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Alaska News July 13, 2018

By Associated Press: Man suffers fatal cardiac arrest on national park hike
By Liz Thomas: APD’s ‘Midnight Sun’ op nets stolen guns, drugs, arrests
By Joe Vigil: Suspect wanted in alleged bus stop beating
By Associated Press: Feds: Ice accumulation likely in F/V Destination sinking
By Makayla Clark: Federal bill being introduced to improve sexual assault healthcare
By Erica Martinson: Don Young’s bill to revise Magnuson-Stevens fishing law passes U.S. House
By Scott Gross: ‘My dogs were the true heroes.’ Janssen honored for Iditarod selflessness
By Associated Press: Judge allows Alaska opioid lawsuit to proceed
By Richard Mauer: Will the U.S. Supreme Court cut Obamacare?
By Annie Zak: Alaska’s last 2 Blockbuster stores are closing, leaving just one in the U.S.
By Tracy Sinclaire: It starts with a story — Alaska author starts women’s writing retreat near Homer
By Courtney: The Mobile Restaurant In Alaska That Serves Grilled Cheese To Die For
By Maya Wilson: If you have eggs and tortillas, you’ve got the start of a supremely satisfying meal
Victoria Taylor’s epic ride on the MegaDrop Channel 2’s Victoria Taylor gives an interactive preview of just a few of the attractions at the 2018 Bear Paw Festival in Eagle River
By Cassie Schirm: National French fry day in Alaska
Thanks to viewers suggestions we have a roundup of some of the restaurants with the best and most unique French fries in the Anchorage:

49th State Brewery
Tommy’s Place
Burger Fi
International House of Hotdogs
That Wing Place
Bears Tooth
Arctic Roadrunner
Lucky Wishbone
Wee Bee’s
Long Branch Saloon
Anchorage Alehouse
Kriner’s Burger and Pies
Kriner’s Diner
Table 6
Glacier Brewhouse

Restaurants across Alaska:

Noisy Goose in Palmer
Burger Bus in Kenai
Buckets in Soldotna
Last Frontier Brewing Company in Wasilla
Seaview Cafe in Hope Alaska
Burger Queen in Ketchikan
Moms Everyday Alaska Family Features: Cheesy flatbread pizza

Alaska News July12, 2018

By Michelle Theriault Boots: An Anchorage newborn was found abandoned in a cardboard box 32 years ago. Against the odds, he found his biological father. The ABC News program “20/20” will broadcast Tveidt’s story Friday. The show airs at 10 p.m. in Alaska.
By KTVA: JBER to receive first female commander Friday
By Derek Minemyer: Friends of Michael Soltis hold fundraiser to benefit his unborn daughter
By KTVA: Troopers name 2 dead in Cantwell Parks Highway crash
By Alex DeMarban: As troopers investigate, new details emerge in Seward Highway crash that killed motorcyclist
By Matt Tunseth Alaska Star: ‘Life is completely not normal’: Chugiak family’s life turned upside down by burglary
By Victoria Taylor: Mom of murder victim leads march ahead of scheduled hearing for accused killer
By KTVA: Teen violence education bears Bree Moore’s name
By Leroy Polk: Man in remote Alaska village arrested for attempted murder after shooting another man with a rifle
By Associated Press: Shop opens after closure of Bethel’s only liquor store
By Alex DeMarban: Coast Guard investigating after 2nd accident for new spill-response operator in Prince William Sound
By Daniel Kirby: Juneau pet cremator cited after remains of dead dogs eaten by bear

Alaska News July 11, 2018

By Matt Tunseth: 20-year-old charged with third police assault since September after officer stuck by needle
By Zaz Hollander: ‘A good outcome’: Floatplane crashes near Ketchikan with only minor injuries to 11 aboard
By Zaz Hollander: NTSB: Locator beacon turned off on small plane that crashed, killing Salcha couple
By KTVA: $100K in damages in Mt. View Elementary playground fire
By Devin Kelly: Tie votes, then a show of magnanimity: Ira Perman picked as interim West Anchorage assemblyman
By KTVA: No bids for Spenard Palm Tree
By Steve Meyer | Alaska guns & hunting: Old outdoors magazine brings back memories of Kenai River legend
By Laurel Downing Bill: Story Time with Aunt Phil: The Skagway Streetcar
By Mizelle Mayo: Artistic passions bring local artists to The Writer’s Block
By KTVA: Kikkan Randall diagnosed with breast cancer
Alaska’s Breast & Cervical Health Check program (BCHC)
Assists eligible women get breast and cervical health screenings. BCHC enrollees get free mammograms and pap tests. BCHC also pays for diagnostic tests when needed, and helps women get referred for financial support if they need treatment.
Moms Everyday Alaska Andrew Skipper: Decorating in small spaces

Alaska News July 10, 2018

By Ariane Aramburo: Anchorage police need help finding missing person, Taylor Davis
By Michelle Theriault Boots: A scary phone scam targeting Anchorage residents involves fake kidnappings, ransom demands
By Isabelle Ross, KDLG News: Man denied boarding in Dillingham by PenAir tried to climb into airplane cargo hold
By Associated Press: City settles with family of boy permanently injured in PE
Officers using new tool to help you know what happened after you call Dispatch
By Anna Rose MacArthur, KYUK: Far from Anchorage, where Cassandra Tinker was killed, her family cuts fish and grieves
By Sean Maguire: Anchorage attorney faces discrimination complaint while defending faith-based homeless shelter
By Michelle Therriault Boots: For some in Anchorage, it’s been the summer of airplane noise. But just wait until next year.
By Heather Hintze: New app speeds up driveway permitting process in Mat-Su
By Leroy Polk: After months of speculation, REI confirms move to midtown
By Liz Raines: DOC tests virtual reality as inmate training tool
By Devin Kelly: ‘Somebody’s got to do it’: Anchorage Assembly members propose ban on plastic shopping bags
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: UPDATE: GCI restoring service after statewide outage
By Scott Gross: How to keep your personal info private on Facebook
By Lynne Curry: My employee is constantly on her cellphone at work. How can I rein her in without looking unfair?
By Devin Kelly: A new hut with dramatic views rose up this summer in Alaska’s Hatcher Pass backcountry
By Eric Bowl: Seppala House saved from demolition in Nome, to turn into museum
Free Books Online for Alaskans of All Ages
Canneries, Cabins, Caches
By John B. Branson, historian for Lake Clark National Park & Preserve

I had always wanted to be a sailor and I really wanted to go to sea, in fact I longed to be on the boat. So inasmuch as all the canneries except Nakat operated their own ships to Alaska, I decided the best way to start would be to take a trip to Alaska, just get on a ship . . . Here again, I had to fib a little. I suddenly became 19 instead of 16. – Stan Tarrant

Digital: Download the entire book as a free .pdf.

By John Schandelmeier: At Bristol Bay, there’s a changing of the guard at the boatyard
By Amy Carney: July Artifact of the Month
By Jacob Resneck KTOO: Melted ice cream, dead dog, uneaten crab: Misery aboard the Alaska state ferry LeConte
By Julia O’Malley: How Alaska Eats: How to find fresh salmon and rule the sourdough pancake universe
Moms Everyday Alaska Family Features: Grilled panzanella

Alaska News July 08, 2018

By Chris Klint: Pilot survives plane crash near Knik Glacier
By Amy Bushatz For the Frontiersman: Trauma and Adoption: Palmer woman seeks community support
Community members who wish to donate items or other help can contact Baldwin through her Because of the Brave Facebook page or a Go Fund Me page she’s set-up for donations at GoFundMe.com/Baldwin-family-support.
By Chris Klint: Scammers tell another Anchorage man they have his wife
By Alex DeMarban, Devin Kelly: Family questions fatal shooting of Copper Center man by troopers
By Devin Kelly: ‘A screeching halt’: Forest Fair crowds snarl traffic between Anchorage and Girdwood
By Beth Verge: Donning 37 medals, Special Olympics athletes welcomed home to Anchorage
By Annie Zak: After years of poor king salmon runs, renowned Kenai River sportfishing community adjusts “You cannot help but feel some guilt when people do come all the way up, spend a lot of money to come to Alaska to fish the famous Kenai River and they can’t catch a king,” one business owner said.
By Liz Raines: State economist: Alaska’s still in a recession

Alaska News July 07, 2018

By Kyle Hopkins: Bear shot after it smashes SUV window and climbs inside at Anchorage trailhead
By CBS News: Father protecting his children killed by polar bear
By Liz Thomas: APD apprehends 2 after standoff in Tudor area
By Devin Kelly: When car thieves and the Alaska summer intersect: An old motorhome was stolen from a campsite
By Heather Hintze: Forest Fair keeps Girdwood firefighters busy
By Alex DeMarban: Members of Anchorage mail-theft ring get up to 6 years’ prison time
By Jack Carney: Alaska attorney says immigrants serving in the military are being unfairly discharged
By Joe Vigil: Addiction group: Destroy Paradise Inn Palm Tree
BONUS VIDEO: Watch every cliff launching, car crash at Glacier View’s Independence Day Celebration Forget the fireworks, in Glacier View an Independence Day celebration is taken to a whole new level with this tradition.
By David Hulen: Listening to our readers – in new ways and old
By Elwood Brehmer, Alaska Journal of Commerce: Veteran industry engineer questions aspects of Alaska LNG plans
By Rebecca Palsha, Richard Mauer: A South Dakotan wants your vote — for Congress from Alaska
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: Moose family stays safe on Eagle River pedestrian overpass
By Daybreak Staff: Mic Check in the Morning: Secondhand Feels
By Emily Carlson: Park of the Week: Whisper Faith Kovach Park

Alaska News July 06, 2018

By Anchorage Daily News: Commercial fisherman dies after going overboard in Cook Inlet
By Juan Montes & Mike Ross: Coffee stand robbery: dramatic video
By Leroy Polk: Anchorage man shot following argument over who owned a bicycle, suspect at large
By Mary Simton: Hillside homeowner wants justice after theft
By Liz Thomas: 1 dead in crash on KGB Road in Mat-Su
By Makayla Clark: Young kayaker found safe near Sitka
By Devin Kelly: Sexual harassment suit filed against Calista Corp., which denies allegations
By Daniella Rivera: 2015 shooting victims testify in attempted murder trial
By Marc Lester: Campbell Creek restoration puts Anchorage teens to work
By Anchorage Daily News: Coming up: Incubus, Girdwood Forest Fair, beer in the Alaska Botanical Garden
By Rhonda McBride: Frontiers 147: Angling for tomorrow
By Rhonda McBride: Frontiers 146: Great Alaska Dinosaur Adventure
By Mara Severin: A revamped menu of comfort food at Rustic Goat restaurant
By Daybreak Staff: Independent Craft Brewers Seal verifies true independent beer
By Laurel Downing Bill: Story Time with Aunt Phil: Alaska’s first governor
Only In Your State Casea Peterson: 10 Rare Photos Taken In Alaska During The Great Depression
Moms Everyday Alaska Family Features: Carrot beauty noodles

Alaska News July 05, 2018

Girdwood Forest Fair Safety Tips

5 tips from the Girdwood Fire Department to help keep you safe when you visit Forest Fair this weekend.

Drive the speed limit, obey the parking signs. Park the car and take advantage of the free local Girdwood shuttle bus.
Tune into 88.9 FM KEUL, Glacier City Radio from Bird to Hope to listen to Forest Fair live and get updates on traffic.
Be bear aware, Girdwood has many resident black and brown bears. If you are camping or renting a cabin in Girdwood, keep all food indoors or in bear proof containers. These are available to rent from the Glacier Ranger District in Girdwood and other outdoor rental locations in Anchorage. Do not keep food in tents. Do not run from bears. Know how to use bear spray.
Keep hydrated. If you need us, please call 911 and give a good description of where you are, and give firefighters room to work.
Report any fires or fireworks. As Always fireworks are illegal. NO open fires this weekend.
By Devin Kelly: Record heat prompts Anchorage-area burn bans, fireworks restrictions
By Leroy Polk: UPDATE: Young woman found, alive, after a camper helped save her life
By Mary Simton: AST: Drunk driver runs over, kills girlfriend
By Mary Simton: Machete-wielding man threatens good Samaritan in Fairbanks
By Anchorage Daily News: Minnesota woman fatally buried under collapsing snow formation in Portage Valley
By Anchorage Daily News: 5-year-old killed by falling rock during family hike near Valdez
By Mary Simton: Body ID’d in Carr-Gottstein Park mudflats death
By Cameron Mackintosh: Woman charged by brown bear near Muldoon neighborhood
By Derek Minemyer: Alpenglow Elementary students raise money for their vandalized school
By Devin Kelly: Anchorage car thieves are targeting Subarus. This man’s was stolen twice in one week.
By Alex DeMarban: Searchers find bodies of missing hikers in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park
By Erin McKinstry, Alaska Public Media: Junior runners battle heat at Seward’s 91st Mount Marathon Race on Wednesday
The Anchorage Daily News: Photos: Mount Marathon 2018
By Anchorage Daily News: Complete results for the 2018 Mount Marathon Race
By Andrew Kitchenman, Alaska Public Media & KTOO – Juneau: New law gives judges more discretion when setting bail

“People were being held in custody and in jail simply because they were poor,” said Alaska Public Defender Quinlan Steiner of the original bail system. He said judges were making decisions that had little to do with whether or not people were likely to show up for their court hearings.

John Skidmore directs criminal prosecutions for the state of Alaska and says other states have used scores to set bail. But, “what no state did other than the state of Alaska was to make it mandatory that the risk assessment tool absolutely controlled the judge’s discretion.”
By Michelle Theriault Boots: Feel like a swim? Here’s the lowdown on Anchorage lakes
By Mary Simton: Paradise Inn tree could be yours via auction
By Mary Simton: Fire engulfs building near Midtown
By Daybreak Staff: 500 men walk, run, bike for cancer awareness
The run is five or two miles, and takes place Saturday, July 7, at 10 a.m. at the Anchorage Football Stadium.

To register and learn more, head to alaskamensrun.com.
By Carey Seward: This Countryside Restaurant In Alaska Has The Most Stunning View
A Sailor’s Life: The sacrifice of an Alaskan World War II veteran
On a day we celebrate independence, Channel 2 photojournalist Joshua Maxwell brings us the story of one of the men who fought for our freedom, a member of “the greatest generation” and World War II veteran here in Alaska who faced danger in the Pacific.

Alaska News July 03, 2018

By Alex DeMarban: Police find vehicle and suspect from Monday night’s East Anchorage hit-and-run
By Mary Simton: Man arrested after attacking family member with sword
By Alex DeMarban: NPS: Evidence suggests overdue hikers may have died crossing river in Wrangell-St. Elias
By Mary Simton: Vandals cause $100k in damages to Eagle River school
By Sean Maguire: Fish and Game scales back search for bear or bears that killed Eagle River hiker
By Daniella Rivera: Attempted murder or crime of passion? Jury to decide in 2015 shooting
By Laurel Andrews: 1990s Subaru vehicles are an emerging target for car thieves, Anchorage police say
By Heather Hintze: Permit for private fence on public land draws concern in Talkeetna
By Lauren Maxwell: Man meets his bio-mom in Alaska after 55 years
By Devin Kelly: Hunting an ancient disease in Alaska starts with watching patients swallow pills
By Holly Brooks: It’s gonna be a hot Mount Marathon, so racers be warned and spectators stand by — preferably with ice
By KTUU Staff: New mural celebrating Alaska in Downtown Anchorage
Moms Everyday Alaska Candace Reid: Stars and stripes pancakes with homemade blueberry syrup

Alaska News July 02, 2018

By Anchorage Daily News: Woman hospitalized after she was shot while driving an SUV in South Anchorage, police say
By Mary Simton: 1 dead in Seward Highway motorcycle crash
By Mary Simton: Passenger ejected, badly hurt in Talkeetna rollover
Troopers believe alcohol was a factor in the crash and say Nichols and the passenger were not wearing seatbelts.
By Leroy Polk: Gear-filled backpacks found near AK glacier, thought to belong to missing hikers
By Michelle Theriault Boots: Troopers arrest two, seize $56,000 of heroin in small Southeast Alaska village
By Cameron Mackintosh: Cordova hospital averts loss of internet access
By Laurel Andrews: Protecting your property – and yourself – in Southcentral Alaska: Troopers and police share their tips

The Club
Trail Cam Pro: How to Catch a Thief Trail Cameras
By Cameron Mackintosh: U.S. Labor Secretary visits Alaska seafood plant, pipeline training center
By Scott Gross: Arctic Thunder air show breaks previous attendance record
By Mary Simton: 50th Anniversary Special Olympics kicks off in Seattle
By Michelle Theriault Boots: A moose crashed this Anchorage couple’s wedding vows
By Beth Bragg: Mount Marathon women’s race: There’s Allie, and there’s everyone else
By Lauren Maxwell: Denali-area eatery offers high-concept cuisine
Keeping up-to-date with Gov. Bill Walker
Our fix to Alaska’s pre-trial release goes into effect this weekend after signing public safety bills into law last week. Reforming the pre-trial system, ending mandatory release, and making sure judges have the discretion to set release conditions is an important one of more than 60 ways we’re working to make Alaska safer under the Public Action Safety Plan.
By Suzanne Downing: Walker flips: Offers Juneau Superior Court judgeship to lower candidate
The KNOM Newsletter (Nome Static), July 2018
Moms Everyday Alaska Alison Bickel: Baked taco dip