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Season of hope on the Yukon: New frontiers for fishing

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World War II aircraft ready for Arctic Thunder

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Setnet ban: Judge lets ballot initiative process move forward

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Budding industry deals with growing pains

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ASD joins nationwide effort to improve achievement of minority boys

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  • State

    Season of hope on the Yukon: New frontiers for fishing

    by Rhonda McBride on Jul 24, 6:21

    When it comes to fishing, necessity has been the mother of invention on the Yukon River. After harsh restrictions were imposed to protect the endangered run of king salmon,  Kwik’pak, the fish processing plant in Emmonak, began exploring new types of gear. Traditionally, gillnets have been used. But fishery managers would not allow the nets […]

  • Local

    World War II aircraft ready for Arctic Thunder

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 23, 23:33

    Alaska’s largest event in terms of attendance is only days away. Arctic Thunder 2014 is expected to draw 250,000 people over the weekend. “It’s just [an] outstanding presentation of acrobatics, engineering and flight and the spirit of the military,” said David Peters with the Alaska Air Show Association. Some of the World War II planes […]

  • State

    Setnet ban: Judge lets ballot initiative process move forward

    by Rhonda McBride on Jul 23, 23:18

    It looks like the Cook Inlet fish wars will soon ramp up to a new level. Voters may have a chance to decide whether to ban setnets in urban areas. The Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance (AFCA), which represents sport fishermen, has scored a major court victory. Alaska Superior Court Judge Catherine Easter ruled favorably on […]

  • State

    Budding industry deals with growing pains

    by Heather Hintze on Jul 23, 21:26

    When you work in a peony paradise choosing a favorite can be hard. “Isn’t this one beautiful?” Sue Kent gestured to Kansas, a magnificent magenta bloom as she showed off her colorful farm. “They’re gorgeous, they’re big,” she said about the Red Charms. “It’s a sea of red!” She and her husband Clay Sullivan are […]

  • Local

    ASD joins nationwide effort to improve achievement of minority boys

    by Alexis Fernandez on Jul 23, 20:15

    The Anchorage School District is joining a nationwide effort to help minority boys and young men succeed in school. It’s called My Brother’s Keeper. President Barack Obama announced the initiative earlier this year. Alaska Natives and American Indians have the highest dropout rate in the state and the nation, according to the Alaska Department of […]

  • Local

    Enstar feels the heat from customers over price hike

    by Dave Leval on Jul 23, 19:26

    Enstar is dealing with more problems than just a possible strike by its union workers. A crowd filled Wednesday’s public hearing before the Regulatory Commission of Alaska as people voiced their objections to Enstar’s nearly 49 percent increase. The utility company says it’s necessary since customers did not use enough natural gas earlier this year. The […]

  • State

    EPA awards over $888,000 for climate research in Alaska

    by Hope Miller on Jul 23, 18:33

    How is climate change affecting Alaska? That’s a question the Environmental Protection Agency is hoping to answer. The EPA announced Wednesday that it has awarded the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) $888,282 to look into how climate change has impacted water and food security in remote Native villages. The funds will be used to […]

  • State

    Train derails north of Skagway

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 23, 17:38

    Photo courtesy flickr user Alan Vernon A train derailed Wednesday afternoon north of Skagway, but no one was seriously injured, police say. Although no critical injuries were reported, nine people were checked out at a clinic, according to Skagway police. The White Pass and Yukon Route tourist train was put back on the tracks and […]

  • State

    Tok man dies in highway rollover

    by Hope Miller on Jul 23, 17:02

    A 55-year-old man has died following a single-vehicle rollover on the Alaska Highway Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. Michael Verhoff of Tok, who had been driving a 2008 Ford F-150 truck, was reported deceased at the scene, according to Alaska State Troopers dispatch. He was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the truck, said […]

  • State

    Arguments set in challenge to gay marriage ban

    by Associated Press on Jul 23, 13:44

    Arguments are scheduled for October in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Alaska’s ban on same-sex marriage. Five same-sex couples, four married outside of Alaska and one unmarried couple, sued to overturn the ban in May. Alaska voters approved a constitutional amendment in 1998 defining marriage as between one man and one woman. The state, […]

  • Local

    Sarah Palin cited for speeding in Alaska hometown

    by Associated Press on Jul 23, 12:31

    Sarah Palin is facing a $154 ticket for speeding in her hometown of Wasilla. The former Alaska governor was pulled over July 16 and cited for driving between 10 and 19 mph over the speed limit. The penalty includes a $144 fine and $10 police training surcharge. An attorney for Palin said he didn’t know […]

  • Local

    Fairview receives boost from Anchorage Assembly

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 23, 8:58

    Some may consider it a blighted neighborhood, but there’s reason to believe things could improve in Fairview. The Anchorage Asembly approved a plan Tuesday night to create tax abatement incentives in the North Anchorage neighborhood. The ordinance creates a 10-year, partial tax exemption covering increased property value created by major remodeling or new construction projects on […]

  • Local

    Ship Creek development moves forward

    by Kate McPherson on Jul 22, 23:13

    Ship Creek is a step closer to being developed after the Anchorage Assembly unanimously approved the framework plan Tuesday night. The approval makes way for more detailed studies and plans to be completed in preparation of Phase 1. The initial development will focus on connecting the Ship Creek area to downtown by joining the Costal […]

  • State

    Season of hope on the Yukon: Two countries, one river

    by Rhonda McBride on Jul 22, 22:35

    The mighty king salmon may be the icon of the Yukon River, but the fish is fighting for its future. Last summer, the salmon returned in record-low numbers. It also marked the second year in a row that Alaska failed to meet its treaty obligation to Canada. This season, fishery managers are cautiously optimistic that […]

  • Local

    Anchorage police locate missing man with special needs

    by Hope Miller on Jul 22, 21:57

    Update: Police were able to locate Immingan late Tuesday evening.  “He was found safe, but disoriented,” on a park bench near 33rd Avenue and C Street, police said in a statement. The Anchorage Police Department is looking for a 58-year-old special-needs adult who went missing Tuesday evening. Carter Immingan was last seen around 6:30 p.m. on […]

  • Local

    Effort takes off to improve security at Merrill Field

    by Dave Leval on Jul 22, 21:47

    It’s relatively easy to get out to Merrill Field and get an up-close look at all the airplanes there. It may not be that way much longer. The Anchorage Assembly approved a request Tuesday night to apply for a nearly $2.4 million federal grant and a $78,125 state grant. The combined nearly $2.5 million would be […]

  • US/World

    What U.S. intelligence knows about Flight 17 shoot-down

    by David Martin / CBS News on Jul 22, 18:44

    We are no closer to finding out who fired the sophisticated missile that blasted Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 out of the sky as the Boeing 777 cruised 6 miles above the war in eastern Ukraine. Russia supports the Ukrainian rebels. U.S. intelligence said Tuesday it’s most likely that those rebels fired a Russian-supplied missile at what […]

  • State

    Record rain opens up more sinkholes on UAF campus

    by Alexis Fernandez on Jul 22, 18:10

    Record rainfall over the summer is creating unstable ground at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Over the past few weeks, grounds crews at UAF have been busy filling up sinkholes spotted across campus. Crews say they’ve seen at least six this summer, including one that almost swallowed an industrial lawnmower last week. They’re currently working […]

  • Local

    JBER named one of the best bases in U.S.

    by Hope Miller on Jul 22, 17:30

    Anchorage has quite a bit to offer, which is why Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson was named one of the best bases in the U.S. JBER was ranked the fourth best U.S. Air Force base in the nation by the Air Force Times. A study looked at a variety of factors, including quality of schools, the local economy, […]

  • Local

    Cemetery pushes for interactive, digital memorials

    by Shannon Ballard on Jul 22, 16:59

    The Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery may soon turn headstones and name plaques into interactive memorials. While a name and life span etched in stone can only tell you so much about a person, a little square called a QR code can tell you so much more. With a barcode-scanning app, one needs only to hold […]