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  • Fishing Report

    Alaska Fishing Report for Aug. 25, 2016

    by Carlos Faura on Aug 25, 21:28

    Anchorage Silvers are still spotty at Ship Creek, where there are some pinks and chums to catch. Some silvers are being caught at Campbell Creek in the sections open for fishing. Jewell Lake was stocked this week with rainbow trout and they are biting now. Mat-su All the rivers and streams have high water and […]

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    Reality Check w/ John Tracy: Incumbents beware

    by John Tracy on Aug 25, 15:27

    I’ve been watching Alaska elections for the past 30 years, and based on that experience I made a really bad prediction. I said Alaska incumbents have pretty solid job security. Well, the Alaska primary taught me a pretty humbling lesson. Six incumbents were defeated by opponents, and a seventh is trailing by 3 votes. What each […]

  • Teacher of the Week

    Nominate a teacher for KTVA’s ‘Teacher of the Week’

    by on Aug 19, 9:44

    View the complete list of past winners.

  • Reality Check w/ John Tracy

    Reality Check w/ John Tracy: City, media need to work together to solve scanner issue

    by John Tracy on Aug 18, 15:51

    I’ve been reading with interest the response to the Municipality of Anchorage’s decision to encrypt its police and fire scanners. As usual, the debate has been twisted out of context and boiled down to a basic, but misleading question: Does the public’s right to know supersede a police officer’s right to safety? If that were […]

  • Fishing Report

    Alaska Fishing Report for Aug. 11, 2016

    by Carlos Faura on Aug 11, 19:58

    Anchorage A few silver salmon have been caught at Ship Creek. They are coming in with the tide. No limits have been reported yet. Lake fishing is getting better because of cooling created from the clouds and rain. Streams are high with the recent rains, but they are open for trout. Check the regulations to […]

  • Reality Check w/ John Tracy

    Reality Check w/ John Tracy: Alaska primary will change little in Juneau

    by John Tracy on Aug 11, 16:05

    Next week residents will head to the polls to cast ballots in the Alaska primary. The state primary has never attracted the kind of attention of Pokemon Go. Since 2002 only one in three registered voters, in Alaska, on average cast a primary ballot. But for thousands of Alaska voters, if you don’t vote in the primary, […]

  • Fishing Report

    Alaska Fishing Report for Aug. 4, 2016

    by Carlos Faura on Aug 05, 7:49

    Anchorage A few silver salmon have been caught at Ship Creek. Lake fishing is good. Streams are open for trout. Make sure to check the regulations to see which areas are open and where it’s closed. Matanuska-Susitna Area Some pink and chum salmon have arrived at the Parks Highway and stream trout fishing is good […]

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    Reality Check w/ John Tracy: The aftermath of the nation party conventions

    by John Tracy on Aug 04, 17:38

    I’ve been pre-empted the past couple of weeks by the national party conventions. Out of an abiding commitment to you, I forced myself to watch both of them over the eight nights of combined coverage. The parties gave us two distinct visions of America. For Republicans, the message was that America’s best days are behind us […]

  • 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 […]