Help and services for federal employees affected by partial government shutdown

Help and services for federal employees affected by partial government shutdown

As the partial government shutdown nears the month mark, several organizations are offering help to impacted federal employees.

Jennifer Summers
Colony basketball bounces back from losing gym to quake

Colony basketball bounces back from losing gym to quake

Colony High's gym sustained major structural damage during the Nov. 30 earthquake. Basketball teams are now practicing at Teeland Middle School and all home games have been relocated.

Heather Hintze
Hello, sunshine! Seasonal angle of the sun means brighter days ahead.

Hello, sunshine! Seasonal angle of the sun means brighter days ahead.

We've gained more than an hour of daylight since the solstice, and we are weeks away from the fastest gains of the year.

Jeremy LaGoo
2 techniques from a counselor to cope with earthquake stress

2 techniques from a counselor to cope with earthquake stress

Tips she says can also help deal with everyday anxiety and stress.

Joe Vigil
Community members debate 'Drag Storytime' at Anchorage Assembly meeting

Community members debate 'Drag Storytime' at Anchorage Assembly meeting

Public testimony at the Anchorage Assembly meeting Tuesday reignited a community discussion about a children's event at the Loussac Library.

KTVA Web Staff
Anchorage woman benefits from experimental treatment for multiple sclerosis

Anchorage woman benefits from experimental treatment for multiple sclerosis

An Anchorage woman who underwent a stem cell transplant to treat her multiple sclerosis said her symptoms have practically disappeared.

Lauren Maxwell
No bodies found after Sea Galley fire

No bodies found after Sea Galley fire

Anchorage firefighters say "it appears that vagrants were inside the building" before the Jan. 3 blaze that destroyed it.

Chris Klint
Filing for office in regular municipal election begins Friday

Filing for office in regular municipal election begins Friday

Filing for office in the April 2, 2019 regular municipal election begins at 8 a.m. Friday.

Elizabeth Roman
Mat-Su Borough emergency services director resigns

Mat-Su Borough emergency services director resigns

In his resignation letter, Otto feather cited "unchecked sabotage" by borough employees and assembly members.

Heather Hintze
Workforce Wednesday: Statewide grant helps Alaskans with disabilities become their own boss

Workforce Wednesday: Statewide grant helps Alaskans with disabilities become their own boss

Have ever thought about owning your own business? For people with disabilities, a statewide grant through the Alaska Mental Health Trust could help make that possible. 

Liz Raines
DoorDash offers on-demand food delivery in Anchorage

DoorDash offers on-demand food delivery in Anchorage

Starting Wednesday, Anchorage will have more options when it comes to food delivery.

Elizabeth Roman
Fairbanks city, borough take in $1M in pot taxes for 2018

Fairbanks city, borough take in $1M in pot taxes for 2018

The city of Fairbanks and the Fairbanks North Star Borough will collect more than $1 million in taxes on marijuana for 2018.

Associated Press
Eagle rescued after becoming stranded on Sitka power pole

Eagle rescued after becoming stranded on Sitka power pole

Officials say an eagle is recovering after it became stranded on a power pole in downtown Sitka.

Associated Press
Alaska Air Group plans to add 3,000 jobs this year

Alaska Air Group plans to add 3,000 jobs this year

Alaska Air Group says it plans to add more than 3,000 jobs this year, with three-fourths of the positions opening in Washington state.

Associated Press
Dunleavy administration plans Alaska marijuana board change

Dunleavy administration plans Alaska marijuana board change

Gov. Mike Dunleavy's administration plans to replace the public safety member on the board regulating Alaska's legal marijuana industry.

Associated Press
Dunleavy administration denies resignation details request

Dunleavy administration denies resignation details request

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy's administration has denied a request for information on employee resignations after Dunleavy took office.

Associated Press
Man sentenced to 12 years in prison for attempted sexual abuse of a minor

Man sentenced to 12 years in prison for attempted sexual abuse of a minor

After pleading guilty to one charge of attempted sexual abuse of a minor, Christopher Mosely, 34, was sentenced to 19 years in prison.

Angela Krenzien
Body found near North Pole; man may have died of exposure

Body found near North Pole; man may have died of exposure

An autopsy has been ordered for the body of a man found near North Pole.

Associated Press
Nicolas Petit wins Copper Basin 300

Nicolas Petit wins Copper Basin 300

Iditarod musher Nicolas Petit has claimed victory in the Copper Basin 300 sled dog race for a second year in a row.

Liz Raines
AST: Homeowner holds teenage intruder at gunpoint

AST: Homeowner holds teenage intruder at gunpoint

An 18-year-old man is facing burglary, theft and assault charges after Alaska State Troopers say a homeowner held him at gunpoint for crawling through a dog door and stealing property.

Angela Krenzien
Bethel panel grants permit for first marijuana business

Bethel panel grants permit for first marijuana business

The owner of a marijuana store in Anchorage has cleared the first hurdle in his goal to open the first cannabis shop in a western Alaska city.

Associated Press
NFL fans watch game at local grill despite Sunday morning aftershock

NFL fans watch game at local grill despite Sunday morning aftershock

NFL fans headed out to the Peanut Farm Sports Bar and Grill Sunday morning to eat good food and watch playoff football. What they weren't expecting, though, was a 5.0 aftershock right before kickoff.

Dave Leval
AST: Man arrested with $50,000 worth of meth at Ketchikan International Airport

AST: Man arrested with $50,000 worth of meth at Ketchikan International Airport

A man was arrested after being found in possession of methamphetamine with a street value of approximately $50,000 at the Ketchikan International Airport.

Elizabeth Roman
UAA senior Caroline Kurgat shines again

UAA senior Caroline Kurgat shines again

The University of Alaska Anchorage decorated runner made history in Washington state.

Dave Goldman
Sealaska Heritage Institute donates exhibit to schools

Sealaska Heritage Institute donates exhibit to schools

The Sealaska Heritage Institute is donating copies of an exhibit featuring Alaska Native place names to schools across the region.

Associated Press
Kodiak officials say some city tsunami sirens not working

Kodiak officials say some city tsunami sirens not working

Kodiak officials say nearly half of the city's aging tsunami warning sirens are not working.

Associated Press
Anchorage firefighters remind public to check CO detectors

Anchorage firefighters remind public to check CO detectors

Anchorage firefighters are reminding you to make sure your carbon monoxide detectors are working properly.

Dave Leval
UAA School of Education initial licensure programs no longer accredited

UAA School of Education initial licensure programs no longer accredited

Programs for initial licensure at UAA’s School of Education have not achieved accreditation.

Elizabeth Roman
Blood Bank of Alaska opens permanent facility in Juneau

Blood Bank of Alaska opens permanent facility in Juneau

The Blood Bank of Alaska has opened a permanent center in Juneau.

Associated Press
Fairbanks still gets cold, but not for as long or often

Fairbanks still gets cold, but not for as long or often

A weather expert says cold snaps in Alaska's second-largest city are not as frequent or as long in as they were in the past.

Associated Press
Soldotna considers cellphone use ban in school zones

Soldotna considers cellphone use ban in school zones

The city council in Soldotna is considering a ban on using cellphones and other hand-held devices while driving in school zones.

Associated Press
Workforce Wednesday: Alaska recession ending, economist says

Workforce Wednesday: Alaska recession ending, economist says

Alaska's recession may be nearing its end — at least, that's what state economists are saying.

Liz Raines
Troopers: 'Dangerous' man arrested after assault, kidnapping

Troopers: 'Dangerous' man arrested after assault, kidnapping

Alaska State Troopers have arrested a Fairbanks man they say assaulted a man and kidnapped a woman at gunpoint in North Pole.

Elizabeth Roman
Murkowski: Stop holding federal workers hostage

Murkowski: Stop holding federal workers hostage

Sen. Lisa Murkowski says the debate over a border wall isn't a good reason to continue the government shutdown.

Angela Krenzien
APD investigating Arctic Boulevard shooting

APD investigating Arctic Boulevard shooting

The Anchorage Police Department is investigating an early morning Wednesday shooting that left one man in the hospital.

Elizabeth Roman
4.7 earthquake registered near Kasilof not an aftershock

4.7 earthquake registered near Kasilof not an aftershock

It occurred outside of the aftershock zone of the Nov. 30 earthquake. 

Jeremy LaGoo
Tudor overpass opened but more repairs to come

Tudor overpass opened but more repairs to come

The Seward Highway is now open northbound at the Tudor Road overpass, after the bridge was damaged by a dump truck collision the morning of Jan. 3.

Shannon Ballard
Fishing restrictions announced for Cook Inlet area

Fishing restrictions announced for Cook Inlet area

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is restricting sport, commercial and subsistence king salmon fishing in Northern Cook Inlet for the 2019 season, according to a release from the department Monday.

KTVA Web Staff
Senate bill targets 'Schneider loophole'

Senate bill targets 'Schneider loophole'

A fall assault case that cost a judge his job and left a 34-year-old man free from jail time is driving Sen. Peter Micciche's bill to change sexual offense punishments.

Steve Quinn
Starring ceremony caps Russian Christmas celebration

Starring ceremony caps Russian Christmas celebration

While most Alaskans are probably putting away their Christmas decorations for the season, some others are just getting the celebrations underway.

Angela Krenzien
Bill would bar Alaska gender confirmation surgery coverage

Bill would bar Alaska gender confirmation surgery coverage

The state of Alaska would be barred from paying for gender confirmation surgery or related drug therapy for state workers and others under a bill introduced ahead of the legislative session.

Associated Press
Wielechowski pre-files bill to repay reduced PFDs

Wielechowski pre-files bill to repay reduced PFDs

Sen. Bill Wielechowski has two Permanent Fund Dividend proposals, including a resolution that allows voters to enshrine the annual payout in the state constitution.

Steve Quinn
Car won't start? Here's why and how you can fix it

Car won't start? Here's why and how you can fix it

Car won't start? Blame the cold. Frigid temperatures can kill your car, but here's how to keep your car starting all winter.

Jeremy LaGoo
Kodiak man sentenced after video shows him burning victim with knife

Kodiak man sentenced after video shows him burning victim with knife

A Kodiak man was sentenced to 11 years in prison after a video recording showed him burning the face of one of his victims with a serrated knife.

Elizabeth Roman
Traffic builds up as Tudor overpass repairs continue

Traffic builds up as Tudor overpass repairs continue

Traffic is building up for morning commuters as repairs continue on Seward Highway’s Tudor Road overpass.

KTVA Web Staff
Residential recovery center opens doors to Mat-Su men with addiction

Residential recovery center opens doors to Mat-Su men with addiction

Adult & Teen Challenge in Wasilla is one of only a handful of residential treatment centers in Alaska.

Liz Raines
Northbound Seward Highway at Tudor Road could reopen to traffic later this week

Northbound Seward Highway at Tudor Road could reopen to traffic later this week

The road remains closed after a dump truck crashed into the overpass during the early morning hours of Jan. 3.

Dave Leval
Ford recalls nearly 1 million vehicles over exploding Takata air bags

Ford recalls nearly 1 million vehicles over exploding Takata air bags

Ford is recalling more than 953,000 vehicles worldwide to replace Takata passenger air bag inflators that can explode and hurl shrapnel.

CBS News
Manokotak man arrested after strangling family member while intoxicated

Manokotak man arrested after strangling family member while intoxicated

A Manokotak man was arrested over the weekend after he was accused of strangling a family member and firing a shotgun off a front porch while intoxicated.

Elizabeth Roman
Alaska Airlines flights back in the air after power outage

Alaska Airlines flights back in the air after power outage

Alaska Airlines flights are back in the air after a nationwide ground stop that was apparently caused by a power outage.

Associated Press
APU skier claims first national title at US Championships race

APU skier claims first national title at US Championships race

An Alaska Pacific University skier just claimed his first ever national title at the U.S. Cross-Country Ski Championships in Vermont.

Elizabeth Roman
Troopers searching for vehicle in Soldotna hit-and-run

Troopers searching for vehicle in Soldotna hit-and-run

Alaska State Troopers are searching for a vehicle that was involved in a hit-and-run last week in Soldotna.

Elizabeth Roman
Tour of Anchorage adds fat-tire bike race after ski race

Tour of Anchorage adds fat-tire bike race after ski race

One of Alaska's largest winter sporting events will have a new component in 2019.

Associated Press
Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority approves land exchange

Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority approves land exchange

The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority board has approved a land exchange with the U.S. Forest Service in southeast Alaska.

Associated Press
49th State to begin serving Bambino's Baby Food

49th State to begin serving Bambino's Baby Food

A new partnership between the 49th State Brewing Company and Bambino's Baby Food may seem a little odd on the surface, but owners of both businesses say it couldn't have been a better fit.

Jes Stugelmayer
Community rallies to help Eagle River Elementary teachers, students

Community rallies to help Eagle River Elementary teachers, students

Donations include school supplies, and $5,000 from owner of McDonald's.

Dave Leval
APD celebrating women behind the badge in 2019 calendar

APD celebrating women behind the badge in 2019 calendar

Anchorage is celebrating a new year with a new 2019 calendar focusing on female Anchorage police Officers.

Cassie Schirm
AST: Wasilla residents assaulted after confronting NYE burglar

AST: Wasilla residents assaulted after confronting NYE burglar

Alaksa State Troopers are investigating after a man broke into a Wasilla home on New Year's Eve and assaulted two people.

Elizabeth Roman
Repairs from Tudor overpass strike could take months

Repairs from Tudor overpass strike could take months

Replacing a damaged girder in the Seward Highway's Tudor Road overpass will take until spring and block some northbound turns onto the highway.

KTVA Web Staff
AWWU looking to increase rates for water, wastewater service

AWWU looking to increase rates for water, wastewater service

Anchorage Water & Wastewater Utility (AWWU) is asking for permission from the Regulatory Commission of Alaska to increase rates this year.

Angela Krenzien
Former Sea Galley fire brought under control

Former Sea Galley fire brought under control

Anchorage firefighters say flames at the building were brought under control by Thursday afternoon.

KTVA Web Staff
Chugiak-Eagle River community icon Lee Jordan dies at 88

Chugiak-Eagle River community icon Lee Jordan dies at 88

Lee Jordan created indelible memories for the Chugiak-Eagle River community, where summer league baseball games get played at a field bearing his name.

Steve Quinn
Online PFD application may not be fixed for several days

Online PFD application may not be fixed for several days

A glitch that shared the personal information of people who applied for their dividends on line might not be fixed for several days.

Lauren Maxwell
Easier, safer: Ride along with an Uber driver on New Year's Eve

Easier, safer: Ride along with an Uber driver on New Year's Eve

On one of the busiest nights of the year, many people seek out Uber and Lyft rides for safe rides around downtown.

Scott Gross
Workforce Wednesday: 5 New Year's resolutions for a better work life

Workforce Wednesday: 5 New Year's resolutions for a better work life

5 tips for advancing your career and increasing wellness in the workplace. 

Liz Raines
Anchorage gets new electric vehicle charging station

Anchorage gets new electric vehicle charging station

Downtown Anchorage is getting its first electric vehicle charging station in 2019, which will be free for public use through the end of the year.

Elizabeth Roman
Close to 100 aftershocks registered in Alaska at start of new year

Close to 100 aftershocks registered in Alaska at start of new year

Close to 100 aftershocks have already been registered in the state of Alaska just two days into the new year.

KTVA Web Staff
Warm, wet and windy weather raises avalanche danger

Warm, wet and windy weather raises avalanche danger

Hurricane force winds, heavy snow, and warm temperatures are making for heightened avalanche danger across Southcentral.

Melissa Frey
Neighbors replace carport after New Year's Eve collapse

Neighbors replace carport after New Year's Eve collapse

After a woman's carport collapsed on New Year's Eve, her neighbors jumped in to help her replace it.

Dave Leval
GCI's Paul Landes honored for philanthropy work

GCI's Paul Landes honored for philanthropy work

GCI's Paul Landes is recognized for his philanthropic work that benefits fellow Alaskans.

John Thompson
Kodiak homeowner injured after masked suspects enter home

Kodiak homeowner injured after masked suspects enter home

A Kodiak homeowner was injured after two masked suspects entered a home in the Bell Flats area Sunday night.

Elizabeth Roman
5 stories that brought us hope in 2018

5 stories that brought us hope in 2018

Here are the top five stories that brought Alaskans hope in 2018, as chosen by KTVA editors.

KTVA Web Staff
Local business looks ahead to holiday shopping season after quake

Local business looks ahead to holiday shopping season after quake

The owner of AK Starfish and Mermaid Boutique is looking forward to the holiday shopping season after recovering from the Nov. 30 earthquake.

Dave Leval
Suspect in overnight SWAT situation taken into custody

Suspect in overnight SWAT situation taken into custody

The suspect accused of stabbing a family member in an overnight SWAT situation has been taken into custody.

Elizabeth Roman
Army and Air Force begin holiday flag football tradition

Army and Air Force begin holiday flag football tradition

Another tradition and an opportunity for more bragging rights, the game was competitive, but good-natured.


Dave Goldman
Neighbors happy to see Chugiak 'problem property' cleaned up

Neighbors happy to see Chugiak 'problem property' cleaned up

The municipality seized property Thursday and has started to clear land.

Dave Leval
Eagle River church brings community together for Christmas Eve service

Eagle River church brings community together for Christmas Eve service

Just weeks after the Nov. 30 earthquake, many people came to the church service to give thanks and to hear a message of hope.

Cassie Schirm
Alaskans rush to the malls the day after Christmas

Alaskans rush to the malls the day after Christmas

The day after Christmas is said to be one of the busiest shopping days for retailers.

Cassie Schirm
Skeetawk gets funding for first ski lift

Skeetawk gets funding for first ski lift

The new downhill ski resort planned for Mile 10.6 in Hatcher Pass received the $1.2 million its needs for the first lift, which goes in next summer.

Heather Hintze
Warriors Hockey hits the ice to battle PTSD

Warriors Hockey hits the ice to battle PTSD

The games help active and retired military deal with the unseen scars.

Dave Leval
Workforce Wednesday: New program aims to increase safety in health care

Workforce Wednesday: New program aims to increase safety in health care

The Department of Labor is offering free and confidential consultations for health care employers, without risking penalties or citation.

Liz Raines
USGS Alaska in furlough as government shutdown continues

USGS Alaska in furlough as government shutdown continues

USGS Alaska furloughed starting noon Wednesday as partial government shutdown continues.

John Thompson
AST: Intoxicated driver crashes, BAC over 3 times legal limit

AST: Intoxicated driver crashes, BAC over 3 times legal limit

Alaska State Troopers say an Anchorage man crashed his vehicle into a guardrail after driving intoxicated on Christmas.

Elizabeth Roman
Inside the Gates: Honoring the oath to serve

Inside the Gates: Honoring the oath to serve

Military members are urged to volunteer their time in the communities off base. One military airman answered the call above and beyond what is asked of him

Scott Gross
Anchorage woman gets heartwarming surprise

Anchorage woman gets heartwarming surprise

After the earthquake damaged her furnace, Ethel Sechler had no idea how she was going to replace it.

Cassie Schirm
Deck the halls takes on new meaning at University Center

Deck the halls takes on new meaning at University Center

Thirty-five Christmas trees have been set up all around University Center. They are the brain child of Andi Havens, who owns a studio and gallery in the mall.

Dave Leval
Santa Cop and Heroes spreading holiday cheer to seniors

Santa Cop and Heroes spreading holiday cheer to seniors

The Central Mat-Su Fire Department teamed up with the Anchorage Police Department and other first responders to help senior citizens in the area to have a very merry Christmas.

Cassie Schirm
KTVA's 7 Nights of Lights

KTVA's 7 Nights of Lights

In this darkest time of the year, we are counting down the days to the winter solstice and a new year.

KTVA Web Staff
#7nightsoflights Night 7: The reason for the season in Huffman

#7nightsoflights Night 7: The reason for the season in Huffman

The light display on the corner of Spinnaker and Beamreach serves as a reminder to many Anchorage residents of the reason for the season.

KTVA Web Staff
Delta diverts Seattle-bound flight to Aleutian Islands

Delta diverts Seattle-bound flight to Aleutian Islands

Delta Air Lines flight 128 made a precautionary landing in the Aluetian Islands while en route to Seattle from Beijing.

Steve Quinn
North Slope oil prices continue to drop

North Slope oil prices continue to drop

As lawmakers prepare to wrangle over the budget in coming months, oil prices continue to drop

Steve Quinn
'Hockey is for everybody:' Alaska sled hockey team recruits new members

'Hockey is for everybody:' Alaska sled hockey team recruits new members

Sled hockey is a nationwide sport, but from its inclusion to its positive spirit of competition, there's something truly Alaskan about it.

Dave Goldman
Bean's Cafe serving Polynesian Christmas meal to homeless

Bean's Cafe serving Polynesian Christmas meal to homeless

Bean's expects to serve close to 600 homeless people for the holiday.

Dave Leval
Ron Abegglen, UAA coaching giant dies at 81

Ron Abegglen, UAA coaching giant dies at 81

The Utah native took the program to new heights in the late 80's.

Dave Goldman
#7nightsoflights Night 6: The jewel of Taku-Campbell Lake

#7nightsoflights Night 6: The jewel of Taku-Campbell Lake

This spectacular light display in the Taku-Campbell Lake neighborhood puts a smile on children's faces on their way to school.

KTVA Web Staff
Cessna makes emergency landing on Big Lake

Cessna makes emergency landing on Big Lake

A 1976 Cessna had to make an emergency landing on Big Lake near Burkshore Marina on the evening of Dec. 22. 

Bryan Dunagan
Earthquake forces more Eagle River families to move from their homes

Earthquake forces more Eagle River families to move from their homes

A family of five is living in a hotel while they wait for a full assessment of earthquake damage in the spring.

Dave Leval
Anchorage remembers 22 homeless people who died in 2018

Anchorage remembers 22 homeless people who died in 2018

Employees read the names of the 22 clients who died around Anchorage this year during the organization's annual candlelight vigil.

Dave Leval
#7nightsoflights Night 5: Welcoming the return of daylight at the Winter Solstice Festival

#7nightsoflights Night 5: Welcoming the return of daylight at the Winter Solstice Festival

At a park in midtown Anchorage, families gathered to celebrate the return of the light on the darkest day of the year.

KTVA Web Staff
Children go holiday shopping with police officers and firefighters

Children go holiday shopping with police officers and firefighters

Fifty children from Anchorage homeless shelters were treated to a holiday shopping spree thanks to the Shop with a Cop and Firefighter program.

Lauren Maxwell

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