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  • Alaska News

    Troopers investigate 2 caribou wanton waste cases

    by Associated Press on Apr 28, 8:22

    Alaska State Wildlife Troopers are investigating two cases of wanton waste of caribou in northwest Alaska. Troopers found multiple cow caribou killed and left to waste near the Kauk River. The say it’s likely the caribou were killed near the beginning of April. Troopers found another kill site 25 miles northwest of the first on […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    State fines assisted living home operator $75,000 after caretaker’s death

    by Daniella Rivera on Apr 28, 6:00

    The license holder for an Anchorage assisted living home, where a caretaker was killed by a patient last November, could have to pay tens of thousands of dollars in fines to the state. The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development said on November 6, 57-year-old Glenna Wyllie was working alone at Eye to Eye […]

  • Education

    ASD superintendent finalists have plans to move district forward

    by Lauren Maxwell on Apr 27, 23:30

    The candidates for Anchorage School superintendent have been narrowed down to two. Steve Atwater is the interim dean of the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Education. Deena Paramo is the current superintendent of the Matanuska-Susitna School District. Paramo said she’s ready to take on the challenges of the district’s top job at a time […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Proposal to provide healthcare for families of fallen officers fails in House committee

    by Liz Raines on Apr 27, 21:39

    The House Finance Committee Wednesday voted against an amendment to an omnibus criminal justice reform bill that would have continued healthcare benefits for families of fallen peace officers, including troopers. House Majority Leader Charisse Millett had been working on the proposal, Senate Bill 91, for the last four years. “Obviously I’m disappointed,” she said. “I’d like to […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Wells Fargo Building considered for Anchorage legislators’ new home

    by Liz Raines on Apr 27, 20:22

    The Alaska Legislature is looking for new office space in Anchorage, after Gov. Bill Walker announced earlier this month that he’d veto funding for a purchase of the current legislative facility. One option is the Wells Fargo building on the corner of Minnesota Drive and Benson Boulevard. After seeing it Tuesday, Sen. Gary Stevens said […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Governor softens stance on income tax, prepares for special session

    by Liz Raines on Apr 27, 20:07

    Wednesday was day 100 of the legislative session. Gov. Bill Walker told reporters at a press conference he’s already preparing for a special session in Juneau. Last month, the governor sent a letter to lawmakers with a list of expectations this year — including the passage of a broad-based tax. “Make no mistake,” he said, […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Hydropower project in Bristol Bay earns federal recognition

    by Emily Russell / KNOM on Apr 27, 19:49

    An effort to bring renewable energy to western Alaska was recently recognized by the federal government. The Ocean Renewable Power Company was named the 2016 Outstanding Stewards of America’s Waters for its ability to bring hydropower to the Bristol Bay village of Igiugig. The Kvichak River flows out of Lake Iliamna and into Bristol Bay. It […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Making a halfway house a home: U.S. Attorney helps fix up Henry House

    by Eric Ruble on Apr 27, 19:44

    It’s easy to drive by the Henry House without noticing it. The nondescript exterior looks like many buildings on Third Avenue. But for the past decade, the inside of the building has witnessed the transformation of hundreds of men. Since 2006, the Henry family has been helping former prisoners and others get back on their […]

  • Iditarod

    Domestic violence cases involving mushers could mean changes to Iditarod

    by Alexis Fernandez on Apr 27, 19:09

    The Iditarod Trail Committee is reevaluating race policy and who should be allowed to participate after two domestic violence cases against one musher came to light. Musher Travis Beals, who came in 18th place in the 2016 Iditarod race, was in Palmer court Tuesday applying for a mental health treatment program. The hearing was part […]

  • Weather News

    Flood advisory issued for Eagle after early Yukon River breakup

    by Melissa Frey on Apr 27, 18:26

    The community of Eagle is under a flood advisory until 10:00 a.m. Thursday after an ice jam formed on the Yukon River. The National Weather Service (NWS) in Fairbanks says the Yukon officially broke up at Eagle early Tuesday. They say this is the second-earliest breakup on record for this location. Following the breakup, an […]

  • Health

    Free meals for kids this summer: Locations and times

    by Melissa Frey on Apr 27, 16:44

    School’s out for summer break in less than a month and for thousands of Alaskan families, it means less access to healthy meals. The Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska is providing meals to children who need them all summer through the federally funded Summer Food Service Program. The meals are free and available to […]

  • Crime

    Six vehicles stolen in series of thefts in Fairbanks

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

    Alaska State Troopers spent Thursday and Friday tracking down a suspect who stole six cars in a domino-like string of thefts in Fairbanks and North Pole. According to troopers, the suspect, identified as 24-year-old Sergey Delaney, stole a vehicle and then dropped it off at a business in Salcha, where he stole another vehicle. The […]

  • Weather News

    Green Up Day declared on April 26 in Fairbanks, sets new record

    by Melissa Frey on Apr 27, 13:51

    The early spring heat continues to break new records statewide, this time it’s in Fairbanks. Since 1974, the National Weather Service (NWS) has monitored the exact day the leaf buds on birch and aspen trees turn green on the Chena Ridge in Fairbanks. After seven straight days with temperatures in the 60s, the buds popped […]

  • Workforce Wednesday

    Workforce Wednesday: Administrative careers

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 27, 13:13

    Administrative Professional: A career that applies to any industry and comes with plenty of room for advancement. There are plenty of openings in a variety of fields across the state, paying anywhere from $30,000 for an entry level position to $80,000 or more as an executive assistant. Wednesday, CH2M Resource Manager, Heather Henderson, joined Daybreak […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    NTSB releases preliminary report on fatal Chugiak plane crash

    by KTVA 11 News on Apr 27, 10:45

    The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released a preliminary report Wednesday of their findings in the investigation of a plane crash that killed four people near Chugiak on April 20. The plane left the Birchwood Airport around 8:40 a.m., according to the NTSB, and the purpose was to perform aerial surveying and photography of the […]

  • Crime

    UPDATE: East Anchorage Subway releases photo of robbery suspect

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 27, 8:35

    Updated at 5:21 p.m. on Wed., Apr. 27 Police are searching for suspects in multiple robberies in East Anchorage, including the robbery of a Subway restaurant early Tuesday evening, according to the Anchorage Police Department. At 7:18 p.m., APD received reports of a robbery at the restaurant. Police state in a separate release that a man […]

  • Alaska News

    Federal officials end plans for Alaska island feral cattle

    by Associated Press on Apr 27, 8:13

    Federal wildlife managers say efforts to remove a herd of more than 2,000 feral cattle on Chirikof Island that have long gone without caretakers have stopped due to funding issues. The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports that the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge made the announcement Monday. Refuge officials say in a release that the 2016 Federal […]

  • Fairbanks

    Fairbanks officials veto effort to rename prominent road

    by Associated Press on Apr 27, 8:06

    The Fairbanks City Council has shot down an attempt by the Fairbanks North Star Borough to rename a prominent downtown road. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that the council decided Monday to veto the borough’s effort to change Terminal Street to Citizens Way. The short street north of the Chena River leads to the borough’s administrative […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    ‘We are patrolling the highway’ AST clarifies its coverage of Seward Highway

    by Daniella Rivera on Apr 27, 6:00

    Updated at 4:50 p.m. on Wednesday, Apr. 27 The Alaska State Troopers issued an update to the letter sent to Anchorage Police Chief Chris Tolley and provided to Girdwood residents at a recent meeting. The latest letter did not clearly differentiate between criminal and traffic-related coverage, and AST spokesperson Megan Peters acknowledged that troopers will […]

  • Local

    UAA hockey team recruits for 2016-17 despite possible cuts

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 26, 23:30

    The University of Alaska Anchorage’s hockey team is riding a slippery slope. Athletic Director Keith Hackett has said looming budget cuts could threaten the existence of any UAA team or even the Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament — a Thanksgiving staple. It’s an awkward spot, but UAA Hockey head coach Matt Thomas is moving forward. On Thursday, he announced the […]