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  • Alaska News

    Savoonga depends on Food Bank of Alaska during lean subsistence years

    by Melissa Frey on May 06, 15:09

    Pallet by pallet, food is sorted and prepared for distribution at the Food Bank of Alaska. Some is collected and given out locally, while other food is donated by the federal government and distributed statewide. “We don’t control what comes in, but we react to what the federal government distributes to Alaska, and then we fair […]

  • Alaska News

    Coal seam fires again spark wildfires near Healy, coal mine

    by Dan Joling / AP on May 06, 14:28

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Alaska wildfire officials are tracking four wildfires started by underground coal seam fires near the community of Healy. Division of Forestry spokesman Tim Mowry says coal seam fires have lit four wildfires. The largest has burned about one square mile. Mowry says wildfires started by coal seam fires that burn all […]

  • Local

    Tri, Tri Again: Kids take on the Trailside Triathlon

    by Dave Goldman on May 06, 12:59

    Elementary school youngsters will triple their fun meter this weekend as the annual Trailside Kids Triathlon takes off. With moderate doses of swimming, biking and running children ranging from kindergarten through sixth grade will begin at the Service High School pool. Then it’s onto the bicycle and finally some road work. “It’s important for health, […]

  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check in the Morning: Classical guitar with Mischa Shimek

    by Daybreak Staff on May 06, 11:50

    Mischa Shimek is a music major who attends the University of Alaska Anchorage. When he’s not focusing on his studies, he can be found playing at the Anchorage Lutheran Church and Organic Oasis. Friday, he joined Daybreak for a Mic Check in the morning where he played two pieces on his classical guitar. This fall he […]

  • Adopt-a-Pet

    Daybreak Adopt-a-Pet for Friday, May 6

    by Daybreak Staff on May 06, 11:33

    From the Anchorage Animal Care and Control Cats: Keo: affectionate and loving girl Quinn: a social girl who loves to cuddle Linus: a bashful boy who gives his whole heart once he trusts you Nightfury: a relaxed and friendly girl

  • Alaska News

    Small explosion detected at Alaska’s Cleveland Volcano

    by Associated Press on May 06, 7:51

    Scientists have detected a small explosion at the Cleveland Volcano on Thursday night. The acting coordinating scientist for the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute says Mount Cleveland is one of the most active volcanos and regularly produces these kinds of eruptions. David Fee says the explosion, which was detected at 6:44 p.m., lasted only […]

  • DayBreak

    For the love of lingerie: Victoria’s Secret coming to Anchorage

    by Sierra Starks on May 06, 6:49

    Be it a matching bra and panty set or whatever’s sitting at the top of the delicate drawer — lingerie is something most women don’t leave home without. But where do women in Anchorage go when it’s time to restock? Most name Nordstrom as their go-to for undergarments, while some soon-to-be moms say Motherhood Maternity is […]

  • News

    Bienvenidos! Spanish newspaper launches in Anchorage

    by Shannon Ballard on May 05, 22:28

    Thursday was Cinco De Mayo. For some people that means margaritas and Mexican food, but a group of Latinos who call Alaska home celebrated with the launch of a new bilingual newspaper. It’s called Sol De Media Noche, which means Midnight Sun. The paper advocates for a community that its writers say is often overlooked. “We’re […]

  • Health

    The Clean Air Challenge and the ride for Nancy

    by Emily Carlson on May 05, 22:01

    When Nancy Ferrell found out she had lung cancer, she didn’t complain. The emergency room nurse smiled through cancer and looked classy during radiation. But nagging at the back of her mind; one fear that daughter Dana McDonald said, she just couldn’t shake. “I remember my mom wasn’t one to cry. The only one time […]

  • Military

    Alaska Air Guardsmen recognized for daring 2015 rescue

    by Bonney Bowman on May 05, 21:42

    A daring rescue has earned Alaska Air National Guardsmen prestigious recognition. The Jolly Green Association awarded the 210th and 211th rescue squadrons the 2015 Rescue Mission of the Year. The rescue happened while the guardsmen were deployed to Djibouti in the Horn of Africa in 2015. Two Saudi Arabian F-15 fighter pilots went down over […]

  • News

    Anchorage police see a spike in suicide related calls

    by Lauren Maxwell on May 05, 21:20

    Anchorage police say they are seeing an increase in calls for suicide and it’s possible the change in seasons is to blame. Victor Spence with Anchorage Community Mental Health said more sunlight and warmer weather can bring on a good mood, but for people considering suicide it could be the boost they need to go […]

  • News

    Alaska House passes criminal justice overhaul

    by Liz Raines on May 05, 20:51

    Major changes could be coming to Alaska’s prison system. The Alaska House passed a nearly 200 page bill that includes shortened prison sentences, alternative methods of parole, and provisions to reduce the number of people currently held in pretrial facilities. The measure is the product of a report put forward by the Alaska Criminal Justice […]

  • Health

    Teen pregnancy rates drop nationwide, Alaska still above average

    by Eric Ruble on May 05, 20:39

    In the last 10 years, the birth rate among American teenagers has dropped nearly 40 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In Alaska, the teenage birth rate dropped 35 percent in just six years, according to the Department of Health and Social Services. Nationwide, there are roughly 25 births per 1,000 teens, […]

  • Reality Check w/ John Tracy

    Reality Check w/ John Tracy: Who does the new ASD superintendent remind you of?

    by John Tracy on May 05, 18:50

    As Alaskans, we pride ourselves on shopping local, but let’s be honest — we don’t always do it. That¹s why I¹d like to congratulate the Anchorage School District for shopping local and hiring Dr. Deena Paramo as the next superintendent. I’ve met Paramo many times. Not enough time to develop an understanding of her professional […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Legislature passes bill limiting who can teach sex education

    by Associated Press on May 05, 17:27

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska Legislature has passed an education bill that limits who can teach sex education in public schools. Passage came Thursday after the House revived the measure, rescinding a vote from a day earlier in which the bill had failed. This time, the measure narrowly passed. The bill, from Rep. Wes […]

  • Health

    FDA unveils new regulations on e-cigarettes

    by CBS News on May 05, 16:57

    Hundreds of electronic cigarette brands will have to undergo federal review to stay on the market under new rules that have the potential to upend a multi-billion dollar industry attempting to position itself as an alternative to traditional cigarettes. The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday released long-awaited rules that bring the burgeoning industry under federal oversight. […]

  • Crime

    Man charged with murder in 2015 East Anchorage slaying

    by KTVA 11 News on May 05, 16:39

    A 29-year-old Eagle River man has been charged in the East Anchorage slaying of a 19-year-old man last year Jarre Lee was indicted Wednesday on first-degree murder and third-degree weapons charges. According to a release from the District Attorney’s Office, he “intentionally” killed Preston Perdomo on Aug. 3, 2015. Perdomo was fatally shot multiple times […]

  • Alaska News

    Helicopter pilot injured in crash near Juneau’s Norris Glacier

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 05, 16:31

    Last updated at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5 The pilot is identified as  Jiri Hanis, 39, and was attempting to land on the glacier at the time of the crash, according to an update by Alaska State Troopers. He was medevaced to Bartlett Regional Hospital to recieve treatment for his injuries. Original story An Era helicopter with a […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Gov. Walker attends first meeting of new tribal advisory council

    by Associated Press on May 05, 12:06

    Gov. Bill Walker has attended the first meeting of the new Governor’s Tribal Advisory Council, a panel of Alaska Native leaders established by his administration. Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott also attended the Thursday morning meeting in Anchorage. Afterward, Walker introduced members of the 11-member council at a press conference. Participants say the panel has been […]

  • Weather News

    Garden Report: Hardening off pampered plants

    by Rachael Penton on May 05, 11:49

    Temperatures in Alaska are warming, and the days are growing longer. However, that doesn’t mean it’s time to put your plants outside. After plants spend the winter months being “pampered” in greenhouses or inside homes, they need time to readjust to the elements. Hardening off plants is the process of getting them acclimated to outside […]