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  • Alaska

    Regulators propose permanent definition of public place

    by Associated Press on Feb 26, 13:36

    A state board wants to make permanent the emergency regulation passed this week defining public places where marijuana can’t be smoked. When voters approved legalizing recreational marijuana in November, they prohibited smoking in public but did not define what a public place was. The state’s alcohol board, which is in charge of regulating marijuana for […]

  • DayBreak

    Local realtor talks 2015 housing market trends for Southcentral

    by Daybreak Staff on Feb 26, 12:46

    Buying a home is one of the biggest purchases you will ever make, but finding a home to buy in Anchorage can be tough. There are efforts underway to address the current gridlock, in which the demand for housing has been outpacing production. According to one local realtor, there’s been a shift in what homebuyers are […]

  • Crime

    APD: Suspects sought after cab driver ‘severely’ assaulted

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 26, 12:01

    Anchorage police are calling on the public for help identifying three suspects who allegedly beat up a cab driver in the fall, fracturing his face. On Oct. 4, a cab driver took three occupants to multiple locations around town before dropping them off around 4:30 a.m. near Fifth Avenue and E Street, according to a […]

  • News

    North Pole Refinery tax assessment cut by more than half

    by Associated Press on Feb 26, 11:25

    A proposed property assessment for the idle oil refinery at North Pole is valuing the land and buildings at less than half of what they were worth last year. Flint Hills Resources Alaska stopped refining crude oil at the plant in June. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/1LKivh4) reports the lower assessment will mean sharply reduced […]

  • Alaska

    Thousands of gallons of fuel spilled in Dalton Highway crash

    by Hope Miller on Feb 26, 11:06

    A tractor-trailer hauling fuel from Fairbanks lost traction, slid backward and rolled into a ditch Wednesday, authorities say, spilling an estimated 3,000 to 4,000 gallons of diesel. The rear compartment of the Colville tractor-trailer ruptured when hitting a tree stump near Mile 86 of the highway, located about 30 miles north of the Dalton Highway Yukon […]

  • News

    Labs extend record as US top dog, but bulldogs make waves

    by Associated Press on Feb 26, 10:36

    The American Kennel Club is releasing its 2014 breed popularity rankings on Thursday. They show Labrador retrievers reigned as the nation’s top dog for the 24th year. They broke poodles’ decades-old record in 2013. But bulldogs have hit a new high: No. 4. Their smaller, bat-eared cousins, French bulldogs, sauntered into the top 10 for […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers

    by CNN / AP on Feb 26, 10:24

    The Federal Communications Commission has agreed to impose strict new regulations on Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T. The regulatory agency voted 3-2 Thursday in favor of rules aimed at enforcing what’s called “net neutrality.” That’s the idea that service providers shouldn’t intentionally block or slow web traffic, creating paid fast lanes on […]

  • Crime

    Bethel man arraigned on murder charge

    by Ben Matheson / KYUK on Feb 26, 9:30

    Mark Charlie Junior was arraigned Wednesday in Bethel court on charges of first-degree murder and tampering with physical evidence. The 27-year-old man was arrested in Bethel Monday in connection with the death of his girlfriend, 26-year-old LeeAnn Berlin. Magistrate Judge Bruce Ward read the charges to Charlie, who appeared by video conference from the Yukon […]

  • State

    Minority lawmakers push back on education budget proposal

    by Associated Press on Feb 26, 9:17

    A House subcommittee has proposed deeper cuts to the state education department budget than Gov. Bill Walker, prompting objections from the Democratic-led minority. The subcommittee’s recommendations include eliminating state support for the early-childhood Best Beginnings program, cutting funding for broadband and a cut equal to the 2.5-percent raises due to department employees. The recommendations will […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, Feb. 26

    by Brett Shepard on Feb 26, 8:56

    Southcentral Another beautiful day for the region with mostly sunny skies. Southeast Skies will clear from the northwest to the southeast throughout the day. Interior It will be mostly cloudy with some patchy fog. North Slope It will be snowy and windy with blizzard conditions possible. Western Alaska Blizzard conditions are likely to the north […]

  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mad Myrna’s Presents: ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

    by Daybreak Staff on Feb 26, 8:46

    The dark and kooky story of a florist and his blood-thirsty plant will be played out on the Mad Myrna stage through March 21. Some of the cast members from “Little Shop of Horrors” stopped by Daybreak Thursday to give viewers a sneak peek. Performances are every Friday and Saturday night at Mad Myrna’s in […]

  • Local

    Junior Iditarod moved to Cantwell area

    by KTVA Sports on Feb 26, 8:36

    The 2015 Junior Iditarod Sled Dog Race has been moved to the Cantwell area because of icy conditions around Willow, race officials say. The decision to move the race from Willow was made Tuesday, said Barb Redington in an email. Teams will leave from the parking lot area on the Denali Highway Sunday, March1 at […]

  • Crime

    Members of violent Alaska drug ring convicted

    by Jacquie Slater on Feb 26, 6:56

    Six people have been found guilty for charges related to a violent drug trafficking ring in Alaska. The United States Attorney’s Office, District of Alaska, announced the convictions at a press conference in Anchorage on Wednesday. “I’ve seen a lot in Alaska, and I was a prosecutor in New York. This is among the most […]

  • Local

    Iron Dog mishap at Golovin Bay; racers safe

    by KTVA Sports on Feb 25, 23:00

    A freak accident in the Iron Dog race has left a pair of racers wet, but safe. Randy Gravatt and Dieter Stroebel’s snowmachines went into Golovin Bay on their way from Golovin to White Mountain on Wednesday. They were rescued by Golovin Search and Rescue. The two are fine after the accident. A total of […]

  • Alaska

    Free pregnancy tests available in bars around Alaska

    by Lauren Maxwell on Feb 25, 22:09

    A state-funded study is underway to see if Alaskan women will stop drinking if they find out they are pregnant. The study is targeting Alaska’s high rates of fetal alcohol syndrome, with a goal of bringing awareness about the problem. The Alaska Legislature approved the two-year, $400,000 study to place free pregnancy tests in 20 […]

  • Fairbanks

    Married couples’ love of ice keeps them carving together

    by Heather Hintze on Feb 25, 22:01

    It was an overcast, foggy day in Fairbanks for the second day of the World Ice Art Championships. Thirty-five teams were hard at work in the single block competition. From start to finish, they have about 60 hours to complete a piece start to finish. It was this very competition that brought Keven Laughlin and […]

  • Health

    Alaska health officials warn against marijuana use during pregnancy

    by Lauren Maxwell on Feb 25, 21:15

    State health officials are warning women they should consider staying away from marijuana if they are pregnant or are considering becoming pregnant. Kathy Perham-Hester with the state Department of Health and Social Services says more studies are needed to determine the long-term health risks to developing fetuses. Perham-Hester, who works in the Maternal Child Health Epidemiology unit, […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Willow firefighters say station in need of upgrades, up-to-date equipment

    by Shannon Ballard on Feb 25, 20:30

    In a letter to local and state leaders, Willow Fire and Rescue members detailed their frustrations, citing that they’ve been feeling the pressure of their growing community and outdated resources. Fire station 12-1 has been around for a long time. On-call firefighter Kel Jacobs says not much has changed, but everything has aged. “As you can see […]

  • Alaska

    Experts: Arctic development could mean increase in sex trafficking

    by Bonney Bowman on Feb 25, 19:46

    Opening the Arctic to development could bring an economic boost to the state, but it could also mean increased exploitation of Alaska’s residents — experts addressed the topic at a recent conference in Anchorage. If large-scale projects start popping up in the north, those same experts say sex trafficking will follow — and the communities […]

  • Crime

    Wasilla homeowner holds intruder at gunpoint

    by Kate McPherson on Feb 25, 18:12

    Retired police officer Charles Hayes was walking through his unlit home-office towards the garage door Tuesday afternoon when he saw a figure at his desk. “There was this guy sitting on my chair, with camouflage clothing on and hat pulled down to his eyes,” Hayes recalled of the burglary. “I yelled, ‘Who are you and […]