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  • Only in Alaska

    First official Yup’ik interpreter for Alaska Court System

    by Adrian Wagner/KYUK on Oct 01, 11:59

    This story originated from KYUK Public Media and was republished with permission. BETHEL — In the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta, where Yup’ik is the primary spoken language, the Alaska Court System has a new Yup’ik interpreter, who happens to be the first official interpreter for the language in the country. Crystal Garrison, who recently passed the National Center for State Courts’ written exam for Court […]

  • Crime

    Families of Alaskans killed in Puerto Rico demand answers

    by Eric Ruble on Oct 01, 11:37

    Six months ago, 29-year-old Yosue Orencio Soto-Brito and Rodolfo “Fofo” Contreras, 23, left for a two-week Puerto Rican vacation. The long-time friends were found dead on a roadside near the capital city of San Juan on March 21, shortly before they were set to return home. Soto-Brito’s sister, Aydee Naranjo, said Puerto Rican police did […]

  • Alaska News

    YKHC president/CEO apologizes for unsanitary dental instruments, says he’ll work to rebuild trust

    by Anna Rose MacArthur/KYUK on Oct 01, 11:18

    This story originated from KYUK Public Media and was republished with permission. BETHEL — Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation President and CEO Dan Winkelman has issued an apology to YKHC customers for the recent incident involving partially sterilized dental instruments. Over an eight-day period from Sept. 13 through Sept. 21, the dental clinic saw 191 patients and used partially […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage family wants justice after 12-year-old deaf boy’s dog killed in hit and run

    by Sierra Starks on Sep 30, 20:20

    A broken red collar is a reminder that there’s something missing at Valerie Anderson’s East Anchorage home. It’s the collar that belonged to Scooby Doo, the family’s labrador retriever, who was 12-year-old J.J. Anderson’s best friend. J.J has special needs and wears cochlear implants to hear. The family got Scooby to be a companion for […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Make it Alaskan Festival kicks off holiday craft show season

    by Heather Hintze on Sep 30, 18:59

    Like its name suggests, everything you’ll find at the Make it Alaskan Festival is made in Alaska. While most of the 140 vendors came with a complete inventory to the show at the Sullivan Arena, artists like Sarah Chatfield continued to piece together products in their free time. “I try to stay busy while I’m […]

  • Education

    UAA team works to find new ways to bring running water to rural Alaska

    by Lauren Maxwell on Sep 30, 18:55

    It’s something most people in Anchorage take for granted — running water. But according to the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), more than 3,300 homes in rural Alaska don’t have running water or a flush toilet. Several years ago the DEC started the Water and Sewer Challenge. Teams were challenged to find innovative ways to bring […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    APD: 1 dead in West Anchorage industrial accident

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 30, 17:48

    A man was killed, Friday afternoon, when a wall he and another man were removing collapsed, the Anchorage Police Department (APD) wrote in a release. Few details were immediately available, but at 3:34 p.m. emergency responders were called to a four-plex on the 1500 block of W. 40 Avenue. Police said the men were removing […]

  • Outdoors

    DOF: Alaska wraps up minor fire season

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 30, 15:40

    Alaska had an early start to the wildfire season, but the Division of Forestry (DOF) says the total number of acres burned this year were “well below normal level.” In a release from DOF, the agency wrote there were 558 fires, which burned 500,095 acres. In Interior Alaska, during the two summer months that typically […]

  • US/World

    UN appoints first expert on LGBT violence and discrimination

    by Associated Press on Sep 30, 15:09

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) – The Human Rights Council has appointed international human rights expert Vitit Muntarbhorn of Thailand as the first U.N. independent expert charged with investigating violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. John Fisher, Geneva director of Human Rights Watch, said his appointment on Friday “made history” and “will bring […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Berkowitz announces cuts to fill $40M budget gap, plans to increase police force

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 30, 13:35

    The Municipality of Anchorage faces an estimated $40 million budget gap, according to numbers released by Mayor Ethan Berkowitz at a meeting Friday. The municipality’s 2017 budget is $502 million, up from $497 million in 2016. “We are dealing with tough times in Anchorage and we are dealing with tough times because the state has […]

  • Business/Economy

    Consumer demand for Alaska cruises growing again

    by Rachel D'Oro / AP on Sep 30, 13:28

    A growing consumer demand for Alaska cruises has put the state back in the million-passenger club as it rebounds after a leaner stretch. And next year is expected to be even better with larger capacity ships added to the Far North lineup. The millionth passenger was counted as the Alaska cruise industry’s season was nearing […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Alaska not changing voter registration deadline amid concern

    by Becky Bohrer / AP on Sep 30, 13:22

    A state election official says Alaska will not change its voter registration deadline amid concerns raised by two U.S. senators about Alaska’s deadline and that of several other states falling on a holiday weekend. Carol Thompson, with Alaska’s Division of Elections, said by email that division offices will be open the weekend of Oct. 8 […]

  • DayBreak

    Fiscally Alaskan forum aims to find solutions to state’s challenges

    by Daybreak Staff on Sep 30, 12:46

    When life hands you lemons, you’ve got to figure out what to do with them. The first event of its kind hopes to do just that: help fix Alaska’s fiscal woes with insight and improvisation. The free forum is called Fiscally Alaskan: Moving Towards Solutions and is being held Saturday in Anchorage. It’s a collaboration between the […]

  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check in the Morning: Armin Abdihodžić and Adam Kossler

    by Daybreak Staff on Sep 30, 12:19

    Armin Abdihodžić and Adam Kossler are classical guitarists who have both won international awards for their work in music. Abdihodžić started strumming away at the age of 8 in Bosnia. Years later, he’s played music all over the world and he is teaching guitar at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA). Visiting from Washington D.C., Kossler, […]

  • Weather News

    Anchorage records first official frost of the season

    by Rachael Penton on Sep 30, 11:48

    It’s been a chilly week across southcentral Alaska, and just before 8 a.m. Friday Anchorage finally recorded its first official frost of the season. Temperatures in many areas of the Anchorage bowl have dropped below freezing this week, with some spots reaching the upper 20s. However, because climate data is recorded at Ted Stevens Anchorage […]

  • DayBreak

    Vlogger Cory Williams returns to the Daybreak couch

    by Daybreak Staff on Sep 30, 10:08

    You knew him first as a vlogger new to Alaska, then a husband, and now he’s a father. Friday, Cory Williams updated viewers on in his life since the last time he was on the show in December. Williams was joined by his wife, Kristin, and the newest member to the family, baby Chell. The […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Scientists surveying, updating century-old seafloor data near Uganik Bay

    by Associated Press on Sep 30, 8:16

    Federal researchers are surveying the seafloor in Uganik Bay and west of the Kodiak Archipelago as part of an effort to update navigational information used by mariners that is 100 years old. The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports a 50-member crew is surveying the area aboard a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration vessel. The ship uses […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Nageak says he’s not leaving primary lawsuit

    by Associated Press on Sep 30, 7:56

    A northern Alaska lawmaker says he’s not giving up his fight against the state over his loss in the August primary election. The Juneau Empire reports Democratic Rep. Benjamin Nageak of Barrow had indicated in testimony Wednesday that he would be pulling out of his lawsuit. But during testimony Thursday he said he was unable […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Southbound Old Seward Highway reopened near Klatt Road

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 30, 7:44

    Updated at 8:08 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 30 Just one southbound lane of the Old Seward Highway was open near Klatt Road Friday morning following a crash, according to Anchorage police. Southbound Old Seward at Klatt blocked temporarily for officers investigating vehicle accident. https://t.co/1baPUN1sSc — APD Public Info. (@APDInfo) September 30, 2016 In a release […]

  • Energy

    ConocoPhillips Alaska sets drilling record

    by Daniella Rivera on Sep 29, 21:54

    At a time when there’s no clear end in site for plummeting oil prices, good news from the North Slope is rare, but on Thursday ConocoPhillips Alaska announced its set a new drilling record at drill site CD5, the first drill site in the National Petroleum Reserve Alaska (NPRA). CD5 is now home to the longest […]