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Daysha Eaton, KYUK - Bethel

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$500 Tickets to be Issued for Spice, Bath Salts

$500 Tickets to be Issued for Spice, Bath Salts

Anchorage has a new law that fines people in possession of the designer drug spice. It’s the city’s second try at cracking down on the drug…after failed attempts with a narrow law that focused on contents that manufacturers change quickly. The Anchorage Assembly acted quickly Tuesday after hearing public testimony on the damage that spice has been doing.

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January 15, 2014 - 4:45 pm
Anchorage Assembly Passes Spice Ticketing Law

Anchorage Assembly Passes Spice Ticketing Law

Anchorage has a new law that fines people in possession of the designer drug spice. It’s the city’s second try at cracking down on the drug…after failed attempts with a narrow law that focused on contents that manufacturers change quickly. The Anchorage Assembly acted quickly after hearing public testimony on the damage that spice has been doing.

January 15, 2014 - 6:44 am
Supreme Court Okay’s Referendum Repealing Controversial Labor Law

Supreme Court Okay’s Referendum Repealing Controversial Labor Law

The Supreme Court of Alaska has ruled that a referendum launched by union supporters to repeal a controversial Anchorage labor ordinance can go ahead.

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January 10, 2014 - 5:20 pm
Image by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage.

Assembly Weighs Election Date Change

An Anchorage Assembly member wants to move the Municipal Election from spring to fall. He says he believes it will boost turnout, which has averaged around 29 percent since 1993. But other Assembly members says it’s a bad idea and want the public to weigh in before any change is made.

January 10, 2014 - 4:38 pm
Supreme Court Okay’s Referendum Repealing Controversial Labor Law

Supreme Court Okay’s Referendum Repealing Controversial Labor Law

The Supreme Court of Alaska has ruled that a referendum launched by union supporters to repeal a controversial Anchorage labor ordinance can go ahead.

January 10, 2014 - 3:01 pm
Alaska Supreme Court Weighs Labor Law Referendum

Alaska Supreme Court Weighs Labor Law Referendum

The Supreme Court is now weighing whether to allow a voter referendum that would repeal Anchorage’s controversial labor law. Attorneys on both sides of the issue made their cases before the justices on Wednesday.

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January 9, 2014 - 5:09 pm
Election Law Revision Before Assembly

Election Law Revision Before Assembly

A new version of Anchorage Election law, or Title 28, will be before the Assembly at their next meeting. Officials began reviewing the law after problems with an election in 2012. KSKA’s Daysha Eaton has more.

January 7, 2014 - 4:46 pm
CH2M Hill Selected to Rescue Anchorage Port Project

CH2M Hill Selected to Rescue Anchorage Port Project

The Engineering firm CH2M Hill has been selected to manage the troubled Port of Anchorage project. The project was shutdown after construction problems a few years ago and remains tied up in lawsuits. but today (Thursday 1/2) officials said it could be on track again this year.

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January 2, 2014 - 5:03 pm
Photo by Daysha Eaton, KSKA - Anchorage.

Bridge Could Be Viable Replacement For Flood-Prone Chester Creek Culvert

Residents who live along Chester Creek near Valley of the Moon Park in Anchorage have been requesting a fix for a flooding culvert for years.

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December 20, 2013 - 4:14 pm
Assembly Approves $4.4 Million for Rec Center, Tennis Courts

Assembly Approves $4.4 Million for Rec Center, Tennis Courts

Last night the Anchorage Assembly finally decided the issue of a state-funded recreation center with tennis courts. Assembly members approved 4-point-4 million-dollars for the project.

December 18, 2013 - 7:57 am
State Senators Question Anchorage Tennis Court Funds

State Senators Question Anchorage Tennis Court Funds

The state’s legislative affairs agency released an opinion on Tuesday saying state grant money shouldn’t be used to build a recreation center with indoor tennis courts. The controversial proposal to build a new rec center is on the agenda again at the Anchorage Assembly meeting on Tuesday night.

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December 17, 2013 - 3:44 pm

Study Investigates Two Decades Of APD Officer-Involved Shootings

A study released today of Anchorage police shootings over the past 20 years has produced conflicting data. Although minority citizens are disproportionately involved in police shootings, the majority shot by officers were white. The study attempts to show the recipe for officer-involved shootings and says vehicles are used as weapons in many cases.

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December 11, 2013 - 5:38 pm
Major AHFC Mixed Development in the Works for Mountain View

Major AHFC Mixed Development in the Works for Mountain View

The state-owned housing agency is trying something innovative to increase access to affordable housing in Anchorage. The Alaska Housing Finance Corporation is developing mixed housing in East Anchorage that will combine low income apartments with regular ones.

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December 9, 2013 - 5:08 pm
Mayor Serves Assembly New Tennis Proposal

Mayor Serves Assembly New Tennis Proposal

After two months of back and forth about whether a rec center with public tennis courts should be built in Anchorage with grant money from the state legislature, the city assembly voted the idea down at their regular meeting Tuesday night, but Mayor Dan Sullivan has already introduced a new proposal.

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December 4, 2013 - 4:38 pm
Assembly Says No On Tennis

Assembly Says No On Tennis

After two months of back and forth about whether a rec center with public tennis courts should be built with grant money from the state legislature, the Anchorage assembly voted the idea down at their regular meeting Tuesday night.

December 4, 2013 - 9:58 am
Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army.

FAA approves UAS Above JBER, New Runway Installed

Unmanned Aircraft Systems, or UAS, will soon be flying more often over Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Soldiers assigned to the aircraft just tested out a new runway on the base earlier this month. Officials say it will allow more training on the remotely piloted aircraft in Anchorage.

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November 25, 2013 - 3:37 pm
Graphic courtesy of the National Weather Service.

Ice Coats Southcentral; Snow, Ice Expected Overnight

Freezing rain created hazardous driving conditions across Southcentral Alaska today and the roads aren’t much better tonight. Freezing rain began coating snow at around 9 a.m. By noon cars were stranded across Anchorage and the People Mover Bus system shut down.

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November 22, 2013 - 4:05 pm
Image courtesy of the National Weather Service.

Icy Storm Hammers Southcentral Alaska

Icy roads are creating hazardous driving conditions in Southcentral Alaska today. Freezing rain began coating snow at around 9am. By noon cars were stranded across Anchorage and the People Mover bus system had shut down.

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November 22, 2013 - 2:30 pm
ASD Surveys Community on Budget Cuts

ASD Surveys Community on Budget Cuts

Going into 2014, the Anchorage School District faces more budget cuts. The gap is big: $21 million, caused four years of flat funding from the governor combined with general cost of living increases. The School Board recently held three community meetings to gauge what the residents value as the district approaches the next round of cuts.

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November 21, 2013 - 4:30 pm
Tennis Decision Postponed, Assembly Questions Funding

Tennis Decision Postponed, Assembly Questions Funding

The Anchorage Assembly heard final testimony Tuesday on what has become a controversial proposal to build a rec center in the city with indoor tennis courts. The Assembly never asked for money for the project and accusations flew about how the tennis appropriation came about.

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November 20, 2013 - 4:41 pm