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  • Health

    Teal pumpkins raise awareness about trick-or-treaters with food allergies

    by Heather Hintze on Oct 26, 20:10

    Halloween is right around the corner and doctors are urging parents to stock up on toys—in addition to candy—to give out to trick-or-treaters. The Teal Pumpkin Project is a growing effort to raise awareness about kids with food allergies. The Alaska branch of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America hosted a painting party for children […]

  • Outdoors

    Bridge replacements underway along Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

    by Lauren Maxwell on Oct 26, 18:37

    Updated at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26 If you enjoy walking, running or biking on the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, get ready for some detours. Work began to replace two bridges on the trail, starting with the Sisson Loop bridge at mile 6.6 of the trail on Oct. 17. Work on the Fish Creek […]

  • Living Alaska

    Living Alaska: Activities to help you survive — and enjoy — a long winter

    by Megan Edge on Oct 26, 17:38

    If you’re one of those people who says “I love Alaska; I just hate the winters,” stop. Please. That’s like saying you love apple pie, you just hate apples. Winter is more than half of the year here; you have to find a way to appreciate it. And isn’t true love in any form supposed […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Researchers link virus to Alaska birds with deformed beaks

    by Associated Press on Oct 24, 21:29

    Researchers in California and Alaska are hoping they’ve found what’s causing beaks of some bird species to grow twice as fast a normal. The disease is called avian keratin disorder. Affected birds grow beaks that are freakishly long and that sometimes curve up or down. Birds with the disease find it difficult to feed and […]

  • Health

    Why doctors are saying infants should share parents’ room

    by Steven Reinberg / Healthday on Oct 24, 12:46

    Infants should sleep in the same room as their parents — but not in the same bed — to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics advise. The recommendations call for babies to share their parents’ bedroom for at least the first 6 months of […]

  • Sci/Tech

    New bumble bee, flower fly species discovered in Denali National Park

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 23, 10:48

    Two new species of pollinating bugs have been discovered in Denali National Park and Preserve, according to park officials. The new species were discovered during a 2012 pollinator survey in the park, a statement from park officials explained. “I think these two new discoveries really highlight the fact that there is still so much to learn […]

  • Outdoors

    Anchorage students enjoy a day off with fresh powder

    by Shannon Ballard on Oct 21, 19:09

    What’s better than the first significant snowfall? When it happens on a day that students in the Anchorage School District already have off. Friday was an in-service day, so instead of racing to class, best friends Oceana Gamel Howes, Ava Evans, and Emily Robinson spent the morning speeding down the popular sledding hill at Service […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Many U.S. websites disrupted as firm gets hit by cyberattack

    by CBS/AP on Oct 21, 10:28

    Last Updated Oct 21, 2016 2:13 PM EDT Twitter experienced renewed outages Friday afternoon following hours of internet disruption that took down numerous sites earlier in the morning across the U.S. East Coast. A wave of reports of problems accessing many popular websites came after the servers at a major internet management firm were hit by a […]

  • The Hungry Chum

    The Hungry Chum: Fresh new flavors meet old school soul at City Diner

    by The Hungry Chum on Oct 19, 10:28

    A three-part harmony, a good burger and a cold milkshake are part of what made America great. Not so common anymore, diners call us back to a time of bobby socks, a good jukebox and leather-topped stools where one could belly up for some grub. My grandfather used to tell me that as a bachelor, […]

  • Only in Alaska

    Researchers look for more evidence of dinosaurs in Denali

    by Associated Press on Oct 19, 9:17

    Researchers say the discovery of dinosaur bones in Denali National Park for the first time this summer has opened the door for more remains to be found. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that paleontologists from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the National Park Service uncovered the bones during a July expedition. The trip also […]

  • Money

    Government announces new steps to protect airline consumers

    by KTVA / AP on Oct 18, 18:10

    The Transportation Department is proposing that airlines be required to refund fees when checked bags are substantially delayed. “Passengers should not be charged for services they do not receive. For example, if passengers are charged a fee by an airline for their checked baggage, they should expect to receive that baggage in a timely manner,” […]

  • Health

    Communities experiment with amnesty in heroin crisis

    by Associated Press on Oct 17, 15:31

    Reeling from a surge in heroin overdoses, authorities in the Cincinnati area made an offer: Hand in potentially deadly drugs and you won’t be charged. But the blanket immunity granted by a judge there over a month ago hasn’t brought in any heroin so far. Results from similar efforts elsewhere have also yielded few drugs, […]

  • Outdoors

    Group pushes for expanded trail system for safer city

    by Eric Ruble on Oct 16, 18:39

    To many, Anchorage’s expansive trail system is one of the city’s best attributes. But recent homicides and other crimes have tarnished its reputation, leading some to steer clear of the trails altogether. Now, one group is trying to make the paths safer by including smaller “social” trails in the larger system. “The more people that […]

  • Sci/Tech

    US DOT bans Samsung Galaxy Note7 from all flights

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 15, 13:08

    ANCHORAGE — The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) issued an emergency order Saturday immediately banning Samsung Galaxy Note7 devices from all flights. “All Samsung Galaxy Note7 devices are considered forbidden hazardous materials,” the alert emphasized. Samsung first recalled the device shortly after its initial release when consumers reported their Note7s caught fire and even exploded. The […]

  • Outdoors

    New start for Arctic Valley: Groomed slopes all season long

    by Bonney Bowman on Oct 14, 19:41

    A new piece of equipment at the Arctic Valley Ski Area is promising smooth slopes all season long. In the past, conditions haven’t always been that great for skiers, but the facility’s manager says the installation of a new groomer will change that. John Robinson-Wilson says the groomer came from a resort in Park City, […]

  • Money

    Alaska proceeds with pension bond plan despite credit warning

    by Associated Press on Oct 13, 12:32

    The state is proceeding with plans to sell up to $3.3 billion in bonds to help pay for Alaska’s pension obligations despite a warning that the action could trigger a drop in the state’s credit rating. S&P Global Ratings last week indicated that it would likely lower the state’s credit rating if the bonds were […]

  • Health

    Anchorage School District offers free flu shots for students

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 12, 19:51

    The Anchorage School District is offering a number of opportunities for kids to get this year’s flu vaccination for free. “Flu season is already ripping through Anchorage schools,” school officials said in a statement Wednesday. “Even healthy children and adults can get flu and give it to fragile babies and elderly people.” Parents and legal guardians will need to fill out a vaccine consent […]

  • Outdoors

    A ton of junk removed from Togiak National Wildlife Refuge

    by Avery Lill/KDLG on Oct 12, 19:08

    This summer a clean-up effort in Togiak National Wildlife Refuge removed more than a ton of junk from the area. Jennifer Johnston was the Student Conservation Association Directorate Fellow this summer, and she helped coordinate the effort. They focused their efforts on several sites that were full of what she describes as, “the left overs […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Whale bones airlifted from beach at Kincaid Park

    by Lauren Maxwell on Oct 12, 18:40

    Researchers from the University of Alaska Fairbanks returned to the beach below Kincaid Park on Wednesday to collect the remaining bones of a humpback whale that washed ashore in July. It was their second trip to the site. Aren Gunderson, mammal curator at UAF’s Museum of the North, said lighter bones were carried from the beach […]

  • Health

    Anchorage conference brings light to troubles surrounding toxics in the Arctic

    by Tyler Stup / KNOM on Oct 12, 16:22

    In an effort to improve living conditions for Alaska youth, the Children’s Environmental Health Summit brought together tribal leaders, scientists, and a variety of healthcare specialists to discuss environmental pollutants posing a risk to Arctic communities. Hosted by Alaska Community Action on Toxics, the October 6th conference at Alaska Pacific University focused on health problems […]