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  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check: Rhythm Future Quartet

    by Daybreak Staff on Mar 24, 13:15

    Keeping the genre of gypsy jazz alive, the acoustic ensemble Rhythm Future Quartet will be touring Alaska for two weeks. Their first stop is downtown Anchorage. From there they will cross the state, going from Kodiak to Skagway. According to violinist Jason Anick, gypsy jazz is a style of music that was pioneered in France during […]

  • Alaska News

    Small explosion detected at volcano in Aleutian Islands

    by Associated Press on Mar 24, 13:08

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Another volcano in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands is showing signs of unrest. Bogoslof Volcano has been erupting periodically since mid-December. On Friday, the Alaska Volcano Observatory detected a small explosion at Cleveland Volcano. Geologists say the event at 8:15 a.m. did not last long and was similar to or smaller than other […]

  • Alaska Politics

    After drawn-out fight, budget quietly passes Alaska House

    by Associated Press on Mar 24, 13:03

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A version of the state operating budget passed the Alaska House with little fanfare Friday, following a drawn-out floor debate and bickering about process. Debate on the budget began March 13, with final arguments delivered a week later. An initial vote was taken Monday but the bill was held for reconsideration. […]

  • Adopt-a-Pet

    Daybreak Adopt-A-Pet: March 24, 2017

    by Daybreak Staff on Mar 24, 13:00

    From Anchorage Animal Care and Control: Easter has come early to Anchorage Animal Care and Control where there are four sweet, cuddly, soft, adorable bunnies; four mice and one cat who are looking for new homes. Bunnies are social animals who like spending time out of their cages and in your lap. Especially if you […]

  • US/World

    GOP pulls health care overhaul off House floor

    by Associated Press on Mar 24, 10:16

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 4:40 p.m. President Donald Trump says he would be willing to reopen negotiations for a health care bill with Democrats if the Affordable Care Act fails. Trump told reporters Friday that he would be “open to it” if Democrats wanted to work on […]

  • U.S. Politics

    US imposes sanctions on China, North Korea entities, people

    by Associated Press on Mar 24, 8:32

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Trump administration is imposing sanctions on 30 foreign companies and people from 10 countries, including China. The State Department said Friday that the entities and people contribute to activity that “only serves to escalate regional conflicts further and poses a significant threat to regional security.” The statement says that a group […]

  • Health

    Volunteers at Covenant House help assemble Narcan kits

    by Lauren Maxwell on Mar 24, 8:15

    Narcan has been called a life-saving drug that can stop a heroin overdose in its tracks. That’s one reason why the federal government is paying millions of dollars to help states get more of it into the hands of citizens. A $4.2 million grant is helping the Alaska Department of Heath and Social Services (DHSS) pay for […]

  • Alaska News

    Kenai Assembly defeats proposal to drop invocation policy

    by Associated Press on Mar 24, 7:57

    KENAI, Alaska (AP) – Though legal challenges still remain, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly has defeated a proposal to drop its controversial invocation policy. The Peninsula Clarion reported Wednesday that the assembly voted down an ordinance that would have repealed the section of code allowing for an invocation before meetings. Policy currently allows invocations from members […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaskans march against domestic violence and sexual assault

    by Shannon Ballard on Mar 23, 19:54

    Communities across Alaska are taking steps forward, marching in solidarity against what they call an epidemic of domestic violence and sexual assault. On Thursday, the Zonta Club of Anchorage organized a march from the Delaney Park Strip to Town Square Park. Roughly 100 people attended. Demonstrations such as this are at the center of the state’s […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Alaska Senate passes bill to allow Uber, Lyft in Alaska

    by Liz Raines on Mar 23, 19:24

    The Alaska Senate passed a bill Thursday that gives ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft the green light in Alaska. The measure passed 14 to 5, but not without lengthy debate. Lawmakers spent more than four hours going over the Senate Bill 14. Members of the Democratic minority raised concerns about a provision that allows […]

  • Military

    Military props up Alaska’s economy in tough financial times

    by Liz Raines on Mar 23, 19:07

    Alaska’s military leaders are worried the state could become a target for North Korea, and that has armed forces ramping up. Top military officials in Alaska gave state lawmakers an update on the state of the military Thursday, one that shows the new efforts go beyond public safety to helping protect the state’s economy. Alaska’s purse […]

  • Reality Check w/ John Tracy

    Reality Check w/ John Tracy: To vote or not to vote

    by John Tracy on Mar 23, 18:31

    So, here’s a question for you. Do you know who’s running for Anchorage Assembly in your area? Chances are you don’t. Don’t feel bad about that. I have to confess that up until I started writing this commentary, I didn’t know the candidates in my area either, and the election is just 12 days away. […]

  • Local

    Results: ASAA high school basketball quarterfinals

    by Dave Goldman on Mar 23, 17:05

    Girls 3A Quarterfinals Sitka 78 – Valdez 22 Four players scored in the double figures to lead the Sitka Wolves to an easy win over Valdez. Zosha Krupa scored 22 points in 20 minutes. Alexandra Kirby chipped in a double-double with ten points and ten rebounds. Anchorage Christian 54 – Galena 37 After a slow […]

  • U.S. Politics

    White House tells House Republicans ,’Let’s vote’ on health care bill

    by Associated Press on Mar 23, 16:44

    The Latest on the upcoming health care vote in the House (all times local): 7:50 p.m. President Donald Trump wants the House to vote on the health care bill, and Republicans say a vote will occur Friday. White House officials had a simple message to a divided House Republican caucus on the bill: “Let’s vote.” […]

  • DayBreak

    Results mostly positive with ASD’s fitness trackers

    by Daybreak Staff on Mar 23, 12:33

    In the fall of 2015 the Anchorage School District handed out a device called “Sqord” to students in 36 schools. The device is similar to a Fitbit watch and connects a social online world with activity tracking. Kids accumulated points based on how active they were and can compare with friends and classmates. The initiative […]

  • DayBreak

    See the Easter Bunny and more on the railroad’s Easter Train

    by Daybreak Staff on Mar 23, 12:31

    Families looking to get out of Anchorage and celebrate spring and Easter can hop on board the Alaska Railroad’s Easter Train on April 8. The train will depart from Anchorage twice, once in the morning and in the afternoon. The total ride is expected to last two and a half hours. It will head down the […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Update: Murkowski doesn’t want to see health plan rushed

    by Associated Press on Mar 23, 12:25

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Latest on the federal health care debate (all times local): 2:20 p.m. U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski cautioned against a “reckless” approach to changing the federal health care law, saying it’s important to get it right. During a Facebook Live event Thursday afternoon, the Alaska Republican said she could not support […]

  • Crime

    Suspect arrested in overnight standoff charged with kidnapping, animal cruelty

    by KTVA 11 News on Mar 23, 12:09

    The Anchorage Police Department (APD) said it received information Thursday morning that a woman was being held captive inside her home by her boyfriend, who did not live at the residence and was armed with a knife. Police were also informed the suspect, 28-year-old James Roy Nanalook, had strangled the woman’s two cats, according to […]

  • Crime

    Palmer man indicted for 2016 double homicide eligible for death penalty

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 23, 11:34

    John Pearl Smith II, a Palmer man, could face life in prison or the death penalty if he’s convicted of numerous crimes, including the murders of Wasilla residents Crystal Denardi and Ben Gross. The investigation into their deaths began on June 5, 2016. Troopers said around 4 a.m. they received a 911 call about a possible shooting. […]

  • News

    FCC approves measures intended to combat prison cellphones

    by Associated Press on Mar 23, 8:15

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Federal officials have taken a step toward increasing safety in prisons by making it easier to find and seize cellphones obtained illegally by inmates. The Federal Communications Commission unanimously voted Thursday to approve rules to streamline the process for using technology to detect and block contraband phones in prisons and jails […]