Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage
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Sponsors of an initiative to legalize marijuana in Alaska turned in their petition Wednesday to the Lieutenant Governor’s office. More than 45,000 Alaskans signed the petition.
A small plane had to make an emergency landing on Tuesday afternoon on a street in East Anchorage after experiencing engine trouble shortly after takeoff.
The federal program extending unemployment benefits past the 26-week limit offered by the state will end on Dec. 28 unless Congress opts to extend it.
Forty minutes wasn’t enough time to decide Tuesday’s game between the University of Alaska Anchorage and UC Riverside. With the score remaining locked at the end of regulation and after the first 5 minutes of overtime, the UAA Seawolves pulled ahead and held on to win 83-75.
Freezing rain has hit Anchorage and is expected to stick around until this evening, when it is expected to transition into up to 5 inches of snow. The weather and detrimental road conditions have caused the closure or limited service of many entities and services around town. Click here to find a list of known closures.
Paratroopers of the 425 Brigade at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson have to be prepared to leave at a moment’s notice to take on missions ranging from parachuting into a combat zone to providing humanitarian relief for natural disaster victims. On Tuesday, I had a chance to get a glimpse into the life of Alaska’s Airborne soldiers.
Senator Mark Begich addressed the issue of Military Sexual Trauma Treatment at a roundtable discussion at the YWCA in Anchorage last week.
Dan Coffey has filed a letter of intent with APOC to run in Anchorage’s 2015 mayoral election. The 65-year resident of Anchorage, Coffey says this decision has been in the making for a long time.
A massive landslide has blocked the Denali Park Road near mile 37. Crews are already working to clear the road, but they aren’t likely to finish the job until next spring.
Protesters gathered in Anchorage on Wednesday in support of Vic Fischer and Bella Hammond. The crowd was demanding the state call off its efforts to recover $1 million in legal fees from Fischer, Hammond, and their co-plaintiffs in case over the Pebble Mine.
The city of Anchorage is hoping to build a road through green space in the city’s university area. It would be provide additional access to one of the busiest business districts in Anchorage, but neighborhood councils in the area are strongly opposed to the new road. And public feedback at a town hall meeting on Tuesday evening was overwhelmingly negative.
Legislation that passed Congress today will allocate $50 million to clean up the 130 oil and gas wells that were drilled and abandoned by the federal government in the National Petroleum Reserve – Alaska.