The federal government has rejected a petition to create a new marine sanctuary in the Aleutian Islands. In a letter dated Friday, the director of the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries Director wrote that the petition did not receive support from “a breadth of community interests.” The Aleutians East Borough and other local groups opposed […]
Mostly to partly cloudy skies today in Southcentral with temperatures beginning to warm up slightly. In the Southeast it will be a wet day with rain for most of the region. In the Interior it will be bitterly cold again with patchy ice fog in places. On the North Slope skies will be mostly to […]
Multiple families were displaced after a car fire spread to a nearby building in Mountain View Tuesday night. The fire broke out around 9 p.m. at 319 Bunn Street. It started in a carport and was spreading to a fiveplex when crews arrived, according to the Anchorage Fire Department. “There were several explosions from the […]
The Anchorage Assembly passed an ordinance Tuesday night banning marijuana consumption in public places and instating a $100 fine for lawbreakers. The ballot initiative passed by voters in the November election made it illegal to consume pot in a public place, but there was nothing in the Anchorage city code for police officers to follow. […]
Lawmakers said President Barack Obama’s offshore drilling news was like putting salt on an open wound. Over the weekend, the president announced he was taking steps to limit drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. On Tuesday, he said he would restrict offshore development in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas. Although it doesn’t affect any […]
The U.S. Army needs to reduce its number of active duty members from 570,000 to 450,000. That means 120,000 soldiers would be out of a job, and some of them could be from Alaska. More than 5,000 soldiers with the 4/25 Airborne Brigade Combat Team out of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and about 5,800 soldiers with the 1/25 […]
After two fatal shootings in less than 48 hours — less than a full month into the new year — crime trends in Anchorage have come into the conversation. Former APD detective Glenn Klinkhart sat down with KTVA 11 News to discuss if Anchorage has indeed seen an increase in violence.
Hepatitis C is a disease that health officials say kills more Alaskans than HIV and AIDS, but according to state health officials, most of the people who have the virus don’t know it. State Hepatitis prevention coordinator Ginger Provo says more than 16,000 Alaskans have been infected with the Hepatitis C virus since the state […]