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  • State

    Governor urges lawmakers to revisit oil tax credits

    by Alexis Fernandez on Jul 01, 21:07

    Alaska’s governor says the state has a fiscal problem, and it’s partly because of oil tax credits. Gov. Bill Walker vetoed $200 million in oil tax credits on Monday from the state budget. The credits will be applied, but delayed by a couple of months. “We need a solution to the situation we’re in. Business […]

  • Alaska

    1st day of Alaska’s new fiscal year means budget cuts take effect

    by Shannon Ballard on Jul 01, 21:01

    Wednesday, July 1, marks the first day of Alaska’s new fiscal year. All the new budget cuts are now in affect – Gov. Bill Walker says no sector of government is untouched. Millions of dollars were cut from the state budget, and Alaskans are going to start noticing. One noticeable change: there are fewer Alaska State Troopers […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage police to crack down on fireworks with special patrols

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jul 01, 20:03

    The Anchorage Police Department is getting serious when it comes to enforcing the fireworks ban this Fourth of July holiday weekend. Police chief Mark Mew said the risk of a wildfire is just too great. For the first time ever, APD officers will be assigned to look specifically for residents using fireworks. Mew said residents […]

  • Crime

    Anchorage woman recovers stolen car to find pills, used needles inside

    by Liz Raines on Jul 01, 19:59

    Stephanie Dizon never thought she’d find her car on the impound lot of a private towing company. The last time she saw it, it was parked in the driveway in front of her house — before it was stolen on June 11. If it weren’t for the license plate on her car, Dizon says she […]

  • Alaska

    Bethel Spirits liquor store application still alive

    by Ben Matheson / KYUK on Jul 01, 18:26

    This story originates from KYUK Public Media and was published with permission BETHEL — An application for Bethel’s first liquor store in four decades is still alive. The state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board rejected a protest from the Bethel City Council over a liquor store license for Bethel Spirits, owned by the Bethel Native Corporation. The board did not […]

  • US/World

    Obama: U.S. and Cuba will resume diplomatic relations, open embassies

    by CBS News on Jul 01, 16:41

    President Obama announced Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba have reached an agreement to open embassies in Havana and Washington, marking a major step in ending hostilities between the longtime foes. “Today I can announce that the United States has agreed to formally re-establish diplomatic relations with the republic of Cuba and reopen embassies in our respective countries,” the […]

  • Alaska

    Governor appoints 5 Marijuana Control Board members

    by Hope Miller on Jul 01, 15:30

    Gov. Bill Walker announced his five appointments Wednesday to the newly created Marijuana Control Board, the body that will develop pot regulations for the state. The board was created after voters passed a ballot measure in November to legalize recreational marijuana. Its members are tasked with hashing out regulations regarding the cultivation, processing and commercial […]

  • Alaska

    Budget cuts lead to no increase in inflation-linked payments to Medicaid providers

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 01, 15:29

    Medicaid providers will not be getting an increase in rates to make up for inflation due to an underfunded budget, according to the state’s Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS). The department usually adjusts payments by one to two percent every couple of years, but the Medicaid program has seen a nearly $60-million drop […]

  • DayBreak

    On the couch with vlogger Cory Williams, July 1

    by Daybreak Staff on Jul 01, 14:16

    An elusive geocache at Edmonds Lake was finally found by Alaskan vlogger Cory Williams, aka DudeLikeHELLA. He joined the Daybreak crew on the couch Wednesday morning to explain the popular outdoor trend. “It’s like playing an epic game of hide and go seek,” Williams explained. “These things are everywhere. There are apps on your phone. […]

  • Alaska

    Study: Polar bears could feel global warming’s bite by 2025

    by Associated Press on Jul 01, 13:12

    A government report indicates about a third of the world’s polar bears could be in imminent danger from greenhouse gas emissions as soon as 2025. The U.S. Geological Survey says updated scientific models don’t bode well for polar bear populations across the world, especially in Alaska, the only U.S. state with the white bears. The […]

  • DayBreak

    Former Anchorage mayor talks healthy living with diabetes

    by Daybreak Staff on Jul 01, 13:06

    Former Anchorage Mayor Rick Mystrom says living a healthy life with diabetes is possible, and he wants to show people with the disease how to do it. Mystrom recently released a new book entitled “What Should I Eat?” and appeared on KTVA 11′s Daybreak on Wednesday to answer that very question. Mystrom says there are […]

  • Alaska

    New USGS report: Coastal erosion threatens northern Alaska

    by Associated Press on Jul 01, 11:48

    A new report says erosion is eating away at Alaska’s northern coast at some of the highest rates in the nation, threatening habitat and infrastructure. The U.S. Geological Survey study published Wednesday looked at more than 50 years of data and found an average yearly shoreline change of more than 4 1/2 feet. Extreme cases […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Vehicle strikes power lines, leaves thousands without power

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 01, 11:20

    Authorities received multiple calls Wednesday morning after a vehicle struck electric wires in Wasilla, causing a power outage for nearly 6,000 Matanuska Electric Association members. Witnesses said three people fled before Alaska State Troopers arrived at the crash scene at the intersection of Hollywood and Vine roads. The female passenger in the vehicle — 61-year-old […]

  • Mt. Marathon Race

    A Mount Marathon love story

    by Emily Carlson on Jul 01, 10:48

    Their romance started in Seward a few years ago before the famous Mount Marathon race. Together, they’ve overcome drug addiction, expectations and pressure — and come out on top. We continue our coverage of the 100th anniversary of Mount Marathon by introducing you to some race royalty. Watch the video above to hear the story […]

  • Alaska

    Juneau airport ready to use resurfaced runway

    by Associated Press on Jul 01, 9:11

    A runway resurfacing project years in the making has recently been completed at Juneau International Airport. The Juneau Empire reports (http://bit.ly/1GZQpOX) that Wednesday is the first day planes will land on the refurbished runway. They have been using the airport’s taxiway as a temporary runway since work began in April. Airport manager Patricia deLaBruere says […]

  • Alaska

    Anchorage 4th of July fireworks show cancelled as fire restrictions reduce

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 01, 8:25

    The annual Fourth of July fireworks show in Anchorage is cancelled. The Anchorage Bucs made the announcement on their Twitter account Tuesday afternoon. It’s official, the 4th of July fireworks that the @Anchoragebucs put on every year are canceled , even though the state ban has been lifted — Anchorage Bucs (@Anchoragebucs) July 1, 2015 […]

  • Local

    Mount Marathon: Charming third time?

    by Dave Goldman on Jun 30, 23:45

    For Eric Strabel, three would be company. The Anchorage native is in search of a third consecutive Mount Marathon title and fourth overall this weekend in Seward.  He feels positioned to do it. And the personal drive still burns. “It’s the challenge of it. I don’t think anyone is truly prepared for it,” Strabel said. “So everyone comes […]

  • State

    Walker signs budget, vetoes $200M in oil tax credits

    by Kate McPherson on Jun 30, 23:24

    Gov. Bill Walker vetoed $200 million in tax credits from the 2016 operating budget. The credits are owed to oil and gas companies that work in Alaska and are designed to encourage production. “The governor was right to do what he did,” said Anchorage Democrat Rep. Les Gara. “We had to cut the budget and […]

  • US/World

    U.S., Cuba to announce embassy openings Wednesday

    by CBS News on Jun 30, 22:05

    President Barack Obama will announce Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba have reached an agreement to open embassies in Havana and Washington, a senior administration official said. The announcement marks a major step in ending hostilities between the longtime foes. “We will formally announce tomorrow that the United States and Cuba have reached an agreement to re-establish formal diplomatic […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Mat-Su Borough slashes M/V Susitna price tag

    by Shannon Ballard on Jun 30, 21:49

    The M/V Susitna has been on the market for years with no buyer, so Mat-Su Borough officials are trying a new strategy. They hope knocking a couple million dollars off the price tag will be the answer. Borough manager John Moosey says the Borough is doing whatever it can to sell the M/V Susitna, which they […]