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Mat-Su Borough requests ownership of more than 500 acres of state tidelands

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Decade after fatal accident, ice divers back on USCGC Healy

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Rule change over feathers allows Alaskan Native artists to sprout wings

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  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Mat-Su Borough requests ownership of more than 500 acres of state tidelands

    by Steffi Lee on Jul 21, 22:12

    This past winter, when Japanese-based company Resources Energy Inc. pulled out of its plans to build a liquified natural gas plant at the Port MacKenzie, the bad news came as a shock. But Mat-Su Borough officials aren’t giving up. “We are in many discussions, but we haven’t nailed anything down just yet,” Borough manager John […]

  • Military

    Inside the Gates: PTSD service dog guards the Guardian Angels

    by Bonney Bowman on Jul 21, 22:06

    Every job has its stresses, but for the Pararescuemen of the Alaska Air National Guard 212th Rescue Squadron, their job is life and death. They have a special tool they use to cope with the worst days: a PTSD service dog. The dog, a chocolate lab, is named TOML. The acronym stands for “That Others […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Rule change over feathers allows Alaskan Native artists to sprout wings

    by Dave Leval on Jul 21, 19:52

    Perry Eaton works on his latest art work. “The Spirit of the Halibut” is the latest mask made by the Kodiak native in his Mountain View studio. Eaton is Alutiiq. The feathers are one of the key parts to this project. “The majority of them are turkey feathers,” Eaton said, as he explained the feathers […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Alaska’s credit rating is now third worst in the nation. What does that mean?

    by Liz Raines on Jul 21, 19:45

    Alaska Lawmakers have yet to pass a long-term budget plan. Without one, Alaska went from having the highest credit rating in the nation to the third worst — in just 18 months. Moody’s was the most recent company to downgrade Alaska’s mark, from AAA in March of 2015 to Aa-3 last week, according to a press […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Linkin Park singer died by hanging, coroner confirms

    by CBS News/Associated Press on Jul 21, 17:26

    LOS ANGELES — The L.A. County coroner confirmed Friday that Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington died by hanging. Coroner’s office spokesman Ed Winter said the 41-year-old rocker hanged himself from a bedroom door in his home near Los Angeles. Bennington was found dead Thursday. Winter said a half-empty bottle of alcohol was found in the […]

  • Health

    Rise in drug-addicted babies prompts judge’s controversial solution

    by CBS News on Jul 21, 17:23

    America’s opioid crisis is expanding to a new class of victims—unborn children. Infants are being born with symptoms of withdrawal, also known as Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, or NAS. In the last decade, states like Tennessee have seen a ten-fold rise in the number of babies born with NAS. One judge in White County, Tennessee is […]

  • Crime

    ‘Don’t [expletive] shoot’: Wife convicted of murder witnessed by parrot

    by Associated Press on Jul 21, 17:19

    WHITE CLOUD, Mich. – A jury has convicted a western Michigan woman of first-degree murder in the shooting death of her husband in a crime apparently witnessed by the man’s pet parrot. The Newaygo County jury deliberated about eight hours before finding 49-year-old Glenna Duram guilty Wednesday of killing 46-year-old Martin Duram. He was shot […]

  • Military

    Decade after fatal accident, ice divers back on USCGC Healy

    by Heather Hintze on Jul 21, 17:02

    As the nation’s only Arctic icebreaker, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy is familiar with Alaska’s icy waters. Dive instructor Geri Cabrera is about to be, too. “I was fortunate to dive down in Antarctica with the Polar Star. So, coming up here to the North Pole is a check in the box for me. […]

  • US/World

    15-pound bag of frozen pork lands on family’s Florida home

    by Associated Press on Jul 21, 16:32

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Meat falling from the sky is weird, even by Florida standards. But that’s what happened at 4 a.m. Saturday when a 15-pound bag of frozen pork landed on the Deerfield Beach home of Travis Adair and his family. Adair said Thursday that the package hit his roof with a “big bang.” […]

  • US/World

    New Hampshire man captures rare blue lobster, donates to science

    by CBS News/Associated Press on Jul 21, 16:10

    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — A New Hampshire lobsterman has joined an elite club after catching a rare blue lobster. The Portsmouth Herald reports Greg Ward initially thought he had snagged an albino lobster when he examined his catch Monday off the coast where New Hampshire borders Maine. The Rye lobsterman quickly realized his hard-shell lobster was […]

  • US/World

    UK girl left in tears after she’s fined for selling lemonade

    by Associated Press on Jul 21, 16:03

    LONDON (AP) – A British man and his young daughter have gained international attention after being fined for selling lemonade outside. Andre Spicer said his 5-year-old daughter was left in tears after local council officers fined her 150 pounds ($195) for selling lemonade without a license near their home in London. The girl was selling […]

  • US/World

    U.S. to ban American citizens from visiting North Korea

    by CBS News on Jul 21, 16:00

    American citizens will be banned from traveling to North Korea beginning at the end of August, the State Department announced Friday. “Due to mounting concerns over the serious risk of arrest and long-term detention under North Korea’s system of law enforcement, the Secretary has authorized a Geographical Travel Restriction on all U.S. citizen nationals’ use […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    China bans Justin Bieber from performing

    by CBS News/Associated Press on Jul 21, 15:56

    Pop star Justin Bieber is not welcome to perform in China, the capital said. The Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture said that Bieber’s past “bad behavior” precludes him from singing in China, though it did also say that Bieber has talent. In response to a question from a purported fan on its web page, the […]

  • US/World

    Teens watched, laughed as man drowned, police say

    by CBS News/Associated Press on Jul 21, 15:53

    COCOA, Fla. — Authorities in Florida say a group of teens watched and laughed as a man drowned in a retention pond last week. Jamel Dunn drowned in a retention pond in the city of Cocoa on July 9. Cocoa police say they later discovered a group of teens between the ages of 14 and […]

  • Health

    Major parts of healthcare bill violate Senate rule

    by CBS News on Jul 21, 15:33

    The Senate parliamentarian has determined that certain provisions of the Senate Republicans’ original plan to repeal and replace Obamacare violate the “Byrd Rule,” meaning that they don’t qualify for passage under reconciliation’s 51-vote majority. Instead, they would be subject to a 60-vote point of order during a floor vote. The list of violations was released […]

  • Crime

    Wash. man charged with murdering, stealing from Ketchikan doctor

    by Chris Klint on Jul 21, 14:10

    A Washington man is accused of murdering a Ketchikan doctor at his home earlier this year, after local police say he transferred large sums of cash from the victim’s bank accounts and tried to send three shipping containers of goods from the home Outside. Jordan Joplin, 32, was indicted Friday by a Ketchikan grand jury […]

  • DayBreak

    Fashion Friday: summer trends

    by Daybreak Staff on Jul 21, 12:42

    For fashion, keep it simple this summer. Experts at the 5th Avenue Mall say the trend this year for men is lighter, natural colors with subtle prints. For women, it’s easy elegance; think floral prints, ruffles and slip-on shoes. Watch the video above for some outfit ideas and summer looks.

  • Crime

    Man gets 25-year sentence in 2014 Anchorage sexual assault

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 21, 12:08

    An Anchorage man was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in prison with five years suspended, for a violent sexual assault against a woman more than two years ago. Superior Court Judge Kevin Saxby handed down 31-year-old Asad Nur’s sentence on Thursday, according to a statement from Anchorage District Attorney Clint Campion’s office. An Anchorage jury […]

  • Adopt-a-Pet

    Daybreak Adopt-A-Pet: July 21, 2017

    by Daybreak Staff on Jul 21, 12:00

    From Anchorage Animal Care and Control: Your next adventure buddy awaits: This week is going to the dogs. If you’re looking for an energetic dog to be your new companion then one of these could be your match. Head down to the shelter to meet Snoopy, Oxford, Nala or Bruce who are all looking for […]

  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check in the Morning: The Super Saturated Sugar Strings

    by Daybreak Staff on Jul 21, 10:51

    The Super Saturated Sugar Strings are releasing their new album, “All Their Many Miles,” and are inviting Alaska to help them celebrate. The party starts at 7 p.m. July 27 at the 49th State Brewing Company on 3rd Avenue in Downtown Anchorage. Before that, the group will play at the University of Alaska Anchorage’s GooseFest […]