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  • Obama in Alaska

    Alaskans gather at ‘Rising Together’ event to welcome President Obama

    by Daniella Rivera on Aug 31, 23:37

    Hundreds of Alaskans gathered at the Alaska Airlines Center to welcome President Obama Monday evening with an event called “Rising Together.” It was hosted by several groups, including the Alaska Federation of Natives, and was a time to celebrate this moment of history for Alaska and send a message to the president that his presence […]

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    WATCH: President Obama addresses GLACIER Conference

    by on Aug 31, 23:15

    President Barack Obama delivered a speech before the Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience (GLACIER) on Monday, touching on climate change in Arctic regions and its ecological and economic effects on Alaska and other northern nations. White House Transcript of the President’s GLACIER Conference Speech:  Thank you so much.  Thank […]

  • Alaska

    Arctic shipping updates offered at USARC’s final day in Nome

    by Emily Russell / KNOM on Aug 31, 22:01

    Renewable energy and port development were the focus of the final session of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission’s two day meeting in downtown Nome. Lorraine Cordova, project manager for the Alaska Deep Draft Arctic Port Study, offered port updates to the crowd and research suggestions to the commission. She commended Nome’s Port Director Joy Baker and […]

  • Forecasts

    Evening News Weather, Aug. 31

    by KTVA Weather on Aug 31, 20:28

    Kenai Peninsula/Prince William Sound Building high pressure will mean sunny skies and cold mornings for the next two days. With all the sunshine we’ll warm from the 30s to the upper 50s and around 60 on Tuesday and Wednesday.   Southeast Partial clearing with some lingering showers in the morning for the panhandle.   Interior/North […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Disability awareness at the Alaska State Fair

    by Shannon Ballard on Aug 31, 20:26

    Whether you go for the food, rides or exhibits, most everyone at the fair wants to have a good time. But simply getting around can be a challenge for some. This year, Access Alaska is hosting an awareness event at the fair to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. “We […]

  • Alaska

    Shell resumes operations after storm force Arctic stop

    by Associated Press on Aug 31, 20:07

    Royal Dutch Shell PLC has resumed operations after high winds and rough seas north of Alaska’s northern coast put a temporary stop to exploratory drilling in the Arctic Ocean. But Shell spokesman Curtis Smith says in a Monday email to The Associated Press that full operations, including drilling, will start again once a systems check […]

  • Obama in Alaska

    Police: No violence on first day of president’s visit

    by Lauren Maxwell on Aug 31, 18:51

    Anchorage police say there was no violence or unrest associated with day one of President Barack Obama’s visit to Anchorage, despite a rally on the park strip by a coalition of environmental groups who oppose his views on arctic drilling. Rebecca Noblin, with the Center for Biodiversity, says she welcomes the president’s visit to Alaska […]

  • Crime

    AST: Palmer man arrested for meth lab discovered during fire

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 31, 17:29

    An outdoor residential fire in Palmer on Friday was connected to a methamphetamine lab, according to Alaska State Troopers. The Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit-MatSu responded to the fire on Gurn Circle at 12:30 p.m. Friday, along with several other agencies, according to an online trooper dispatch. A fully functional red phosphorous meth lab was found […]

  • Obama in Alaska

    PHOTOS: President Obama visits Anchorage, Alaska

    by KTVA Web Staff on Aug 31, 17:25

    President Barack Obama’s visit to Alaska kicked off in Anchorage with his arrival at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Monday afternoon. The president disembarked from Air Force One with Alaska Gov. Bill Walker and greeted several dignitaries — including Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz and first lady of Alaska Donna Walker — before taking a moment to […]

  • Local

    Soldotna High breaks state winning streak record

    by Dave Leval on Aug 31, 16:56

    The Soldotna High School Stars football team sang its fight song before walking off the field at Service High School Sunday. They had reason to celebrate as the Stars had won yet another game. Soldotna crushed the Cougars 72-29 as the Stars ran their undefeated streak to a state record — 32 games. However it’s […]

  • State

    Alaska Supreme Court won’t block Medicaid expansion

    by Associated Press on Aug 31, 16:54

    The Alaska Supreme Court has refused to temporarily block the state of Alaska from expanding Medicaid. It’s a victory for Gov. Bill Walker, who announced this summer he was expanding Medicaid without the approval of the Legislature. Lawmakers sued after Walker announced he was going forward without their consent. On Friday, Superior Court Judge Frank […]

  • Local

    ASBN High School Football Poll – Week Four

    by Dave Goldman on Aug 31, 15:13

    They’re both number one until someone says otherwise, more so until someone can beat them. West and Soldotna, each 3-0, reclaimed their top spots in the large and medium-small schools categories in this week’s Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network broadcast poll. West held off a late surge by Dimond, ending 18-13 on Friday while Soldotna left no […]

  • DayBreak

    Story Time with Aunt Phil, Aug. 31

    by Daybreak Staff on Aug 31, 14:36

    Author of the “Aunt Phil’s Trunk” book series Laurel Downing Bill joined Daybreak Monday with a history lesson on Metlakatla — the only reservation in Alaska. So, why did it opt out of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act? Watch the video above to learn more.

  • Obama in Alaska

    Ohio Gov. Kasich opposes changing name of Mount McKinley

    by Associated Press on Aug 31, 13:31

    Ohio Gov. John Kasich disagrees with President Barack Obama’s decision to rename Mount McKinley as Denali, the name used by native Alaskans. Alaska’s governor and congressional delegation have praised the long-sought change, which was announced Sunday. But stripping the mountain of its name honoring former President William McKinley, a son of Ohio, drew criticism from […]

  • DayBreak

    A behind-the-scenes look at growing giant pumpkins

    by Rachael Penton on Aug 31, 12:32

    The Alaska State Fair is home to good food, fun rides and of course, an assortment of giant vegetables. Every year local farmers haul in their loads and have them weighed in hopes of winning a prize, or maybe even breaking a record. The farmers spend months working in their gardens to get these veggies […]

  • Obama in Alaska

    PHOTOS: GLACIER Conference in Anchorage, Alaska

    by KTVA Web Staff on Aug 31, 11:38

    The Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience (GLACIER) kicked off in Anchorage Monday morning at the Dena’ina Center. The conference brings together policymakers, scientists and stakeholders from around Alaska to address international and domestic priorities in the Arctic. Click here to follow updates from the conference. 

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Canoeist, dogs rescued from Cook Inlet

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 31, 11:04

    Updated Monday, Aug. 31 at 1:43 p.m. ANCHORAGE – A boater and his two dogs were plucked from Cook Inlet Monday morning after his canoe sunk, authorities say. Around 8:45 a.m. Monday, 55-year-old Bruce Gronewald called Anchorage Fire Department dispatch saying he needed immediate aid because his canoe was sinking near where Peters Creek connects to Cook […]

  • Alaska

    Southeast pink salmon harvest fails to meet predictions

    by Associated Press on Aug 31, 10:18

    Officials have reduced the estimate for Southeast Alaska’s pink salmon harvest by almost 30 million fish as the summer fishery wraps up its season. The Ketchikan Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1X4jRLO) that Monday’s purse seine opening will likely be the last of the summer. Alaska Department of Fish and Game Ketchikan area management biologist Scott Walker […]

  • Alaska

    Good Samaritans rescue hypothermic kayakers from Portage Lake

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 31, 8:24

    Two Anchorage men are recovering from hypothermia after being rescued by a group of good Samaritans. Alaska State Troopers say the men were on Portage Lake when their kayaks overturned Sunday. Stephanie Hawkins, 25, of Anchorage told troopers that she and two others pulled the two men — who were drifting, motionless in the lake […]

  • Local

    South dominates, Valdez impresses at Chugiak High School Invitational

    by Jake Edmonds on Aug 31, 7:29

    It’s early, but the South Anchorage volleyball team — the defending state champs — are back to their championship-winning ways after beating West Valley in the finals of the Chugiak High School Invitational over the weekend. The Wolverines lost just one set during pool play to West on Friday, but went on to win their next […]