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  • Crime

    Alaska village banishes 4 people for dealing meth

    by Associated Press on Feb 24, 7:33

    The chief of an Alaskan tribe says four community members have been banished for dealing methamphetamine. Allakaket Chief PJ Simon tells the News-Miner that 25 residents confronted the suspected meth dealers and escorted them out of town. They were placed on a Tuesday afternoon flight. The banishment came after an emotional town hall meeting, which […]

  • Alaska Aces

    Aces coach, players try to process the end of an era

    by Dave Goldman on Feb 23, 23:00

    Alaska Aces’ Head Coach Rob Murray had a hard time finding the words. “It’s shocking. It’s disappointing. It’s … I could go on and use as many phrases as I want,” Murray said in an interview Thursday after the announcement was made that this would be the team’s final season. Before Thursday’s win at Elmira, Murray […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Bill to triple motor fuel tax makes first move in Alaska House

    by Liz Raines on Feb 23, 20:36

    The Alaska House Transportation Committee moved a bill Thursday that would increase costs at the pump, if passed. Alaska currently has the lowest motor fuel tax in the nation. The gas we put in our cars is taxed at 8 cents a gallon, and has been since 1970. Gov. Bill Walker wants to triple the tax […]

  • News

    Alaskans react to reversal of federal transgender bathroom policies

    by Shannon Ballard on Feb 23, 20:14

    Alaskans are reacting to an announcement from the President Donald Trump’s administration Wednesday that says it’s dropping federal protections for transgender students. Trump’s stance simply means it’s now up to states and school districts to interpret whether federal sex discrimination law applies to gender identity. The Anchorage School District spokesperson Heather Marron wrote in an email […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Alaska Senate calls for across-the-board cuts to state departments

    by Liz Raines on Feb 23, 19:26

    State departments should be preparing for a five percent cut to their budgets — that’s the message from the Alaska Senate Finance Committee. Committee members are calling for across-the-board reductions during the next fiscal year, which starts in July. Members have said Health and Social Services, Education, Transportation and the University of Alaska are the top four […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Congressional committee asks EPA to give proposed Pebble Mine another shot

    by Heather Hintze on Feb 23, 19:03

    A congressional committee is asking the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to give Alaska’s Pebble Mine another shot. Texas republican Lamar Smith chairs the U.S. House Science, Space and Technology committee. In a letter to newly confirmed EPA administrator Scott Pruitt, Smith asks the agency to rescind its 2014 decision that invoked […]

  • Marijuana News

    Alaska AG says feds couldn’t overturn state’s pot law

    by KTVA / AP on Feb 23, 17:09

    A representative for the Alaska attorney general’s office says a change in how the federal government enforces its own marijuana laws would not affect state marijuana laws. Department of Law spokeswoman Cori Mills says Alaska’s law legalizing recreational marijuana wouldn’t be overturned. She commented after White House spokesman Sean Spicer suggested during a press briefing […]

  • Reality Check w/ John Tracy

    Reality Check w/ John Tracy: The uncivil war over the Confederate flag

    by John Tracy on Feb 23, 15:58

    You know the saying; a picture is worth a thousand words. The use of symbols is possibly worth a thousand times more. Recently, a group of kids from Chugiak High School got in hot water for posting a photo of themselves posing with a confederate battle flag. The photo made the rounds on social media […]

  • Crime

    Police: Fairbanks mother killed by ex-boyfriend in apparent murder-suicide

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 23, 15:13

    Fairbanks police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide that took place in a residence sometime Wednesday afternoon, according to a press release issued Thursday. The victim, 24-year-old Vanessa Reese, and her estranged boyfriend, 26-year-old Thien Tran, were found dead from gunshot wounds inside Tran’s home. “The preliminary investigation indicates that Tran shot Reese then killed himself,” Fairbanks Police […]

  • DayBreak

    Alaska high school students compete in the Academic Decathlon’s Super Quiz

    by Daybreak Staff on Feb 23, 13:05

    Students from all over Alaska will be in Anchorage this week for this year’s Alaska Academic Decathlon. The decathlon tests students’ abilities to work together to answer questions in categories like arts, science and social studies. It’s more than just studying a packet of information. Matthew Woodland, a student from Juneau-Douglas High School said it […]

  • DayBreak

    Anchorage Dance Theatre puts on limited production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

    by Daybreak Staff on Feb 23, 11:31

    Anchorage Dance Theatre’s newest production, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare has a short run this weekend. Niki Maple, ADT’s artistic director, said her goal was to find a story that would showcase the talent of it’s students. Maple said, in addition to students, there are local dancers in the production. “It’s a classic. […]

  • Health

    State notes increase in newborns suffering from mothers’ opioid use during pregnancy

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 23, 10:33

    A new report from the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) says the rate of newborns exposed to opiates during pregnancy is on the rise. Symptoms of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) typically begin manifesting within 24 hours of birth, according to the DHSS report, although it may take as long as a week. “NAS […]

  • Alaska News

    Chugiak High bans Confederate flag

    by Associated Press on Feb 23, 10:07

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – An Anchorage-area school has banned the display of the Confederate flag after some students posed with a version of the flag for photos inside the school. The Alaska Star reports that Chugiak High School Principal David Legg sent an email to parents Tuesday banning the flag from the school. Legg says […]

  • Alaska News

    Lawmakers renew push for drilling in Alaska wildlife refuge

    by Associated Press on Feb 23, 8:34

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Petroleum drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge was not a consideration under President Barack Obama, but it’s getting renewed attention under the new administration. Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski and other members of the state’s congressional delegation are pushing legislation to allow drilling in the coastal plain of the refuge. Congress […]

  • Alaska Aces

    It’s official: This Aces season will be the last

    by Dave Goldman on Feb 23, 8:02

    After nearly three decades as a hockey staple in the 49th state, the Alaska Aces will cease operations at the end of this season. The announcement was made Thursday. BREAKING: The Alaska Aces will cease operations at the end of the 2016/17 season. pic.twitter.com/aUjom3uMO6 — Alaska Aces (@AlaskaAces) February 23, 2017 Last Friday, through multiple […]

  • Alaska News

    After open-heart surgery, Alaska babies try to lead ‘normal’ lives

    by Sierra Starks on Feb 22, 22:21

    Hearing their 3-year-old son splashing in the pool is a harmonious sound to Adriana Fischer and Damon Hampel. “The pool was really a lifesaver for him,” says Fischer. Malachi Hampel was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, which simply means he’s missing the left side of his heart. “The left ventricle is the workhorse of […]

  • Education

    Efforts to fill $15-million budget gap mean big cuts in the Anchorage School District

    by Shannon Ballard on Feb 22, 20:12

    “We have trimmed any of the fat that was in our budget, but now we are cutting into bone.” Like each of her fellow board members, Anchorage School Board president Tam Agosti-Gisler voted on Tuesday to approve next year’s money-saving budget, which eliminates 123 full time jobs, including 99 teaching positions. “Fortunately, many of those […]

  • Military

    Alaskans work out to end veteran suicide

    by John Thain on Feb 22, 19:15

    A special workout took place on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Wednesday in an effort to raise awareness for suicide and depression. On average, 22 of our nation’s veterans take their own lives every day, according to Active Heroes. This workout, organized by 907 Crossfit, aims to get people together and put the issue out in the […]

  • News

    Stunning space discovery: 7 Earth-size planets found orbiting dwarf star

    by William Harwood / CBS News on Feb 22, 19:00

    Astronomers have discovered seven roughly Earth-size planets very close to a cool dwarf star some 39 light-years from Earth, including three orbiting in the star’s habitable zone where liquid water, a key ingredient for life as it’s known on Earth, could be present, researchers announced Wednesday. The record-setting star system is the first to feature […]

  • Forecasts

    Alaska Weather Forecast – Feb. 22, 2017

    by KTVA Weather on Feb 22, 18:51

    A blizzard warning was issued for St. Lawrence Island, and a winter storm watch is in effect tonight for parts of western Alaska, according to meteorologist Carlos Faura. Follow KTVA 11’s Weather Team on Facebook and Twitter. Got a weather-related photo or story idea? Email the team at weather@ktva.com.