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  • Obama in Alaska

    Anchorage road closures announced for President Obama’s visit to Alaska

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 10:49

    President Barack Obama is expected to arrive in Alaska sometime Monday, Aug. 31. His visit to the 49th state will include attendance at the GLACIER conference, being held at the Dena’ina Center, as well as expected stops in Seward, Dillingham and Kotzebue. With the presidential visit comes a number of security precautions, including road closures in […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, Aug. 27

    by KTVA Weather on Aug 27, 10:47

    Anchorage Cloudy during the morning hours, followed by sunshine and some clouds for the afternoon. Isolated showers possible. Highs in the lower 60s. Breezy conditions, with winds 10-25 mph with higher gusts. Kenai and Prince William Sound Sunshine and clouds with isolated showers. Highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s. Breezy conditions, with winds […]

  • Alaska

    DOC reports death at Fairbanks Correctional Center

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 10:15

    Officials say they are investigating an early Thursday morning death at the Fairbanks Correctional Center. The death occurred around 3:40 a.m., according to a brief release from the Alaska Department of Corrections. Few other details were immediately available, including whether or not the person was an inmate. Alaska State Troopers and the State Medical Examiner’s […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage leaders bury centennial time capsule

    by Alexis Fernandez on Aug 27, 7:57

    Anchorage is celebrating its centennial birthday with the help of a time capsule. Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz hosted a ceremony at Delaney Park Strip Wednesday to make sure future generations get a glimpse of what life is like today. The Anchorage Park Foundation collected items like posters, statements and artwork from the community that celebrate achievements […]

  • Local

    Top priority: Keeping Alaska’s high school football players safe

    by Dave Goldman on Aug 27, 7:22

    Safety — it’s on everyone’s mind. In a game as rough as football the question is how to minimize those crunching collisions. Those responsible for helping keep the kids who play football safe have made another move in that direction. Just before the season began, the referees presented the coaches with an idea — retool […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Obamalets & anticipation: Presidential preparations underway in Anchorage

    by Jacquie Slater on Aug 26, 23:35

    All over downtown Anchorage, businesses are getting ready for President Barack Obama’s visit next week. Flags are flying, streets have been swept and crews worked on the lawn outside of the Hotel Captain Cook, where the president is said to be staying once he arrives. At Snow City Cafe, chef Becky Geist has created three […]

  • Alaska

    In Alaska, Army Corps of Engineers growing

    by Bonney Bowman on Aug 26, 22:54

    The U.S. Army may be downsizing, but Alaska’s branch of the Army Corps of Engineers is growing. The Corps is hiring for 20 open positions. The positions include construction and contracting work to civil engineers and accountants. Corps leaders say they’re particularly looking to hire soldiers who may be leaving the Army but want to […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Cables cut, tools removed from new Anchorage bike repair station

    by Liz Raines on Aug 26, 22:03

    Less than two weeks after it was installed, sponsors of the bike fix-it station on Chester Creek Trail say the station was targeted by vandals — someone cut all the tools from the steel wires on the red post. Brian Looney of CRW Engineering, the company who sponsored the stations, says he anticipated vandalism of […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Changes made in muni marijuana rules

    by Shannon Ballard on Aug 26, 21:49

    The Anchorage Municipal Code went through important changes Tuesday night. Anchorage Assembly members said yes to several ordinances that clarify what you can and can’t do with marijuana. Two of the ordinances were taken straight out of the state initiative that legalized the drug. The rules had to be written into muni law in order to […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Chemical spraying takes out invasive weed at Lake Hood

    by Lauren Maxwell on Aug 26, 19:54

    A program to eradicate an invasive weed that was endangering float plane pilots at Lake Hood appears to be working. Last month, workers with the Alaska Department of Natural Resources sprayed a powerful chemical in the lake to try and knock back an invasive weed called elodea. Longtime pilot Jim Jensen said, in that short […]

  • Alaska

    Setnet ban initiative heads to Alaska Supreme Court

    by Heather Hintze on Aug 26, 19:37

    On Wednesday, Alaska Supreme Court Justices heard oral arguments in the State of Alaska v. Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance (AFCA). In June, the AFCA gathered more than 43,000 signatures to put an initiative banning setnetting on the 2016 ballot. The initiative includes commercial setnetting in the six “urban, non-subsistence” regions, like Kenai and Juneau. Joanne […]

  • Money

    Burger King to McDonalds: Let’s make a McWhopper

    by Associated Press on Aug 26, 16:27

    This probably isn’t what the United Nations had in mind when it established the International Day of Peace: Burger King is asking McDonald’s to join forces to create a “McWhopper.” In full-page newspaper ads Wednesday, Burger King says it’s calling for a truce with McDonald’s so that they can create a mashup of their most […]

  • Alaska

    Canadian official in Alaska amid mine development concerns

    by Associated Press on Aug 26, 13:09

    Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott and British Columbia’s minister of energy and mines are working toward a possible agreement in response to concerns raised about the potential impacts of Canadian mine development on rivers that flow into southeast Alaska. Nothing was finalized as Minister Bill Bennett neared the end of his Alaska trip, though he mentioned, […]

  • Alaska

    North Slope Borough Mayor violates borough donation policies

    by Liz Raines on Aug 26, 12:10

    North Slope Borough records show the North Slope Borough’s Mayor, Charlotte Brower, approved spending on donations that clearly violated borough policies set in 2014. Documents requested by KTVA on Aug. 17 show on one occasion, Brower approved a $1,400 donation for the Top of the World baby regalia contest. In a follow-up email, Mayor Brower […]

  • Fairbanks

    Land trust ruling in favor of native tribes faces appeal

    by Associated Press on Aug 26, 11:35

    The state is challenging a 2013 ruling in favor of Alaska Native Tribes that says current laws do not prevent the Interior Department from taking tribal land into trust. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/1Jyp09g) proponents of the Akiachak v. U.S. Interior Department ruling say tribes will have greater control over the land they own. […]

  • DayBreak

    On the couch with vlogger Cory Williams, Aug. 26

    by Daybreak Staff on Aug 26, 11:08

    Viral vlogger Cory Williams joined Daybreak Wednesday with his latest Alaskan adventure. The newest vlog in his LiveLikeHELLA series showed Williams and his family taking on dip netting for the first time. To Williams’ surprise it was a lot harder than he thought. “When you first kind of hear about dip netting, you think OK, […]

  • Alaska

    Juneau considers tax breaks to fight housing costs

    by Associated Press on Aug 26, 9:18

    To fight the cost of housing in Juneau, city officials are considering property tax exemptions for some developments. The Juneau Empire reports (http://bit.ly/1Lw7YrN) that in the most recent session the Alaska Legislature gave municipalities more leeway in allowing property tax exemptions. The City and Borough of Juneau Committee of the Whole is now looking to […]

  • Alaska

    Vets to VA: Scrap Choice Card Program in Alaska

    by Bonney Bowman on Aug 26, 8:04

    Eagle River hosted an official hearing for the Senate Veterans Affairs committee Tuesday. Sen. Dan Sullivan said the focus was finding solutions and accountability to many difficulties Alaska’s vets face when they try to get health care. The rollout of the 2014 Choice Card program took a system that was working well in Alaska and […]

  • Alaska

    Smartphone app identifies weeds invasive to Alaska

    by Associated Press on Aug 26, 7:49

    A new smartphone application is helping researchers learn where plant species invasive to Alaska are growing. The Peninsula Clarion reports (http://bit.ly/1KjFQJD) that when someone using the Alaska Weeds ID app finds an unknown plant, they can use their smartphone to both identify it and alert a professional botanist of its location. Users take a photo […]

  • US/World

    Gunman in deadly on-air attack dies after manhunt

    by CBS/AP on Aug 26, 6:49

    Last Updated Aug 26, 2015 6:56 PM EDT MONETA, Va. – A TV reporter and cameraman were shot to death during a live television interview on CBS Roanoke affiliate WDBJ-TV Wednesday by a gunman who recorded himself carrying out the killings and posted the video on social media after fleeing the scene. Authorities identified the suspect as a […]