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Alaska News October 21, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Driver in propane tank fire arrested after fighting with Fairbanks police; Hydaburg’s Ben Young receives AFN Culture Bearer award; Survivors of deadly PenAir crash share their stories and more ->
KTUU: Assembly passes changes to plastic bag ban; He gives working opportunities for Palmer’s at-risk youth; when his shop caught fire his neighbors chipped in; Temporary art installations across Anchorage are sparking conversations about the climate, our community, and our future and more ->
Craig Medred: Tech threat grows
Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: Fairbanks, Soldotna top the DPS list of missing persons; Bear attack: ‘She started snapping her mouth’; Damaged plane off the rocks, Unalaska airport open again and more->
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: The Abandoned Naval Base Hiding On An Alaskan Island Is A Birder’s Paradise

Alaska News October 20, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Silver Alert issued for Anesha Murnane; Alaska Airlines suspends flights between Anchorage and Unalaska through Monday; Troopers ID gas station robber; Photos: “Quyana Alaska” at AFN 2019 in Fairbanks; Murkowski, Sullivan speak to heightened angst over crime against Native women and more ->
KTUU: Plane lifted from crash site in Unalaska; Alaska school computer monitoring raises privacy concerns; Grand opening of Hatcher Pass’ first ski lift pushed to 2020; Municipality to consider additional seat on Anchorage Assembly and more ->

Alaska News October 19, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Eagle River nurse practitioner indicted in death of third patient; U.S. Attorney for Alaska commends 15-year-old for reporting sex offender’s extortion attempt; Against the odds, Queen’s Guard achieves nonprofit status in Alaska; City removes large pile of asphalt dumped in local park; ’20 Years of Comedy in Alaska’: Film documents the experiences of visiting comics and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Alaska regulators taking public comment on possible oil spill plan changes and more ->
KTUU: Troopers searching for suspects in armed robbery of Settlers Bay gas station; Homeless individuals concerned for safety following recent murders in Anchorage; NTSB recovers flight data, cockpit voice recorders from PenAir crash in Unalaska; Alaska Supreme Court Justice gives pointed speech at AFN over judicial independence, funding and more->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: ccused killer in hotel homicide has second victim, police say; New cold case website hoping to get public’s help in solving cases; 2019 Alaska Federation of Natives Convention continues, brings focus to education and more ->
Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: Commissioner of Public Safety has this to say about ‘The Stalker’ column
Craig Medred: Gone guy

Alaska News October 18, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Man charged with assault for driving wrong way on Glenn Highway, crashing; Portrait-filled kuspuk captures AFN’s attention, renewing calls for public safety; AFN honors Bethel’s Pete Kaiser, Lyman Hoffman; Inside the Gates: F-35s take over fighter squadron with storied combat history; Dog ownership: Good for the soul and the heart; Anchorage Park Foundation debuts new playground guide and more ->
KTUU: UPDATE: One dead in Unalaska plane crash, NTSB team on its way; Soldotna High senior dies in morning highway car crash; Accused killer in hotel homicide has second victim, police say;
Panelists call for teamwork to combat high rates of violence against native women;
DNR attempting to change outdoor guide regulations in Glacier Winner Creek; Former student starts up makeshift food bank at Abbott Loop Elementary and more ->

KTOO Public Media: Protest, policy critiques punctuate first day of Fairbanks AFN; Overcrowding leads to loss of hobby shop at Lemon Creek and more ->
Alaska Native News: It’s Alaska Day! Three Rollovers, One Fatal, Caused by Icy Sterling Highway Conditions; Alaskans Rally for Justice at AFN in Fairbanks and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: From meat goat to mascot: the story of Curry the goat; Frozen makes debut in Fairbanks and more ->
Alaska News from APRN: Plane goes off runway in Unalaska; injuries reported; AG Barr announces $42 million in tribal grants to combat crime and help victims in rural Alaska and more ->
By Courtney, Only In Your State Alaska: This Haunted Road Trip Will Lead You To The Scariest Places In Alaska

Alaska News October 17, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Preparing for the big one: The Great Alaska Shakeout; Alaska city’s insurance lawyer to handle rape claim case; ConocoPhillips makes record donation to Food Bank of Alaska; 4 Alaska teachers given presidential excellence awards in science, math, engineering; Local support helps 2 Mat-Su businesses expand and more ->
KTUU: Man arrested following a crash on the Glenn Highway; 4 juveniles arrested for vandalizing Begich Middle School; WATCH: Gov. Dunleavy to speak at AFN; Iditarod CEO hopes to start dialogue with animal rights group PETA; A fish mystery solved using genetic testing; Former councilman trying to get dirty needles off Palmer streets and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Juneau immersion classroom aims to teach new generation of Lingít speakers; Dunleavy wants White House to consider fast-tracking Prince of Wales rare earth mine; Tourism advocates say proposed Roadless Rule exemption threatens industry’s growth and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Marshall Voters Want To Open City-Run Alcohol Store In Dry Community; Bethel Celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ Day and more ->
Alaska Native News: AMHS will Temporarily Resume Service to Prince Rupert; Coast Guard Aircrews Rescue Three People from Munson Island and more->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: 2019 Elders and Youth Conference comes to a close; Military Report: Fairbanks ski & snowboard operation offers discounts for 2020 season; 300 words a minute: A day in the life of a court reporter; Winter season closed for Fortymile caribou herd and more ->
By Craig Medred: Summer of peace
Alaska Highway News, The Canadian Press: Toronto Public Library under fire over event by controversial speaker
By Robert Woolsey, KCAW – Sitka, Alaska News from APRN: Sitka land trust breaks ground on affordable cottage neighborhood and more ->
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State, Alaska: Watch The Mountains Turn Red In Alaska On The Gold Mint Trail In Hatcher Pass

Alaska News October 16, 2019

By Claire Stremple, KHNS – Haines, Alaska News from APRN: Skagway legend “Buckwheat” Donahue dies at 68
By Wesley Early, KOTZ – Kotzebue, Alaska News from APRN: National Native news outlet Indian Country Today announces Alaska bureau
KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Brian Smith indicted on charges of murder, sexual assault & evidence tampering; DOC to send inmates out of state due to growing prison population after SB 91 repeal; Yup’ik immersion students get hands-on learning through salmon exploration; Travel Tuesday: Aurora draws winter visitors to Southcentral and more ->
KTUU: Two people hurt in mobile home fire near Lake Otis and Dowling; ASAA will not decertify the official in the Dimond High School swimsuit controversy; Training translators to relay emergency communications in different languages; UPDATE: Fugitive goat nabbed by Alaska State Troopers; City of Hoonah wants to join large area to create a new borough and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Meet the evangelical climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe; Cruise boom brings more business to Sitka but strains some local attractions; You’ve probably never been to the Anchorage airport’s sleepy second terminal. The state wants to change that. More ->
Alaska Native News: Cold Case Investigation Unit Webpage Goes Public; Red Cross of Alaska to Present at National Congress of American Indians Tribal Conference, Exhibit at 2019 Alaskan Federation of Natives Convention and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Elders, State legislators, and musicians speak at Elders and Youth Conference; Eagle man charged with second degree murder pleads not guilty; Not Guilty Pleas entered for cousins accused in hotel robbery and more ->
By Craig Medred: Crudely differing views
Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: Fairbanks makes Top 10 list of great university towns and more ->
By Matthew Passantino, Awards Circuit: TV Review: Check Hulu, If You’re ‘Looking for Alaska’

Alaska News October 15, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Radio outages impacting Coast Guard response in Southeast Alaska; FBI assisting APD with investigation into brutal Anchorage hotel room murder; School lunch program eliminates disposable trays, provides more options for students; Faces of Indigenous Peoples’ Day at Alaska Pacific University; Hoogendorn brothers look back on Denali summit at Elders & Youth Conference; Horticulture class teaches Alaska Bible College students valuable agriculture skills; Eagle River Girl Scout packs cookies and more for Alaska troops abroad; 25 years of BP Teachers of Excellence: Heather Roach and more ->
KTUU: Alaska Zoo’s 19-year-old polar bear has died; Breast cancer survivor advocates for early screening; Alaska’s Denali National Park allows e-bikes on road, trails; Invasive plant could cost salmon industry $159 million per year, ISER study finds and more ->
KTOO Public Media: When it comes to cruise ship passengers, how much is too much? Visitor industry insiders differ; Juneau officials consider St. Vincent’s bid for new valley warming center; ‘Devilfish’ playwright’s favorite audience? Eighth graders; Tribal government group supports keeping Alaska’s Roadless Rule and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: How Do Parents Talk With Children About School Shootings Where A School Shooting Has Happened Before; Novagold Talks Expansion, Mine Development In Latest Earnings Call and more ->
Alaska Native News: ACLU of Alaska Prepares to File Suit on Behalf Alaska Native Women Failed by Nome; Felon Arrested for Weapons Violations at Accident Scene and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: North Pole residents pilot electrostatic project, in hopes of burning wood while reducing air pollution; Indigenous People’s Day Celebrated at University of Alaska Fairbanks; 2019 Elders and Youth Conference: language is our superpower and more ->

Alaska News October 14, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Troopers offer winter weather driving tips to stay safe on the road; Providence treatment program helps those with opioid use disorder and more ->
KTUU: Police identify woman killed in Seward Highway crash; Firefighters extinguish motorhome fire on 65th Avenue; WATCH: Man checks off Alaska, now has played chess in all 50 states; Family dedicated to passing on Scottish bagpipe music and more ->
Alaska Native News: Remains of Missing Cordova Hunter Located and more ->
Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: The billion-dollar, high-speed internet scam and more ->
Craig Medred: The failed ban

Alaska News October 13, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Prescriptions no longer honored after DEA suspends medical professionals’ licenses; Cheesy times at inaugural Crustfest pizza festival and more ->
KTUU: Local group works to safely house LGBTQ youth in Alaska; PHOTO GALLERY: International Day of the Girl and more ->
Alaska Native News: One Dies, Three Injured in Seward highway Head-On Collision and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Hackathon: 48 hour project development and more ->
Alaska Urban Hippie Blog: Extracting Honey From Beehive Frames
APL: Tundra Vision: Bringing History to Life
Sheldon Jackson Museum: Call-for-Entry Solo Artist Exhibitions, 2021-2022 on Press Releases
Call for submissions will open on October 14, 2019 and close on November 23, 2019. Applicants will be notified in late December, 2019. The call will be for two solo exhibitions: January through mid-April of 2021 and January through mid-April of 2022. For more information contact the Sheldon Jackson Museum curator by calling 907-747-8904 or e-mailing Jackie Fernandez-Hamberg.

Alaska News October 12, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Dashcam video captures APD officer punching, kicking man before making arrest; Inside the Gates: Recruiting the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region in Cessna 172; Chickaloon singer competes for national songwriting prize; Willow filmmaker debuts movie opposing road to Ambler Mining District; Anchorage professor behind viral video of octopus seemingly dreaming and more->
KTUU: One dead, one rescued after skiff capsizes in Southeast Alaska; Alaska residents warned of bear encounters on Kodiak Island; Make a school threat, face the consequences: What is the punishment? Nome police chief quits after 13 months on the job; Training translators to relay emergency communications in different languages; Iditarod joins newly formed global racing series and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Alaska Supreme Court says state must pay salmon initiative’s legal fees; Gardentalk – Bring your begonias, dahlias and fuchsias in for the winter and more ->
Alaska Native News: Middle Alaska Once Again Part of the Cryosphere and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Local criminal justice attorneys explain HB 49; Project SEARCH holds meet and greet for disability employment awareness; Denali National Park and preserve asking for community help for winter ideas and more ->
Alaska News from APRN: A new menace for Anchorage dogs: river otters and more->
There’s a history of beavers attacking dogs at University Lake in Anchorage. But state wildlife biologists said Friday that they haven’t heard of attacks by river otters in the city. Dave Battle, an Anchorage-area biologist, said he was forwarded one other report of “otter aggression” from the Nextdoor app.
By Ben Hohenstatt: Longtime Juneauite turns the page with new book Songwriter, poet and retired teacher publishes first children’s book