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Bean's Cafe clients pitch in for cleanup

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Yup'ik spelling bee preserves language

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Anchorage police take mini horses into custody

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Pedestrian killed in midtown hit-and-run

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Municipality bans pot at events in convention centers, Sullivan Arena

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    Bean’s Cafe clients pitch in for cleanup

    by Lauren Maxwell on Mar 27, 17:43

    The area around Bean’s Café and the Brother Francis Shelter is looking a lot brighter after clients picked up 420 pounds of garbage Friday morning. The clean-up included removing a few items left on Karluk Street where people have been camping on the sidewalk for months. Police said most of the campers had moved on […]

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    Yup’ik spelling bee preserves language

    by Shannon Ballard on Mar 27, 17:23

    Anchorage students competed in a district wide Yup’ik spelling bee at Clark Middle School on Friday, a unique spelling contest that’s helping preserve an Alaskan native language. Yup’ik is becoming increasingly uncommon in urban areas, but some of the participants still speak it in their homes. The fourth annual event is designed to keep the language alive. […]

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    Anchorage police take mini horses into custody

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 27, 14:44

    Anchorage police officers wrangled two miniature horses Friday morning after they escaped their home. Around 5:40 a.m., police dispatch received a call that two ponies were grazing in a median near Northern Lights Boulevard and Boniface Parkway, said Anchorage Police Department spokeswoman Jennifer Castro. Within a minute of the first report, someone else called in […]

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    Pedestrian killed in midtown hit-and-run

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 27, 11:28

    Anchorage police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run collision in midtown. Just after 10:30 a.m. Friday, a green Ford Explorer reportedly struck a female pedestrian and left the scene, near A Street and East Northern Lights Boulevard, according to a statement from the Anchorage Police Department. Multiple witnesses at the scene told police that the young […]

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    Municipality bans pot at events in convention centers, Sullivan Arena

    by Shannon Ballard on Mar 26, 18:20

    The AK 420 Fest and Marijuana Industry Summit is canceled. Organizers said on Facebook that it’s because of a memo sent out last week from Mayor Dan Sullivan’s office. It was written by Municipal Attorney Dennis Wheeler, who says questions popped up regarding the use, possession, or display of marijuana in municipality facilities, including the convention centers […]

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    UAA students walk to bring hope to campus

    by Dave Leval on Mar 26, 18:01

    The latest numbers show more people have reached out for help when considering suicide, but that not everyone who did found it. Native Student Services at the University of Alaska Anchorage hosted its annual walk across the campus Thursday to remind others there is still a reason to live. The walk aims to raise awareness of suicide, especially […]

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    Judge orders release of AO37 emails

    by Bonney Bowman on Mar 26, 6:47

    Voters will learn what role, if any, Anchorage mayoral candidate Dan Coffey played in crafting a controversial labor ordinance. A judge has ordered the municipality to release thousands of emails written during the creation of AO37, which voters repealed in November. Nine local unions filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to see the […]

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    Ted Stevens Anchorage Airport trains firefighters to respond to emergencies around the nation

    by Dave Leval on Mar 25, 22:54

    Dozens of passengers boarded a Ravn Airlines flight at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport on Wednesday. Firefighters from airports around the United States and from five countries around the world are in Anchorage as Alaska hosts the annual Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Workshop for the first time. The goal is to share information about […]

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    From the Middle East to Anchorage: 10-year-old’s postcard project comes full circle

    by John Thain on Mar 25, 21:31

    A 10-year-old Pacific Northern Academy​ student started a global movement to send hope via postcards to refugee children in the Middle East. Now, his project has come full circle as those children have written back.

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    Donated van brings mobility to wheelchair-bound Anchorage teen

    by Bonney Bowman on Mar 24, 23:32

    Paying it forward, even after tragedy strikes — that’s the story of two Alaskan families. Eleven-year-old Angelica Haakenson lost her legs in a Christmas day car crash. A Homer cab company donated a wheelchair-accessible van to her family, but Angelica’s therapy is going so well, she doesn’t need it anymore. That’s where the family of Aron […]

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    New restaurant center called Williwaw coming to downtown Anchorage

    by Heather Hintze on Mar 24, 20:40

      The old Covenant House in downtown Anchorage is being transformed into a new restaurant center called Williwaw. It’s part of the Humpy’s Great Alaskan Ale House group expansion, as it hopes to bring another destination for downtown diners. “We’re reincarnating Blues Central,” said Humpy’s general manager Pete Burns. ”Bringing back that French Dip that everyone’s […]

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    DOT shifts money designated for Anchorage bike upgrades

    by Associated Press on Mar 24, 10:27

    The Alaska Department of Transportation says more than $1 million designated for designing Anchorage bicycle route improvements has been shifted to other projects. Anchorage radio station KSKA reports bike safety advocates in 2012 persuaded the group responsible for Anchorage transportation projects, Anchorage Metropolitan Area Transportation Solutions, to use federal funds for improvements such as bike […]

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    Red flag warning in effect for Matanuska Valley Wednesday

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 24, 10:17

    The National Weather Service in Anchorage has issued an alert for a red flag warning Wednesday afternoon through that evening in the Matanuska Valley. Local weather conditions expected for Wednesday are considered “critical fire weather conditions,” meaning the likelihood for a fire starting is high. Temperatures are expected to reach the lower 50s, according to […]

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    Anchorage mayoral candidate Dan Coffey speaks out about controversial conversation

    by Kate McPherson on Mar 23, 21:34

    Anchorage mayoral candidate Dan Coffey says he would like the public to hear the controversial conversation he had back in 2008. It wasn’t the topic Coffey says he wanted to focus on during the Anchorage Chamber’s “Make it Monday” forum, but he dedicated his opening remarks to the issue. “If I had the tape today, […]

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    Anchorage community raises $25K for coach battling cancer

    by Alexis Fernandez on Mar 23, 18:32

    Thousands of people turned out this weekend to support a local football coach who is battling cancer. About 3,000 people took part in a luau fundraiser on Saturday at Service High School for Coach Will “Yogi” Foma’i. Foma’i was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer in November. According to the family, nearly $25,000 was raised at […]

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    Two robberies in downtown Anchorage: Not related, police say

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

    Anchorage police are investigating two separate downtown incidents in which victims were robbed at gunpoint early Monday morning. Anchorage Police Department spokeswoman Anita Shell says the first robbery occurred at 1:32 a.m. near the intersection of 4th Avenue and F Street. The victims reported they were robbed by two Samoan males believed to be in […]

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    Palmer woman dies in single-vehicle rollover

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 23, 7:05

    A 35-year-old woman died in a single-vehicle crash on the Old Glenn Highway, authorities say. Claudia Jacobs of Palmer died at the scene of the crash near mile 13, according to an online dispatch from Alaska State Troopers, who responded to the crash around 9 p.m. Sunday. An investigation found that Jacobs was driving southbound […]

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    World Down Syndrome Day: Chugiak family shares its story

    by Lauren Maxwell on Mar 21, 18:38

    Saturday is World Down Syndrome day, a day when people unite across the globe to raise awareness about the genetic disorder. It’s also a day for people to celebrate the voices of people who have Down syndrome, as well as those they live and work with. The day is special for one Chugiak family. Angie […]

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    Anchorage mayoral candidate speaks out about SAP

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 21, 10:53

    Anchorage mayoral candidate Lance Ahern has spoken out about a project designed to automate many parts of the city government, including payroll. Known as SAP, the project is now more than three years and $30 million in the making. Ahern held a press conference Friday morning about SAP, saying the program is already at a point where […]

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    Man wins new car in United Way sweepstakes

    by Lauren Maxwell on Mar 20, 18:17

    A local contest saw one of five finalists drive home with a new car Friday. Each contestant got a key to a brand new car but only one of those keys would turn the engine,  and only one person would walk away a winner. That was the scene Friday afternoon at Alaska Sales and Service […]