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Alaska News November 07, 2018

By Chris Klint: APD: Death near Alaska Zoo investigated as a homicide
By Chris Klint: ‘Give me all the $:’ Man convicted in Midtown robbery
Imlach faces up to 20 years in prison as well as a $250,000 fine for the robbery. His sentencing has been set for Feb. 4.
By Angela Krenzien: 2 sentenced for illegal Steller sea lion kills
Nichols pleaded guilty to a count of Marine Mammal Protection Act – illegal take and a count of obstruction of a Marine Mammal Protection Act Investigation in June 2018. Nichols was sentenced to five years probation, three months home incarceration and 400 hours of community service. He must also pay a $20,000 fine and issue a public apology in a national magazine that covers commercial fishing.

Turgeon pleaded guilty to one count of Marine Mammal Protection Act – illegal take. He was sentenced to four years probation, one month home incarceration and 40 hours of community work service. He must pay a $5,000 fine.
By Associated Press: Sitka police kill 2 bears that entered shed, scratched home
By Daniella Rivera: Preliminary numbers suggest voters will oust Judge Corey following no-jail plea deal
Election Round-up By Kortnie Horazdovsky: Who’s up, who’s down in hot races across Alaska
By Scott Gross: School Board president: ‘I’d never want to be a teacher’
Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman – ‘Pillars in their community’: Women of Distinction honored
By Ariane Aramburo: Spotlight on Youth: Korean moves to Alaska, overcomes language barrier
By Dave Leval: New Anchorage hangar big enough for 2 Boeing 737s
By Daybreak Staff: Workforce Wednesday: House Build in Southeast Alaska
By Heather Hintze: Runner completes journey from Alaska to Florida
Notice: Public Comment Period Extended for Regulations Dealing with PFAS Cleanup Levels
The public comment period has been extended to 5:00pm Tuesday November 13, 2018 to allow additional time provide comments on the DEC’s proposal to amend regulations in 18 AAC 75. The proposed changes update and add cleanup levels for six per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) for soil and groundwater.

The DEC welcomes your comments on the proposed changes to the regulations and the updated adopted-by-reference documents. Visit our regulations webpage http://dec.alaska.gov/spar/regulation-projects/pfas-cleanup-level-amendments/ to review the amendments to 18 AAC 75, the updated adopted by reference documents, and additional resources.

See this link to the Supplemental Public Notice: https://aws.state.ak.us/OnlinePublicNotices/Notices/View.aspx?id=192036 which also provides a portal for submitting comments. You may also submit written comments to Sally Schlichting, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, P.O. Box 111800, Juneau, AK 99811-1800, by facsimile at (907) 465-5245, or by email to sally.schlichting@alaska.gov. Comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Comments received after 5:00 p.m. will not be considered.

For tips on how to provide effective comments, see this link: http://dec.alaska.gov/commish/regulations/how-to-comment-faq

Sally Schlichting
Unit Manager for Technical Services, Policy & Regulations
ADEC Contaminated Sites Program – Juneau, Alaska
Division of Spill Prevention and Response
Phone: 907-465-5076

Alaska News November 06, 2018

By Chris Klint: 1 dead after SWAT responds to man with sword at Muldoon home
By Leroy Polk, Daniel Kirby, Sean Maguire – UPDATE: 1 dead, 1 still refusing to leave in 2 separate SWAT standoffs
By Associated Press: Search for climbers’ remains on Mendenhall Towers suspended
By Cassie Schirm: ‘We’re not going to hide:’ Alaska archbishop fights clergy sex abuse
By Lauren Maxwell: Loussac Library’s drag queen storytime draws detractors
Torgeson said the program isn’t costing taxpayers anything because the library doesn’t get public funds to pay for its programming. She said operational funds are raised by the nonprofit Friends of the Library group, adding that the drag queens are supplied for free by Identity Inc.

Torgeson said people who don’t wish to have drag queens read to their children don’t have to attend the events. Four more are scheduled for next year, starting in February.
By Associated Press: Fairbanks hires lawyers to recover ground remediation costs
By Sean Maguire: Vehicle thefts appear to be trending down as APD starts move downtown
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: What You Need To Know For The Nov. 6 General Election, Y-K Delta One Of Nation’s Few Areas Where Federal Monitors Will Oversee Voting Compliance On Tuesday and more ->
By Scott Gross: ‘This is what is coming:’ Teachers walk out before ASD talks
By Derek Minemyer: Anchorage teachers stage mass walkout from ASD Board Meeting
By John Thompson: Head of the Class: Lem Wheeles
By John Thompson: Special Olympics Alaska talks going global and Polar Plunge!
By CBS News: Duncan Hines cake mix recall: FDA probes salmonella risk
On a Healthness Kick to raise money for foster kids and families in need The Health Kick festival raised more than $1,800 for foster kids and the Alaska Center for Resource Families.

Alaska News November 05, 2018

By Mary Simton: Man’s body found in Alaska Zoo parking lot
By Associated Press: Ketchikan man indicted on attempted arson, assault counts
The sky is the limit: Girls in Aviation Day Encouraging girls to soar to new heights, young ones gather at the UAA Aviation Complex at Merrill Field for International Girls in Aviation Day.
By KTUU Staff: Yup’ik storytime educates, celebrates Native American Heritage Month
By Liz Raines: Arctic Entries shares Alaskans’ stories of parting ways in November edition
Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska – Revak responds: Time to vote … with cowbell
Office of Governor Bill Walker One Alaska Update: November 5, 2018
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: High aurora forecast and clear skies give Alaskans another opportunity to see a show

Alaska News November 03, 2018

By Angela Krenzien: Kenai man charged with murdering infant daughter
After an autopsy showed the child had injuries consistent with shaken baby syndrome and surveillance video was recovered from the home, Schrader was arrested and charged with first- and second-degree murder and assault.
By Scott Gross: Family of woman killed in Glenn Hwy crash says she had just moved back to Alaska
By Derek Minemyer: High School students used first-aid, trying to save the woman killed in Tuesday’s accident on the Glenn Highway
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Lower Kuskokwim School District Board Remembers Jonathan Lewis Of Chefornak, Donlin Gold Still Waiting For Big State Permits and more ->
By KTUU Digital Staff: UPDATE: Pilot identified in Susitna River plane crash now in “fair” condition
By Rebecca Palsha: With 23 death investigations since 2013, Alaska Native women face heightened threats of violence
Alaska’s Dark Open Secret: Native women face heightened threats of violence Alaska Native women are far more likely to be sexually assaulted per capita than any other race in the state, and also face heightened threats from domestic and other violence.
By Richard Mauer: Gov. Walker says Mallott’s comments weren’t criminal and were made to an adult
By Shannon Ballard: Thousands of untested rape kits will be sent out of state for analysis
By Daniella Rivera: Lawsuit alleges ASD has a pattern of trying to cover up abuse
Now that the video is no longer evidence in a criminal case, KTVA has filed a Freedom of Information Act request to obtain the video.
By John Thompson: Fighting Parkinson’s disease: Rock Steady Boxing therapy in Anchorage
Rock Steady Boxing meets midday twice a week at the Bfit & Well gym in Spenard. Gym owner Bonnie Murphy is looking into evening classes on Monday and Thursday nights if interest grows.

For more information on the program or on how to be a volunteer, contact Bonnie at 907-229-7652.
Jordyn Durr Memorial Air Rifle CMP Cup Match Now in its 4th year, high school air rifle teams are competing in the Jordyn Durr Memorial Air Rifle CMP Cup Match in honor of Durr’s life.
By Dave Leval: ‘Bike angel’ flies cross-country to reunite with new friend
By John Thompson: Mic Check in the Morning: Mariachi Agave Azul
By John Thompson: Procession celebrates Dia de los Muertos in Anchorage
KTUU: What’s Happening: Bazaars, Hockey, skiing, music and more!

Alaska News November 02, 2018

By Leroy Polk: Anchorage schools put into lockdown after report of shots fired
By KTUU Digital Staff: UPDATE: Pilot of downed aircraft taken to hospital in critical condition
By Leroy Polk: Alaska man arrested for trying to run over victim, yelling ‘I’m going to kill you’
By Lauren Maxwell: Man who brutally beat wife sentenced to over 40 years in prison
Saxby said he believed Lopezleon stood a chance for rehabilitation, but that he needed a long sentence to consider his crimes, handing down a 40-plus-year sentence.

Lopezleon was sentenced to a total active time to serve of 39.5 years with an additional 270 days. He will get credit for time already served.
By Daniella Rivera: To retain or not to retain: The cases for and against Judge Corey
By Joe Vigil: Some sex offenders aren’t required to register in Alaska. Here’s why.
By Jeff Bridges: Charges dismissed against teacher accused of abusing autistic 8-year-old
By Derek Minemyer: Alaska VA increases staffing to improve access, but veterans say they’re being cut off from pain therapy
By Dave Goldman: Changes coming for Yukon Quest as executive director steps aside
By Victoria Taylor: Hip-Hop and Classical influences merge in Black Violin sound
By Diane Kaplan: We stand with Pittsburgh. In anguish, we long for heroes.

Alaska News November 01, 2018

KTVA: Alaska offers drinking water after toxic substance found
By Scott Gross: Wrong place, wrong time leads to Glenn Highway fatality
By Manny Creech: Track Palin jail time delayed; will begin sentence at veteran hospital
By Heather Hintze: Valley residents organize town hall to discuss crime, SB91, neighborhood watch
By Derek Minemyer: A look into the life of David Cargill, a murdered confidential informant for the APD Vice Unit
Former Vice squad Sgt. on Henry trial A former APD Vice Squad sergeant returns to Alaska to spoke out for Lt. Anthony Henry.
By Cassie Schirm: Covenant House Alaska celebrates 30 years
By Patrick Williams: Photos: Check Out Bethel Regional High School’s Halloween Carnival
By Carey Seward: The Sun Will Set For The Last Time This Year In Alaska’s Arctic City

Alaska News October 31, 2018

By Mary Simton: Glenn Highway reopened after fatal crash
By Beth Verge: UPDATE: ‘Armed and dangerous’ man taken into custody after police find one dead, two injured in Utqiaġvik
By Daniella Rivera: Homicide victim’s mother: Confidential informant wasn’t warned his identity had been compromised
By Heather Hintze: Potential jurors questioned about social media, SB91, knowledge of Grunwald case
By Shannon Ballard: Accused body dumper denied lower bail
By Rebecca Palsha: Looking at consent laws in a state with a troubling history of sexual assault
Online court records show that Custard’s husband posted her bail Monday.

Editor’s Note: Custard’s attorney Michael Moberly says that her name had been spelled incorrectly as Stefanie on the charging document and by police, and that the correct legal spelling is in fact Stephanie.
By Lauren Maxwell: With cyber crimes against kids on the rise, APD urges parents to be proactive about digital safety
By JACOB MANN Frontiersman.com: Halloween Hallow among holiday events in the Valley
By Ariane Aramburo: Where to trick-or-treat around Anchorage on Halloween
By Leroy Polk: Minimum wage in Alaska to go up in January 2019
State labor officials announced Wednesday that the Alaska minimum wage would go from $9.84 to $9.89 starting on January 1, 2019.
By Krysti Shallenberger, Alaska’s Energy Desk: Sen. Murkowski Talks Aviation, Climate Change In Bethel Visit
By Lauren Maxwell: 3 dogs removed from car they lived in for months
By Scott Gross: Inside the Gates: Importance of the Propulsion Shop

Alaska News October 30, 2018

By Mary Simton: Suspect in custody after Midtown SWAT standoff
By Kalinda Kindle: Former UAA student faces charges of making terroristic threats
By Leroy Polk: Alaska woman found dead in pretrial facility after spending just 3 days in jail
By Daniella Rivera: Homicide victim identified as confidential informant for APD’s VICE unit
By Beth Verge: Two charged in drug conspiracy related to killing of VICE informant
By Cassie Schirm: Vigil for synagogue shooting victims held in Anchorage
By Liz Raines: ‘He ran that race for a reason’: Breast cancer patient draws strength from lost son
By Gloria O’Neill: Remembering Bill Tsurnos: ‘Builder of men’ committed to powerful and meaningful change
By Julia Laude: Alaska sees first two transgender women elected to office
By Jill Burke: Kindergarten teacher shines in Anaktuvuk pass
By John Thompson: Head of the Class: Rebecca Haag
By Scott Gross: Daniella Riha named 2019 Alaska Teacher of the Year

Alaska News October 29, 2018

By Mary Simton: ‘Armed and dangerous’ Utqiagvik man wanted for questioning in shooting
By Mary Simton: Suspect, witnesses sought in APD Training Center shooting
By Mary Simton: Former UAA student arrested for alleged school shooting threats
By Mary Simton: 2 women hurt in overnight Mountain View shooting
By Daniella Rivera: 15 judges up for retention statewide: Here’s how you can learn about them
By Dave Leval: Filipino veterans honored for actions in WWII
Office of Governor Bill Walker One Alaska Update October 29, 2018
By Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: Flag not lowered?
By Zach D. Roberts: Lady Parts Justice’s Lizz Winstead talks the Golden Probes
In states like Alaska women might need to fly to several hours to get help if they live in the remote villages and in Texas the drive can be hours.
OKLAHOMA CITY (PRWEB): Joe Heath’s New Book “The Trip of a Lifetime: Through the Eyes of the Trailer” Tells of a Life-Changing Journey Filled With Admonishment and Humor
Author Heath shows an adventure filled with insight taken from life’s overwhelming circumstances: “It was once said, ‘The road to hell is paved with good intentions.’ This humorous story is about traveling down that road. That road starts off as the Alaskan Highway in Fairbanks, Alaska, and winds up Highway 77 in Ponca City, Oklahoma.