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  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Good Samaritan cleans graffiti from park strip train

    by Lauren Maxwell on Mar 24, 17:55

    ANCHORAGE — A good Samaritan has helped to remove the graffiti from the train that sits on the Delaney Park Strip, and it wasn’t the person who first volunteered to do the job in the first place. The graffiti was discovered Wednesday morning. Anchorage park planner Maeve Lavtar said she had instructed city maintenance crews […]

  • Alaska News

    Small explosion detected at volcano in Aleutian Islands

    by Associated Press on Mar 24, 13:08

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Another volcano in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands is showing signs of unrest. Bogoslof Volcano has been erupting periodically since mid-December. On Friday, the Alaska Volcano Observatory detected a small explosion at Cleveland Volcano. Geologists say the event at 8:15 a.m. did not last long and was similar to or smaller than other […]

  • US/World

    GOP pulls health care overhaul off House floor

    by Associated Press on Mar 24, 10:16

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 4:40 p.m. President Donald Trump says he would be willing to reopen negotiations for a health care bill with Democrats if the Affordable Care Act fails. Trump told reporters Friday that he would be “open to it” if Democrats wanted to work on […]

  • Alaska News

    Kenai Assembly defeats proposal to drop invocation policy

    by Associated Press on Mar 24, 7:57

    KENAI, Alaska (AP) – Though legal challenges still remain, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly has defeated a proposal to drop its controversial invocation policy. The Peninsula Clarion reported Wednesday that the assembly voted down an ordinance that would have repealed the section of code allowing for an invocation before meetings. Policy currently allows invocations from members […]

  • Alaska News

    Alaskans march against domestic violence and sexual assault

    by Shannon Ballard on Mar 23, 19:54

    Communities across Alaska are taking steps forward, marching in solidarity against what they call an epidemic of domestic violence and sexual assault. On Thursday, the Zonta Club of Anchorage organized a march from the Delaney Park Strip to Town Square Park. Roughly 100 people attended. Demonstrations such as this are at the center of the state’s […]

  • Military

    Military props up Alaska’s economy in tough financial times

    by Liz Raines on Mar 23, 19:07

    Alaska’s military leaders are worried the state could become a target for North Korea, and that has armed forces ramping up. Top military officials in Alaska gave state lawmakers an update on the state of the military Thursday, one that shows the new efforts go beyond public safety to helping protect the state’s economy. Alaska’s purse […]

  • News

    FCC approves measures intended to combat prison cellphones

    by Associated Press on Mar 23, 8:15

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Federal officials have taken a step toward increasing safety in prisons by making it easier to find and seize cellphones obtained illegally by inmates. The Federal Communications Commission unanimously voted Thursday to approve rules to streamline the process for using technology to detect and block contraband phones in prisons and jails […]

  • US/World

    North Korea missile launch attempt fails, U.S., South Korea say

    by CBS/AP on Mar 22, 21:18

    North Korea’s latest missile launch ended in failure on Wednesday, the U.S. and South Korean militaries said, three days after the North claimed a major breakthrough in its rocket development program. The reported launch failure comes as the North is angrily reacting to ongoing annual U.S.-South Korean military drills that it views as an invasion […]

  • Education

    New languages considered for ASD immersion program as lottery deadline looms

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 22, 21:15

    Parents in the Anchorage School District have shown enough interest in immersion programs that the district is considering adding other languages. “The three languages that continue to come up are Korean, Arabic and French,” explained the program’s director, Brandon Locke. He said one thing working in the district’s favor is the “cost.” “People think this […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Mat-Su Borough Assembly takes 2 parks off trapping ban list

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 22, 20:33

    The Matanuska-Susitna Borough Assembly voted Tuesday night to change an ordinance on trapping in the borough that was passed recently. The Assembly had approved a measure to ban trapping near school grounds and trails in eight local parks, but Assembly member Randall Kowalke requested a reconsideration of the ordinance less than 24 hours later. He […]

  • Education

    Renovations planned for UAS Ketchikan maritime facilities

    by Associated Press on Mar 22, 20:22

    Construction is expected to start later this year on a nearly $6 million overhaul of University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan’s Regional Maritime and Career Center. The Ketchikan Daily News reports that Wendy Miles Horn, with the university, says the work is needed because the two buildings that make up the facility are inadequate, cramped and […]

  • Alaska News

    Longtime leader of Sealaska board to step down

    by Associated Press on Mar 22, 18:59

    Southeast Alaska’s regional Native corporation Sealaska is losing one of its longest-serving leaders. KTOO-FM reported Wednesday that Rosita Worl will step down in June after 30 years on the Juneau-based corporation’s board of directors. Worl says she has thought about leaving her post for some time and is looking forward to completing various academic projects. […]

  • Aviation

    Alaska Airlines to drop Virgin America name and logo

    by Associated Press on Mar 22, 18:09

    Alaska Airlines says as part of their merger with Virgin America they will drop the Virgin America name and logo. Alaska Airlines said in a news release Wednesday that the combined company will retire the Virgin America name likely sometime in 2019. Alaska Airlines Vice President of Marketing Sangita Woerner says “while the Virgin America […]

  • Military

    New Coast Guard cutter brings improved response capabilities to Southeast Alaska

    by Shannon Riddle on Mar 22, 16:09

    Ketchikan welcomed its newest U.S. Coast Guard vessel this week with the arrival of the Fast Response Cutter (FRC) John McCormick. The families of the crew and Coast Guard officials lined the dock at the Ketchikan base Friday as the FRC pulled in, led by a Ketchikan Fire Department vessel. “We are pleased to welcome the […]

  • Business/Economy

    Sears, an icon of US retail, may shut its doors

    by CBS/AP on Mar 22, 16:09

    Sears (SHLD), an icon of American retail dating to the 19th century, is in danger of having to close its doors. The company said late Tuesday in a regulatory filing that there is “substantial doubt” it can remain in business. Sears’ stock price, which hit an all-time low last month, tumbled more than 14 percent […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage police locate missing 14-year-old

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 22, 11:52

    Last updated at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22 Anchorage police said Sally Oktollik has been located and is safe. The announcement came Wednesday afternoon, less than 24 hours after her disappearance. Original story An Anchorage 14-year-old girl has been missing since Tuesday, according to the Anchorage Police Department. Now, the agency is asking for the […]

  • US/World

    4 dead, including attacker, in car rampage, knife attack in London

    by CBS News on Mar 22, 7:51

    Last Updated Mar 22, 2017 11:38 AM EDT LONDON — A knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage at the heart of Britain’s seat of power Wednesday, mowing down pedestrians on London’s Westminster Bridge before stabbing an armed police officer to death inside the gates of Parliament. Four people were killed, including the attacker, and […]

  • US/World

    Official: Ban on electronics in carry-ons tracks back to 2016 bombing

    by CBS/AP on Mar 21, 23:23

    A new ban on most electronics in carry-ons on flights from eight mostly Middle Eastern and North African countries tracks back to a laptop bombing last year, a U.S. official says. Since the laptop bombing of an airliner out of Mogadishu in February 2016, there has been an accumulation of intelligence that convinced analysts that al […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage police do not suspect foul play in homeless camp death

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 21, 23:10

    Last updated at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22 Tuesday night, the Anchorage Police Department responded to a parking lot off in the area of 26th Avenue and Barrow Street to investigate a body found in a homeless camp. APD spokeswoman said in an email that a female’s body had been found in the camp by her […]

  • Alaska News

    Troopers: Man’s body recovered from fire-destroyed Seward home

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 21, 20:56

    A man’s body was found after an early morning fire in Seward on Tuesday, according to Alaska State Troopers. The fire was reported just after 4 a.m. at 12232 Merlin Dr., troopers wrote in an online dispatch. Crews from the Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department and the Seward Fire Department responded. Someone reported the home was […]