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  • Fishing Report

    Alaska Fishing Report for July 14, 2016

    by Carlos Faura on Jul 14, 19:14

    Anchorage Ship Creek is now closed for king salmon fishing. Silvers should be arriving there in a few weeks. Lakes are fishing good, especially in the evening. Streams are open for trout — make sure to check the regulations to see which areas are open and which are closed. Matanuska-Susitna area Parks Highway streams are […]

  • Reality Check w/ John Tracy

    Reality Check w/ John Tracy: Whether black or blue, life matters

    by John Tracy on Jul 14, 17:54

    Something important happened last Friday, that made me proud to call Anchorage my home. Several hundred Alaskans came together in Midtown for a peaceful demonstration. A demonstration that showed a couple of things. One, that the killing of two black men at the hands of police in Louisiana and Minnesota had an impact here in […]

  • Medical Breakthroughs

    Vest uses sense of touch to replace sound, help people hear

    by Ivanhoe Newswire on Jul 11, 11:25

    HOUSTON, Texas (Ivanhoe Newswire) — Using the sense of touch to replace the sense of hearing sounds like science fiction, but it’s very much a reality and it could be a game-changer for the profoundly deaf. It started out as the doctorate project of Scott Novich in the lab of neuroscientist and best-selling author David […]

  • Medical Breakthroughs

    Meet the ‘Birth Guy,’ a male doula helping expectant mothers and fathers

    by Ivanhoe Newswire on Jul 09, 16:53

    When you hear the terms “birthing expert” or “doula,” you might picture a woman. But what would you think if “she” was a “he?” Ivanhoe introduces you to a male doula who helps not just the mom-to-be, but the dad-to-be as well. Welcome to the Rocking Dads class, an introduction to the birthing experience, taught […]

  • Fishing Report

    Alaska Fishing Report for July 7, 2016

    by Carlos Faura on Jul 07, 19:11

    Anchorage King salmon fishing has slowed down on Ship Creek, but anglers are still catching them. Silvers aren’t happening yet on Ship Creek. Lake fishing is pretty good, the evenings are best. Bird Creek is closed until July 13th.  Seward Halibut fishing is really good. Rockfishing is very good. Silvers are starting to arrive. King […]

  • Reality Check w/ John Tracy

    Reality Check w/ John Tracy: Walker isn’t playing games with second special session

    by John Tracy on Jul 07, 16:37

    You can’t say Gov. Bill Walker is being wishy-washy about the state’s fiscal dilemma. By calling a second special session he’s sending a strong signal to lawmakers that he expects them to finish their current job before asking for voters to give them another turn. To be fair to lawmakers, the state Senate considered Walker’s […]

  • Medical Breakthroughs

    People diagnosed with anorexia are not always who you think

    by Ivanhoe Newswire on Jul 05, 12:07

    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (Ivanhoe Newswire) — Anorexia: It’s an eating disorder that can ruin lives and even kill. Usually it affects women. But male anorexia is real … and more prevalent than you might think. Up to seven million boys and men will suffer from eating disorders in their lifetimes. Most males don’t seek […]

  • Fishing Report

    Alaska Fishing Report for June 30, 2016

    by Carlos Faura on Jun 30, 19:23

    Anchorage King fishing is fair on Ship Creek. Lake fishing is ok, the mornings and evenings are best times to go. Bird Creek is closed until July 13. Seward Halibut fishing is good and they’re getting a lot of big fish. Rockfishing is really good. There are not a lot of silvers yet. King salmon […]

  • Reality Check w/ John Tracy

    Reality Check w/ John Tracy: Can the US learn from Brexit?

    by John Tracy on Jun 30, 15:32

    Voters in Britain are now reacting to their decision to divorce the European Union much like one does the morning after a bender. Similar to a hangover, they’re now coming to grips with the aftermath of a decision that felt good at the time, but resulted in a massive global headache. Unfortunately, the financial impact […]

  • Medical Breakthroughs

    Fixing lazy eye: It’s not too late for adults

    by Ivanhoe Newswire on Jun 24, 13:10

    CHICAGO (Ivanhoe Newswire) — Doctors call it strabismus, but most of us know it as lazy eye or wandering eye. Special glasses, eye patches and exercises are used to train the eyes to stay straight. But very few patients realize there’s a surgery that can permanently fix misaligned eyes in adults. Sixty-two-year-old Joe Ennesser loves […]

  • Fishing Report

    Alaska Fishing Report for June 23, 2016

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 23, 19:24

    Anchorage The king fishing is still great on Ship Creek. Lake fishing is OK — the evenings are best. Bird Creek is closed until July 13. Seward Halibut fishing is great and they’re getting a lot of big fish. The Seward Halibut Tournament is on and goes to the end of the month. Rockfishing is […]

  • Reality Check w/ John Tracy

    Reality Check w/ John Tracy: Everyone sees your mistakes in journalism

    by John Tracy on Jun 23, 16:06

    Imagine if everyone had a chance to witness every mistake you’ve made on your job. Journalism is like that. Over 23 years on the air, I made more than my share of mistakes. Probably the worst was when we ran a breaking story about the untimely death of an Anchorage assemblyman. I apologize to Larry […]

  • Medical Breakthroughs

    New approach helps knee replacement patients recover sooner

    by Ivanhoe Newswire on Jun 23, 12:13

    NEW YORK CITY (Ivanhoe Newswire) — More than 700,000 Americans have knee replacement surgery every year to eliminate chronic pain from worn out joints, and doctors say that number will skyrocket over the next decade. Now, a new two-pronged approach is helping patients get back on their feet faster than ever before. Fifty-six year old […]

  • Medical Breakthroughs

    Pencil beam protons zap cancer

    by Ivanhoe Newswire on Jun 22, 11:47

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — Radiation treatment for cancer has become as precise as the tip of a pencil. With pencil beam proton therapy, doctors can pinpoint tumors more accurately than ever before, while greatly reducing the number of treatments and the risk of damaging healthy cells. Donald Dolan is just a few weeks out […]

  • Medical Breakthroughs

    Using Video to Kill Lung Cancer

    by Ivanhoe Newswire on Jun 17, 11:02

    NEW YORK CITY. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — At one time, treatment for lung cancer meant major surgery. Doctors would have to crack a patient’s ribs and remove a portion, or whole lobe of a lung. Now, a minimally invasive procedure is leaving more lung in place, making recovery a whole lot easier. For New York attorney […]

  • Fishing Report

    Alaska Fishing Report for June 16, 2016

    by Carlos Faura on Jun 16, 23:23

    Anchorage The king fishing is great on Ship Creek The Slam’n Salm’n Derby continues until Sunday Lake fishing is heating up along with the water Seward Halibut fishing is very good and they’re getting a lot of big fish The Seward Halibut Tournament is on and goes to the end of the month Rockfishing is […]

  • Reality Check w/ John Tracy

    Reality Check w/ John Tracy: Is it finally time to ban assault weapons?

    by John Tracy on Jun 16, 17:50

    Every time there’s a mass shooting in this country, the shock is a little less, the fallout a little shorter, and the reaction from politicians and the media is all too predictable. The president will condemn the shooting and offer thoughts and prayers, and the pundits on both sides of the political spectrum will retreat […]

  • Medical Breakthroughs

    Fixing chest deformities

    by Ivanhoe Newswire on Jun 14, 11:31

    NEW YORK CITY. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — A condition that you’ve probably never heard of can wreck a child’s health and self-esteem. Pectus, or chest wall deformities, are fairly common. As many as one in 500 kids are born with pectus, which either causes the chest wall to appear sunken in or to protrude. When corrective […]

  • Medical Breakthroughs

    Holding your heart in your hand

    by Ivanhoe Newswire on Jun 14, 11:30

    DALLAS. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — Five million Americans have heart failure, which can lead to heart attacks. It is also the cause of death for one out of nine people. Now, a one-of-a-kind program is motivating people to engage in heart-healthy activities and helping them cherish a second chance at life. Kenneth Arnentrout could never run […]

  • Reality Check w/ John Tracy

    Reality Check w/ John Tracy: Remembering Muhammad Ali

    by John Tracy on Jun 09, 16:01

    My first memory of Muhammad Ali was his 1964 title fight against Sonny Liston. I was 6 years old and Ali was still known by his birth name, Cassius Clay. It was the fight in which the boxer exclaimed he’d, “float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” While I don’t remember the fight, I […]