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  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage police respond to vehicle versus pedestrian hit-and-run

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 25, 9:13

    The Anchorage Police Department is responding to a hit-and-run collision in midtown Anchorage, involving a tan sedan and a pedestrian. Few other details were available, but in a release local police said the incident occurred at A Street and Benson Boulevard. The vehicle was believed to be headed east. This is a developing story; check […]

  • Business/Economy

    Alaska looks to boost employment with grant money

    by Associated Press on Oct 25, 6:52

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The state of Alaska has received a $1 million grant to help bolster local employment within the state’s health care and aviation industries. The Alaska Public Radio Network reports (http://bit.ly/2dR6RKw ) the U.S. Department of Labor grant will support apprenticeship programs, which the state hopes will encourage more companies to hire […]

  • Alaska News

    Napaskiak celebrates opening its new school with the hope for a stronger community

    by Anna Rose MacArthur/KYUK on Oct 24, 22:11

    This story originated from KYUK Public Media and was republished with permission. BETHEL — In rural Alaska villages, the school is often the center of community life. It’s not only the place where children go day after day to learn, play sports, and make friends. It’s where the community comes together for daily activities such as open […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Parents depend on Camp Fire to fill childcare void

    by Heather Hintze on Oct 24, 21:55

    Before the bell rang for morning classes at Rogers Park Elementary School, third-grader Sabrina Mason had already been at school for an hour. She’s the fourth and final kid in her family to attend the Camp Fire before-school program. “I like that I get to hang out with friends that aren’t in my class and […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Volunteers donate more than a thousand pairs of winter boots to city’s needy

    by Lauren Maxwell on Oct 24, 19:50

    As temperatures drop, most of us begin digging out our winter clothing, but for some people, finding the gear to stay warm and dry isn’t easy. More than 300 people got a boost in that direction on Monday when they received new, warm winter boots. The boots were distributed at Bean’s Cafe, donated by the Las […]

  • Marijuana News

    With testing underway, marijuana shops prepare to open in Alaska

    by Shannon Ballard on Oct 24, 16:23

    It’s been almost two years since Alaskans voted to legalize marijuana, but it wasn’t until Monday morning that the industry took a crucial step forward. The first cannabis testing facility is now up and running. CannTest, LLC is nestled in Ship Creek. For its three-man staff, breaking in their instruments feels like a milestone. By 10:30 a.m., […]

  • US/World

    Investigators say Jane Doe found in Wisconsin may have lived in Alaska

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 24, 15:51

    “In the early morning of July 21, 1999 a man walking his dog along a rural road in Racine County, Wisconsin was the first person to find a young female, dead, left alone, along the edge of a cornfield.” –National Center for Missing & Exploited Children This is the scene described in a plea from the National Center […]

  • Arctic

    Appeals panel finds protections for ice seals reasonable

    by Becky Bohrer / AP on Oct 24, 10:45

    An appeals court panel has ruled that a federal agency acted reasonably in proposing to list a certain population of bearded seals as threatened by the sea ice loss. The decision by a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco reverses a lower court ruling that found the decision […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Cub Scouts receive outpouring of donations from Alaskans following theft

    by Eric Ruble on Oct 24, 7:42

    Cub Scout Pack 369 was devastated when its trailer was stolen in early October. Inside was roughly $3,500 worth of camping supplies and popcorn that was hours away from being delivered to customers. The theft crushed the boys’ hopes for their camping trip next summer. However, since the trailer was stolen, Alaskans have come together […]

  • Alaska News

    Troopers: Kasilof man killed in late-night crash

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 23, 14:15

    A Kasilof man died in a single-vehicle wreck late Saturday night, Alaska State Troopers report. Someone reported the wreck on Kalifornsky Beach Road to troopers around 11:40 p.m. and did not know where the driver of the vehicle was, according to an online dispatch. When troopers arrived less than 20 minutes later, they found the […]

  • Military

    Report: California soldiers must repay enlistment bonuses

    by KTVA / AP on Oct 23, 11:58

    Nearly 10,000 California National Guard soldiers have been ordered to repay huge enlistment bonuses a decade after signing up to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Los Angeles Times reports the Pentagon demanded the money back after audits revealed overpayments by the California Guard eager to fill ranks and hit enlistment targets. Faced with a […]

  • Alaska News

    Presbyterian church first to present statewide apology at AFN

    by Liz Raines on Oct 22, 19:50

    The Presbyterian church becomes the first religious organization to officially apologize at #2016AFN to @NativeFed for oppression, abuse. pic.twitter.com/xP3gPYPHWz — Liz Raines (@lrainesktva) October 22, 2016 FAIRBANKS – It was a historic moment for the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) Saturday. For the first time, a religious organization came before an AFN convention to apologize […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska veterans receive warm welcome home after Honor Flight

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 22, 19:05

    A group of Alaska veterans returned Saturday from Washington D.C., where they visited our nation’s war memorials thanks to Last Frontier Honor Flight. The crowd waiting for their arrival at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport applauded as the veterans disembarked to the sounds of bagpipes from the Alaska Celtic Pipes and Drums (ACPD). The 23 […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    SAVEarth project aims to provide homeless Alaskans with boots

    by Eric Ruble on Oct 22, 18:28

    While many Alaskans are celebrating the first snow of the season, it marks the beginning of a tough time of year for people living outdoors. A group from the Lower 48 is working to help Anchorage’s homeless in a big way. SAVEarth is assembling 1,100 pairs of boots with the help of volunteers. Each pair […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Whittier police begin patrolling Girdwood on short-term contract

    by Eric Ruble on Oct 22, 18:12

    After roughly three weeks without any law enforcement stationed in Girdwood, there are now Whittier Police Department (WPD) officers patrolling the town. It is the result of a short-term contract between the Girdwood Board of Supervisors, the Municipality of Anchorage and WPD that lasts through the end of the year. After the contract expires, there […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Night-drop kennels: A warm, safe place for stray animals

    by Bonney Bowman on Oct 22, 15:58

    With the season’s first blanket of snow on the ground and temperatures dropping, a night outside is tough for lost pets. Anchorage Animal Care and Control (AACC) provides a warm, safe place if you find an animal and can’t take it home for the night. On the backside of the facility, the night-drop kennels are […]

  • News

    A sign of respect: A kuspuk history lesson

    by Megan Edge on Oct 22, 15:01

    From attendees to politicians to members of the media, men and women dress their best at the annual Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) convention in Fairbanks. But dressing in your Sunday best is different in Alaska, especially at AFN. Here, people trade in their high-heeled shoes, suit jackets and ties for traditional Alaska Native garb, […]

  • Alaska News

    Alcohol tax revenue higher than expected in Bethel

    by Adrian Wagner/KYUK on Oct 22, 12:25

    This story originated from KYUK Public Media and was republished with permission. BETHEL — The city of Bethel has had some trouble collecting taxes in recent months, but one tax they’re not having trouble collecting is the 12 percent sales tax from alcohol. Since the city sold its first legal alcohol in April, Bethel has collected over […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaska Native veterans give input for national Native American memorial

    by Megan Edge on Oct 21, 21:25

    George Bennett Sr. isn’t ashamed to be Alaska Native or a U.S. veteran. Nearly 50 years after he left Vietnam, he’s proud to be both; it’s who he is. It hasn’t always been that way though — he said it took him about 30 years to find a bit of personal peace. Wearing a Vietnam […]

  • Alaska News

    AFN: A battleground for Alaska’s political candidates

    by Liz Raines on Oct 21, 20:55

    This year’s Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) convention is the place to be for anyone running for public office. It’s an opportunity to get their name out among thousands of Alaska Native people from across the state, and ask for their vote — a powerful vote. Next month’s election is front and center at the annual […]