Daysha Eaton, KSKA - Anchorage
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A citizens’ task force charged with reviewing the Anchorage Assembly’s public hearing process has released a draft of their recommendations. One of their conclusions is that the Assembly erred in cutting off public testimony about a controversial labor law.
It’s been about a week since fire ripped through Glynwood Manor, a 38-unit apartment complex in the Mountain View neighborhood of Anchorage. Investigators are still trying to figure out the cause. Meantime, 32 people are still living at a Red Cross Shelter at the Fairview Recreation Center.
Anchorage Assembly members introduced two ordinances at their regular meeting Tuesday night that would suspend voting on a controversial labor initiative.
Dozens of people displaced by a fire yesterday in the Mountain View neighborhood of Anchorage will sleep at a shelter tonight. The fire burned a 38-unit apartment building, which is a total loss.
There’s been another twist in the saga of Anchorage’s controversial labor law.
A young man is in critical condition after being beaten in an abandoned building in downtown Anchorage.
In Anchorage, it looks like supporters of a ballot measure that would repeal a controversial labor ordinance passed by the Anchorage Assembly earlier this year have gathered the signatures needed to put the issue before voters.
Forecaster Dave Snider, with the National Weather Service, said rain is normal this time of year, but no break in the rainfall is unusual. “Today [Friday] is the 18th consecutive day of measurable rain since August the 27th,” he said. So that ties the record that was set back in 1919. It’s been a long time since it’s rained this much for this long.”
Step into a remote fish camp. Listen to a Dena’ina love song composed in 1915. Those are couple of the experiences Anchorage Museum visitors can expect when they tour the first comprehensive exhibit bringing together the language, history and artifacts of the original inhabitants of Southcentral Alaska – the Dena’ina Athabascans. It opens Sunday at the Anchorage Museum.
The Anchorage School Board unanimously approved a new contract for teachers on Monday night. The district saved money in two ways, by not providing benefits for some part-time teachers and by issuing bonuses that do not count toward benefits for other teachers instead of increasing their salaries.
Protestors converged on a Walmart in South Anchorage on Wednesday to demand the megastore carry Alaska Salmon. The protest comes on the eve of a big meeting between Walmart and state officials. The company doesn’t carry frozen salmon labeled from Alaska because it doesn’t meet their certification standard.
A citizens’ task force to advise the Assembly in its development of procedures for public testimony met at the Loussac Library, seeking input from the Anchorage community Tuesday night.
A citizen’s task force on public hearings held it’s first public meeting seeking input from the Anchorage community Tuesday night.
Anchorage teachers have a new contract. It gives them a small raise that doesn’t keep up with the cost of living and eliminates benefits for part-time educators.