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Walker calls Obama's ANWR proposal "significant step in the wrong direction"

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How Obama's ANWR proposal could impact Alaska's economy

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14-year-old detained following Sunday night shooting, victim named

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Students make 'mountain of sandwiches' for Anchorage's homeless

Anchorage/Mat-Su

Proposed Anchorage School District budget includes no teacher layoffs

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  • State

    House, Senate discuss marijuana legalization

    by Associated Press on Jan 26, 23:47

    Alaska lawmakers are grappling with how to decriminalize marijuana after voters in November approved a ballot initiative to legalize the substance. The House and Senate judiciary committees are considering bills that would decriminalize marijuana in certain situations and create new laws, including making it illegal to provide pot to minors. But the bill being considered […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Proposed Anchorage School District budget includes no teacher layoffs

    by Alexis Fernandez on Jan 26, 23:31

    Teachers across the Anchorage School District can breathe a sigh of relief tonight – Superintendent Ed Graff says their jobs are safe next school year. Graff presented his proposed budget for the 2015-16 school year to the school board Monday night, and it includes no direct cuts to the classroom. He says he will use $17 […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    ‘Large power outage’ affects residents in Anchorage area

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 26, 23:14

    Chugach Electric is reporting a large power outage Monday night in Anchorage, south of Tudor Road and in the Spenard area. The outage was caused by a generator at the Chugach plant on International Airport Road that tripped offline, says Sarah Wiggins with Chugach. Crews are now working to bring up a generator at another […]

  • Local

    Wasilla player looks to have promising pro hockey career

    by KTVA Sports on Jan 26, 22:05

    Hockey is arguably the most popular sport around the state. Some young players use it to further their education, while others hope to make some money from it. Tanner Schachle is new to the Kenai River Brown Bears, but already his coach says he may have the chance to make a living on the ice.

  • Alaska

    How Obama’s ANWR proposal could impact Alaska’s economy

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 26, 21:21

    President Barack Obama’s actions Sunday to propose new wilderness designations in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge would essentially shut down any hopes of oil exploration in the area. Department of National Resources Commissioner Mark Myers joined KTVA 11 News to break down how the Obama administration’s proposal could impact Alaska’s economy.

  • Forecasts

    Evening News weather, Jan. 26

    by KTVA Weather on Jan 26, 20:54

    Kenai Peninsula and Prince William Sound Temperatures in single digits along with light winds. Some locations could see some morning fog. Southeast Things are drying out with temperatures unseasonably high. Fog can be found throughout the region. The Mat-Su Valley and Copper River Basin Expect mostly sunny skies with lows down to 33 degrees below […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    New survey rates Alaska businesses on LGBT-friendliness

    by Heather Hintze on Jan 26, 20:50

    Local business leaders launched a new initiative in Anchorage to encourage companies to be more inclusive of the LGBT community. Named 1+1 Alaska, this online survey rates businesses “based on workplace policies, benefits and community engagement,” and helps them identify ways they can grow to be more inclusive for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers. A panel […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Students make ‘mountain of sandwiches’ for Anchorage’s homeless

    by Heather Hintze on Jan 26, 18:00

    Students at Anchorage’s Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School are helping to feed Anchorage’s homeless community. Monday morning, the kids made a “mountain of sandwiches” that went to feed clients at the Brother Francis Shelter. Parents said the activity kicked off the school’s celebration of Catholic Schools Week. First- through -sixth-grade students formed assembly lines to turn out […]

  • Fairbanks

    Crews work to restore heat and water to UAF buildings

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 26, 17:41

    Some University of Alaska Fairbanks buildings are without heat and water following line breaks, school officials report. The breaks happened within the utility corridors near the campus fire station along Yukon Drive around 4:30 a.m. Monday, says UAF spokeswoman Marmian Grimes. Repair crews were initially unable to reach the breaks. This was due to resulting […]

  • Crime

    Anchorage man sentenced to 17.5 years for sexual exploitation of a minor

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 26, 17:29

    An Anchorage man who pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual exploitation of a child was sentenced in federal court Thursday. Kevin Dale Callander, 45, was sentenced to 210 months — or 17.5 years — in prison on two counts of sexual exploitation. Additionally, Callander will serve a separate 12-year prison term for sexual abuse […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Pedestrian-involved crash, school bus crash temporarily close Muldoon Road

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 26, 17:12

    One lane of Muldoon Road was temporarily closed Monday afternoon following two vehicle accidents, with one crash resulting in a young boy having to be taken to the hospital. The first collision occurred around 3:30 p.m. near the intersection of Muldoon Road and Duben Avenue. According to a witness at the scene, a young boy was […]

  • Alaska

    Alaska SeaLife Center cares for blind baby seal

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 26, 15:25

    The Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward is caring for a blind harbor seal rescued in Homer last year. Bryce, found at Land’s End, was the final seal pup rescue of 2014, according to a statement from the center. Because he is blind, he is considered non-releasable by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-National Marine Fisheries […]

  • Crime

    New Mexico man sentenced for attempted drug trafficking to Cordova

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 26, 13:52

    A New Mexico man has been sentenced for trying to smuggle drugs into Cordova in 2012. Enrique Lino was sentenced to 12 years in prison Friday on charges of second- and third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. He was convicted in October of last year. Lino was arrested June 21, 2012, after the Alaska State […]

  • Crime

    14-year-old detained following Sunday night shooting, victim named

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 26, 12:46

    A 14-year-old is in custody after a shooting near the University Area Sunday evening – Anchorage’s first homicide of 2015, police say. According to witnesses, the victim, 18-year-old Charles Gustav Steinhilpert III, and the 14-year-old suspect planned to meet at a Walgreens, located at the intersection of Lake Otis Parkway and Tudor Road, for a drug deal, […]

  • Iditarod

    BLM to host ‘Women of the Iditarod’ Twitter chat

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 26, 12:16

    Students and fans will have the opportunity to talk to Iditarod mushers Wednesday during a live Twitter chat, according to the Alaska Bureau of Land Management. From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. AKST, people can live-tweet with 2015 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race competitors Lisbet Skogan Norris, Jodi Bailey, Dan Kaduce and rookie Heidi Sutter. Veterans Karin […]

  • Teacher of the Week

    Teacher of the Week: Ronald Bowlan

    by James Gaddis on Jan 26, 11:01

    A fifth-grade teacher at Knik Elementary School has a knack for keeping his kids engaged. In his fifth year at the head of the class, KTVA 11 Teacher of the Week winner Ronald Bowlan is relatively new to teaching. Prior to commanding the classroom, he served 25 years in the U.S. Air Force as a chief […]

  • Alaska

    Dog credited with alerting Fairbanks family of fire

    by Associated Press on Jan 26, 8:17

    A dog is credited with waking up family members after a fire broke out in their Fairbanks home. The Fairbanks Daily News Miner (http://is.gd/vEPKdp) reports the fire began in the chimney of the Executive Estates home Sunday morning while the family slept. Officials say the dog alerted family members, who smelled burning when they woke […]

  • Crime

    Wasilla man with felony warrant tries to dodge trooper, injures officer

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 26, 7:09

    A Wasilla man with a felony warrant and a mobile methamphetamine lab was taken into custody after he tried to run from an Alaska State Trooper and fought with the officer, authorities say. Sunday around 9:20 p.m., AST conducted a traffic stop on a 1999 Subaru Legacy for moving violations. When a trooper tried to […]

  • Crime

    Anchorage police investigate fatal shooting near University Area

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 25, 22:52

    Anchorage police are investigating a shooting after a male with a gunshot wound was pronounced dead at a hospital Sunday evening. Just after 8:30 p.m., the Anchorage Police Department received a report of a gunshot victim at a business near Lake Otis Parkway and Tudor Road, according to a statement from police. The exact business […]

  • Alaska

    Walker calls Obama’s ANWR proposal “significant step in the wrong direction”

    by Sierra Starks, Jacquie Slater on Jan 25, 17:47

    In a press conference Gov. Bill Walker called on Sunday, the governor says he’s “angry, very angry” over an announcement from President Obama’s administration to propose new wilderness designations in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). In a release from the White House, Obama said the Department of the Interior revised a plan to “better sustain […]