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By Tim Akimoff | May 24, 2011
So you want to walk on a glacier. The first order of business is to find a glacier to walk on. Turns out that a suitable speciman exists just a little more than a two-hour drive from Anchorage. The Matanuska Glacier is a 27-mile long, 4-mile wide river of ice that wends its way down out of the Chugach Mountains. And it happens to be one of the most car-accessible glaciers in the United States. Getting There - Take the Glenn Highway north of Anchorage. Your first choice is taking the Old Glen Highway at about milepost 29. The old road runs up along the Knik River and across to Palmer.
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By Chris Klint and Channel 2 News | October 30, 2012
Outdoor retailer Bass Pro Shops formally announced its plans to enter the Anchorage market Tuesday, saying it will open a 100,000-square-foot Mountain View store in time for 2013's fishing season. In a Tuesday statement, the chain praised the new store's location -- in the Glenn Square Shopping Center, on the Glenn Highway at its intersection with Mountain View Drive -- as convenient to both Merrill Field and anyone headed north from Anchorage for backcountry recreation. About 60,000 square feet of retail space at the shopping center is being fast-tracked for expansion to accommodate the store.
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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.
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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.
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By Joshua Staab and Channel 2 News | May 31, 2013
One of the largest trucking companies in Alaska has been acquired by a privately-held Seattle-based transportation and petroleum distributor. Carlile Transportation Systems has effectively become a member of the Saltchuck Resources family of businesses, in a transaction that closed May 31. “Our relationship with Saltchuk is 20 years long, already having been friends, vendors and customers.  I really feel this is a match made in heaven,” said...
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By Chris Klint and Channel 2 News | April 29, 2013
Alaska drivers now have two more weeks to remove their studded tires in 2013, after a Monday extension of the statewide studded-tire deadline to May 15. Department of Public Safety spokesperson Megan Peters says the extension, from Department of Public Safety Commissioner Joe Masters' office, was prompted by concerns from motorists in several communities -- including Fairbanks, where snow is in the weekend forecast. “Fairbanks is apparently having some really unusual lingering winter weather,” Peters said.
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By Chris Klint and Channel 2 News | May 2, 2013
Two people have been arrested in Anchorage as part of a 10-person indictment in a sprawling drug conspiracy, which federal officials say distributed heroin and methamphetamines in Alaska and California then laundered money received from the drug sales. According to a Thursday statement from U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler's office, the men arrested in Anchorage -- 24-year-old Kyle Wilson of Chugiak, as well as 23-year-old George “Nino” Little of Stockton, Calif. -- distributed heroin in Alaska from April 2012 to April 2013.
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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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By Chris Klint and Channel 2 News | April 6, 2012
Studded tires will remain street-legal in southern areas of Alaska for the rest of April, bringing them into line with the date for tires' removal in the rest of the state, Alaska State Troopers announced Friday. The decision by Department of Public Safety Commissioner Joe Masters makes May 1 the studded-tire deadline for all Alaska roads. The usual deadline for roads south of 60 degrees north latitude is April 15, but poor road conditions have been reported in areas south of that line.
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By Chris Klint and Channel 2 News | February 19, 2013
A man accused of fatally shooting two men at a Coast Guard communications station near Kodiak last year, following a series of personnel disputes, was arraigned in federal court Tuesday. James Michael Wells, 61, pleaded not guilty to all six charges against him including two counts each of first-degree murder, murder of a federal employee or officer, and possession and use of a firearm in relation to a crime of violence. He was arrested Friday in the murders of Coast Guard Electrician's Mate First Class James Hopkins and retired Chief Boatswain's Mate Richard Belisle.
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By Channel 2 News Staff and Channel 2 News | August 1, 2013
The rate of two sexually transmitted diseases remains high enough in Alaska to be classified epidemic, but a recent bulletin from the state Department of Health and Social Services suggests a decrease over the past few years. The rates of gonorrhea and chlamydia have dropped, according to Donna Cecere, STD program coordinator for the state. Last year there were 731 gonorrhea cases in Alaska, dropping the state third lead in the nation in cases in 2010 to the 18th. “It's a pretty dramatic decrease,” Cecere said.
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April 3, 2010
by Channel 2 News staff Friday, April 2, 2010 ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The Carrs-Safeway store in Anchorage's Sears Mall is getting some fundraising help from the Easter Bunny. Carrs locations across Alaska are participating in an annual fundraiser for Special Olympics Alaska and the Easter Seals, with each store competing to see which can raise the most money. At the Sears Mall, children can have their pictures taken with the Easter Bunny through the weekend. "Everybody's doing different things," said store manager Dan Murakami.
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by Jason Lamb and Channel 2 News | July 13, 2012
A cat named Stubbs has been the mayor of Talkeetna for nearly all of his life -- no joke. It's been that way for more than a decade in the small tourist town that boasts nearly 900 residents. The part-manx was named honorary mayor shortly after his birth, and now locals all know the cat as "Mayor Stubbs. " "He was just in the Alaska Magazine, and he's been featured in a few different things," said Lauri Stec, who works at Nagley's General Store in Talkeetna, where Stubbs hangs out most of the time.
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July 20, 2013
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