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Judge gives state its marching orders on helping Native voters


Step Up for Kids Day: Raising awareness for Alaska's children


Anchorage considers keeping score again on local restaurants


State receives $9.1 million to address student mental health


Tongass logging project moves forward to keep small towns alive




  • Campaign 2014

    Alaskans hit the streets for National Voter Registration Day

    by Shannon Ballard on Sep 23, 18:22

    Today is National Voter Registration Day, a campaign to prepare citizens to get out and vote. But residents can’t vote for candidates or propositions if they aren’t registered to vote. In 2008, 6 million Americans failed to vote because they missed a registration deadline or didn’t know how to register, according to the National Voter […]

  • State

    State receives $9.1 million to address student mental health

    by Hope Miller on Sep 23, 17:54

    The state has received millions of dollars in federal grant funds to help address mental health issues in school-age children. The $9.1 million grant — which is funded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) – is set to run for five years with $1.8 million to be distributed each year, according to […]

  • Local

    With 6 weeks in the books, Bears still on top

    by KTVA Sports on Sep 23, 17:03

    This week’s Top 5 poll of large and medium/small schools is out. Once again, it’s Bartlett High School on top after a win over Eagle River, 62-0. Soldotna tops the list of the medium/small schools with North Pole back on the list at No. 5.

  • Local

    Seawolves serve up volleyball win vs. Seattle Pacific, 3-0

    by KTVA Sports on Sep 23, 16:39

    UAA continued its winning ways Monday as the volleyball team swept Seattle Pacific 3-0 at the Alaska Airlines Center. This was a decisive win over one of its rivals and chief competitors. Next, the Seawolves hit the road to face nationally ranked teams from Northwest Nazarene and Central Washington.

  • Campaign 2014

    NRA political arm endorses Parnell for governor

    by Associated Press on Sep 23, 15:15

    The political arm of the National Rifle Association has endorsed Republican Gov. Sean Parnell for re-election. The NRA Political Victory Fund gave Parnell an A-plus rating, which it says denotes an “excellent public record on critical NRA issues” and efforts to promote and defend the constitutional right to bear arms. In a release, the group’s […]

  • DayBreak

    Murkowski discusses major issues in Alaska on Daybreak

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 23, 14:53

    Sen. Lisa Murkowski joined Daybreak live Tuesday via satellite from Washington, D.C. Murkowski, who is a member of the Senate appropriations committee and ranking member of energy and natural resources, talked about some of the biggest issues currently facing the state of Alaska. Early Tuesday morning, President Obama addressed the nation about the U.S. air strikes […]

  • DayBreak

    Step Up for Kids Day: Raising awareness for Alaska’s children

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 23, 13:33

    Nearly 25 percent of Alaskans are under the age of 18. One event is looking to give a voice to those kids who may not have one otherwise. It’s Step Up for Kids Day and Alaska Children’s Trust along with their partners hit the streets Tuesday morning to raise awareness. Abbe Hensley from Best Beginnings […]

  • Crime

    Trial set for Kenai man charged with soldier scam

    by Associated Press on Sep 23, 11:29

    A judge has set a trial date for a Kenai man who is charged with establishing a charity for overseas soldiers and keeping most of the donations for personal use. The Peninsula Clarion (http://is.gd/56Fc5M) reports Frank Roach is scheduled to begin trial Dec. 15. The trial date was set by Kenai Superior Court Judge Carl […]

  • Crime

    Mat-Su center for disabled, owner charged with Medicaid fraud

    by Hope Miller on Sep 23, 11:22

    A center for the disabled in the Mat-Su Valley that allegedly overcharged the Alaska Medicaid Program by hundreds of thousands of dollars is facing fraud charges. The Mat-Su Activity and Respite Center, LLC suspended its services in June amid an investigation by state. Monday, the Alaska Department of Law’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit announced the center […]

  • Crime

    Russian Roulette bullying blamed for shooting

    by Associated Press on Sep 23, 8:27

    A 20-year-old Fairbanks man who claimed he shot two men because they were pressuring him to play Russian Roulette will serve 13 years for felony assault. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://is.gd/GzSWCH) Christian Andrew Williams entered into a plea agreement Monday in the 2012 shooting. Sentencing was scheduled for February. Williams was arrested in the […]

  • State

    Tongass logging project moves forward to keep small towns alive

    by Kate McPherson on Sep 23, 8:23

    Thousands of acres of old-growth forest will be put up for sale this week by the U.S. Forest Service — the largest logging project announced in two decades. The project area is located on Prince of Wales Island in the Tongass National Forest. Its size, 6,186 acres of old-growth forest and 46 miles of new roads, […]

  • State

    Judge gives state its marching orders on helping Native voters

    by Rhonda McBride on Sep 23, 7:22

    If Yup’ik is primarily spoken and not written, why is it necessary to have ballots written in Yup’ik? That question is no longer up for debate. A federal judge has ordered the state Division of Elections to provide Yup’ik voters with ballots written in Yup’ik, a language spoken by Alaska Natives in Southwest Alaska. Natalie […]

  • Local

    Anchorage students take field trip to Yankee Stadium

    by KTVA Sports on Sep 22, 23:53

    The students at Anchor Lutheran School are on the trip of a lifetime. The trip is about teaching history. And Monday night, they watched some too.

  • Local

    Anchorage considers keeping score again on local restaurants

    by Dave Leval on Sep 22, 23:43

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates 76 million people around the country suffer from food-borne illnesses every year, accounting for more than 5,000 deaths. The Municipality of Anchorage doesn’t have those numbers localized. However, it is taking steps to try and protect its residents. And now, it wants their thoughts on […]

  • Sci/Tech

    New tablet book to teach kids about Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 22, 22:00

    A book that local teachers created for children is now available on the iPad. Called “Picturing Anchorage,” the book includes lessons about the municipality and its history. It was created by teachers in the Anchorage School District. An iBook version is now available to the public after it was added to the district’s second-grade curriculum last […]

  • Local

    Anchorage woman gives birth in jail

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 22, 21:46

    An Anchorage woman gave birth Sunday morning at the Anchorage jail. Alaska Corrections spokeswoman Sherrie Daigle says the 24-year-old has been in state custody since Sept. 16 after she was arrested for shoplifting. She says the inmate, whose name is not being released, reportedly didn’t know she was pregnant. Daigle says if Corrections had known […]

  • Local

    Brisk fall weather keeps nursery staff busy

    by Heather Hintze on Sep 22, 20:38

    The leaves are changing colors, there’s a nip in the air and the first day of fall is officially here. That means Bell’s Nursery and Gifts is a busy place. Judy Eledge unloads several large hanging baskets from the back of her truck. She’s one of hundreds of Bell’s customers who count on the nursery […]

  • US/World

    U.S. begins airstrikes against ISIS in Syria

    by CBS News on Sep 22, 18:58

    The U.S. military has begun airstrikes against ISIS in Syria, CBS News has confirmed. Pentagon Press Secretary, Rear Adm. John Kirby said in a statement Monday evening that a mix of fighter, bomber and Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles were engaged in the attack. “The decision to conduct theses strikes was made earlier today by the […]

  • Local

    KTVA’s official statement on Charlo Greene’s departure

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 22, 18:25

    By now many of you have seen one of our reporters use inappropriate language and quit her job during Sunday night’s newscast. We apologize. In addition, she had a personal and business stake in the issue she was reporting, but did not disclose that interest to us. This betrayed the basic bedrock of responsible journalism. […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Spenard Tattoo cultivates safe space for Anchorage’s diverse art scene

    by Sierra Starks on Sep 22, 18:24

    On a Thursday night at Spenard Tattoo, instead of closing up shop at 7 p.m., owner Kevin Harden keeps the doors open. He brings out pizza and adult beverages and uses the shop’s iMac to play some music. What appears to be the obvious makings of a party soon reveals itself as much more than […]