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Alaska News November 08, 2017

How does Alaska or your state deal with this problem?
By CBS News: Taxpayers subsidize ‘hush money’ for sexual harassment and assault
By Austin Baird: The criminal justice reform bill is advancing. But what would it actually change?
Do you participate in Citizen Scientist programs?
By associated Press: Walking beaches, volunteers amass data on dead seabirds
Hundreds of volunteers comb stretches of beach from Mendocino, California, to Kotzebue, Alaska, each month looking for carcasses that have washed ashore. The citizen scientists are often the first to see when unusual numbers of birds have died.
By Rebecca Palsha: 10-cent gasoline tax passes Anchorage Assembly
“Motor fuel taxes should be imposed at the statewide level so that all users of the highway and road facilities pay the same rate as a user fee,” Aves Thompson with the Alaska Trucking Association said. “Our fear is that if the Anchorage assembly adopts this ordinance additional communities will impose similar local taxes creating a stove pipe taxation system throughout the state increasing the motor fuel tax at different rates for different areas making statewide operations more difficult.”
By Scott Gross: UAA piloting program awarded new call sign
By Patrick Moussignac: Meth makes a comeback, killing some Alaskans
By Lauren Maxwell: Biologists plan to put down 4 brown bears in Eagle River
Tweto Stars in New Reality Show
Watch: early morning aurora
Forgotten battlefield: The invasion of Alaska
By KTVA Web Staff: Aftermath of Dalton Highway avalanche caught on cam
By Carlos Faura: Aurora ‘high’ next few nights

Alaska News November 07, 2017

By Leroy Polk: Senate Bill 54, amending controversial SB91, passes House after midnight
By Leroy Polk: Palmer man killed in early morning vehicle accident
By Associated Press: Alaska village’s advanced microgrid drastically cuts cost
By Kalinda Kindle: ASD introduces new high paying position
Anderson says the job pays $160,000 but is worth more than $200,000 with benefits.
By Caslon Hatch: Loussac Library sees uptick in patrons, more residents seeking social services
“We have these social work interns and it’s really great because librarians can’t always determine what the best first step is for some of these complex needs,” said Preskitt.

Since the need has proven to be there, Preskitt says they are expanding the program. The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority just awarded funding for a full-time social worker to be on hand year-round.
a href=”http://www.ktuu.com/content/news/Suspect-robs-Bikini-Babes-at-gunpoint-455683653.html”>By Sidney Sullivan: Suspect robs ‘Bikini Babes’ at gunpoint
By Leroy Polk: 2 men arrested in Palmer burglary, 1 was found hiding in a swamp
By Leroy Polk: Alaska man arrested while trying to break into a moving truck, officials say
By Samantha Angaiak: State considers a sponsor for Birchwood Airport
By Heather Hintze: Anchorage Downtown Partnership works to change perception of downtown
By CBS News: Target’s Thanksgiving hours offer a Black Friday breather

Alaska News November 06, 2017

By Cameron Mackintosh: Avalanche season underway, a warning for those headed into the backcountry
Even though snow totals are mostly low even in the backcountry, avalanches are still possible. In fact, several minor avalanches have been reported in Hatcher Pass and the Chugach Mountains in recent weeks. Currently, avalanche danger for the Hatcher Pass area is considered “considerable” at elevations above 2,500 feet.
By Sean Maguire: State lawmakers threatened with physical harm on social media
JUNEAU (KTUU) – The Speaker of the House, Rep. Bryce Edgmon (D – Dillingham) announced that lawmakers were threatened with physical harm by a person on social media. The threat was based on the position taken by a majority of legislators to a proposed amendment to SB-54.
By Victoria Taylor: Slick road conditions plague Anchorage drivers Sunday
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) Anchorage Police said as of midnight Sunday morning, 68 crashes had been reported, 11 of those resulted in injuries and 30 vehicles were reported in distress.
By Victoria Taylor: Bake sale raises $1,800 for victims of Polaris Bar and Hotel fire
By Patrick Moussignac: Inside the gates: Honoring our veterans
By Liz Raines: Ballot initiative aims to relocate Alaska Legislature

Alaska News November 04, 2017

By Jackie Purcell: Snow by Saturday night or Sunday for Anchorage area

By KTVA Web Staff: AFD releases final report on Ben Schultz accident
By Heather Hintze: Driver sentenced in Atka van crash that killed 3
Superior Court Judge Steve Cole handed down a term of 11 years and 30 days in prison for 30-year-old Sonny Iloilo, following his guilty plea in the deaths of Anchorage residents Ray McCullough Jr., 43; Mike Tunohun Jr., 51; and Paul Nicholas Nesbit, 57. He will also spend five years on probation following his release.

By Patrick Moussignac: UAA’s School of Nursing hopes to help reverse nursing shortage in AK
By Lauren Maxwell: Fall Book Sale this weekend at Loussac Library

By Dan Carpenter: Pastor Alonzo Patterson retiring after 65 years in ministry
This Sunday, November 5, will be Pastor Patterson’s final sermon at the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. The day is also his 80th birthday.
By Austin Baird: Anchorage hospitals see significant increase in newborns suffering from opioid withdrawal
By Samantha Angaiak: 5th annual fundraiser kicks off for MYHouse
By Kortnie Horazdovsky and Sean Maguire: Crews search Matanuska River for missing woman
Rachel Lynn Mallard, 40, was last seen on Wednesday afternoon walking on South Alaska Street in Palmer.
By Rebecca Palsha: Prosecutors say staff shortage hurting cases
By Victoria Taylor: Seeking perspective, survey asks for input on homelessness

📚 This November, cuddle up with good eats & good reads 📚

DISH with Kim Sunée: Fusion food, guilty pleasures, and what’s in her fridge

If you picked up a copy of our fall issue, you’ve maybe already tried Kim Sunée’s recipe for Spicy Kale and Bacon Gochujang Pancakes Jangddeok. We were delighted to share this excerpt from her new cookbook, Everyday Korean: Fresh, Modern Recipes for the Home Cook, and are following it with a web-only exclusive Q & A.

We’ll be at the Bear Tooth Grill in Anchorage on Monday for the ‘Everyday Korean’ Book Launch and Signing. Can’t wait to get our hands on a signed copy!

📚 This November, cuddle up with good eats & good reads 📚

Alaska News November 03, 2017

By Associated Press: Walker: Trump plans meeting with Pacific governors
By Sean Maguire: Senate Bill 54 passes the House Finance Committee and heads to the House
By Daniella Rivera: ‘No justice’ even as adoptive mother receives max sentence in abuse case
After researching the effect of SB91, Alaska’s controversial crime reform law, on the case Thursday, an attorney with the Alaska Office of Victim Rights told KTVA in an email:

“The effect in Anya James case is that she will receive more jail credit for time spent on an electronic monitor after SB91 took effect than for time she spent on an electronic monitor pre-SB91.”
By Laurel Downing Bill: Story Time with Aunt Phil: Valdez

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.

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
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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.

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