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Alaska Politics

WATCH: Sullivan faces tough town hall crowd


New wheelchair brings new adventures for Anchorage woman


'Barefoot Mile' brings focus to human trafficking


Delta begins summer flights to capital of Alaska


State health board supports findings on adverse health effects to LGBTQ Alaskans




  • Teacher of the Week

    Teacher of the Week: Highlights from the School Year

    by Daybreak Staff on May 22, 12:58

    Over the past school year, Daybreak has highlighted 35 educators for Teacher of the Week, from Palmer to south Anchorage. Here is a look back at all of our teachers’ contributions as they share the secret to their success. In lieu of summer break, our Teacher of the Week segment will begin be back when […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Officials who promoted inclusivity seek to bar recall effort

    by Associated Press on May 22, 11:38

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Three leaders of an Alaska fishing community who sponsored a resolution to promote inclusivity after President Donald Trump’s election have asked a judge to block efforts to recall them. During a court hearing in Anchorage on Monday, Eric Glatt, an attorney for the three Homer City Council members, told Superior Court […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Bill Condon will direct 2019 ‘Bride of Frankenstein’ remake

    by Associated Press on May 22, 11:19

    LOS ANGELES (AP) – After helping Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast” spin box office gold, director Bill Condon has been tapped to breathe new life into “Bride of Frankenstein.” Universal Pictures said Monday that Condon’s remake will hit theaters in February 2019, making it the second film in its newly coined “Dark Universe ” […]

  • Health

    New fruit juice guidelines include big change for babies

    by CBS News on May 22, 11:15

    Kids love their juice, but new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) advise parents to pull back on fruit juices of all kinds for children of all ages. It’s the first update to the group’s guidelines on fruit juice for kids in 16 years. One of the biggest changes is the recommendation that […]

  • Harvesting Alaska

    Harvesting Alaska: The Learning Farm is teaching children about farm life, compassion for animals

    by Rachael Penton on May 22, 9:17

    If you’ve got a little one, chances are they’re familiar with our native Alaska wildlife by the time they can talk. However, it may be a different story when it comes to common farm animals. “I’ve brought animals into schools for years and I really found that they know very little about animals, especially farms […]

  • Local

    Swim, Bike, Run: Gold Nugget Triathlon provides a challenge and inspiration

    by Dave Goldman on May 22, 8:54

    It was damp and cool. At times the rain came down on Sunday morning, too — perfect for a triathlon, as the 2017 Gold Nugget took off and ended in its traditional spot at Bartlett High School. The 500 yard swim in the school’s pool, combined with a 12 mile bike ride and a 4.1 […]

  • News

    NASA orders up urgent spacewalking repairs at space station

    by Associated Press on May 22, 7:29

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – NASA has ordered up urgent spacewalking repairs at the International Space Station. On Tuesday, two astronauts will venture out to replace a data relay box that broke over the weekend. The job falls to the two Americans on board: commander Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer. The failed unit is one […]

  • Crime

    Man accused of killing girlfriend during suicide attempt arraigned

    by Daniella Rivera on May 22, 7:24

      An Anchorage man accused of killing his girlfriend while attempting to kill himself appeared in court Sunday. A grand jury indicted Victor Sibson, 21, on a charge of second-degree murder. Police responded to a 911 call in at the Club at Eagle Point apartments in Midtown during the early morning hours of April 19, […]

  • Lifestyle

    Delta begins summer flights to capital of Alaska

    by Associated Press on May 22, 6:52

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Delta Air Lines has begun its seasonal flights to the capital of Alaska. The Juneau Empire reports (http://bit.ly/2q35IXI ) flights from Seattle to Juneau started last week. They will run once a day during the summer season. Planes will land in Juneau at night and depart in the morning. Airport Manager […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Buckets still available for Anchorage compost program

    by Lauren Maxwell on May 21, 18:00

    A new recycling program run by the Municipality of Anchorage has room for a few more people who would like to trade in their table scraps for compost. On Sunday, volunteers with the Anchorage Community Compost program handed out hundreds of buckets at the Central Transfer Station to people who are interested in recycling food […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    New wheelchair brings new adventures for Anchorage woman

    by Lauren Maxwell on May 21, 17:58

    If you saw Kristie Lent out walking her dogs at University Lake or Connors Bog, you’d be excused if you did a double take. Lent is probably the only person using a specialized wheelchair to get the job done and she’s used to getting looks. “People will comment, they’ll say,’that’s the coolest wheelchair we’ve ever […]

  • News

    Turkey: Man detained on US plane just wanted 1st class seat

    by Associated Press on May 21, 15:43

    ISTANBUL (AP) – Turkey’s official news agency says the FBI has detained a Turkish man who attempted to sit in first class on a Los Angeles-Honolulu flight. The Anadolu news agency reported Sunday that 25-year-old Anil Tuvanc Uskanli bought an economy ticket on American Airlines Flight 31 but left his seat to try first class. […]

  • News

    40-foot humpback whale stuck in Calif. harbor

    by Associated Press on May 21, 15:36

    VENTURA, Calif. (AP) – A humpback whale that made a big splash with boaters after wandering into a Southern California harbor is on the move again, having found its way back to the open ocean. Ventura Harbormaster John Higgins said the whale swam away before dawn Sunday. Authorities may have provided it some guidance, playing […]

  • Health

    State health board supports findings on adverse health effects to LGBTQ Alaskans

    by KTVA Web Staff on May 21, 15:23

    When they met this week in Bethel, the state behavioral health boards took a look at the Alaska Mental Health Board (AMHB) and Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (ABADA) report about the adverse effects of discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Alaskans. The boards decided to endorse the report’s findings that […]

  • Alaska News

    Villages to get multi-million-dollar payments from mine owner

    by Associated Press on May 21, 15:15

    NOME, Alaska (AP) – Eleven villages in Alaska’s northwest arctic borough will soon get yearly multimillion-dollar payments from the operator of a mine in the region in lieu of paying taxes. KNOM radio reports that the money will come from Teck Alaska, the operator of Red Dog Mine, where zinc and lead are gathered. KNOM […]

  • Alaska News

    New housing chief focuses on services to help homeless

    by Associated Press on May 21, 15:13

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – Fairbanks’ new housing and homelessness coordinator says he is focusing on bringing in more housing complexes that provide services to people who need help overcoming mental illness or drug addiction. Mike Sanders tells the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner that the city has an estimated 240 homeless people and they need more support. […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Core Trump supporters dig in while others grow nervous

    by CBS News on May 21, 12:41

    The ranks of President Trump’s strongest backers are a bit smaller today than when we last checked in with the Nation Tracker, as the weight of the FBI investigation appears to be taking a toll, and Americans’ optimism and confidence in his presidency have slipped. Meanwhile, the ranks of his most ardent detractors have grown, […]

  • US/World

    Trump signs $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia

    by CBS News on May 21, 12:33

    President Trump signed a multi-billion-dollar arms and economic deal with Saudi Arabia Saturday in a move intended to strengthen the U.S.-Saudi Arabian alliance against ISIS on the president’s first foreign trip. The agreement is worth $110 billion effective immediately and $350 billion over 10 years, in an effort to equip Saudi Arabia and Persian Gulf […]

  • News

    ‘Barefoot Mile’ brings focus to human trafficking

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 21, 12:27

    Roughly 21 million people around the world are victims. Now, human and sex trafficking is considered the fastest growing type of crime in Alaska. Saturday, people in Anchorage took to the streets in an effort to help eliminate the problem. Gwen Hufford and Katleen Tatti took a stroll around downtown Anchorage Saturday—just not the way […]

  • Alaska Politics

    WATCH: Sullivan faces tough town hall crowd

    by KTVA Web Staff on May 21, 11:45

    Alaska’s junior senator faced down a crowd of hundreds of occasionally hostile Alaskans Saturday afternoon. Dan Sullivan hosted the town hall at Bartlett High School. People were asked to write down their names then chosen at random to ask questions. In keeping with town hall tradition around the nation, audience members held red and green […]