Morning Press Formal burial for Pearl Harbor casualty Evergreen superintendent status Walmart

first_imgAfter more talk the past few days about the possibility of snow, what kind of weather will the workweek hold? Check our local weather coverage.In case you missed them, here are some of the top stories of the weekend:DNA, dedication bring WWII casualty homeIt’s been a long, long time since U.S. Navy Musician Second Class Francis E. “Ham” Dick was last home.The Woodland High School graduate was just 19 years old when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in Portland. He was 20 years old when he arrived aboard the battleship USS Oklahoma. And he was just shy of 21 when the Japanese military attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, launching the United States into World War II.Dick was among the 429 people who died aboard the Oklahoma that day. For decades his unidentified remains lay in one of 46 mixed caskets in Hawaii before being transported to a lab in Nebraska as part of an identification program through the Defense PIO/MIA Military Accounting Agency.Nearly 78 years later, that program was able to identify Dick’s remains, put them on a plane and send them home for a memorial and formal burial.last_img read more

Alaska News Nightly Monday Sept 24 2018

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @AKPublicNewsListen nowState charges 41-year-old in death of Kotzebue girlZachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageProsecutors allege that Peter Wilson abducted and killed 10-year-old Ashley Johnson-Barr in a case that has gripped attention for weeks.Walker campaign says Republican-funded group didn’t disclose ad spendingAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauA complaint said the group Families for Alaska’s Future – Dunleavy failed to report ads the Republican Governors Association bought in Alaska.Russian aircraft spotted near Alaska airspace for third time this monthTim Ellis, KUAC – FairbanksThere’s been another air space incursion off Alaska by Russian military planes. The North American Aerospace Defense Command identified and tracked four Russian aircraft that entered the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone Friday.Fairbanks hosts air quality conference, with wood stoves a contentious topicRobyne, KUAC – FairbanksFacing a December 2019 deadline to substantially reduce local fine particulate pollution the Fairbanks North Star Borough is far from achieving attainment. The borough hosted an annual air quality conference Friday and Saturday.In Fairbanks, building a home on permafrost with an uncertain futureRavenna Koenig, Alaska’s Energy Desk – FairbanksWhen Benesch bought this property back in 1999, he was pretty sure it had permafrost under it, though he didn’t know for certain.Governor declares emergency for Alaska Native languagesAdelyn Baxter, KTOO – JuneauGov. Walker’s order directs the state to use traditional place names on state signs and to promote indigenous languages in public education.Serving your community: Sand Point teacher nominated for Alaska Teacher of the YearWesley Early, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageIngrid Cumberlidge is a third grade teacher from Sand Point. Cumberlidge has taught in the Aleutians East Borough School District for over twenty years, and her Sand Point roots run deep.Petersburg Medical Center treat flu cases from cruise shipJoe Viechnicki, KFSK – PetersburgThe same day Petersburg’s post office was shut down last Thursday with a hazardous materials spill, the Petersburg Medical Center was treating an outbreak of influenza among passengers and employees on a cruise ship docked there.Post-surge, Sitka assists electric customers with insurance claims Robert Woolsey, KCAW – SitkaAt least 50 homes are known to have experienced appliance failures — mostly in heat pumps — after a utility contractor snapped a guy wire, creating a short between the city’s high voltage transmission lines and lower-voltage distribution lines.last_img read more