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  • Alaska News

    How humpback whales are causing conflict in Southeast Alaska

    by Emily Carlson on Sep 26, 22:56

    Once hunted to the brink of extinction, the humpback whale is making a comeback. Researchers in southeast Alaska estimate the number of humpbacks has quadrupled in the last 20 years. However, that increase comes with a cost. Maeve O’Connell lives for data. The more she has, the more she understands what’s going on beneath the ocean. […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Many UAA students still undecided after first presidential debate

    by Liz Raines on Sep 26, 22:47

    More than 100 University of Alaska Anchorage students gathered Monday to watch the first debate between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. According to a poll by UAA’S debate team, 52 percent of the students — many of whom are first-time presidential voters — said they were supporting Clinton, while 15 percent were undecided. […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage has ‘AmbuBus’ ready for catastrophic disaster

    by Daniella Rivera on Sep 26, 21:00

    Anchorage has a project in the bus barn that could help you during the next mass emergency. The “AmbuBus,” or Medical Ambulance Bus, is an old People Mover bus the city converted to an ambulance that can transport patients by the dozen. “If there’s an earthquake, if there’s a lot of trauma in the community, the ambulance […]

  • Alaska News

    Troopers say K-9 death leaves agency with just 6 trained dogs

    by Lauren Maxwell on Sep 26, 20:46

    Alaska State Troopers said a K-9 that was shot and killed following a traffic stop early Sunday morning in Palmer is the first dog to die in the line of duty in the state. On Monday, troopers wore a black band over their badges in honor of the death. Troopers haven’t identified the dog or […]

  • Alaska News

    State worker accidently tweets about rape, Trump on DHSS account

    by Emily Carlson on Sep 26, 20:35

    We apologize, some recent tweets were inadvertently posted to our account by a DHSS staff member who was logged into the wrong account. — Alaska DHSS (@Alaska_DHSS) September 27, 2016   ANCHORAGE — The state Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) is apologizing to Alaskans after one of their employees tweeted about rape and […]

  • Health

    9 out of 10 teens don’t get enough exercise

    by Amy Norton / Health Day / CBS on Sep 26, 20:17

    Over 90 percent of U.S. high school students don’t get enough exercise to stay fit and healthy, and the pattern persists after they graduate, a new study finds. The researchers followed students at 44 high schools for four years, and found that only 9 percent met current exercise recommendations throughout that time. For the most part, those […]

  • Health

    Riding a roller coaster may help pass kidney stones

    by Mary Brophy Marcus / CBS News on Sep 26, 18:58

    Hundreds of thousands of people head to the emergency room every year for painful kidney stones, but new research suggests some could find relief at Walt Disney World instead. After years of hearing patients mention that they passed a kidney stone while vacationing at amusement parks, Dr. David Wartinger, a professor emeritus at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, decided it was […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    APD releases names of officers who fired guns during 42-hour standoff

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 26, 18:44

    The Anchorage Police Department has released the names of the six officers who fired their weapons during a standoff on Hillside that last more than 40 hours. The officers are Robert Wurst, Sgt. Steven Childers, Matthew Barth, Daniel Henegar, Jason Penman and Seth McMillan. “It was unknown during the time of the shooting whether any of the officers’ shots injured […]

  • National

    Marlins’ Jose Fernandez made sick woman’s wish come true day before he died

    by CBS News on Sep 26, 18:17

    The news of Maimi Marlins’ Jose Fernandez’s death hit one of his fans especially hard, because less than 24 hours earlier, she got to meet her favorite baseball player, CBS Miami reported. Cristina Llanes, 20, was on cloud nine Saturday afternoon after a big surprise — meeting Fernandez at Marlins Park. “We’re going to try to win […]

  • Health

    New trial over talc, cancer link: What you need to know

    by CBS/AP on Sep 26, 16:54

    Two lawsuits ended in jury verdicts worth $127 million. Two others were tossed out by a judge who said there wasn’t reliable evidence that the talc in Johnson & Johnson’s iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer. This week, yet another lawsuit is going to court, alleging that a California woman’s use of talcum powder over many years caused cancer. Her lawsuit […]

  • Only in Alaska

    Only in Alaska: Lake Hood runway blocked by plane, then roaming moose

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 26, 16:47

    Lake Hood Seaplane Base staff were kept busy Monday afternoon on a runway when first a plane and then a moose blocked part of the runway. The runway was temporarily shutdown while staff dealt with both incidents. A Helio H-250 aircraft attempting to make a three-point landing had a hard touchdown when the landing gear […]

  • US/World

    Akiak man travels to White House for annual Tribal Nations Conference

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 26, 16:36

    Tribal leaders from across the U.S. gathered in Washington, DC for the eighth annual White House Tribal Nations Conference. Mike Williams Sr., of the Akiak Native Community, is one of those attending the conference, KYUK reports. This will be the fifth conference Williams has attended during the Obama administration, according to KYUK’s Anna Rose MacArthur. […]

  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check in the Morning: John Budnik Band

    by Daybreak Staff on Sep 26, 15:07

    Their recipe is two parts blues, one part jazz, a clove of country and a pinch of soul. The John Budnik Band was born out of a dimly lit bar’s open mic. Now, the group out of Palmer is sharing their music for the world to enjoy. Friday, the John Budnik Band joined Daybreak for […]

  • Teacher of the Week

    Teacher of the Week: Perry Lewis

    by Daybreak Staff on Sep 26, 15:06

    Perry Lewis’ classroom at Eagle River High School is his stage. His script is an adaptation of the history books. “I kind of joke that I’m a frustrated actor, and here’s my captive audience,” he said of his students. Perry’s performances are history lessons that could be characterized as dramatic comedies. And that could very […]

  • Alaska News

    With WRDA bill passed, Nome Arctic deep draft port back in conversation

    by Tyler Stup / KNOM on Sep 26, 15:02

    With U.S. Sen. Dan Dullivan’s help, the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) has passed the U.S. Senate, inching Nome closer to the possibility of an Arctic deep draft port. The act will bring $1.4 billion dollars to new water infrastructure over the next five years. The funding is focused in three areas: infrastructure, subsistence harbors, and an […]

  • Harvesting Alaska

    Harvesting Alaska: Herd-shares help people get their goat milk

    by Lauren Maxwell on Sep 26, 14:04

    The Food and Drug Administration doesn’t recommend drinking raw milk, nor does the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But others say raw milk has health benefits that pasteurized milk doesn’t have — and it’s popularity seems to be growing. In Alaska, it’s illegal to sell raw milk, but there is a legal way that […]

  • Health

    Why morning sickness during pregnancy may be a good sign

    by CBS News on Sep 26, 13:49

    Last Updated Sep 26, 2016 5:35 PM EDT While experiencing nausea and vomiting during pregnancy is certainly unpleasant, it might very well be a sign that things are progressing smoothly. According to a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, these symptoms – commonly referred to as morning sickness, though it can occur at any time […]

  • Local

    Poll: Week 8 of Alaska high school football puts Bartlett in the lead

    by KTVA Sports on Sep 26, 13:12

    This week’s new number one high school football team for large schools is Bartlett High School. The Bears’ 21-17 win over Service High School made it their sixth win in a row. Soldotna continues to dominate in the medium and small schools division at 7-0. Large Schools Bartlett 6-1 Colony 6-1 East 5-2 Lathrop 5-2 […]

  • Crime

    Alaska man jailed after killing puppy to threaten ex-girlfriend

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 26, 12:47

    A Napaskiak man was arrested Saturday after Alaska State Troopers (AST) were notified that a puppy had been killed and its body thrown against a bedroom window. In an online dispatch, AST states that a village public safety officer was notified of the incident around 4:15 p.m. Saturday. A 45-year-old Napaskiak woman told troopers the puppy […]

  • Outdoors

    Lance Mackey withdraws from upcoming Iditarod

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 26, 11:57

    Lance Mackey will not be racing in the 2017 Iditarod because of “health reasons,” according to a Facebook post from the Iditarod Trail Committee. Mackey, a four-time Iditarod champion, has faced medical issues for more than a decade, which has hampered his mushing in recent years. In the 2016 race to Nome, Mackey struggled with […]