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  • Alaska Politics

    Senate Leaderships defends education cut, amid threat of layoffs

    by Liz Raines on Apr 25, 19:52

    In Juneau, the Senate Majority is defending itself against accusations that its budget cuts will severely harm education in Alaska. This after the Anchorage and Mat-Su School Districts announced publicly they’re standing in solidarity against the 5 percent cut. The districts say more than $90 million in cuts to school districts and the university system […]

  • Military

    Northern Edge to go ahead, along with continued community concern

    by Bonney Bowman on Apr 25, 19:26

    The Navy got the green light for Northern Edge 17, just days before the training exercise is scheduled to start. Northern Edge is scheduled to start May 1. It involves the Navy, Army, Air Force and Marines, training in the Gulf of Alaska and areas of the Interior. The National Marine Fisheries Service issued two […]

  • Crime

    DOC officer smuggled drugs into Goose Creek

    by Lauren Maxwell on Apr 25, 18:16

    A former Department of Corrections officer was sentenced to eight months in a federal prison on Tuesday after admitting he smuggled drugs into the Goose Creek Correctional Center. Jason Spindler, 33, accepted a plea deal, agreeing to plead guilty to one count of drug conspiracy and one count of possession of a controlled substance with […]

  • Crime

    LifeMed EMT charged with distribution of child porn

    by Daniella Rivera on Apr 25, 18:07

    An Anchorage man, who works as a LifeMed EMT, is accused of distributing child pornography. According to court documents, Anchorage Police were able to download eight video files containing child pornography during an undercover online investigation in November of 2016. In a criminal complaint, APD Officer Torres writes he was able to connect the IP […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Melting snow uncovers Anchorage’s major pet waste problem

    by Heather Hintze on Apr 25, 17:37

    The signs of spring are evident at Taku Lake in Anchorage: birds chirping in the trees, a thin layer of ice melting on the lake and dog waste everywhere. “Right on the edge of the water. That’s where kids are going to be swimming,” David Jensen said. He volunteers his time picking up after other […]

  • News

    Officer in passenger-dragging incident tells his side of the story

    by CBS News/Associated Press on Apr 25, 17:18

    CHICAGO – The physician who was dragged off a United Airlines (UAL) flight in Chicago this month was verbally and physically abusive, and flailing his arms before he lost his balance and struck his mouth on an armrest, according to the aviation officer who pulled the man out of his seat. The Chicago Department of […]

  • US/World

    U.S., North Korea face off in high-stakes game of chicken

    by CBS News on Apr 25, 16:45

    BEIJING — North Korea conducted a large-scale, live-fire military drill on Tuesday morning in yet another show of force. It was part of celebrations marking the 85th anniversary of the founding of the country’s military. While the North fired weapons near the east coast of the Korean Peninsula, the U.S. and South Korea conducted drills […]

  • Health

    ‘Superbug’ fungus new menace in US hospitals

    by Associated Press on Apr 25, 15:59

    NEW YORK (AP) – A ‘superbug’ fungus is emerging as a new menace in U.S. hospitals, mostly in New York and New Jersey. First identified in Japan in 2009, the fungus has spread to more than a dozen countries around the globe. The oldest of the 66 cases reported in the United States dates back […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Officials promoting inclusivity after Trump rise face recall

    by Associated Press on Apr 25, 15:18

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Three leaders of an Alaska fishing community who sponsored a resolution to promote inclusivity are fighting efforts to recall them from office. The recall effort targeting three Homer City Council members is pegged to two resolutions, one supporting the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota in its fight over a […]

  • Weather

    KTVA Weather Lab: Chinook Elementary School

    by Melissa Frey on Apr 25, 13:01

    In this week’s KTVA Weather Lab, I visited Chinook Elementary School in Anchorage, where the second and third graders in Ms. Demain’s class are getting their first introduction to the science behind the weather. I also answered the question of the week about the biggest storm ever recorded on Earth. Every Tuesday, Melissa Frey will take the KTVA Weather […]

  • Alaska News

    Bethel DMV office to close indefinitely starting May 1

    by Anna Rose MacArthur/KYUK on Apr 25, 12:06

    If you need a new driver’s license, get it before the end of the week. Starting May 1, the Bethel DMV Office will be closing indefinitely until a new employee is hired, according to a report by KYUK. Current DMV employee Rebecca Phillip is leaving the office at the end of the month to take […]

  • DayBreak

    Something for everyone in Anchorage Concert Association’s upcoming season

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 25, 12:00

    From “Roger & Hammerstein’s Cinderella” to “One Man Star Wars,” the Anchorage Concert Association’s 2017 to 2018 season has a little bit of everything. Kicking off the season is Grammy Award-winning artist Melissa Etheridge in September. Later that month is “Straight No Chaser,” an a capella group. In October, there’s “Scott Bradlee’s Post Modern Jukebox,” […]

  • DayBreak

    Ride hard and breathe easy in this year’s Clean Air Challenge

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 25, 11:53

    Ride hard, and breathe easy in this year’s Clean Air Challenge fundraiser. It’s a bike ride happening in Talkeetna, Alaska on Saturday, May 6. One of the volunteers and participants, Julie Hasquet said she’s riding for her mother and daughters. Hasquet’s mother had lung cancer and passed away in 2001. She says her daughters have […]

  • Aviation

    Pilot, company culture blamed for 2015 fatal Alaska crash

    by Associated Press on Apr 25, 11:43

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The Latest on a National Transportation Safety Board determination about the causes of a fatal 2015 sightseeing flight in Alaska (all times local): 1:20 p.m. A company that bought the assets of an Alaska flying service after a fatal 2015 crash says it’s following a rigorous safety protocol. Taquan (TAH-kwan) Air […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    APD asks for public’s help finding missing man

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 25, 11:31

    Have you seen 27-year-old Seth Q. Harrison? The Anchorage Police Department is asking for the public’s help locating him. The agency said there are concerns for his well-being. According to a release from APD, Harrison was last seen at his home in the Lake Otis Parkway and Dowling Road area at 8 p.m. Monday. Police […]

  • Education

    Alaska educators form ‘unprecedented’ united front against Senate cuts to education

    by Daniella Rivera on Apr 25, 9:25

    Forming what they call an “unprecedented united front,” public school officials from across the state — including Anchorage and Mat-Su Borough school districts — held a joint press conference Monday evening with a message for lawmakers. “We are here collectively to say we can and we must do better when it comes to funding public […]

  • Weather News

    Soggy Seattle lives up to name, breaks another rain record

    by Associated Press on Apr 25, 8:46

    SEATTLE (AP) – Soggy Seattle has broken another rainfall record. The National Weather Service says the city measured 44.67 inches (114 centimeters) of rain between October and so far in April. That makes it the wettest such period since records began in 1895. Meteorologist Mike McFarland in the service’s Seattle office says it’s the second […]

  • Alaska News

    Kokhanok man dies in three-wheeler crash on Iliamna Lake

    by Associated Press on Apr 25, 7:52

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A 53-year-old Kokhanok died after his all-terrain vehicle crashed on Iliamna Lake. Alaska State Troopers say Gregory Wassillie died. Troopers on Sunday morning took a call from a local flight service that a man was spotted lying on the lake ice. Two Alaska Wildlife Troopers from King Salmon flew to the […]

  • Education

    UAA to start surgical tech program to meet industry need

    by Associated Press on Apr 25, 7:17

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The University of Alaska Anchorage is preparing to launch a surgical technology program that will train students for positions in the state’s health care industry that have been difficult to fill. The Alaska Public Radio Network reports (http://bit.ly/2phn6qj) graduates of the program will earn an associate’s degree in surgical technology to […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Congress works to avoid government shutdown this week

    by CBS News on Apr 25, 7:04

    Congress has four days left to hatch an agreement on federal funding or the government will shut down on Saturday, although for now, one major issue has been put aside. Until Monday, the biggest sticking point had been funding for the border wall, but the White House is conceding on that demand, deferring that fight […]