locked. Once you’ve made your purchases, hide them in your car prior to driving to your next destination. Also, keep all your receipts on your person rather than in the shopping bags.
 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: The Best BBQ Restaurant In Alaska You Simply Can’t Stay Away From

Alaska News November 25, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Anchorage Assembly honors stalwart public speaker Eugene Haberman through its own resolution, public testimony Haberman, who lived in the Valley, was known for his consistent presence and voice at public meetings in Anchorage and the surrounding area; Virtual market on Facebook features local businesses owned by women; Athlete of the Week: Dimond bowler Aliyas Sargento; Making sure your furry friends don’t get sick on Thanksgiving; Indulging in alcohol-free cocktails and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: Tule geese took the long way south from Alaska last year as fires ripped through the west; Molly of Denali episodes getting translated and dubbed in the Gwich’in and Koyukon languages and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: This Day In Alaska History November 25th, 1912 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fort Wainwright holds special Thanksgiving meal for soldiers and more ->
 
 
 
 
KRBD: In new coming-of-age memoir, documentary filmmaker Ward Serrill chronicles Ketchikan solitude and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Ammon Swenson, Alaska Public Media: State of Art: Youth filmmakers get a chance to show off their work at this Anchorage festival
 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Gold Cord Lake Is A Beautiful Lake Nestled In The Alaska Mountains
 
 
 
 
By Kate Slyker, Alaska Journal of Commerce: Why giving is part of our Alaska way of life
 
 
 
 

Alaska News November 24, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Police using crisis negotiating team in Tudor police presence; Whittier excited about ‘once in a lifetime’ project; Inside the Gates: Army Alaska gives soldiers something to be thankful for on Thanksgiving and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: Juneau’s solution to the national health worker shortage? Hire locals and pay to train them; ‘Turkey shoot’ raises funds for raising farm animals and awareness about where our food comes from and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Trucks are traveling by river from Bethel to Napaskiak, but some dangers remain; You can soon register to vote in Yup’ik and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Goose Creek Correctional Center Officer Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy and Bribery Charges; Congressman Don Young Condemns Biden Administration’s Move to Tap Strategic Petroleum Reserve; UAF scientist reveals cause of lost magnetism at meteorite site; The Division of Fire and Life Safety Encourages Safe Holiday Cooking; This Day In Alaska History November 24th, 1911 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks City Council prohibits All-Purpose Vehicles on public roads, delays vax stance and more ->
 
 
 
 
KINY: Sitka to have two sales tax free days; Russian River campground, road to close for improvement work and more ->
 
 
 
 
KSTK: Wrangell administration, tribe to work together on survey of former Wrangell Institute property and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Seward Journal November 24 to November 30, 2021
 
 
 
 
KFSK: Petersburg boy receives homecoming after months of cancer treatment; Senators reintroduce Native lands bill Senators reintroduce Native lands bill and more ->
 
 
 
 
KRBD: Ketchikan’s City Council discusses leveraging port revenue for infrastructure projects “If you don’t control the money, you’re not in control,” City Council Member Mark Flora said. And more ->
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing, Editor, Happy Thanksgiving from Must Read Alaska – Wednesday Newsletter
 
 
 
 
Roosters are allowed in Anchorage depending on lot size, and also zoning district.
The section of code applicable is 21.05.070.D.16 (Outdoor Keeping of Animals). Here is a link to that chapter in code https://www.muni.org/Departments/OCPD/Planning/Projects/t21/Documents/Chapter%205.pdf

Pages 5-132, 133

Alaska News November 23, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Advocates, police department talk merits of mobile crisis team as funding decision looms Who to call for a mental crisis as city leaders, mental health experts work toward end goal of separate response unit; Grand opening of IñuPiphany; Reindeer twins beating the odds in Palmer and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: ‘Being good relatives’: New program aims to increase collaboration between Alaska Native tribes and corporations; Infrared photography reveals centuries-old formline paintings on Lingít bentwood boxes; Astra successfully launches experimental rocket from Kodiak and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Yute Commuter Service plane catches fire in Bethel. No one is injured; Alaska’s Public Safety Commissioner responds to study that found troopers are understaffed in Western Alaska and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Anchorage Man Charged for Violating Marine Mammal Protection Act; Representative Young Announces $20 Million DOT RAISE Grant for Cordova’s South Harbor Restoration Project; Thhis Day n Alaska History November 23rd, 1915 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks man sentenced to 12 years in prison for murder-for-hire plot; Fairbanks councilmember Clark introduces resolution discouraging vaccination requirements for business patrons; Borough seeks public input on Trails Plan and more ->
 
 
 
 
KINY: North Pole elementry school goes into lockdown during arrest; Public Safety Academy graduates 25 new law enforcement officers; State education department releases first version of construction priority list and more ->
 
 
 
 
KFSK: Parking at Petersburg airport to require paid permits starting Dec. 1 and more ->
 
 
 
 
KRBD: Ketchikan’s local governments step up COVID-19 messaging as cases remain high and more ->
 
 
 
 
Courtesy of Patch:

An East Anchorage senior care center is facing a lawsuit for neglecting a resident’s well-being after she was raped by another resident, then making efforts to cover up the assault. The attack left the woman, who suffers from dementia, badly battered. Additionally, court documents report that Baxter Senior Living’s delay in getting the resident medical treatment led to further injuries that resulted in 15 days of intensive hospital care. (Anchorage Daily News)
 
 
 
 
Anchorage Patch: Anchorage Area Pets Who Need A Home: Peppercorn, Scarlett & More Looking to adopt a fuzzy friend? Check out this week’s list of pets waiting at adoption facilities in and around Anchorage.
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Colder than…

Alaska News November 22, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Police investigating East Anchorage homicide; Yute airplane conducts emergency landing near Bethel; Palmer’s Real Life Church helps give people reason to be thankful this Thanksgiving; Local businesses preparing for Small Business Saturday and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: Alaska author’s new book follows life among Arctic caribou herds; Interior Secretary says offensive word for Native women must be erased from national landscape; Alaska without ANCSA? Look to Metlakatla. And more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: LKSD plans to start building Ayaprun’s replacement school next year, but COVID could complicate things and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Listening to the voices of killer whales; Governor Dunleavy Criticizes USDA Plan to Reinstate the Roadless Rule; This Day In Alaska History November 22nd, 1922 and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Arctic Sounder: Beluga whalers across Alaska have enjoyed successful season and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Sitka Nature Show #250 – Ian Hewson
 
 
By Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Sunny September Sunday
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing, Editor, Must Read Alaska: Special Monday Newsletter

LOST A GOOD ONE
Here at Must Read Alaska, we’ve lost one of our dear friends — Barry Matteson — a longtime supporter (practically from day one of this publication.) He is one of the good ones. Many will remember him from the House of Harley, which he turned over to his daughter to run nearly a decade ago. He was a conservative, business entrepreneur, Harley fanatic, and always had a word of encouragement for this writer.

One of his friends said it well: “Barry Matteson was such a force, touching everyone he interacted with. I will NEVER forget him. I will always remember meeting him for the first time right before a Legion Rider meeting, in the parking lot, and the handshake that ended up turning into a lifetime hug. RIP my friend. Thank you for showing me the ropes, and so much more. Right now, I can’t stop crying.”

Ride hard, die free, Barry.
 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Hike The Snowy Boardwalks With Peekaboo Mountain Views On This Easy Trail In Alaska

Alaska News November 21, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Sterling Highway closed near mile 64 after collision; Unknown oil spill identified in Sitka U.S. Coast Guard(Source: Coast Guard); Avalanche centers share weekend forecasts and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: Haines lands $20M federal grant to replace its freight and fuel dock and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: This Day In Alaska History November 21, 1900 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: The Door’s monthly garage sale benefits at-risk youth beyond the shelter and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: More November Rain and Radio
 
 
By Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Snow Showers and a Glimpse of the Lunar Eclipse
 
 
By Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Western Grebe Search
 
 
By Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Windy with Snow Changing to Rain

Alaska News November 20, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Wasilla farm raises fresh turkeys for Thanksgiving; The Grind in Girdwood prepares for another ski season; Providence Alaska Medical Center has several hundred openings; ‘Blindsided’: School Board, Anchorage Assembly meet over mayor’s proposed cost-shifting of school resource officers; State medical board takes testimony as dozens demand accountability over COVID-19 misinformation and more ->
 
 
 
 
KSTK: Governor Dunleavy’s office announces formation of Alaska Bycatch Task Force and more ->
 
 
 
 
KFSK: Petersburg to purchase new boilers for pool building and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: November Rain and Radio
 
 
By Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Whimsical Faces
 
 
 
 
New Titles from Self-Publishers: End of November
A House in the Wild Berry Tundra: A Short Story of an Iranian Woman Emigrating to Alaska

Akram Didari. KDP. $4.99 paper (39p), ISBN 979-8-4526-6927-2; 99¢ e-book, ASIN B09CN51BCQ

Amazon

An intimate slice of an Iranian woman’s life when she emigrates to Alaska. Some people call it a dead-end alley, but it becomes a highway of joy for her.

Alaska’s News November 19, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Documentary ‘Newtok’ premieres after 4 years of filming Digital streaming available through Nov. 28; Almost total lunar eclipse Thursday night visible across Alaska; Bronson’s proposed alcohol tax budget raises concerns over intent, long-term results and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: Alaska’s tight rental market hampers progress on homelessness; Juneau property owners have lost every commercial property assessment appeal heard so far and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Kuskokwim River Salmon Management Working Group considers limits on boat traffic in tributaries to protect fish eggs and more ->
 
 
 
 
KINY: Artifical Intelligence speeds delivery of information for whale conservation; Alaska health officials say virus case numbers trending down and more ->
 
 
 
 
KSTK: WCA blesses ‘Together Tree’ headed for Governor’s Mansion; Mask mandate meeting cancelled after local case count drops and more ->
 
 
 
 
KFSK: U.S. Forest Service proposes restoring young-growth stands in central Southeast Alaska; Petersburg assembly strikes fines from masking law and more ->
 
 
 
 
KRBD: Ketchikan’s school board loosens mask rules as the community reckons with widespread COVID-19 and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Bullied Birds
 
 
By Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Windy and Wet
 
 
By Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Northern Harrier and More
 
 
By Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Late Fall Birds
 
 
 
 
Colleen Mondor, The Midnight Sun: MONDOR: The FAA’S latest Alaska aviation safety report harkens back to a whole lot of history
 
 
 
 
Edible Alaska: #16: On hunger and healing…
 
 
Edible Alaska: #17: “The old ways were better.”
 
 
Edible Alaska: #18: You know what’s not stuck on a container ship?
 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: A Mysterious Woodland Trail In Alaska Will Take You To Original WWII Bunker Ruins
 
 
 
 

Alaska News November 18, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Soure: Alaska Native Heritage Center seeking traditional akutaq makers; AEDC and Anchorage airport team up for Alaska shipping initiative, hoping to relieve West Coast supply chain woes; How to have happy chickens living above the Arctic Circle and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: Kenaitze Tribe’s craft classes help elders socialize and learn new skills; Aleutian Airways delays launch of its service to Unalaska to ‘tighten up’ safety; Alaska needs more construction workers to get infrastructure projects off the ground and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: The Yup’ik Immersion School in Bethel will represent the state of Alaska in the nation’s capital this Christmas and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Final Arrests made in Russian Mission Attempted Murder/Crimes Investigation; Bristol Bay Tribes encouraged by EPA timeline for process to consider protections; This Day In Alaska History November 18th, 1959 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Opportunities for careers in local trades can be found at the 2021 Apprenticeship EXPO; Fairbanks community member spearheads birthday bag fundraiser for food bank and more ->
 
 
 
 
KSTK: Substance abuse treatment company expresses interest in former Wrangell Medical Center and more ->
 
 
 
 
Juneay Empire: ‘Tidal Echoes’ puts out the call for submissions “Tidal Echoes” is accepting submissions now through Dec. 1.
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Misinformation madness

Alaska News November 17, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Fort Wainwright soldier arrested on sexual abuse charges; At least 20 students involved in West High altercation could face charges and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: Mass exodus at Alaska child abuse clinic as former Wisconsin doctor accused of bullying and misdiagnoses and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Suspect in Russian Mission shooting allegedly goes on another rampage in the village after evading troopers for months; Hooper Bay’s wrestling coach was fired after alleged discovery he sent inappropriate messages to students and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Congressman Don Young Helps Introduce Landmark Cannabis Legalization Legislation; AFN Applauds Alaska’s Congressional Delegation for Bipartisan Work on Infrastructure Bill; This Day In Alaska History November 17th, 1916 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fatal accident on Chena Hot Springs Road; Alaska Department of Transportation seeks public input on infrastructure spending and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Seward Journal November 17 to November 23, 2021