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Anchorage Assembly approves 2016 budget in 7-4 vote

Alaska Politics

UPDATE: Governor says he's not privy to some information as lead of state gas line project


Muni unveils safety improvements for downtown transit center


Anchorage woman struggles to navigate snow-covered sidewalks with her walker


Anchorage School District grapples with more students who have food allergies




  • Alaska News

    Alaska wants Fairbanks area split into 2 air quality zones

    by Associated Press on Nov 25, 7:50

    The state of Alaska is calling on the federal government to split Fairbanks and North Pole into separate smoke pollution non-attainment areas. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/1PNxtJE) that the state’s request comes as the Fairbanks North Star Borough faces tougher rules for smoke emissions, mainly due to worsening emissions in the North Pole area. […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Freezing rain closes schools again in Mat-Su Borough

    by Daybreak Staff on Nov 25, 5:52

    The following schools will be closed today, Nov. 25, due to freezing rain, according to the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District: * Willow Elementary * Trapper Creek Elementary * Talkeetna Elementary * Su-Valley Junior, Senior High * Houston Middle and High School * Big Lake Elementary * Beryozova K-12 School All but one school was closed yesterday […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage Assembly approves 2016 budget in 7-4 vote

    by Eric Ruble on Nov 24, 23:11

    The Anchorage Assembly has passed the 2016 budget proposed by Mayor Ethan Berkowitz. In a 7-4 vote, the Assembly approved the most recent version of the $481 million budget with no amendments to the version submitted Tuesday. Despite an $11 million shortfall, next year’s budget is $2 million smaller than the previous year’s thanks to […]

  • Local

    UAA women’s basketball team makes a statement at Great Alaska Shootout

    by Dave Goldman on Nov 24, 23:04

    Division I Pepperdine is rebuilding. Division II University of Alaska Anchorage is rolling. In a game that was never in doubt, the host and seventh-ranked UAA dismantled an overmatched Pepperdine Waves from the West Coast Conference 94-61 in the opening round of the women’s GCI Great Alaska Shootout at Alaska Airlines Center. UAA is no stranger to beating Division I teams. This marked […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Muni unveils safety improvements for downtown transit center

    by Shannon Ballard on Nov 24, 22:34

    Tuesday at the downtown transit center looked just like any other day — around noon, a man was passed out inside bus 14 heading to Government Hill. The route was delayed. Just this year, People Mover security has removed nearly 5,000 transients from the downtown stop for violations such as prostitution, drinking or selling drugs. Many […]

  • Alaska News

    USCG crew medevacs 70-year-old man who fell from cliff

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 24, 21:45

    The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a 70-year-old man to Juneau after he fell of a 30-foot cliff Tuesday. The Juneau Police Department contacted the USCG reporting the man’s head was injured when he fell from the cliff near Funter Bay, “approximately 200 yards from the state dock,” according to a Coast Guard statement. A MH-60 […]

  • Alaska News

    Cable TV hunting show hosts pleads guilty in poaching case

    by Associated Press on Nov 24, 21:31

    The host of a cable TV hunting show has pleaded guilty as part of an investigation into poaching on a remote national preserve in Alaska. The terms of a plea deal signed by Clark W. Dixon on Monday call for an 18-month prison sentence, a $75,000 fine and forfeiture of trophies and weapons that the […]

  • Only in Alaska

    Young PFD recipient donates $100 to Alaska Zoo through Pick.Click.Give.

    by Heather Hintze on Nov 24, 21:21

    The Alaska Zoo is one of Haddi Lofgren’s favorite places. The two-year-old is particularly fond of the wolves. “She is a big fan of dogs and I think she resonates with the wolves because we have puppies at home,” her mom, Amanda Lofgren, explained. Lofgren takes her kids to the zoo almost every weekend. When […]

  • Alaska Politics

    UPDATE: Governor says he’s not privy to some information as lead of state gas line project

    by Liz Raines on Nov 24, 20:30

    Gov. Bill Walker says he is the lead on the state’s project for a natural gas pipeline, but says he isn’t privy to certain information negotiated on the project with some state commissioners because they’ve signed confidentiality agreements and he hasn’t. In a phone interview late Tuesday night, the governor said he is not involved in […]

  • Alaska News

    Holiday drive seeks laptops for foster youth

    by Lauren Maxwell on Nov 24, 20:25

    An annual drive to help foster youth by providing them with laptops is underway. Rep. Les Gara is once again coordinating with the nonprofit Facing Foster Care in Alaska to try and get laptops into the hands of foster youth. Gara said Alaska is facing a record number of children in foster care this year […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage woman struggles to navigate snow-covered sidewalks with her walker

    by Sierra Starks on Nov 24, 20:04

    At 9 a.m. on a Tuesday morning, Lisa Harris-Chiklak is on her way to her local food pantry. Harris-Chiklak says she’s out of groceries; she’s hoping to get some help from New Hope on the Last Frontier, located on E Street in South Addition. The walk to New Hope is a little more than a half-mile […]

  • Health

    Anchorage School District grapples with more students who have food allergies

    by Lauren Maxwell on Nov 24, 19:49

    Food allergies in children are becoming more common, and you don’t have to look further than the Anchorage School District to see that. Approximately eight percent of children have food allergies, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. At ASD, that translates to at least 4,000 students. “Even just about 10 years ago […]

  • US/World

    NATO urges calm after Turkey shoots down Russian plane

    by Holly Williams & David Martin / CBS News on Nov 24, 17:14

    The head of NATO is calling for calm tonight after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane, killing at least one of two pilots. It’s the first time the North Atlantic alliance has downed a Russian or Soviet plane since the 1950s. Russian President Vladimir Putin insists the plane was in Syrian airspace. But the Turks released […]

  • Alaska News

    Anchorage woman found dead near Shungnak

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 24, 16:14

    An Anchorage woman was found dead Sunday between the villages of Shungnak and Kobuk. Alaska State Troopers were told 31-year-old Nichael Snell was overdue from a trip between villages on Saturday. At 4:41 p.m., troopers and the Northwest Arctic Borough Search and Rescue Volunteers conducted a search for her, according to an online trooper dispatch. […]

  • Health

    E. coli outbreak linked to Costco chicken salad

    by Associated Press on Nov 24, 15:36

    Nineteen people in seven states, including Washington and California, have contracted E. coli in an outbreak linked to chicken salad bought at Costco, federal health officials said Tuesday. People who bought chicken salad at any U.S. Costco store on or before Friday were advised to throw it away, even if no one has gotten sick. The […]

  • Alaska News

    State buys out TransCanada’s interest in gas project

    by Associated Press on Nov 24, 12:32

    The state of Alaska has completed its acquisition of TransCanada Corp.’s interest in a major gas project. Gov. Bill Walker, in a release, called it an historic day. Legislators earlier this month approved funding for the state to buy out the Canadian pipeline company’s interest in the project, giving the state a greater stake. The […]

  • Alaska News

    Avalanche blocks road in Hatcher Pass area, hampering search for missing skier

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 24, 11:42

    Updated on Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 12:23 p.m. ANCHORAGE – An avalanche has blocked a road in the Hatcher Pass area, authorities say, which is hindering efforts to find a missing skier last heard from Sunday. The Tuesday morning avalanche occurred about a half mile from the Archangel Road Trailhead and has blocked Hatcher Pass […]

  • Alaska News

    Dani Crosby appointed to Anchorage Superior Court

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 24, 11:04

    Gov. Bill Walker has appointed Dani Crosby to the Anchorage Superior Court. Crosby — who has practiced law for almost 20 years — will replace outgoing Judge Michael Spaan, who is retiring at the end of the month. Crosby’s law experience has centered on employment issues, business disputes and family law. For the past two […]

  • DayBreak

    Holiday Fashion in Alaska: Standing out while staying warm

    by Daybreak Staff on Nov 24, 10:43

    From sequins and sparkles to big sweaters and boots, tis the season to stand out this holiday season. Holiday fashion is all about looking good at your upcoming holiday parties and gatherings but still dressing for Alaska’s winter weather. Fashion experts recommend layers with a pop of pattern or fun leggings for the girls. Men, […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    ‘Shop Small’ movement gains momentum in Anchorage

    by Sierra Starks on Nov 24, 8:50

    Small business owners across Anchorage are gearing up for Small Business Saturday, evident by the blue “Shop Small” stickers posted on storefronts. John Clark with Skinny Raven Sports says it’s usually the big businesses that get all the love on Black Friday. “We’re not a big place like Best Buy,” said Clark, whose official title […]