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State budget cuts force UAA leadership to take furloughs; layoffs imminent

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Poetry carries West High student to D.C.

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The mayor of JBER: A day with Col. Brian Bruckbauer

Anchorage/Mat-Su

Troopers: Wasilla student tries to stab aide with pocket knife

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For some, Anchorage Wellness Court offers a road to redemption

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    State budget cuts force UAA leadership to take furloughs; layoffs imminent

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 24, 12:11

    A sign of more reductions to come, University of Alaska Anchorage leadership will start taking furloughs to ease the sting of state budget cuts. UAA is dealing with a budget shortfall of about $19.5 million, a number that is subject to change as a state budget still has to be passed by the Legislature and […]

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    Poetry carries West High student to D.C.

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 24, 8:31

    Maeva Ordaz will head to Washington, D.C., next week to represent Alaska in the Poetry Out Loud national finals. Watch the video above to hear from the West High School senior. Zacuanpapalotls BY BRENDA CÁRDENAS (in memory of José Antonio Burciaga, 1947-1996)                            We are chameleons. We become chameleon.  —José Antonio Burciaga  We are space […]

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    The mayor of JBER: A day with Col. Brian Bruckbauer

    by Bonney Bowman on Apr 24, 7:01

    He’s the mayor of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson: Col. Brian Bruckbauer is about 10 months into a two-year tenure as joint base commander. His daily decisions affect the lives of 40,000 people. At 8 a.m., Bruckbauer has already been at work for an hour in an office that’s a visual history of his Air Force career. It’s a history […]

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    Troopers: Wasilla student tries to stab aide with pocket knife

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 23, 10:29

    An 11-year-old Wasilla student snuck a pocket knife into school and tried to stab a teaching aide with the weapon Wednesday morning, authorities say. Wednesday around 9:40 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to Knik Elementary School after it was reported a student tried to “assault a staff member with a knife,” according to an online […]

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    For some, Anchorage Wellness Court offers a road to redemption

    by Hope Miller on Apr 23, 7:21

    More than a decade ago, a DUI charge left Doreen Schenkenberger with two options. She could face months in jail — and be separated from her kids, 6 and 8 at the time — or she could enter the Anchorage Wellness Court. “I was ready, I was ready to do something to change my life,” said […]

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    UPDATE: Woman charged with assault, arson after early morning trailer fire

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 23, 6:57

    Update, 11 a.m. A 24-year-old woman has been charged with assault and arson after she threatened three people with a knife inside a trailer and set the home on fire early Thursday morning, authorities say. Eleanor Guidry has been charged with three counts of third-degree assault, four counts of reckless endangerment, first-degree arson and criminal […]

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    Earth Day a celebration of early spring at Alaska Botanical Garden

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 22, 22:45

    Today is Earth Day, and with the early spring the area has had so far, it was a good day for volunteers to get their hands dirty at the Alaska Botanical Garden.  

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    Kincaid trails still too muddy for mountain bikers

    by Heather Hintze on Apr 22, 21:41

    Spring has sprung at Kincaid Park, and that means mud. The sloppy conditions aren’t keeping bikers off the single-track trails, though, and that’s causing problems. “There’s lots of mud right here,” said Lee Bolling, president of the biking nonprofit Singletrack Advocates, pointing out spots on the Middle Earth trail off of Raspberry Road. ”You can tell there’s […]

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    Anchorage couple learns hard lesson: Beware crowdfunding sites

    by Bonney Bowman on Apr 22, 21:13

    Experts say online crowdfunding sites have become a way for opportunists to take advantage of tragedy. Anchorage couple Aeriella Rodriguez and Travis Borgens suffered a devastating loss when their baby daughter died from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) in October 2014. Months later, they’re still grieving. “Some days, wake up and it’s good. Some days wake […]

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    SAP progress report: revitalization carries additional $20-million price tag

    by Elizabeth Raines on Apr 22, 20:08

      The city’s project for a new computer software system, known as SAP, is beyond budget and years off schedule. What started as an 18-month initiative with a budget of $9.6 million, has turned into a nearly 4-year endeavor worth at least $30 million — and there’s more money needed, project directors say. SAP directors […]

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    UPDATE: Police arrest suspect in Anchorage sexual assault, kidnapping

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 22, 13:48

    Update: Thursday, April 23 at 7:04 p.m. Anchorage police say they have taken Dustin Badillo into custody after a foot chase near the intersection of Arctic Boulevard and West 27th Avenue. Badillo is suspected of sexually assaulting a woman Wednesday morning and then kidnapping her and her two children for nearly three hours. “He was […]

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    Anchorage’s first co-housing community breaks ground

    by Alexis Fernandez on Apr 22, 6:59

    Some Anchorage families are turning to a new, but old-fashioned type of living. It’s called co-housing, a community-style neighborhood made popular in Europe. Three years in the making, the dream of Anchorage’s first co-housing community is becoming a reality for 23 families. Ravens’ Roost Cohousing broke ground Tuesday at the site of its future neighborhood […]

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    Committee takes new approach to Anchorage housing obstacles

    by Elizabeth Raines on Apr 21, 19:27

    The Title 21 committee has been working to rewrite Anchorage’s land use code since 2002. More than a decade in the making, the objective is a delicate balance between encouraging needed housing development and ensuring that construction meets community standards. A report prepared for the Municipality in 2012 says Anchorage needs 18,000 new housing units by […]

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    Mat-Su Valley gathers to help end domestic violence and sexual abuse

    by Dave Leval on Apr 20, 11:55

    Cynthia Wagoner will be the first to admit she did not have an easy life as a child. “I have been raised in both my families where domestic violence and sexual abuse were prevalent,” Wagoner explained, saying the problems did not end there. “My older brother was charged with sexually abusing both of my younger […]

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    Police identify man found frozen in Cuddy Park pond

    by Jacquie Slater on Apr 20, 11:01

    Anchorage police have identified the man found frozen in a pond at Cuddy Park earlier this month as 49-year-old Ezra Golilie, Sr. According to Golilie’s sister Lucy, he was a devoted husband and loving father to four children. After his wife passed away about a year and a half ago, Lucy says her brother fell […]

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    Driver killed in early morning Anchorage collision

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 20, 10:19

    A 20-year-old man was killed early Sunday morning after his vehicle collided with a large tree, authorities say. Just after 4:30 a.m., a witness reported that a sport-utility vehicle swerved off Northern Lights Boulevard and struck a tree near the intersection of Wesleyan Drive, according to a release from the Anchorage Police Department. Anchorage and […]

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    AST: Man killed after rollover on Knik Goose Bay Road

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 20, 6:51

    A 57-year-old man has died after the truck he was driving in Wasilla left the roadway and rolled several times Sunday, authorities say. Shortly before 5 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a dangerous driver near mile 10.5 of Knik Goose Bay Road in Wasilla. The driver of a Ford Ranger — […]

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    Gov. Walker steps in to save Govt. Hill bears; Fish & Game will relocate them

    by Shannon Ballard on Apr 18, 0:03

    Updated Saturday, 2:50 p.m. Gov. Bill Walker has stepped in to save the black bear family roaming Government Hill, recommending that the bears be pardoned from being euthanized. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game says the mother and four cubs have a history in Government Hill dating back to last summer when the department […]

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    Spenard Farmer’s Market set to reopen May 16

    by Dave Leval on Apr 17, 22:22

    The Spenard Farmer’s Market will open for business in May in the Chilkoot Charlie’s parking lot, in the same spot where it started five years ago. The new board of directors made the announcement Friday. The previous board canceled the event in February after members said they got burned out from it. Dozens of volunteers […]

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    Historic Motherlode Lodge left to burn in Hatcher Pass, considered suspicious

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 17, 20:31

    The Motherlode lodge in Hatcher Pass was left to burn after catching fire Friday evening. Firefighters were on scene at the fire, but were only there to direct traffic away for public safety. Norm McDonald with the Alaska Division of Forestry says the building was outside any fire service area. McDonald said “it’s lucky” there […]