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Daysha Eaton, KYUK - Bethel

Daysha Eaton is the News Director at KYUK in Bethel.

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
Assembly Passes Budget: Library Funded, Bus Fares to Go Up

Assembly Passes Budget: Library Funded, Bus Fares to Go Up

The Anchorage Assembly passed a $467 million municipal budget for 2014 Tuesday evening. It’s about half a million dollars more than the one proposed by Mayor Dan Sullivan.

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November 20, 2013 - 9:09 am
Sullivan: More Patrols Downtown to Curb Crime

Sullivan: More Patrols Downtown to Curb Crime

More police officers will be patrolling downtown Anchorage late at night when the bars let out, starting this weekend. Officers will patrol in cars and on foot downtown overnight on the weekends.

November 15, 2013 - 2:56 pm
Soldiers To Begin UAV Training

Soldiers To Begin UAV Training

Paratroopers from the same brigade – the 425th Brigade special Troops Battalion on JBER – will also be testing out some drones while they’re in Anchorage.

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November 14, 2013 - 5:11 pm
Taxi Ordinance Garners No Support At Assembly Meeting

Taxi Ordinance Garners No Support At Assembly Meeting

The Anchorage Assembly has been crafting an ordinance that will overhaul the permitting process for taxicabs, limousines as well as chauffeurs and dispatch services and other vehicles for hire. Dozens from the industry testified on the issue at Tuesday’s regular meeting and virtually nobody liked it.

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November 13, 2013 - 5:38 pm
Mayor Reports Initial Deals with AMEA

Mayor Reports Initial Deals with AMEA

The Municipality of Anchorage has a preliminary agreement with the union which negotiates for the largest number of its employees.

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November 12, 2013 - 6:56 pm
ML&P Power Outage Impacts Downtown

ML&P Power Outage Impacts Downtown

The power has been out in Downtown Anchorage much of the day. A spokesperson for Municipal Light and Power says the outage started around three in the morning and crews have been working all day to fix it.

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November 12, 2013 - 4:46 pm
ML&P Power Outage Impacts Downtown

ML&P Power Outage Impacts Downtown

The power has been out in Downtown Anchorage much of the day. A spokesperson for Municipal Light and Power says the outage started around three in the morning and crews have been working all day to fix it.

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November 12, 2013 - 4:17 pm
Assembly To Hash Out Budget, Bus Fares and Library Funding

Assembly To Hash Out Budget, Bus Fares and Library Funding

During last week’s regular Anchorage Assembly meeting dozens testified at the second public hearing on the 2014 Municipal budget. They were concerned about two things: bus fares and library services.

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November 11, 2013 - 4:59 pm
Public Housing Rent Reform Set for 2014

Public Housing Rent Reform Set for 2014

Alaska Housing Finance Corporation is overhauling the state’s public housing system. Effective April 1st, any family with one able-bodied adult in the household will see yearly rent increases. And after five years, the assistance will end and they’ll be responsible for paying their own rent. The changes will impact those renting public housing and those receiving voucher assistance to rent private units.

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November 8, 2013 - 4:53 pm
Image from Google Street View.

Officials Say Dirt, Birds Doubled ML&P Project Cost

The cost of prep work on a new power plant that Municipal Light and Power is building is now double what it was budgeted at.Anchorage Assembly grilled the power company’s manager the about increased cost at Tuesday’s meeting of the Anchorage Assembly.

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November 7, 2013 - 5:48 pm