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  • Alaska Politics

    Governor, education advocates ramp up pressure on Senate over cuts, broad-based tax

    by Liz Raines on Apr 26, 19:34

    Governor Bill Walker and some citizen-led groups are turning up the heat in Juneau on the Senate’s calls for big budget cuts, on day 100 of the 90-day session. Walker pointed to a new report by the state Office of Management and Budget Wednesday to show Alaska’s budget may be bigger than most other states, […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage homeowners to see property tax increase

    by Bonney Bowman on Apr 26, 19:26

    Anchorage homeowners will have to budget a little more to pay their property taxes. The municipal assembly voted 9 to 2 to increase the mill levy at Tuesday night’s meeting. The mill levy is used to calculate the amount a person owes in taxes. Amy Demboski and Fred Dyson were the two assembly members who […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Bear-resistant trash cans now available in Anchorage

    by Lauren Maxwell on Apr 26, 18:27

    The Government Hill neighborhood that’s had a long history with problem bears is finally getting something residents say they’ve wanted: bear-resistant trash cans. The trash cans weren’t available two summers ago when a black bear with three cubs made regular visits to the neighborhood, attracting huge crowds in the process. The bears were eventually put […]

  • Only in Alaska

    Musk ox calf birth caught on camera

    by KTVA Web Staff on Apr 26, 18:09

    Musk ox momma, Avalanche, welcomed a calf Wednesday afternoon at The Musk Ox Farm in Palmer. Around 3:45, workers at the Farm captured the new calf coming into the world. The staff gives the new calf and its mom a few hours to bond before they make contact. So, it’s not yet clear if the […]

  • Lifestyle

    Couple married 69 years die minutes apart, holding hands

    by Associated Press on Apr 26, 16:45

    HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) – The children of a suburban Chicago couple married for 69 years say their parents died just 40 minutes apart while holding hands at a hospital. Teresa Vatkin died Saturday at 12:10 a.m. at Highland Park Hospital at age 89. Her husband, 91-year-old Isaac Vatkin, died around 12:50 a.m. Relatives say […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Neanderthals in California? Maybe so, provocative study says

    by CBS News/Associated Press on Apr 26, 16:05

    NEW YORK – A startling new report asserts that the first known Americans arrived much, much earlier than scientists thought – more than 100,000 years ago. And maybe they were Neanderthals. If true, the finding would far surpass the widely accepted date of about 15,000 years ago. Researchers say a site in Southern California shows […]

  • Business/Economy

    Alaska Air beats 1Q profit forecasts

    by Associated Press on Apr 26, 15:33

    SEATTLE (AP) – Alaska Air Group Inc. (ALK) on Wednesday reported first-quarter profit of $99 million. On a per-share basis, the Seattle-based company said it had net income of 79 cents. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to $1.05 per share. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of nine analysts […]

  • Business/Economy

    For $425, Nordstrom will sell you a pair of dirty jeans

    by Associated Press on Apr 26, 15:20

    NEW YORK (AP) – Department store Nordstrom is getting dragged through the mud on social media for selling a pair of dirty-looking jeans for $425. The department store chain says the five-pocket, button-fly dirty denim pants — dubbed PRPS Barracuda straight-legged jeans — are “heavily distressed” and “embody rugged, Americana workwear that’s seen some hard-working action with […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Walker tries to force lawmakers to weigh nominees

    by Associated Press on Apr 26, 15:16

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska Gov. Bill Walker is trying to force legislators to consider his appointments to boards, commissions and key administration posts. This comes after Alaska’s Senate refused House requests to meet in joint session to consider confirmations. Walker issued a proclamation Wednesday calling the Legislature into joint session Thursday. He cites two […]

  • Business/Economy

    Retailers struggling through their toughest year in a decade

    by CBS News on Apr 26, 13:26

    After a subpar holiday season, U.S. brick-and-mortar retailers are off to an even more cheerless year, with 14 having already having declared bankruptcy in 2017. Women’s clothing label Bebe is the latest casualty, announcing on Friday it would close all 175 stores and liquidate its inventory. The news followed bankruptcy filings by Payless, H.H. Gregg, BCBG […]

  • Workforce Wednesday

    Workforce Wednesday: The National Center for Construction Education and Research

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 26, 13:01

    The Alaska Process Industry Careers Consortium (APICC) has become a sponsor for the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). The NCCER is a nonprofit that helps people build skills and earn credentials across the oil and gas, construction and mining industries. Mandy Beaulieu who is with both APICC and NCCER, says it can […]

  • Crime

    Juneau police investigate tires slashed on 30-plus vehicles

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 26, 12:10

    The Juneau Police Department is asking for the public to provide any information they may have on a tire slashing rampage that occurred Tuesday. According to police, 33 vehicles had their tires slashed in the 2000 and 3000 block of the Douglas Highway Tuesday night. The agency provided few other details, only that the vehicle […]

  • DayBreak

    Alyssa London aims to be first Alaskan to win Miss USA crown

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 26, 11:58

    In February, Alyssa London became the first Alaska Native woman of Tlingit heritage to win the Miss Alaska USA crown. In May, London says she plans to win the Miss USA competition and bring the crown to Alaska for the first time. London has been all around the country preparing for the competition. She said reading to […]

  • Education

    Trump order seeks to limit federal role in K-12 education

    by Associated Press on Apr 26, 11:03

    WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that aims to reduce the federal government’s role in K-12 education. Trump is giving Education Secretary Betsy DeVos 300 days to identify where Washington has overstepped its legal authority in education issues. The secretary will then be able to modify and repeal regulations and […]

  • Crime

    APD confirms James Dale Ritchie as killer in 5 Anchorage murders

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 26, 10:38

    Last updated at 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Apr. 26 More than five months after the public heard James Dale Ritchie’s name, the Anchorage Police Department confirmed Wednesday that he was responsible for the murders of five people in the summer of 2016. In November, Ritchie was killed in a downtown Anchorage shootout with police, following his […]

  • Crime

    Point Hope walrus hunters put on probation for violating Marine Mammal Protection Act

    by Davis Hovey / KNOM on Apr 26, 10:15

    Late last week, four point hope men were sentenced for the illegal taking of walruses that occurred near Cape Lisburne in 2015. According to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s office on Thursday, Adam Sage, Jacob Lane, Guy Tuzroyluk, and Michael Tuzroyluk, Jr., pled guilty to violating the Marine Mammal Protection Act in two separate […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Spacecraft flies between Saturn and rings in historic 1st

    by Associated Press on Apr 26, 7:19

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has ventured into the never-before-explored region between Saturn and its rings. But flight controllers won’t know how everything went until Thursday when they are back in touch with the craft. Cassini was out of radio contact with Earth early Wednesday as it became the first spacecraft to […]

  • Alaska News

    Southeast Alaska hatchery to reopen with new owner

    by Associated Press on Apr 26, 6:58

    PETERSBURG, Alaska (AP) – A hatchery in a small southeast Alaska community that closed down under a mountain of debt in 2014 has been purchased by a nonprofit organization that plans to produce chum and Chinook salmon at the site. KFSK-FM reported he state foreclosed on the Gunnuk Creek hatchery’s $22 million debt and put […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Pope warns powerful to act humbly or risk ruin in TED talk

    by Associated Press on Apr 26, 6:49

    VATICAN CITY (AP) – Pope Francis has warned the powerful to act humbly or risk ruin, in a TED talk urging the world to show more solidarity with the poor and weak. Francis delivered a videotaped talk to a TED conference in Vancouver on “The Future You,” the first by a pope. The Vatican released […]

  • News

    Antarctica’s penguins are in trouble, new report shows

    by CBS News on Apr 25, 21:39

    In the rapidly warming Antarctic, two species of penguins are in dramatic decline. That’s the news out of a new study published by Oceanites, a nonprofit organization that closely monitors penguins and other Antarctic seabirds, in collaboration with researchers from NASA and Stony Brook University in New York. Relying on satellite photos and on-the-ground analysis […]