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West and Bartlett kick off title rematch in Week 3's Tailgate Tour Game of the Week

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Heading into the third week of the Alaska Prep Football season and two of the state's top programs will meet Friday for the KTUU ...

Anchorage School District facilities prepare for new school year

As summer comes to a close, so too does the window for the Anchorage School District to complete summer construction projects before doors re-open for ...

East takes on Arizona school in Week 2's Tailgate Tour Game of the Week

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) — With Week 2 of Alaska Prep Football upon us it's time to choose the KTUU Tailgate Tour Game of the Week. It will be East High ...

Anchorage High School reunion sees alumni meet from classes 1944 - 1963

Anchorage High School alumni from classes 1944 - 1963 held their reunion Saturday to reminisce and talk about a very different Anchorage.

School resource officers disprove possible West High threat posted on Snapchat  Alaska Dispatch News

A West Anchorage High School student snapped a selfie Tuesday with the school in the background, and then added a gun emoji to the photo and the words ...

Anchorage students hold walk-out for shooting victims

Anchorage students participated in a walk-out Wednesday morning in respect to the victims of the Florida school shooting last week.

Whalers kick off against the Kings in a Week 7 clash

The KTUU Tailgate Tour will head to Utqiagvik for our game of the week between the Barrow High School Whalers and Ketchikan Kings on Saturday at 1:00 PM.

College-bound students graduate Alaska Middle College School

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - The Alaska Middle College School is an opportunity for Anchorage high school juniors and seniors to take college-level coursework.

Anchorage grandfather wants metal detectors in schools to prevent shootings

An Anchorage grandfather is planning to attend Monday evening's Anchorage School District board meeting to advocate that schools install metal detectors after ...

Teachers protest no contract, while District, Union bargains

Thursday morning intense negotiations over a teacher contract for the Anchorage School District began. Two mediators from Seattle spoke with the teachers ...

Channel 2 Sports hits the road -- Catch us at Friday's Tailgate Tour Game of the Week!

Channel 2 Sports' MK Burgess and Patrick Enslow will be live from one Alaska High School Football game every week for the Tailgate Tour Game of the Week.

UPDATE: Signings continue as Jessee, Powers & lantto all go Division I

Brody Jessee, Izzy Powers & Mikayla lantto added their names to the growing list of Alaskans who signed their National Letters of Intent to play Divsion I sports ...

Anchorage athletes put pen to paper

Nearly 20 Anchorage high school students signed their National Letters of Intent to play college sports this week.

Cook Inlet Conference Regional basketball tournament day one

The teams of the Cook Inlet Conference regional basketball tournament duked it out to see who advances to the semifinals.

DATA VIZ: High percentages of Alaskan high school students struggle with college coursework

According to a University of Alaska Anchorage study, a high percentage of Alaskan high school students are not well prepared for college coursework.

Eagle River's Heaphy breaks CIC record to lead Wolves at conference meet  Alaskastar

Eagle River's John Heaphy set a new Cook Inlet Conference record in the boys 100 yard breaststroke Saturday at the Cook Inlet Conference Swimming and ...

Southcentral JROTC cadets hold first ever joint awards ceremony

More than 400 JROTC cadets from Anchorage and the Mat-Su received awards Saturday afternoon in an annual ceremony at West High School.

Prep softball, baseball now in full swing  Alaskastar

A Chugiak baserunner slides into home during the Mustangs vs. West high school softball game on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Albrecht Fields. (Star photo by ...

Son, friend and student: Pilot killed in Willow plane crash remembered

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - A deadly plane crash in Willow has claimed the life of a pilot, but family members say he was much more than just a young man who ...

Schools briefs for the week of Nov. 12-18  Kenai Peninsula Online

Soldotna High School. Soldotna High School will be hosting a College Goal Alaska FAFSA completion workshop for seniors and their parents on November ...

Alaska female running community rallying around man  KTVA

After years of rallying around women, an Anchorage man battling cancer is finding women are with him every step of the way.

17-year-old entrepreneur opens streetwear brand in Dimond Center  Anchorage Press

While most recent high school graduates are enjoying some time off before going to college, Deven Jackson has other plans. The 17-year-old graduate of West ...

The Catch: Hail Mary lifts West past East  Anchorage Press

One of the beautiful things about high school sports is all the things they tell us about a state and its cities, towns and neighborhoods. Each year these expos in ...

Robert (Bob) Gillam | Obituaries  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

Born on the banks of the Chena River in Fairbanks, Alaska, local entrepreneur Bob Gillam passed away at sunset on a beautiful autumn afternoon in Anchorage ...

Two Anchorage cab drivers ambushed by attackers in less than a week

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - A Checker Cab driver says he was beaten and robbed late Saturday night by a group of people who had called to ask for help ...

Should the Anchorage School District change its school start times?  Alaska Dispatch News

Superintendent Deena Bishop says the administration will study schools start times this fall and bring recommendations to the School Board in the winter.

How students could lead a winning gun control vote in Alaska  Anchorage Daily News

Taking guns out of volatile situations would save lives in Alaska. Teens empowered by the Parkland movement could hold the key.

Community Celebration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King

Diverse voices from across Alaska celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy, on Sunday afternoon.

Hundreds gather to remember Bob Gillam, wealth fund founder who spent millions opposing Pebble mine  Anchorage Daily News

Several hundred people attended a funeral *service* for Bob Gillam on Sunday in Anchorage. Gillam was one of the state's wealthiest residents and known for his ...

149 runners turn out for 4th annual Maddy's Run fundraiser at ERHS  Alaskastar

Mark Eagles and Emily Walsh won their first Maddy's Run 5K race championships Saturday at the fourth annual event at Eagle River High School.

Crissilin CO Cruz | Obituaries  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

A resident of Anchorage and Palmer Alaska passed away on September 15, 2018. A *service* was held at Saint Michael Parish, 432 East Fireweed Ave. Palmer ...

Holly Brooks reflects on ski career as Alaska Sports HOF induction looms

Holly Brooks sits down with MK Burgess and talks about her illustrious career.

A look back at Week 3: Eagle River win could make NLC more interesting  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

Let's face it folks. For the four teams in the Northern Lights Conference not named the Soldotna Stars, it's been a race for No. 2. The five-time defending ...

161 Students From Across the Country Named 2018 US Presidential Scholars  U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the 54th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, recognizing 161 high school seniors for their ...

Artists bring 'White Christmas' to Downtown, even if the weather won't

Not feeling the Christmas cheer yet? Here's an idea, check out the store front windows in downtown Anchorage. Dozens of high school artists paint Christmas ...

Here are the people challenging Don Young for Alaska’s sole congressional seat  Anchorage Daily News

Several candidates are vying for the Democratic ticket.

2018 Alaska Sports Hall of Fame class announced

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Climbing seven mountain peaks is a feat to be proud of. Climbing the highest peak on each of the seven continents – that's something to ...

Alaska man sentenced for faking death to avoid prison term  KAKE

A commercial fisherman who faked his death to avoid incarceration for a sexual assault has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison.

Spanish immersion schools in Anchorage raise money to help Puerto Rico

This Friday will be the second fundraiser at Romig Middle school for the people in Puerto Rico who lost almost everything because of Hurricane Maria.

CHARGES: Woman found dead in car had been bound, beaten and shot

The body of a woman found dead in a Subaru that crashed late Monday night in Airport Heights had been hidden in the car under a sleeping bag with signs of ...

Sign wars: Dunleavy signs up the ante  Must Read Alaska

THESE SIGNS PRACTICALLY SAY 'STEAL ME'. A new “gorgeous sign campaign” is rolling out from the Dunleavy for Alaska political action committee and it's ...

Local athletes rack up team, individual titles in 2015  Alaskastar

2015 gave local sports fans quite a few thrills – especially for folks cheering for the Chugiak High School Mustangs with a few bright spots for fans of the Eagle ...

Miss Alaska, there and back again | Local News Stories  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

*Fresh* off her top-15 finish at Miss America, Klapperich to emcee Miss Anchorage Saturday.

McKendree Sweeps Division I Opponents Southern Illinois and Saint Louis  Swimming World Magazine

(O'FALLON, Ill., Oct. 20) – The McKendree University swimming and diving program hosted four teams in a meet on Saturday afternoon. The men's team swam ...

Alaska ripe for stories of supernatural  Echo News

The 49th State abounds in ghost stories. They make good subject matter for those sitting around a campfire on a summer evening.

JROTC cadets attend Summer Leadership Camp at JBER  Alaskastar

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Students from 10 Alaska high schools participated in the Junior ROTC Summer Leadership Camp at Joint ...

Mark Dennis Lee | Obituaries  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

Mark Dennis Lee, 70, passed away at his home surrounded by family on June 5, 2018. Mark was born in Marshfield Wisconsin, February 16, 1948. A resident of ...

Incredible tales from Alaskans who helped end the Cold War  Alaska Public Radio Network

In a time when the political climate paints our country and Russia as very distrustful of one another, we're bringing you a show about a time when Alaskans and ...

How an Anchorage teen motorcyclist finished Columbia University at age 18  Alaska Dispatch News

Zoe Danner was born with an amazing brain and amazing drive. In Anchorage schools, she didn't fit in.

UPDATE: Shooting suspect surrenders to police; APD investigating Facebook Live video

Anchorage police say Tommy Rumph, a suspect in this morning's fatal shooting, has surrendered peacefully.

Step right up and get your new Anchorage Assembly and School Board here  Must Read Alaska

(NOTE: UPDATED FEB. 15, 2017). If you're in Anchorage, there's an election in your future — and it could be important to your future. Voting is April 4 for the ...

Two new champs and two reigning champs in Mount Marathon Race

The eyes of Alaska's sporting world fall on the seaside city of Seward every Fourth of July, and this year's ninetieth installment of Mount Marathon is under way.

Anchorage-based Senshi Con 2016 kicks off Saturday morning

Senshi Con 2016 has a packed weekend for convention-goers, with the fun starting at 11 a.m. Saturday morning.

New research offers window into Alaska’s high rate of gun deaths  Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska has a firearm mortality rate almost double the national average, and suicide still accounts for the vast majority of gun deaths in the state.

The motivation to wear the badge; 2 APD recruits tell their stories

Channel 2 News spoke with two APD recruits about why they want to become police officers - a dangerous and often thankless job.

Senshi Con 2017 set this weekend at Dena'ina Center  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

Senshi Con 2017: Saturday, Sept. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 1at the Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center.

Alaska Dems gather across state to pick party's presidential nominee  Alaska Public Radio Network

By 9:30 a.m. the parking-lot at Anchorage's West High school was overflowing onto side-streets, with cheerful lines of Democratic caucus-goers formed outside ...

Alaskan Bob Gillam wants to be U.S. Interior secretary  Alaska Dispatch News

The founder of McKinley Capital Management and Trump cohort is angling for the key post in the new administration.

Anchorage schools' program for immigrants is a model for the nation  Alaska Dispatch News

Anchorage is “doing it right” when it comes to integrating refugees into the school district's education program, an expert says.

East High School junior Kendra Nethery takes home a new Jeep Renegade; four students each receive 50000 Alaska Airlines Miles  Alaskastar

ANCHORAGE– Tuesday, at the Drive for Perfect Attendance grand finale, five high school students were rewarded for having perfect attendance throughout the ...

Ballot lineup set for Anchorage election in April  Alaska Dispatch News

Anchorage's city election is less than two months away. Filing for Assembly and School Board seats closed Feb. 10, and Tuesday was the last day to drop out.

Mustangs And Wolves Dribble In Soccer And Track and Field  Echo NEws

Led by Emma Nelson, Chugiak High School track and field team continued to run and jump faster and higher than the other high school competition last week.

Sports Camps  Alaska Dispatch News

Learn to Row. Sponsor: Anchorage Rowing Association. Learn to row with our Junior team in an 8 person sweep rowing shell (this is where you have one ...

141 Students from Across the Country Named 2014 US Presidential Scholars  U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the 50th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, recognizing 141 high school seniors for their ...

Berkowitz Emphasizes New Tone for a New Anchorage in Inaugural Address  Alaska Public Radio Network

Ethan Berkowitz formally became the new Mayor of Anchorage on Wednesday. The celebration downtown was a marked departure from past inaugurations, ...

What's happening in the Anchorage city election? Here's what you need to know.  Alaska Dispatch News

With a handful of Anchorage Assembly seats up for grabs and a collection of filed and pending ballot propositions, this year's election will be a big one.

“Kudos” to the Eagle River High School Air Force JROTC  Echo NEws

Members of the ERHS Air Force JROTC drill teams collectively took second place overall while competing on Sat., Dec. 3, at the Interior Drill Competition held at ...

Anchorage violin shop brims with old and unusual instruments  Alaska Dispatch News

A violin from the 16th century and an upright bass with a collapsible neck are just a couple of the marvels in Petr Bucinsky's shop.

NXN Northwest Girls Team Scores: Jesuit Looks To Win Again  MileSplit

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Satterberg named best attorney | Readers Choice |  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS - William Satterberg may be best known as a criminal defense attorney, but he's handled just about every type of case you could think of in the ...

Is Anchorage ready for another Great Alaska Earthquake?  Anchorage Daily News

Imagine this: At 1:36 p.m. on April 1, 2014, a 9.2 earthquake struck Anchorage. At least 530 people died during the four-minute quake. Another 6000 sustained ...

Wilson Justin crafts a fulfilling life from no plan  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Wilson Justin is a respected Alaska Native elder whose varied career has included big game guiding, land planning, acting as health director for ...

Newton pawn shop sued over guns used in deadly Excel shooting  KAKE

A pawn shop in Newton is being sued for allegedly selling firearms used by a felon to kill three people at Excel Industries two years ago.

NXN Northwest Will Be A Battle Of Washington's Best  MileSplit

Central Valley (WA), looks strong once again this year which is why they are also ranked No. 17 in our MileSplit50 subjective rankings. In 2017 they were the ...

Linda Jean Picht Myers  Quad City Times

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Linda Jean Picht Myers, 54, passed away in Anchorage on Tuesday, July 15, 2014.

Opinion/Letter: BILL WALKER, ALASKAN TO THE CORE By Donna Walker  SitNews

May 08, 2013. Wednesday. When my husband, Bill Walker, recently announced his intentions to seek the 2014 Republican gubernatorial nomination, I had the ...

Mike Dubke to White House? Ambassador Gillam? Jerry Ward at Education  Must Read Alaska

After being spotted at the White House on Thursday, Mike Dubke, a well-known figure in Alaska political circles, is said to be positioned to become White House ...

The Creepiest Urban Legend in Every State  Thrillist

From dark vortices to ravenous beasts and gates to hell, these are the creepiest urban legends America has to offer.

Chugiak Mustangs trample South Wolverines  Alaskastar

The Chugiak High Mustangs decisively defeated the South High Wolverines 27-12 at Anchorage Football Stadium Saturday, Aug. 29. “I thought we came out a ...

Racers kickstart Halloween weekend with Frightening 4K  Alaska Dispatch News

Nearly 1,000 runners, most of them in costumes, participated in the Skinny Raven Frightening 4K on Saturday in downtown Anchorage. Denali Strabel won the ...

Kansas Reps. support banning 'bump stock' weapon accessory  KAKE

Kansas Reps. Kevin Yoder and Lynn Jenkins say they support a federal ban on "bump stocks," which convert semi-automatic rifles to shoot like fully automatic ...

Disorderly and unsafe

The winter meeting of the Alaska Board of Fisheries is months away but already the weirdness has begun. At a work session in Kenai-Soldotna this week, the ...

Tomorrow Is Doctor Who Day - Where Will You Be?  Bleeding Cool News

The first issue of Doctor Who: The four Doctors was published on Wednesday. And on Saturday, Titan Comics have organised hundreds of comic stores, ...

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