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  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Community mourns lives lost in series of shootings, urges prevention

    by Liz Raines on Aug 26, 22:16

    After a deadly summer, people around Anchorage are hoping to turn things around. At least nine young men have been shot to death in the last three months. On Friday, dozens turned out for an anti-gun violence rally and vigil at The Drift Gallery Dance Studio. The event was organized by a grass roots group […]

  • Sports

    Week 3 of Alaska high school football

    by Dave Goldman on Aug 26, 22:13

    West 34  Chugiak 23 West High School broke open a close game in the second quarter, then had to hang on thwarting a late rally against host Chugiak High School at Tom Huffer Sr. Stadium. The Eagles (2-1) took a 21-7 into the half as Qyntyn Pilcher found Turek Taylor for a 25-yard touchdown. The Mustangs […]

  • Alaska News

    Hiland Lullaby Project: Music to connect inmates and their children

    by Rhonda McBride on Aug 26, 22:04

    There’s something promising cooking at the Hiland Mountain Correctional Center for women. The recipe is simple. You bring women together –- both inmates and local musicians –- to compose lullabies. The artists record the songs on a CD, along with a personal message from the inmates. The result? A way for inmates to connect with […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Child struck by car severely injured, expected to survive

    by Megan Edge on Aug 26, 21:22

    A child who was struck by a car Friday evening and suffered “sever injuries” is expected to survive, according to Anchorage Police Department spokesperson Jennifer Castro. According to Castro, police were notified that the child was struck in a trailer court near Fiji Street and Tonga Street  at 8:15 p.m. The child was riding a […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Whale carcass continues to degrade near Kincaid Park

    by Lauren Maxwell on Aug 26, 20:29

    A humpback whale that washed ashore in Kincaid Park is still there. High tides that lapped at the shoreline below the bluffs, near the motor cross track, have failed to move the giant carcass. But in the nearly seven weeks since the whale washed up it has deteriorated considerably. Bones are showing and the body appears […]

  • Military

    Back on track: Alaska Military Youth Academy cadets celebrate graduation

    by Eric Ruble on Aug 26, 20:19

    For the last 22 weeks, Brandon Brown didn’t have access to his phone or the internet. At the Alaska Military Youth Academy, he was also cut off from his old way of life. “Before I came to the academy, I was kind of like your typical slacker,” said Brown. “This place really turned me around.” […]

  • Sports

    AFC fights to gain exposure through deal with UFC

    by Dave Goldman on Aug 26, 19:09

    This week the Alaska Fighting Championship (AFC) signed a deal with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) for UFC to carry AFC matches on its “Fight Pass” platform digitally. AFC also sold its video library to UFC. “We’re really excited to make this deal with UFC, it was obviously a game changer for my career,” said AFC president Sarah Lorimer. So it […]

  • Forecasts

    Last 70-degree day of 2016? This weekend may be summer’s last hurrah.

    by Melissa Frey on Aug 26, 17:25

    The warmest weekend this month is underway across Southcentral Alaska. Many locations in the Matanuska-Susitna area and places across the Kenai Peninsula reached the mid-70s Friday. The high temperature in Anchorage will be flirting with 70 degrees both Saturday and Sunday. Mostly sunny skies and dry conditions are also expected across Southcentral. Anchorage typically records […]

  • Health

    For these rising costs, the middle class has it the worst

    by CBS News on Aug 26, 17:20

    The economics of the health care system can be bewildering, but here’s a truth that middle-class Americans may see all too clearly: they are bearing the brunt of higher medical costs. Since 1984, the middle class has seen its out-of-pocket expenses for health care jump by 60 percent, far outpacing the 28 percent rise in medical costs for poor households, according to […]

  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check in the Morning: Harper’s Farce

    by Daybreak Staff on Aug 26, 17:09

    Multimedia science fiction band Harper’s Farce took to the Daybreak stage for a Mic Check in the Morning. The group uses music, words and visuals to explore what it means to be human. According to their website, Harper’s Farce formed in July 2015 as a cover band. The temporary project became collaborative storytelling experience spanning […]

  • Living Alaska

    Living Alaska: Fungus, festivals and a foraging movement

    by Megan Edge on Aug 26, 16:15

    It felt like I was walking through the pages of a children’s book. Vibrant green moss blanketed parts of Moose Meadow in Girdwood. Rain fell in a mist; leaving the fresh aroma of nature in the air and turning the hair sticking out from under my ball cap into curlicues. I was mushroom hunting, as […]

  • The Hungry Chum

    The Hungry Chum: An eater’s guide to the Alaska State Fair

    by The Hungry Chum on Aug 26, 16:15

    Sports fans talk about opening day like it’s a religious experience of sorts. Some have called it a rebirth, heralded with pageantry. The players are nervous, the fans are on the edge of their seats and everyone hopes the weather holds. For food fanatics in the Last Frontier, that day is the first day of […]

  • Outdoors

    Canadian rescued after hiking to ‘Into the Wild’ bus

    by Associated Press on Aug 26, 14:17

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – Authorities in Alaska say a Canadian man is the latest person to be rescued near an abandoned bus made famous by the book and film “Into the Wild.” The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports 22-year-old Matthew Sharp of Manitoba was rescued after he was unable to hike back because of minor injuries […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Girl dies of injuries suffered in village ATV accident

    by Associated Press on Aug 26, 13:32

    An Anchorage child has died of injuries suffered in an all-terrain vehicle accident on Aug. 11. Alaska State Troopers say that 10-year-old Aaliyahellie Shangin-Andrews of Anchorage died Aug. 19 at the Alaska Native Medical Center. The girl was riding on the back of an ATV in the western Yukon River village of Grayling when the […]

  • Alaska News

    Troopers say powerful painkiller found in Alaska heroin

    by Associated Press on Aug 26, 13:01

    Alaska State Troopers say lab tests showed the presence of the powerful painkiller fentanyl in heroin seized from a village where four people recently overdosed on heroin, including one woman who died. Troopers say 19-year-old Jamie Roberts died in the village of Quinhagak died earlier this month and two others were flown to Bethel, where […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska identifies first case of H5N2 bird flu

    by Associated Press on Aug 26, 11:55

    The bird flu strain that wiped out millions of turkeys and chickens in the Midwest last year has been found in Alaska for the first time. State health officials say a positive sample of a highly pathogenic H5N2 strain of avian flu came from a mallard duck. It was among wild bird samples collected during […]

  • DayBreak

    Children’s Lunchbox program helps students during school year

    by Daybreak Staff on Aug 26, 10:45

    Now that the school year is finally upon us, families in need no longer have to worry about that midday meal for their children, but what about on the weekends? The Children’s Lunchbox program at Bean’s Cafe does just that. But it needs your help. Bean’s Cafe Executive Director Lisa Sauder stopped by Daybreak to […]

  • Education

    Welcome to the fourth grade: Teacher welcomes students with rap video

    by Associated Press on Aug 26, 10:13

      SKOKIE, Ill. (AP) – A new teacher who made a music video to welcome his students has become a bit of a star with his fourth-graders. Dwayne Reed’s video was posted on YouTube this week and has already been viewed more than a half-million times and earned him an appearance on ABC’s “Good Morning […]

  • Adopt-a-Pet

    Daybreak Adopt-a-Pet for Aug. 26, 2016

    by Daybreak Staff on Aug 26, 9:00

    From Anchorage Animal Care and Control Cats! Wow, Anchorage Animal Care and Control has cats! They have gray tabbies, orange tabbies, tuxedos, and torties. Black cats. White cats. Little cats and big cats. Young cats and “more experienced” cats. Talkative and outgoing cats. Quiet and introverted cats. Even pairs of cats looking for homes together! […]

  • Fisheries

    Gov. Walker puts pause on fisheries commission decision

    by Associated Press on Aug 26, 7:54

    Gov. Bill Walker is holding off on implementing an administrative order that was recently at the center of a lawsuit between the state and a commercial fishing trade association. The Juneau Empire reports that a Thursday release from Walker’s office says he is putting a moratorium on the order “to allow for a more robust […]