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  • Obama in Alaska

    Kotzebue to Obama: Paglagiptigin (We welcome you)

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 01, 23:58

    When President Barack Obama touches down in Kotzebue late Wednesday afternoon, he’ll be greeted by more than 2,000 American flags — placed around town in preparation for his arrival. Later in the day, the president is scheduled to speak at the school in Kotzebue. Afterward, he will get a tour of the Kotzebue Shore Avenue […]

  • State

    Medicaid expansion program begins accepting applications

    by Jacquie Slater on Sep 01, 23:39

    It’s a day that’s been months in the making: On Tuesday, Gov. Bill Walker’s Medicaid expansion program began accepting applications. With the official rollout, more than 20,000 Alaskans who previously did not qualify for Medicaid coverage became eligible. Officials say the expanded Medicaid program will cater to mostly single adults, ages 19 to 64, who […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Man recently rescued from sinking canoe reported missing by family

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 01, 23:27

    A 55-year-old man who was recently rescued from his sinking canoe has been reported missing by his family, U.S. Coast Guard officials say. Bruce Gronewald was last seen by his family as he departed on a kayaking trip on Monday night around 9 p.m. When he did not return, a family member contacted authorities to report his […]

  • Obama in Alaska

    Dillingham waiting to welcome Obama to ‘salmon country’

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 01, 23:26

    Verner Wilson says anticipation is high as the community waits for President Barack Obama, who is scheduled to arrive on Wednesday. “We’ve been making welcome signs all day,” said Wilson, who is originally from Dillingham. “We are ready to welcome him to salmon country.” There are many environmental issues that the community is concerned about, […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Mall at Sears Carrs to close

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 01, 20:11

    The Carrs in the midtown Mall at Sears will close this month, a spokesperson says. The last day of operations will be Sept. 12, according to spokesperson Tairsa Worman. The grocery store is closing because it is underperforming, she says. Worman says she does not know what, if anything, will move into the space. An email […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    1st day of school in brand new building for Anchorage’s Rilke Schule students

    by Liz Raines on Sep 01, 19:58

    Tuesday, Sept. 1, was the first day of school for students at Rilke Schule German School of Arts and Sciences – and also their first classes in the school’s brand new building. The German immersion school’s founders say they’ve grown to have a student body of nearly 500 students and simply didn’t have enough space. Last year, […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage mayor announces rollout of energy-efficient LED streetlights

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 01, 18:49

    At Monday’s Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience (GLACIER), Mayor Ethan Berkowitz announced his plans to install LED lighting along the municipality’s streets in an effort to make Anchorage more energy efficient. Berkowitz has already tasked the muni’s Municipal Maintenance and Operations Department with compiling an inventory of Anchorage’s lighting […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Lone entry in Alaska State Fair pumpkin weigh-off destroyed in mishap

    by Shannon Ballard on Sep 01, 16:38

    Alaska is home to some freakishly huge vegetables, and farmers have tended to them for months in hopes of winning big at this year’s Alaska State Fair. Dale Marshall’s goal was to grow the state’s largest pumpkin. At last year’s weigh-off he was just four pounds short of the 1,287-pound record. “The pumpkin has to […]

  • Obama in Alaska

    Obama in Seward: Exit Glacier confirms climate change concern

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 01, 14:49

    Day 2 of President Barack Obama’s trip to Alaska began with a breakfast stop in Anchorage at Snow City Cafe. The president then boarded Marine One and he and the air convoy headed to Seward. Touching down close to 11:30 a.m., Obama was greeted by Jean Bardarson, mayor of the City of Seward, and Bert Frost, regional […]

  • Travel Tuesday

    Travel Tuesday: Labor Day weekend getaways

    by Daybreak Staff on Sep 01, 12:06

    The unofficial end to summer is right around the corner. Still, Alaskans won’t hesitate to take advantage of the upcoming Labor Day weekend. Family fun expert Erin Kirkland joined Daybreak Tuesday with her Top 5 list of destinations and activities for the long weekend ahead: Camping and hiking in Denali National Park and Preserve “Hurricane Turn” […]

  • Money

    UPDATE: ConocoPhillips says Alaska will be affected by expected job cuts

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 01, 11:35

    Energy company ConocoPhillips has confirmed that it is making more cuts to its 18,100-member global workforce — and Alaska will again be affected by those cuts. The company confirmed Tuesday afternoon that it expects approximately 10 percent of its global workforce to be impacted through those reductions. ConocoPhillips says the biggest proportion of the cuts will […]

  • Obama in Alaska

    President Obama grabs breakfast to-go at Anchorage’s Snow City Cafe

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 01, 11:23

    Diners at Anchorage’s well-known Snow City Cafe were greeted to a special surprise Tuesday morning: a visit from President Barack Obama. A crowd gathered outside the restaurant, eager to catch a glimpse of the President as he stopped in to grab a to-go order before his scheduled visit to Exit Glacier in Seward. And what […]

  • Crime

    Anchorage police searching for man in connection with overnight crime spree

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 01, 10:46

    Anchorage police are looking for a man they believe is connected to a rash of crimes overnight, including vehicle theft and robbery. Around midnight Tuesday, Anchorage Police Department dispatch received a report about a person “possibly using drugs” inside a white sport-utility vehicle near Third Avenue and Lane Street in East Anchorage. When officers approached […]

  • Alaska

    White House: Alaska’s Medicaid expansion ‘right decision’

    by Associated Press on Sep 01, 10:12

    The White House is praising Alaska Gov. Bill Walker’s expansion of Medicaid over the wishes of the Republican-led Legislature, calling it the “right decision.” Alaska on Tuesday became the 29th state to expand Medicaid. White House spokesman Josh Earnest, who is traveling in Alaska with President Barack Obama, said expansion prioritizes “the heath of the […]

  • Alaska

    Bethel homeless shelter receives state grant

    by Associated Press on Sep 01, 8:22

    A homeless shelter in Bethel has been awarded state funding even as the Alaska Legislature continues to slash the budget. KYUK-AM reports (http://bit.ly/1PIlKbK) that Bethel Winter House has received $29,000 through the Community Initiative Matching Grant Program. This is the second year the shelter has received a state grant. Winter House Chair Eva Malvich says […]

  • Obama in Alaska

    President Obama to announce Arctic initiatives

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 01, 7:29

    While in Alaska, President Barack Obama is expected to announce a number of Arctic initiatives, including a push to acquire additional icebreakers and increased mapping and data collection in the region. The president is expected to discuss his proposals during his excursion to Seward on Tuesday, White House officials said. The announcement comes after the president’s […]

  • Alaska

    WATCH: AOGA president on Obama’s visit to Alaska

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 01, 0:37

    Kara Moriarty, president and CEO of the Alaska Oil and Gas Association, sat down with KTVA to discuss President Barack Obama’s visit to Alaska and the potential impacts it will have on the oil and gas industry. Follow our team coverage of the president’s visit on our Facebook and Twitter

  • 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 […]

  • Obama in Alaska

    WATCH: President Obama addresses GLACIER Conference

    by KTVA CBS 11 News 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 […]