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Mat-Su considering permanent car registration for older vehicles


This year's PFD checks could double the 2013 amount




  • 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 […]

  • News

    Judge tosses lawsuit over federal refuge closures

    by Associated Press on Jul 30, 10:38

    A federal judge has dismissed the state’s lawsuit over the closure of national wildlife refuges during the partial federal government shutdown last year. U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason called case moot. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service restricted access to refuges nationwide during the 16-day shutdown last October. The state sued as Congress was […]

  • State

    UA offers in-state tuition if you have family ties

    by Associated Press on Jul 30, 9:03

    The University of Alaska will cut tuition rates by more than $13,000 a year to students who have family ties to Alaska and want to study here. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://is.gd/C20vu9) the two-year pilot program will give in-state tuition rates to students with parents or grandparents in Alaska, no matter where the student […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, July 30

    by Brett Shepard on Jul 30, 8:54

    Southcentral Alaska will be sunny, sunny, sunny! Into the southeast, skies will be mostly cloudy with occasional showers possible. In the Interior, skies will be sunny with mild temps. On the North Slope, skies will be mostly to partly cloudy with patchy fog. Out west, most of the region will enjoy sunny skies. Into the […]

  • Local

    Bean’s Cafe celebrates 35 years of service

    by Kate McPherson on Jul 30, 7:29

    Bean’s Café has helped the homeless and hungry in Anchorage for 35 years, but it’s a bittersweet anniversary for staff and volunteers. “I think it’s a positive that we exist but I think everyone would agree, ideally, it’d be better if we didn’t have to provide these meals,” said Steve Williams, chairman of the Bean’s […]

  • Local

    Arctic edge: Conquering mountains

    by Bonney Bowman on Jul 29, 22:31

    Soldiers come to Alaska from all over the country and once they get here, they have to learn how to survive in our often harsh and unforgiving climate. That’s where the Northern Warfare Training Center in Black Rapids comes in. The motto at the Army training center is “battling cold and conquering mountains.” But to […]

  • State

    Cutting through confusion surrounding ballot measure to legalize marijuana

    by Charlo Greene on Jul 29, 21:21

    Potential revenue More than $250 million in just one year with $20.4 million of that money in tax revenue, courtesy of cannabis. That is how much money the Alaska Cannabis Institute expects the marijuana industry to bring Alaska during the first year of recreational sales. The opposition, however, predicts only $5 million in tax revenues. […]

  • Local

    Food Bank running low on food

    by Dave Leval on Jul 29, 20:34

    Pastor Stacy Stone is used to preaching the gospel at New Hope on the Last Frontier Church. She continues delivering a different kind of message lately. “Our produce stand and vegetable stand is not always full,” Stone said. “Fresh stuff is harder to get, a lot of stuff they choose from is already rotten.” Hundreds […]

  • Local

    Mat-Su considering permanent car registration for older vehicles

    by Shannon Ballard on Jul 29, 20:09

    Folks in the Mat-Su Valley are thinking about giving their borough a new title — old car capital of Alaska. There are nearly 84,000 cars in the Valley built before 2006, according to DMV records. Mat-Su resident Curt Christiansen owns three of them and says his 14-year-old mini van does the job. “Gets me to work […]

  • Crime

    Feds sue former Alaska man over liens

    by Associated Press on Jul 29, 19:52

    The U.S. attorney’s office in Alaska has filed a civil lawsuit against a Danese, West Virginia, man who has filed liens seeking $950 million from federal employees. Assistant U.S. Attorney Bryan Wilson is seeking an injunction to stop Trapper Killsmany from filing the liens against Social Security Administration employees. Killsmany seeks another $350 million in […]