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  • The Hungry Chum

    The Hungry Chum: Harvest pop-up restaurant is a foraged feast

    by The Hungry Chum on Apr 29, 17:25

    We sat beneath a chandelier made of wine bottles in the middle of the bar. I was eagerly awaiting our eight-course feast. I was skeptical. The tickets sport a $110 price tag, yet I reserved judgment. My dining partner and fellow writer, Wanderer and I were inside Crush, a wine bistro in downtown Anchorage, but […]

  • Health

    First drug for delusions in Parkinson’s patients approved

    by Associated Press on Apr 29, 15:20

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal health officials have approved an experimental drug to treat psychotic delusions and behaviors that often afflict patients with Parkinson’s disease, the debilitating movement disorder. The drug from Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc. is the first drug for the condition, which affects approximately half of Parkinson’s patients. An estimated 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with […]

  • Iditarod

    Iditarod bans Travis Beals entry into 2017 race, says it will review regulations

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 29, 11:51

    Musher Travis Beals will not be allowed to race in the 2017 Iditarod, according to a statement released by the Iditarod Trail Committee (ITC) Friday. Beals will also not be allowed future entry into the Iditarod for an “indefinite period of time beyond 2017,” pending his completion of a court-mandated treatment program. “The Iditarod Trail Committee […]

  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check in the Morning: New album released by The Unfaithful Lovers

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 29, 10:48

    Danny Cronk, Shannon Marie and  Matt Faubion of the Unfaithful Lovers joined Daybreak Friday with two new bandmates — Chad Koker and Lyle Hoffner. After more than a year of writing and performing on stages across the state, the band is set to release its debut album “Among the Goats” at an album release party in […]

  • Adopt-a-Pet

    Adopt-a-Pet for Friday, April 29

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 29, 10:37

    From the Anchorage Animal Care and Control Cats: Zola: Introducing….Zola! Zola is a Cat with a capital “C!” She stalks her toys, she pounces on her toys, she bats at her toys. She meows to you for love. She rubs against you for love. She climbs into your lap and touches noses with you. She […]

  • Crime

    Drunk driver arrested after ramming garage at Governor’s Mansion

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 29, 10:03

    A Juneau man was arrested Thursday evening after his car was discovered stuck in the construction fencing near the capitol building shortly before 11 p.m. Alexander Oliphant, 49, was arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) and charged with refusing to submit to a breathalyzer, according to a release from Juneau police. After he was arrested, […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Injuries reported in two-vehicle Sand Lake area crash

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 29, 8:26

    Updated at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, April 29 Anchorage police and fire crews responded to a crash with injuries involving two vehicles near the intersection of Jewel Lake Road and Raspberry Road around 8 a.m. Friday. The northbound lanes of Jewel Lake Rd. were closed at Raspberry Road as crews worked to clear the scene. […]

  • Alaska News

    Parents in Seward concerned about looming gap in childcare

    by Daniella Rivera on Apr 29, 7:40

    The State of Alaska’s Division of Public Assistance Child Care Program Office says they haven’t been properly inspecting home daycare facilities in Seward for years. The office has a new supervisor, and he says when inspectors make unannounced visits to home daycares, they also have to inspect the provider’s personal home space, including bedrooms and […]

  • Alaska News

    Driver dies in Parks Highway crash south of Cantwell

    by Associated Press on Apr 29, 7:38

    A driver died early Thursday morning in a crash on the Parks Highway about 15 miles south of Cantwell. Alaska State Troopers say a southbound box van crossed the centerline at Mile 194 and crashed into a UPS tractor trailer driven by 61-year-old Karl Reid of North Pole. Troopers took a 911 call on the […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Sitka Assembly passes ban on cellphone use while driving

    by Associated Press on Apr 29, 6:02

    Sitka officials have voted to approve an ordinance that prohibits drivers from using their cellphones while driving. The Sitka Sentinel reports that the Sitka Assembly approved the measure Tuesday. The cellphone law, which prohibits texting, talking and using GPS while driving, will take effect on May 26. Assembly members had cited statistics showing the higher risk […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Citizen lobbyists frustrated by short-notice cancellation of session Thursday

    by Liz Raines on Apr 28, 21:04

    The Alaska House was supposed to take up an omnibus criminal justice reform bill, Senate Bill 91, in a floor session Thursday morning, but the meeting was cancelled with less than an hour’s notice. A House Majority Press Secretary said the latest version of the bill wasn’t finished being drafted after amendments were made in […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Construction worker remembered as one of dozens killed on the job in Alaska

    by Heather Hintze on Apr 28, 20:39

    More than two dozen workers in Alaska were killed on the job in 2015. On Thursday, people gathered at the Fallen Firefighters’ Memorial to honor those men and women for Workers Memorial Day. “All I can say is that I will never forget Samuel, and you and your family and I vow and our staff vows […]

  • News

    Citing dry conditions, AFD encourages free home inspection program

    by Eric Ruble on Apr 28, 20:24

    Captain Joe Albrecht has spent 38 years with the Anchorage Fire Department. He said this year’s fire danger is ”unprecedented,” especially on Anchorage’s hillside. “It’s a fact that sooner or later there’s going to be a large incident and there’s not much the Anchorage Fire Department is going to be able to do when it happens,” […]

  • Outdoors

    Living Alaska: A 360-degree view on Bodenburg Butte

    by Megan Edge on Apr 28, 18:34

    I just needed one minute, after I summitted, to take in every angle of the 360-degree view from atop Bodenburg Butte: the Matanuska River valley, the Talkeetna Mountains, the Knik River valley, Pioneer Peak and the Knik Glacier. I could see it all after an hour-long drive and a 1.5-mile traverse from the West Butte […]

  • Only in Alaska

    Numbers don’t lie: Alaskans are crazy about their chickens

    by Carolyn Hall on Apr 28, 18:18

    A small tract of land can yield quite a crop for an ambitious backyard homesteader such as Mountain View resident Phil Cannon. His garden produces all the staples: carrots, potatoes, beets and lettuce. “We try to grow as much as we can for vegetables. This year we’re gonna let the kids grow their own sections […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Negotiators reach deal on excess power program earnings

    by Associated Press on Apr 28, 17:21

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – House and Senate negotiators have reached agreement for use of any excess earnings from a fund set up to help rural areas faced with high electricity costs. A conference committee Thursday agreed to legislation that would allow for 70 percent of excess earnings from the Power Cost Equalization endowment fund to […]

  • Reality Check w/ John Tracy

    Reality Check w/ John Tracy: Why the fiscal gap should be fixed now

    by John Tracy on Apr 28, 16:56

    Back in October, when I first began these commentaries, I said that lawmakers would be unlikely to levy an income tax, or use earnings from the Permanent Fund to help balance the budget. It didn’t take much of a crystal ball to make that prediction going into an election year, even though it was possible […]

  • Crime

    Anchorage man admits to stealing mail, credit cards from Hillside residents

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 28, 16:01

    An Anchorage man pleaded guilty to charges of mail theft and credit card fraud in federal court Wednesday, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Evan Mullen, 28, admitted to stealing mail and packages from multiple homes in Anchorage’s Hillside neighborhood from December 2015 until his arrest in February 2016. His main target […]

  • DayBreak

    Homes for Heroes program now available in Alaska

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 28, 15:11

    A program to thank heroes by making the home buying, selling or refinancing process a little easier has finally come to Alaska. The Homes for Heroes is a “hero saving” program that is now available in Anchorage. It offers discounts on agent fees and bank loans to those who serve our country and communities. Realtor […]

  • Health

    Fewer U.S. teens are having babies; here’s why

    by CBS News on Apr 28, 13:39

    Birth rates among teens in the U.S. have dropped dramatically since 2006, according to a new report, and there are a lot of factors behind the trend, including a steep decline in births by black and Hispanic teens. Births to all American teenagers have plummeted by more than 40 percent, said Lisa Romero of the U.S. […]