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02.22 / 11:55
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By Jenny Neyman, Redoubt Reporter When your career involves quoting other people, it can be difficult to come up with noteworthy witticisms of your own. Why would you? That, and cat videos, is why we have the Internet. Two of … Continue reading…
By Joseph Robertia Redoubt Reporter The morning sun still hung low on the horizon, not yet giving off much warmth but casting an orange glow on the blue armor of ice still encasing the 70 acres of Sport Lake in … Continue reading…
By Jenny Neyman Redoubt Reporter Years of budget cutting and deficit spending have left the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District with no easy answers for how to avoid impacting instruction next year. Behind door No. 1 — hope for a little … Continue reading &#…
By Jenny Neyman Redoubt Reporter Gov. Walker’s announcement last week that changes are coming to state plans for a liquefied natural gas pipeline leaves the curious speculating how substantial a shift might be in the works. The governor held a … Continue reading &…
By Jenny Neyman Redoubt Reporter The development of collaborative and complex forms of art is an indication of a thriving, high-functioning culture, one in which not every moment of the day is consumed with the bare necessities of survival. So … Continue reading…
New rules from the Department of Homeland Security regarding illegal immigration will allow for increased deportations. The rules, announced Tuesday by Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, outline a number of ways the government will speed up deportations. It requests the hiring of 10,000 new Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel, publicizing crimes illegal immigrants […] The post Alaskans weigh in on new deportation rules from Trump administration appeared first…
02.22 / 08:30
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The National Archery in Schools Program (NASP) has been in the Elementary and Middle Schools for 4 years. With grant money, we recently purchased equipment to start it in the high school as well. We are going to be doing an evening program for Middle School (6th – 8th grade) and […] The post NASP Youth Archery appeared first on Seward City …
02.22 / 07:32
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From specialty shops in Rome to supermarkets around the world, lovers of Italian olive oil are in for some sticker shock this year, with prices due to jump by as much as 20 percent. The combination of bad weather and pests hit the harvest in Southern Europe, most of all in Italy, where production is […] The post Lovers of Italian olive oil in for some sticker shock appeared first on KTVA…
02.22 / 07:18
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Robin Bronen is an Anchorage attorney and the executive director of the Alaska Institute for Justice, which works to protect human rights, refugees and immigrants, among other things. She sat down with Joe Vigil to discuss recently released guidelines from the Department of Homeland Security regarding immigration and deportation. Bronen said one concern with the new […] The post Attorney: Some victims, witnesses of crimes may not feel safe coming forward under immigration changes …
02.22 / 07:18
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The Seward Port and Commerce Advisory Board will hold a work session followed by a Regular Meeting on Wednesday, March 1st  at 12:00 pm.  The work session topic is PACAB Priorities. The Regular Meeting agenda is attached.  The meeting will be held as Seward City Hall in Council Chambers at […] The post Seward Port and Commerce Advisory Board Meeting March 1 at Noon appeared first on Seward City Ne…
02.22 / 06:28
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The first time we came to Seward, we camped in a small backpacking tent at the Seward Waterfront Park and Campground. It was October 2015, chilly and the rain fell continuously throughout the night. The next day, we found ourselves lucky in that the quarter-operated showers were still on for […] The post Why Seward Has a Waterfront Campground & How It Works appeared first on Seward City…
02.22 / 06:28
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A man accused of killing an Anchorage 19-year-old appeared in court Tuesday on two new charges in the case. Christopher Birotte, 23, was arraigned for first-degree murder and first-degree attempted murder in connection to a Jan. 24 shooting that resulted in the death of Tiwan Johnson. Birotte was previously arraigned on other charges of second-degree […] The post Suspect arraigned on new charges related to deadly shooting appeared first on KTVA…
02.22 / 06:15
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In this week’s KTVA Weather Lab, I visited Scenic Park Elementary School. The third-graders in Ms. Westfall’s class are learning that the sun is always shining, regardless of what the weather looks like outside their window. While I was there, they asked me the Weather Lab Question of the Week: How do clouds get their shapes? Every Tuesday, […] The post KTVA Weather Lab: Scenic Park Elementary School appeared first on KTVA 11…
02.22 / 06:15
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It has not gone well of late for the Alaska Aces. Uncertainty over their future, combined with a slide on the ice has the team reeling. Perhaps a road trip will do them some good—a long one.  Tuesday was their final skate at Sullivan Arena for a while. On Wednesday, they’ll depart for the East Coast on a 10-game, three-week trek. “We go […] The post Aces hit the road, and the timing may be right appeared first on KTVA 11…
02.22 / 06:15
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The Department of Homeland Security issued two memos Tuesday morning that could expand the number of immigrants detained or deported as part the administration’s crackdown on undocumented immigrants in the U.S. The memos are intended to implement President Trump’s immigration actions from last month and enforce existing immigration law. CBS News’ Jeff Pegues previewed some […] The post DHS issues memos meant to crack down on illegal immigration appeared first on KTVA 11…
02.22 / 06:15
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U.S. Lisa Murkowski delivers her address at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, to the Alaska Legislature Joint…
02.22 / 05:06
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Winter weather advisories are in place for parts of the state, including Bristol Bay, according to meteorologist Carlos Faura. He explains what the rest of the state can expect in the coming days, including whether there will be more snow, and how much. Follow KTVA 11’s Weather Team on Facebook and Twitter. Got a weather-related […] The post Alaska Weather Forecast – Feb. 21, 2017 appeared first on KTVA 1…
02.22 / 05:06
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Only about half of Alaskans are guaranteed a smoke-free workplace. That’s because Alaska is one of just 15 states that does not have a statewide ban. The American Cancer Society has been pushing to change state law for years. Now, a proposal introduced in the Senate Friday has given the organization new hope. “It’s kind of […] The post For fourth year in a row, Alaska Legislature considers bill to make all workplaces smoke-free appeared first on KTVA 11…
02.22 / 05:06
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Michelle Woodford admits she didn’t get much sleep Monday night as she prepared to come face to face with the man accused of killing her son. “It got harder knowing that this court date was today,” she said. “I mean, I knew it was coming, but it just got harder.” Damien Peterson was arraigned in […] The post Frank Woodford’s mom faces son’s suspected killer in court for the first time appeared first on KTVA…
02.22 / 05:06
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