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  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage conducts second homeless count of the year

    by Lauren Maxwell on Aug 31, 18:37

    Anchorage’s homeless coordinator said she is optimistic there are fewer homeless people living in the woods and on the streets of Anchorage then there were just a few months ago. Nancy Burke helped coordinate Anchorage’s second homeless count of the year, which took place Wednesday morning. She said the first count, conducted in late January, […]

  • Alaska News

    FCC approves ‘Alaska Plan’ to fund upgraded communications services in rural Alaska

    by Davis Hovey / KNOM on Aug 31, 18:29

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved a plan Wednesday to increase broadband and mobile service capabilities throughout Alaska. More than $1 billion of federal Universal Service Fund (USF) money will be provided to 15 Alaska-based wireless and wireline telecommunications providers over a 10-year period as a part of the “Alaska Plan.” According to a press […]

  • Marijuana News

    Alaska attorney general: Marijuana social clubs illegal

    by Associated Press on Aug 31, 17:11

    Alaska’s attorney general says marijuana social clubs are illegal, addressing what had been a hazy area following the state’s legalization of recreational pot. The opinion does not apply to licensed retail marijuana shops, for which state regulators are considering rules for allowing cannabis consumption. At issue are clubs that charge fees for patrons to use […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Anchorage lawmaker hires defeated primary challenger as staffer

    by Liz Raines on Aug 31, 14:13

    Rep. Liz Vazquez, an Anchorage Republican, has hired her primary opponent David Nees as a member of her staff, according to the Alaska Legislature’s internal website. Vazquez defeated Nees by nearly 26 percentage points in the Aug. 16 primary election, according to unofficial results posted by the Division of Elections. Nees says he started in […]

  • Alaska News

    Update: No survivors found after 2 planes collide midair in western Alaska

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 31, 13:07

    Last updated at 3:50 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 31 Multiple people are dead after two aircraft collided midair, then crashed about six miles northwest of the village of Russian Mission, 60 miles north of Bethel just before 11 a.m. Wednesday. More details from Lt. Col. Candis Olmstead, chief public affairs officer for the Alaska National […]

  • US/World

    9th Circuit Court upholds ban on gun sales to marijuana card holders

    by KTVA / AP on Aug 31, 12:26

    A federal appeals court has upheld the government’s ban on the sale of guns to medical marijuana card holders. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Wednesday the ban does not violate the 2nd Amendment. The ruling applies to the nine Western states that fall under the court’s jurisdiction, including Alaska, California, Washington and […]

  • Alaska News

    State analyzing higher claims for expanded Alaska Medicaid

    by Becky Bohrer / AP on Aug 31, 11:44

    Costs for Alaska’s expanded Medicaid program have exceeded first-year estimates by roughly $30 million so far, leaving some concerned about the impact the program may have on the state budget once the federal government stops covering the entire tab. Gov. Bill Walker expanded Medicaid to provide coverage to thousands more lower-income Alaskans, with enrollment beginning […]

  • DayBreak

    Ask Alaska: Which unique eats would you try at the Alaska State Fair?

    by Sierra Starks on Aug 31, 10:39

    This year at the Alaska State Fair, there are more reasons than ever for fairgoers to bring their appetite. From the donut burger to chocolate-dipped bacon, vendors at the fair are serving up some pretty unique eats. [Related: The Hungry Chum: An eater’s guide to the Alaska State Fair] One of those is The Boardwalk, co-owned […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Candidate in contested North Slope seat hires lawyer to investigate illegal polling procedure

    by Liz Raines on Aug 31, 10:11

    Last updated at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 31 The campaign committee of Rep. Benjamin Nageak, D-Barrow, has hired a lawyer after an illegal mistake made at the polls in Shungnak left him trailing behind opponent Dean Westlake by just 21 votes. On the Aug. 16 primary election day, an election worker in the northern village […]

  • DayBreak

    Family fun at the Alaska Zoo during Moose Madness

    by Daybreak Staff on Aug 31, 9:36

    The Alaska Zoo is celebrating all things moose, with fun themed activities featuring one of Alaska’s iconic animals. Those activities include a moose calling contest, scavenger hunt and educational talks with zoo keepers. But why moose? According to Jeannette Menchinsky, development director at the Alaska Zoo, fall is the best season. The bulls have their […]

  • Workforce Wednesday

    Workforce Wednesday: ASD and APD’s joint hiring initiative

    by Daybreak Staff on Aug 31, 9:28

    Looking for a new career? Is someone you know job searching as well? The Anchorage Police Department (APD) and Anchorage School District (ASD) are teaming up to fill the gaps in their workforce. But why both those organizations? Cari-Ann Carty with Alaska Process Industry Careers Consortium, along with Lt. Jason Schmidt with APD and Susan […]

  • Alaska News

    Sitka scrambles to act after finding moderate landslide risk

    by Associated Press on Aug 31, 8:02

    Sitka officials are working on public safety issues after finding one area of the city is at risk for a landslide. The Daily Sitka Sentinel reports that a Seattle-based geotechnical consulting firm released a report Monday that some areas of Sitka, including an elementary school, may contain landslide hazard zones. City staff has asked the […]

  • Crime

    Police urge extra vigilance in isolated areas at night amid wave of homicides

    by Daniella Rivera on Aug 30, 23:20

    In an unusual alert to the public Tuesday, the Anchorage Police Department warned people to be careful while out late at night and early in the morning, noting five recent violent deaths happened during those times. Anchorage has seen 25 homicides so far this year — not including two officer-involved shootings — the same number […]

  • Crime

    Grieving family wants stolen ashes returned, ‘no questions asked’

    by Eric Ruble on Aug 30, 21:57

    Connie Jacobs-Mehner lost her mother, Aurora “Rory” Landers, in June. It was a harrowing time for her family, who had just lost their stepfather, Tom Landers, in April. “Our parents were soul mates,” said Jacobs-Mehner, one of their daughters who now lives in Arizona. She said the month after her mother passed, the family’s grieving […]

  • Crime

    Victim’s attorney: ASD hid video showing second victim of sexual abuse by teacher’s aide

    by Liz Raines on Aug 30, 21:29

    The parents of a special needs child are suing the Anchorage School District (ASD) after they say a teacher’s aide sexually abused their son in 2014, and it took the district more than a month to investigate. Julianti Clarke, 62, was charged with harassment in May 2015 after video surveillance at Begich Middle School showed […]

  • Crime

    Homicide victim’s father: Brie De Husson will be ‘immensely missed’

    by Eric Ruble on Aug 30, 21:03

    While mystery surrounds what led to two people being killed in Valley of the Moon Park early Sunday, a clearer picture is emerging of one of the victims. Bryant De Husson, who was known by friends as Brie, was described as a fierce advocate for human rights. De Husson did not identify solely with either […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Municipality to make big parking changes along Delaney Park Strip

    by Shannon Ballard on Aug 30, 19:05

    The Municipality of Anchorage is creating its first “bicycle boulevard” on a stretch of 10th Avenue along the Delaney Park Strip. Bicycle boulevards are streets with low motorized traffic volumes and speeds, designed to make bicycle travel a priority, according to the municipality’s non-motorized transportation coordinator Lori Schanche. “Tenth Avenue will be the street that […]

  • Harvesting Alaska

    Harvesting Alaska: So you want to be a judge of food entries at the fair?

    by Jessica Stugelmayer on Aug 30, 16:56

    High up on a plain white wall, the skinny hand of a clock ticked away the seconds, counting down the moments competitors had left to enter their creations. When the time came, the door was shut to the dark and stormy night outside and a small group of 12 judges were assigned to stations around […]

  • Fairbanks

    UPDATE: Man killed in officer-involved shooting in Fairbanks identified

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 30, 16:55

    Last updated at 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 30 A man is dead following a police officer-involved shooting in Fairbanks Tuesday afternoon. In a statement, Fairbanks police spokeswoman Yumi McCulloch said police received a call at 1:40 p.m. stating an armed man had entered a room at the Alaska Motel, located on South Cushman Street. […]

  • Health

    How did Listeria get into recalled veggies?

    by Rachel Rettner / Livescience.com on Aug 30, 16:50

    About 30,000 cases of precut vegetables are being recalled in many Southeastern states because they could be contaminated with Listeria. But how, exactly, do these bacteria get into veggies? This week, the food manufacturer Country Fresh announced a recall of several of its vegetable products — including precut onions, mushrooms and peppers — after one of […]