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Alaska News October 18, 2017

By Leroy Polk: UPDATE: Multiple crashes slow traffic for Mat-Su commuters
By Joe Vigil: APD Chief discusses relations with media
By Chris Klint: FBI sex-trafficking sweep turns up Anchorage victims, suspects
By KTVA Web Staff: Search continues for pilot missing in Yukon River crash
By Liz Raines: State VPSO program struggles with local hire
By Samantha Angaiak: Elder shares words of wisdom with Elders and Youth Conference Delegates

By Dan Carpenter: Discussion on suicide prevention stresses communication
By Associated Press: Alcohol board undecided on distilleries serving cocktails

By Austin Baird: Court ruling invalidates law banning independents from seeking political party nominations

Hilton Hotel under fire from labor union
By Lauren Maxwell: New ordinance lets people report hotel mold problems
By KTVA Web Staff: Animal control re-homes first gator in the Valley
Thank you Tonya and Rich Breuchet!
By Mike Ross: Lost pet? Husband & wife rescue team builds special humane traps
By Deborah Newborn: How volcanic eruptions in Alaska could have impacted the lives of ancient Egyptians
Workforce Wedesday: Remote Camp Hospitality Services
Mic Check in the Morning: Cody Blackbird Band


Anchorage & Fairbanks
By Joel Cunningham: Announcing Barnes & Noble’s 3rd Annual Mini Maker Faire, November 11-12, 2017
By Andrew Liszweski: This Timelapse Footage of Denali Is a Mountain of Spectacular Nature Video Tropes

AK News October 17, 2017

Congratulations Tara Sweeney!
By Rebecca Palsha / Leroy Polk: Alaskan chosen by President Trump for top Indian Affairs job

By Samantha Angaiak: Teen whale hunter speaks to elders and youth about the importance of subsistence
By Dan Carpenter: Crime concerns dominate town hall discussion on 4th special session
By Clara Miller: Indigenous peoples of Southeast are focus of Sitka conference
By Sidney Sullivan: Wasilla police meets crowdfunding goal for new K9 Officer
Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute: Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute Announces Winners of the First-Ever Alaska Commercial Fishing Video Contest
Fisherman Kamirin Couch Takes Home the Grand Prize for Compelling Video on Her Fishing Roots
By Daniella Rivera: Extra officers visit Clark Middle School after abduction attempt
By Airman 1st Class VALERIE MONROY JBER Public Affairs: TRICARE benefits changes to take effect Jan. 1

AK News October 15, 2017

By Bonney Bowman: Inside the Gates: Saying goodbye
KTVA’s Bonney Bowman has been covering the military in Alaska for four years. In that time, she’s traveled around the state and the world with our service members, bringing you their stories.

By Juan Montes: UPDATE: Two people dead, others injured after a vehicle collision on the Seward Highway
By Kalinda Kindle: Mobile food pantry brings fresh produce to those in need

Pentagon announces changes for immigrants entering the military

A number of Alaskans stand to be affected by the change, according to Stock. Some immigrants who have lived in Anchorage have been among those to join the military through the MAVNI program. They include Specialist Susan Tanui, a native of Kenya and former All-American runner at UAA, who was the first-place female finisher in the Army’s 10-mile race in Washington, DC last weekend.

By Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media: Pentagon announces changes for immigrants entering the military

Alaska News October 14, 2017

By Chris Klint, Bonney Bowman and Liz Raines: 2nd Anchorage school student targeted in abduction attempt
By Kyle Hopkins: State mistakenly charges faraway college student with Anchorage car theft
By Sean Maguire: Winter heating bills set to rise from colder weather and higher energy costs
By Mike Ross: Baby whale rescue: experts from across U.S. treat beluga calf

By Alexis Fernandez: Mexican consulate on wheels in Anchorage this weekend
The Consulate on Wheels will be available October 14 to October 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Northway Mall.
Thank you Maria Caruso!
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: Red Cross sends Alaska volunteer to California fires
ANCHORAGE (KTUU) – The Red Cross of Alaska is sending a Disaster Workforce Specialist to California to assist with volunteer coordination with the devastating wildfires still burning across the state.

Maria Caruso left Alaska Thursday afternoon to assist.

Alaska News October 13, 2017

What options do you use to stay safe?
By Lauren Maxwell: Police offer tips to help homeowners stay safe


By Sean Maguire: The State Central Committee of the Alaska Republican Party withdraws support for SB-91

John Tracy: Reality Check: SB 91 puts budget cuts before public safety
As legitimate as the goals of SB 91 were, there’s little doubt that many in Juneau also saw it as a good way to cut the budget. In a sideways nod to Chilkoot Charlie, they took the savings and passed the bill on to us. And now communities are paying the price.
Why are children playing on/in the street?
By Rebecca Palsha: Residents call for safety improvements on Silver Fox Lane
“There are kids everywhere on that street – they’re in the parking areas,” Price said. “They spill out onto the road year round, so it’s a scary problem. I think about that all the time, especially now that I’m a parent. There’s no safe place for kids to play outside on our street.”
By Leroy Polk: One shot, another held at gunpoint following failed car theft attempt
By Naomi Klouda: Elders & Youth speakers provide from one century to next
By Victoria Taylor: Anchorage Assemblyman backs initiative to get stolen bikes back to owners
By Mike Ross: Pride & patriotism: Service H.S. JROTC cadets give back to community
Congratulations Ben Walker!
By Sidney Sullivan: State announces 2018 Alaska Teacher of the Year recipient
By KTVA Web Staff: Alaska Run for Women awards over $231,000 in grants
The 11 organizations awarded include:

YWCA Encore Plus — $65,000
American Cancer Society (ACS) — $4,500
Breast Cancer Center for Detection — $20,000
Norton Sound Health Corporation — $22,625
Let Every Women Know — $4,000
Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT) — $19,500
Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic (KBFPC) — $30,000
Affinityfilms — $6,250
Anchorage Young Cancer Coalition (AYCC) — $2,250
UAA Clinical Research — $15,000
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) — $42,000

At least 70 percent of the grants stay in Alaska.

By Bonney Bowman: Free flu shot clinics as season starts to pick up
Friday, Oct. 20
ASD Education Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 25
Clark Middle School from 12:15 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Fairview Elementary School from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Service High School from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sand Lake Elementary School from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 26
Clark Middle School from 12:15 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Fairview Elementary School from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sand Lake Elementary School from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
By Laurel Downing Bill: Story Time with Aunt Phil: The Alaska conspiracy myth