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Ashton Goodell and Channel 2 News | September 12, 2011
At this point it's anyone's guess of what the Permanent Fund Dividend will payout this fall. Every year Channel 2 makes its own PFD prediction based on numbers supplied by the state and a formula we've been perfecting over the years. Our guess this year is $1,203.45. If that's correct the checks will be about 80 dollars less than last year. The number of people applying affects the outcome. How the stock market performs also factors into the size of the payouts. The governor will announce the official amount next week.
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By Jessica Ridgway and Channel 2 News | November 10, 2012
The Alaska Broadcasters Association held their annual awards banquet Friday night and KTUU won a considerable amount of Goldie Awards. A Goldie award recognizes Alaska broadcasters for their outstanding presentations. Channel 2 received a Goldie for Best Television Newscast for "The Newshour " wi th Anchors Maria Downey and Mike Ross, News Director Tracy Sabo , Executive Producer Clinton Bennett, Producers Ashleigh Ebert and Jordana Anderson, and Director David DeGraffenreid . Channel 2 was also awarded Goldies for two different television commercials, one public-service announcement, and one promotional announcement.
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July 14, 2010
History KTUU-TV’s history can be traced back nearly six decades. On October 15, 1953 KFIA (First In Anchorage), owned by Kiggins and Rolling of San Diego, Calif., was issued a broadcast license. Midnight Sun Broadcasting Company, owned by the Lathrop Company and managed by Al Bramstedt Sr., then purchased KFIA on December 28, 1954.  Midnight Sun invested in a new transmitter tower and in 1955, KFIA became KENI-TV. In 1959, Midnight Sun Broadcasting Company sold KENI-TV to All Alaska Broadcasting Company, which later became Midnight Sun Broadcasters Inc. On September 19, 1966 Channel 2 became the first station in Alaska to transmit in color when it aired an episode of That Girl.
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By KTUU News Staff and Channel 2 News | April 19, 2012
Midtown garage shooting: APD say 2 injured, 1 dead, suspect still on the streets. Samantha Koenig case: new federal charges for Israel Keyes, now facing kidnapping resulting in barista's death. AFD Chief Mark Hall resigns, citing personal and health concerns. Voters will decide fate of Coastal Zone Management.
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May 25, 2010
by Channel 2 News staff Tuesday, May 25, 2010 KTUU-TV is experiencing technical problems that have interrupted our broadcast. DishTV customers and viewers using antennae will be unable to view KTUU, but cable customers are not affected. Our engineers are aware of the problem and are working as quickly as possible to make repairs. We appreciate your patience and apologize for the inconvenience.
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May 30, 2010
by Channel 2 News staff Saturday, May 29, 2010 ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- KTUU is experiencing issues with the feed of news updates to its iPhone mobile application. Web employees are working on the problem and hope to have it resolved soon. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
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by Channel 2 News staff | August 14, 2010
Channel 2 will present an hour-long special Tuesday night at 7 p.m., “Remembering Ted Stevens.” We will take a look back at the former U.S. senator's life and career, and talk to some of the people who were impacted by his work. We will also be airing Stevens' memorial service Wednesday at 2 p.m live from the Anchorage Baptist Temple, with a live stream here on KTUU.com. The event is open to the public. We are inviting you to share your memories as well. You can e-mail your thoughts or photos with Stevens to news_desk@ktuu.com, or add comments to our Ted Stevens memorial page.
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By Tim Akimoff and Channel 2 News | March 26, 2012
Tracy Sabo, a veteran journalist with CNN, has been named the new KTUU-TV Channel 2 news director, general manager Andy MacLeod announced on Monday. Sabo comes to Alaska from Dallas, Tx and a 19-year career with CNN, where she produced both domestic and international coverage. She has worked as the national assignment editor and as a CNN radio anchor at the network's headquarters in Atlanta, Ga. "Channel 2 News has a tremendous reputation, both inside and outside Alaska for its comprehensive news coverage," Sabo said.
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October 7, 2013
Grace Jang is an investigative reporter for Channel 2 News. Grace 's journalism career began in the community news division of the Los Angeles Times, where she became a reporter in the San Fernando Valley bureau. Grace has also worked as a crime reporter for City News Service, contributed to Associated Press stories and worked as a senior writer at KoreAm Journal, a monthly Korean-American magazine. Her TV news career began at Television Korea 24, a Los Angeles-based cable news channel.
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By Austin Baird and Channel 2 News | October 4, 2013
The neatly-trimmed brown poodle walking in front of Lynne Koral may seem at a glance like a pet, but a closer look reveals 2-year-old Noelle is something more. Koral has gotten used to explaining the difference. "I need a cab, and I have a service animal," Koral said from her Anchorage living room after an interview Friday with KTUU. "Oh, we have to look for a pet-friendly driver," the dispatcher said. "This isn't a pet. It's a service animal. Do you know the difference?"
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By Neil Torquiano and Channel 2 News | October 1, 2013
Construction crews are scrambling to finish construction projects before winter temperatures arrive. KTUU Channel 2 News has a new building in the works and construction crews finished putting up the structural steel frame in the last few weeks. The new building is located at 40th Avenue and Denali Street about a block and half from 701 E. Tudor Road. Officials with Nesser Construction say once the ground starts to freeze, work on the exterior part of the building will shut down.
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By Neil Torquiano and Channel 2 News | July 26, 2013
In honor of the late senator, the fourth Saturday in July has been designated Ted Stevens day, to recognize Stevens' love for the Alaskan outdoors. July 27, 2013 marks the third annual Stevens day and communities across the state will hold events. Anchorage Cuddy Family Park, 201 40th Ave. 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. The Parks Foundation and the Ted Stevens foundation will hold a dedication for the newest accessible playground at Cuddy Family park at 201 40th Avenue, near the Loussac Library.
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By Neil Torquiano and Channel 2 News | July 22, 2013
DeeDee Jonrowe joined a prestigious list Sunday afternoon after being inducted into the Mushers Hall of Fame in Wasilla. The Wasilla-Knik Historical Society bestowed the honors on the musher, known for numerous mushing victories in the Copper Basin 300 and the Klondike 300 and winning her battle with cancer in 2002. “As time goes on and on more, I find that dogs have defined my life,” Jonrowe said. “I loved 'em when I was little and now I think they define every aspect of my life.” She was born in Frankfurt, Germany and moved to the state in the 1970s.
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July 20, 2013
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By Neil Torquiano and Channel 2 News | July 15, 2013
The village on top of the world held its Nalukataq, a celebration following a successful whaling season, Saturday (July 13) in Barrow, Alaska. It's a time to give thanks and distribute whale meat within the community. Officials say the Nalukataq almost didn't happen this time around due in part to poor whaling conditions. The event has been typically held in June, but it wasn't until just a few weeks ago that Captain Jacob Adams' crew caught the one and only whale for Barrow.
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By Neil Torquiano and Channel 2 News | July 13, 2013
The Egan Center in downtown Anchorage will be closed for a few weeks for some renovation. The longtime convention center will replace escalators that are now 30-years-old and no longer up to code. The old escalators were 42 feet long and were removed by a six feet by six feet hole in the ceiling. On Friday, heavy equipment prepared to hoist the old escalators out of the roof with new additions will be installed next week. The new escalators, funded with state money, will be more energy efficient and faster, wider, and can handle more people.
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By Neil Torquiano and Channel 2 News | June 30, 2013
Anchorage dog owners and their four-legged friends gathered Saturday afternoon for third annual Pawstice event. Nearly a hundred families showed up at to gathering at Ruth Arcand Park on Abbott Road. There were many fun activities like food, live music and even a blessing of the animals. “I think that it's also a great way to bring several awesome non-profit organizations together who love dogs,” David Jensen, Pawstice Host, said. Lots of [the]
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By Neil Torquiano and Channel 2 News | June 22, 2013
Goose Lake played headquarters for the ninth annual “Sand Castle Beach Party,” by the Anchorage Parks and Rec. Despite the hovering clouds, more than 120 beach enthusiasts showed up Friday to the lake located near the University of Alaska Anchorage. “Well, we were building a sand castle and well, we were deciding to make a mini Hogwarts, but then it kind of turned out a little bad so we just decided to make [something] instead,” said Sophie Mayers, a young sand castle enthusiast.
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