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Join Resurrection Bay Historical Society and celebrate the community’s namesake with a program at the Seward Community Library Museum on Seward’s Day – Thursday, March 30. Open to the public, the program starts at 7 p.m. in the Community Room and will be followed by light refreshments. Michael Dunham, author […] The post Celebrate Seward’s Day at March 30 program appeared first on Seward City News…
03.24 / 07:19
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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 […] The post Alaskans march against domestic violence and sexual assault appeared first on KTVA …
03.24 / 03:57
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The Alaska Senate passed a bill Thursday that gives ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft the green light in Alaska. The measure passed 14 to 5, but not without lengthy debate. Lawmakers spent more than four hours going over the Senate Bill 14. Members of the Democratic minority raised concerns about a provision that allows […] The post Alaska Senate passes bill to allow Uber, Lyft in Alaska appeared first on KTVA…
03.24 / 03:57
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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 […] The post Military props up Alaska’s economy in tough financial times appeared first on KTVA 11…
03.24 / 03:57
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A Palmer man, indicted on Thursday by a Federal Grand Jury faces life in prison or the Federal death penalty if convicted for the murders of Wasilla residents Ben Gross and Crystal Denardi in early June of last year, acting U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced today. According to the indictment handed down, 30-year-old John Pearl…
03.24 / 03:46
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So, here’s a question for you. Do you know who’s running for Anchorage Assembly in your area? Chances are you don’t. Don’t feel bad about that. I have to confess that up until I started writing this commentary, I didn’t know the candidates in my area either, and the election is just 12 days away. […] The post Reality Check w/ John Tracy: To vote or not to vote appeared first on KTVA 11…
03.24 / 02:51
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JUNEAU—Starting June 6, Alaskans who work or live on U.S. military bases will not be able to gain unescorted entry using their Alaska driver’s licenses or any other form of state identification—if the legislature does not pass bills to ensure Alaska’s compliance with the federal REAL ID Act. Also, starting January 2018, Alaskans will need [……
03.24 / 02:40
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High schoolers tackled a serious topic at this year's annual student government conference: gun violence at school. They listened to a presentation from an organization called Sandy Hook Promise learned about their peers efforts to prevent gun violence on…
03.24 / 01:46
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Visitors to military bases who don’t have compliant IDs will have to be accompanied by military personnel, which the leaders say will be i…
03.24 / 01:46
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Girls 3A Quarterfinals Sitka 78 – Valdez 22 Four players scored in the double figures to lead the Sitka Wolves to an easy win over Valdez. Zosha Krupa scored 22 points in 20 minutes. Alexandra Kirby chipped in a double-double with ten points and ten rebounds. Anchorage Christian 54 – Galena 37 After a slow […] The post Results: ASAA high school basketball quarterfinals appeared first on KTVA…
03.24 / 01:46
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The Latest on the upcoming health care vote in the House (all times local): 7:50 p.m. President Donald Trump wants the House to vote on the health care bill, and Republicans say a vote will occur Friday. White House officials had a simple message to a divided House Republican caucus on the bill: “Let’s vote.” […] The post White House tells House Republicans ,’Let’s vote’ on health care bill appeared first on KTVA…
03.24 / 01:46
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Southeast Alaska’s independent ferry system is working its way out of a ridership slump. Numbers are up on the Hollis-to-Ketchikan r…
03.24 / 00:36
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For most of the state, the entire month of March has been clear and…
03.24 / 00:36
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The following article was written by Seward high School junior Kendyl Morris. To view a video interview with senior Sully Hauze and a slideshow of pictures from basketball season, please visit the school news site: http://shstoday.org/ All good things must come to an end, including our exciting basketball season. On March […] The post SHS Basketball Season Final Report appeared first on Seward City …
03.23 / 23:40
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Retrial of Christopher Strawn on charges related to the 2015 death of Brandon Cook is still set for Oct.…
03.23 / 23:24
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For the Arctic Ocean, winter has been one long warm spell. That’s led to another record-low year for formation of Arctic winter sea-ice c…
03.23 / 23:24
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The long-promised Republican bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, has been delayed, NPR’s Susan Davis reports. It was supposed to get a vote Thursday night, but it has been running into trouble…
03.23 / 23:24
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The Bering Sea Bairdi crab fishery stayed closed this year, for the first time in four years. State biologists decided there were too few crab to safely harvest, but fishermen are questioning that…
03.23 / 23:24
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hz3yM4NtELg About this time last year, roughly two dozen daring young strangers bid farewell to the modern world as we know it, bearing their hunting equipment and their wiles into the remote Scottish highlands with the aims of creating a new community from scratch — cameras rolling for a reality show all the while, naturally. Now that a full year has passed and the remaining participants are heading home, one rather inconvenient question remains: What h…
03.23 / 23:22
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Dr. Hussam Jefee-Bahloul, a Syrian psychiatrist, writes poetry that reflects his deep longing for a lost homeland. "Poetry and art is another way to cope," he says, "we are all grieving in our own ways. The country is no longer the one that I left and it still haunts me in my dreams." (Click here to read one of his poems.) He has turned his grief into an action plan. From the United States, where he's lived since he arrived for a medical residency in 2009, he's using his mental health…
03.23 / 23:22
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