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Alaska News June 04, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: ‘A happy feeling. Like I’m proud of myself’: A look at the Alaska EXCEL program Where young people from rural Alaska learn skills to succeed; $1B in grants to go for broadband on tribal lands; Anchorage Assembly hears more testimony on homelessness proposals and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Tlingit & Haida tribal officials fumed as Juneau Assembly developed fireworks restrictions challenging sovereignty; GCI launches marine survey in hopes of bringing fiber service to the Aleutians and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: City Of Bethel Shuts Down Bed And Breakfast, Considers Changing Law On Short Term Rentals; ONC Receives More Than $17 Million In Federal Funding; Scams And Fraud Revving Up In Alaska and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Shishmaref Man Perishes attempting to Water Skip Snow Machine across Lagoon; Ketchikan Man Arrested while Attempting to Return Stolen Property to Business Owner for Cash Thursday; Utah Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Murdering his Wife on a Cruise Ship in Southeast Alaska; Federal Appeals Court Reverses Failure to Protect Pacific Walrus; This Day In Alaska History June 4th, 1741 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks Police warn of phone scammers pretending to be law enforcement agents and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Suzanne Downing, Editor, Must Read Alaska: Friday Newsletter – Getting paid a government incentive to go back to work? It could be a thing in Alaska; Slide show: Over 200 attend memorial for former Speaker Gail Phillips and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Highway News: The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com
 
 
 
 
Anchorage Daily News: ‘We’re really ready for it’: June brings return of First Friday and live events in Anchorage

Alaska News June 03, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: APD discusses tools available to law enforcement in addressing panhandling, homeless camp; Utah man faces sentencing in beating death of wife on cruise; Last La Mex restaurant to close its doors this weekend and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Twelve mountaineers rescued from Wrangell-St. Elias glacier; The number of Alaskans released on discretionary parole fell sharply in 2020 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Alaska Division of Elections runs mock ranked-choice voting election online; Fairbanks airport cracking down on illegal parking ahead of record travel season; Budget plan includes money for 500-mile Alaska hiking trail; Living Soil Series: Keep your garden soil happy by keeping it covered and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Arctic Sounder: Inupiaq doctoral graduate wants to expand scope of Inuit knowledge; Applications for aquatic farming drop due to pandemic and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Spring Visit to the Chaicheis
 
 
 
 
STORIES FROM NORTHERN CANADA AND ALASKA: Tiny Carcross
 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Order Your Award Winning Burger At The Eclectic Tommy’s Burger Stop In Alaska

Alaska News June 02, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: 2 men indicted in 2017 Anchorage homicide case; Summer school starts for thousands of Anchorage students; Shortage of families leaves few options, adds pressure for those in Alaska’s foster care system; Due to staffing shortage, 49th State Brewing Co. will close on Mondays and Tuesdays and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: After 77 years buried in unmarked grave, Unangax̂ WWII soldier will receive grave marker; Swollen creeks and soggy cookouts: Juneau sees double the usual May showers and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Napakiak Develops ‘First Of Its Kind’ 50-Year Plan For Erosion Response; Fishing Closures Begin On Yukon River; Emergency Waterfowl Closure in Y-K Delta; Grants Available for Tribes To Support Indigenous Languages and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: This Day In Alaska History June 2nd, 1840 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Farbanks News Webcenter 11: Holland America Princess plans tourism options for Interior Alaska; Every bite of food you take some how needed soil to grow and to produce food and fiber. The… Living Soil Series: Minimize ground disturbance for better garden harvest and more ->
 
 
 
 
Rasmuson Foundation: Our case for the arts — Alaska style

Alaska News June 01, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Anchorage couple honors late son by supporting nonprofits that help animals; Roadtrippin’: The Glacier Float and Dr. Zink at Bubbles Soda Parlor in Homer; Vehicle collision with utility transformer causes power outage; Anchorage woman with Type 1 diabetes recently celebrated her 88th birthday, impressing her doctors; Healthy Living: Staying safe and protected this summer; UAA gets largest private donation in history and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Utilities propose changes to make vehicle charging stations more affordable; Alaska lawmakers set a limit on spending from the Permanent Fund. Now, many want to break it. And more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: UAF Collaborative Veterinary Program helps Alaskan students by joining forces with Colorado State University and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Morning Low Tide Visit to Totem Park
 
 
By Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Late May Outings
 
 
 
 
UAF news and information: Cole kicks off 2021 Author’s Corner lecture series

Alaska News May 31, 2021

KTUU Alaksa’s News Source: Postal worker pays for extra postage to get customers wedding invitations in the mail; Roadtrippin’: Turning strangers into friends at a Homer tiny house and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: This Day In Alaska History May 31st, 1977 and more ->
 
 
 
 
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Alaska News May 30, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Man arrested in connection with death of woman found near Eklutna Lake Road; Groups sue state over regulation change allowing personal watercraft in critical habitat areas of Kachemak Bay; Breaking up on Alaska river systems and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Cruise company offers $10 million in ‘humanitarian relief’ to Alaska’s port towns; Coast Guard scuttles Juneau’s troublesome tugboat Lumberman and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Former Kongiganak Postmaster Pleads Guilty To Embezzlement and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: This Day In Alaska History May 5th, 1898 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks Public Works talks safe needle disposal methods as spring melt reveals hidden trash and more ->
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Threatened salmon?
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing, Editor, Must Read Alaska: Wednesday Newsletter – Final 7 days of Anchorage mayoral marathon; These simple bridges over Matanuska River may become Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Memorial bridges and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Megan McDoald, Only In Your State Alaska: Travel Over Boardwalk Bridges When You Hike Up Into The Mountains On The Cope Park Trail In Alaska
 
 
 
 

Alaska News May 29, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Newborn harbor seal pup admitted to the Alaska SeaLife Center; Sinkhole that closed lanes of 5th Avenue was caused by decades-old wooden septic system; Crews make progress on 2 remote wildfires; Study of local creeks looks for toxic chemical that could be killing fish and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Frustration mounts as CDC keeps face mask rules for commercial fishing crews; Winning design at Juneau Wearable Art Extravaganza features discarded COVID-19 vaccine vials; Vaxxed, unmasked and ready to party: Juneau Drag brings hundreds out for live show and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Visiting Construction Workers Extinguish Fire In Crooked Creek and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Lawmakers remember Albert Kookesh’s life of service to Alaska; Alaska Permanent Fund Reaches Record High of $80.1 Billion; This Day In Alaka History May 29th, 1943 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Expect detours: Fort Wainwright main gate to close over summer for upgrades; Longtime Fairbanks radio broadcaster Pete Van Nort dies at 66; Gardening Report: Protecting gardens & outdoor plants from unexpected cold and more ->
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Old dangers return
 
 
 
 
Alaska Highway News: Heart inflammation after virus is rare in Big Ten athletes
 
 
 
 
BEAR and MOOSE SAFETY Slide pack from AK Dept of Fish and Game.

Alaska News May 28, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Beluga whale found dead south of Anchorage provides valuable scientific opportunity; ASD releases community survey results on how to spend COVID-19 funds; Soldotna for Summer Concert Series offers music, sun and COVID-19 vaccinations ad more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Norwegian Cruise Line signs agreement to return to Alaska; Anchorage rabbi calls for acts of kindness as police, FBI investigate swastika stickers and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: City Of Bethel Welcomes 14 to 17-Year-Olds To City Committees And Commissions; Slow Federal Funding Could Mean Another Year Without Water And Sewer Infrastructure For Some Tribes and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Alaska Air National Guard, civil SAR partners rescue injured hiker from snow slide; New tools will help prospective businesses navigate aquaculture permitting; This Day In Alaska History May 28th, 1867 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks Memorial Hospital launches ‘Water Watcher’ program to help improve kids’ safety during water activities; ‘Blood, sweat and tears’: Fort Wainwright Soldiers compete to earn the title of expert and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Arctic Sounder: GCI announces plans to bring 1-gig service to Nome, Kotzebue; New president of ConocoPhillips Alaska takes helm after stint in Texas and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Hike Into Alaska’s Chugach Forest And See Resurrection Falls Up Close

Alaska News May 27, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Muldoon homes have numerous bullet holes; police continue investigation; News Large sinkhole closes lanes in Mountain View and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Sullivan breaks with Republican senators to champion trails; Swastika stickers found at Anchorage gay bar, Jewish museum, police say; Aleutian volcano sees first major eruption since 1974; Dutch Harbor named nation’s top fishing port for 23rd consecutive year and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Osprey Nest Atop Bethel Utility Pole Destroyed; Tundra Brush Fire Started In Bethel; COVID-19 Can’t Keep Art Off Bethel’s Dumpsters and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Holy Cross Barricade Ends with Death of Homicide Suspect Dead of Apparent Gunshot Wound; California Man Convicted by Alaska Jury of Multiple Drug Trafficking and Firearm Offenses; This Day In Alaska History May 27th, 1905 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Expansion of Permafrost Tunnel Research Facility completed nearly doubling its size; Fairbanks experiences housing price inflation amid shortage and more ->
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Dangerous love
 
 
 
 

Alaska News May 26, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: AFD: Brush fire reported on Flattop Mountain; Forestry contains small grass fire in Wasilla area; Acting mayor ends Anchorage emergency declaration; Anchorage Fourth of July parade is a go; COVID-19 farm loan fraud crops up in Anchorage; From $6,400 to about $11: APD’s price tag on public records and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Climber in critical condition after falling almost 1,000 feet on Denali; Researchers roll out new erosion tracking tech in Bristol Bay and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Wildfires Have Started Near Akiachak And Scammon Bay and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Suspect in Homicide Investigation in Barricade Situation in Holy Cross; Fighting for Clarice ‘Bun’ Hardy: Case stalls after defendants fail to cooperate with legal proceedings; This Day In Alaska History May 26th, 1917 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Across Alaska: The pandemic fueled decline and rebirth of tourism in Fairbanks; Alaska sees rising gas prices ahead of Memorial Day weekend and more ->
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing, Editor, Must Read Alaska: Wednesday Newsletter – Hope Center for battered women targeted by Anchorage Assembly and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Fall Asleep To The Sounds Of The Creek Outside Your Alaskan Cabin In Talkeenta This Summer