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  • Alaska

    1 million passengers expected on Alaska cruise lines in 2015

    by Associated Press on Apr 27, 10:07

    Alaska is preparing for a strong tourist season, with industry forecasts predicting about 1 million passengers on Alaskan cruise lines. KTOO-FM reports (http://bit.ly/1DtcMa4) that former state lawmaker and current president of Cruise Lines International Association Alaska John Binkley expects a 3 percent increase in cruise passengers this year. Binkley also warned that as the cruise […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, April 27

    by Brett Shepard on Apr 27, 8:56

    Southcentral Skies will be mostly cloudy today with showers over the Prince William Sound and eastern Kenai Peninsula. Southeast Cloudy skies with rain at times. Interior Mostly to partly cloudy skies. North Slope Mostly cloudy skies. West Mostly to partly sunny skies today. Southwest Mostly cloudy skies with a good chance of rain and snow […]

  • Alaska

    Ketchikan-area lawmakers push for island-wide tobacco tax

    by Associated Press on Apr 27, 8:32

    Ketchikan local government officials are pushing for an island-wide tobacco tax which would include e-cigarettes. The Ketchikan Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1bKtkoS) that the Cooperative Relations Committee, a joint group of the Ketchikan City Council and the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly, unanimously voted Friday to work toward an excise tax on all cigarettes and tobacco products. […]

  • Local

    East High needs big bucks to host football games on campus

    by KTVA Sports on Apr 27, 8:25

    Charles Chandler has played home football games at home, yes — but never at his school. Chandler and the East High Thunderbirds play their home games at Anchorage Football Stadium. But Chandler wants to play one game at East before he graduates. “It’s nice to play in front of a crowd and fans that are […]

  • Crime

    Wasilla man arrested after troopers discover slew of stolen vehicles

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 27, 8:08

    Stemming from a months-old case, a 43-year-old man was arrested Saturday after troopers discovered several stolen vehicles at a Wasilla home. Alaska State Troopers arrested Allan Washburn at a home on Spence Lane in Wasilla. He is charged with seven counts of second-degree theft, scheme to defraud and two counts of fourth-degree misconduct involving controlled […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Transgender man shares his story

    by Lauren Maxwell on Apr 27, 7:15

    Imagine never feeling comfortable in your own skin or, even worse, feeling like you were born into the wrong body. Danny Earll knows that feeling well. Twenty-six years ago, Earll was born on the Kenai Peninsula as a little girl whose parents named Ashley. But, Earll says, from a very young age he was never comfortable with his […]

  • State

    Still without an approved budget, extended legislative session continues

    by Kate McPherson on Apr 26, 20:58

    At the end of Sunday, day 97 of the legislative session, Alaska was still without a budget for fiscal year 2016. The Republican-led Senate and House Majorities reached an agreement on the operating budget, and a conference committee finalized it Saturday night without the support of the Democrat-led Minority in the House. The Senate and […]

  • Alaska

    Alatna without potable water; Gov. Walker declares state disaster

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 26, 19:54

    More than one week after a blaze in Alatna caused extensive damage to the multi-purpose building, Gov. Bill Waker has declared a state disaster in order to restore potable water to the Interior community. The governor declared the state disaster in a Sunday release, saying that it was critical to restoring the community of Alatna, which […]

  • Alaska

    In Kotzebue, traditional Native diet coming to longterm care facilities

    by Emily Carlson on Apr 26, 14:32

      Diet isn’t just about food — it’s about history; it’s about identity. A new program in Kotzebue will allow some Native elders the chance to again enjoy the tastes of their culture. On a wintry afternoon in the Northwestern community, an eclectic bunch gathered at the Maniilaq Association to eat traditional Native food. For most, it’s […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Stand with Nepal: How Alaskans can help the earthquake victims

    by Sierra Starks on Apr 26, 14:03

    Following Saturday’s devastating Himalayan earthquake, support and relief funds from nations and charities around the world are pouring in. The U.S. is sending a disaster response team and has pledged $1 million in aid to Nepal. Shipments of medical aid and other relief supplies are also headed to the area. About two dozen members of […]

  • Local

    Soccer scores: Lady Lynx run away with 11-0 victory over Bartlett

    by KTVA Sports on Apr 26, 13:04

    It did not take long for the Dimond offense to get going against Bartlett Saturday morning with an 11-0 blowout over the Bears. Tatumn Willis got things going in the first half, collecting a rebound off the goalie and finding the back of the net to put the Lady Lynx up 1-0. Willis would add […]

  • Alaska

    Christian Pilots Association of Alaska looking for new members

    by Dave Leval on Apr 26, 10:26

    An Alaska organization says help is needed for those who love to fly — and are passionate about their religion. Various private planes took center stage Saturday at Tanalian Aviation at Merrill Field Airport. They make up the fleet of the Christian Pilots Association of Alaska, a volunteer, nonprofit group in which pilots and planes are […]

  • State

    Alaska House, Senate negotiators reach agreement on budget

    by Associated Press on Apr 25, 23:13

    House and Senate negotiators have reached agreement on a state operating budget, and proposed a way to fund government through the end of this fiscal year without potentially having to draw from the constitutional budget reserve fund. The committee proposed using $1.1 billion in forward-funding for education for the fiscal year beginning July 1, to […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Nepali community in Anchorage hit hard by news of earthquake

    by Sierra Starks on Apr 25, 23:09

    After hearing about the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal near the country’s capital, Jeet Tamang was relieved to finally be able to talk to his family Saturday. “The whole world is trying to call over there,” said Tamang. “And it’s really hard to get through.” The death toll from the devastating Nepal quake now stands […]

  • Iditarod

    UPDATE on Iditarod musher Steve Watkins: Aftershocks leave Everest unsafe to continue climb

    by KTVA Sports on Apr 25, 20:22

      Updated Sunday, 8 p.m. Aftershocks from the Nepal earthquake have left climbing conditions on Mount Everest unsafe. Steve Watkins and his team were evacuated by helicopter from camp one to base camp, says his girlfriend, Joy Chairusmi. She says they are now trying to decide whether to walk the rest of the way from base […]

  • Alaska

    How Alaska can benefit from US taking chair of Arctic Council

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 25, 11:56

    The University of Alaska Anchorage hosted a live-stream presentation Friday as the U.S. took over the chairmanship of the Arctic Council, a group of eight nations with Arctic territory and six indigenous Arctic organizations. The goal is to encourage cooperation to protect the Arctic environment while ensuring responsible development. Between retreating sea ice, warming temperatures, shipping, […]

  • US/World

    Nepal quake: More than 2.5K dead, history crumbles, Everest shaken

    by CNN / AP on Apr 25, 10:33

    The official number of dead from Saturday’s Himalayan earthquake has topped 2,500 and may continue to rise as remote areas near the epicenter are searched. Nepal authorities said Sunday that at least 2,430 people in that country had died in Nepal alone, not including the 18 people that the Nepal Mountaineering Association says died in […]

  • Alaska

    More Alaska National Guard emails released

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 24, 21:12

    The state released thousands of emails related to the Alaska National Guard scandal late Friday afternoon. It’s been more than 5 months since they’ve handed over any of the information they were ordered to give the media last year. In October, a judge ruled that then-Gov. Sean Parnell’s office must provide any correspondence that relates […]

  • Local

    Thomas Wins 31st Bill MacKay Athlete of the Year

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 24, 20:42

    The junior ran away with it. It’s been said many times in Cody Thomas’s illustrious career. It also described his path on Friday night as the 2014-15 Bill MacKay Athlete of the Year. The New Zealander claimed the honor at the University of Alaska Anchorage’s athletic banquet at the Lucy Cuddy Center. Thomas’ list of accomplishments not only set the […]

  • Alaska

    Change in the Guard: new adjutant general’s vision

    by Bonney Bowman on Apr 24, 18:47

    A West Point graduate with 30 years of active-duty experience, new Alaska State Commissioner and Adjutant General Laurie Hummel says she has a vision to make Alaskans proud of the Alaska National Guard once again. She came out of retirement to tackle the challenging position. “If you’re going to go back to work and get […]