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Alaska News June 08, 2018

By Laurel Andrews: Hazmat team investigates white powder left near Anchorage homeless shelter
 
 
 
 
By Nathaniel Herz: Court filings expose power struggle over sex harassment charges at Alaska Native corporation Calista

 
 
 
 

By Laurel Andrews: Alaska man charged with wasting walrus kill
 
 
 
 

By Daniella Rivera: Murder suspects: An escapee, a parolee, & a defendant on bail
 
 
 
 
By Daniel Kirby: Former Alaska lawmaker Zach Fansler to be arraigned on June 21 in Juneau
 
 
 
 
By Beth Bragg: Warrior moms will help the Alaska Run for Women continue the fight against breast cancer
 
 
 
 
By Beth Verge: Family, friends reflect on life of Anchorage hit-and-run victim Paul Winter
 
 
 
 
By Rebecca Palsha: Police look at clearing up ‘grids’ of illegal camps instead of individual campers
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: Anchorage School Board pushes back decision on school start times to August
 
 
 
 
By Scott Gross: Inside the Gates: Veterans Portrait Project
 
 
 
 
By Heather Hintze: Teens graduate from APD Youth Academy
 
 
 
 
By Lauren Maxwell: More officers to patrol Anchorage trails
 
 
 
 
By Lauren Maxwell: Group wants help cutting brush from bike trails
 
 
 
 
By Steve Quinn: Walker signs foster care reform bill into law
 
 
 
 
By Patrick Enslow: From UAA to the NHL, the Seawolf who took the Stanley Cup
 
 
 
 
By Jackie Purcell: Nap time for mother moose and twins
 
 
 
 
Moms Everyday Alaska Family Features: Tomato and tortellini soup

Alaska News June 07, 2018

By Laurel Andrews: APD: Man killed by SUV was rollerblading on sidewalk
 
 
 
 
By Beth Verge: Armed with defense dogs, Providence Alaska Medical Center reports decrease in violence
 
 
 
 
By Emily Carlson: Motorists illegally corral moose calf on Minnesota
 
 
 
 
Congratulations Jodie Hettrick!
By Leroy Polk: First female fire chief announced at Anchorage Fire Department
 
 
 
 
By Devin Kelly: Spenard sinkhole signals a looming crisis over Anchorage’s aging drainpipes
 
 
 
 
By Erica Martinson: Sullivan gets his wish for canceled Senate recess while Murkowski fumes
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: The Anchorage School District wants parents to know about the show ‘13 Reasons Why’ and how it could affect their children
 
 
 
 
By Erica Martinson: Alaskan Tara Sweeney’s Interior Department nomination cruises through committee
 
 
 
 
By Dave Leval: Wasilla baseball team honors fallen service members
 
 
 
 
Congratulations Jessica Michelle Singleton!
By Daybreak Staff: Jessica Michelle Singleton performs for one night only in Anchorage
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Wave of summer Anchorage concerts starts Thursday
 
 
 
 
By Liz Thomas: Brown Bag shutters its doors for good
 
 
 
 
By Kari Bustamante: Zoe Hickel brings program for young female athletes to Alaska
 
 
 
 
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: Alaskan makes the cut on ‘American Ninja Warrior’ Wednesday
 
 
 
 
By Annie Zak: Cruise company Carnival will buy Southeast Alaska’s historic White Pass railroad
 
 
 
 
By Allie Harvey: For this one-time wanderer, grow roots first, then plant a garden
 
 
 
 
Edible Alaska Recipe: California Roll Bowl

Alaska News June 06, 2018

By Mary Simton: Driver leads troopers on wild chase through Valley
 
 
 
 
By Zaz Hollander: Widespread lightning strikes trigger Alaska wildfires
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk & Associated Press: UPDATE: Anchorage pedestrian struck, killed in crash on 9th Avenue, police questioning suspect
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Arson fire destroys vehicles, damages Kodiak building
 
 
 
 
By Marc Lester: Weeks after her wedding day, a Polish climber survives a 1,000-foot fall on Denali
 
 
 
 
By Melinda Bolton: 3 men sentenced for ‘winter crime spree’ in 2017
 
 
 
 
By Megan Mazurek: Race aims to raise money for breast cancer research
 
 
 
 
By Devin Kelly: ‘Downright infuriating:’ Worker sues state over transgender surgery
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: When a moose crashes your birthday pool party
 
 
 
 
By Scott Gross: On Hawaii’s big island, evacuate or be arrested
 
 
 
 

Connecting rural Alaskan communities to future nurses
 
 
 
 

VIDEO: Days after return from Afghanistan, 4-25 soldiers summit newly-named Gold Star Peak

Alaska News June 05, 2018

By Alex DeMarban: John Active dies; he was a Yup’ik storyteller and ‘the voice of the Y-K Delta’
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Court denies appeal of man who struck joggers with car
 
 
 
 
By Mary Simton: Spike strip ends 100-mph chase near Sutton
 
 
 
 
By Liz Thomas: Troopers investigating Big Susitna River death
 
 
 
 
By Devin Kelly: Anchorage Police Department wants to move headquarters downtown
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: Police find stolen mail from across Anchorage after victim follows suspects
 
 
 
 
By Zaz Hollander: ‘Suspicious’ fire damages Anchorage school playground
 
 
 
 
By Zaz Hollander: Wasilla Christian school loses 3 buses in fire linked to fuel theft
 
 
 
 
By Stephanie Rhoades: No plan for ‘homesteaders’ in Anchorage greenbelts is a bad plan for everyone
 
 
 
 
By Bill Roth: Meet the new Star, 7th in a line of reindeer living in downtown Anchorage
 
 
 
 
By KTVA Web Staff: Wildlife officials sedate moose shot with target arrow
 
 
 
 
By Emily Carlson: GOP targets ‘turncoats’ in primary election
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Downing Bill: Story Time with Aunt Phil: Zachariah Loussac
 
 
 
 
By Steve Quinn: Rep. Gara announces retirement from Legislature
 
 
 
 
By Sean Maguire: Student dons a Confederate flag on her mortar board at Palmer High graduation
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: Watch black bear cubs frolic at an Anchorage golf course
 
 
 
 
Moms Everyday Alaska 719woman.com: Meal under $10: Fish with Mexican corn salad

Alaska News June 04, 2018

By KTUU Staff: Alaska flags flying at half-staff commemorate 76th anniversary of Dutch Harbor bombing
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: Early morning vehicle shootout in South Anchorage, 1 car abandoned
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Juneau police arrest man suspected of armed shoplifting
 
 
 
 
By Michelle Theriault Boots: Two Soldotna men arrested after alleged DUI, chase and assault on trooper
 
 
 
 
By Michelle Theriault Boots: Troopers say 3 people busted burglarizing a Wasilla house were all on pre-trial release for other cases
 
 
 
 
By Michelle Theriault Boots: Troopers cite 2 motorcyclists for driving 90 mph and faster on Seward Highway
 
 
 
 
By Beth Verge: Coast Guard medevacs 13-year-old from Chenega fishing vessel
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: Fairbanks wildfire sees ‘aggressive response’ from authorities following lightning strikes
 
 
 
 
By Sean Maguire: Anchorage camper films trooper shooting black bear with a bean bag round
 
 
 
 
By Daniella Rivera: State focus on fixing Alaska’s foster care system
 
 
 
 
By Liz Raines: Mat-Su Regional reduces opioids in ER by more than 60%
 
 
 
 
By Marc Lester: New Anchorage entrepreneurs get help turning ideas – and neighborhood pride – into a business plan
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: Only Alaskans will understand these summertime memes
 
 
 
 
By Lynne Curry: One of my best employees was caught watching porn at work. Do I have to fire him?
 
 
 
 
The Seattle Times, Associated Press: Alaska women work to save historic riverboat
 
 
 
 
By Lauren Maxwell: Harvesting Alaska: Talkeetna cafe specializes in local food
 
 
 
 
Moms Everyday Alaska Family Features: Chicken caprese stuffed spaghetti squash

Alaska News June 03, 2018

By Tegan Hanlon: ‘It’s been a long nine months’: The final big group of paratroopers returns home to Alaska from Afghanistan
 
 
 
 
By Matt Tunseth, Alaska Star: In need of a new heart, Eagle River mother fights for a million-dollar transplant
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: California man pleads guilty in Alaska meth conspiracy case
 
 
 
 
By KTVA Web Staff: Commercial fishing couple pleads guilty in tax case
 
 
 
 
By Sean Maguire: Spenard sinkhole repairs underway
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Alaska utility tells customers to make equipment repairs
 
 
 
 
By Dave Leval: Volunteers help neighbors Paint the Town
 
 
 
 
By Shannon Ballard: Alaska female running community rallying around man
 
 
 
 
By KTUU Staff: Shriners unveil Silent Messenger statute at Anchorage headquarters
 
 
 
 
By Beth Bragg: UAA’s new hockey coach will earn considerably more than UAF’s new hockey coach
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: Anchorage gets its first 70-degree day of the year
 
 
 
 
By Nathaniel Herz: Alaska heli-skiing company takes fight over fresh tracks to federal court
 
 
 
 
By Emily Carlson: Park of the Week: Oceanview
 
 
 
 
By Moms Everyday Alaska: What’s the most embarrassing thing your kid ever said in public?

Alaska News June 02, 2018

By Laurel Andrews: Police: Anchorage man hung ‘lifeless’ dog from fence by its leash
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: Woman stabbed two people to death on separate days, charges say
 
 
 
 
By Zaz Hollander: 4 charged with hiding suspect in brutal beating of man shoved into dog kennel
 
 
 
 
By Nathaniel Herz: Former Alaska lawmaker accused of slapping woman will plead guilty to harassment
 
 
 
 
By Sean Maguire: What’s next for three other teenagers accused of killing David Grunwald?
 
 
 
 
By Alex DeMarban: Begich and Treadwell jump into Alaska governor’s race
 
 
 
 
By Nathaniel Herz: Alaska legislative races feature ex-lawmakers seeking comebacks, credible challengers and a husband and wife
 
 
 
 
By Erica Martinson: Here are the people challenging Don Young for Alaska’s sole congressional seat
 
 
 
 
By Annie Zak: Work has started on a remodel at the Mall at Sears, but the owners aren’t saying who might move in
 
 
 
 
 
By Victoria Taylor: What do the locals recommend for Great Outdoors Month?
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: After-work hikes in the Anchorage area: Where’s your favorite spot?
 
 
 
 
By Kathleen McCoy, KSKA – Anchorage: Squeezing books into busy Alaska summers
 
 
 
 
Moms Everyday Alaska KTUU: Research finds ‘dad talk’ improves language skills

Alaska News June 01, 2018

By KTVA Web Staff: Man arrested and charged for raping 9-year-old girl
 
 
 
 
By Zaz Hollander: Jury delivers guilty verdicts on all counts for first teen to face trial in Grunwald slaying
 
 
 
 
By Jack Carney: Almandinger guilty on all counts in David Grunwald’s murder
 
 
 
 
By Daniella Rivera: Bail reduced for local actor accused of sexual assaults
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: Missing man’s body found in log jam in Mat-Su
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Female Yupik elder not voted to Bethel’s all-male council
 
 
 
 
By Joe Vigil: APD’s newest 30 include 3rd-generation officer
 
 
 
 
By Carlos Faura: Flood advisory issued for Montana Creek
 
 
 
 
By Ariane Aramburo : Dip into a donut to celebrate National Donut Day
 
 
 
 
By Anchorage Daily News: Weak king salmon return prompts Kenai Peninsula fishing closures
 
 
 
 
By Derek Minemyer: AOGA’s Great Debate Conference highlights key issues in Governor’s race
 
 
 
 
Steller Watch: June 1st: ~57 Sea Lion of the Month
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Sea lion researchers turn to crowdfunding for equipment
 
 
 
 
By Ariane Aramburo: Empowering women through fashion
 
 
 
 
By Victoria Taylor: Fishing, Hiking and Fashion: Two Alaska entrepreneurs take on the outdoor clothing industry
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: UA finalizes budget; tuition will increase for most classes this fall
 
 
 
 
Laurel Downing Bill: Story Time with Aunt Phil: The Koyukuk gold boom
 
 
 
 
By Lauren Maxwell: Atomic Camper ready to hit the road with new owner
 
 
 
 
By Daybreak Staff: Mic Check in the Morning: Spenard Jazz Fest Preview
 
 
 
 
26th 3 Barons Renaissance Faire
 
 
 
 
Anchorage Daily News: Photos: Best of May 2018
 
 
 
 
By Emma Hadix: Women’s Cycling: Anchorage’s strong community
 
 
 
 
Moms Everyday Alaska Family Features: Citrus ginger rosé punch
 
 
 
 
By Kim Sunée: Grilling season is here; prosciutto-wrapped shrimp are a perfect way to celebrate

Alaska News May 31, 2018

By Joe Vigil: Local WWII vet celebrates 99th birthday
 
 
 
 
By Beth Verge: Arrival of 4-25 soldiers highlighted by reunions, uncasing of colors
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: Fairbanks man sustains brain damage in dispute over bicycle ownership
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: Victim shot in backside while riding away on bicycle in Fairview, police say
 
 
 
 
By Zaz Hollander: ‘They’re not your family’: Jury deliberates fate of first teen on trial for Grunwald slaying
 
 
 
 
By Daniella Rivera: Courtroom audio: Judge, prosecutor frustrated with ‘subpar’ monitoring
 
 
 
 
Pretrial Enforcement Division accused in ankle monitor flub
 
 
 
 
By Michelle Theriault boots: Criminals are trying to get caught so they can smuggle drugs into jail, an Alaska official says
 
 
 
 
By Scott Gross: Justice for the family of Jorge Villa-Rea
 
 
 
 
By Dave Leval: Vandals strike again at Wasilla baseball field
 
 
 
 
By Richard Maurer: 3,500 rape kits are overdue for analysis in Alaska
 
 
 
 
By Charles Wohlforth: How a stranger’s caring healed a childhood of horrific sexual abuse
 
 
 
 
By Rebecca Palsha: Was it speed or road rage? Anchorage Police investigate wreck on the Glenn Hwy
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Opioid drug maker seeks dismissal of Alaska lawsuit
 
 
 
 
Congratulations Grace Parrott, of Ketchikan (left), and Daniel Doudnavo, of Fairbanks!
By Leroy Polk: Out of more than a million kids, 2 Alaskans place high in national spelling championship
 
 
 
 
By Daniel Kirby: Whale watching ship with 113 passengers runs aground north of Auke Bay
 
 
 
 
By alex DeMarban: Here’s what Bill Walker will do if Mark Begich runs for governor
 
 
 
 
By : Steven Mufson, Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post: Companies’ first step toward drilling for oil in ANWR deemed inadequate by feds
 
 
 
 
Christine O’Connor GUEST COMMENTARY: Alaska telecoms committed to open internet
 
 
 
 
American Association for the Advancement of Science: Along Alaska’s Pacific coast, early humans could have migrated to the Americas
 
 
 
 
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: New chancellor named for University of Alaska Anchorage
 
 
 
 
By Daybreak Staff: ‘R&B Live’: All-female showcase in Anchorage

Alaska News May 30, 2018

By Laurel Andrews: Fairbanks man charged with murder for infant death
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Siblings accused of robbing Sicily’s Pizza driver at knifepoint
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Jury convicts Anchorage man on all counts in 2016 murder
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Peronto pleads not guilty to new charges in teen’s seduction
 
 
 
 
Michael Pope arrested after firing shots and ramming police vehicles
 
 
 
 
By Zaz Hollander: Defense rests in Grunwald murder trial without calling any witnesses
 
 
 
 
By Tegan Hanlon: After a stray bullet wounded their toddler, an Anchorage couple copes with fear
 
 
 
 
By Richard Mauer: Track Palin wants to be in Anchorage Veterans Court, not criminal court in Palmer
 
 
 
 
By Cassie Schirm: 5th annual Walk ‘n Roll for Animals is this weekend
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Researcher: beluga whales visit Kenai River early, often
 
 
 
 
By bob Hallinen: Here are two dozen of our favorite bird photos from this spring
 
 
 
 
By Donna Freedman: Seedlings and first fresh greens are now available at farmers markets
 
 
 
 
RoadTrippin’: Getting to Seldovia is part of the fun
 
 
 
 
Moms Everyday Alaska: Liz Kepplinger – Sweet potato stuffed mushrooms with spinach and goat cheese