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Want to get out to the wild, remote parts of Alaska? Using miles is the way to go
Do you want to go to a far-flung corner of Alaska? You can pay the big bucks, about $500 one-way. Or, you can use just a few Alaska Airlines miles — less than it costs to get to Seattle.
California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison
The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.
Maine Governor Signs Warrant for Steven Downs’ Extradition to Alaska
The man accused of murdering Sophie Sergie over two decades ago, is set to be extradited to Alaska. Maine governor Janet Mills has signed a warrant, allowing the extradition of Steven Downs. Defense attorneys say Downs will likely challenge the governor's warrant in an effort to have more time to ge
'I know the attack is coming'—UAA Cybersecurity Club to represent Alaska in national cyber defense competition
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) — Eight members of the UAA Cybersecurity Team are preparing their defenses against a team of elite hackers at the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition in Orlanda, FL.
Anchorage man making Alaska Heart Run after heart surgery
Organizers of the annual Alaska Heart Run say Saturday's event will take place, despite Friday's snow. One local survivor of a heart event will once again race to help find a cure to Alaska's second leading cause of death.
Interior Alaska shows sizable increase in jobs
Interior Alaska saw the largest regional increase in employment in March of this year compared to March 2018, the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development reported today.
Senate panel bumps University of Alaska funding by $5 million over House budget
The University of Alaska Senate Finance Subcommittee passed its proposed university budget Tuesday afternoon, suggesting a cut in unrestricted general funds of $5 million from current funding levels. The proposal was $5 million more than the university appropriation passed by the House last week.
House Republicans Apologize to Apointees for Colleagues Behavior
Juneau, AK -- Two members of the Alaska House of Representatives offered apologies on behalf of the body for the inappropriate nature of accusations levied against appointees during confirmation hearings.
Alaska Employee Union Sues Over Privatization of API
Alaska state employees are suing the state over the privatization of API. The Alaska State Employees Association is seeking a restraining order in state superior court that would block the Dunleavy Administration from turning API over to the private company, Wellpath.
Alaska Red Cross to distribute hundreds of free smoke alarms
More than 800 free smoke alarms will be installed across Alaska during the next month, amid a Red Cross initiative meant to distribute 100,000 of the life-saving devices nationwide.
Kenai Peninsula Borough to intervene in Enstar rate case
On Monday, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly gave the borough administration permission to intervene in a case before the Regulatory Commission of Alaska, which regulates utilities throughout the state.
Battle brews over return of Johnstone to Board of Fisheries
Unsurprisingly, there is likely to be a tense vote in the Legislature over at least one of Gov. Michael J. Dunleavy’s appointments to the Board of Fisheries. A pair of resignations from the board added with the end of member terms give Dunleavy a chance to select a majority of the board’s seven seat
Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Annual Meeting
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assemby will hold their annual meeting in Seward on Tuesday, April 16 at 3 p.m. in the Seward High School Auditorium. Committee Meeting at 3 p.m. and Assembly Meeting at 6 p.m.
Kenai Peninsula tests new communications system following Nov. 30th earthquake
KENAI, Alaska (KTUU) - Over the last week, boroughs and cities across the state participated in Alaska Shield 2019, a series of drills testing emergency response preparedness. After the Nov. 30th earthquake, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management learned it needed a better commun
The ‘Man Hug’
Growing up in the 60s and 70s, I’m a Third-Generation Japanese Sansei. Given that, I wasn’t big on public displays of affection (PDA). I was uncomfortable hugging or kissing someone on the cheek, even a close family relative. It didn’t feel natural, even for my parents. Go figure.
Homer Rep. Vance looks into Board of Fish vote on Cook Inlet meeting location
Homer House Rep. Sarah Vance announced Friday that she is launching an inquiry into the Alaska Board of Fisheries’ January vote to move its 2020 Upper Cook Inlet finfish meeting on the Kenai Peninsula back to Anchorage. Vance and other peninsula legislators asked the board to reconsider its decision
Homer residents call for release of Mueller report during rally
Some 40 Homer residents filled WKFL Park on Thursday evening for the #MakeItPublic National Day of Action rally. Events were held in over 350 locations nationwide, including Anchorage, Soldotna and Juneau? Calling for transparency and the release of the complete Mueller report, citizens demonstrated
MEETING TONIGHT: Kenai School District considers combining schools due to budget proposal
KENAI, Alaska (KTUU) - Steep cuts in the Governor's proposed budget have led the Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board to grapple with the very real potential that some schools in its area may need to be shut down or consolidated. Before that happens, officials want to hear what residents think about
KPBSD to discuss merging area schools
Homer area residents could see a major shakeup in student destinations as soon as 2021 if the Kenai Peninsula Borough has its way. KPBSD officials, saying Gov. Mike Dunleavy's proposed budget cuts for K-12 education is forcing the district to tighten its belt, said one plan being circulated is the c
Spring break in Alaska: Backcountry in Kenai Fjords National Park
Sullen moods and mild disappointment crossed our five faces as we grabbed lunch in a cafe overlooking Resurrection Bay in Seward, Alaska. We felt like the only tourists in an empty town during the off-season, but the one tour boat was booked full. Other boat tours weren’t operating for another few w