Daysha Eaton, KSKA - Anchorage
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Lindsey Holmes, who serves Anchorage district 19 in the House of Representatives, switched parties just after she was elected last year. A group of voters hoping to recall her is getting ready to submit their application to the division of elections.
The National Weather Service issued a ‘red flag’ warning for portions of Southcentral Alaska on Thursday. And burn bans are going in effect around the state.
Normally, students in the Anchorage School District would be starting summer school in the next week or two, but funding cuts have canceled the program for the first time in recent memory. The cuts will impact struggling students most — especially immigrant, refugee and other students learning English.
Alaska Pacific University is lowering their tuition more than 30 percent. The president of the Anchorage private liberal arts college says the change will make a college education more affordable for Alaskans, and hopefully, boost their enrollment.
Anchorage School District administrators are reacting to the U.S. Department of Education’s announcement that Alaska will receive a waiver from the ‘No Child Left Behind’ (NCLB) law.
It may not feel like spring yet in Anchorage, but that’s not stopping the Farmer’s Markets from opening.
The Anchorage Assembly heard from the public on an ordinance that would change the way public testimony conducted, last night. Despite the issue being placed at the end of the agenda and testimony beginning after 9 p.m., many lined up to speak.
The serial killer who committed suicide in an Anchorage jail late last year confessed to murdering at least eleven people across the country. But Israel Keyes didn’t name names. And as investigators try to figure out who he killed, they’re running into a surprising stumbling block: There is no congressionally mandated national database for missing adults. Click to watch animation of Keyes’ travels.
The ‘Write-in Nick Moe’ campaign has announced they will not challenge the results of the Anchorage Municipal Election in West Anchorage’s District 3. Thousands of voters wrote-in Moe’s name on the ballot, but even after a hand-count election, election officials say Moe lost by more than 500 votes. Also today, Anchorage attorneys today denied an application to hold a referendum repealing the controversial ordinance that limits unions *and inspired Moe to jump into the race.
Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan is announcing a major redevelopment of Ship Creek. The public will have several opportunities to weigh in on what it should look like this week.
This weekend, the Anchorage Municipal Clerk’s office released updated numbers for the April 2nd Municipal Election, including for the close race in West Anchorage’s District 3. By Saturday evening, Ernie Hall had widened the gap between he and the write-ins, leading by more than 300 votes.
Some Ballots Thrown Out of Anchorage Election Because of Officials’ Error, New results expected Friday
About 100 ballots from the 2013 Municipal Election were rejected during a public canvas held at city hall last night. The canvas, led by the Anchorage Election Commission, lasted several hours.
The Anchorage Assembly got an update on how the review of ballots from last week’s election is going at last night’s regular Assembly meeting. KSKA’s Daysha Eaton has more.
Anchorage Police Department officials say the man shot and killed by officers in a downtown supermarket parking lot Friday night had a semi-automatic handgun. The man was identified as Detlef Wulf, a 27 year old with a long criminal record. KSKA’s Daysha Eaton has the story.
The Anchorage Assembly Chair says he’s going to introduce a new ordinance that will better outline how public hearings work. Meanwhile, Anchorage union leaders have applied to hold a referendum that could repeal a controversial ordinance recently passed by the Assembly. KSKA’s Daysha Eaton has more.
The election commission has started reviewing question ballots from Tuesday’s municipal election in Anchorage. But they won’t be counting absentees until next week. KSKA’S Daysha Eaton has the story.
There were four bond propositions for infrastructure projects on the Anchorage Municipal ballot Tuesday, and they all passed.