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Michelle Theriault Boots | July 19, 2011
Soteria House was supposed to be a safe place. The sprawling green multiplex on Doris Street was designed to be a respite from psychiatric wards and institutions; a chance for young people diagnosed with serious mental illnesses like schizophrenia to live in a place that was like a home, not a hospital, making choices for themselves.  “The message always is 'we are here to keep you safe,'” wrote Susan Musante, the site manager, in a fact sheet about Soteria House's philosophy.
NEWS
By Dan Fiorucci | August 31, 2012
10 days from now, on September 10th, the State Senate will hold a field hearing in Fairbanks to try to get at the bottom of a nagging question:     Why are gas prices in Alaska so high?     This evening (Friday) the website "GasBuddy.Com" showed that Alaska was 41st in the nation in gas prices. In other words, 40 states had gasoline cheaper than ours!     While the average price of a gallon here is $3.93, in Colorado -- the cheapest gasoline-state in the nation -- it was $3.52 -- nearly 40 cents lower.
NEWS
By Jason Lamb, Ashleigh Ebert and Chris Klint and Channel 2 News | November 12, 2012
We all enjoy dinner out from time to time, but just how safe are the kitchens where you eat? Each month, Anchorage's Department of Health and Human Services slaps restaurants with critical violations -- things that could lead to you getting sick. There are 22 restaurants in Anchorage with six or more critical violations. In a list of those restaurants which DHHS gave to Channel 2, three were tied for first place with nine violations each. One of them was Indian eatery Bombay Deluxe, at 555 W Northern Lights Blvd.
NEWS
by Christine Kim | October 31, 2009
Every building comes with some sort of history. In the town of Seward, one historic hotel carries with it a myth of a woman who died in the 1950s. In tonight's Assignment Alaska, reporter Christine Kim and photojournalist Eric Sowl take you to a hotel that some say attracts more than just the living. Drive into the town of Seward and you'll see it's rich with Alaskan treasures. It's home to Mount Marathon, the Alaska SeaLife Center -- and of course you can't forget to visit William H. Seward, the man after whom the town is named.
NEWS
March 14, 2010
by Christine Kim Saturday, March 13, 2010 ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The recent earthquakes in Haiti and Chile may have struck a long way from here, but the threat hits close to home. The Alaska Earthquake Information Center reports 20,000 earthquakes each year -- but only two insurance companies offer earthquake insurance to Alaskans. When you buy homeowner's insurance, the policy doesn't include damage from earthquakes or floods, which has to be added as optional coverage.
NEWS
By Michelle Theriault Boots and KTUU.com | April 29, 2011
Daniel Eisman may not have had it all, but for a time he had a lot: a wife, an infant son, a clerkship with a federal judge in Anchorage and a close circle of friends. Now, the former federal law clerk faces four years in prison, years of probation, disbarment, registry as a sex offender and a divorce. In Anchorage Superior Court on Thursday, Eisman admitted that he secretly videotaped friends and colleagues in private situations and pleaded guilty to charges of indecent viewing and felony possession of child pornography found on his home computer.
NEWS
By Chris Klint and Channel 2 News | July 11, 2013
Channel 2 held a groundbreaking ceremony Friday for its new facility in Anchorage, as employees and guests came together to mark the beginning of work on the 40,000-square-foot building. The event, held under a sunny sky near the intersection of 40th Avenue and Denali Street, heralds the transition of the Northern Lights Media Center from planning into reality. The $22 million building will be one-third larger than the space the station currently occupies, about a block and a half south of the new location at 701 E. Tudor Rd. State Rep. Chris Tuck (D-Anchorage)
NEWS
By Ashton Goodell | October 27, 2010
The operators of a haunted house in Wasilla fear that Halloween has become more about treats than tricks. It’s a frightening thought, which has motivated its monsters to scare everyone straight. The “Gateway to Darkness” haunted house sounded so scary Channel 2's Ashton Goodell chickened out before even getting there, leaving photographer Jonathan Hartford to walk the haunted halls alone. Haunted House Online rated Gateway to Darkness 49.2 skulls out of 50 for it's scare factor and creativeness.
SPORTS
January 26, 2012
Agnes, Archie Snowmobile Polaris Pro R Switchback 600cc Age: 36 Hometown: Tanana, Alaska Racer Status: Rookie Years Raced: Rookie   Biography Archie is Arnold Marks Jr's older brother. A lifelong Alaskan, he has lived in Tanana for 18 years. Archie is a driller with Doyon Drilling. Archie enjoys boat racing on the Yukon River, with a 2nd in the Yukon 800 in 2003. Boating on the Yukon and Tanana Rivers, spending time with his wife Courtney, and long trips on the rivers cruzin' on the snowmobiles makes life worthwhile.
NEWS
By Chris Klint and Channel 2 News | August 16, 2012
An Air Force major stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson was arrested by Anchorage police Thursday for possession and distribution of child pornography. According to APD spokesperson Lt. Dave Parker, 34-year-old Peter Christopher Davis has been charged with three counts of distribution of child pornography and two counts of possession of child pornography. Davis, the assistant director of operations for the 3rd Operations Support Squadron, is involved in planning and coordinating missions for aircraft that fly from the base.
NEWS
By Corey Allen-Young and Channel 2 News | September 6, 2013
A new adult re-entry program is helping former inmates transition back into society and trying to keep them out of jail. According to the Alaska Department of Corrections, nearly half of the inmates released will get locked up again in a year and about two-thirds within three years. State officials say the New Life Development Center in Anchorage is putting the brakes on the revolving door. “I sat in the same chair, I was in the same dining hall, I know what it's like to think, 'I'm about to get out in six weeks, I don't know where I'm going,'" said Kelvin Lee, a former inmate for 15 years and President/CEO at New Life Development Center.
NEWS
By Chris Klint and Channel 2 News | March 25, 2013
Channel 2 announced plans Monday to move into a new Midtown building within a year of its 60th anniversary, featuring a high-definition television studio to serve viewers across the state. Andy MacLeod, the station's president and general manager, made the announcement hours after KTUU-TV's request for a new building was approved by the board of directors at parent corporation Schurz Communications Inc. “This is a major milestone for Channel 2,” MacLeod said. “As we celebrate our 60th Anniversary this year, there is no better time to look toward the future.
BUSINESS
by Todd Walker and Channel 2 News | March 15, 2011
Friday’s diversion of three flights headed for Japan to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport was an unexpected bump in international passenger traffic through what used to be a hub for jet-setters.   In the 1980s, Anchorage was a high-traffic stop for worldwide travel. Today, while Anchorage is still a major player in the cargo world, the passengers have gone away.   Another airline, China Airlines, bids Anchorage farewell next month. Twenty years ago the North Terminal was known as the “International Terminal,” and for good reason -- it was constantly busy as jetliners stopped in Anchorage to refuel because of closed Soviet airspace.
NEWS
February 8, 2012
Alaska has the highest rate of suicide per capita in the country. The rate of suicide in the United States was 12.0 suicides per 100,000 people in 2009 (the most recent year available from the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control). In 2010, Alaska's rate was 22.6 suicides per 100,000 people. Alaska had 1,389 suicides between 2001 and 2010 - an average of 139 deaths by suicide per year. At least one suicide occurred in 176 Alaskan communities between 2000 and 2009.
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