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  • Alaska Politics

    Governor renews demand for fiscal fix, unveils plan to combat opioid epidemic

    by Liz Raines on Jan 19, 0:09

    Gov. Bill Walker’s State of the State address Wednesday was similar to his speech last year. It was serious, mainly focused on the budget, but did prompt a few laughs, like when he told lawmakers about an incident from his youth where he had to drive home to Valdez from Delta Junction in reverse. For […]

  • Money

    YWCA Alaska tackles pay equality between men, women

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 19, 0:02

    In Alaska, women make up 48 percent of the workforce, but only earn an average of $.67 for every dollar men make for the same work. Because of this, Alaska has been ranked 48 out of all 50 state for pay equality. The YWCA Alaska is halfway through its two-year EconEquity Initiative, which aims to […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Gov. Walker to attend Trump inauguration

    by Liz Raines on Jan 18, 20:55

    Gov. Bill Walker will be among the governors in attendance at the presidential inauguration on Friday. The Republican-turned-Independent did not make public his support for candidates in the 2016 presidential campaign. Katie Marquette, spokesperson for Walker, said that as an Independent governor, Walker is committed to working with any presidential administration for the good of […]

  • Alaska News

    Bethel police: Napaskiak man dies from injuries sustained in snowmobile crash

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 18, 20:13

    A Napaskiak man died after a snowmobile crash on Friday morning, Bethel police report. The Bethel Police Department announced the death of 28-year-old James Joekay Jr. in a Facebook post about the crash. BPD and the local fire department responded to a report about the crash around 8:30 a.m., police wrote. They found Joekay with his snowmobile […]

  • Weather News

    Temperatures drop to record levels, school canceled

    by Melissa Frey on Jan 18, 20:11

    As temperatures dropped Wednesday, new records were set in Alaska. Most of the Interior dropped to 50 to 60 below zero, including McGrath, which saw some of the coldest temperatures in five years. The official thermometer dropped to 53 degrees below zero, cold enough to cancel school. The principal of the school said 50 below […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Providence hospital first in Alaska to install NICU webcams

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jan 18, 19:40

    Parents who’ve had a baby spend time in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of a hospital often say how difficult it is to be separated from their child, even for a short period of time. That’s one of the reasons Providence Alaska Medical Center has become the first hospital in the state to install live-streaming […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Maintenance crews dig out thousands of hydrants after snowstorm

    by Heather Hintze on Jan 18, 19:08

    Maintenance crews are digging out thousands of fire hydrants after the weekend snowstorm. Alaska Water and Wastewater Utility (AWWU) is responsible for clearing about 7,400 hydrants around the Anchorage Bowl. Journeyman Marshall Kennon said he can shovel out up to 50 hydrants a day. That involves clearing a 6-foot diameter around the hydrant, then checking […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Watch Live: Gov. Walker gives 2017 State of the State address

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 18, 18:40

      State of the State Address Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. Watch live coverage of Gov. Bill Walker’s remarks from the Alaska State Capitol in Juneau. (Video will begin shortly before 7 p.m.) Web stream provided by 360 North/Gavel Alaska.  

  • University of Alaska

    Grades cost 2 UAA Seawolves the rest of the women’s basketball season

    by Dave Leval on Jan 18, 18:23

    The University of Alaska Anchorage women’s basketball team is in Seattle. However, two players did not make the trip with the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) leaders who will play at rival Seattle Pacific University Thursday. Their seasons are done. Junior guard Kaitlyn Hurley and junior forward Dominique Thomas have been declared academically ineligible by the […]

  • Crime

    Grunwald case suspect now faces federal child porn charges

    by Shannon Ballard on Jan 18, 17:00

    Devin Peterson’s long list of child pornography-related charges has grown to include two federal charges. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because the 18-year-old is one of the five Valley teens arrested in connection with David Grunwald’s murder. Alaska State Troopers seized Peterson’s phone during that investigation and found a disturbing video that could send […]

  • US/World

    By the numbers: Donald Trump’s $200 million inauguration

    by Aimee Picchi/CBS News on Jan 18, 16:19

    Last Updated Jan 18, 2017 5:45 PM EST Donald Trump has promised that his inauguration will “very, very special, very beautiful.” By one measure, the event will definitely be as “bigly” as Mr. Trump envisions, given his inaugural committee has raised a record $90 million in private donations to help cover the tab. And oh, […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska volcano erupts again, sends ash cloud to 31,000 feet

    by KTVA / AP on Jan 18, 16:07

    An Alaska volcano active since mid-December has erupted again. Bogoslof Volcano in the Aleutian lslands erupted at 1:20 p.m. Wednesday and sent up an ash cloud that pilots reported was estimated at 31,000 feet. “Bogoslof volcano is in an active eruption sequence that began on December 16, though retrospective analysis suggests unrest may have started […]

  • Alaska News

    Troopers: Fairbanks man overdue from snowmachine trip found dead

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 18, 15:36

    Search teams found a Fairbanks man’s body Tuesday after he didn’t return home from a snowmachine trip. Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters said in an online dispatch that 27-year-old Travis Loughridge was reported missing on Monday morning; the same day he was expected to return from his trip. Loughridge left Shungnak on Friday around noon […]

  • Weather News

    Coldest temperatures in several years recorded around Alaska

    by Rachael Penton on Jan 18, 14:35

    A statewide cold snap is underway in Alaska. Numerous locations through the central and western Interior recorded temperatures in range of minus 40 to minus 55. The Fairbanks International Airport recorded a temperature of 50 below zero for the first time since Jan. 29, 2012. Ralph M. Calhoun Memorial Airport in Tanana observed a temperature of […]

  • Crime

    Anchorage police shut down section of Northern Lights to stop car theft

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 18, 13:45

    Updated at 5:10 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18 Police shut down a section of Northern Lights Boulevard in Anchorage as officers tried to stop a stolen vehicle. Late Wednesday morning, the Anchorage Police Department sent a text message alert stating that traffic was stopped on Northern Lights between Nichols and Bragaw Streets. According to an officer […]

  • Workforce Wednesday

    Workforce Wednesday: Millwrights

    by Daybreak Staff on Jan 18, 13:18

    Millwrights are precision industrial mechanics that work on compressors, turbines and other heavy equipment. This field includes high paying jobs servicing equipment that keeps Alaska’s major industries, like fishing and mining, afloat. Interested? The only place in Alaska to get trained is the Prince William Sound College in Valdez. The nationally accredited program is comprised […]

  • Local

    Former West High football star Fa’amasino heads to New Mexico State

    by Dave Goldman on Jan 18, 12:14

    Lui Fa’amasino knew the odds. Yet, he went against them and won. Nationally, only 2.5 percent of high schoolers who play football make it to the Division I level. The former West Anchorage High School star graduated two years ago. He moved on to Los Angeles Harbor Junior College. As a linebacker there, his play generated […]

  • Sci/Tech

    For third straight time, Earth sets hottest year record

    by KTVA / AP on Jan 18, 7:08

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Government scientists say the Earth sizzled to a third straight heat record last year. They mostly blame man-made global warming with help from a natural El Nino, which has since disappeared. Last year was also the warmest year on record for Alaska, since records were first taken in the state in 1925. […]

  • U.S. Politics

    CBS Poll: More Americans disapprove than approve Trump’s handling of transition

    by Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus, Kabir Khanna and Anthony Salvanto on Jan 18, 6:55

    It has been 10 weeks since Donald Trump was elected president, and more Americans disapprove (48 percent) than approve (37 percent) of the way he has handled his presidential transition.  They are split on his cabinet picks. Views divide heavily along party lines. Just days before his inauguration, Donald Trump’s favorable rating (32 percent) is […]

  • Energy

    Idaho company sees record silver production at Alaska mine

    by Associated Press on Jan 18, 6:35

    A metal mine in southeast Alaska has reached its highest level of silver production since an Idaho-based company took full ownership of the property in 2008. The Alaska Journal of Commerce reports that Hecla Mining Co. released its 2016 results last week for the Greens Creek mine west of Juneau. The mine produced 9.3 million […]