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  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Mao Tosi discusses new group formed to address violence in Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 04, 7:38

    Concerned Anchorage residents recently created a group to address violence in the community. They call the group We Are Anchorage, and they want to let people know the city’s recent shootings are not what Anchorage is all about.

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Classes cancelled for four Mat-Su Valley schools

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 04, 6:41

    Classes were cancelled at four schools in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School Wednesday because of icy road conditions, officials say. The closed schools include: Willow Elementary School, Talkeetna Elementary School, Trapper Creek Elementary School and the Su-Valley Junior/Senior High School. All other schools are still open. If students attend a non-traditional Mat-Su school, the district says […]

  • Alaska

    Funding cuts threaten Alaskan nonprofits

    by Shannon Ballard on Mar 03, 22:48

    Alaska’s safety-net agencies are there to help residents during the hardest of times, but now they face a crisis of their own. Every year, the Department of Health and Social Services awards community matching grants to Alaskan nonprofits. Those funds are set to be downsized dramatically by the House Finance committee on Thursday. If they are, […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage proposes sale of Solid Waste Services’ collection unit

    by Kate McPherson on Mar 03, 22:10

    The Municipality of Anchorage is proposing to sell the collections division of Solid Waste Services (SWS). A resolution was introduced on behalf of Mayor Dan Sullivan at Tuesday night’s Anchorage Assembly meeting. Assemblyman Paul Honeman said the idea needs to be analyzed to make sure it’s in the best interest of the rate payer. “We […]

  • State

    Daylight saving time bill springs forward

    by Associated Press on Mar 03, 21:40

    A Senate committee has advanced legislation that would eliminate daylight saving time and allow for consideration of another time zone in Alaska. The bill would exempt Alaskans from advancing their clocks each spring. It would also direct the governor to ask the U.S. Department of Transportation to consider moving part or all of Alaska to […]

  • Alaska

    Valdez police teach residents safety preparedness

    by Jacquie Slater on Mar 03, 21:20

    The Valdez Police Department says their community is ready should an active shooter ever take aim at their city. Back in May of 2013, the department trained in a program called ALICE — which stands for alert, lockdown, inform, counter and evacuate. The program’s founder, Greg Crane, says it is designed to be a proactive […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Adjustable desks help Anchorage architecture firm improve employees’ health

    by Heather Hintze on Mar 03, 19:29

    One look inside KPB Architects’ new space and it’s evident it’s not your average office. Employees aren’t just standing around; they’re standing at their desks. “I’d say about 80 percent of the day I stand and work,” said interior designer Alisha Weiss. Every workstation has an adjustable table that raises and lowers so employees aren’t […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage food pantry reopens its doors after closing for a month

    by Dave Leval on Mar 03, 19:24

    Jade Ransom lined up for several hours before she could buy groceries. She is not alone as several dozen people waited outside the New Hope on the Last Frontier church on E Street, near downtown Anchorage, on Tuesday morning. Ransom and others have been waiting for the church’s pantry to reopen its doors since Feb. […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Downtown Anchorage business owner calls 2015 ‘worst year’ for Fur Rondy

    by Bonney Bowman on Mar 03, 17:42

    The Fur Rendezvous festival usually brings an annual influx of people and money into downtown Anchorage, but this year, it looks as if Mother Nature had different ideas for the Fourth Avenue festival. No snow forced organizers to cancel the dog sled races, typically Rondy’s biggest draw. Event organizers say the unseasonably warm temperatures, lack of […]

  • Weather News

    Alaska February climate numbers

    by Brett Shepard on Mar 03, 15:28

    February 2015 climate numbers for Anchorage, Annette, Barrow, Bethel, Cold Bay, Fairbanks, Juneau, King Salmon, Kodiak, Kotzebue, McGrath, Nome, St. Paul and Yakutat. These numbers were compiled by data obtained from the National Weather Service. Synopsis – The “winter that wasn’t” continued into the month of February as it was warmer than normal for the […]

  • Alaska

    Tuluksak emergency generator fails

    by Ben Matheson / KYUK on Mar 03, 15:28

    Tuluksak residents are now on the backup to the backup electric generator. The state flew out a second generator after part of the fan assembly failed Thursday, leaving the community without power for days for the second time in four months. Power was restored Sunday afternoon. Emily Ford is the Energy Policy and Outreach Manager […]

  • Crime

    Anchorage man sentenced to 9 years for armed bank robbery

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 03, 13:34

    An Anchorage man was sentenced to 9 years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to robbing a local bank and threatening a bank teller with a gun. James Surrells, 44, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Ralph R. Beistline to serve 108 months in prison for robbing the First National Bank of Alaska on Northern Lights […]

  • US/World

    Buddy Holly plane crash investigation to be reopened?

    by CBS News/Associated Press on Mar 03, 12:11

    The National Transportation Safety Board has agreed to consider reopening the investigation into the Iowa plane crash that killed musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, and pilot Roger Peterson. The Globe Gazette reports that the board has agreed to consider another investigation after receiving a letter from L.J. Coon, an experienced pilot from New […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Prehistoric tool found in Sitka landslide

    by Shannon Kemp on Mar 03, 11:56

    Two hydrologists taking geological samples from the site of a landslide in Sitka made an unexpected discovery — what appeared at first to be a “cool weathered rock” instead turned out to be a prehistoric hammer. Sitka Ranger District hydrologist Marty Becker and Tongass Forest Supervisors Office hydrologist K.K. Prussian were collecting rock samples in […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Voter registration deadline looms for Anchorage election

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 03, 11:46

    Anchorage residents have until Sunday, March 8 to register to vote in the April municipal election. Residents must be at least 18 years old on Election Day — April 7 — for their vote to count. This Sunday is also the last day you can update your voter information, according to a release from the municipality. […]

  • US/World

    House votes to fund Department of Homeland Security through September

    by Jake Miller / CBS News on Mar 03, 11:42

    They came, they saw, they blinked. The House of Representatives passed a bill on Tuesday funding the Department of Homeland Security through the end of September, effectively ending a congressional standoff that nearly shut the department down at the end of last week. The bill, identical to a measure that passed the Senate last Friday, passed […]

  • US/World

    David Petraeus enters plea deal with Justice Department

    by CBS News/Associated Press on Mar 03, 11:26

    The U.S. Department of Justice announced in a statement that former CIA director and top U.S. general in Afghanistan and Iraq, David Petraeus, has agreed to plead guilty to mishandling classified materials. Petraeus will now be able to avoid a trial over whether he gave classified materials to his mistress and biographer, Paula Broadwell, while […]

  • Travel Tuesday

    Travel Tuesday takes to New Orleans

    by Daybreak Staff on Mar 03, 11:15

    If you can’t wait any longer for those warmer temperatures, a flight to New Orleans for spring break might be in order. Daybreak Travel Guru Scott McMurren is already there. He joined the Daybreak crew via Skype Tuesday morning to share some of his experiences down south, should you want to follow his lead. Alaska Airlines recently […]

  • Crime

    Mat-Su Valley high-speed chase ends with suspect up a tree

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 03, 10:47

    An Alaska State Trooper car chase ended with a suspect hiding in a cottonwood tree Monday. Troopers first spotted 38-year-old Jason Rose driving a blue Jeep Cherokee along the Palmer-Wasilla Highway around 5:30 p.m. Rose had three outstanding warrants for his arrest, and when troopers tried to pull him over he fled, leading troopers on […]

  • DayBreak

    National Geographic photographer to speak in Anchorage

    by Daybreak Staff on Mar 03, 8:52

    One of the first women photographers at National Geographic, Annie Griffiths, is speaking in part of the Anchorage Museum’s National Geographic live speaker series Tuesday night. She says the key to capturing a great photograph is to get closer. “I tell young photographers to really try to get content into their images,” Griffiths said. “Make […]