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  • Local

    Native Youth Olympics highlight culture, camaraderie for competitors

    by Heather Hintze on Apr 27, 20:21

    For athletes at the 2017 Native Youth Olympics (NYO), the games are all about culture and community. “My favorite part about NYO is the camaraderie between everyone,” said Allie Ivanoff, a sophomore in Unalakleet. “You can go up to a person and they’ll coach you if you need it. Everything is about sportsmanship in this […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Wasilla representative casts lone no vote on bill honoring Alaska’s Hmong veterans

    by Liz Raines on Apr 27, 20:07

    A state lawmaker known for going against the grain on votes with racial undercurrents sparked controversy Thursday. Rep. David Eastman (R-Wasilla) was the lone vote against a bill in the Alaska House to honor Hmong veterans who supported the United States in the Vietnam War. Eastman also voted against a bill honoring black soldiers earlier […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Eastman calls for reprimand after LeDoux blocks committee debate

    by Liz Raines on Apr 27, 19:38

    There are more signs of friction in Juneau this week. The latest example came between two fellow Republicans in the House, when a seemingly non-controversial committee meeting became anything but. It ended with one lawmaker calling for a reprimand of the House Rules Committee chair, Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux (R-Anchorage). Rep. David Eastman (R-Wasilla) is calling […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    State fire investigator takes stand on Day 5 of Sockeye Fire trial

    by Shannon Ballard on Apr 27, 19:15

    Memories of the 2015 Sockeye Fire were reignited Thursday, five days into the state’s case against the Anchorage couple accused of starting the destructive blaze — Greg Imig and Amy DeWitt. In recorded interviews, Imig repeatedly told fire investigators there was no way the more than 7,000 acre wildfire could have started on his property, but state […]

  • Energy

    Trump to sign order aimed at expanding offshore drilling

    by Associated Press on Apr 27, 17:11

    President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Friday that could lead to the future expansion of drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans. The order will direct his interior secretary to review a plan that dictates which locations are open to offshore drilling. It’s Trump’s latest effort to dismantle his predecessor’s environmental legacy and […]

  • Reality Check w/ John Tracy

    Reality check w/ John Tracy: Grading Trump’s first 100 days in office

    by John Tracy on Apr 27, 16:57

    The press is fixated this week on grading Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office. The grade depends on exactly what you’re grading the president on. First, by objective standards, the president has signed 28 bills into law — far more than his two predecessors, and more than Bill Clinton. He’s also signed more executive […]

  • Crime

    Anchorage police make 2 DUI arrests at same location

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 27, 16:35

    Police arrested two separate motorists on DUI charges at an Anchorage gas station early Sunday morning. The first driver, 33-year-old Duane Nash, was pulled over for speeding on Minnesota Drive shortly before 4 a.m., according to a release from the Anchorage Police Department. After he pulled into a gas station parking lot on Spenard Road, police noticed […]

  • US/World

    Latest: Tillerson says China asked North Korea to stop nuke tests

    by Associated Press on Apr 27, 16:06

    The Latest on tensions on the Korean Peninsula (all times local): 6:35 p.m. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says China has asked North Korea to conduct no further nuclear tests. Tillerson says China also told the U.S. that it had informed North Korea “that if they did conduct further nuclear tests, China would be […]

  • Sci/Tech

    California says oceans expected to rise higher than thought

    by Associated Press on Apr 27, 12:53

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – California says new climate change findings mean the ocean off the state’s coast is expected to rise higher than previously thought. The state’s Ocean Protection Council on Wednesday revised projections it provides to agencies to help them plan for climate change from fossil-fuel emissions. The rise threatens to flood low-lying airports, […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Alaska Legislature defies Walker’s call to weigh nominees

    by Associated Press on Apr 27, 12:44

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Latest on the Alaska legislative session (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Alaska Senate President Pete Kelly has asked Gov. Bill Walker to back off on his demand that lawmakers vote on his appointees to boards, commissions and administration posts. In a letter to Walker, Kelly says the Legislature still has […]

  • DayBreak

    National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day: Safely dispose of old medication

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 27, 12:27

    Alaskans with old or expired prescription drugs can get rid of them safely at various locations across the state on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, which falls on Saturday, April 27. JoEllen Walters, a member of Healthy Voices, Healthy Choices said a lot of people don’t realize flushing old medication down the toilet is not […]

  • Alaska News

    Adopt-a-Sailor: Juneau encourages locals to host crew members arriving on Navy ship

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 27, 12:12

    The U.S. Navy’s USS O’Kane and its 330 crew members will be arriving in Alaska’s capital May 13 and will stick around until May 18. On Thursday, the city and borough encouraged some of its 32,739 residents to host a visiting sailor. The O’Kane’s homeport is in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and is described as a 505-foot Arleigh Burke-class […]

  • Marijuana News

    US Postal Service blocks Juneau pot farm from shipping tax money to Anchorage

    by Lauren Maxwell on Apr 27, 9:19

      James Barret owns Rainforest Farms, Juneau’s first legal marijuana retailer. Because he grows marijuana he has to pay monthly taxes to the state. The trouble is, the only place he can pay them is in Anchorage. Recently, the Alaska State Department of Revenue set up a post office box so Barrett could mail his […]

  • National

    ESPN cuts 100 on-air personalities, writers as viewers dwindle

    by CBS News on Apr 27, 9:02

    NEW YORK — ESPN is laying off about 100 employees, including former athletes-turned-broadcasters Trent Dilfer, Len Elmore and Danny Kanell, in a purge designed to focus the sports network on a more digital future. The cuts will trim ESPN’s stable of on-air talent and writers by about 10 percent. The 37-year-old network has been squeezed by […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage municipality shows residents options for fixing Chester Creek flooding

    by Daniella Rivera on Apr 27, 8:43

    The Municipality of Anchorage is one step closer to solving a flooding problem that residents who live in the Chester Creek area have been dealing with for years. Periodically, often in winter, Chester Creek floods at Arctic Boulevard near 18th Avenue, which affects the bike path and nearby homes. Flooding events also impact part of […]

  • Local

    Houston HS raises the stakes on the softball field

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 27, 8:07

    The Houston Hawks are fielding their own dreams– one at a time. But, this season will provide a greater challenge, as they’ve moved up to the varsity level in the Northern Lights Conference. That comes with challenges for a young program. “They don’t have a strong youth program coming up into the high schools, so, […]

  • Military

    2 US troops killed in eastern Afghanistan

    by Associated Press on Apr 27, 7:26

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Pentagon says two U.S. service members were killed in Afghanistan overnight Wednesday. Navy Capt. Jeff Davis says they were killed during an operation against the Afghanistan-based Islamic State group in Nangahar Province in the eastern part of the country. He says the U.S. is gathering further details. The U.S. has been […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Ex-Alaska senator works on Permanent Fund repeal plan

    by Associated Press on Apr 27, 7:18

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A former state senator is preparing to fight back against a bill that would restructure the Alaska Permanent Fund and reduce the dividends Alaskans receive from the oil-wealth fund each year. The Alaska Journal of Commerce reports both houses of the Legislature have passed a version of Gov. Bill Walker’s plan […]

  • Lifestyle

    Anchorage man finds peace through singing opera

    by KTVA 11 News on Apr 26, 21:11

    Hubert Joseph is a classical singer who has been singing for six months. He wasn’t interested in classical music until he listened to symphonic metal. “It’s where you get a trained opera singer with metal guitar instrumentals,” Joseph said. When he worked a the Rustic Goat, a co-worker enjoyed his singing so much she bought […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Governor, education advocates ramp up pressure on Senate over cuts, broad-based tax

    by Liz Raines on Apr 26, 19:34

    Governor Bill Walker and some citizen-led groups are turning up the heat in Juneau on the Senate’s calls for big budget cuts, on day 100 of the 90-day session. Walker pointed to a new report by the state Office of Management and Budget Wednesday to show Alaska’s budget may be bigger than most other states, […]