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  • Money

    Bethel teen’s shop offers fashion and socializing

    by Daysha Eaton / KYUK Radio on Apr 23, 16:34

    BETHEL  – A Bethel teen has started her own business, a women’s clothing consignment store. The 17-year-old senior at Bethel Regional High School opened ‘Arctic Belle Boutique’ in November, making her one of the community’s youngest entrepreneurs. Kate McWilliams describes a new item that just arrived in her store as she displays it on a […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Google wireless phone service challenges major carriers

    by Associated Press on Apr 22, 11:19

    Google is offering a wireless phone service designed to pressure major carriers such as AT&T and Verizon Wireless into lowering their prices. The service, called “Project Fi,” will cost $20 per month and only charge customers for the amount of cellular data that they use each month instead of a flat rate. Each gigabyte of […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Bug in 1,000 apps could open Apple devices to hacking

    by Amanda Schupak/CBS News on Apr 21, 14:17

    A “major security flaw” has been identified in a piece of networking software that could leave users of about 1,000 apps vulnerable to hacking. Cybersecurity firm SourceDNA discovered that an oversight in a particular version of the AFNetworking software, which is used by 100,000 apps for iPhones, iPods and iPads, would allow hackers to easily […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Craig library wins national award for community contribution

    by Associated Press on Apr 21, 12:50

    The Craig public library is among 10 winners of a national award for its contributions to the southeast Alaska town. The Institute of Museum and Library Services announced Tuesday the library is one of the winners of this year’s National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The award will be presented May 18 at a […]

  • Sci/Tech

    NOAA proposes to take most humpbacks whales off endangered list

    by Associated Press on Apr 20, 11:26

    The federal government is proposing removing most of the world’s humpback whale population from the endangered species list. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries wants to reclassify humpbacks into 14 distinct populations, and remove 10 of those from the list. The federal agency said in a release announcing its proposal that protection and restoration efforts […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Fans wait hours for surprise Jack White concert in Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 20, 8:59

    Updated: Mon. April 20, 2015 at 11 PM Jack White, former White Stripes singer and guitarist, announced on his website Monday morning that he would be playing an acoustic show at UAA’s 910-seat Wendy Williamson Auditorium. This was White’s first performance in Alaska and it came on the tail end of his recent world tour […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Weavers & Spinners Guild to present fashion show-and-tell of Alaskan stories

    by Sierra Starks on Apr 16, 21:49

    When Laurene Stout found out her daughter was pregnant with what was to be her first grandchild, she was inspired by the good news to make something. Stout, a longtime knitter, says her first thought wasn’t to start by just picking yarn from what she calls her ”stash.” “Something special needed to be made,” she noted — […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    ‘Raise Your Voice’: Teens use media to promote driving safety to peers

    by Shannon Kemp on Apr 15, 18:00

    High school students from across Alaska came together Wednesday to promote a single message: driving safety. As part of the 2015 Raise Your Voice campaign, teams from schools around Alaska created 30-second public safety announcements based on five safe driving categories: Alaska’s graduated driver’s license, drinking and driving, seat belt use, distracted driving and Alaska’s zero tolerance […]

  • Lifestyle

    Ready, Set, Slush: 2015 Slush Cup at Alyeska in Girdwood

    by KTVA Sports on Apr 12, 12:28

    It was all about the crashes and the costumes at the 2015 Slush Cup at Alyeska Resort. See below for an extended web exclusive of the fun.  

  • Photo Gallery

    PHOTOS: Harlem Globetrotters come to Anchorage

    by KTVA Web Staff on Apr 10, 11:12

    The Harlem Globetrotters have brought their bag of basketball tricks and comedy to the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage. The team also stopped by the famous M.A.’s Gourmet Dogs stand downtown to sample some reindeer dogs. The Globetrotters are playing the Washington Generals the April 9, 10 and 11. Share your photos with us, send […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Pedophiles finding a safe haven on the ‘dark net’

    by CBS News on Apr 09, 17:10

    Sweetie looks and sounds like a young girl from the Philippines. “My name is Sweetie,” she says. “I’m 10 years old.” There are thought to be hundreds of children like her in Southeast Asia, working in front of live Internet webcams, paid to perform sex acts for pedophiles. But Sweetie isn’t real. She’s a digital […]

  • Health

    Cases of Syphilis in Alaska on the rise

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 09, 16:42

    Since 2009, the number of reported cases of syphilis has grown eightfold, according to a release from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. Only five cases were reported in 2009, but in 2014, the state’s total of reported syphilis has dramatically increased since then, rising to 40 in 2014. Two cases have been […]

  • Money

    Royal Dutch Shell to buy BG Group in $69.7 billion takeover

    by Associated Press on Apr 08, 10:13

    Royal Dutch Shell says it has agreed to buy BG Group for 47 billion pounds ($69.7 billion). A joint statement Wednesday says the boards of both companies are recommending that shareholders approve the takeover. Energy companies are looking to reduce costs and become more efficient in the wake of tumbling oil prices. One route is […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Alaska artist Rie Muñoz dies at 93

    by Elizabeth Raines on Apr 07, 17:07

    Rie Muñoz left her mark on the state of Alaska, one brushstroke at a time. Muñoz, who passed away Monday night in Juneau, captured Alaskans at work and play, pulling inspiration from the people themselves. Her paintings have been displayed in museums and art galleries statewide, offering a colorful perspective on the daily lives of the state’s […]

  • Only in Alaska

    VIDEO: Alaska’s wood bison released into the wild

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 06, 19:21

    A group of 100 wood bison has been sent into the open wild near Shageluk. It’s the final step in a reintegration process that has been in the works for nearly 20 years. Last month the bison were transported by plane from the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center in Portage to the small western Alaska city. They’ve been […]

  • Alaska

    Alaska 511 app created for iOS and Android users

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 05, 15:44

    Dozens of drivers were stuck in traffic for hours following a fatal collision that led to a partial closure of the Glenn Highway Friday. A recently released mobile app may be able to help Alaska drivers who find themselves in similar situations. The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities released the Alaska511 mobile application in February […]

  • Sci/Tech

    DNA testing for dog poop on the rise in Seattle area

    by Associated Press on Apr 04, 10:43

    Frustrated with pet owners who refuse to clean up after their pets, an increasing number of apartments in Seattle are opting to use poop-testing to identify the culprits. The Seattle Times reports  that a company called BioPet Vet Lab is providing its PooPrints testing kits to 26 apartment and condo complexes and homeowners associations in […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Scientists say polar bears won’t thrive on land food

    by Associated Press on Apr 01, 10:22

    A paper published Wednesday says polar bears forced onto land because of melting ice are unlikely to find enough food to replace their diet of seals. U.S. Geological Survey research biologist Karyn Rode says only small numbers of polar bears are using food found on land and may burn more calories foraging than they take […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Drone development in Alaska still on track

    by Kate McPherson on Mar 30, 23:23

    Funding cuts to the University of Alaska system threatened the state’s unmanned aircraft development program, but a Senate subcommittee restored the nearly $1.9 million needed for fiscal year 2016. There are still a number of steps in the legislative process before the funding is confirmed, but staff and engineers with the Alaska Center for Unmanned […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    In Anchorage, pop-up studio brings art to you

    by Heather Hintze on Mar 30, 19:27

    It’s a night out with cocktails and canvas. On a recent weekday night, SubZero Bistro and Microlounge was full of pop-up painters. “We are painting wine glasses, which is really appropriate, we’re at SubZero,” explained Larissa Villar Aaberg. “They have a still life on their table, so they can paint from a picture or the […]