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  • Only in Alaska

    A new atlas features Yup’ik place names

    by Katie Basile / KYUK on Feb 25, 13:44

    Calista Education and Culture, or CEC, a nonprofit organization, is working to collect traditional names and stories of places in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta and share that knowledge with the region. To do that, they’re creating an interactive, online map of the Delta in Yup’ik and English, called the Yup’ik Atlas, according to a story published […]

  • U.S. Politics

    GOP draft Obamacare replacement aims to end insurance mandate

    by Associated Press on Feb 25, 13:19

    A draft Republican bill replacing President Barack Obama’s health care law would end its Medicaid expansion, scrap fines on people not buying insurance and eliminate taxes on the medical industry and higher earners. Instead, it would create tax credits worth up to $4,000, allow bigger contributions to personal health savings accounts and impose a new […]

  • Crime

    Fairbanks man allegedly sets occupied vehicle on fire

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 25, 12:54

    A Fairbanks man is in custody for allegedly setting an occupied vehicle on fire on Thursday, according to Alaska State Troopers. In an online dispatch, troopers said they responded to a report of a man “pouring gas on a vehicle and setting it on fire with people inside,” just after 4 p.m. No further information […]

  • Military

    Inside the Gates: Military family posts daily vlogs

    by Bonney Bowman on Feb 24, 23:36

    One Alaska family is making reality TV a real life part of their daily routine. The Cassells, a military family stationed at Fort Wainwright, post daily video blogs, or vlogs, on YouTube. “The first year I was like, extremely nervous,” said mom and U.S. Army wife Kiara Cassell. Her days usually start with coffee, cooking […]

  • Crime

    ‘I’m going to protect what I got’: Elderly Fairview man robbed 3 times in a month

    by Eric Ruble on Feb 24, 23:24

    A 71-year-old Fairview man said thieves robbed him at his home three times between Jan. 19 and Feb. 20. Lee Perkins has lived in an apartment on Karluk Street for about one year. He said during the first incident, a man knocked on his door asking for a cigarette. When Perkins turned around, the man […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Cook Inlet conservation corridor debated at Board of Fisheries meeting

    by Shannon Ballard on Feb 24, 19:51

    It takes fish to make fish and that has members of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough’s Fish and Wildlife Commission worried. On Friday morning, commission members brought their concerns to the Board of Fisheries. They want to ensure that the Cook Inlet conservation corridor, established back in 2014, remains in place. The corridor restricts some commercial fishing in […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Fur Rondy provides winter fun for locals and visitors

    by Heather Hintze on Feb 24, 19:38

    Are you ready to Rondy? The 2017 Fur Rendezvous winter festival kicked off Friday afternoon. Many who live in Alaska don’t find it unusual to take a Ferris wheel ride in the freezing cold, or run with reindeer through the streets of Anchorage. For people in the Lower 48, Fur Rondy is a chance to see […]

  • Crime

    Body cam shows use of deadly force by Fairbanks officer, no criminal charges filed

    by Sierra Starks on Feb 24, 18:40

    In an unprecedented move, the Fairbanks Police Department have released body camera footage of an August 2016 incident during which a sergeant shot and killed an armed man. James Robert Richards, 28, was shot twice in the head after assaulting two people at the Alaska Motel and leading police on a chase through downtown Fairbanks, according to the […]

  • US/World

    Half a million Little Tikes swings recalled following reports of injuries

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 24, 16:11

    More than half a million Little Tikes swings have been recalled after a number of injuries were reported, according to a notice on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) website. The recall notice states that Little Tikes has received more than 140 reports of the 2-in-1 Snug’n Secure pink toddler swings breaking. Of those […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Dozens demand town hall meeting with Sen. Sullivan during annual address to lawmakers

    by Liz Raines on Feb 24, 15:25

    A group of about 50 people gathered in front of the state capitol building in Juneau to demand a town hall meeting with Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan Friday afternoon. Sullivan was in Juneau to deliver an annual address to lawmakers on his work in Congress. In his speech, the Republican senator did not reference the […]

  • US/World

    Addicts using pets to score drugs, veterinarians warn

    by Jennifer Earl / CBS News on Feb 24, 15:18

    As animal lovers, veterinarians pride themselves on being trusting and caring people. They don’t want to believe anyone would intentionally hurt their pet, but in recent years, they’ve had to train themselves to look out for those who do just that as drug addicts turn toward animals to score pain medication they can’t easily access. […]

  • DayBreak

    Purple Reign: Prince tribute show in Anchorage for 1 night only

    by Daybreak Staff on Feb 24, 15:16

    Purple Reign: The Ultimate Prince Tribute Show is coming to Anchorage for one night only. The Prince impersonator Jason Tenner has won multiple awards for his act, and performs regularly in Las Vegas. According to Tenner’s website, Purple Reign started at University of Nevada Las Vegas clubs and morphed into what is known as the “#1 Prince […]

  • DayBreak

    Mushers compete for record purse of $100,000 in Fur Rondy sled dog races

    by Daybreak Staff on Feb 24, 12:57

    The Fur Rendezvous Open World Sled Dog Championship Race starts Friday, Feb. 24. Racers will compete for a record-setting purse of $100,000. “Dogs don’t know it, they run with with the same enthusiasm every year,” said Janet Clark, the 2017 Fur Rondy race marshal. This is different from the Iditarod, which is a long-haul 1,000-mile race […]

  • Iditarod

    Therapy, husband lead Aliy Zirkle back to Iditarod

    by Mark Thiessen / Associated Press on Feb 24, 12:09

    One of dog mushing’s leading figures has suffered panic attacks and undergone therapy in the year since she was stalked by a drunken snowmobile driver on an isolated stretch of the Iditarod race across Alaska. Aliy Zirkle tells The Associated Press that she has had a really hard time during the first half of this […]

  • Adopt-a-Pet

    Daybreak Adopt-A-Pet: Feb. 24, 2017

    by Daybreak Staff on Feb 24, 12:00

    From Anchorage Animal Care and Control: Patches: Patches is an inquisitive five-month-old male rabbit who loves exploring and socializing with people, and his favorite treat is lettuce. Ilia & Mir: Ilia and Mir are a delightful pair of guinea pigs.  Ilia is more outgoing and Mir is content just hanging out.  They would do best […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Alaska Senate rolls out bill to address state’s $3B budget deficit

    by Liz Raines on Feb 24, 11:16

    On day 39 of the legislative session, the Alaska Senate Finance Committee rolled out its plan to solve the state’s $3 billion budget shortfall. The measure bundles proposals to use the Alaska Permanent Fund’s earnings with a tighter cap on state spending into one measure. Senate Bill 70, introduced Friday morning, calls for a $4.1 […]

  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check in the Morning: WindSync

    by Daybreak Staff on Feb 24, 10:40

    WindSync is a classical wind quintet from Houston, Texas that plays classical selections from memory. Because of that, they are able to engage their audience in a way that no other classical quintet can, according to the biography on their website. They have created a name for themselves by not only playing classical music, but also […]

  • Crime

    Fairbanks grand jury indicts 4 in theft of 500-pound safe

    by Associated Press on Feb 24, 9:18

    A Fairbanks grand jury has indicted four people suspected of stealing a 500-pound safe from a North Pole home. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the safe contained almost $100,000 in coins, jewelry and guns. The theft was discovered Jan. 22. A man called Alaska State Troopers reporting the stolen safe and the ransacking of his […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Fur Rondy 2017: First weekend of events

    by KTVA Web Staff on Feb 24, 8:54

    The 82nd Annual Fur Rondy starts this weekend in Downtown Anchorage. Are you ready? The annual 10-day long event includes sled dog races, a blanket toss, a hockey tournament, parade, carnival, snowshoe softball and much much more. Find a complete list of events at the Fur Rondy website. Rondy Weekend Events: Feb. 24 – 26 […]

  • Crime

    Alaska village banishes 4 people for dealing meth

    by Associated Press on Feb 24, 7:33

    The chief of an Alaskan tribe says four community members have been banished for dealing methamphetamine. Allakaket Chief PJ Simon tells the News-Miner that 25 residents confronted the suspected meth dealers and escorted them out of town. They were placed on a Tuesday afternoon flight. The banishment came after an emotional town hall meeting, which […]