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    Daybreak weather, July 31

    by Brett Shepard on Jul 31, 9:01

      Expect partly cloudy skies today in Southcentral with highs in the mid-60s to mid-70s. In the southeast, skies will be mostly to partly sunny. In the Interior, clouds will return with mostly cloudy skies. On the North Slope, skies will be mostly cloudy with some showers. Out west, light rain will affect a large […]

  • Local

    ASAA welcomes new Hall of Fame members

    by Dave Goldman on Jul 31, 7:48

    The Alaska School Activities Association has added 11 new members to its Hall of Fame. Three athletes, five coaches, an official and two administrators will be inducted in a ceremony on Sunday, Aug. 3 at the Millennium Alaskan Hotel in Anchorage. ATHLETES On the basketball court, Whitney Leman Schollenberg of Ninilchik led her team to […]

  • State

    Proposed minimum wage increase generates lively debate at library forum

    by Kate McPherson on Jul 31, 7:02

    Sitting outside of the Loussac Library Wednesday night, 19-year-old Chris Hase contemplated his next move, having just quit his job at McDonald’s. “I wasn’t able to pay rent, phone bill, anything like that,” said Hase, who, like many minimum-wage earners, can’t afford to live in Anchorage while earning $7.75 an hour. “I was working two […]

  • Local

    Arctic edge: Battling cold

    by Bonney Bowman on Jul 30, 22:52

    Serving in the cold doesn’t just include the temperature. A summer day on a glacier can feel like winter, but if that’s where Alaska soldiers are called to fight, they have to be ready. That’s where the Northern Warfare Training Center in Black Rapids excels, training soldiers for every mission. West Point Military Academy Cadet […]

  • Local

    Police seek missing Anchorage man

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 30, 22:19

    Police are asking for help finding a 56-year-old Anchorage man. Michael Cantrell last talked to his family July 16 when he told them he had found a new home in Fairview, said Anchorage Police Department spokeswoman Dani Myren in a statement. He did not, however, say where in the neighborhood the new residence was located. […]

  • Local

    UAA adds to the hall

    by Dave Goldman on Jul 30, 22:06

    The club just got bigger. University of Alaska Anchorage Athletic Director Keith Hackett has announced the addition of three new members to the Seawolf Hall of Fame: Eric Strabel (cross country/skiing), Peter Bullock (men’s basketball) and Tim Molle (hockey). All three will be inducted in a ceremony at the Alaska Airlines Center on Sunday, Oct. […]

  • Local

    Goldpanners sweep ABL Championships

    by Jake Edmonds on Jul 30, 21:06

    After a lopsided win for the Alaska Goldpanners over the Mat-Su Miners on Tuesday, it took a defensive effort for them to finish off the sweep Tuesday evening. The Panners came into the game needing just a win to finish off the Miners in the best-of-three series. They got it, thanks to a couple of […]

  • Local

    BBB warns people following RV complaints

    by Dave Leval on Jul 30, 20:58

    It started off as a dream vacation and ended up as a nightmare for some vacationers. The Better Business Bureau has received 20 complaints against B&B RV Rental of Anchorage over the last three years. They come from people in Alaska, Oregon and Washington state. The complaints say the business failed to honor rental agreements, falsely […]

  • Local

    Petition fights Wasilla ATV ban

    by Shannon Ballard on Jul 30, 20:22

    Thomas Hannam has been riding ATVs all his life. Now, he and his friends are being told their fun may soon end. Hannam is the owner of Alaska Toy Rentals and fears his business could be in trouble. The Wasilla City Council is considering a ban on ATVs within city limits to reduce damage to […]

  • Local

    AEDC releases Anchorage economic forecast

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jul 30, 18:54

    Slow and steady growth is how the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation is describing the Anchorage economy over the next few years. The group put out it’s three-year economic forecast on Wednesday to a packed crowd of local business people at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center. AEDC President Bill Popp said the private sector is […]

  • State

    This year’s PFD checks could double the 2013 amount

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 30, 18:27

    Your 2014 Permanent Fund Dividend check might be significantly larger than last year’s. Every year, the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation (AFPC) sends a check to the Alaska Department of Revenue, who then uses that check to fund the checks that are distributed to qualifying Alaskans who remembered to apply, said AFPC Director Mike Burns. The AFPC’s […]

  • Local

    Merrill Field Cab going back into service

    by Dave Leval on Jul 30, 18:16

    For decades, air controllers used the Merrill Field Control Tower Cab to help guide pilots in and out of Merrill Field. Soon, it will have a new use as a museum exhibit. Crews continue working on the old Merrill Field Cab at the Alaska Aviation Museum. That is where air traffic controllers watched planes take off […]

  • Local

    Hatchery helps keep king numbers up in Anchorage

    by Heather Hintze on Jul 30, 17:59

    King salmon need a little help to keep population numbers up in Anchorage. That’s why fish culturists are collecting millions of eggs to ensure the salmon’s survival. Part of Ship Creek near the William Jack Hernandez Hatchery is filled with kings that are coming home to spawn. They’re likely the first batch of hatchery fish […]

  • State

    Miller outlines plan on illegal immigration

    by Associated Press on Jul 30, 16:48

    Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Joe Miller says the U.S. should bill the governments of people who enter this country illegally for policing, housing, food and transportation. Miller’s campaign Wednesday released a seven-point plan for addressing illegal immigration. The proposal also calls for immediate completion of a fence along the southern border of the U.S. and […]

  • State

    Official state bolt-action rifle bill signed into law

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 30, 16:37

    Alaska has become the fifth state to name an official firearm. A bolt-action rifle was added to the list of designated symbols, alongside the ptarmigan and forget-me-not. Gov. Sean Parnell signed Senate Bill 175 into law this week, giving distinction to the pre-1964 Winchester Model 70 in a range of calibers. The bill was sponsored […]

  • Crime

    California man sentenced to 16 years for drug distribution in Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 30, 16:01

    A 35-year-old man from Stockton, California was sentenced to 16 years in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute heroine and methamphetamine. Ernie Benny Juarez admitted to flying to Anchorage from California in October of last year with the intent of selling drugs. Co-conspirators mailed Juarez and his associates a package containing approximately 385 grams of […]

  • National

    House Republicans forge ahead with lawsuit against Obama

    by Rebecca Kaplan / CBS News on Jul 30, 15:17

    Amid several outstanding domestic and foreign policy crises Congress must tackle by the end of the week, House Republicans are finalizing their plans to sue President Obama. The House voted 225 to 201 Wednesday afternoon to authorize House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, to go forward with the lawsuit. It alleges that the president has overreached on his executive […]

  • Local

    Gold miners outraged at critical Nome letter

    by Associated Press on Jul 30, 14:10

    Nome gold miners are angry about a city letter citing the “negative social impacts” of their industry. KNOM (http://is.gd/QvZYfN) reports miners stormed the Nome City Council meeting Monday night to express their outrage about the July 15 letter to the state Department of Natural Resources from city manager Josie Bahnke. In the letter, Bahnke wrote […]

  • Local

    Yukon Quest purse in 2015 up from 2014

    by Associated Press on Jul 30, 14:08

    The winnings in the 2015 Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race will be increased by more than $12,000 from the purse in this year’s race. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://is.gd/ST3d7i) reports next year’s race will have a purse of at least $127,110. This year’s total purse was $115,000, but $12,110 was not claimed because fewer […]

  • Local

    Crews make progress on Shaktoolik berm

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 30, 13:26

    A berm intended to stave off winter storms and coastal erosion is taking shape in the Western Alaska community of Shaktoolik. The project, funded with more than $600,000 from the Norton Sound Economic Development Corp., follows a blueprint from Alaska’s Department of Transportation. Shaktoolik resident Gloria Andrew said crews are working in shifts from 8 […]