Daysha Eaton, KSKA - Anchorage
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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.
Teachers headed to the Northwest Arctic Borough School District spent some time learning Inupiaq language, crafts and culture at a traditional fish camp this summer in preparation for their new jobs. The camp is one of two in the state that’s are part of an effort to improve cultural understanding among incoming teachers and to help with teacher retention. And it seems to be working.
The Alaska Native Cultural Charter School, in Anchorage, has a new and bigger home – just in time for the new school year.
The Anchorage Assembly unanimously passed a new version of an ordinance that allows bars to stay open for an extra ‘safety’ hour so that patrons can filter out slowly. The assembly hopes the new version of the law will increase participation in a program aimed at curbing problems at closing time.