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  • State

    Alaska unemployment unchanged since August

    by Associated Press on Nov 21, 15:23

    Alaska’s unemployment rate stood at 6.8 percent in October, a full percentage point above the national average. The state labor department says the difference between the two is getting closer to the gap that existed before the recession. During the recession, Alaska’s seasonally adjusted rate fell below that of the national rate, as Alaska wasn’t […]

  • State

    Pipeline projects gets an export approval

    by Associated Press on Nov 21, 15:00

    A federal agency has approved the export of liquefied natural gas from a proposed mega-project in Alaska to free-trade nations. The U.S. Department of Energy said Friday that the automatic approval, which was required by law, should not be read to indicate the department’s views on a still-pending request to export to non-free trade countries, […]

  • State

    Parnell won’t choose adjutant general on way out

    by Associated Press on Nov 21, 12:28

    Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell says he won’t appoint a new adjutant general before leaving office. In September, Parnell asked for and received the resignation of then-adjutant general Thomas Katkus amid a report into allegations of misconduct in the Alaska National Guard. The National Guard Bureau’s Office of Complex Investigations found that victims did not trust […]

  • State

    Troopers: Remains identified as missing Ketchikan man

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 21, 12:18

    Human remains found in a Ketchikan area home have been identified as the 49-year-old homeowner who went missing earlier this month, authorities say. Alaska State Troopers were notified this week that the remains had been identified as Ralph Smith, said AST spokeswoman Megan Peters. On Nov. 12, troopers responded to a house fire and shooting […]

  • Crime

    Teens indicted after detention center escape plot

    by Associated Press on Nov 21, 12:16

    Five teenagers have been indicted in connection with an escape plot at the Kenai Peninsula Youth Facility that injured two unarmed guards. The Peninsula Clarion (http://is.gd/5XKkos) reports 18-year-old Cody Rosenthal and four 16-year-old boys are charged with assault, robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery and riot in the Nov. 7 incident. Authorities say one of the […]

  • DayBreak

    Anchorage photographer features senior dogs in new book

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 21, 11:22

    It all began three years ago when a local photographer adopted a senior dog at the Anchorage Animal Care and Control Center. Her paperwork said she had been dropped off, in part, because she was getting old. Today Grizzabella is one of the 70 senior dogs highlighted in a new portrait book “When Age Has […]

  • State

    Alaska post offices to reduce hours

    by Francesca Fenzi / KNOM on Nov 21, 9:29

    Dozens of post offices in Alaska face potentially reduced hours of operation beginning in January of next year. According to the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), most of those offices will experience a reduction from eight hours to six hours of operation per day — though some locations will decrease to as little as two hours […]

  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check in the Morning: Jared Woods

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 21, 9:16

    His time in the jazz band and choir at East High School inspired him to write music. Now he performs his own extensive list of original tunes throughout Alaska. Anchorage singer and songwriter Jared Woods brought his rock/acoustic/americana sound to Daybreak for Mic Check in the Morning Friday. You can watch Woods perform Saturday, Nov. […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, Nov. 21

    by Brett Shepard on Nov 21, 9:00

    Mostly cloudy again today with some rain showers over the eastern Kenai Peninsula and Prince William Sound. Southeast Alaska will see rain throughout much of the day. Interior Alaska will see mostly to partly sunny skies. On the North Slope skies will be mostly to partly cloudy. Out West there will be some lingering showers […]

  • Crime

    Ex-UA employee charged with theft of airline miles

    by Associated Press on Nov 21, 8:07

    State prosecutors have filed a felony theft charge against a former University of Alaska employee suspected of taking more than $4,000 in university airlines miles and credits for personal use. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/1uK4ObW) reports an auditor in January noticed irregularities in an Alaska Airlines EasyBiz account that 39-year-old Jennifer Lynn Mahler administrated for […]

  • National

    A visit to Don Young’s office: An Alaska show-and-tell experience

    by Rhonda McBride on Nov 21, 7:41

    Congressman Don Young has the largest office of any House member on Capitol Hill, and says he wound up with the extra space after plans for an escalator were scrubbed. So how does Young use that additional room in the Rayburn building? He has 55 animal trophies on the wall, many of them from Africa. […]

  • Local

    Young people find more than a bed at Covenant House

    by Kate McPherson on Nov 21, 7:10

    Covenant House’s annual candlelight vigil was held Thursday night to show support for the youth who have nowhere else to turn, and to let them know the community cares. For the second year, the nonprofit also held an executive sleep out. Around 30 business and community leaders spent the night talking with young people about […]

  • Sports

    South defeats West in state championship rematch

    by KTVA Sports on Nov 20, 22:43

    Last year, it was the South Wolverines who hoisting the trophy after a 4-1 victory over West High School. On Thursday night there was no trophy to raise, but the Wolverines continued their dominance against the Eagles, coming away with an impressive 3-0 victory. Senior captain Bryson Schmitz led South with two goals, while sophomore […]

  • Get Out

    Get Out: Evolve Yoga

    by Brett Shepard on Nov 20, 22:33

    Are you looking for a new way to stay in tip-top shape for all your outdoor adventures? If so, then this week’s Get Out is just for you. I recently went on a physical, mental and spiritual journey and found yoga. “We spend a lot more time sitting than we ever have in our entire […]

  • Crime

    Suspect in East Anchorage standoff formally charged in court

    by Bonney Bowman on Nov 20, 22:02

    The man who shut down an Anchorage neighborhood in a standoff with police Wednesday night appeared in court Thursday. Marlon Arellano, 44, is charged with two counts of third-degree assault and one count of attempted burglary. The charges are class C felonies. The victim’s mother spoke to the court by phone. She told the judge Arellano chased […]

  • Local

    Anchorage school superintendent wants to save surplus

    by Bonney Bowman on Nov 20, 21:41

    Anchorage School District Superintendent Ed Graff spoke out on the district’s surprise budget surplus Thursday. Graff said he’d like to put the majority of the $22 million surplus toward a budget deficit projected for 2015-16. The district currently isn’t spending as much as projected, which created the surplus. Graff said the district could also decide to […]

  • State

    Walker vows to push pipeline project forward

    by Lauren Maxwell on Nov 20, 20:22

    Gov.-elect Bill Walker made one of his first public appearances Thursday morning since winning the election, speaking at an annual conference put on by the Alaska Resource Development Council. Walker may not have won many votes from the crowd during the gubernatorial race because of his opposition to SB21, a bill that lowered oil taxes, […]

  • Crime

    Trial underway for man charged in 2012 Anchorage murder

    by Dave Leval on Nov 20, 19:51

    Friends of Kristen Reid believe the 30-year-old woman wanted to end her relationship with Bukurim Miftari the night she ran into him at an Anchorage strip club more than two years ago. “They didn’t really get along that well,” said Reid’s friend, Caren Bennett. Thursday, she fought back tears as she talked about the last […]

  • State

    Federal court rejects Alaska’s appeal

    by Associated Press on Nov 20, 17:49

    The state of Alaska has lost another attempt to reinstate a ban on same-sex marriage, and Gov.-elect Bill Walker has changed his stance on the issue. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the federal appeals court for the West rejected the state’s request that an 11-judge panel review the district court decision that found the state’s […]

  • National

    Obama says time for immigration changes is now

    by CNN / AP on Nov 20, 16:50

      WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is telling the American people that the time to change the nation’s immigration system is now, and he’s taking action to make that happen. In a nationally televised address from the White House, Obama says it doesn’t make sense to round up and deport millions of people living […]