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  • Forecasts

    Last 70-degree day of 2016? This weekend may be summer’s last hurrah.

    by Melissa Frey on Aug 26, 17:25

    The warmest weekend this month is underway across Southcentral Alaska. Many locations in the Matanuska-Susitna area and places across the Kenai Peninsula reached the mid-70s Friday. The high temperature in Anchorage will be flirting with 70 degrees both Saturday and Sunday. Mostly sunny skies and dry conditions are also expected across Southcentral. Anchorage typically records […]

  • Health

    For these rising costs, the middle class has it the worst

    by CBS News on Aug 26, 17:20

    The economics of the health care system can be bewildering, but here’s a truth that middle-class Americans may see all too clearly: they are bearing the brunt of higher medical costs. Since 1984, the middle class has seen its out-of-pocket expenses for health care jump by 60 percent, far outpacing the 28 percent rise in medical costs for poor households, according to […]

  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check in the Morning: Harper’s Farce

    by Daybreak Staff on Aug 26, 17:09

    Multimedia science fiction band Harper’s Farce took to the Daybreak stage for a Mic Check in the Morning. The group uses music, words and visuals to explore what it means to be human. According to their website, Harper’s Farce formed in July 2015 as a cover band. The temporary project became collaborative storytelling experience spanning […]

  • Living Alaska

    Living Alaska: Fungus, festivals and a foraging movement

    by Megan Edge on Aug 26, 16:15

    It felt like I was walking through the pages of a children’s book. Vibrant green moss blanketed parts of Moose Meadow in Girdwood. Rain fell in a mist; leaving the fresh aroma of nature in the air and turning the hair sticking out from under my ball cap into curlicues. I was mushroom hunting, as […]

  • The Hungry Chum

    The Hungry Chum: An eater’s guide to the Alaska State Fair

    by The Hungry Chum on Aug 26, 16:15

    Sports fans talk about opening day like it’s a religious experience of sorts. Some have called it a rebirth, heralded with pageantry. The players are nervous, the fans are on the edge of their seats and everyone hopes the weather holds. For food fanatics in the Last Frontier, that day is the first day of […]

  • Outdoors

    Canadian rescued after hiking to ‘Into the Wild’ bus

    by Associated Press on Aug 26, 14:17

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – Authorities in Alaska say a Canadian man is the latest person to be rescued near an abandoned bus made famous by the book and film “Into the Wild.” The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports 22-year-old Matthew Sharp of Manitoba was rescued after he was unable to hike back because of minor injuries […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Girl dies of injuries suffered in village ATV accident

    by Associated Press on Aug 26, 13:32

    An Anchorage child has died of injuries suffered in an all-terrain vehicle accident on Aug. 11. Alaska State Troopers say that 10-year-old Aaliyahellie Shangin-Andrews of Anchorage died Aug. 19 at the Alaska Native Medical Center. The girl was riding on the back of an ATV in the western Yukon River village of Grayling when the […]

  • Alaska News

    Troopers say powerful painkiller found in Alaska heroin

    by Associated Press on Aug 26, 13:01

    Alaska State Troopers say lab tests showed the presence of the powerful painkiller fentanyl in heroin seized from a village where four people recently overdosed on heroin, including one woman who died. Troopers say 19-year-old Jamie Roberts died in the village of Quinhagak died earlier this month and two others were flown to Bethel, where […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska identifies first case of H5N2 bird flu

    by Associated Press on Aug 26, 11:55

    The bird flu strain that wiped out millions of turkeys and chickens in the Midwest last year has been found in Alaska for the first time. State health officials say a positive sample of a highly pathogenic H5N2 strain of avian flu came from a mallard duck. It was among wild bird samples collected during […]

  • DayBreak

    Children’s Lunchbox program helps students during school year

    by Daybreak Staff on Aug 26, 10:45

      Now that the school year is finally upon us, families in need no longer have to worry about that midday meal for their children, but what about on the weekends? The Children’s Lunchbox program at Bean’s Cafe does just that. But it needs your help. Bean’s Cafe Executive Director Lisa Sauder stopped by Daybreak […]

  • Education

    Welcome to the fourth grade: Teacher welcomes students with rap video

    by Associated Press on Aug 26, 10:13

      SKOKIE, Ill. (AP) – A new teacher who made a music video to welcome his students has become a bit of a star with his fourth-graders. Dwayne Reed’s video was posted on YouTube this week and has already been viewed more than a half-million times and earned him an appearance on ABC’s “Good Morning […]

  • Fisheries

    Gov. Walker puts pause on fisheries commission decision

    by Associated Press on Aug 26, 7:54

    Gov. Bill Walker is holding off on implementing an administrative order that was recently at the center of a lawsuit between the state and a commercial fishing trade association. The Juneau Empire reports that a Thursday release from Walker’s office says he is putting a moratorium on the order “to allow for a more robust […]

  • University of Alaska

    Seawolves volleyball picks up first win of the season in Hawaii

    by Dave Goldman on Aug 26, 6:53

    The road isn’t always kind — even in Hawaii. The 14th-ranked University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolves volleyball team immediately discovered its season opener against Brigham Young University-Hawaii would be no vacation. The Seasiders (0-1) came out firing taking the first set 25-22. But UAA rebounded with a strong second set to sweep the next three […]

  • Local

    UAA teams take in local honors

    by Dave Goldman on Aug 25, 21:51

    Coming off the success of a season ago, the UAA women’s basketball and volleyball teams were recognized by local lawmakers for their performances on the court. Proclamations were awarded at Alaska Airlines Center Wednesday. Alaska Senator Berta Gardener listed the basketball accomplishment, which were headlined by a trip the national championship game. State representative Andy […]

  • Fishing Report

    Alaska Fishing Report for Aug. 25, 2016

    by Carlos Faura on Aug 25, 21:28

    Anchorage Silvers are still spotty at Ship Creek, where there are some pinks and chums to catch. Some silvers are being caught at Campbell Creek in the sections open for fishing. Jewell Lake was stocked this week with rainbow trout and they are biting now. Mat-su All the rivers and streams have high water and […]

  • Sci/Tech

    UAF opens HAARP to the public

    by Bonney Bowman on Aug 25, 21:03

    A site long rumored to have the power to control the weather and even people’s minds is opening its doors to show the public what really happens. The University of Alaska Fairbanks recently took over the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program, or HAARP, from the Air Force. The university decided to open the facility […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska State Fair begins, celebrates 80 years of festivities

    by Lauren Maxwell on Aug 25, 20:50

    It’s a day that many people look forward to all year. Thursday, the Alaska State Fair opened it’s doors for it’s annual run at the fairgrounds in Palmer. Marketing manager Dean Phipps said the fair is celebrating it’s 80th anniversary this year. Phipps said there is something new to look forward to every year, but […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Suspect in custody following hours-long standoff at Anchorage apartment

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 25, 20:35

      Last updated at 6:32 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 26 A man who barricaded himself inside a Spenard apartment is in custody following an over 7-hour-long standoff with police and SWAT Thursday evening. Police were originally called to an apartment complex on the 3900 block of Northwood Drive around 5 p.m. where a man and […]

  • Alaska News

    At Goose Creek Prison, a program for second chances

    by Eric Ruble on Aug 25, 20:17

    Terral Wright has been a professional barber for about six months. A customer favorite at AK Fadez in South Anchorage, he prides himself on his attention to detail. “I’m turning this into a career path,” said Wright. His arrival at AK Fadez came after a long journey through the justice system. He was sentenced to […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Wasilla Library moves to new, multimillion-dollar facility

    by Heather Hintze on Aug 25, 19:01

    The Wasilla Public Library is on the move. The Main Street location will be closed for the next month while staff get settled into their new building on Crusey Street. With the help of AAA Moving and Storage they’re packing up all 55,000 books and loading them onto carts in a systematic order. “It’s a […]