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  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Government Hill welcomes shutdown of the Kink Arm Crossing

    by Heather Hintze on Jun 30, 11:13

    Gov. Bill Walker’s announcement Wednesday that he was shutting down the Knik Arm Crossing was welcome news for Stephanie Kelser. “It could have easily been one of the biggest boondoggles in the state in terms of the amount of money lost and the continuing amount of money year after year,” she said, referring to the […]

  • Military

    Pentagon ends ban on transgender troops in military

    by CNN / AP on Jun 30, 10:38

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon will let transgender individuals serve openly in the U.S. military, ending one of the last bans on service in the armed forces. Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced the change Thursday. Carter says it’s the right thing to do. He says only a person’s qualifications should matter, and that there should […]

  • Alaska News

    Ketchikan dock repairs complete after cruise ship crash

    by Associated Press on Jun 30, 8:12

    Repairs to a Ketchikan dock that was damaged in early June by a cruise ship have been completed ahead of schedule. The Ketchikan Daily News reports that Anchorage-based Turnagain Marine Construction was awarded the $928,000 contract for repairs at Berth 3, which was left unusable after the June 3 accident. Work was completed Tuesday and […]

  • Alaska News

    Air, ground search continues for hiker missing Nome Hiker

    by Associated Press on Jun 30, 8:05

    Updated at 8:05 a.m. on Thursday, June 30 A search will continue Thursday for a man missing out of Nome. Ground and air teams are looking for 36-year-old Joseph Balderas, who on Monday failed to show up for his job as a law clerk in the Nome court. Balderas’ vehicle was found along the Nome-Council […]

  • Mt. Marathon Race

    Friendly rivalry fuels women to attempt to break Mount Marathon record

    by Emily Carlson on Jun 29, 22:45

    In Alaska, the mountain racing community is small. So when powerhouse Najeeby Quinn felt an unfamiliar stride creeping up on her during a race a few years ago, she was immediately intrigued. “She almost passed me and I held her off by a second and I was like, ‘who are you?’” she said. That was […]

  • Alaska News

    AGDC president on AKLNG project: ‘Project is not moving forward’

    by Alexis Fernandez on Jun 29, 21:53

    The state of Alaska may soon be making some serious changes to the proposed Alaska liquefied natural gas pipeline plan, known as AKLNG. On Wednesday, Keith Meyer, the new head of the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC), gave an update to a House and Senate resources panel on the latest progress. Meyer told lawmakers the […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Education commissioner on Walker’s vetoes: Districts will bear burden of cuts

    by Eric Ruble on Jun 29, 20:54

    A reduction in education funding of more than $58 million could mean difficult decisions for Alaska schools during the coming months. The cuts come as part of Gov. Bill Walker’s $1.29 billion vetoes, announced Wednesday. “We’ve had multiple years of these cuts, and I think people are starting to worry,” said Aaron Poe, a member […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Fireworks shows get OK from Anchorage fire chief

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jun 29, 19:47

    The Anchorage Fire Department has given the green light for two fireworks shows on the Fourth of July. One will be held at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage, the other at Eagle River Lions Club Community Park in Eagle River. Fire Chief Denis LeBlanc said residents need to remember that fireworks are still illegal in Anchorage […]

  • Health

    FDA questions effectiveness of popular hand sanitizers

    by Associated Press on Jun 29, 19:02

    Federal health officials want to know whether hand sanitizers used by millions of Americans work as well as manufacturers claim — and whether there are any health risks to their growing use. The Food and Drug Administration is asking for new studies on how the antiseptic gels and rubs fight germs and get absorbed into the body, […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    AWWU announces intersection closure for water main repairs

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 29, 18:45

    The intersection of Tudor Road and Old Seward Highway will be closed from Friday night until early Wednesday morning, the Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility (AWWU) announced. The closure will begin at 8 p.m. Friday to allow AWWU personnel to make repairs to a water main that was damaged in May. Alaska Road Boring Company was […]

  • Crime

    Charging documents show woman found in car was tortured, shot before being killed

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 29, 17:17

    A late night DUI crash turned into a homicide investigation after police found a dead woman in the back of a vehicle Monday night. Charging documents against the driver, 34-year-old Benjamin Wilkins, revealed the woman had been severely injured and killed prior to the crash. Wilkins was detained on suspicion of intoxication after failing field sobriety […]

  • Outdoors

    Alaskans: Be bear aware with fish waste

    by Megan Edge on Jun 29, 13:50

    Fishermen, watch where you waste. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is asking you to dispose of any leftover fish parts and pieces in the appropriate areas. Tossing waste in the wrong places can be dangerous for bears and humans, plus it could lead to a fine. “It’s fishing season and folks need to […]

  • Crime

    3 teens arrested in kidnapping, robbery case

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 29, 13:50

    Updated at 7:41 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29 Alaska State Troopers and the Anchorage Police Department have filed charges against a group of teenagers after an alleged kidnapping, robbery and assault early Wednesday morning. Around 4 a.m., the three teens – 19-year-old Damien Peterson, 18-year-old Austin Barrett and 17-year-old Devin Peterson, all of Wasilla — allegedly assaulted […]

  • Workforce Wednesday

    Workforce Wednesday: 10 skills to master to impress an employer

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 29, 12:40

    Getting a job is all about knowing what to do and what not to do in order to get that interview, then climb the ladder, especially as the state’s job force becomes more competitive. Alaska Process Industry Careers Consortium’s (APICC) outreach coordinator meets with businesses statewide to get a better feel for the workforce. Martha […]

  • US/World

    Showing some skin: Army says sleeves can now be rolled up

    by KTVA 11 News on Jun 29, 12:16

      Just in time for the summer heat, the U.S. Army has granted permission for soldiers to roll up their sleeves. Now, commanders may give the green light to soldiers to roll up the sleeves on their Army combat uniforms. The authorization, effective immediately, was signed into action on June 28, according to an Army […]

  • DayBreak

    Doctor heals Alaskans with regenerative medicine

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 29, 11:46

    An innovative treatment that could eventually improve stubborn injuries like tennis elbow and knee tendonitis is now being offered in Alaska. It’s called regenerative medicine. Dr. Matthew Peterson, medical director at Algone Interventional Pain Clinic, said regenerative medicine utilizes the patients own blood to help them heal. Peterson went on to say it processes the […]

  • US/World

    Turkish PM outlines bombers’ airport attack tactics

    by CBS/AP on Jun 29, 11:39

    Last Updated Jun 29, 2016 3:00 PM EDT Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Wednesday one of the attackers at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport blew himself up outside, giving the other two the opportunity to get inside the building. “When the terrorists couldn’t pass the regular security system, when they couldn’t pass the scanners, police and security controls, […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Gov. Walker caps this year’s PFD checks at $1,000

    by Liz Raines on Jun 29, 11:20

    Updated at 11:40 a.m. on Wednesday, June 29 ANCHORAGE — In an unprecedented move, Gov. Bill Walker announced Wednesday morning he’s partially vetoing funding for the Alaska Permanent Fund dividend checks this fall – cutting them to $1,000 instead of an estimated $2,000 under current calculations. “The cuts we’re making are difficult, but we’re able […]

  • Crime

    Woman who knew victim found in crash says she ‘knew something was wrong’

    by Daniella Rivera on Jun 29, 9:29

    The last time Geraldine Turner saw 30-year-old Jacqueline Goodwin was Sunday when Goodwin spent the night in her home, which used to be an assisted living center. “She would go and come and go and come and go,” Turner said. She said for 14 years, she was like a mother to Goodwin, who didn’t have a […]

  • DayBreak

    Eagle River shop sees sweet start to ‘Row by Row’ quilting project

    by Sierra Starks on Jun 29, 8:14

    The phrase “Home Sweet Home” is posted in numerous places inside the Twisted Sisters’ Quilty Pleasures shop — hanging from the knob of a display cabinet, visible on the bathroom wall and printed on a laminated sign in the part of the shop dedicated to the Row by Row Experience. Row by Row, a shop-hop […]