Historic fishing vessel gets new home in downtown Kodiak

Historic fishing vessel gets new home in downtown Kodiak

The Most (And Least) Toxic Places In America

Every year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires most large industrial facilities to report the volume of toxic chemicals they release into the environment.

The EPA takes this data and consolidates it into the Toxic Releases Inventory (TRI), which is then used to set environmental policies in place.

We analyzed this data along with Priceonomics customer Ode, a company that creates environmentally conscious cleaning products. So we got interested in the information buried in these massive, hard-to-understand reports. What are the most commonly released toxins? In which states and cities are the most chemicals emitted? Which industries contribute the most to this pollution?

Summary of findings:

As a state, Alaska produces the most toxins (834 million pounds)
Zinc and lead compounds (common products of the mining industry) are the most common toxins
Metal mining accounts for 1.5 billion pounds of toxins, while chemicals (515 million) ranks second
On a county level, the Northwest Arctic of Alaska leads the list, but multiple Nevada counties round out the top 5
Kotzebue, AK, produces the most toxins as a city (756 million pounds), and Indianapolis (10.9 million) produces the most out of the 100 most populous cities

The Most (And Least) Toxic Places In America

Alaska News November 11, 2017

By Victoria Taylor: Anchorage police investigate downtown shooting
Anyone with information is asked to call APD at 786-8900.
 
 
 
 
By Caslon Hatch: Alaskan soldier killed in Afghanistan honored at Mat-Su Veterans Day Ceremony
 
 
 
 
By KTVA Web Staff: First lady Melania Trump greets soldiers, families at JBER
 
 
 
 
By Scott Gross: Bean’s Café honors Alaskan veterans
 
 
 
 
By Mike Ross: AK Cowboys: Junior rodeo riders head to national competition
 
 
 
 
Thank you Captain Jeff Bayless and Claire Sundgren
By Samantha Angaiak: Alaskans to be honored on Donate Life float at 2018 Rose Parade
 
 
 
 
By Austin Baird: Alaska Senate adjourns session after passing crime bill
 
 
 
 
By KTVA Web Staff: Bank releasing tires held at Johnson Tire Service

First lady Melania Trump greets soldiers, families at JBER

First lady Melania Trump stopped at Anchorage’s Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Friday on her way back from Beijing.

Source: First lady Melania Trump greets soldiers, families at JBER

Mic Check in the Morning: The Lullaby Project

They will be performing a concert at Hiland Mountain Correctional Facility on Saturday, November 18th. The show is open to the public.

Helping women in prison connect with their children, The Lullaby Project teams 15 women incarcerated at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center with 15 musicians. Together they write lullabies for their c….

Mic Check in the Morning: The Lullaby Project

Bear Valley Elementary students learn about meteorology

Melissa will be visiting schools throughout the school year. If you want her to come to your school, email her at weather@ktva.com.

Bear Valley Elementary students learn about meteorology

Literary Roundup | November 10-23, 2017

Thanks to everyone who turned out last night to Jonathan White’s Reading & Craft Talk Series event in Anchorage, and to Indigo Tea Lounge for staying open after hours to host this series! Folks, don’t miss Jonathan’s appearances tonight (11/10/17) in Homer, and Saturday the 11th at UAA Campus Bookstore (details below). SOUTHCENTRAL HOMER | Friday, November 10, 2017 at …

Literary Roundup | November 10-23, 2017

Alaska News November 10, 2017

By KTUU Staff: First Lady Melania Trump schedules stop to visit JBER
 
 
 
 
By Michelle Theriault Boots: This Filipino-American WWII veteran lived to 104 in Anchorage. He’s finally been recognized for his service.
 
 
 
 
By Liz Raines: House calls for action on alleged harassment by Sen. David Wilson
 
 
 
 

By Scott Gross: Empowering woman veterans, celebrating the ‘sheroes’
 
 
 
 
By Heather Hintze: More crimes involving weapons, drugs, stolen cars going to federal court
 
 
 
 
By Dave Goldman: The Dome’s reopening delayed
Many frustrated members also had trouble getting information about their memberships. Then on September 1, the Dome’s fortunes rose again when John Rubini, chair of JL Properties, stepped forward to ensure its rebuild.

The overall project was to cost between $6 million and $6.5 million and would be paid for through investments and donations. Rubini pledged between $1 million and $1.5 million to help see it through.
 
 
 
 

By Patrick Moussignac: Non-opioid alternatives for pain relief
 
 
 
 

By Beth Verge: Community gathers for vigil honoring Keith Aumavae, who remains missing
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: Alaska fisherman medevaced after being hit in the head by a 37 lb block of frozen fish
 
 
 
 
By Mike Ross: Drugs in prison: former inmates give their perspective on the problem
 
 
 
 
By Sidney Sullivan: Eskimo Ninja Warrior teaches Sen. Murkowski the ‘seal hop’

 
 
 
 
By Patrick Enslow: Homer hockey players help injured homeless man
 
 
 
 
By John Tracy: Reality Check: When the math doesn’t add up for Alaska
 
 
 
 
By Samantha Angaiak: University of Alaska Board of Regents approves operating budget
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) – The University of Alaska Board of Regents met Thursday and approved an operating budget proposal of $341 million for the coming year.

UA president Jim Johnsen said the plan is down from $378 million four years ago and up from $317 million in the current fiscal year.

The plan will go to Gov. Bill Walker and the Legislature for consideration.

The board also approved a tuition increase of 5 percent.
 
 
 
 
By Emily Fehrenbacher: On ‘Edge of Alaska,’ a bunch of everyday Alaskans making questionable decisions

Story Time with Aunt Phil: Blue Ticketing

This week in Story Time with Aunt Phil, we take a look at the days of the Gold Rush, and how authorities handled criminals that sprung up in Alaska.

Story Time with Aunt Phil: Blue Ticketing

Empowering woman veterans, celebrating the ‘sheroes’

Thank you for your service!

On Thursday, the Alaska Healthcare System held a celebration to honor Alaska women veterans.

Empowering woman veterans, celebrating the ‘sheroes’

Updated December, 2016