Alaska News May 13, 2022

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Anchorage photographer survives stroke, highlighting importance of preventative measures; Food Bank of Alaska triples space at new location; Service and working animals receive free eye exams in May and more ->
KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: Reality TV star accused of illegally hunting bears in Alaska; Alaska has the fastest rising rate of overdose deaths in the country, CDC says and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: The Lily is a ghost barge, and she is floating down the Kuskokwim and more ->
Alaska Native News: Weeklong Search for Kodiak’s Seven-Year-Old Sawyer Cipolla Turns Up No New Leads; This Day In Alaska History May 13th, 1866 and more ->
KINY: Juneau man arrested after indictment for sexual abuse of a minor; Alaska Police Memorial Week events to be held in 3 cities and more ->
KSTK: Wrangell students’ shoe designs win their high school $15,000, with a chance to triple the prize and more ->
The Seward Journal May 11 to May 17, 2022
KFSK: Homer artist brings outdoor focus to classes in Petersburg; Petersburg School District faces higher utilities and less per- student funding; Petersburg’s teacher aides and other support personnel get $2 raise next year and more ->


KRBD: Ketchikan school board rejects changes to policy barring supervisor-subordinate relationships and more ->
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A Quick Bit Of Feedback On The Court’s New Online Viewing System

I’ll get to the Redistricting Board court hearing later today or tomorrow, but first I want to give Judge Matthews and the court administrators some feedback on their new online viewing option.

However, I will say right now, the Judge said he would rule on both the original remand AND the Girdwood appeal of the April Board Proclamation Plan on Monday, May 16, 2022.

It took about 15 minutes to actually get to listen to today’s Alaska Redistricting Board’s hearing in Judge Thomas Matthews virtual courtroom. The current system doesn’t let you see the the Judge’s name, apparently, until they are ready to go on the record. So you can sit there and just wait. But what if it’s not working? Or what if your internet isn’t working right with the Court’s new online system? At 10:03am I called the court to ask. I’ve had enough questions for the clerk prior to today that I had her number and called her to check what was happening.

Clerk: “I think it’s starting late. Oh, there it is.”

Steve: “I don’t see anything.”

Clerk: Try reloading the site

Steve: Nothing

Clerk: Let me email you a different url.