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  • Only in Alaska

    With help from Alaskans, traveler gets visa to finish ‘Hasta Alaska’ adventure

    by Daniella Rivera on May 04, 7:12

    The man who calls himself Ben Jamin, has spent the last seven years traveling the world. But perhaps his biggest adventure yet started when he bought an old Volkswagen Kombi bus in Chile, with the intention of driving it all the way north to Prudhoe Bay and documenting it for the world with videos posted to […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Unions turn to airwaves to push benefits for families of fallen peace officers

    by Liz Raines on May 03, 21:58

    Lawmakers have spent the past two days working through controversial criminal justice reform, outlined in Senate Bill 91. Public safety unions hope legislators will spend some of that time to approve a proposal that’s been in the Legislature for four years: providing medical benefits to families of peace officers killed in the line of duty. […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Mat-Su Borough School District to fill superintendent vacancy

    by Shannon Ballard on May 03, 21:22

    The Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District is losing its superintendent, Dr. Deena Paramo, to the Anchorage School District. So where does that leave the MSBSD, the fastest growing school district in the state? Paramo led Valley schools for nearly five years. The Mat-Su school board described her as an “energizer bunny” and school board members acknowledged they have […]

  • Alaska News

    Study: Alaska one of the worst states for working moms

    by Bonney Bowman on May 03, 21:01

    Alaska is one of the worst states to live in if you’re a working mom, according to a new study conducted by WalletHub. Overall, Alaska ranked 47th out of all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The study’s criteria included  childcare, wages and time off policies. Alaska ranked 40th for access to pediatric care, […]

  • Health

    Fairbanks sets world pollen record, Anchorage levels also high

    by Lauren Maxwell on May 03, 18:56

    It’s a world record allergy sufferers may not be happy to hear about — Fairbanks set it on Monday for the highest levels of birch pollen in a single 24 hour period. Allergy doctor Jeff Demain said Monday’s count shattered the old world record that was set in Sweden several years ago. “A level of […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Driver seriously injured in three-vehicle collision that closed Dowling Rd. roundabout

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 03, 18:01

    Last updated at 7:34 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3 The Anchorage Police Department briefly closed Dowling Road in both directions between the New and Old Seward Highways following a multi-vehicle collision that seriously injured a female driver. Three vehicles were involved in the crash, which occurred at 5:34 p.m. at the roundabout. Police said an […]

  • Alaska News

    Bethel’s first liquor store in more than 40 years opens

    by Associated Press on May 03, 16:50

    An Alaska town’s first liquor store in more than 40 years has opened, and the police chief there worries he won’t have enough officers to handle an expected spike in alcohol-related calls. The AC Quickstop opened to a small crowd Tuesday in Bethel, a community of about 6,200 people located in southwest Alaska and founded […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Cruz ends bid for Republican nomination

    by Associated Press on May 03, 16:46

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Latest on campaign 2016 as voters in Indiana head to the polls for the state primary (all times Eastern): 8:20 p.m. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is ending his presidential campaign, eliminating the biggest impediment to Donald Trump’s march to the Republican nomination. Cruz’s campaign said he plans to drop out of […]

  • Health

    Nonprofit raises awareness of cancer risks and contaminants in the Bering Strait region

    by Laura Kraegel/KNOM on May 03, 16:40

    Between decommissioned defense sites and contaminated currents, the Bering Strait Region is particularly vulnerable to toxic pollution. That’s why representatives from Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT) were in Nome last week. The nonprofit works to educate the public on environmental health and advocate for communities affected by contamination. This visit focused on one of […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Tudor Road reopens after head-on collision between 2 vehicles

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 03, 15:47

    Vehicle parts littered Tudor Road Tuesday afternoon after two vehicles collided head-on near McLean Place. The crash was reported at 3:08 p.m., according to Anchorage police spokeswoman Renee Oistad. She said the vehicles blocked nearly all lanes of Tudor Road, forcing them to close Tudor at the scene in both directions for roughly an hour. […]

  • Crime

    Emmonak VPSO suspended, due in court on assault charges

    by Laura Kraegel/KNOM on May 03, 14:40

    The village public safety officer (VPSO) for Emmonak is due in court this Thursday for a pre-indictment hearing. According to Alaska State Troopers, 68-year-old Jay Leroy Levan pointed a firearm at three Emmonak residents while on duty last month. He was arrested in Anchorage on April 20 and now faces three felony charges of third-degree assault and […]

  • DayBreak

    Summer of Heroes program rewards community-minded youth

    by Daybreak Staff on May 03, 11:40

    Five young people in Alaska will be honored for serving their communities. Their reward? A $1,500 scholarship. The Summer of Heroes program is back for its sixth year honoring kids who are doing good in their community. It recognizes five young Alaskans making a difference and gives each “hero” receives a scholarship. One of last year’s […]

  • Travel Tuesday

    Travel Tuesday: Campgrounds open for season

    by Daybreak Staff on May 03, 11:20

    Spring came early for Southcentral, thanks to the mild winter, allowing Alaska State Parks Department to open up many campgrounds ahead of schedule. A short drive gets you to the Bird Creek Campground, which is situated right off the Seward Highway. It’s a great place to bring the whole family, said Erin Kirkland with AK […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Paramo named new ASD superintendent

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 03, 7:46

    Dr. Deena Paramo has been named as the next superintendent of the Anchorage School District. “Dr. Paramo is an innovative and compassionate leader with a strong commitment to public education,” said Anchorage School Board president Kameron Perez-Verdia in a statement. “The board was particularly impressed by her energy, innovative ideas and student-focused thinking.” Paramo, who […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Legislature pursues Wells Fargo office space, says current LIO is ‘off the table’

    by Liz Raines on May 03, 7:40

    The Legislative Council voted Monday to negotiate buying the Wells Fargo building on the corner of Minnesota Drive and Benson Boulevard in Anchorage at an amount not to exceed $12.5 million. Sen. Gary Stevens, chair of the council, said purchase of the downtown Anchorage Legislative Information Office is now “off the table” after Gov. Bill […]

  • Fairbanks

    Birch pollen count in Fairbanks sets new record

    by Associated Press on May 03, 6:00

    Fairbanks’s birch pollen count this year has set a new city record. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that the birch pollen count at the Tanana Valley Clinic was 4,290 on Monday, shattering the previous record of 3,900 from two years ago. [Related: Alaska allergy season starts early, expected to last longer] Laboratory technician Susan Harry, who […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Alaska House takes up crime bill on day 105 of session

    by Liz Raines on May 02, 22:52

    It’s been 15 days since the legislative session was supposed to be over. Members of House leadership say they have to pass a budget before gaveling out, but they spent Monday working on a different measure. Senate Bill 91 would revamp the way the state approaches criminal justice. Gov. Bill Walker and Department of Corrections […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage students raise money for victims of Ecuador earthquake

    by Alexis Fernandez on May 02, 20:33

    A group of Anchorage middle school students is raising money for the people most affected by the recent earthquake in Ecuador. The 7.8 magnitude earthquake killed more than 65o people in Ecuador’s northwest coast two weeks ago. Elizabeth Renteria’s Spanish class at Central Middle School is selling homemade bracelets for $1 as part of an ongoing […]

  • Local

    Dimond High School hockey star signs to play college football

    by Jake Edmonds on May 02, 20:22

    When Chris Gardeline started playing hockey at 8-years-old, his goal was to one day make it to the college level. He never expected it would be on the gridiron. Gardeline was a goalie for the Dimond High School Lynx. After wrapping up his senior season on the ice, his football friends convinced him to join […]

  • Health

    Lasers replace traditional drills at local Anchorage dentist office

    by Lauren Maxwell on May 02, 20:05

    For some people, a trip to the dentist can be trauma inducing. Finding out you need a root canal or even a cavity filled isn’t fun, but what if you could have those procedures done without using needles or drills? One local dentist says it’s possible with lasers. Dr. Kirk Johnson has used lasers in […]