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Behind the Ballot: Don Young, Alaska's longest-serving Congressman


Police identify man killed in Government Hill homicide

Alaska News

Napaskiak celebrates opening its new school with the hope for a stronger community

Recipe Box

Recipe Box: Apple Doughnuts


APD: Robbers hit 2 Holiday Gas Stations




  • Alaska Politics

    Alaska governor put pension bond plan on hold

    by Associated Press on Oct 25, 14:35

    Gov. Bill Walker says the state will not proceed with plans to sell bonds to help pay for Alaska’s pension obligations at this time, citing lack of support from Senate lawmakers. In a statement Tuesday, Walker said administration officials discussed the proposal with the Senate Finance Committee but did not get buy-in for the idea. […]

  • Recipe Box

    Recipe Box: Apple Doughnuts

    by Sierra Starks on Oct 25, 13:02

    The doughnut — in all its glory of icings, toppings and drizzles — is a breakfast staple. But Anchorage mom and blogger Lesleigh Frank recently took it one step further for her daughter’s third birthday. “I made pumpkin donuts and stacked them up on a big cake plate and then covered it in cream cheese frosting,” […]

  • US/World

    UN expert: Junk food is a human rights concern

    by Associated Press on Oct 25, 12:52

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) – A U.N. expert says junk food is a human rights concern. Hilal Elver said Tuesday the rise of industrial food production combined with trade liberalization has allowed large corporations to flood the global market with cheap, nutrient-poor foods that force poor people to choose between economic viability and nutrition, effectively violating […]

  • DayBreak

    Cancer Bites: Helping cancer patients get the nutrition they need

    by Daybreak Staff on Oct 25, 10:58

    One of the biggest struggles for cancer patients is finding an appetite, as many patients just aren’t hungry. Starting this week, a free cooking series called Cancer Bites kicks off in an effort to help patients get the nutrition and strength they need to battle cancer. It’s being put on by Anchorage and Valley Radiation Therapy Centers. […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage police respond to vehicle versus pedestrian hit-and-run

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 25, 9:13

    The Anchorage Police Department (APD) is asking for help locating the driver of a sedan involved in a midtown Anchorage hit-and-run. According to APD, the collision was reported at 8:53 a.m., at A Street and Benson Boulevard. The vehicle ran a red light and struck the pedestrian, who had the right of way, police said. […]

  • Crime

    APD: Robbers hit 2 Holiday Gas Stations

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 25, 7:50

    Two early morning robberies at Anchorage Holiday Gas Stations are under investigation. The first robbery took place a 5:30 a.m. Tuesday at a gas station on Huffman Road, according to a release from the Anchorage Police Department (APD). Police were told two armed males, wearing black clothing and masks, entered the store with guns and demanded money, […]

  • Business/Economy

    Alaska looks to boost employment with grant money

    by Associated Press on Oct 25, 6:52

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The state of Alaska has received a $1 million grant to help bolster local employment within the state’s health care and aviation industries. The Alaska Public Radio Network reports (http://bit.ly/2dR6RKw ) the U.S. Department of Labor grant will support apprenticeship programs, which the state hopes will encourage more companies to hire […]

  • Crime

    Police identify man killed in Government Hill homicide

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 25, 0:25

    Last updated at 10:10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25 The Anchorage Police Department (APD) has released the identity of a 29-year-old man who was shot and killed in Government Hill, late-Monday night, as Ian Alex Bobich. Bobich’s next of kin has been notified. In an updated release from police Tuesday morning, the agency said no […]

  • Crime

    APD: Man remains in critical condition after late-night Holiday shooting

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 24, 23:23

    Last updated at 10:18 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25 The Anchorage Police Department has interviewed the man who shot and critically injured another man outside of a Holiday Gas Station on Lake Otis Parkway, near East 68th Avenue, but police have not pressed charges, the department said. In an update from the department Tuesday morning, […]

  • Alaska News

    Napaskiak celebrates opening its new school with the hope for a stronger community

    by Anna Rose MacArthur/KYUK on Oct 24, 22:11

    This story originated from KYUK Public Media and was republished with permission. BETHEL — In rural Alaska villages, the school is often the center of community life. It’s not only the place where children go day after day to learn, play sports, and make friends. It’s where the community comes together for daily activities such as open […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Parents depend on Camp Fire to fill childcare void

    by Heather Hintze on Oct 24, 21:55

    Before the bell rang for morning classes at Rogers Park Elementary School, third-grader Sabrina Mason had already been at school for an hour. She’s the fourth and final kid in her family to attend the Camp Fire before-school program. “I like that I get to hang out with friends that aren’t in my class and […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Researchers link virus to Alaska birds with deformed beaks

    by Associated Press on Oct 24, 21:29

    Researchers in California and Alaska are hoping they’ve found what’s causing beaks of some bird species to grow twice as fast a normal. The disease is called avian keratin disorder. Affected birds grow beaks that are freakishly long and that sometimes curve up or down. Birds with the disease find it difficult to feed and […]

  • Crime

    District attorney: Bethel police withheld evidence, witness in attempted murder case

    by Adrian Wagner/KYUK on Oct 24, 21:19

    This story originated from KYUK Public Media and was republished with permission. BETHEL — The state is seeking a lesser assault charge in the case against Daniel Misner, who allegedly fired shots at a man in a residential neighborhood of Bethel earlier this year. Evidence that could have supported a charge of attempted murder was never submitted […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Behind the Ballot: Don Young, Alaska’s longest-serving Congressman

    by Liz Raines on Oct 24, 20:17

    After 43 years as Alaska’s lone voice in the U.S. House of Representatives, Don Young says he’s ready for another round in Congress. “I’ve got a reputation — if I say it’s good for Alaska, I do my homework, I go to the floor, they will in fact vote with me,” Young said of his […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Alaska Republican Party claims Joe Miller violated election laws

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 24, 20:05

    Last updated at 10:20 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24 The Alaska Republican Party chairman announced a complaint Monday against former party member Joe Miller, saying he violated election laws while running for U.S. Senate as a Libertarian. Chairman Tuckerman Babcock’s complaint to the Office of General Counsel lists a number of alleged violations, including Miller’s use of […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Volunteers donate more than a thousand pairs of winter boots to city’s needy

    by Lauren Maxwell on Oct 24, 19:50

    As temperatures drop, most of us begin digging out our winter clothing, but for some people, finding the gear to stay warm and dry isn’t easy. More than 300 people got a boost in that direction on Monday when they received new, warm winter boots. The boots were distributed at Bean’s Cafe, donated by the Las […]

  • Crime

    $50k of wine, coins stolen from garage in latest misfortune for Anchorage restaurateur

    by Eric Ruble on Oct 24, 19:35

    It has been a tough year for Van Hale. The well-known owner of Marx Bros. Café and Van’s Dive Bar lost his mother in May. On his way home from her memorial service, his home caught fire. He moved to a new house with his wife, where her car was broken into twice. His car […]

  • Crime

    Troopers: Tribal police officer arrested for evidence theft and assault

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 24, 18:59

    Alaska State Troopers say they arrested a tribal police officer (TPO) after he stole alcohol being held as evidence, drank it and then fought a man, putting him in the hospital. Troopers were first called to the village of Kongiganak around 5 p.m. on Thursday to investigate a fight, according to an online dispatch. One of […]

  • Marijuana News

    With testing underway, marijuana shops prepare to open in Alaska

    by Shannon Ballard on Oct 24, 16:23

    It’s been almost two years since Alaskans voted to legalize marijuana, but it wasn’t until Monday morning that the industry took a crucial step forward. The first cannabis testing facility is now up and running. CannTest, LLC is nestled in Ship Creek. For its three-man staff, breaking in their instruments feels like a milestone. By 10:30 a.m., […]

  • US/World

    Investigators say Jane Doe found in Wisconsin may have lived in Alaska

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 24, 15:51

    “In the early morning of July 21, 1999 a man walking his dog along a rural road in Racine County, Wisconsin was the first person to find a young female, dead, left alone, along the edge of a cornfield.” –National Center for Missing & Exploited Children This is the scene described in a plea from the National Center […]