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  • Adopt-a-Pet

    Daybreak Adopt-A-Pet: April 28, 2017

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 28, 14:00

    From Anchorage Animal Care and Control: Twenty-four cats: We have cats from young to middle-aged,  playful cats to lap-lover cats, short-haired to long-haired, black to white — basically, all kinds of cats. Three chickens: Got a vacancy in that backyard chicken coop? There are three chickens up for adoption this week. Caption contest winner: This week’s […]

  • Recipe Box

    Recipe Box: Honey-Please Cake

    by Sierra Starks on Apr 28, 13:18

    In this week’s Recipe Box, Amanda Cash uses Alaska-made honey to create a sweet treat — Honey-Please Cake, which is new to The Magpie food truck. The light and fluffy cake be found at The Magpie’s Spenard nest and throughout the summer in Downtown Anchorage.  

  • Crime

    Judge sentences couple investigated after boy overdoses

    by Associated Press on Apr 28, 11:43

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A Palmer man and woman investigated for drug dealing after a teenager died of an overdose at their home will serve federal prison terms. U.S. District Judge Sharon Gleason on Thursday sentenced 41-year-old Tod Rodolph to 12 years in prison and fined him $30,000. Gleason sentenced 36-year-old Jessica Hopkins to six […]

  • Weather News

    Much-needed rainfall to end the work week, drier conditions in store for the weekend

    by Rachael Penton on Apr 28, 11:25

    Anchorage is experiencing some much-needed rainfall, after a dry start to the month. April is usually the driest month of the year for Anchorage, with average precipitation of 0.47 inches.  However, only 0.05 inches of rain was recorded in Anchorage through last Monday, April 24 — putting Anchorage into a shortage for the month. Measurable rainfall […]

  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check in the Morning: Dr. Tamara McCoy and Friends

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 28, 10:35

    Dr. Tamara McCoy is a pianist, vocalist, conductor and instructor, she was also an integral part of the Hiland Mountain Correctional Facility’s Lullaby Project. Now McCoy is organizing a concert to bring aid to Syria. On Friday, May 19, McCoy will be holding a concert for relief efforts in Syra called Beyond our Borders. It […]

  • Alaska News

    Northwest Arctic Borough to receive almost $200 million over 10 years from Red Dog Mine

    by Davis Hovey / KNOM on Apr 28, 10:07

    After a borough meeting tuesday night, a new payment in lieu of taxes (PILT) agreement has been struck between the Northwest Arctic Borough (NAB) and Teck Alaska, the operator of Red Dog Mine, KNOM reported Friday. For the next ten years, NAB will receive annual payments from Teck Alaska based on a fixed asset value […]

  • Health

    DHSS: Alaskan, who recently traveled abroad, with confirmed case of Zika virus

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 28, 9:33

    An Alaskan who recently traveled to Central America tested positive for the Zika virus after returning to their home state, according to a Friday morning release from the Department of Health and Social Services. “Dr. Jay Butler, Director of Public Health and Chief Medical Officer for Alaska, says Alaskans can rest assured they are in […]

  • National

    PGA Tour hands out 1st slow-play penalty since 1995

    by Associated Press on Apr 28, 9:09

    AVONDALE, La. (AP) – The first team event on the PGA Tour in 36 years has produced the first penalty for slow play since 1995. PGA Tour officials say Miguel Angel Carballo and Brian Campbell were penalized one shot on the 14th hole of the opening round at the Zurich Classic for their second bad […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Trump says he thought being president ‘would be easier’

    by CBS News on Apr 28, 8:52

    President Trump says he thought that his job in the White House “would be easier” than he anticipated. “I loved my previous life. I had so many things going,” Mr. Trump told Reuters in a new interview. “This is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier.” The president also […]

  • US/World

    Friendly fire may have killed 2 Army Rangers in Afghanistan

    by Associated Press on Apr 28, 8:43

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Pentagon says the two Army Rangers killed during a raid on an Islamic State compound in Afghanistan may have died as a result of friendly fire. Navy Capt. Jeff Davis says the U.S. military is investigating to see if they were accidentally killed by ground fire from Afghan commandoes or other […]

  • Military

    Reports: US troops deploy along Syria-Turkish border

    by Associated Press on Apr 28, 8:40

    BEIRUT (AP) – A Syrian war monitor and Kurdish activists say U.S. armored vehicles have deployed in areas in northern Syria along the border with Turkey, a few days after a Turkish airstrike that killed 20 U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters. Footage posted by Syrian activists online shows a convoy of U.S. armored vehicles driving on a […]

  • Outdoors

    Salmon fishing predictions look bleak for Alaska inlet

    by Associated Press on Apr 28, 7:44

    KENAI, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s commercial sockeye salmon outlook this year is predicting Upper Cook Inlet fishermen will have their lowest harvest in the past 15 years. The Peninsula Clarion reported earlier this week that the outlook predicts a total run of 4 million fish to all stream systems […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaskan tribal government dips into defense contracts

    by Associated Press on Apr 28, 7:37

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A southeast Alaska regional tribal government is taking one step closer to self-sufficiency. CoastAlaska News reported Thursday that in an effort to protect itself from federal budget cuts, the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska is exploring new business ventures. Its Tribal Business Corporation has purchased government-services […]

  • Local

    Native Youth Olympics highlight culture, camaraderie for competitors

    by Heather Hintze on Apr 27, 20:21

    For athletes at the 2017 Native Youth Olympics (NYO), the games are all about culture and community. “My favorite part about NYO is the camaraderie between everyone,” said Allie Ivanoff, a sophomore in Unalakleet. “You can go up to a person and they’ll coach you if you need it. Everything is about sportsmanship in this […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Wasilla representative casts lone no vote on bill honoring Alaska’s Hmong veterans

    by Liz Raines on Apr 27, 20:07

    A state lawmaker known for going against the grain on votes with racial undercurrents sparked controversy Thursday. Rep. David Eastman (R-Wasilla) was the lone vote against a bill in the Alaska House to honor Hmong veterans who supported the United States in the Vietnam War. Eastman also voted against a bill honoring black soldiers earlier […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Eastman calls for reprimand after LeDoux blocks committee debate

    by Liz Raines on Apr 27, 19:38

    There are more signs of friction in Juneau this week. The latest example came between two fellow Republicans in the House, when a seemingly non-controversial committee meeting became anything but. It ended with one lawmaker calling for a reprimand of the House Rules Committee chair, Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux (R-Anchorage). Rep. David Eastman (R-Wasilla) is calling […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    State fire investigator takes stand on day 5 of Sockeye Fire trial

    by Shannon Ballard on Apr 27, 19:15

    Memories of the 2015 Sockeye Fire were reignited Thursday, five days into the state’s case against the Anchorage couple accused of starting the destructive blaze — Greg Imig and Amy DeWitt. In recorded interviews, Imig repeatedly told fire investigators there was no way the more than 7,000 acre wildfire could have started on his property, but state […]

  • Energy

    Trump signs order to expand ocean oil drilling

    by Associated Press on Apr 27, 17:11

    The Latest on an executive order that could lead to expansion of drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans (all times local): 11:40 a.m. President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that will roll back restrictions on oil drilling in the Arctic. Trump says at a White House signing ceremony, “Today, we’re unleashing American […]

  • Reality Check w/ John Tracy

    Reality check w/ John Tracy: Grading Trump’s first 100 days in office

    by John Tracy on Apr 27, 16:57

    The press is fixated this week on grading Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office. The grade depends on exactly what you’re grading the president on. First, by objective standards, the president has signed 28 bills into law — far more than his two predecessors, and more than Bill Clinton. He’s also signed more executive […]

  • Crime

    Anchorage police make 2 DUI arrests at same location

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 27, 16:35

    Police arrested two separate motorists on DUI charges at an Anchorage gas station early Sunday morning. The first driver, 33-year-old Duane Nash, was pulled over for speeding on Minnesota Drive shortly before 4 a.m., according to a release from the Anchorage Police Department. After he pulled into a gas station parking lot on Spenard Road, police noticed […]