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  • Local

    Arctic edge: Conquering mountains

    by Bonney Bowman on Jul 29, 22:31

    Soldiers come to Alaska from all over the country and once they get here, they have to learn how to survive in our often harsh and unforgiving climate. That’s where the Northern Warfare Training Center in Black Rapids comes in. The motto at the Army training center is “battling cold and conquering mountains.” But to […]

  • State

    Cutting through confusion surrounding ballot measure to legalize marijuana

    by Charlo Greene on Jul 29, 21:21

    Potential revenue More than $250 million in just one year with $20.4 million of that money in tax revenue, courtesy of cannabis. That is how much money the Alaska Cannabis Institute expects the marijuana industry to bring Alaska during the first year of recreational sales. The opposition, however, predicts only $5 million in tax revenues. […]

  • Local

    Food Bank running low on food

    by Dave Leval on Jul 29, 20:34

    Pastor Stacy Stone is used to preaching the gospel at New Hope on the Last Frontier Church. She continues delivering a different kind of message lately. “Our produce stand and vegetable stand is not always full,” Stone said. “Fresh stuff is harder to get, a lot of stuff they choose from is already rotten.” Hundreds […]

  • Local

    Mat-Su considering permanent car registration for older vehicles

    by Shannon Ballard on Jul 29, 20:09

    Folks in the Mat-Su Valley are thinking about giving their borough a new title — old car capital of Alaska. There are nearly 84,000 cars in the Valley built before 2006, according to DMV records. Mat-Su resident Curt Christiansen owns three of them and says his 14-year-old mini van does the job. “Gets me to work […]

  • Local

    Glenn Highway expanding to three lanes near Eagle River

    by Alexis Fernandez on Jul 29, 17:24

    A major artery connecting Anchorage to the Mat-Su Valley is about to get wider. For Eagle River resident Carolyn Ellis, the commute into Anchorage is part of everyday life. But that doesn’t mean it’s enjoyable. “It’s just such a pain because it gets so jammed up all the time,” Ellis said. It’s especially an issue […]

  • Local

    Driver killed in Seward Highway collision was intoxicated, police say

    by Hope Miller on Jul 29, 16:30

    A 29-year-old Whittier woman had twice the legal limit of alcohol in her blood when she was killed in a March Seward Highway vehicle collision, the Anchorage Police Department announced Tuesday. Salafai Carol Iosefa, a volunteer firefighter with the Whittier Fire Department, was traveling southbound in the northbound lane in her Honda Civic near Potter […]

  • State

    Authorities investigate fatal Old Richardson Highway collision

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 29, 15:43

    One man was killed and another sustained serious injuries following a head-on collision near North Pole on the Old Richardson Highway Tuesday morning, authorities said. Around 7:15 a.m., Alaska State Troopers were contacted about a two-vehicle crash between a 1999 Chevrolet Suburban and a 2008 Ford F350 on the highway near Sky Ranch Road at […]

  • US/World

    Obama expands sanctions on Russia, this time with European support

    by Rebecca Kaplan / CBS News on Jul 29, 14:44

    President Obama announced Tuesday that the U.S. is once again moving to impose fresh sanctions on Russia as a consequence for its continued support of separatists in eastern Ukraine. The new sanctions, which target the defense, energy and financial sectors of the Russian economy, will have an “even bigger bite” than those imposed in the […]

  • Local

    New refuge manager begins job in Bethel

    by Associated Press on Jul 29, 14:01

    The massive Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge has a new manager from Louisiana to oversee nearly 20 million acres of wetlands, river and tundra habitat in Alaska. Neil Lalonde had not been to Alaska until he stepped off a ferry earlier this summer. KYUK (http://is.gd/pWhVwr) says Lalonde has been on his new job for just […]

  • Local

    Man rescued from Chena River in Fairbanks

    by Associated Press on Jul 29, 13:01

    A man had to be rescued after being swept down the Chena River in strong currents. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://is.gd/ZMHAGc) the unidentified man jumped into the river just before 9 p.m. Monday. Witnesses said he couldn’t swim back to shore because of the strong current. City and university fire departments responded, and found […]

  • Local

    Food Bank seeks donations after spike in users

    by Associated Press on Jul 29, 9:27

    The Food Bank of Alaska is asking for donations after seeing a spike in users. The bank purchased nearly 40,000 pound of bulk food, but needs more. The bank provides food to more than 100 partners that serve people in Anchorage and the Matanuska-Susitna Borough and 200 partners across the state. Last year, agencies served […]

  • Local

    Children adrift in boat in Alaska rescued

    by Associated Press on Jul 29, 8:03

    Three children have been rescued after going adrift in their family’s small boat in a southeast Alaska harbor. The Coast Guard says the boys were wearing life jackets and stayed calm after going adrift in the skiff Monday in Saxman Harbor near Ketchikan. Water conditions were calm. Ketchikan police notified the Coast Guard that the […]

  • State

    State continues crackdown on Medicaid fraud

    by Kate McPherson on Jul 28, 23:22

    Medicaid fraud costs the state of Alaska $45 million a year, and that’s just a conservative estimate according to Andrew Peterson, assistant attorney general and director of Alaska’s Medicaid Control Fraud Unit. The FBI says up to 10 percent of claims made to Medicaid are fraudulent. Peterson is currently prosecuting the case of Anchorage physician […]

  • US/World

    U.S. says Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty

    by CBS/AP on Jul 28, 20:35

    In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach “a very serious matter” and going public with allegations that have simmered for some time. The treaty confrontation comes at a highly strained time between President Barack Obama and […]

  • Local

    In wake of Sandy Hook, Anchorage schools get safety improvements

    by Alexis Fernandez on Jul 28, 19:50

    It’s been nearly two years since a gunman walked into an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, and killed 26 people, including 20 children. It was a wake-up call for school districts across the country. In a couple of weeks, Anchorage students will be heading back to school. This year, there will be an added layer […]

  • Local

    Pro-marijuana legalization ads hit People Mover busses

    by Charlo Greene on Jul 28, 18:58

    It’s what the “Big Marijuana. Big Mistake. Vote No on 2″ campaign warned about: Pro-pot advertising has hit the streets of Anchorage. “We should all be concerned that this is exactly what will happen in a commercialized industry,” said Kristina Woolston. “Their message to our youth is that it is safe to use marijuana.” Woolston, […]

  • US/World

    TSA wants to pay you for help

    by Dave Leval on Jul 28, 17:31

    It’s one of the biggest hassles of flying out of town: Waiting to go through the security checkpoint at the airport. The TSA is offering to pay you at least $5,000 if you know how to shorten the wait. It’s part of a contest that features other cash prizes. KTVA caught up with Gamble Gilbertson at […]

  • US/World

    Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

    by Associated Press on Jul 28, 16:16

    Sarah Palin is starting her own subscription-based online network. The Sarah Palin Channel, which went live on Sunday, bills itself as a “direct connection” for the former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate with her supporters, bypassing media filters. Palin says she oversees all content posted to the channel. This will include her own […]

  • State

    SeaLife Center welcomes new Steller sea lion pup

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 28, 16:01

    The Alaska SeaLife Center has announced a new addition to their family. Steller sea lion mom, Eden, gave birth to a nearly 38-pound male pup July 20, the center said in a statement. The pup is successfully nursing and doing well, but won’t be available for public viewing for a few months. Eden, 14, and […]

  • Local

    Denali planning for temporary ban on pet goats

    by Associated Press on Jul 28, 13:54

    Plans are in the works to temporarily ban certain pets from Denali National Park and Preserve after a local resident was cited for hiking on park trails with his pet goat this summer. Park Superintendent Don Striker said domestic goats pose a significant risk to Denali’s Dall sheep population. He says he is planning to […]