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  • US/World

    UN body creates post on sexual orientation, gender identity

    by Associated Press on Jun 30, 16:42

    GENEVA (AP) – The U.N.’s top human rights body has decided to appoint an expert to monitor violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. In a narrow 23-18 vote with six abstentions, the Human Rights Council called for the creation of a three-year position for an independent expert to look into wrongdoing […]

  • Reality Check w/ John Tracy

    Reality Check w/ John Tracy: Can the US learn from Brexit?

    by John Tracy on Jun 30, 15:32

    Voters in Britain are now reacting to their decision to divorce the European Union much like one does the morning after a bender. Similar to a hangover, they’re now coming to grips with the aftermath of a decision that felt good at the time, but resulted in a massive global headache. Unfortunately, the financial impact […]

  • DayBreak

    Founding member of War talks 4th of July performances in Seward

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 30, 15:10

    A familiar sound is coming to Alaska this July 4 weekend. The band War will be in Seward Friday, July 1 through Sunday, July 3 performing popular hits like “Why Can’t We be Friends” and “Cisco Kid,” plus songs from their current album “Evolutionary.” Thursday, founding member Lonnie Jordan joined Daybreak. He said this weekend’s […]

  • US/World

    Judge orders new trial for Adnan Syed in ‘Serial’ case

    by CBS News on Jun 30, 14:57

      BALTIMORE --The conviction of a Maryland man in the 1999 murder of his ex-girlfriend has been vacated, and he has been granted a new trial, a Baltimore City Circuit Court judge ruled Thursday. Adnan Syed, who is at the center of the popular “Serial” podcast, has long maintained his innocence in the case. Prosecutors say Adnan […]

  • Weather News

    Garden Report: Meet the man behind Anchorage’s curated exotic plant collection

    by Rachael Penton on Jun 30, 13:42

    Doug Tryck has a passion for collecting exotic plants. It’s a hobby he started when he was only seven years old, after collecting his first specimen: a white iris at what was at the time called Chester Creek Estuary. He says gardening runs in the family. His great grandmother and grandfather were both gardeners, and […]

  • Alaska News

    Driver killed, passenger injured in Ketchikan vehicle crash

    by Associated Press on Jun 30, 12:55

    A Ketchikan woman died Wednesday night in a one-car crash on the south Tongass Highway. Alaska State Troopers say 43-year-old Verna Edenshaw was behind the wheel of a vehicle that rolled at Mile 5. Troopers took a call on the crash at 10:40 p.m. Five others were in the vehicle. Troopers say 26-year-old Melissa Williams […]

  • Weather News

    This snow season will go down as one of the least snowiest on record

    by Rachael Penton on Jun 30, 12:37

    The end of June not only brings the long, midsummer days to Alaska, it also marks the official end of the snow season. The snow season runs from July 1 to June 30 each year. When the 2015-2016 snow season ends Thursday at 11:59 p.m., it will go down in the record books as the […]

  • DayBreak

    ‘Constellations: One relationship, Infinite possibilities’ opens at Out North

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 30, 12:27

    One relationship. Infinite possibilities. A new play opening at Out North Theatre in Anchorage explores love and the quantum multiverse theory. “Constellations” is a play about two scientists and their relationship as it unfolds throughout their life. The love story unfolds in multiple ways, giving the audience several scenarios of how love can work and how […]

  • Alaska News

    Friends, family raise over $22,000 to continue search for missing Nome man

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 30, 12:07

    The search continues for a Nome man first reported missing on June 27 after he failed to show up for work. Now, friends and family are coming together in an effort to raise money to ensure the search for Joseph Balderas continues. As of 11 a.m. Thursday morning, over $22,000 had been raised on the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Government Hill welcomes shutdown of the Knik Arm Crossing

    by Heather Hintze on Jun 30, 11:13

    Gov. Bill Walker’s announcement Wednesday that he was shutting down the Knik Arm Crossing was welcome news for Stephanie Kelser. “It could have easily been one of the biggest boondoggles in the state in terms of the amount of money lost and the continuing amount of money year after year,” she said, referring to the […]

  • Military

    Pentagon ends ban on transgender troops in military

    by CNN / AP on Jun 30, 10:38

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon will let transgender individuals serve openly in the U.S. military, ending one of the last bans on service in the armed forces. Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced the change Thursday. Carter says it’s the right thing to do. He says only a person’s qualifications should matter, and that there should […]

  • Alaska News

    Ketchikan dock repairs complete after cruise ship crash

    by Associated Press on Jun 30, 8:12

    Repairs to a Ketchikan dock that was damaged in early June by a cruise ship have been completed ahead of schedule. The Ketchikan Daily News reports that Anchorage-based Turnagain Marine Construction was awarded the $928,000 contract for repairs at Berth 3, which was left unusable after the June 3 accident. Work was completed Tuesday and […]

  • Alaska News

    Air, ground search continues for hiker missing Nome Hiker

    by Associated Press on Jun 30, 8:05

    Updated at 8:05 a.m. on Thursday, June 30 A search will continue Thursday for a man missing out of Nome. Ground and air teams are looking for 36-year-old Joseph Balderas, who on Monday failed to show up for his job as a law clerk in the Nome court. Balderas’ vehicle was found along the Nome-Council […]

  • Mt. Marathon Race

    Friendly rivalry fuels women to attempt to break Mount Marathon record

    by Emily Carlson on Jun 29, 22:45

    In Alaska, the mountain racing community is small. So when powerhouse Najeeby Quinn felt an unfamiliar stride creeping up on her during a race a few years ago, she was immediately intrigued. “She almost passed me and I held her off by a second and I was like, ‘who are you?’” she said. That was […]

  • Alaska News

    AGDC president on AKLNG project: ‘Project is not moving forward’

    by Alexis Fernandez on Jun 29, 21:53

    The state of Alaska may soon be making some serious changes to the proposed Alaska liquefied natural gas pipeline plan, known as AKLNG. On Wednesday, Keith Meyer, the new head of the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC), gave an update to a House and Senate resources panel on the latest progress. Meyer told lawmakers the […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Education commissioner on Walker’s vetoes: Districts will bear burden of cuts

    by Eric Ruble on Jun 29, 20:54

    A reduction in education funding of more than $58 million could mean difficult decisions for Alaska schools during the coming months. The cuts come as part of Gov. Bill Walker’s $1.29 billion vetoes, announced Wednesday. “We’ve had multiple years of these cuts, and I think people are starting to worry,” said Aaron Poe, a member […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Fireworks shows get OK from Anchorage fire chief

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jun 29, 19:47

    The Anchorage Fire Department has given the green light for two fireworks shows on the Fourth of July. One will be held at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage, the other at Eagle River Lions Club Community Park in Eagle River. Fire Chief Denis LeBlanc said residents need to remember that fireworks are still illegal in Anchorage […]

  • Health

    FDA questions effectiveness of popular hand sanitizers

    by Associated Press on Jun 29, 19:02

    Federal health officials want to know whether hand sanitizers used by millions of Americans work as well as manufacturers claim — and whether there are any health risks to their growing use. The Food and Drug Administration is asking for new studies on how the antiseptic gels and rubs fight germs and get absorbed into the body, […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    AWWU announces intersection closure for water main repairs

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 29, 18:45

    The intersection of Tudor Road and Old Seward Highway will be closed from Friday night until early Wednesday morning, the Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility (AWWU) announced. The closure will begin at 8 p.m. Friday to allow AWWU personnel to make repairs to a water main that was damaged in May. Alaska Road Boring Company was […]

  • Crime

    Charging documents show woman found in car was tortured, shot before being killed

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 29, 17:17

    A late night DUI crash turned into a homicide investigation after police found a dead woman in the back of a vehicle Monday night. Charging documents against the driver, 34-year-old Benjamin Wilkins, revealed the woman had been severely injured and killed prior to the crash. Wilkins was detained on suspicion of intoxication after failing field sobriety […]