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A Military Life: Remembering how to be a family

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High fire danger in Wasilla due to lack of snow

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In Eagle River, no taxi service fuels residents' desire for Uber

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Assembly overhauls Anchorage's towing laws

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6-hour standoff in East Anchorage ends with knife-wielding suspect in custody

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    A Military Life: Remembering how to be a family

    by Bonney Bowman on Nov 19, 22:16

      Military families across Alaska are celebrating the safe return of their loved ones. Soldiers from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and Fort Wainwright are back home after months deployed to Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. Patrick Nephew, his wife, Bonnie, and son, Skyler, are a family once again. But what that means has changed in the nine months they’ve been apart. […]

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    High fire danger in Wasilla due to lack of snow

    by Shannon Ballard on Nov 19, 21:05

    Fire danger isn’t something residents are used to hearing in Alaska at this time of year. Already this week, the state’s Division of Forestry responded to two grass fires in the Mat-Su Valley. The smaller of the two escaped a burn barrel. The second was caused by what was an initial house fire off Bogard Road […]

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    In Eagle River, no taxi service fuels residents’ desire for Uber

    by Lauren Maxwell on Nov 19, 19:11

    The Anchorage Assembly passed an ordinance Tuesday night that could pave the way for ride-sharing service Uber to operate permanently in Anchorage. It’s the suburbs, however, that say they need the taxi app most. Communities like Girdwood and Eagle River have been without a local taxi service for years. “We’ve worked since the 1990s to […]

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    Assembly overhauls Anchorage’s towing laws

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 19, 17:59

    On the agenda for the Nov. 18 Anchorage Assembly meeting was an overhaul of the municipality’s towing laws. In a unanimous vote, the Assembly approved the numerous changes to towing laws, meaning it’s still going to cost residents should their vehicles get towed — it just won’t cost as much. On Tuesday night, the Assembly […]

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    6-hour standoff in East Anchorage ends with knife-wielding suspect in custody

    by Kate McPherson, Sierra Starks on Nov 19, 16:06

    A 6-hour standoff in East Anchorage has ended with the suspect being taken into custody after he barricaded himself in his residence. “Police have taken armed suspect into custody safely,” according to a statement from the Anchorage Police Department, sent around 9:30 p.m. More than two dozen officers responded to a man in Muldoon, who […]

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    Anchorage Assembly approves Uber ordinance

    by Kate McPherson on Nov 19, 1:07

    Update: Wednesday, Nov. 19 After hours of public testimony Tuesday night, the Anchorage Assembly voted 8-3 in favor of an ordinance that could pave the way for Uber in the municipality. The ordinance temporarily exempts Uber from Title 11, which regulates taxi laws in Anchorage. It also directs the municipality to work with Uber to […]

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    A Military Life: Home, sweet home

    by Bonney Bowman on Nov 18, 22:51

      After nine months away from home, the Alaskan soldiers are back with their families tonight. About 200 soldiers saw their loved ones for the first time in months Tuesday. While the soldiers were getting off the plane and turning in their weapons, their families were waiting patiently. Among them was Bonnie Nephew, wife of Staff Sgt. […]

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    Assemblywoman asks Anchorage to opt out of commercial marijuana

    by Shannon Ballard on Nov 18, 21:14

    Alaskan voters may have approved the plan to regulate marijuana for recreational use, but at Tuesday night’s Anchorage Assembly meeting, there was pushback. Part of Ballot Measure 2 is a choice for local control, meaning cities have the power to decide if they want marijuana businesses in their communities. Assemblywoman Amy Demboski, of Eagle River, […]

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    Anchorage School District buys 3,900 Chromebooks for state testing

    by Shannon Ballard on Nov 18, 20:30

    Students throughout Alaska will take a new computer-based assessment this spring, thanks to the Anchorage School District spending nearly $2 million on 3,900 Chromebooks. The district’s information technology department will prepare them for the Alaska Measure of Progress (AMP), which replaces the Standards Based Assessments (SBA). Third grade through tenth grade are required to take the […]

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    Despite the danger, Anchorage residents skating on thin ice

    by Dave Leval on Nov 18, 17:07

    On a recent wintry day in Anchorage, resident Kristine Lindblum gets her kids ready to go ice skating at Cheney Lake. “I was a little nervous,” said Lindblum. “It’s not even freezing today, technically, is it?” But that doesn’t stop the Lindblums as they head out onto the ice. And they aren’t the only ones […]

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    Dogs seized from Girdwood residence belonged to deceased musher

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 18, 16:30

    Troopers have confirmed that the 13 dogs seized from a Girdwood residence last Wednesday belonged to a local man who friends say was a musher. Dario Martinez, 50, was discovered deceased on Thursday, according to the Anchorage Police Department. “It appears the death was a suicide,” said APD spokeswoman Jennifer Castro in an email. Troopers […]

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    3 residents escape Wasilla fire; no injuries reported

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 18, 14:51

    Three people escaped a Wasilla fire Tuesday morning that destroyed a home, authorities say. The home, located on the 6100 block of East Pike Avenue, was engulfed by flames when fire crews arrived after 7 a.m., said Ken Barkley with the Mat-Su Fire Department. Two people escaped the burning home unscathed, Barkley said, and another […]

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    AFD: Woman plucked from burning trailer dies

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 18, 7:05

    Update: Wednesday, Nov. 19 The woman pulled from the burning trailer by Anchorage firefighters has died, said Anchorage Fire Department spokesman Al Tamagni. The department said they will not be releasing her name. The fire, which remains under investigation, is believed to have originated in the trailer’s living room near the entertainment center, he said. Original […]

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    Following election loss, Mayor Sullivan focuses on Anchorage land sale

    by Kate McPherson on Nov 17, 23:24

    He may not be Alaska’s next lieutenant governor, but Mayor Dan Sullivan says he isn’t letting the election loss get in the way of business. “I’m probably in the best position of anyone who’s lost an election,” said Sullivan on Monday. “I get to be mayor for eight more months. I love my job.” One […]

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    University Mall businesses reopen after flood

    by Lauren Maxwell on Nov 17, 22:33

    The University Mall is getting back to business after a water main break on Halloween morning caused thousands of dollars in damage. Only two businesses remained closed on Monday morning, including Habitat Housewares. Owner Lori Atrops says she has plenty of merchandise that was saved from the flood but still lost more than $120,000 in […]

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    Anchorage police locate missing 76-year-old man

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 17, 21:14

    Last Updated Nov 17, 2014, 10:45 p.m. Anchorage police say 76-year-old Armando Tembrina has been located and is safe. Original Story The Anchorage Police Department is asking for public help finding a missing 76-year-old man last seen around noon on Monday. In a written statement, APD said Armando Tembrina is considered a vulnerable adult. He was last […]

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    Brief power outage planned for Cooper Landing, Moose Pass, Girdwood

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 17, 12:39

    Chugach Electric customers in Cooper Landing and Moose Pass will experience a short, planned power outage Wednesday afternoon. Customers in Girdwood will experience a short power outage in the early hours of Friday morning. The Kenai Peninsula customers will be without power for roughly 15 minutes from around 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. as the […]

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    Alaska Airlines hosts simulated flight to acclimate autistic children

    by Dave Leval on Nov 17, 7:29

    An airplane flight can be tough on young children, especially those with autism. Alaska Airlines, however, wants to make the skies seem friendlier for them. More than 100 people boarded a special Alaska Airlines flight Sunday at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport as the airline participated in the second Wings for Autism event. The special flight […]

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    Local nonprofits see low Thanksgiving donation numbers

    by Shannon Ballard on Nov 16, 12:12

    People coming together happens daily outside the Brother Francis Shelter and at the tables inside Bean’s Café. The colder it gets, however, the greater the need for services. This time of year is the busiest, but management at Bean’s Café says, for whatever reason — maybe the lack of snow or the state of the economy — […]

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    Patient treated at Anchorage hospital tests negative for Ebola

    by Sierra Starks on Nov 15, 13:03

    Health officials and caregivers at Providence Alaska Medical Center have confirmed that a patient being treated at the hospital has tested negative for Ebola. The patient, whose identifying information was not released, was admitted to the hospital at 8:30 p.m. Friday showing symptoms of the virus, including a high fever. Further investigation revealed that the patient […]