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  • Only in Alaska

    First Japan Airlines flight kicks off aurora season

    by Associated Press on Aug 28, 13:58

    The first aurora borealis seekers from Japan have arrived in Alaska’s interior to launch the unofficial beginning of the northern lights viewing season. The first Japan Airlines flight of the season landed in Fairbanks Wednesday with 174 passengers. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://is.gd/0k8g9n) reports the flight from Narita Airport near Tokyo is the first of […]

  • State

    Shell files revised Arctic offshore drilling plan

    by Associated Press on Aug 28, 13:51

    Shell is preserving its options to drill for oil in Arctic waters next year by filing a revised exploration plan with federal officials. A subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell PLC filed the revised plan Thursday with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management in Anchorage. Shell Alaska spokesman Curtis Smith says in an email that the […]

  • News

    New freshman dorm opens for UA Southeast students

    by Associated Press on Aug 28, 12:26

    Freshmen at the University of Alaska southeast have a new dormitory to call home. The Juneau Empire (http://bit.ly/1sJU3Uc) reports the facility with 110 beds is opening for the fall semester. So far 95 students have signed up to live in the dorm. The building designed by MRV Architects has suites with two sets of two […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Alaska Libertarian candidate withdraws from race

    by Associated Press on Aug 28, 12:23

    The Alaska Libertarian Party nominee in the U.S. Senate race has informally dropped from the running, but party officials say they’ve been unable to reach him about sending a signed withdrawal letter to the state elections division. The party has until Tuesday to swap out candidates for the November election, but can’t do so unless […]

  • Crime

    Toddler, woman injured in Mountain Village hit-and-run

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 28, 10:42

    A toddler and a 32-year-old woman from Mountain Village were medevaced to Bethel with non-life-threatening injuries after being struck by an ATV Wednesday afternoon, Alaska State Troopers said. The collision followed an argument between Jeanette Myre and 22-year-old Georgianne Hanson, according to an online AST dispatch posted Thursday morning. Troopers said Hanson, also of Mountain […]

  • Forecasts

    Daybreak weather, August 28

    by Brett Shepard on Aug 28, 9:28

    It will be another gray day in Southcentral with rain at times throughout the region. In the southeast, skies will be mostly cloudy with rain returning by the afternoon. In the Interior, clouds will be on the increase throughout the day with rain by evening. On the North Slope, skies will be mostly cloudy with […]

  • DayBreak

    Piglets race for the prize at the Alaska State Fair

    by James Gaddis on Aug 28, 9:02

    The Daybreak crew spent a day at the Alaska State Fair this week and our first stop was the Kenai Peninsula Pig Races. Megan and I scouted the competitors and made a small bet: The loser has to get the winner coffee for an entire week. The KTVA 11 News Corral is where pigs become […]

  • State

    7 students disciplined for Juneau hazing

    by Associated Press on Aug 28, 8:26

    Seven high school seniors in Juneau will be disciplined for hazing incoming freshman last May. Superintendent Mark Miller at a press conference Wednesday announced results of a school district investigation. The Juneau Empire (http://bit.ly/YYsw8Z) reports the upperclassmen used a paddle to beat six freshmen. Miller says the school district will not release names of the […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    State fair ‘rat race’ brings big fun in small packages

    by Heather Hintze on Aug 28, 7:26

    This isn’t your average game of roulette at the Alaska State Fair. The Palmer Elks Lodge rat race is actually older than the state itself. It involves placing one of the tiny rodents in the middle of a spinning wheel, and placing bets on which colored compartment it will run into. The payoff for each […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Senate candidates debate health care and national debt

    by Kate McPherson on Aug 28, 6:47

    The first debate between U.S. Senate candidates Dan Sullivan and Sen. Mark Begich drew an equal number of supporters for both men, if you compared the level of applause. It was hosted by United for Liberty and held Wednesday night at the Wendy Williamson Auditorium at the University of Alaska Anchorage. The crowd got particularly excited […]

  • Local

    Alaska skier gives back

    by Dave Goldman on Aug 27, 23:42

    Alaska Pacific University skiers are some of the finest in the world, routinely filling out the U.S. Olympic team roster. Tuesday, APU athletes took a trip, and for one member — Service High School alum Tyler Kornfield — the journey held a special connection.

  • Local

    Amy Demboski running for mayor

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 23:28

    An Anchorage Assemblywoman has thrown her hat into the ring to be the next mayor of the municipality. Amy Demboski says she filed her letter of intent to run Tuesday. The Eagle River-Chugiak assemblywoman says she will be the clear conservative vote in the race. Her priorities are fiscal restraint, essential city services and accountability, she […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Political scientist breaks down U.S. Senate debate

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 22:58

    Forrest Nabors, political scientist and University of Alaska Anchorage assistant professor, gives his take on how Sen. Mark Begich and Dan Sullivan performed in their first debate Wednesday evening in Anchorage.

  • Local

    ASD students start kindergarten and first grade

    by Alexis Fernandez on Aug 27, 20:55

    It was an exciting morning at the Bush family household in Mountain View. Six-year-old Carson woke up hours before school started. He, along with hundreds of students across Anchorage, were starting their first day of kindergarten and first grade. “The only reason I got this backpack is because I like Ninja Turtles,” said Carson while showing […]

  • Local

    Rocket launches to continue despite explosion

    by Dave Leval on Aug 27, 20:43

    Craig Campbell remains positive despite a setback. “It’s a pretty good letdown when it doesn’t work as advertised,” said the president of Alaska Aerospace. The state-run company operates the Kodiak Launch Complex on the island, which is where a military rocket exploded early Monday morning, seconds after it blasted off on its mission. Alaska Aerospace has […]

  • Local

    Neighbors want street improvements promised 30 years ago

    by Lauren Maxwell on Aug 27, 19:49

    People who live in an Anchorage neighborhood are asking the state Legislature to fund street repairs they say were promised 30 years ago. The street is Sylvan Drive, a residential road off the Old Seward Highway just south of Dowling Road. Cindi Squire lives in the neighborhood and is leading the fight to have the […]

  • Crime

    Authorities investigating Chevak death as a homicide

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 18:16

    Updated Thursday, Aug. 28 Authorities are investigating a 19-year-old Chevak woman’s death as a homicide. A village public safety officer contacted Alaska State Troopers around 11 a.m. Wednesday that a deceased woman had been found near Chevak Clinic, according to an online dispatch. Thursday, troopers identified her as Roxanne Smart of Chevak. Her next-of-kin have been […]

  • Local

    Enstar strikers will return to work

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 17:06

    After more than two weeks, Enstar Natural Gas Co. employees voted to end their strike and will return to work Thursday. Dozens of employees, who are part of the United Association Plumbers and Steamfitters Union Local 367, voted to end their protest without getting a new contract, said Chuck Dunnagan, the union’s attorney. Wednesday morning, […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Sullivan says he will run clean campaign for Senate seat

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 16:38

    Republican candidate Dan Sullivan says he will run a clean campaign in his bid for Alaska’s U.S. Senate seat in the November general election. KTVA 11 News sat down with Sullivan for the first time since he won the Republican primary on Aug. 19. The former DNR Commissioner says he has met with both Joe […]

  • Local

    National Guard rescues 2 men near Coal Creek

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 15:16

    Officials with the Alaska Air National Guard say two men were rescued after their plane crashed Tuesday night near Coal Creek. No one was injured when the plane crashed about 55 miles west of Anchorage, according to a release from the National Guard. The two men used a satellite phone to contact a family member, […]