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  • DayBreak

    Anchorage apparel brand highlights everyday experiences in Alaska

    by Sierra Starks on Feb 12, 13:03

    Brett Connor’s new shop, located at the corner of Spenard Road and Fireweed Lane, is a world apart from his humble beginnings. Connor got his start designing and screenprinting the artwork for his brand, Hulin Alaskan Design, in a shed. “There happened luckily to be a little shed kind of building detached from the house […]

  • Alaska News

    Research finds harmful algae toxins in Alaska marine mammals

    by Dan Joling / AP on Feb 12, 12:51

    A study led by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists says toxins from harmful ocean algae were detected at surprising levels in samples of more than 900 Alaska marine mammals. NOAA Fisheries research biologist Kathi Lefebvre says the agency looked at feces, urine and stomach contents of 13 marine mammal species collected over nine years […]

  • Weather News

    Snowless streak in Anchorage approaching record number of days

    by Rachael Penton on Feb 12, 12:20

    It’s no secret that it has been a slim snow season in Anchorage. Now, we’re beginning to approach a record number of days without the white stuff. Anchorage hasn’t seen any measurable snowfall for the last 28 days, as of Thursday. Measurable snowfall is defined as one-tenth of an inch (0.1”) of snow or more. The […]

  • DayBreak

    What’s in a rose?: The meaning behind your Valentine’s Day flowers

    by Sierra Starks on Feb 12, 11:29

    The team at Bagoy’s Florist & Home is planning to trim, snip and place 35,000 flower stems in preparation for their busiest holiday of the year. “It’s kind of like preparing for the Super Bowl,” said Chanda Mines, the flower shop’s owner. “The closer we get to the holiday, the more intense it gets.” Game […]

  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check in the Morning: DJ Spencer Lee

    by Daybreak Staff on Feb 12, 11:10

    It’s a Valentine’s Day event for the whole family. Baby Loves Disco is back, and the Valentine’s Day edition is expected to be better than ever. The event’s organizer Spencer Shroyer, also known as DJ Spencer Lee, joined Daybreak Friday where he was spinning some love-inspired beats. The event is for parents and kids who […]

  • Adopt-a-Pet

    Daybreak Adopt-A-Pets: Feb. 12, 2016

    by Daybreak Staff on Feb 12, 11:03

      ANCHORAGE – From Anchorage Animal Care and Control This Valentine’s Day, why not bring home a bundle of fur who’s looking for love?   Guinea pigs Reece and Ellie & Sylvia and Peyton: These guinea pigs love to sit in your lap and munch on lettuce, carrots and even tomatoes. And a little chin […]

  • News

    AFD responds to fire in East Anchorage Friday morning

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 12, 10:07

    The Anchorage Fire Department responded to a report of a fire on East 12th Avenue Friday morning. KTVA was on scene and were told there are no injuries reporting in connection to the fire, which appears to be put out at this time. The fire occurred on the second floor, where the damage was most […]

  • Iditarod

    Confirmed: Iditarod ceremonial start in Anchorage, restart in Willow

    by Dave Goldman on Feb 12, 9:58

    Neither rain nor sleet nor lack of snow stops the Iditarod. Yes, the Last Great Race has a new philosophy. Weather has never been a hindrance before, though recently it has been uncooperative. But Friday, Iditarod CEO Stan Hooley and race officials decided against moving the restart to Fairbanks, keeping it in Willow. This had been […]

  • Alaska News

    Fairbanks debates federal proposal on Alaska predator hunts

    by Associated Press on Feb 12, 9:04

    Fairbanks residents have shown support for a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposal that would ban some bear, wolf and coyote hunts on federal wildlife refuges in Alaska. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that a majority of people who testified at a public hearing in Fairbanks Wednesday were in favor of the federal agency’s predator hunting […]

  • Alaska News

    Sitka to act on recommendations in landslide study

    by Associated Press on Feb 12, 8:35

    Sitka officials say they plan to make land development improvements following the release of a study on the August landslides. The Sitka Sentinel reports the consulting firm Shannon & Wilson presented their findings Tuesday at a Sitka Assembly meeting. The report examined the causes of the Aug. 18 landslide above Kramer Avenue that left three people […]

  • Crime

    Troopers arrest man suspected in violent home eviction

    by Associated Press on Feb 12, 8:23

    A Houston, Alaska, man has been arrested for taking part in a home eviction that Alaska State Troopers say turned violent. Troopers took a report Saturday night of a stabbing at a home at Mile 53 Parks Highway and learned two men had tried to evict a family at the request of a third party. […]

  • Crime

    Ex-hunting TV show host sentenced in poaching case

    by Associated Press on Feb 12, 8:05

    A former host of a cable TV hunting show has been sentenced to 16 months in prison for his role in a poaching operation on a remote national preserve in Alaska. The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Thursday that footage of some of the illegal hunts was shown on Clark W. Dixon’s cable TV show “The […]

  • Alaska News

    Sitka settles with teen from stun gun video

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 12, 7:55

    Sitka has settled out of court with the teen Sitka police officers shocked multiple times with a stun gun. Video from the incident was posted on Youtube (below). Frank Hoogendorn was 18 when officers arrested him for for drinking alcohol in September 2014. When the video surfaced last November, he claimed police used excessive force […]

  • Military

    USO opens first center in Alaska

    by Bonney Bowman on Feb 12, 6:47

    The USO held a grand opening for a brand new center at JBER, the first of its kind in Alaska. It’s designed to be a home away from home for service members, says center director Tara Mogan. “You can kinda just kick back,” she said. “It’s like sitting in your living room.” The center features […]

  • News

    After 4 years, 50,000 miles, traveler denied US visa to finish Alaska adventure

    by Daniella Rivera on Feb 12, 6:00

    We live in a place that people around the world dream of visiting, but not everyone would go to the lengths one man did to get to Alaska. Ben Jamin, not his real name, has been traveling the world for the last 7 years. But perhaps his biggest adventure started when he bought a Volkswagen […]

  • Military

    Sullivan: Top Army official’s visit a step toward maintaining Alaska’s troops

    by Emily Carlson on Feb 12, 0:14

    The U.S. Army’s most senior uniformed officer spent Wednesday and Thursday in Alaska on a fact-finding mission. Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley, was at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Thursday reviewing the 4-25 Airborne Brigade — a group of 2600 soldiers the U.S. Army said they were cutting back in July. In October, the cuts […]

  • Alaska News

    Officials: Barrow man pointed shotgun at police before being shot, killed

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 11, 23:14

    BARROW — The North Slope Borough released new information Thursday in the officer-involved shooting death of 36-year-old Vincent Nageak III. Police were called to a home at the 7400 block of North Star St. in Barrow Wednesday at around 3:30 a.m. Upon arrival, the person who made the 911 call, as well as children inside […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Lawmakers put off final decision on Anchorage LIO lease

    by Liz Raines on Feb 11, 21:01

    On Thursday evening, the Alaska Legislative Council, a joint-committee that makes recommendations to the rest of the legislature, zeroed out it’s recommended budget for the Anchorage Legislative Information Office. “We’re done, it’s a done deal,” said Sen. Peter Micciche after the meeting. Sen. Gary Stevens, chair of the Legislative Council, moved to appoint an independent […]

  • Sports

    Dimond HS hockey coach first to reach milestone 500 wins

    by Dave Goldman on Feb 11, 20:38

    Last Updated at 9:36 a.m. on Friday, Feb 12 Yes, it’s about the team. But yesterday was about the coach, too. Dimond High School’s Dennis Sorenson reached a milestone earning his 500th career win as the Lynx advanced in the opening round of the state’s 4A hockey tournament with 9-1 win over Juneau-Douglas. Sorenson has […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Anchorage Opera heads to rural Alaska to perform Inupiaq adaptation of ‘Hansel & Gretel’

    by Heather Hintze on Feb 11, 18:31

    The Anchorage Opera is taking its show in the road. It has partnered with the University of Alaska Anchorage Opera Ensemble to put on a performance called “Aklaq and Nayak,” an Inupiaq adaptation of Hansel and Gretel. It’s the first production in the opera’s education touring program called “AO-2-Go.” With funding from the Nome Arts […]