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  • Alaska

    Anchorage officially breaks low-snow record

    by Associated Press on Jul 02, 13:30

    A lack of snow over the winter has earned a new record for Alaska’s largest city. The National Weather Service says Anchorage received 25.1 inches of snow over the winter, compared with the normal 74.5 inches. It's official! #Anchorage officially sets lowest seasonal snowfall record with 25.1" for 2014-2015. #akwx pic.twitter.com/bjZCj4tmN3 — NWS Anchorage (@NWSAnchorage) […]

  • Alaska

    Western Alaska census area gets a new name

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 02, 13:08

    An Alaska census area once named after a Confederate cavalry leader has a new name. The area, which stretches along the coast of the Bering Sea and includes 19 communities, is now called the Kusilvak Census Area, according to an announcement by Gov. Bill Walker Thursday. The area was previously known as the Wade Hampton […]

  • Alaska

    Lawsuit challenging same-sex marriage dropped in Alaska

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 02, 12:23

    Alaska has officially dropped an appeal of a court case that struck down the state’s ban on same-sex-marriage. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals accepted the notice to dismiss the appeal Wednesday, court records indicate. Back in October, U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Burgess ruled Alaska’s ban on same-sex unions was unconstitutional. The state challenged […]

  • Alaska

    Riverbank shooting nets attempted murder charge for Crooked Creek man

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 02, 12:19

    A Crooked Creek man faces a plethora of charges, including first-degree attempted murder, after allegedly opening fire on a group of children and adults on the bank of the Kuskokwim River Wednesday afternoon. According to Alaska State Troopers, 30-year-old Moses John admitted to trying to kill one of the adults; a person he tried to […]

  • Alaska

    In Alaska, Alzheimer’s resources remain limited

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 02, 11:43

    It’s irreversible and progressive and so far, there’s still no cure. Alzheimer’s Disease affects approximately 5 million people nationwide, according to the National Institute on Aging. “There are promising signals on the horizon, but there is no cure at present,” said Pam Kelley of Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska. Kelley offered several tips that may help […]

  • Alaska

    Alaska’s Bristol Bay sockeye fishery off to slow start

    by Dave Bendinger / KDLG on Jul 02, 11:20

    Alaska’s largest sockeye fishery is predicted to have a near record return this summer, but so far the reds have only trickled into Bristol Bay’s rivers. Through Tuesday, 3.4 million sockeye have been harvested, and the total run including escapement is 5.3 million fish. Given that Fish and Game’s preseason estimates suggested 54 million sockeye would […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Despite burn ban, fire department OKs holiday weekend grilling

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 02, 11:13

    While a burn ban remains in effect throughout the Municipality of Anchorage Thursday, don’t put your Fourth of July grilling plans on hold just yet. Fully enclosed electric, charcoal and propane barbecues are still allowed, according to the Anchorage Fire Department. Fish smokers are permissible, too. Not allowed: All open fires, portable fireplaces and fireworks. […]

  • Alaska

    State will discontinue filling grayling in Alaska lakes

    by Associated Press on Jul 02, 11:11

    Funding cuts have forced Alaska hatcheries to stop raising Arctic grayling. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/1f5wiWH) the manager of Ruth Burnett Sport Fish Hatchery in Fairbanks, Gary George, says the state chose to cut grayling because the small, native fish are disproportionately expensive to raise. The canceled grayling program makes up 11 percent of […]

  • Web Exclusives

    Bald eagle, crow make for once-in-a-liftime photo op

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 02, 10:40

    Alaskans are no strangers to bald eagle sightings: The Last Frontier is home to around 30,000 of the birds, according to the Department of Fish and Game. But how many people have seen something like this?     California-based photographer Phoo Chan captured this photo of a crow catching a ride on the back of an […]

  • US/World

    States, BP reach $18.7B settlement over oil spill

    by CBS/AP on Jul 02, 10:29

    Last Updated Jul 2, 2015 10:55 AM EDT NEW ORLEANS - Officials in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas announced an $18.7 billion settlement with BP on Thursday that resolves years of litigation over the deadly 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The April 20, 2010, rig blast killed 11 workers and sent millions of barrels […]

  • DayBreak

    Mount Marathon ‘princess’ ready to race

    by Daybreak Staff on Jul 02, 9:06

    With two days to go until Mount Marathon in Seward, a former three-time junior champion said she’s just trying to keep calm and carry on. “I’m trying not to get nervous. I’m trying not to think about it,” said Denali Foldager. Race day is a different story though. “I’m very comfortable on the mountain, it’s […]

  • Alaska

    North Pole man sickened by ‘rabbit fever’

    by Associated Press on Jul 02, 8:30

    Alaska Department of Fish and Game officials are warning residents after a North Pole man was sickened by tularemia, a bacterial infection known as “rabbit fever.” The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/1C1ud7Z ) that the man became sick after skinning a hare this spring. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, human tularemia […]

  • Mt. Marathon Race

    For the Novakovichs, Mount Marathon is a family affair

    by Emily Carlson on Jul 02, 8:25

    We introduce you to a family that is so into Mount Marathon the whole family, except one, competes in the July 4th event. And that one person who isn’t racing has a pretty good excuse.

  • Alaska

    University of Alaska Southeast director won’t take job

    by Associated Press on Jul 02, 7:09

    Just over a week before he was supposed to start, the newly named director of the University of Alaska Southeast-Sitka Campus says he won’t be showing up for work. The Daily Sitka Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/1LWtSUq) that Chris Gilmer emailed UAS Chancellor Rick Caulfield Tuesday to inform him that family circumstances and other opportunities will keep […]

  • Local

    Ethan Berkowitz sworn in as Anchorage mayor

    by Kate McPherson on Jul 01, 23:10

    Hundreds of people watched on as former Greater Anchorage Borough Mayor Jack Roderick administered the oath to Mayor-elect Ethan Berkowitz. Anchorage Assembly members, state legislators and former mayors were in the crowd at Town Square Park on Wednesday afternoon. “With his natural energy, integrity and sincerity, my dad is the kind of guy who can […]

  • State

    Governor urges lawmakers to revisit oil tax credits

    by Alexis Fernandez on Jul 01, 21:07

    Alaska’s governor says the state has a fiscal problem, and it’s partly because of oil tax credits. Gov. Bill Walker vetoed $200 million in oil tax credits on Monday from the state budget. The credits will be applied, but delayed by a couple of months. “We need a solution to the situation we’re in. Business […]

  • Alaska

    1st day of Alaska’s new fiscal year means budget cuts take effect

    by Shannon Ballard on Jul 01, 21:01

    Wednesday, July 1, marks the first day of Alaska’s new fiscal year. All the new budget cuts are now in effect – Gov. Bill Walker says no sector of government is untouched. Millions of dollars were cut from the state budget, and Alaskans are going to start noticing. One noticeable change: There are less Alaska State Troopers […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage police to crack down on fireworks with special patrols

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jul 01, 20:03

    The Anchorage Police Department is getting serious when it comes to enforcing the fireworks ban this Fourth of July holiday weekend. Police chief Mark Mew said the risk of a wildfire is just too great. For the first time ever, APD officers will be assigned to look specifically for residents using fireworks. Mew said residents […]

  • Crime

    Anchorage woman recovers stolen car to find pills, used needles inside

    by Liz Raines on Jul 01, 19:59

    Stephanie Dizon never thought she’d find her car on the impound lot of a private towing company. The last time she saw it, it was parked in the driveway in front of her house — before it was stolen on June 11. If it weren’t for the license plate on her car, Dizon says she […]

  • Alaska

    Bethel Spirits liquor store application still alive

    by Ben Matheson / KYUK on Jul 01, 18:26

    This story originates from KYUK Public Media and was published with permission BETHEL — An application for Bethel’s first liquor store in four decades is still alive. The state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board rejected a protest from the Bethel City Council over a liquor store license for Bethel Spirits, owned by the Bethel Native Corporation. The board did not […]