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Committee compromise caps PFD, funds schools


ASD teachers likely keeping positions


UA system takes $8M cut in proposed agreement


AST identifies victim in fatal bear mauling


3 key things to know about the Senate health care bill




  • Health

    3 key things to know about the Senate health care bill

    by CBS News on Jun 22, 18:36

    The Senate’s health insurance bill is finally available for scrutiny. While Washington watchers analyze its chances for passage, let’s take a look at the consequences for consumers. Here’s what you should keep an eye on as the bill moves forward toward inevitable tweaks and an expected vote next week. Subsidies. The Senate bill has edged […]

  • Education

    UA system takes $8M cut in proposed agreement

    by Bonney Bowman on Jun 22, 17:46

    The University of Alaska Board of Regents is moving forward after the legislature announced a funding agreement for the university system. The House and Senate agreed to a $317 million budget for the university and the regents voted to approve it. It’s a cut of $8 million, less than the regents asked for, but also […]

  • US/World

    Investigators probing if Trump campaign got info from Russian hacks

    by CBS News on Jun 22, 17:04

    CBS News has confirmed that congressional investigators are interested in whether Trump campaign associates obtained information from hacked voter databases. A source indicated it is still early on in the process of scrutinizing the issue, but the House Intelligence Committee is said to be scrutinizing relevant documents to see if there is a connection. TIME […]

  • Lifestyle

    EggFest, Strawberry Festival, Quidditch this weekend

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 22, 16:39

    Pyrah’s Pioneer Peak Farm Strawberry Festival When: June 23 and 24 Location: Pyrah’s Pioneer Peak Farm 4350 Bodenburg Loop, Palmer Price: $7 to $25 Houston Music Festival When: June 23 through 25, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Location: Zero Lake Road, Houston Price: $10 to $90 GPS Scavenger Hunt When: June 23, 2:30 p.m. to […]

  • Education

    ASD teachers likely keeping positions

    by Steffi Lee on Jun 22, 16:16

    New developments out of Juneau are leading to optimism among Anchorage School District officials. A conference committee agreed on a budget to fully fund K-12 education and it could mean the 220 teachers from the district who were given layoff notices will likely get to keep their jobs. Superintendent Dr. Deena Bishop says it’s good […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Committee compromise caps PFD, funds schools

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 22, 15:58

    The Alaska conference committee reached a tentative compromise Thursday that could help the state avoid a government shutdown. Among the agreements are fully funding education, limiting the PFD to $1100 this year and paying for the operating budget out of the Constitutional Budget Reserve rather than Permanent Fund earnings. The latter is something Governor Walker […]

  • Military

    Photos show close encounter between armed Russian jet, U.S. warplane

    by CBS News on Jun 22, 15:31

    Military officials have released images showing a Russian jet that came within five feet of a U.S. reconnaissance plane over the Baltic Sea this week. The Russian aircraft came within five feet of a wing tip of a U.S. RC-135 reconnaissance plane, then flew under the U.S. aircraft and came up near the other wing […]

  • News

    U.S. missile defense test fails to intercept target over Pacific

    by CBS News on Jun 22, 15:23

    A joint missile defense test conducted by the U.S. and Japan failed to intercept a targeted rocket over the Pacific on Wednesday, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) said. The failed attempt was the second intercept test of the Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA missile, which is being developed by the U.S. and Japan to […]

  • Crime

    ‘Making a Murderer’ confession coerced, judges rule

    by CBS News on Jun 22, 15:16

    CHICAGO – The confession of a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series “Making a Murderer” was improperly obtained and he should be released from prison, a three-judge federal appeals panel ruled Thursday. Brendan Dassey was sentenced to life in prison in 2007 in photographer Teresa Halbach’s death on Halloween two years earlier. Dassey told […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska city tops list of small cities with most millionaires

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 22, 12:04

    Juneau has come out on top of the list of small cities with the most millionaires. Kiplinger, a business publication, listed Juneau as the small city with the highest concentration of millionaire households, with 1109 out of a total of 12,986, according to a report from KTOO.org. Phoenix Marketing International released the rankings after scouring […]

  • Energy

    The women who built the Trans-Alaska Pipeline

    by Emily Carlson on Jun 22, 11:33

    It took a small army to build the Trans-Alaska pipeline. Seventy-thousand workers flocked to Valdez and all the way up to the rugged North Slope to bring oil to market and wealth into state coffers. Just 1,000 of those workers were women and some of them faced down sexism and tough working conditions to do […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Governor adds opioid bill to special session agenda

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 22, 11:24

    Less than a week after Governor Bill Walker called legislators into a second special session to pass a budget to avoid the state’s first-ever government shutdown, a second item has been added to the agenda. Thursday morning, the governor amended the Second Special Session Proclamation so the House of Representatives could concur on House Bill […]

  • Sports

    112th Annual Midnight Sun baseball game held in Fairbanks

    by KTVA Sports on Jun 22, 11:12

    The second longest running event in baseball history is underway in Fairbanks and is a truly Alaskan experience. The 112th annual Midnight Sun game is held the longest day of every year, being beaten in longevity only by the World Series itself. KTVA 11 News’ Dave Leval traveled to Growden Park to get a first-hand […]

  • News

    Uber gives Alaskan free rides for helping pass bill

    by Liz Raines on Jun 22, 11:06

    Ride-sharing company Uber is giving a visually impaired Alaskan free rides for one year after he spent years and thousand of dollars advocating for its operation in Alaska, both at the state and municipal level. Sam Moore, an Anchorage resident, flew to Juneau several times during this year’s legislative session to urge lawmaker support for […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage prepares for next season

    by Melissa Frey on Jun 22, 11:05

    It might be the first full day of summer, but the maintenance crew with the Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage is already getting ready for next year. They groom and maintain over 60 miles of trails at Kincaid and Hillside that over 10,000 people use every winter. This winter they’ll also host the U.S. Nationals, where the […]

  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check in the Morning: Ken Peltier

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 22, 11:04

    Billed as a part of Alaska’s Premier Country Band, Ken Peltier from the Ken Peltier Band, joined by Jimmy Weber, will be playing alongside Craig Morgan. This will be a part of The Big Country Deck Party, sponsored by RAVN Alaska & Safe and Sound Alaska. Peltier formed the Ken Peltier Band in 1996, according […]

  • Alaska News

    Hilcorp only bidder in Cook Inlet lease sales

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jun 21, 18:37

    An oil and gas lease sale in Cook Inlet on Wednesday had just one winning bidder: Hilcorp Alaska. The sale was the last to be held under the federal government’s five-year management plan for offshore oil and gas leases that started in 2012. Dr. James, Kendall, regional director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management […]

  • Alaska News

    DMV counting down to deadlines, government shutdown

    by Bonney Bowman on Jun 21, 18:00

    If lawmakers in Juneau don’t pass a budget, the government will shut down in just nine days. The DMV is warning Alaskans to check their license and registration expiration dates before that happens. If the government shuts down, work at every DMV office and partner agency will stop, including processing licenses and registrations. To ensure […]

  • Crime

    Man accused of ‘accidentally’ shooting, paralyzing woman indicted

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 21, 17:34

    A 22-year-old Anchorage man was indicted Tuesday, accused of shooting a woman as he “danced around” his apartment during a party. Just before 2 a.m. on Friday, June 2, officers responded to a shooting call at an apartment complex on Mockingbird Drive. The victim, 20-year-old Deborah Walunga, who lives in the apartment above suspect Joseph […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Bear suspected in fatal Bird Ridge mauling killed

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 21, 16:35

    The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has killed the bear they suspect in the mauling death of a 16-year-old boy who had competed in a race on Bird Ridge Sunday. The bear had a recent wound to its lower jaw, which authorities believe identifies it as the bear involved, as the bear responsible for […]