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  • Obama in Alaska

    White House releases new details about presidential visit to Alaska

    by Eric Ruble on Aug 28, 14:07

      ANCHORAGE — In a telephone conference Friday, Senior Presidential Advisor Brian Deese provided more information about President Obama’s itinerary and goals for his Alaskan trip. The overarching purpose of the visit, according to Deese, is to bring awareness to climate change and discuss potential solutions. Deese said the president will arrive in Anchorage on […]

  • Obama in Alaska

    Kotzebue prepares for President Obama’s visit

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 28, 13:12

    The president will visit the Arctic during his stop in Alaska next week. The White House says President Obama will be in Kotzebue to see how the people are affected by climate change. KTVA’s Emily Carlson shows us how the village is dealing with warmer winters and erosion.

  • Alaska

    Judge denies temporary restraining order to halt Medicaid expansion

    by Lauren Maxwell on Aug 28, 13:04

    An Alaska Superior Court judge has denied a temporary restraining order to stop Medicaid expansion. Judge Frank Pfiffner said he was asked to decide if Gov. Bill Walker could legally accept funding for Medicaid expansion for a new group of individuals without legislative approval. He said he wasn’t ruling on whether Medicaid expansion was a […]

  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check in the Morning: Tanana Rafters

    by Daybreak Staff on Aug 28, 11:59

    Members of Tanana Rafters describe their sound as “bluesy folk rock.” Jamie Whiteman, Matt Faubion, Kevin Fitzpatrick, Harrison Jennings and Jamie Goudreau make up the Anchorage-based band. They got their start in 2013 after a brief run-in with Faubion, Whiteman said. “I was thinking about recording, I was playing a lot of solo stuff,” Whiteman […]

  • Alaska

    Shell pauses Arctic offshore drilling for high wind, water

    by Associated Press on Aug 28, 10:21

    A spokesman for Royal Dutch Shell PLC says he’s not sure when exploratory drilling will resume off Alaska’s northwest coast after high winds and waves shut down operations Wednesday. Curtis Smith says in an email that all critical operations were paused in the Chukchi Sea because of high wind and waves. The Polar Pioneer, a […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, Aug. 28

    by KTVA Weather on Aug 28, 10:03

    Anchorage Mostly sunny with highs in the upper 50s. Winds NW 10-25 mph, with higher gusts possible. Kenai and Prince William Sound Mostly sunny with highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s. *A high wind warning is in effect through 10 a.m. Friday for western and northeastern Prince William Sound. This includes Seward, Whittier, […]

  • Adopt-a-Pet

    Meet Frankie, this week’s Daybreak Adopt-A-Pet

    by Daybreak Staff on Aug 28, 9:17

    From the Anchorage Animal Care and Control Center: You wouldn’t know it now, but when Frankie first came to the shelter he was in rough shape. He had been abandoned inside a trailer for nearly three months, so he was very thin and dehydrated. But shelter staff took care of him for nearly a month: […]

  • State

    Fairbanks politicians warned for violating ‘billboard law’

    by Associated Press on Aug 28, 8:06

    Politicians in Fairbanks and the rest of the state are receiving letters warning them to obey the “billboard law” with their campaign signs. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/1JBpU4M) that the law prohibits political signs on property along state-maintained roads, which in the Fairbanks North Star Borough are most roads. For a sign to be […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    79th Alaska State Fair kicks off

    by Shannon Ballard on Aug 28, 7:47

    The Alaska State Fair is a favorite pastime for many people and almost everyone has something they are looking forward to. “I want to get cotton candy,” said 3-year-old Taylyn Sisti Thursday afternoon. As the crowds made their way through the rows of vendors and exhibits, there were a few things they had never seen […]

  • Alaska

    Wildfire burns properties, forces evacuation for Kodiak Island’s Chiniak community

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 28, 6:50

    Updated Friday, Aug. 28 at 11:28 a.m. ANCHORAGE – A wildfire that prompted an evacuation order for the small Kodiak Island community of Chiniak has destroyed a library and other structures, officials say. The fire sparked Thursday about 10 miles southeast of Kodiak, authorities say. Flames, fanned by 60-mph winds, engulfed 4 miles of trees […]

  • Local

    Knowing the way: T-Birds look for 3-0

    by Dave Goldman on Aug 27, 23:08

    A GPS? Not for East High. At least not yet. The T-Birds have shown a strong sense of direction two weeks into the high school football season. After winning just twice in two years, they’re 2-and-0 heading into this weekend’s game at Bartlett. But they’ve also found themselves in an unfamiliar place — the polls. They sit at number […]

  • State

    Judge to make initial ruling on Alaska Legislature’s Medicaid lawsuit

    by Daniella Rivera on Aug 27, 22:50

    On Friday, Alaskan will learn if Gov. Bill Walker’s Medicaid expansion will roll out as planned on Sep. 1. The State Legislature is suing his administration, saying it’s unconstitutional for him to expand Medicaid on his own. The expansion would provide healthcare for up to 40,000 low-income Alaskans. On Thursday, attorneys representing the Legislature asked […]

  • Crime

    2 arrested for attempted murder during drug deal

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 22:11

    Two men have been arrested for allegedly shooting a man during a drug deal on Monday. Police were call to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital shortly before midnight on Monday after a man walked into the emergency room and was admitted for treatment of multiple gunshot wounds to the chest and head, according to a statement from […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Preparing for disaster: Alaska, international troops train together in humanitarian aid simulations

    by Heather Hintze on Aug 27, 21:46

    When a natural disaster happens anywhere in the world, Alaskan troops are ready to help. This week during the Pacific Airlift Rally, they’re simulating a humanitarian aid response to a cyclone, during which they dropped humvees and supplies at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. “It’s good for them to know we’re here in case things do happen,” […]

  • Obama in Alaska

    FAA restrictions to impact small plane travel

    by Eric Ruble on Aug 27, 21:28

    In anticipation of President Barack Obama’s arrival, the Federal Aviation Administration released a series of notices Thursday expanding on when airspace restrictions will be in place for aircraft flying into or out of the Anchorage area. Commercial aircraft that follow Transportation Safety Board security measures will not be affected by the temporary flight restrictions – or […]

  • Fishing Report

    Alaska Fishing Report for Aug. 27, 2015

    by Carlos Faura on Aug 27, 17:55

    Remember to check the regulations before you go fishing as they can and do change at any time.  Anchorage Ship Creek continues to be fair and slowing down, but limits are still being caught during tidal transitional times. Sections of Campbell Creek are open for silver fishing but fishing has been slow. Rain should bring […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Power outage affects thousands in downtown Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 17:49

    ANCHORAGE — Roughly 5,000 people in the Anchorage downtown area were without power Thursday afternoon, according to Municipal Power and Light officials. The outage occurred at roughly 4:40 p.m., a ML&P dispatcher confirmed. Power was lost between Eighth Avenue and Westchester Lagoon over to Gambell Street. ML&P officials say the outage was caused by a […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    UPDATE: Police ID West Anchorage shooting suspect

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 17:27

    Update on Friday, Aug. 28 at 12:30 p.m. Anchorage police say 18-year-old Dawayne Wilson is the suspect in Thursday’s shooting. Police corroborated Anderson’s story, and said Wilson’s identity was revealed when a citizen contacted APD after seeing a news report about the shooting. A warrant was issued for Wilson’s arrest. He has been charged with […]

  • Alaska

    NTSB releases preliminary report on fatal plane crash near Kasilof

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 16:40

    The National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report detailing the moments before a plane crash that claimed the lives of two men. The crash occurred at roughly 8:20 p.m. on Saturday while the Cessna 180 aircraft was performing maneuvers above a beach southwest of Kasilof, according to the report. A witness living nearby […]

  • Crime

    Sentencing postponed for father involved in trooper deaths

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 15:20

    A Superior Court judge has postponed sentencing for a man involved in the shooting deaths of two Alaska State Troopers. Arvin Kangas, 59, was convicted April 23 of three counts of tampering with physical evidence and four counts of first-degree hindering prosecution. An audio recording was presented during the trial that established Kangas and his […]