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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
 
 
 
 
Congratulations!
– Darci Ahlin-Stieren

– Michelle DeWitt

– Wanda Greene

– Amanda Metivier Hernandez

– Betty Huntington

– Nina Kemppel

– Nance Larsen

– Marie Monroe

– Suzi Pearson

– Joanna Phillips-Nutter
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

Alaska News October 30, 2017

Condolences
By Juan Montes: Alaska soldier dies in Afghanistan helicopter crash
 
 
 
 
By Kalinda Kindle: Spooks and Spokes on Spenard celebrates new improvements for cyclists
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Mayor Kassel asks public to decide what borough can afford
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Alaska Legislature costs Alaska Permanent Fund millions
 
 
 
 
By Liz Raines: Airport police investigates wheel theft
 
 
 
 
By Dave Goldman: Commentary: Going to the dogs

Alaska News October 29, 2017

By Patrick Moussignac: Empty chairs outnumber people at hearing on SB 91 fix
Instead of the required 24-hour notice on the hearings, lawmakers made the announcement the night before. That led to lots of empty seats and some complaints at the LIO, where Anchorage resident David Manzer wasn’t happy.

“If you have a hearing on a Saturday, please post the call-in number to the website,” Manzer urged legislators. “It says call in to get the number, yet when you call in of course that number is only manned during the workdays — Monday through Friday, 8 to 5.”
 
 
 
 
By Nathaniel Hertz: Alaska Native groups and leaders double down on criminal justice reform, citing over-incarceration
 
 
 
 
By Cameron Mackintosh: Iditarod artwork raises money for family of injured Anchorage firefighter
 
 
 
 
By Scott Burton, KTOO: New Perseverance play explores local love mystery
 
 
 
 

By Sean Maguire: Beer lovers come from across the U.S. to buy a rare Alaskan ale
 
 
 
 
By Scott Burton, KTOO: New Perseverance play explores local love mystery

Alaska News October 28, 2017

By Kyle Hopkins: Unconstitutional? Inmates seek to ban practice of ‘human chains’ in Alaska court rooms
 
 
 
 
By Sean Maguire: Alaska SeaLife Center’s Beluga whale calf named “Tyonek”
 
 
 
 
By Sean Maguire: APD arrests 3 people in “problem house” in South Anchorage
 
 
 
 
By CBS News: 95% of Alaska’s glaciers affected by climate change: NPS
 
 
 
 
“It will be more expensive.”
By Heather Hintze: Chugach Electric moves forward on community solar project
Customers interested in getting on a wait-list can email save_energy@chugachelectric.com.
 
 
 
 
By Patrick Moussignac: Anchorage School District loses millions
 
 
 
 

Contested Bristol Bay salmon ends up in Alaska landfill
Information from: KTOO-FM, http://www.ktoo.org
 
 
 
 

Alaska News October 27, 2017

By Leroy Polk: UPDATE: Fischer found guilty on all counts for murdering Alaska prosecutor
 
 
 
 

By Daniella Rivera: Chiropractor arraigned in child malnutrition death
 
 
 
 
By Sean Maguire: 3 people arrested for ramming a stolen car into police vehicles
 
 
 
 

By Leroy Polk: Ketchikan man shot, killed at Alaska logging camp in apparent homicide
 
 
 
 
By Liz Raines: SB 91 praised for re-entry funding
 
 
 
 
By Heather Hintze: Mushers call for investigation into Dallas Seavey drug tests
 
 
 
 
By John Tracy: Reality Check: What do Alaska LNG plan, Iran nuclear deal have in common
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Downing Bill: Story Time with Aunt Phil: Judge James Wickersham

Alaska News October 26, 2017

By Sidney Sullivan: Anchorage mother and her boyfriend charged in death of 2 year-old girl
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: Adopted children testify against woman they say abused them for years
 
 
 
 
By Sidney Sullivan: Anchorage man charged for child pornography
 
 
 
 
By Photojournalist Shawn Wilson: VIDEO: Anchorage Halloween display vandalized
 
 
 
 
By Austin Baird: Lawmakers focus on revamping SB 91 as tax talks stall
 
 
 
 
By Cameron Mackintosh: Iditarod sponsors react to dog doping controversy
 
 
 
 
By Victoria Taylor: Collaborative effort granted $2M to expand services and housing for homeless

Alaska News October 25, 2017

High Wind Watch until 04:00PM Thursday
 
 
 
 
By Liz Raines: SB91 loophole: No jail time for sex abuse of a minor– if it’s first offense
 
 
 
 

By Lauren Maxwell: Anchorage Police discuss right way to report a crime
 
 
 
 

By Daniella Rivera: Homicide victim’s family hopes $5,000 reward will help police solve the case
 
 
 
 

By Sidney Sullivan: Woman charged for conspiracy to commit murder in 2015 death
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Juneau officials hope to open warming center for homeless
 
 
 
 
By Dan Carpenter: Anchorage Assembly gives the Port of Anchorage a new name
 
 
 
 
By Mike Ross: Radio show helps addicts find new beginning
New Beginnings airs on KOAN 95.1 FM/1080 AM and KZND 94.7 FM.

The program is a subsidiary of Bridges2Recovery, an Alaska based non-profit.

For information, visit the organization’s website.

 
 
 
 

By Kalinda Kindle: Ravn Alaska hosts Women in Aviation Day
 
 
Women in Aviation
 
 
 
 
UAA Expands Inupiaq lessons with new website

 
 
 
 
Rasmuson Foundation – By Alex Teplitzky: Creative Capital: Chilkat Artist Lily Hope on Working in Juneau
Lily Hope’s work is on view in the permanent collection at the Portland Art Museum. Check out her website to learn more about her work.

Alaskanomics’s Blog September Unemployment Rates

The Alaska Department of Labor & Workforce Development released the latest employment numbers last Friday. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remains unchanged in September and is 7.2 percent. Alaska’s not-seasonally adjusted rate grew three-tenths of a percent from August, which is typical as the season work around the state winds down for the year. The seasonal loss of fishing and tourism jobs accounted for much of the increase in unemployment.

September Unemployment Rates