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  • Alaska News

    Audit of $90M state crime lab highlights empty promises, need for improvement

    by Daniella Rivera on Jan 20, 16:20

    Empty promises and revelations about evidence procedures — a newly released audit of the $90 million crime lab the state built in 2012 isn’t a shining report card. The 86-page audit references public testimony from Department of Public Safety management in 2010. “[At the new crime lab] there would be an immediate increase in efficiency of twenty […]

  • Alaska News

    Aleutians volcano sends up ash cloud Friday; aircraft warned

    by Associated Press on Jan 20, 16:10

    An Alaska volcano that has been erupting periodically since mid-December has sent up another ash cloud. The Alaska Volcano Observatory says Bogoslof Volcano in the Aleutian lslands erupted at 1:17 p.m. Friday. Pilots report an ash cloud reached 36,000 feet. Ash clouds higher than 20,000 feet are a threat to intercontinental jet aircraft because ash […]

  • US/World

    Hawaii mother’s airplane child assault conviction overturned

    by Associated Press on Jan 20, 15:48

    A federal judge is overturning the conviction of a Hawaii mother found guilty of assaulting her 15-month-old daughter on a flight from Alaska. U.S. District Court Judge Leslie Kobayashi’s ruling Friday orders a new trial for Samantha Watanabe. A jury convicted her of assault in 2015. Prosecutors said she cursed at her daughter, smacked her […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Gov. Walker proposes pay freeze for non-union state employees

    by KTVA / AP on Jan 20, 15:28

    Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has proposed freezing his own salary, along with the salaries of the lieutenant governor, legislators and state department heads. It’s part of a broader bill that would freeze non-union state-worker pay for two years, beginning in July. The bill also would allow the governor to waive any portion of the governor’s […]

  • Alaska News

    17-year-old boy killed when ATV flips on Iliamna Lake

    by Associated Press on Jan 20, 15:11

    A 17-year-old boy riding double on an all-terrain vehicle died in a crash on Iliamna Lake 12 miles north of the village of Kokhanok. The boy’s name has not been released. Alaska State Troopers say the teen and another juvenile Thursday night were traveling at about 40 mph and didn’t see a snowbank on the […]

  • Alaska News

    Strip club owner says he was unfairly targeted

    by Rachel D'Oro / AP on Jan 20, 13:10

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The Latest on sentencing of strip club owner in waste dumping case (all times local): 4:30 p.m. A sentencing hearing has been canceled for the second day in a row in the case of an Alaska man who was convicted of illegally dumping human waste into a harbor while operating a […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Trailer destroyed in Friday morning fire, 3 people displaced

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 20, 12:33

    The Anchorage Fire Department said there were no injuries as a result of a fire that decimated a trailer in Midtown Friday morning. A text message alert sent at 8:43 a.m. Friday stated AFD was responding to the blaze at 3007 Arctic Boulevard, advising people to be aware of first responders in the area. AFD Capt. […]

  • U.S. Politics

    In inauguration speech, Trump vows to give power back to the people

    by Rebecca Shabad / CBS News on Jan 20, 11:31

    After taking the oath of office, President Donald J. Trump promised to take the power from the Washington elite and return it to the people, and he stressed that his priority will be to put the U.S. ahead of other nations. WATCH: Donald Trump’s inaugural speech Live coverage of Donald Trump’s inauguration Speaking from the […]

  • Local

    Cold temps? Alaskans are hearty, but not foolhardy

    by Dave Goldman on Jan 20, 9:08

    When it comes to weathering the elements, even Alaskans have their limits. Ten below zero is the temperature cutoff to keep elementary-schoolers inside for recess. And this week’s subzero readings necessitated the postponement of several activities for the Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage (NSAA). “We are concerned with keeping hands and toes warm, as well […]

  • Alaska News

    Feds declare salmon disaster for Gulf of Alaska fisheries

    by Associated Press on Jan 20, 8:13

    The federal government has issued a disaster declaration for Alaska’s pink salmon fishery and several other salmon and crab fisheries along the West Coast. The Alaska Journal of Commerce reported Wednesday that Gov. Bill Walker requested the declaration after last year’s pink salmon harvests in Kodiak, Prince William Sound, Chignik and lower Cook Inlet came […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Watch: Donald Trump sworn in as 45th president of the United States

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 20, 4:00

      On Jan. 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. The swearing-in ceremony will begin Friday at 7:30 a.m. Alaska Standard Time. The official oath of office and inaugural address will happen at 8 a.m. Chief Justice John Roberts will once again administer the oath […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Governor, lawmakers find common ground on one issue: Alaska’s heroin epidemic

    by Liz Raines on Jan 19, 20:56

    It’s only the third day of the 2017 legislative session, but already the dialogue in Juneau has been dominated by the state’s budget problem — a $3 billion shortfall, according to Gov. Bill Walker. Lawmakers and the governor may not agree on how to fix the state’s finances, but there is one issue they say […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Crashes involving school busses on the rise in Anchorage

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jan 19, 20:22

    The Anchorage School District is reporting an unusually high number of crashes involving school buses over the past few weeks. Chuck Moore, head of pupil transportation for ASD, said there have been eight crashes since mid December. In every case it was a driver that hit a school bus, almost all with students on board. No […]

  • Marijuana News

    Where’s the weed? Anchorage pot shops cope with cannabis shortage

    by Shannon Ballard on Jan 19, 19:30

    If you’re hoping to pick up some legal marijuana in Anchorage, you may be out of luck. Currently, there are three stores open locally. Budtenders at Alaska Fireweed say they still have some flower on their shelves, but Dankorage and Artic Herbery say they’re sold out. It didn’t take long for Anchorage’s first pot shop to […]

  • Crime

    Court docs: APD officer shook hands with suspect wanted for stealing car with toddler inside

    by Daniella Rivera on Jan 19, 18:21

    Anchorage police are still looking for the man they believe stole a running car with a toddler inside on New Year’s Day and has allegedly stolen two more vehicles since. Court documents explain the series of events that led the Anchorage Police Department to their search for 37-year-old Bruce Allen King. In a criminal complaint […]

  • Reality Check w/ John Tracy

    Reality Check w/ John Tracy: The legitimacy of Donald Trump

    by John Tracy on Jan 19, 16:38

    America will swear in a new commander in chief Friday. The ceremony in Washington, D.C. is intended to demonstrate, once again, that a peaceful transition of power is central to our democracy. However, many members of Congress now say they will boycott the inauguration. When Georgia Rep., and civil rights icon, John Lewis said he […]

  • Energy

    Alaska gasline corporation opens office in Japan

    by Liz Raines on Jan 19, 16:28

    The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC) is opening an office in Tokyo, according to a Jan. 12 notice from the agency and Gov. Bill Walker. The notice specifies Masatoshi Nick Shiratori as director of the office. Aside from the notice, the decision has not been publicly announced. Grace Jang, a spokesperson for Walker, called use […]

  • DayBreak

    New Anchorage nonprofit promotes positive police interactions

    by Daybreak Staff on Jan 19, 15:22

    Newly formed nonprofit Anchorage Cops for Community is looking to help foster positive relations between police and the community they serve. It’s an outreach program sponsored through Anchorage Police Department Employee Association (APDEA), but chair Angelina Fraize says they hope to do more, like their popular monthly Coffee with a Cop events. The APDEA felt that […]

  • Fairbanks

    EPA proposes OK of Fairbanks air plan, but more steps needed

    by Associated Press on Jan 19, 14:04

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to accept a state of Alaska plan for cleaning up the air in Fairbanks. EPA region 10 air office director Tim Hamlin says the agency is recommending approval of the plan even as it works to reclassify pollution violations in Fairbanks as serious rather than moderate. Reclassification would […]

  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check in the Morning: Simply Three

    by Daybreak Staff on Jan 19, 12:55

    Simply Three is a classically trained trio bringing a modern sound to their stringed instruments. According to their biography on their website, they are known for their high-energy shows and covers of pop hits, but they also play the old masters like Gershwin. The band has an online following based on their creative music videos with […]