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  • Web Exclusives

    How are Alaska voters feeling? Short answer — divided.

    by Jessica Stugelmayer on Nov 08, 10:24

    Do Alaskans’ feelings about the presidential candidates line up with national trends? How do they feel about the candidates who want to represent Alaska in Washington, D.C.? Do their feelings on the issues match the candidates they support? These were all questions KTVA wanted the answers to, so we asked readers on KTVA.com to fill […]

  • Web Exclusives

    5 things to do while you wait in line on Election Day

    by Jessica Stugelmayer on Nov 07, 20:08

    Since the start of early voting two weeks ago, a record-setting number of voters in Alaska have turned out to have their say in this contentious election. More than 33 million votes have already been cast in the U.S., and more than 34,000 in Alaska. Last week, Alaskans waited for 45 minutes to get into polling places […]

  • Web Exclusives

    Video: Man uses drone to pull out granddaughter’s loose tooth

    by Jason Sear on Jul 29, 16:16

    Combine the ingenuity of a grandfather and the creativity of 6-year-old, and almost anything is possible. When Avery Radke heard her grandfather, Terry Siegrist, would be visiting Anchorage, a light bulb went went on. Avery asked her ‘papa’ to bring his drone to Alaska. She had a loose tooth and thought attaching it to a […]

  • Web Exclusives

    Meet the mom behind Alaska’s award-winning fish-flavored baby food

    by Jessica Stugelmayer on Mar 02, 6:00

    A two-story white house in Midtown doesn’t look like any other on its block, but the sounds inside are familiar. Last Friday afternoon, laughter emanated from a toothy grin on the face of 1-year-old Athina Tziolas. She chewed a cookie while in the arms of her mother, Zoi Maroudas-Tziolas. With the curious mind of a child […]

  • Web Exclusives

    An update on Joe Vigil’s battle with cancer

    by Joe Vigil on Feb 15, 16:31

    Hello Everyone! Want to update you on how I’m doing. I’m really happy to say I am feeling much better! I expect to be released from the hospital in the next day or two. Surgery cleared up some nagging complications from a previous surgery. However, it could be a few weeks before I’m back on the air as […]

  • Web Exclusives

    Update on Joe Vigil

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 08, 18:59

    As many of you have noticed, Joe Vigil has been absent from our newscasts since November. Joe underwent surgery for colorectal cancer last year and it was successful in removing the cancer. But there have been complications from surgery that were not anticipated by either Joe or his doctors. As a result he needs a […]

  • Web Exclusives

    Web Exclusive: Sen. Murkowski on U.S. Supreme Court case

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 20, 20:37

    On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court justices heard the case presented by John Sturgeon, an Alaska moose hunter arguing for the right to continue accessing and enjoying Alaska land without what he calls federal government overreach. The case has historic implications that reach beyond the state. Sen. Lisa Murkowski took time out of her day to […]

  • Web Exclusives

    How to block spoilers for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

    by Amy Kraft / CBS News on Dec 17, 16:34

    So you couldn’t snag a coveted ticket to opening night of the new Star Wars movie, “The Force Awakens.” Although you probably can’t use the Force to block people from spilling spoilers online, the Internet offers a number of tools to help you protect yourself. Chrome Extensions Add the Force Block Chrome extension to Google Chrome. The extension uses […]

  • Web Exclusives

    Web Extra: Gov. Walker discusses fiscal plan, Alaska LNG project

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 11, 16:07

    Friday, Gov. Bill Walker sat down with KTVA’s political reporter, Liz Raines, to talk about his recently announced fiscal plan for Alaska’s future and the state’s gas project, AKLNG. Both will be the focus of the next legislative session in January and will possibly keep legislators in Juneau into the summer. Gov. Walker explains how […]

  • Web Exclusives

    Galena elder Sidney Huntington dies, leaves 100-year legacy

    by Rhonda McBride on Dec 08, 17:19

    Sidney Huntington celebrated his 100th birthday in Galena in May, surrounded by family members and an entire community. Family members said he died peacefully Tuesday afternoon at an assisted living facility in Galena. Huntington’s autobiography, Shadows on the Koyukuk, tells the story of how he lived between two worlds, relying on his Koyukon-Athabascan heritage of […]

  • Web Exclusives

    VIDEO: Walker, Mallott reflect on first year in office

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 01, 16:21

    Video provided by the Office of the Governor On Dec. 1, Alaska’s new governor and lieutenant governor were sworn in to serve their first term. A year later, Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott sat down to share their thoughts on their first year as the state’s leaders.

  • Web Exclusives

    Thanksgiving in space: What astronauts eat on Turkey Day

    by Sarah Lewin / Space.com on Nov 25, 16:20

        Astronauts gave thanks and previewed their “traditional” space meal in a video greeting from the International Space Station just in time for Thanksgiving. NASA astronauts Scott Kelly, who is nearing the end of his one-year mission, and Kjell Lindgren took a moment to celebrate the season in a video preview of their Thanksgiving […]

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    French sailor had no fear in leaping to rescue boat

    by Associated Press on Oct 23, 21:34

    The French sailor who made a daring leap from a disabled sailboat to a waiting rescue ship said he wasn’t frightened. Instead, Emmanuel Wattecamps-Etienne told an Associated Press reporter through Facebook Messenger that he had to wait for the right moment to make the leap since he knew he wouldn’t have a second chance. The […]

  • Web Exclusives

    Commentary: Addressing the suicide epidemic in Alaska

    by Ed Graff on Oct 21, 17:06

    I’d like to take a moment to talk about something that needs to be openly discussed in our community, and every community in the state. Suicide — it’s an epidemic and we need to have ongoing conversations about how to prevent it. While the death this weekend wasn’t directly connected to the Anchorage School District, […]

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    VIDEO: Alaska Airlines employee sings in honor of veteran returning home

    by Daniella Rivera on Oct 20, 21:28

    A video of what witnesses are calling an “amazing and tear jerking moment” at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport is gaining a lot of attention on social media. Julia Jette posted the video captured by her husband, Neal Jette, of an Alaska Airlines employee singing the national anthem in honor of a veteran’s ashes […]

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    A personal note from Joe Vigil

    by Joe Vigil on Aug 13, 18:21

    As many of you know I’ve been fighting colorectal cancer. I was off for surgery and then took some time to recover. I’m glad to be back on the air! For me, and many of you, fighting cancer hasn’t been easy. My battle started almost one year ago when I decided to get checked after […]

  • Military

    Interview: Former Anchorage Muni Manager George Vakalis on proposed military cuts

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 08, 22:57

    Former Anchorage Municipality Manager George Vakalis spent 28 years in the U.S. Army. He joined KTVA 11’s Joe Vigil to discuss the proposed cut of 2,600 soldiers from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and 75 from Fort Wainwright.  

  • Web Exclusives

    WATCH: Fishermen capture rare glimpse of whales feeding near Seward

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 07, 16:19

    A weekend fishing trip turned into quite a tale to tell the grandkids. Sunday, Brad Rich says he and fellow fisherman Tony Flanders were headed out to their favorite fishing spot on Day Harbor near Resurrection Bay, when they noticed some whales off in the distance. Moments later, the humpback whales appeared to dance just feet […]

  • Web Exclusives

    Bald eagle, crow make for once-in-a-liftime photo op

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 02, 10:40

    Alaskans are no strangers to bald eagle sightings: The Last Frontier is home to around 30,000 of the birds, according to the Department of Fish and Game. But how many people have seen something like this?     California-based photographer Phoo Chan captured this photo of a crow catching a ride on the back of an […]

  • Web Exclusives

    Web Exclusive: Interview with next Municipal Manager, Mike Abbott

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 12, 17:06

    KTVA 11’s James Gaddis sat down with Mike Abbott to discuss his upcoming role as the Anchorage municipal manager. Abbott was recently announced as Mayor-elect Ethan Berkowitz’s choice for the position, along with several others to serve the new mayor in various roles. Abbott has already served as municipal manager and deputy municipal manager between […]