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  • Health

    Smokers & vapers: Alaska State Fair goes smoke-free

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 02, 16:32

    A new smoke-free policy was adopted by the Alaska State Fairgrounds this year, and will be in effect for the state fair later this summer. The policy covers not only tobacco products, but electronic cigarettes as well. The new policy is the latest step the fair has taken toward joining other businesses and organizations nationwide […]

  • Health

    More U.S. kids have chronic health problems, study finds

    by Steven Reinberg / Healthday on May 02, 15:46

    The number of American kids suffering from asthma and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is on the increase, with poor children being hit the hardest, researchers report. Children living in extreme poverty who had asthma and ADHD were nearly twice as likely to have at least one other chronic medical condition. These conditions included developmental delays, autism, depression, anxiety, behavioral […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Fire on Lore Road grows to 100 feet

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 02, 15:00

    Multiple Anchorage fire crews responded to a wildfire at a wooded lot on Lore Road. A resident across the road from the fire, which is located in a “wooded lot” on the 1700 block of Lore Road, called fire officials around 2:30 p.m. to report the fire, according to fire officials. At least four units […]

  • Teacher of the Week

    Teacher of the Week: Julia Withers

    by Megan Mazurek on May 02, 12:54

    Julia Withers is all about the numbers. “Math was probably always one of my stronger subjects,” Withers said. She teaches math and physical education at Highland Tech Charter School in Anchorage. The school has small class sizes, something that makes Withers feel right at home. “I like that it’s small. I really like that the […]

  • Alaska News

    Hawaii, Alaska, Southwest face increased wildfire threat

    by Associated Press on May 02, 11:04

    Fire forecasters say Hawaii, Alaska and the Southwest will face an increased threat of wildfires this summer. The National Interagency Fire Center released its outlook for the spring and summer on Sunday. It says most of the country will face normal or below-normal wildfire problems. That’s welcome news after last year, when a record 15,800 […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Coghill recommending lawmakers drop Medicaid suit

    by Becky Bohrer / AP on May 02, 9:09

    The majority leader of the Alaska Senate says he has recommended that lawmakers drop their lawsuit challenging Gov. Bill Walker’s authority to expand Medicaid on his own. Sen. John Coghill says the issue has gotten wrapped up in the politics surrounding Medicaid expansion. He says the issue adds to the contention as lawmakers try to […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Stolen car found crashed in tree on Bragaw

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 02, 8:22

    The Anchorage Police Department is searching for a woman who allegedly stole a car then crashed into a tree on Bragaw Street early Monday morning. APD Sgt. Ty Witte said officers were dispatched to the crash and realized the Honda Pilot was stolen once they arrived on scene. He said according to a witness the […]

  • DayBreak

    Goats, sheep, pigs, oh my!: Getting the hang of hobby farming in Anchorage

    by Sierra Starks on May 02, 7:57

    Hobby farming for Delinda Witman began “on a whim.” “I started with seven chickens,” Witman recalled. “It was in Wasilla, and someone was selling them. And I picked them up … and that’s it. No coop, no nothing.” Her small band of birds then expanded to ducks, geese and quail, all nestled in their own […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Alaska GOP wraps up convention in Fairbanks

    by Liz Raines on May 02, 6:58

    The Alaska Republican Party convention wrapped up in Fairbanks on Sunday after drawing nearly 400 people to the Golden Heart City. Attendees spent hours in committee meetings, debating party rules, principles, and the political future. “It’s painful, it’s arduous, it’s time consuming, at times it’s frustrating,” said Bruce Schulte, an Anchorage district chairman. “But it’s essential.” […]

  • Military

    For disabled veterans, fly fishing fuels healing

    by Eric Ruble on May 01, 18:43

    A program teaching fishing skills is helping military veterans overcome physical and mental obstacles associated with combat trauma. Like many of the people gathered in a room at the William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery Sunday morning, Todd Green used to know nothing about fly fishing. But before the end of the day, the Army […]

  • Lifestyle

    Anchorage man turns kitchen into philanthropy factory

    by Eric Ruble on May 01, 18:29

    Ira Edwards seems to have more hours in the day than everyone else. When he’s not working for the state, he spends his time hunting, skiing, gardening and, most recently, getting his new business of the ground. RoosterSkier Brand is the name of his recently expanded line of products made by hand in the kitchen […]

  • Crime

    Trial for man accused of killing troopers to begin day after anniversary of shooting

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 01, 17:38

    May 1 marked the second anniversary of the deaths of Alaska State Troopers Sgt. Patrick “Scott” Johnson and Gabe Rich, who were shot in Tanana while responding to a call from the local village public safety officer. The man accused of killing them, 22-year-old Nathanial Kangas, is scheduled to begin trial on May 2 in […]

  • Alaska News

    Remains of missing Oregon man found in Denali National Park

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 01, 15:59

    ANCHORAGE — Search efforts to locate a missing Oregon man were called off when his body was discovered not far from the Savage River Loop Trail in Denali National Park and Preserve Sunday. The hiker, 24-year-old Michael Purdy, was found dead near the north end of the trail, according to park spokeswoman Maureen Gualtieri. “Clues indicate […]

  • Alaska News

    May 1-7 declared Wildland Fire Prevention & Preparedness Week in Alaska

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 01, 12:27

    Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott have declared the first week of May in 2016 as Wildland Fire Prevention and Preparedness Week in Alaska. In a special video announcement, the two leaders discussed what Alaskans can do to prevent wildfires in the state. “Wildland fires can start unpredictably and spread at a rapid pace, […]

  • Outdoors

    Viaje sin Destino: Argentinian couple reaches Alaska after driving 40,000 miles in VW bus

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 01, 11:05

    For Paul and Erika Piazza, coming to Alaska has been years in the making. The Argentinian couple, looking “north to the future,” took off on three years ago on a never-ending journey, culminating in their recent arrival in Anchorage. “For us it was a dream you know, we grew up together, and we always speak […]

  • Health

    Federal regulations shut down Alaska’s opiate detox centers

    by Associated Press on May 01, 10:20

    Following reports that Alaska’s opioid detox facilities were closed because of changes to Food and Drug Administration regulations, Cook Inlet Tribal Council spokesman Tim Blum released a statement about the Ernie Turner Center in Anchorage: “Cook Inlet Tribal Council’s Ernie Turner Center in Anchorage will remain open and continue to provide its critical detox services […]

  • Aviation

    At annual gathering, legendary pilot shares his love of flying

    by Eric Ruble on Apr 30, 19:05

    Inside the FedEx hangar at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport is any pilot’s dream — Brand-new planes sit alongside historic models. Dozens of booths ring the hangar with the latest gear in aviation technology. The Great Alaska Aviation Gathering was organized by the Alaska Airmen Association (AAA), which expects at least 23,000 people to attend […]

  • News

    Spenard celebrates neighborhood renaissance

    by Eric Ruble on Apr 30, 15:05

    Once one of Anchorage’s grittiest neighborhoods, Spenard is now home to a wide spectrum of artists, musicians and young families. Chef Amanda Cash said it was the obvious choice when looking for a permanent home for her food truck, Magpie Kitchen at Large. “I live in the neighborhood, and I believe in the neighborhood,” Cash […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Alaska Republican Party elects new chairman

    by Liz Raines on Apr 30, 12:53

    Tuckerman Babcock is taking over as chairman of the Alaska Republican Party after a vote by members at the state convention in Fairbanks Saturday morning. Babcock won by 52 percent in a three-way race against Ann Brown and Ric Davidge. The final count came after more than 40 minutes of debate on the party’s rules […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Faster than a Falcon: Kids, parents race to beat mascot in Mountain View 5K

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 30, 11:34

    Participants of the seventh-annual Faster Than a Falcon 5K run took off through Mountain View Saturday morning, hoping to win a special prize. The goal for racers each year is to beat a costumed “falcon” runner to the finish line for a special prize. This year’s “falcon” runner was dressed as a raven, who joked, […]