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Daysha Eaton, KYUK - Bethel

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Special Shelter for Mentally Ill in the Works

Special Shelter for Mentally Ill in the Works

Homeless advocates are working toward opening a special shelter for some of the city’s most vulnerable homeless people. They’re hoping to open the city’s first overnight shelter for the mentally ill.

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October 22, 2013 - 2:14 pm
Photo by Daysha Eaton, KSKA - Anchorage.

More Safety Center Vans Deployed as Shelter Rules Tighten

This week social service providers held a town hall at Beans Cafe to discuss winter safety with Anchorage’s homeless community. Keeping warm and safe outdoors is more important this winter than ever because the city’s homeless shelter is going back to a rule that kicks people out if they’re not making progress toward finding permanent housing.

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October 18, 2013 - 4:12 pm
Anchorage Police Chief Mark Mew press conference April 8, 2013.

Short-Staffed APD Goes High Tech To Combat Spiking Crime Rates

The Anchorage Police Department will soon be using new mapping software to track crime around the city in nearly real-time. The announcement comes in the wake of an annual FBI report that says serious crime was up last year in Anchorage in nearly every category.

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October 16, 2013 - 3:33 pm
Shelter Says 30 Days and You’re Out … If You Don’t Follow the Rules

Shelter Says 30 Days and You’re Out … If You Don’t Follow the Rules

With cold temperatures right around the corner, Anchorage’s main homeless shelter is reviving a former time limit rule.

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October 15, 2013 - 10:10 am
Early Research on Karluk Looks Hopeful

Early Research on Karluk Looks Hopeful

Karluk Manor, an apartment complex for homeless alcoholics in Anchorage, has been open nearly two years. Officials say the program is starting to make a difference. Preliminary findings by researchers at University of Alaska seem to confirm their observations.

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October 15, 2013 - 9:55 am
Karluk Manor Facility. Photo by RurAL CAP.

Early Research on Karluk Looks Hopeful

Karluk Manner, an apartment complex for homeless alcoholics in Anchorage, has been open nearly two years. Officials say the program is starting to make a difference. Preliminary findings by researchers at University of Alaska seem to confirm their observations.

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October 14, 2013 - 5:34 pm
Shelter Says 30 Days and You’re Out … If You Don’t Follow the Rules

Shelter Says 30 Days and You’re Out … If You Don’t Follow the Rules

With cold temperatures right around the corner, Anchorage’s main homeless shelter is reviving a former time limit rule.

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October 14, 2013 - 5:33 pm
Assembly Postpones Decision on AO-37, Traini Proposes Repeal

Assembly Postpones Decision on AO-37, Traini Proposes Repeal

The Anchorage Assembly continued hearing testimony on two proposals about when to hold a vote whether a controversial labor ordinance should be overturned.

October 9, 2013 - 10:45 pm
Anchorage Assembly: Indoor Tennis Courts On Hold, Labor Law Hearing Wednesday

Anchorage Assembly: Indoor Tennis Courts On Hold, Labor Law Hearing Wednesday

A plan to build indoor tennis courts was put on hold at the regular Anchorage Assembly meeting Tuesday night.

October 9, 2013 - 1:19 am
Big Wind Storm Predicted to Hit Anchorage During Morning Commute

Big Wind Storm Predicted to Hit Anchorage During Morning Commute

The first big wind storm of the season is forecast to hit early Tuesday Morning. With lots of wet weather and the ground still unfrozen, the National Weather Service says Anchorage should be prepared for some downed trees and power outages.

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October 7, 2013 - 5:13 pm
Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan at the announcement of his proposed 2013 municipal budget on Oct. 4, 2012. Photo by Daysha Eaton, KSKA - Anchorage

2014 Proposed Muni Budget Hikes Bus Fares, Ambulance Rides, Holds Property Taxes

The proposed 2014 budget for the Municipality of Anchorage is out and it’s $4.5 million less than last year’s.

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October 4, 2013 - 12:16 pm
Representative Les Gara.

Alaska Loses 600 Teachers, Staff Over Past 3 Years

Alaska’s largest school districts lost over 600 teachers and staff over the past three years. That’s the conclusion of a report produced by the Legislature’s research department.

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October 3, 2013 - 12:20 pm
Photo by Daysha Eaton, KSKA - Anchorage

Why Are Old Apartment Complexes Burning Down In Anchorage?

A 38-unit apartment complex burned down in the Anchorage neighborhood of Mountain View last month, leaving dozens of people homeless. So far this year, there have been 20 fire calls to multifamily dwellings where the fire spread beyond the room where it started and at least five of them did major damage. All the fires burned older buildings that don’t have to meet modern fire code standards.

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October 1, 2013 - 5:30 pm
Photo by Daysha Eaton, KSKA - Anchorage.

Alaska Red Cross Gets Mobile Response Unit

The Red Cross of Alaska unveiled a new Mobile Emergency Response Communications Center at their headquarters in Anchorage Tuesday afternoon.

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October 1, 2013 - 4:35 pm
Task Force Says Assembly Broke Charter Rules

Task Force Says Assembly Broke Charter Rules

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.

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September 26, 2013 - 2:20 pm
A Week Later, Shelter Still Home for Mountain View Fire Victims

A Week Later, Shelter Still Home for Mountain View Fire Victims

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.

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September 25, 2013 - 5:11 pm
When Will Voters Weigh in on Anchorage Labor Law?

When Will Voters Weigh in on Anchorage Labor Law?

Anchorage Assembly members introduced two ordinances at their regular meeting Tuesday night that would suspend voting on a controversial labor initiative.

September 24, 2013 - 8:08 pm
Photo by Daysha Eaton, KSKA - Anchorage

Dozens Sheltered by Red Cross after Anchorage Apartment Fire

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.

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September 20, 2013 - 5:44 pm
Union supporters rally in protest of AO37 outside an Assembly meeting in February. Photo by Daysha Eaton, KSKA - Anchorage.

Anchorage Labor Law Headed for Alaska Supreme Court

There’s been another twist in the saga of Anchorage’s controversial labor law.

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September 20, 2013 - 5:43 pm
James Clinton. Photo courtesy of the Anchorage Police Department.

Badly Beaten Anchorage Teen Identified

Police have released the name of a young man who was found beaten unconscious in an abandoned building in Downtown Anchorage Monday night. The victim has been identified as James Clinton, 18, of Anchorage.

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September 19, 2013 - 5:01 pm