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Alaska News January 12, 2018

By Victoria Taylor: ‘Very shocking,’ members and employees react to Sam’s Club closing announcement
By Kyle Hopkins: How this illegal campsite grew, month after month, along one of Anchorage’s busiest streets
By Anna Rose MacArthur, KYUK: Bethel rescuer gave his coat to the hypothermic aunt and his boots to the little boy
By Lisa Demer: Diesel spill contaminates building pad and wetlands at Bethel vocational school
“It was human error,” said Tiffany Tony, Yuut’s director of operations.
By Rebecca Palsha: Shot fired inside an Anchorage Fred Meyer store
By Patrick Enslow: 80-year-old Alaskan scores in game-winning shootout for Team USA hockey
Frank Nosek and Jimmy Reese were selected to play for the over 80-year-old USA hockey team.
By Samantha Angaiak: The Dome reinflates with new improvements
Jonathan Rubini, a philanthropist involved in the reconstruction of The Dome, said plans are in the works to start a community health initiative, which could mean community members may have access to the space for free during some hours.

By KTVA Web Staff: APD: Machete-wielding man arrested at Midtown Walmart
By KTVA Web Staff: Local actor sentenced for soliciting minor sex online
Martin Baumann, 57, was sentenced Thursday to six years with four suspended and five years of supervised felony probation. He was also ordered to register as a sex offender for 15 years. The sentence stems from a conviction on a single count of felony online enticement of a minor.
By KTVA Webstaff: ‘Repeat offender’ booked again in vehicle theft
Southcentral Foundation Receives Presidential Honor

Alaska News January 11, 2018

By Daniella Rivera: How it works: AK’s new computer-generated bail system

All Alaska Sam’s Club locations closing
The stores’ official closure date is Jan. 26, Buckner said, with their pharmacies serving customers until then.

By Beth Verge: As state opens up pretrial services office, director reflects

By Tegan Hanlon: Dallas Seavey demands Iditarod prove drug test results and that most of board resign

In the latest volley of press statements between the Iditarod Trail Committee and Dallas Seavey, the four-time Iditarod champion challenged the race’s governing body Tuesday to prove “its allegation of doping.” If it can’t, he said, then those responsible for tarnishing his name should resign.

By Samantha Angaiak: Prefiled bill aims to assist military spouses with work in Alaska

By Scott Gross: School district keeps watchful eye on student safety

By Daybreak Staff: Workforce Wednesday: Employment Agencies

By MARK THIESSEN: US House honors Alaska’s Don Young as newest dean

By MK Burgess: Caitlin Patterson wins four national titles at cross country ski championships

By Alex DeMarban: Off-road Alaska town offers free electric-car charging. First you have to get there.

By Anchorage Daily News: Photos: Best of January 2018

By Mara Severin: Exploring the world of Chinese food at Charlie’s Bakery

By Moms Everyday Alaska: Chai quinoa protein breakfast bowl

Alaska News January 10, 2018

By Lisa Demer: Healy man accused of raping girl, then hiding her in car trunk on dangerously cold night
By Laurel Andrews: NTSB: Lack of training contributed to deaths of 2 in Bering Sea sinking
By Chalres Wohlforth: At 94, she answers phones and manages changing rooms at an Anchorage Walmart. But that’s not the surprising part.
By Kalinda Kindle: Anchorage Assembly approves bonds for April ballot including $50M for ASD
By Associated Press: Alaska lawmakers seek to separate federal, state pot rules
By Devin Kelly: Developers plan hotel and housing at transit center site in downtown Anchorage
By Nathaneil Hertz: Commission backtracks, says no to pay cut for Alaska legislators
By Richard Mauer and Beth Verge: Governor orders new commuter rail study for Valley-Anchorage commuters
By Jack Carney: Community Solar Project coming to Anchorage
“We think it’s going to be about a $10-a-month (additional) premium, so on average you’ll maybe see $25-a-month and you’ll get $15 for a monthly premium of about $10 in solar,” said Skaling.
By Samantha Angaiak: Wasilla City Council approves plastic bag ban
By KTVA Webstaff: ‘Prove it:’ Dallas Seavey demands dogs’ drug-test results from Iditarod
By Liz Raines: Burglarized marijuana grow blames city for six-figure losses
Dane Wyrick, owner of Danish Gardens, says city planning regulations required him to disclose detailed floor and security plans. Wyrick says whoever stole $150,000 worth of pot from his building knew what they were doing.
Homicide charges may be filed in Nunapitchuk woman’s death
By Liz Kepplinger: Sweet potato tacos

Alaska News January 09, 2018

By Kalinda Kindle: ‘I believe that God is going to show us all a miracle;’ a teenager struggles to recover after being shot
By Liz Thomas: 2 armed robbery suspects on the run in Eagle River
By Cameron Mackintosh: Track Palin trial set for week of Feb. 26
By Leroy Polk: Gov. Walker to select next Anchorage District Court judge
By Liz Raines: Anchorage Commission teaches women to serve
By Devin Kelly: Christian activists sue over Girdwood Forest Fair’s ‘no religious orders’ policy
By Devin kelly: This Midtown liquor store sells high-octane alcohol in small amounts. Some neighbors want it to stop.
By Nathaniel Hertz: Public schools, fishing licenses and disposable plastic bags are in Alaska lawmakers’ crosshairs
By Scott Gross: Anchorage school lottery now open
By Jim Gaddis: Teacher of the Week: Denise Carey
By Alex DeMarban: The Dome, crushed by snow a year ago, is set to reopen this week

Alaska News January 08, 2018

By Devin Kelly: Alaska courts are now using a computer algorithm in bail decisions
By Lisa Demer: Troopers gave man a ride home just hours before his wife called for help. They say he then killed her.
The Department of Public Safety’s office of professional standards is conducting an internal investigation into the disturbance call, Monegan said. The examination of trooper actions may take weeks and Monegan suggested the results won’t be public.
By Associated Press: Governor’s budget plan calls for statewide drug prosecutor
By Beth Bragg: 40 years ago, skiers froze their eyeballs (and some brain cells) when the national championships came to Kincaid Park
By Associated Press: Former bookstore at Auke Bay might become business hub
By Cameron Mackintosh: Palmer residents voice support for Pioneer Home ahead of legislative session
By Kalinda Kindle: ‘Use it or lose it,’ community council encourages trail use
If you are interested in getting involved in the Rogers Park Community Council or a community council in your neighborhood click here.
By Associated Press: Number of Alaska Native language users continues to decline
The Alaska Native Language Preservation and Advisory Council was created by the Legislature in 2012 to oversee research into how to best promote the continued survival of its Indigenous languages.
By Liz Raines: Commission says more Alaska women interested in office
By Heather Hintze: Moose Lodge donates adaptive bike to boy in need
By Heather Hintze: Writer’s Block moves into Spenard neighborhood

Women’s March January 20, 2018

On January 20, 2018, Women’s March on Anchorage will unite to reaffirm our commitment to building a just future for all. This event is designed to engage and empower all people to support women’s rights, human rights, social and environmental justice, and to encourage participation in 2018 midterm elections.

Info about the March on the website: womensmarchonalaska.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/241786706357585/

Alaska News January 07, 2018

By Cameron Mackintosh: Anchorage man speaks out after brother’s brutal death
By Charles Wohlforth: How rural Alaska tinkering prepared a SpaceX engineer to launch rockets

K2 Dronotics
By Victoria Taylor: Alaska Drone Racing League takes races indoors to keep skills sharp through winter
By Sean Maguire: Icebreakers give drivers traction and inspire Alaskan ingenuity
By Shannon Ballard: Muni move to clear homeless camps near Bean’s draws backlash
By Beth Bragg: One Hanneman wins gold, another strengthens bid for Olympic spot

Alaska News January 06, 2018

Author: Lisa Demer, Laurel Andrews: With 35 homicides in 2017, Anchorage set a disturbing record. Why?
By Annie Zak: Anchorage Sears store will close permanently in April
By Laurel Andrews: Hillside suspect in custody after car gets stuck in the snow
By Teresa Cotsirilos, KYUK: Bethel Police Department arrests its own officer on domestic violence charge
By Tegan Hanlon: Anchorage School District plans to open its first full-time career and technical high school
The Anchorage School District plans to transform its Martin Luther King Jr. Career Center, currently a part-time career and technical education program where students can attend some classes, into a public high school where students can enroll full time.

The district hopes to rebrand the King Career Center, often called KCC, into the Martin Luther King Jr. Technical High School by this fall, according to a district memorandum that’s on the agenda for the Anchorage School Board meeting Monday evening.
By Nathaniel Hertz: Alaska political roundup: Here’s who wants to fill the state House seat left empty by Dean Westlake
By Kyle Hopkins: City experiments with police stationed at Bean’s Cafe; campsites cleared
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: Rejected murder plea to be reconsidered after Appeals court decision
By Liz Raines: AST gave suspect a ride home hours before murder
By KTVA Web Staff: APD’s new unit nabs 10 criminals in 24 hours
By Heather Hintze: Mat-Su Borough using app to tackle illegal trash problem
By KTVA Staff: One family’s Denali dream
By Casey Grove: Alaska News Nightly: Friday, Jan. 5, 2018
By AMY ARMSTRONG Frontiersman.com: Frontiersman Person of the Year: Edie Grunwald
Grieving mother, tireless activist, political candidate, Palmer woman just wishes she could speak to her son one more time
By Dennis Anderson: PUBLISHER’S NOTEBOOK: The Frontiersman’s Person of the Year
By JACOB MANN Frontiersman.com: Honoring ‘Hubcap’ Picnic table placed along Butte bike path in memory of veteran
By Tim Rockey For the Frontiersman: A dream come true: Local skier competes in Paralympic World Cup

Alaska News January 05, 2018

By Tegan Hanlon: Passenger dies when SUV hits ambulance near Wasilla
By Daniella Rivera: Judge to weigh releasing triple-murder suspect on bail
By KTVA Staff: Rep. Wilson asks House Rules Chair to resign, citing sexual harassment case
By Emily Carlson: Judge rules in oilfield workers comp lawsuit
By Laurel Andrews: ‘A direct violation of states’ rights’: Alaska reacts to federal marijuana policy change
By Beth Verge: Following shift in federal policy, Alaska Marijuana Control Board Chair resigns
ANCHORAGE (KTUU) – Marijuana Control Board Chair Peter Mlynarik, who also serves as Soldotna’s police chief, has resigned from his position on the regulatory board.
By Samantha Angaiak: New children’s emergency care facility to open next week
Children’s Emergency Care will begin taking patients on Tuesday, January 9.
By Dave Leval: Duo honors Vegas victims with random acts of kindness
By Stephen Weibe: Chinese pro women’s hockey team makes stop in Anchorage for exhibition game
By Nathaniel Hertz: Can the Alaska Legislature ‘get to yes’ on taxes? Senate president says he’s ‘getting to no.’
By Richard Mauer: Lawmaker wants to raise Alaska’s age for marriage
ANCHORAGE (KTUU) — State Sen. Berta Gardner says Alaska’s marriage law allows children to be married too young and should be changed to ensure that no one under 18 — or 16 if the child is emancipated — can wed.

In announcing her legislation, Gardner said that child marriage isn’t a big problem in Alaska, but could be under current law which allows a child as young as 14 to be married if a judge agrees. A parent of a 16 year old can also give consent to marriage.
By Associated Press: Sitka Community Hospital stops delivering babies
The early closure will impact five patients with babies due between Friday and March 31. The community hospital will continue pre- and post-natal services.
By Victoria Taylor: Sears plans to close one Anchorage store
By Mike Ross: Flight to Hong Kong diverted to Anchorage

Alaska News January 04, 2018

By Leroy Polk: Drive slow; early morning crashes on Glenn Highway caused by icy roads

By Lisa Demer: A call for help didn’t save a Mat-Su woman. Now her husband is charged with murder
Smith made a court appearance Wednesday. He is jailed on $250,000 bail and a requirement for a third-party custodian, according to troopers.

By Liz Raines: Troopers investigate response to deadly domestic violence call
(Suzi) Pearson says Anchorage Police will escort a victim to the AWAIC shelter, regardless of whether police make an arrest. KTVA asked Troopers whether Amy was offered a ride to a shelter that night. AST says it won’t likely have an answer before Thursday.
By Daniella Rivera: Muni mulls prosecuting felonies
By Kyle Hopkins: Anchorage shatters city record for most cars stolen in a single year
By Kalinda Kindle: Snow removal crews work around the clock after conditions worsen
MOA: Winter Road Maintenance Priority Map
By Charles Wohlforth: How an expensive mistake created an opening to merge Anchorage utilities
By Sidney Sullivan: MAP: See state and territory compliance with the REAL ID Act
Last year, Alaska changed its status from limited extension to extension to meet those requirements, but that will expire on Oct. 10, 2018.
By Daybreak Staff: Workforce Wednesday: Digital marketing
By Sidney Sullivan, Samantha Angaiak: Alaska will see modest job losses in 2018, new report says
By Erin Granger: Infant’s remains reveal unknown civilization