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  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check in the Morning: The AnGry Brians

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 23, 12:20

    Celtic fusion rock band The AnGry Brians will be playing at the 2017 Alaska Scottish Highland Games in Palmer. They will perform at the Alaska State Fairgrounds. The band’s latest album “We Came To Fight” is available on iTunes and Google Play. Tickets for the Highland Games are available at its website. The AnGry Brians will […]

  • DayBreak

    Feats of strength and skill at the 2017 Scottish Highland Games

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 23, 12:19

    For the past 36 years participants at the Alaska Scottish Highland Games can cheer on professional and amateur athletes as they compete in events like the caber toss. That’s where athletes throw a log that resembles a telephone pole. Besides the games, event goers can enjoy scotch tasting, Celtic dancing, live music and two performances […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage newlywed victim of fatal bear mauling

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 23, 11:50

    A black bear moved back and forth between two women in a ferocious attack earlier this week that left a newlywed dead and her co-worker injured a few miles away from the Pogo Mine, their employer said Thursday. Erin Johnson, a 27-year-old Anchorage woman who was married just two weeks before the attack, died on […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Truck loses load, spills paint on roadway

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 23, 11:30

    About 40 gallons of paint spilled onto the roadway Friday morning in Anchorage after a truck lost its load. Around 9:30 Friday morning, a truck hauling epoxy paint rounded a corner and lost its load at the intersection of Dimond Boulevard and Old Seward Highway. Approximately 40 gallons of paint spilled onto the roadway. The […]

  • Energy

    Training the next generation of TAPS workers

    by Emily Carlson on Jun 23, 10:57

    Alaska kids can’t escape childhood without a tale or two about the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Eirik Henry heard the stories. He knew he was going to be a welder before he could walk. “I think it’s a lot of fun to put something together that someone else can’t.” Henry says he may not have understood the […]

  • US/World

    Flint airport stabbing suspect tried to buy gun in U.S., FBI says

    by CBS News on Jun 23, 10:41

    DETROIT — The man suspected of stabbing an officer at a Michigan airport Wednesday unsuccessfully tried to buy a gun in the U.S. before the attack, but he did buy a knife here, the FBI said on Thursday. David Gelios, head of the FBI in Detroit, made the disclosure at a news conference. He did […]

  • Sports

    Light shines bright on annual Midnight Sun Baseball Game

    by Dave Leval on Jun 23, 6:44

    Eager fans celebrate as they enter Growden Park in Fairbanks. Others wait to enter the historic stadium on an atypical game night. It’s the Midnight Sun Game, the 112th edition. That draws plenty of first-time fans to the ballpark, including, South Dakota’s Jason Roberts. “I heard it’s the place to be! Why not take in a […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaskan senators react to health care bill

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jun 23, 6:28

    Alaska’s senators have yet to take a stand on the health care bill saying they need more time to read through it. Senator Lisa Murkowski released a statement saying, “I remain committed to ensuring that all Alaskans have access to affordable, quality health care and will vet this bill through that lens.” One thing Murkowski […]

  • News

    Two of three Mat-Su Senators now in the minority

    by Liz Raines on Jun 22, 21:11

    In an unexpected move Thursday evening, Rep. Shelley Hughes (R-Palmer) voted against a compromise budget bill put forward by the operating budget conference committee. Voting for the budget is a requirement for remaining in the Republican-led Majority caucus. Hughes now becomes the second Matsu Senator this year to leave the Majority. In April, Sen. Mike […]

  • Health

    3 key things to know about the Senate health care bill

    by CBS News on Jun 22, 18:36

    The Senate’s health insurance bill is finally available for scrutiny. While Washington watchers analyze its chances for passage, let’s take a look at the consequences for consumers. Here’s what you should keep an eye on as the bill moves forward toward inevitable tweaks and an expected vote next week. Subsidies. The Senate bill has edged […]

  • Education

    UA system takes $8M cut in proposed agreement

    by Bonney Bowman on Jun 22, 17:46

    The University of Alaska Board of Regents is moving forward after the legislature announced a funding agreement for the university system. The House and Senate agreed to a $317 million budget for the university and the regents voted to approve it. It’s a cut of $8 million, less than the regents asked for, but also […]

  • US/World

    Investigators probing if Trump campaign got info from Russian hacks

    by CBS News on Jun 22, 17:04

    CBS News has confirmed that congressional investigators are interested in whether Trump campaign associates obtained information from hacked voter databases. A source indicated it is still early on in the process of scrutinizing the issue, but the House Intelligence Committee is said to be scrutinizing relevant documents to see if there is a connection. TIME […]

  • Lifestyle

    EggFest, Strawberry Festival, Quidditch this weekend

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 22, 16:39

    Pyrah’s Pioneer Peak Farm Strawberry Festival When: June 23 and 24 Location: Pyrah’s Pioneer Peak Farm 4350 Bodenburg Loop, Palmer Price: $7 to $25 Houston Music Festival When: June 23 through 25, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Location: Zero Lake Road, Houston Price: $10 to $90 GPS Scavenger Hunt When: June 23, 2:30 p.m. to […]

  • Education

    ASD teachers likely keeping positions

    by Steffi Lee on Jun 22, 16:16

    New developments out of Juneau are leading to optimism among Anchorage School District officials. A conference committee agreed on a budget to fully fund K-12 education and it could mean the 220 teachers from the district who were given layoff notices will likely get to keep their jobs. Superintendent Dr. Deena Bishop says it’s good […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Legislature passes budget, averts government shutdown

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 22, 15:58

    The legislature has approved the budget compromise the conference committee delivered Thursday, avoiding Alaska’s government shutting down for the first time in state history. Shelley Hughes (R-Palmer) was the lone no-vote in the Senate. Shortly after, she announced she is leaving the majority caucus. Among the agreements are fully funding education, limiting the PFD to $1100 […]

  • Military

    Photos show close encounter between armed Russian jet, U.S. warplane

    by CBS News on Jun 22, 15:31

    Military officials have released images showing a Russian jet that came within five feet of a U.S. reconnaissance plane over the Baltic Sea this week. The Russian aircraft came within five feet of a wing tip of a U.S. RC-135 reconnaissance plane, then flew under the U.S. aircraft and came up near the other wing […]

  • News

    U.S. missile defense test fails to intercept target over Pacific

    by CBS News on Jun 22, 15:23

    A joint missile defense test conducted by the U.S. and Japan failed to intercept a targeted rocket over the Pacific on Wednesday, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) said. The failed attempt was the second intercept test of the Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA missile, which is being developed by the U.S. and Japan to […]

  • Crime

    ‘Making a Murderer’ confession coerced, judges rule

    by CBS News on Jun 22, 15:16

    CHICAGO – The confession of a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series “Making a Murderer” was improperly obtained and he should be released from prison, a three-judge federal appeals panel ruled Thursday. Brendan Dassey was sentenced to life in prison in 2007 in photographer Teresa Halbach’s death on Halloween two years earlier. Dassey told […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska city tops list of small cities with most millionaires

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 22, 12:04

    Juneau has come out on top of the list of small cities with the most millionaires. Kiplinger, a business publication, listed Juneau as the small city with the highest concentration of millionaire households, with 1109 out of a total of 12,986, according to a report from KTOO.org. Phoenix Marketing International released the rankings after scouring […]

  • Energy

    The women who built the Trans-Alaska Pipeline

    by Emily Carlson on Jun 22, 11:33

    It took a small army to build the Trans-Alaska pipeline. Seventy-thousand workers flocked to Valdez and all the way up to the rugged North Slope to bring oil to market and wealth into state coffers. Just 1,000 of those workers were women and some of them faced down sexism and tough working conditions to do […]