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Thousands turn out for Thanksgiving Blessing


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Troopers: Avalanche blocks road in Hatcher Pass area

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State buys out TransCanada's interest in gas project


'Shop Small' movement gains momentum in Anchorage




  • Alaska Politics

    ExxonMobil says sticking point resolved in Governor’s gas line negotiations

    by Liz Raines on Nov 24, 20:30

    Exxonmobil says a sticking point in negotiations on the Alaska liquefied natural gasline project (AKLNG), which it partners on, has been resolved. Gov. Bill Walker has been calling for the company to sign a gas sales and purchasing agreement (GSPA) before voting on Dec. 4 to fund another year’s work on the project. Exxonmobil has said […]

  • Alaska News

    Holiday drive seeks laptops for foster youth

    by Lauren Maxwell on Nov 24, 20:25

    An annual drive to help foster youth by providing them with laptop computers is underway. Rep. Les Gara is once again coordinating with the nonprofit Facing Foster Care in Alaska to try and get laptops into the hands of foster youth. Gara said Alaska is facing a record number of children in foster care this […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage woman struggles to navigate snow-covered sidewalks with her walker

    by Sierra Starks on Nov 24, 20:04

    At 9 a.m. on a Tuesday morning, Lisa Harris-Chiklak is on her way to her local food pantry. Harris-Chiklak says she’s out of groceries; she’s hoping to get some help from New Hope on the Last Frontier, located on E Street in South Addition. The walk to New Hope is a little more than a half-mile […]

  • Health

    Anchorage School District grapples with more students who have food allergies

    by Lauren Maxwell on Nov 24, 19:49

    Food allergies in children are becoming more common, and you don’t have to look further than the Anchorage School District to see that. Approximately eight percent of children have food allergies, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. At ASD, that translates to at least 4,000 students. “Even just about 10 years ago […]

  • US/World

    NATO urges calm after Turkey shoots down Russian plane

    by Holly Williams & David Martin / CBS News on Nov 24, 17:14

    The head of NATO is calling for calm tonight after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane, killing at least one of two pilots. It’s the first time the North Atlantic alliance has downed a Russian or Soviet plane since the 1950s. Russian President Vladimir Putin insists the plane was in Syrian airspace. But the Turks released […]

  • Alaska News

    Anchorage woman found dead near Shungnak

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 24, 16:14

    An Anchorage woman was found dead Sunday between the villages of Shungnak and Kobuk. Alaska State Troopers were told 31-year-old Nichael Snell was overdue from a trip between villages on Saturday. At 4:41 p.m., troopers and the Northwest Arctic Borough Search and Rescue Volunteers conducted a search for her, according to an online trooper dispatch. […]

  • Health

    E. coli outbreak linked to Costco chicken salad

    by Associated Press on Nov 24, 15:36

    Nineteen people in seven states, including Washington and California, have contracted E. coli in an outbreak linked to chicken salad bought at Costco, federal health officials said Tuesday. People who bought chicken salad at any U.S. Costco store on or before Friday were advised to throw it away, even if no one has gotten sick. The […]

  • Alaska News

    State buys out TransCanada’s interest in gas project

    by Associated Press on Nov 24, 12:32

    The state of Alaska has completed its acquisition of TransCanada Corp.’s interest in a major gas project. Gov. Bill Walker, in a release, called it an historic day. Legislators earlier this month approved funding for the state to buy out the Canadian pipeline company’s interest in the project, giving the state a greater stake. The […]

  • Alaska News

    Troopers: Avalanche blocks road in Hatcher Pass area

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 24, 11:42

    Updated on Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 12:23 p.m. ANCHORAGE – An avalanche has blocked a road in the Hatcher Pass area, authorities say, which is hindering efforts to find a missing skier last heard from Sunday. The Tuesday morning avalanche occurred about a half mile from the Archangel Road Trailhead and has blocked Hatcher Pass […]

  • Alaska News

    Dani Crosby appointed to Anchorage Superior Court

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 24, 11:04

    Gov. Bill Walker has appointed Dani Crosby to the Anchorage Superior Court. Crosby — who has practiced law for almost 20 years — will replace outgoing Judge Michael Spaan, who is retiring at the end of the month. Crosby’s law experience has centered on employment issues, business disputes and family law. For the past two […]

  • DayBreak

    Holiday Fashion in Alaska: Standing out while staying warm

    by Daybreak Staff on Nov 24, 10:43

    From sequins and sparkles to big sweaters and boots, tis the season to stand out this holiday season. Holiday fashion is all about looking good at your upcoming holiday parties and gatherings but still dressing for Alaska’s winter weather. Fashion experts recommend layers with a pop of pattern or fun leggings for the girls. Men, […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    ‘Shop Small’ movement gains momentum in Anchorage

    by Sierra Starks on Nov 24, 8:50

    Small business owners across Anchorage are gearing up for Small Business Saturday, evident by the blue “Shop Small” stickers posted on storefronts. John Clark with Skinny Raven Sports says it’s usually the big businesses that get all the love on Black Friday. “We’re not a big place like Best Buy,” said Clark, whose official title […]

  • Alaska News

    Tesoro to buy Flint Hills assets in Anchorage, Fairbanks

    by Associated Press on Nov 24, 7:36

    Tesoro Corp. has announced that its Alaska affiliate will purchase a portion of Flint Hills Resources assets in Fairbanks and Anchorage. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/1P4UIz0) that under the agreement, Tesoro Alaska will acquire a terminal at Fairbanks International Airport, including storage for 22,500 barrels of jet fuel. The San Antonio, Texas-based company has […]

  • Alaska News

    Donations to schools destroyed by Bethel fire piling up

    by Associated Press on Nov 24, 7:11

    Donated school supplies have been pouring in following the destruction of two schools in the Kilbuck building fire, but school officials say they need more money, not supplies. KYUK-AM reports (http://bit.ly/1OcBCW4) that monetary donations have surpassed $67,000 since the Nov. 3 fire, which damaged a Yup’ik immersion school and the Kuskokwim Learning Academy. Loads of […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Tuesday, Nov. 24: Mat-Su school closures

    by Daybreak Staff on Nov 24, 4:55

    This morning, the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District announced that all schools in the Mat-Su Valley are closed because of icy road conditions, except Glacier View. For the Susitna Valley, a winter storm advisory is in effect until 4 p.m. In the Matanuska Valley, a freezing rain advisory is in effect until 1 p.m., according to […]

  • Local

    UAA volleyball team is top seed in the west, will host regional championships

    by Dave Goldman on Nov 23, 23:03

    It came as no surprise — but it’s still a big deal. After winning the Great Northwest Athletic Conference volleyball title and finishing the regular season 26-2 overall and 18-2 in conference play, the University of Alaska Anchorage learned Monday it will host the NCAA Division II West Region Championships Dec. 4 through Dec. 6 at Alaska Airlines Center. As the top […]

  • US/World

    State Department issues worldwide travel alert

    by Eric Ruble on Nov 23, 22:48

    Citing “increased terrorists threats,” the U.S. State Department issued a travel alert for American citizens. In a statement, the department said ISIS, al-Qaeda and other groups “continue to plan attacks in multiple regions.” The announcement came with several recommendations to people traveling domestically or abroad: Avoid large crowds Prepare for additional security screenings Be aware […]

  • Health

    Anchorage family copes with son’s multiple food allergies

    by Lauren Maxwell on Nov 23, 19:10

    In the past decade, the number of people with food allergies has skyrocketed and many of the people who suffer are children. LaDonna Dean knows that well — her 7-year-old son Nicolas has several life-threatening allergies. Nicolas was diagnosed with food allergies when he was just 2 months old. Right away, Dean — a nutritionist […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Thousands turn out for Thanksgiving Blessing

    by Shannon Ballard on Nov 23, 19:00

    Thanksgiving is just days away, and while family time may be priceless, putting food on the table is not. The average cost of Thanksgiving dinner is about $50, according to the American Farm Bureau. That’s part of the reason thousands of Anchorage families are seeking help. This year, the annual Thanksgiving Blessing will provide the groceries to […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    UPDATE: Spenard-area shooting victim dies; suspect in custody

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 23, 18:21

    Update on Tuesday, Nov. 24 One of the victims in Monday’s Spenard-area shooting has died, police say. The victim was declared dead at a hospital, said Anchorage Police Department spokesperson Jennifer Castro in a statement. The second victim is still in critical condition. No one has yet been charged, Castro said. An investigation is ongoing. […]