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  • Military

    Trump says transgender soldiers cost too much — is that true?

    by CBS News on Jul 26, 13:56

    In laying out his reasons for moving on Wednesday to ban transgender people from serving in the U.S. military, President Donald Trump cited the “tremendous medical costs” associated with the policy. His claim raises several immediate questions, such as exactly how much the Department of Defense spends on providing health care for transgender service members, as well […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska residents angered by chip seal on Mitkof Island roads

    by Associated Press on Jul 26, 13:44

    PETERSBURG, Alaska (AP) – Alaska residents driving on Mitkof Island are concerned that the chip seal the state is using to fix the island’s roads is doing more harm than good. KFSK-FM reported Tuesday that residents have experienced cracked windshields and chipped paint since the seal was laid down. Alaska Department of Transportation spokeswoman Aurah […]

  • News

    Southcentral Alaska weekend events

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 26, 13:09

    West End Block Party When: July 27, 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Snow City Cafe Price: Free admission Family-friendly Free parking at the Hotel Captain Cook garage Alaska Vintage Snowmobile Show When: July 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Museum of Alaska Transportation and Industry, Wasilla 3800 West Museum Drive Funny River 5K […]

  • News

    Murkowski, other GOP Senate defections sink Obamacare partial repeal

    by CBS News on Jul 26, 12:54

    A proposal that would partially repeal Obamacare fell short of the 51 votes needed to pass it Wednesday afternoon, dealing yet another blow to the GOP effort to roll back the 2010 health care law. The Senate rejected the plan in a 45-55 vote. All Democrats voted against it, along with seven Republicans. They are: Sen. […]

  • Alaska News

    Trump calls out Murkowski over health care vote

    by CNN on Jul 26, 12:04

    (CNN) President Donald Trump criticized Sen. Lisa Murkowski on Twitter Wednesday after she voted against GOP-led efforts to dismantle Obamacare, making her the latest Republican to be publicly rebuked by Trump on the issue. “Senator @lisamurkowski of the Great State of Alaska really let the Republicans, and our country, down yesterday. Too bad,” he tweeted. Senator […]

  • Workforce Wednesday

    Workforce Wednesday: Police and fire at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport

    by Daybreak Staff on Jul 26, 11:45

    Careers in Airport Police and Fire at Ted Stevens International Airport include rigorous training, multiple career paths and great pay. Not only that, but there are several requirements that need to be met for consideration. Among some of those are having a relatively clean driving record, passing a drug screening, psychological evaluation and more. Applicants […]

  • Alaska News

    Man’s best friend: training the next generation of service dogs

    by Bonney Bowman on Jul 26, 11:05

    Life-saving service dogs are learning their skills right here in Alaska, like Thorr, the mobility service dog who went to get help when his owner, Eric Skousen, suffered a massive seizure. Now Thorr’s trainer is working with the next generation. Yellow Labrador puppy Lakota is just 14 weeks old. He’s still all bounce, floppy ears […]

  • News

    Coast Guard lacks funds to chase drugs, maintain fleet, commandant says

    by CBS News on Jul 26, 9:25

    CHESAPEAKE BAY, Md. —  Congress got an SOS Tuesday from Adm. Paul Zukunft, the commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. He said the Coast Guard is busier than ever chasing drug runners, but that it can’t do the job without more money. CBS News was aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf in 2015 after it seized tons […]

  • Alaska News

    University of Alaska Fairbanks cutting economics degree

    by Associated Press on Jul 26, 9:03

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – The University of Alaska Fairbanks is discontinuing its economics degree program. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Tuesday the Board of Regents made the decision to cut the program during its most recent meeting. Two faculty members recently received their layoff notices, giving them one year left to teach. The University of […]

  • Alaska News

    Woman killed aboard cruise ship off Southeast Alaska

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 26, 7:56

    FBI agents responded from the bureau’s Anchorage office to investigate the suspicious death of a woman aboard a cruise ship off Southeast Alaska. Anchorage FBI spokeswoman Staci Feger-Pellessier said the death, aboard the Emerald Princess near Juneau, was reported to the FBI Wednesday morning. “It was in water outside of any state’s territory,” Feger-Pellessier said. […]

  • Crime

    2 men charged, 1 sought in separate Anchorage rapes

    by Chris Klint on Jul 26, 7:32

    Two men have recently been charged in separate Anchorage rape cases, according to the Anchorage Police Department, one of whom remains at large. In the earlier of the two cases, court records show 40-year-old Lucky Tapu Sio Jr. sought on a no-bail warrant for two counts of first-degree assault. Police began to look into Sio […]

  • News

    Trump announces military ban on transgender service members

    by CBS News on Jul 26, 6:21

    President Trump announced in a Wednesday morning tweet that transgender people will not be allowed to serve in “any capacity” in the United States military. In a series of tweets, Mr. Trump announced the new policy after what he called “consultation with my generals and military experts.” After consultation with my Generals and military experts, […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage Assembly approves additional funding for SAP implementation

    by Steffi Lee on Jul 25, 22:25

    The SAP project for the Municipality of Anchorage will have an even higher price tag after Tuesday’s Assembly meeting. The project, when it was started, was estimated to be around $10 million and was supposed to only take a year and a half to launch. However, nearly six years later, the upgraded business software is […]

  • Sports

    New turf field to help improve Sullivan Arena’s finances

    by Dave Leval on Jul 25, 21:32

    Ice is the primary surface at Sullivan Arena. That’s about to change with the addition of turf field. It’s going in for various athletic events arena operators want to host. “It’ll be the only surface for that is actually certified for rugby, which opens a whole new door for those programs,” said John Rodda, who […]

  • Health

    Murkowski on ‘No’ vote: ‘I believe that this was in Alaska’s best interest’ 

    by Daniella Rivera on Jul 25, 18:38

    Roughly a dozen people gathered outside Senior Senator Lisa Murkowski’s Downtown Anchorage office Tuesday morning, for a makeshift watch party. With a TV sitting on a cart, they watched as the senate voted on opening the floor for debate on healthcare, waiting and hoping to hear a two letter word from Murkowski: No.  “We are […]

  • Alaska News

    Gov. Walker signs opioid bill into law

    by Liz Raines on Jul 25, 18:36

    On Tuesday, Governor Bill Walker signed a measure into law, aimed at preventing opioid abuse throughout the state. House Bill 159 includes provisions that: Limit the number of opioids a doctor can prescribe to a one-week supply, for initial prescriptions Requires continuing education on addiction for prescribers Creates a voluntary database for patients to refuse […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaskan doctor can’t seem to retire

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jul 25, 18:34

    Dr. Tom Nighswander doesn’t seem to understand the word “retirement,” even though he’s done it twice. First, from the U.S. Public Health Service, after serving 30 years with the Alaska Native Medical Hospital and more recently, after 20 years as a dean of the WWAMI program, helping to train Alaskan medical students to become doctors. […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska man says boat attacked by orca whale

    by Associated Press on Jul 25, 17:20

    SITKA, Alaska (AP) – An Alaska man says his boat was attacked by an orca during a fishing excursion with his 14-year-old son and two other people. Victor Littlefield of Sitka says the killer whale repeatedly rammed the boat, yanked the anchor line and slapped the bow with its tail. He said the 33-foot aluminum […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Renovations at Hostetler Park memorial almost complete

    by Makayla Clark on Jul 25, 16:59

    The main goal of the memorial at Hostetler Park is to remember victims of violence — and it is being renovated to make that even easier. The downtown park is tucked away on the curve of Third Avenue where it turns into L Street. These days, it isn’t hidden by trees, but is open and […]

  • US/World

    Outrage, investigation over video of live shark being dragged behind motorboat

    by CBS News on Jul 25, 15:45

    MIAMI — Video of a live shark being dragged behind a motorboat has prompted thousands of angry social media comments and triggered an investigation by Florida authorities, CBS Miami reports. The video appears to show the shark, tied by its tail, being dragged behind a speeding boat. The camera then turns to show three men on that […]