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Midtown intersection closed as Anchorage police investigate fatal collision

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Daylight saving time marches on in the state Legislature

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Funding cuts threaten Alaskan nonprofits

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Downtown Anchorage business owner calls 2015 'worst year' for Fur Rondy

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  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Midtown intersection closed as Anchorage police investigate fatal collision

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 04, 14:13

    Anchorage police are investigating a fatal collision involving a pedestrian at the intersection of New Seward Highway and Benson Blvd., leading to several lane closures in the area. APD received word of the collision at 1:34 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. Medical personnel on scene pronounced the pedestrian involved in the crash deceased, according to a release […]

  • Photo Gallery

    PHOTOS: 2015 Fur Rendezvous

    by on Mar 04, 12:12

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    PHOTOS: 2015 Fur Rondy on Ice

    by on Mar 04, 12:04

     

  • DayBreak

    Mr. Fur Face preview part 1: 5th annual UAA Beard and Mustache competition

    by Rick Rysso on Mar 04, 10:59

    Local bearders recently headed to the University of Alaska Anchorage’s student union to compete in categories ranging from grizzly to baby beard, moustache, partial, and even fake.  Now in it’s 5th year,  the UAA Beard and Stache competition has grown to what some people are calling a warm-up for the state championship — Mr. Fur […]

  • DayBreak

    ‘The Great Alone’ documents musher Lance Mackey’s comeback

    by Daybreak Staff on Mar 04, 10:42

    A feature documentary shot in Alaska’s Arctic is capturing the comeback story of arguably the most popular musher in race history, four-time Iditarod champion Lance Mackey. “I’m always about telling stories of compelling characters and characters that overcome adversity,” said Greg Kohs, director of  ”The Great Alone.” “I don’t think there’s a character that I’ve […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Microsoft founder finds WWII Japanese warship

    by CBS News/Associated Press on Mar 04, 10:32

    Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen and his research team have found the wreckage of a massive Japanese World War II battleship off the Philippines near where it sank more than 70 years ago, he said Wednesday. The apparent discovery of the Musashi, one of the largest battleships in history, comes as the world marks the 70th […]

  • DayBreak

    On the couch with vlogger Cory Williams, Mar. 4

    by Daybreak Staff on Mar 04, 10:27

    How should someone new to Alaska prepare to cover Iditarod? DudeLikeHELLA went straight to the reigning champion to learn more about The Last Great Race, specifically the four-legged athletes. Vlogger Cory Williams was back on the Daybreak couch Wednesday morning to tell viewers about his recent visit with two-time winner Dallas Seavey. Williams said he […]

  • Alaska

    Alaska Native corporation announces record dividend

    by Associated Press on Mar 04, 10:23

    Calista Corp. officials say shareholders are receiving a record dividend. Bethel radio station KYUK (http://is.gd/LLswfX) reports the dividend totals just over $5 million. The individual dividend amount is $3.80 per share. For the average shareholder with 100 shares, that works out to a $380 payout. Calista is the Alaska Native corporation for the Bethel region. […]

  • Alaska

    Alaska receives AAA bond ratings from agencies

    by Associated Press on Mar 04, 7:50

    Alaska has received AAA bond ratings from three ratings agencies for general obligation debt. Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services and Fitch Ratings each gave Alaska a stable outlook. Moody’s Investors Service, meanwhile, had a negative outlook. Low oil prices have exacerbated the state’s budget deficit, projected to be in the billions of dollars this year […]

  • 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 marches on in the state Legislature

    by Rhonda McBride on Mar 03, 21:40

    If Sen. Anna MacKinnon had her way, we wouldn’t set our clocks ahead by an hour this Sunday. This annual ritual would be no more. The Eagle River Republican has been fighting to abolish daylight saving time since 2006 when she served in the House and introduced a bill to eliminate it. The measure failed […]

  • 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 […]