Daysha Eaton, KSKA - Anchorage
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The Anchorage Assembly passed a rewrite of municipal labor law by a vote of 6-5 at their regular meeting Tuesday night.
The Anchorage School Board said good bye to Jim Browder and swore in a new Superintendent at their meeting Monday night. KSKA’s Daysha Eaton was there and has this story.
Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan has rejected an offer to freeze wages of city workers in exchange for tabling a controversial ordinance that would limit unions. KSKA’s Daysha Eaton has the story.
Anchorage School District Superintendent Jim Browder will retire in June after less than one year on the job, and his replacement has already been chosen. The announcement came after a closed door meeting between School Board members and Superintendent Jim Browder at the Anchorage School District Education Center.
The Anchorage Assembly has passed an ordinance allowing Anchorage bars to stay open an hour later. But they won’t be able to serve alcohol that extra hour. The ordinance is aimed at reducing problems downtown at closing time.
The Anchorage Assembly voted 6 to 3 to shut down public testimony on a controversial proposal that would limit unions last night (Monday, 3/11). KSKA’s Daysha Eaton has the story.
For years, Airport Heights Elementary School has had a hard time attracting students from the neighborhood right next door. The school has struggled with low achievement scores and those statistics have convinced dozens of neighborhood parents to drive their kids to higher performing schools in the district. But this year, teachers and administrators at Airport Heights have started an initiative they hope will lure those families back.
Anchorage School Superintendent Jim Browder is speaking out publicly for the first time about his decision to look for other jobs. After just 8 months with the Anchorage School District, he announced Friday that he might be moving on.
President Obama announced this morning (friday, 3/1) that Congressional leaders had failed to reach a agreement to avoid sequestration. This triggers automatic spending cuts to balance the budget. Communities around the country are bracing for the cuts. As KSKA’s Daysha Eaton tells us, that includes Anchorage.
Hundreds of union workers turned out to testify before the Anchorage Assembly Wednesday night, against an ordinance that could limit unions.
After a decade of revisions, the Anchorage Assembly passed Title 21 Tuesday night. Several versions of the Assembly have been revising Title 21, or Anchorage land-use law, for about 10 years. At their regular meeting Tuesday night the current assembly finally approved it, with more than 150 amendments.
The Anchorage School Board passed their budget last night with one amendment restoring some counselors. The Board heard final public testimony then passed budget passed 6-1.
Attorneys representing labor unions made a presentation to members of the Anchorage Assembly at a work session at city hall Wednesday (3/20). They outlined their concerns about an ordinance to limit unions that was recently proposed by Mayor Dan Sullivan. The Mayor also launched a media campaign supporting his proposal. KSKA’s Daysha Eaton has the story.
Anchorage Police shot and killed a man they were pursuing earlier Tuesday. The man who died is 25 year old Carl Richard Bowie the III of Anchorage. The incident started around 10 a.m. when the Anchorage Police Department received a call about a man prowling around cars at the Dimond Center parking lot. Officers followed the man who was driving a truck that was reported stolen from a southwest Anchorage neighborhood Tuesday morning. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle but the driver continued into a residential neighborhood in South Anchorage. Anchorage Police Chief Mark Mew says that’s when officers fired.
Anchorage Assembly members met with Mayor Dan Sullivan and Municipal attorneys Friday (2/15) for a work session on the Mayor’s proposal to limit unions. Ordinance number 37 is aimed at cutting costs and limiting the union power of municipal workers. It was introduced at the Anchorage Assembly last week, where and estimated more than 1-thousand people showed up to rally against it. KSKA’s Daysha Eaton has the story.