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  • Military

    Alaskans work out to end veteran suicide

    by John Thain on Feb 22, 19:15

    A special workout took place on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Wednesday in an effort to raise awareness for suicide and depression. On average, 22 of our nation’s veterans take their own lives every day, according to Mission 22. This workout, organized by 907 Crossfit, aims to get people together and put the issue out in the […]

  • News

    Stunning space discovery: 7 Earth-size planets found orbiting dwarf star

    by William Harwood / CBS News on Feb 22, 19:00

    Astronomers have discovered seven roughly Earth-size planets very close to a cool dwarf star some 39 light-years from Earth, including three orbiting in the star’s habitable zone where liquid water, a key ingredient for life as it’s known on Earth, could be present, researchers announced Wednesday. The record-setting star system is the first to feature […]

  • Forecasts

    Alaska Weather Forecast – Feb. 22, 2017

    by KTVA Weather on Feb 22, 18:51

    A blizzard warning was issued for St. Lawrence Island, and a winter storm watch is in effect tonight for parts of western Alaska, according to meteorologist Carlos Faura. Follow KTVA 11’s Weather Team on Facebook and Twitter. Got a weather-related photo or story idea? Email the team at weather@ktva.com.

  • Health

    Food stamps and sweets: Should they be kept apart?

    by Aimee Picchi/CBS News on Feb 22, 18:32

    The food-stamp program is credited with helping 44 million people in America afford groceries, providing what supporters say is a needed benefit for some of the country’s most vulnerable. Yet critics of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) say the anti-hunger program is easily abused, and the latest questions about the program are stirring a […]

  • Workforce Wednesday

    Workforce Wednesday: Engineering in Alaska

    by Daybreak Staff on Feb 22, 16:11

    Alaska is home to dozens of engineering specialties, ranging from civil to mechanical, aerospace to ship building. If there’s a big infrastructure project, chances are there was an engineer involved. Engineers also make a broad salary, averaging anywhere from $46 to $73 per hour, according to Cassie Ostrander, a spokesperson for the Alaska Process Industry […]

  • Only in Alaska

    Public asked to help count Anchorage moose

    by Heather Hintze on Feb 22, 15:54

    Biologists at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game need your help to count moose around the Anchorage Bowl. They haven’t been able to do their annual aerial surveys for the past few years because of bad weather and low snow. For the first time, the department is asking for the public’s help to track moose […]

  • Military

    Coast Guard awards polar icebreaker design study contracts

    by KTVA / AP on Feb 22, 15:41

    The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded five fixed-price contracts for design studies and analysis of new heavy polar icebreakers. Coast Guard and Navy personnel will use the studies to refine heavy polar icebreaker specifications. “These contracts will provide invaluable data and insight as we seek to meet schedule and affordability objectives,” Rear Adm. Michael Haycock, […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Trump administration reverses Obama-era policies on transgender bathrooms

    by Emily Schultheis / CBS News on Feb 22, 15:41

    President Donald Trump’s administration on Wednesday reversed Obama-era policies requiring that public schools allow transgender students to use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity. It will now be up to states and school districts to interpret whether federal sex discrimination law applies to gender identity. A letter sent to schools nationwide Wednesday by […]

  • DayBreak

    Running with the reindeer at Fur Rondy

    by Daybreak Staff on Feb 22, 15:03

    The Fur Rendezvous tradition, the Running of the Reindeer is entering its 10th year.  According to the event page, it’s a mellower version of running with the bulls in Pamploma, Spain, and pits person against reindeer. There are four different groups, or “herds,” people can join — one each for women and men, couples and tourists, […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Murkowski vows ‘no’ vote on repealing Medicaid expansion, defunding Planned Parenthood

    by Liz Raines on Feb 22, 14:45

    Last updated at 6:31 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22 Sen. Lisa Murkowski addressed the Alaska Legislature Wednesday morning for the 15th time since taking office in 2002. It’s an annual speech that she and the rest of Alaska’s congressional delegation deliver to update members of the Legislature on work in Washington, D.C. Beyond laying out her […]

  • DayBreak

    Celebrating Black History Month and the members of the military

    by Daybreak Staff on Feb 22, 13:42

    Because of the Brave is a photography project that recognizes military members, and celebrates Black History Month. The founder and person behind the project, Victoria Baldwin, said she got the idea while she was deployed to Kuwait in 2014. She’d snap a portrait of different service members, and ask them why they chose to join the […]

  • Alaska News

    AST: Deaths of 2 Soldotna people found dead in Bronco an accident

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 22, 13:31

    The deaths of two people, found dead in a burned Bronco last year, have been ruled accidental, according to Alaska State Troopers. In an online dispatch, the agency wrote that impairment and carbon monoxide inhalation were factors in Daniel Duck and Joni Pearcy’s deaths. On Nov. 20, Soldotna troopers received a missing persons for Duck […]

  • Sci/Tech

    DC-based for decades, Apollo 11 capsule to go on road trip

    by Associated Press on Feb 22, 11:22

    CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) – The Apollo 11 command module, which traveled more than 950,000 miles to take Americans to the moon and back in 1969, is going on a road trip, leaving the Smithsonian for the first time in more than four decades. The capsule, named “Columbia,” went on a tour of U.S. capitals following […]

  • Alaska News

    Company plans more flights over leaking Cook Inlet pipeline

    by Associated Press on Feb 22, 8:59

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A leaking underwater pipeline continues to spew natural gas into Cook Inlet. The gas is bubbling from an 8-inch Hilcorp Alaska, LLC, pipeline that supplies processed natural gas to four drilling platforms. The Department of Environmental Conservation says Hilcorp flew over the pipeline Saturday and Sunday but could not see bubbles […]

  • Politics

    Alaskans weigh in on new deportation rules from Trump administration

    by Eric Ruble on Feb 21, 22:27

    New rules from the Department of Homeland Security regarding illegal immigration will allow for increased deportations. The rules, announced Tuesday by Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, outline a number of ways the government will speed up deportations. It requests the hiring of 10,000 new Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel, publicizing crimes illegal immigrants […]

  • Money

    Lovers of Italian olive oil in for some sticker shock

    by Associated Press on Feb 21, 21:59

    From specialty shops in Rome to supermarkets around the world, lovers of Italian olive oil are in for some sticker shock this year, with prices due to jump by as much as 20 percent. The combination of bad weather and pests hit the harvest in Southern Europe, most of all in Italy, where production is […]

  • Alaska News

    Attorney: Some victims, witnesses of crimes may not feel safe coming forward under immigration changes

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 21, 21:33

    Robin Bronen is an Anchorage attorney and the executive director of the Alaska Institute for Justice, which works to protect human rights, refugees and immigrants, among other things. She sat down with Joe Vigil to discuss recently released guidelines from the Department of Homeland Security regarding immigration and deportation. Bronen said one concern with the new […]

  • Iditarod

    Meet the KTVA Iditarod team

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 21, 21:17

    While mushers finish preparing their dog teams to take on the Iditarod, a KTVA team is gathering their gear and packing their bags to take on the trail, too. The KTVA crew won’t be traveling by sled, but by plane, helicopter and snowmachine. They’ll be documenting the historic race from the sky and by foot. […]

  • Crime

    Suspect arraigned on new charges related to deadly shooting

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 21, 21:06

    A man accused of killing an Anchorage 19-year-old appeared in court Tuesday on two new charges in the case. Christopher Birotte, 23, was arraigned for first-degree murder and first-degree attempted murder in connection to a Jan. 24 shooting that resulted in the death of Tiwan Johnson. Birotte was previously arraigned on other charges of second-degree […]

  • Weather News

    KTVA Weather Lab: Scenic Park Elementary School

    by Melissa Frey on Feb 21, 20:33

    In this week’s KTVA Weather Lab, I visited Scenic Park Elementary School. The third-graders in Ms. Westfall’s class are learning that the sun is always shining, regardless of what the weather looks like outside their window. While I was there, they asked me the Weather Lab Question of the Week: How do clouds get their shapes? Every Tuesday, […]