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    Alaskans fill firefighters’ boots for muscular dystrophy

    by Kate McPherson on Aug 29, 23:13

    The 60th annual Fill the Boot once again showed the generosity of firefighters and Alaskan donors. Street corners across Anchorage were occupied by firefighters giving their time to help raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association Friday. Last year, more that $90,000 was donated. “Looks like some good money is coming in, hopefully it’s as […]

  • Local

    Not everyone hopes airport expansion takes off in Anchorage

    by Dave Leval on Aug 29, 20:25

    Steve Holley has a lot of artifacts in his office that pay homage to his Alaska Native roots, including an old rain jacket made of seal intestines. Holley wants to protect other pieces in West Anchorage, such as Point Woronzof. Crowds gather daily at the scenic spot. They ride bikes, walk or just take in the view […]

  • State

    Shell submits proposal for 2015 Arctic exploration

    by Bonney Bowman on Aug 29, 17:51

    Shell Alaska is considering heading back to the Arctic to explore for oil. The company submitted a plan Thursday with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management for the 2015 drilling season. Shell hasn’t been working in the Arctic since 2012, when the company ran into serious problems while searching for oil. The new plan is just […]

  • State

    Court agrees to review Tongass Roadless Rule case

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 29, 15:42

    A decision allowing new road construction and logging in the nation’s largest national forest will be reviewed. Friday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals announced it will review a case that challenges Tongass National Forests’ exemption from the Roadless Rule, adopted in 2001 to protect millions of acres of national forests and grasslands from […]

  • State

    Elite Army Rangers train in Alaska

    by Bonney Bowman on Aug 29, 11:25

    The skills of U.S. Army Rangers are legendary, but they don’t reach that level of ability without serious training. Now that the wars in the Middle East are winding down, the Rangers are focusing on practicing specific skill sets. That’s how a group of 80 Rangers from Ft. Benning, Georgia, found themselves hanging from Alaska […]

  • State

    Stranded harbor seal pup released in Juneau

    by Associated Press on Aug 29, 10:51

    A harbor seal found stranded in May in Juneau has been returned to the wild after putting on some weight in the last three months. The Juneau Empire (http://bit.ly/1u5DEuy) reports the seal was released Wednesday from Auke Recreation Area. The male pup was just days old when it was found in May in Auke Bay. […]

  • State

    Man dies following fall into Little Susitna River

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 29, 8:41

    A 74-year-old Anchorage man died early Friday morning after being swept away by the Little Susitna River, Alaska State Troopers said. In an online dispatch, troopers said Yong Soo Kim had gotten lost in the Hatcher Pass Management area with a friend Thursday. When the two attempted to cross the river, AST said Kim fell […]

  • State

    Alaska mayors take stand against marijuana measure

    by Emily Carlson on Aug 28, 22:36

    Another Alaskan group is voicing their opinion on Ballot Measure 2. Mayors from across the state have a strong message: they do not want marijuana in their communities. The Alaska Conference of Mayors passed a resolution against Ballot Measure 2 and donated $5,000 to the “Big Marijuana. Big Mistake. Vote No on 2” campaign. The […]

  • Local

    Aces fan loses house to fire

    by Lauren Maxwell on Aug 28, 19:39

    Hockey fans across the state are reaching out to help a fellow fan. They’re raising funds for a father and son who survived a devastating house fire in Eagle River this month. Bob and Bobby Hill are both huge fans of the Alaska Aces, but Bobby, in particular, has made a name for himself. Fans […]

  • Local

    Enstar employee strike ends, union says fight continues

    by Charlo Greene on Aug 28, 18:52

    After 17 days on strike, more than 100 Enstar Natural Gas Co. employees returned to work Thursday. During the past two weeks, Enstar employees took to the streets, picketing for their cause. Everything was back to business as usual Thursday, without a single picketer in front of company headquarters. United Association Plumbers and Steamfitters Union Local […]

  • State

    Shell files revised Arctic offshore drilling plan

    by Associated Press on Aug 28, 13:51

    Shell is preserving its options to drill for oil in Arctic waters next year by filing a revised exploration plan with federal officials. A subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell PLC filed the revised plan Thursday with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management in Anchorage. Shell Alaska spokesman Curtis Smith says in an email that the […]

  • News

    New freshman dorm opens for UA Southeast students

    by Associated Press on Aug 28, 12:26

    Freshmen at the University of Alaska southeast have a new dormitory to call home. The Juneau Empire (http://bit.ly/1sJU3Uc) reports the facility with 110 beds is opening for the fall semester. So far 95 students have signed up to live in the dorm. The building designed by MRV Architects has suites with two sets of two […]

  • State

    7 students disciplined for Juneau hazing

    by Associated Press on Aug 28, 8:26

    Seven high school seniors in Juneau will be disciplined for hazing incoming freshman last May. Superintendent Mark Miller at a press conference Wednesday announced results of a school district investigation. The Juneau Empire (http://bit.ly/YYsw8Z) reports the upperclassmen used a paddle to beat six freshmen. Miller says the school district will not release names of the […]

  • Local

    ASD students start kindergarten and first grade

    by Alexis Fernandez on Aug 27, 20:55

    It was an exciting morning at the Bush family household in Mountain View. Six-year-old Carson woke up hours before school started. He, along with hundreds of students across Anchorage, were starting their first day of kindergarten and first grade. “The only reason I got this backpack is because I like Ninja Turtles,” said Carson while showing […]

  • Local

    Rocket launches to continue despite explosion

    by Dave Leval on Aug 27, 20:43

    Craig Campbell remains positive despite a setback. “It’s a pretty good letdown when it doesn’t work as advertised,” said the president of Alaska Aerospace. The state-run company operates the Kodiak Launch Complex on the island, which is where a military rocket exploded early Monday morning, seconds after it blasted off on its mission. Alaska Aerospace has […]

  • Local

    Neighbors want street improvements promised 30 years ago

    by Lauren Maxwell on Aug 27, 19:49

    People who live in an Anchorage neighborhood are asking the state Legislature to fund street repairs they say were promised 30 years ago. The street is Sylvan Drive, a residential road off the Old Seward Highway just south of Dowling Road. Cindi Squire lives in the neighborhood and is leading the fight to have the […]

  • Local

    Enstar strikers will return to work

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 17:06

    After more than two weeks, Enstar Natural Gas Co. employees voted to end their strike and will return to work Thursday. Dozens of employees, who are part of the United Association Plumbers and Steamfitters Union Local 367, voted to end their protest without getting a new contract, said Chuck Dunnagan, the union’s attorney. Wednesday morning, […]

  • Local

    National Guard rescues 2 men near Coal Creek

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 15:16

    Officials with the Alaska Air National Guard say two men were rescued after their plane crashed Tuesday night near Coal Creek. No one was injured when the plane crashed about 55 miles west of Anchorage, according to a release from the National Guard. The two men used a satellite phone to contact a family member, […]

  • State

    Haines men cited for brown bear killings

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 8:09

    Four brown bears were killed in two separate incidents in Haines earlier this month, according to Alaska State Troopers. In an online dispatch posted Tuesday, troopers said two Haines residents were cited for the deaths. In the first incident, which took place Aug. 9, troopers said 48-year-old Kevin Shove shot and killed a male brown […]

  • State

    Soldiers confined after loss of Army handgun

    by Associated Press on Aug 27, 7:26

    A missing handgun led to a lockdown last week for about 400 soldiers at Fort Wainwright. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/XSqMhg) reports soldiers were confined to the post for two days and a night because of the missing Army-issue 9mm Beretta pistol. A smaller group was confined for five days. Army Alaska spokesman Lt. Col. […]