In Anchorage, a heroin bust. In Nome, two men have been arrested for possession of heroin.
Thursday, around 3pm, APD homicide detectives located Martina Painter’s vehicle in a parking lot near University Lake Park in Anchorage. Ms. Painter was found deceased inside the car, its sole occupant; an autopsy on Friday confirmed her identity.
Judge Mannheimer’s two-year term started January 1st and runs through December 31, 2018.
No public testimony was taken during the Marijuana Control Board’s meeting in Nome, so the focus stayed on the remaining agenda items, including a license for R.C. Tinderbox in Anchorage, reviewing a draft on testing requirements, and updates on marijuana establishment licensing. The date of their next meeting, in December, is yet to be announced.
The 2017 race from Anchorage to Fairbanks starts on February 18th, with halfway ceremonies in Nome scheduled on February 22nd.
Originally, the Board was scheduled to meet at the Aurora Inn to discuss submitted marijuana license applications from all over the state.
“Any of them would be better than what we have… And it would cost less to do it yourself,” Mayor Blanche Okboak-Garnie said of three prototype water and sewer system demonstrations given at the WIHAH conference in Anchorage earlier this week.
The State Medical Examiner’s Office reported that 10-year-old Aaliyahellie Shangin-Andrews died at the medical center on August 19th from injuries she sustained in a four-wheeler incident in Grayling.
Middle school students Payton Commack and Lauryn Jones traveled to the University of Alaska Anchorage campus to meet with 100 students from 16 other Alaskan schools.
KNOM’s new business and development office in Anchorage has been a confluence of blessings in recent months — among them, a visit from Father Ross Tozzi.