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  • The Hungry Chum

    The Hungry Chum: Thai food truck brings city flavors to Girdwood

    by The Hungry Chum on Jul 01, 16:32

    It was like a treasure hunt, with hand-drawn signs every few blocks that eventually led us between two buildings, past a rhubarb bush and a large, lazy husky. Then we found it — in a little courtyard sat the small pink and blue trailer. Known as Cheech & Nong’s Aroy-D Thai food truck, or any […]

  • Health

    Week of Fourth of July is the riskiest time for kids in the water

    by Mary Brophy Marcus / CBS News on Jul 01, 12:14

    Canon balls, diving stunts, wave riding. Keeping cool in the pool, lake, ocean or water park is what summer’s all about for many kids. But emergency room physicians say summer is also when they see many water-related injuries and deaths among children. Simple safety precautions could avoid a lot of preventable tragedies. The number one rule […]

  • Outdoors

    Alaska State Troopers rescue man who wanted to build wilderness cabin

    by Associated Press on Jul 01, 8:50

    An Alaska State Trooper in a floatplane rescued a 29-year-old New York City man who set out to build a cabin and live in the wilderness. Vladimir Yakushin was picked up Wednesday on the north fork of the Kuskokwim River about 120 river miles northeast of McGrath. Troopers described him as low on food and […]

  • Lifestyle

    Peony passion: Alaska expected to ship out a record number of luxury flowers

    by Shannon Ballard on Jun 30, 19:34

    Whether they’re miles apart or side-by-side, sisters Rachel Christy and Becca Bryan are connected by peonies. Bryan lives in Texas, but for the past five summers she’s come to Alaska to help Christy harvest Alaska Blooms Peony Farm in Wasilla. “My favorite thing to do is, when we first arrive for our summer, Rachel and […]

  • Health

    FDA questions effectiveness of popular hand sanitizers

    by Associated Press on Jun 29, 19:02

    Federal health officials want to know whether hand sanitizers used by millions of Americans work as well as manufacturers claim — and whether there are any health risks to their growing use. The Food and Drug Administration is asking for new studies on how the antiseptic gels and rubs fight germs and get absorbed into the body, […]

  • Outdoors

    Alaskans: Be bear aware with fish waste

    by Megan Edge on Jun 29, 13:50

    Fishermen, watch where you waste. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is asking you to dispose of any leftover fish parts and pieces in the appropriate areas. Tossing waste in the wrong places can be dangerous for bears and humans, plus it could lead to a fine. “It’s fishing season and folks need to […]

  • Health

    FDA approves first pill to treat all forms of hepatitis C

    by Associated Press on Jun 28, 20:41

    Federal health officials on Tuesday approved the first pill to treat all major forms of hepatitis C, the latest in a series of drug approvals that have reshaped treatment of the liver-destroying virus. The Food and Drug Administration approved the combination pill, Epclusa, from Gilead Sciences, for patients with and without liver damage. The new drug’s […]

  • Outdoors

    Return of the RV: 5-star camping is on the rise

    by Liz Raines on Jun 27, 22:54

    Many out-of-staters are now picking wheels over water when it comes to making the most of an Alaskan summer. After taking a hit during the 2009 recession, the sale and rental of recreational vehicles (RV) is on the rise. According to Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), RV shipments nationwide dropped dramatically between the summers of […]

  • Only in Alaska

    ‘Parade of Bears’: Bright, colorful bears to find permanent homes in Anchorage

    by Shannon Ballard on Jun 27, 21:59

    Fifteen full-size bears arrived in Anchorage over the weekend. They’re not grizzlies or black bears—they’re made of fiberglass and are part of a public art exhibit, much like other animal statues that have been featured in major cities around the world. Local businesses paid about $1,750 to sponsor one of the bear sculptures and chose artists […]

  • Health

    Preventable deaths: What you can do if someone is overdosing on drugs

    by Alexis Fernandez on Jun 27, 21:53

    As the Anchorage Police Department tries to figure out what led up to the death of 45-year-old Darlene Kunayak, they want to encourage the public to call 911 if they see someone in a possible overdose situation. APD believes Kunayak died of a heroin overdose on May 7. Autopsy results showed no signs of foul […]

  • Health

    Nature Valley products recalled due to Listeria risk from sunflower kernels

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 27, 15:55

    General Mills has recalled Nature Valley products that contain ingredients recalled by SunOpta because of a potential Listeria contamination. “This recall only affects four flavors of Nature Valley’s nearly 40 different products,” the recall clarified. “Nature Valley’s other products are not affected by this recall.” The four products, which include sunflower kernels from SunOpta, are […]

  • Money

    Volkswagon reaches $14.7B emissions settlement

    by Associated Press on Jun 27, 15:03

    A person briefed on the matter says Volkswagen would repair or buy back polluting vehicles and pay each owner as much $10,000 under a $14.7 billion legal settlement stemming from its emissions-cheating scandal. The person said Monday that the deal sets aside $10 billion to repair or buy back roughly 475,000 polluting Volkswagen vehicles with […]

  • Money

    US stocks, British pound fall further

    by Associated Press on Jun 27, 14:25

    Stocks are closing broadly lower in the U.S. as investors continue to grapple with the fallout of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. The British pound fell further on Monday as traders expected the British economy to suffer because of the “leave” vote. Also Monday Standard & Poor’s stripped the country of its top-shelf […]

  • Lifestyle

    Grow Palmer project brings fresh, free food to the Valley

    by Eric Ruble on Jun 26, 10:21

    Along one of Palmer’s most popular walkways, 40 giant planters are bursting with fresh flowers and vegetables. They are a new installment as part of the Grow Palmer program, an effort to bring healthy, fresh food to people for free. Now in its fourth year, it is the first time Grow Palmer has a permanent […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Inside U.S. scientists’ groundbreaking test to grow potatoes on Mars

    by CBS News on Jun 25, 12:35

    NASA and private companies are all vying to send astronauts to Mars, but when they get there, they’ll all face the same problem — growing food. So U.S. scientists have headed to the deserts of South America to see if they can cook up a solution. Potatoes have played a starring role in one recent Hollywood […]

  • Outdoors

    Denali Park bear incidents leave one injured, close trails and parking lots

    by Megan Edge on Jun 24, 21:16

    Two bear incidents at Denali National Park this week have led park officials to close parking lots and trails. According to a park release, a small, subadult brown bear charged vehicles by the Primrose area and charged visitors near the Savage River in the Denali Park Road area. Then, on Wednesday, the same bear charged […]

  • Only in Alaska

    Anchorage man says his rescue dog saved him from a charging moose

    by Daniella Rivera on Jun 24, 10:21

    Like any long-time Alaskan, Terrence Kasper has had more than a few run-ins with moose in his neighborhood throughout the years. But, if it wasn’t for his dog’s loyalty and bravery, he believes he may not have made it out of the last encounter alive. Kasper is a marathon runner and Ella, part black lab, […]

  • The Hungry Chum

    The Hungry Chum: How one man creates a world inside a Greek cafe

    by The Hungry Chum on Jun 24, 9:07

    Sometimes a place isn’t so much about geography or what’s inside. Its significance lies in the people who are there. On one of the first warm days this spring, Blue Eyes and I rode our bikes in search of adventure and something yummy. We ended up not too far from our Midtown abode. Painted a […]

  • Only in Alaska

    Cruise ship set for Northwest Passage passes inspection

    by Dan Joling / AP on Jun 23, 15:17

    The first luxury cruise ship scheduled to sail through the Northwest Passage has passed a Coast Guard inspection. Inspectors in Juneau spent five hours Wednesday reviewing the 820-foot Crystal Serenity, which will travel the sea route connecting the Pacific and Atlantic oceans by way of the Arctic Ocean. [RELATED: Open water provides access to Northwest Passage […]

  • Health

    Bolthouse Farms voluntarily recalls several protein shakes for spoilage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 23, 13:16

      Bolthouse Farms voluntarily recalled some of its drinks because they may be spoiled and “appear lumpy, taste unpleasant and have an off odor,” according to the Food and Drug administration’s (FDA) website. Protein PLUS shakes with dates between June 20, 2016 and Sept. 18, 2016 and Mocha Cappuccino products have been included in the […]