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  • National

    House Republicans forge ahead with lawsuit against Obama

    by Rebecca Kaplan / CBS News on Jul 30, 15:17

    Amid several outstanding domestic and foreign policy crises Congress must tackle by the end of the week, House Republicans are finalizing their plans to sue President Obama. The House voted 225 to 201 Wednesday afternoon to authorize House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, to go forward with the lawsuit. It alleges that the president has overreached on his executive […]

  • Local

    Gold miners outraged at critical Nome letter

    by Associated Press on Jul 30, 14:10

    Nome gold miners are angry about a city letter citing the “negative social impacts” of their industry. KNOM (http://is.gd/QvZYfN) reports miners stormed the Nome City Council meeting Monday night to express their outrage about the July 15 letter to the state Department of Natural Resources from city manager Josie Bahnke. In the letter, Bahnke wrote […]

  • Local

    Yukon Quest purse in 2015 up from 2014

    by Associated Press on Jul 30, 14:08

    The winnings in the 2015 Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race will be increased by more than $12,000 from the purse in this year’s race. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://is.gd/ST3d7i) reports next year’s race will have a purse of at least $127,110. This year’s total purse was $115,000, but $12,110 was not claimed because fewer […]

  • Local

    Crews make progress on Shaktoolik berm

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 30, 13:26

    A berm intended to stave off winter storms and coastal erosion is taking shape in the Western Alaska community of Shaktoolik. The project, funded with more than $600,000 from the Norton Sound Economic Development Corp., follows a blueprint from Alaska’s Department of Transportation. Shaktoolik resident Gloria Andrew said crews are working in shifts from 8 […]

  • News

    Judge tosses lawsuit over federal refuge closures

    by Associated Press on Jul 30, 10:38

    A federal judge has dismissed the state’s lawsuit over the closure of national wildlife refuges during the partial federal government shutdown last year. U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason called case moot. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service restricted access to refuges nationwide during the 16-day shutdown last October. The state sued as Congress was […]

  • State

    UA offers in-state tuition if you have family ties

    by Associated Press on Jul 30, 9:03

    The University of Alaska will cut tuition rates by more than $13,000 a year to students who have family ties to Alaska and want to study here. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://is.gd/C20vu9) the two-year pilot program will give in-state tuition rates to students with parents or grandparents in Alaska, no matter where the student […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, July 30

    by Brett Shepard on Jul 30, 8:54

    Southcentral Alaska will be sunny, sunny, sunny! Into the southeast, skies will be mostly cloudy with occasional showers possible. In the Interior, skies will be sunny with mild temps. On the North Slope, skies will be mostly to partly cloudy with patchy fog. Out west, most of the region will enjoy sunny skies. Into the […]

  • Local

    Bean’s Cafe celebrates 35 years of service

    by Kate McPherson on Jul 30, 7:29

    Bean’s Café has helped the homeless and hungry in Anchorage for 35 years, but it’s a bittersweet anniversary for staff and volunteers. “I think it’s a positive that we exist but I think everyone would agree, ideally, it’d be better if we didn’t have to provide these meals,” said Steve Williams, chairman of the Bean’s […]

  • Local

    Arctic edge: Conquering mountains

    by Bonney Bowman on Jul 29, 22:31

    Soldiers come to Alaska from all over the country and once they get here, they have to learn how to survive in our often harsh and unforgiving climate. That’s where the Northern Warfare Training Center in Black Rapids comes in. The motto at the Army training center is “battling cold and conquering mountains.” But to […]

  • State

    Cutting through confusion surrounding ballot measure to legalize marijuana

    by Charlo Greene on Jul 29, 21:21

    Potential revenue More than $250 million in just one year with $20.4 million of that money in tax revenue, courtesy of cannabis. That is how much money the Alaska Cannabis Institute expects the marijuana industry to bring Alaska during the first year of recreational sales. The opposition, however, predicts only $5 million in tax revenues. […]

  • Local

    Food Bank running low on food

    by Dave Leval on Jul 29, 20:34

    Pastor Stacy Stone is used to preaching the gospel at New Hope on the Last Frontier Church. She continues delivering a different kind of message lately. “Our produce stand and vegetable stand is not always full,” Stone said. “Fresh stuff is harder to get, a lot of stuff they choose from is already rotten.” Hundreds […]

  • Local

    Mat-Su considering permanent car registration for older vehicles

    by Shannon Ballard on Jul 29, 20:09

    Folks in the Mat-Su Valley are thinking about giving their borough a new title — old car capital of Alaska. There are nearly 84,000 cars in the Valley built before 2006, according to DMV records. Mat-Su resident Curt Christiansen owns three of them and says his 14-year-old mini van does the job. “Gets me to work […]

  • Crime

    Feds sue former Alaska man over liens

    by Associated Press on Jul 29, 19:52

    The U.S. attorney’s office in Alaska has filed a civil lawsuit against a Danese, West Virginia, man who has filed liens seeking $950 million from federal employees. Assistant U.S. Attorney Bryan Wilson is seeking an injunction to stop Trapper Killsmany from filing the liens against Social Security Administration employees. Killsmany seeks another $350 million in […]

  • Only in Alaska

    ANSEP helps Native youth get hands-on experiences

    by Heather Hintze on Jul 29, 19:22

    It’s not your typical summer job: Trekking into the woods looking for bears. For 18-year-old Randall Friendly it’s the internship of a lifetime. He’s working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at its Brown Bear Research Camp at Karluk Lake on Kodiak Island. “No bears, just some sockeye swimming up the creek,” said Friendly […]

  • Local

    Glenn Highway expanding to three lanes near Eagle River

    by Alexis Fernandez on Jul 29, 17:24

    A major artery connecting Anchorage to the Mat-Su Valley is about to get wider. For Eagle River resident Carolyn Ellis, the commute into Anchorage is part of everyday life. But that doesn’t mean it’s enjoyable. “It’s just such a pain because it gets so jammed up all the time,” Ellis said. It’s especially an issue […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    AK Art: New Arc of Anchorage studio aims to spark community involvement

    by Hope Miller on Jul 29, 16:41

    Art in all forms is encouraged at The Arc of Anchorage’s new downtown studio and gallery. For 38-year-old Monica McLeod, it’s painting and origami. Thursday afternoon, she sat at a table in the studio and gingerly folded a patterned piece of paper until a crane emerged. Christopher Vance, 43, says he enjoys drawing when he’s […]

  • Local

    Driver killed in Seward Highway collision was intoxicated, police say

    by Hope Miller on Jul 29, 16:30

    A 29-year-old Whittier woman had twice the legal limit of alcohol in her blood when she was killed in a March Seward Highway vehicle collision, the Anchorage Police Department announced Tuesday. Salafai Carol Iosefa, a volunteer firefighter with the Whittier Fire Department, was traveling southbound in the northbound lane in her Honda Civic near Potter […]

  • State

    Authorities investigate fatal Old Richardson Highway collision

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 29, 15:43

    One man was killed and another sustained serious injuries following a head-on collision near North Pole on the Old Richardson Highway Tuesday morning, authorities said. Around 7:15 a.m., Alaska State Troopers were contacted about a two-vehicle crash between a 1999 Chevrolet Suburban and a 2008 Ford F350 on the highway near Sky Ranch Road at […]

  • US/World

    Obama expands sanctions on Russia, this time with European support

    by Rebecca Kaplan / CBS News on Jul 29, 14:44

    President Obama announced Tuesday that the U.S. is once again moving to impose fresh sanctions on Russia as a consequence for its continued support of separatists in eastern Ukraine. The new sanctions, which target the defense, energy and financial sectors of the Russian economy, will have an “even bigger bite” than those imposed in the […]

  • Local

    New refuge manager begins job in Bethel

    by Associated Press on Jul 29, 14:01

    The massive Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge has a new manager from Louisiana to oversee nearly 20 million acres of wetlands, river and tundra habitat in Alaska. Neil Lalonde had not been to Alaska until he stepped off a ferry earlier this summer. KYUK (http://is.gd/pWhVwr) says Lalonde has been on his new job for just […]