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  • Alaska

    Administration institutes hiring freeze amid budget dispute

    by Associated Press on May 29, 12:39

    Gov. Bill Walker’s administration instituted a hiring freeze across most departments Friday, while lawmakers met behind closed doors in Anchorage in hopes of brokering an end to a long-running budget impasse. The freeze, instituted pending a budget deal, took effect days before notices could be sent to state employees warning of possible layoffs if a […]

  • Alaska

    In Alaska, inmate health care costs continue to climb

    by Hope Miller on May 29, 12:04

    Alaska’s inmate population has grown and aged in recent years, a period that has also seen a sharp spike in inmate health care costs for the state.  In fiscal year 2002, the state spent $17.6 million on inmate health care, which includes behavioral and physical health care expenditures. By fiscal year 2014, that number had […]

  • Alaska

    Pebble permits flout constitutional requirements, court rules

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 29, 11:34

    Land use permits allowing extensive mineral exploration at the site of the proposed Pebble Mine were issued without proper public notice, according to the Alaska Supreme Court. The Friday court decision is the latest development in an ongoing suit against the Alaska Department of Natural Resources and the Pebble Limited Partnership. Nunamta Aulukestai — a coalition […]

  • Local

    Yukon Quest board announces best finances in 6 years

    by Associated Press on May 29, 10:41

    Yukon Quest leaders announced a $38,000 surplus, the largest surplus the organization has seen in 6 years. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/1PRXCYx) that leaders of the 1,000-mile Fairbanks-to-Whitehorse sled dog race announced the budget at their annual meeting Thursday. Board President Bill McDonald says he expects prize money for the race to stay the […]

  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check in the Morning: Tai Trujillo

    by Daybreak Staff on May 29, 10:02

    When it comes to her music, Tai Trujillo is an artist with three goals: Make you laugh, make you think and make you feel like you’re not alone. A local singer songwriter whose influences include Stevie Wonder, Fiona Apple and Florence and the Machine, Trujillo performed live on Friday’s Daybreak for a Mic Check in […]

  • National

    White House vow to veto fishing law changes sparks fight

    by Associated Press on May 29, 9:16

    A White House pledge to veto proposed changes to federal fishing laws is dividing fishermen over whether the rule changes should be saved or scrapped. Congressman Don Young, an Alaska Republican, wants to change the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to provide fishery managers with more flexibility in rebuilding fish stocks. The White House […]

  • Adopt-a-Pet

    Meet Ahma, this week’s Daybreak Adopt-A-Pet

    by Daybreak Staff on May 29, 8:16

    Ahma came to the Anchorage Animal Care and Control Center as a stray and brought her four kittens along. This sweet family went into foster care until the kittens were weaned. Two of the four kittens have found homes already and the other two will be available soon. But AACCC staff don’t want this mom […]

  • Alaska

    UPDATE: Some Alaska residents flee strong quake over tsunami fears

    by Associated Press on May 29, 7:23

    Updated 11:15 a.m. ANCHORAGE - A powerful earthquake sent some coastal Alaska residents running for higher ground in fear they would be swamped by a tsunami. The magnitude-6.7 quake struck at 11 p.m. Thursday and was centered in the ocean about 35 miles beneath the seabed and some 400 miles southwest of Anchorage. It hit a […]

  • Local

    East High alum donates big bucks for scoreboard

    by Dave Leval on May 28, 23:51

    Donnell Page will enter his senior year in the fall at East High School, but one thing he has never done is play a football game on campus. “I’d sure like to play here. It’d be more motivational, bigger incentive to win,” said the Thunderbirds offensive and defensive lineman. Page may get his wish as […]

  • Alaska

    Mission: Memorial Day team forced to leave Denali before summitting

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 28, 23:36

    A team of military veterans aiming for Denali’s peak in a tribute to fallen service members was forced to turn back Thursday. Mission: Memorial Day expedition leader Josh Jespersen said in a Facebook video that conditions took a turn for the worst on Thursday, with white-out conditions and the potential for an avalanche. Jespersen said the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage Assembly discusses marijuana local options with ABC Board

    by Shannon Ballard on May 28, 23:19

    As Alaska gets closer to passing its first draft of marijuana regulations, the Anchorage Assembly is asking, “What can the city control?” Local leaders, rule makers, and entrepreneurs got together Thursday to lay it all out. The state’s proposed marijuana regulations will come out in three sets. Recently, the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board released the […]

  • State

    Debate on state’s budget continues

    by Kate McPherson on May 28, 23:13

    Amendments to the state’s 2016 operating budget were debated for most of Thursday, with the House adjourning around 10:30 p.m. without a vote. The House took up the budget bill, CS House Bill 2001, after Republican leadership offered a budget deal Wednesday that would restore $16.5 million to the Base Student Allocation and also honors […]

  • Alaska

    Troopers: Missing woman found dead in Southwest Alaska

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 28, 21:43

    Updated Friday, May 29 at 2:20 p.m. ANCHORAGE – The body of a 30-year-old missing woman was found Wednesday morning after she didn’t show up for work in the Aleutian village of Akutan, authorities say. Tuesday afternoon, the Akutan Village Public Safety Officer notified Alaska State Troopers that 30-year-old Yuliana Zazueta of Bakersfield, California, was missing and […]

  • US/World

    Volcano erupts on southern Japanese island

    by Associated Press on May 28, 20:32

      TOKYO – A volcano is erupting on a small island in southern Japan, and authorities have ordered residents to evacuate the island. Mount Shindake erupted in spectacular fashion about 10 a.m. local time Friday, spewing towering black-gray clouds into the sky. No injuries have been reported, although the Japan Meteorological Agency reports that pyroclastic […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    New partnership works to create pit bull ambassadors

    by Bonney Bowman on May 28, 20:21

    A new partnership is working to change how people see pit bulls, making local dogs ambassadors for their breed. New owner Crystal Hermosura and her 7-month-old pit bull Kenai have started working on basic obedience skills. “She loves ball,” Hermosura said. “We’re still working on drop it though. Dropping it is still kind of hard […]

  • Alaska

    Bethel police ask for help ID’ing man in video related to Sunday stabbing

    by Daysha Eaton / KYUK Radio on May 28, 17:55

      This story originates from KYUK Public Media and was published with permission. BETHEL – Bethel Police are asking for the public’s help identifying and locating a person of interest in the homicide of Eunice Whitman. Whitman was found stabbed to death early Sunday morning along a boardwalk in a Bethel park. Police Thursday released a video […]

  • Fishing Report

    Alaska Fishing Report for May 28, 2015

    by Carlos Faura on May 28, 17:04

    Alaska is famous for many things. And fishing is definitely one of them. In this week’s Fishing Report, Tony Weaver and I went to Little Campbell Lake in Kincaid Park looking for action.  It didn’t take long to find it.   Anchorage King fishing on Ship Creek is open from the mouth up to the […]

  • US/World

    Canada plans to allow overnight travel at Stewart crossing

    by Associated Press on May 28, 15:38

    The border between Hyder, Alaska, and Stewart, British Columbia, will open to overnight travelers as part of a pilot program planned by the Canada Border Services Agency. The agency released some details Thursday on plans recently outlined to U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski and local officials. Travelers would use a telephone reporting system to gain entry […]

  • Crime

    East Anchorage trailer park shooting victim dies in hospital

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 28, 15:22

    A 39-year-old man shot in an East Anchorage trailer park on May 11 has died, according to police. The shooting is now being investigated as a homicide. The Anchorage Police Department was first notified at 7:04 p.m. on May 11 of a disturbance between multiple people in a trailer park on the 700 block of Muldoon […]

  • Alaska

    2 bear cubs euthanized after mother killed in motorcycle crash

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 28, 14:39

    Wildlife officials euthanized two black bear cubs after their mother was killed in a collision with a motorcycle Thursday morning, Juneau police say. The sow darted in front of a 58-year-old man’s 2000 BMW motorcycle near mile 32 of the Glacier Highway, according to a statement from the Juneau Police Department. The man, who was […]