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Zachariah Hughes, KSKA - Anchorage

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Early Voting in Anchorage Mayor’s Race Poised to Break Record

The Clerk’s Office gathered 7,283 early in-person votes and requests for absentee ballots by midday Monday, which is about 10.2% of the total number of voters who came to the polls for the last mayoral election.

April 6, 2015
Community Support Surges For Sudanese Refugees Targeted By Vandalism

Community Support Surges For Sudanese Refugees Targeted By Vandalism

A weekend incident in the Anchorage neighborhood of Spenard has left a group of refugees from the Darfur region of Sudan unsure over their safety. It also brought neighbors and police out to show support.

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April 3, 2015
Ethan Berkowitz. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage)

Anchorage Mayoral Candidate: Ethan Berkowitz

With Anchorage’s local election just around the corner, KSKA and Alaska Public media are bringing you a look at those running for mayor. As KSKA’s Zachariah Hughes reports, Ethan Berkowitz hopes to draw on his political background from Juneau to improve local government in Anchorage.

April 3, 2015
Anchorage Mayoral Candidate: Andrew Halcro

Anchorage Mayoral Candidate: Andrew Halcro

With Anchorage’s local election just around the corner, KSKA and Alaska Public media are bringing you a look at those running for mayor. As KSKA’s Zachariah Hughes reports, Andrew Halcro wants to use ideas from the private sector to upgrade Anchorage government.

April 3, 2015
Lance Ahern. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage)

Anchorage Mayoral Candidate: Lance Ahern

With Anchorage’s local election just around the corner, KSKA and Alaska Public media are bringing you a look at those running for mayor. As KSKA’s Zachariah Hughes reports, Lance Ahern aims to use his experiences in the tech sector to reduce costs and improve local government.

April 3, 2015
Dustin Darden. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage)

Anchorage Mayoral Candidate: Dustin Darden

With Anchorage’s local election just around the corner, KSKA and Alaska Public media are bringing you a look at those running for mayor. As KSKA’s Zachariah Hughes reports, Dustin Darden is bringing his past as a tradesman and strong religious beliefs to the campaign.

April 3, 2015
Paul Bauer. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage)

Anchorage Mayoral Candidate: Paul Bauer

With Anchorage’s local election just around the corner, KSKA and Alaska Public media are bringing you a look at those running for mayor. As KSKA’s Zachariah Hughes reports, candidate Paul Bauer plans on bringing fiscal prudence to the office.

April 3, 2015
Amy Demboski. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage)

Anchorage Mayoral Candidate: Amy Demboski

With Anchorage’s local election just around the corner, KSKA and Alaska Public media are bringing you a look at those running for mayor. As KSKA’s Zachariah Hughes reports, Amy Demboski is running on her conservative record over the last two years on the Anchorage Assembly.

April 3, 2015
Timothy Huit. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage)

Anchorage Mayoral Candidate: Timothy Huit

With Anchorage’s local election just around the corner, KSKA and Alaska Public media are bringing you a look at those running for mayor. As KSKA’s Zachariah Hughes reports, Timothy Huit is hoping to bring his background in small business and social work to the office.

April 3, 2015
Dan Coffey. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage)

Anchorage Mayoral Candidate: Dan Coffey

With Anchorage’s local election just around the corner, KSKA and Alaska Public media are bringing you a look at those running for mayor. As KSKA’s Zachariah Hughes reports, Dan Coffey brings years of experience in local government and business to his campaign, which is both an asset and a liability.

April 3, 2015

Conservative Mayoral Candidates Compete With Each Other to Run Against Lone Liberal

With less than a week until the election, Berkowitz has tens of thousands more in cash than anyone else, suggesting he is budgeting for a runoff while conservative candidates fight just to be part of one.

April 1, 2015
Official Day of Remembrance for Good Friday Earthquake Becoming Law Across Alaska

Official Day of Remembrance for Good Friday Earthquake Becoming Law Across Alaska

Both the state bill and local version in Anchorage came about from one man, the lone survivor of the National Guard unit that died leaving Valdez.

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March 31, 2015

“Leave Alaska,” Assault on Property Leaves Sudanese Immigrants in Spenard Concerned

An incident over the weekend has alarmed members of an immigrant community in Anchorage. However, officials are stopping short of labeling it a hate crime.

March 30, 2015
Legislature Diving Into Anchorage’s Violent Crime, Potentially Bringing New Funds

Legislature Diving Into Anchorage’s Violent Crime, Potentially Bringing New Funds

Legislators in Juneau heard testimony Friday on why violent crime appears to be rising, and what assistance state law-makers may be able to provide through appropriations.

March 27, 2015
As Legal Landscape Changes, A New Marijuana Club Opens Its Doors in Anchorage

As Legal Landscape Changes, A New Marijuana Club Opens Its Doors in Anchorage

Just a week after a high profile raid on another operation, a new marijuana club is making sure its neighbors, customers, and the police are all on the same page as they open for business.

March 26, 2015

$50 Million For SAP Software To Come On-Line, Says Anchorage Candidate For Mayor

The criticisms are part of the politicking ahead of the April 7th election, but carry extra weight because of how close the candidate is to the topic.

March 23, 2015

Proposal to Privatize Trash Already Drawing Criticism in Anchorage

Mayor Dan Sullivan is considering privatizing part of the municipality’s trash collections service. But some members of the Anchorage Assembly are upset at not just the prospect, but the process.

March 20, 2015

Officials ID Port Accident Victim

Officials have identified the victim of a fatal accident at the Port of Anchorage last Friday as Charlie Tom “WD” James, Jr.

March 18, 2015

Anchorage Homicides, Shootings A Spike, Not Trend Say Officials

Since the start of the year, Anchorage has seen eight homicides and a spate of shootings. Today, officials say the incidents in Alaska’s largest city is a spike, (but) not an overall rise in violent crime. The press conference at City Hall was, just hours after a stabbing victim was pronounced dead following an early morning dispute.

March 16, 2015
A Facebook post from a volunteer with the Alaska Republican Assembly PAC that the group's president says is a work in progress for ads they will be buying soon.

Demboski Draws Mat-Su PAC Support for Anchorage Mayor

A conservative Political Action Committee in the Mat-Su valley is wading into the Anchorage mayor’s race. The Palmer-based group is endorsing Amy Demboski’s mayoral campaign, in part because of her stance on a contentious equal rights measure.

March 12, 2015