During its Tuesday night meeting, the Anchorage Assembly approved the city's 2016 budget, which totals just under $481 million dollars.
After two rounds of public testimony and Assembly amendments, The Berkowitz Administration's $481 million budget goes up for a vote.
In it's Friday meeting, the state's Marijuana Control Board adopted an amendment creating a permit option that will allow for on-site consumption. The measure opens the door for commercial marijuana retailers to set up areas where patrons can use marijuana products.
State and federal officials as well as community groups spread all over Alaska have expressed alarm over rising rates of use and abuse. Juneau in particular has been the subject has gotten attention lately for a spate of heroin and opiate related overdoses.
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The state is set to finalize commercial marijuana regulations. But several controversial sticking points have yet to be settled, including rules for on-site consumption.
The Anchorage Fire Department is expecting a substantial budget shortfall.
As city leaders work to increase the size of the Anchorage Police Department, they're also beginning efforts to boost diversity within the force. But it's off to a lukewarm start, bumping up to a familiar problem: Enticing enough new recruits to fill an Academy.
An investigation into the state's Department of Corrections finds numerous problems that have contributed to dozens of recent deaths within Alaska's prisons and jails.
The Alaska LNG special session came to a close last week. It was the third special session held this year. Zachariah Hughes hosts a reporter's roundtable diving into the complex issues surround the LNG project. What decisions came out of this session? And what exactly does this mean for Alaska?
As you may have heard, Alaska has the highest rate of veterans in the nation. Not the most vets -- our 70,000 is a drop in the bucket compared to bigger states with more retirees, like California and Florida.
The revised law elevates offenses to misdemeanors, giving police the ability to build larger cases addressing supply and distribution.
The Anchorage Assembly passed a measure giving law enforcement more options combating the synthetic drug spice, as well as updating the municipal fine schedule and modifying the penalty for texting while driving.
The Anchorage Assembly meets Tuesday evening to weigh in on a wide range of issues, tentatively casting votes on everything from speeding tickets to Spice.
What impacts might the closing of rural schools have on the state? Influential members of the Legislature have started talking about possibly raising the state’s minimum number of students it takes to keep qualify for state education funding. Currently, that number is ten students. Advocates say that with the state facing a dire revenues shortfall, the state needs to reconsider how it pays for education. Critics say the change could close more than sixty schools in small communities, disproportionately hurting rural Alaskans for the sake of short-term savings.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation wrapped up a two-day assessment of how to respond to a nuclear bomb discovered at the Port of Anchorage.
An exhibit at the Anchorage Museum is showcasing wild works made with exceptionally radical methods.
With calls for help and emergency transports staying frustratingly high, the drug is exacting a toll not just on users, but paramedics and firefighters, as well.
Florian Schulz's ambitious shots of polar bears and bowhead whales lend arresting aesthetics to a message of conservation.
The minor fiscal move fits within a more contentious conversation about public safety staffing.
A meeting of the city's public safety committee was dominated by personnel discussing the toll its taking on their staff, resources, and budgets.