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Ethan Berkowitz during his inauguration in Anchorage's Town Square Park in July of 2015. (Photo: Zachariah Hughes, KSKA)

Berkowitz Transition Report Draws on Community, Corporate Solutions Alike

The Berkowitz Administration released an ambitious set of policy aims for Anchorage over the next three years, many representing a dramatic departure from the last administration’s approach to the same problems.

July 27, 2015
Fairbanks Voters To Decide on 5% Pot Tax

Fairbanks Voters To Decide on 5% Pot Tax

City of Fairbanks voters will consider a 5 percent sales tax on marijuana. The city council has approved putting the proposed retail tax before voters in the October municipal election. The tax is an effort to tap unknown revenue that legalized marijuana sales could provide.

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July 24, 2015

Deceased man found near downtown Anchorage

A fourth man in less than two weeks was found dead outside in Anchorage on Thursday late afternoon. The man, who has not been identified by the Anchorage Police Department, was near 3rd Avenue and Karluk Street close to where one man was found last week.

July 23, 2015
A conceptual concept rendering of the KABATA bridge. Image from the Knik Arm Bridge and Toll Authority.

Anchorage To ‘Revisit’ Knik Arm Bridge

AMATS adopts a resolution noting financial, environmental, and community concerns that could see project cut from transportation spending.

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July 23, 2015

Record Numbers Turn Out to Testify Against Anchorage Mega-Projects

AMATS takesk hours of public testimony from dozens of Anchorage residents opposed to the proposed Bragaw Extension and the Knik Arm Bridge.

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July 22, 2015

Public testimony critical of large capital projects in Municipality of Anchorage

An open house held by the Anchorage Metropolitan Area Transportation Solutions, or AMATS, turned out public testimony that was almost unanimously against several large capital projects in the Municipality.

July 22, 2015
Bush Carriers Keep A Close Eye on Aviation Safety

Bush Carriers Keep A Close Eye on Aviation Safety

Hageland Aviation, part of Ravn Air Group, has established an innovative control system that monitors all flights in an effort to ensure safe travel.

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July 21, 2015

Meat Packing Plant on the Chopping Block

Palmer’s state run livestock slaughterhouse is facing budget woes, and the state may privatize the facility.

July 21, 2015
Need for Food Assistance on the Rise as Alaskans Struggle to Make Ends Meet

Need for Food Assistance on the Rise as Alaskans Struggle to Make Ends Meet

Every week in 2014, nearly 6,300 households received free food from food pantries and other programs in Alaska. At some point, most of them had to choose between food or transportation, rent, medical care, or heat. And data from the United Way shows that the need is rising statewide. For some, mobile food pantries help close the budget gap.

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July 20, 2015
Anchorage Logs Three Outdoor Deaths Overnight

Anchorage Logs Three Outdoor Deaths Overnight

The Anchorage Police Department is investigating a spike in homeless deaths during one 12 hour period Monday night through Tuesday morning.

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July 16, 2015
Alaska Shoppers Greet H&M With Gusto

Alaska Shoppers Greet H&M With Gusto

Hundreds waited in line Thursday for global fashion retailer H&M to open its new store in Anchorage. Even as the state feels the squeeze of low oil prices, Alaska shoppers are still keen to lay down their dollars on national brands.

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July 16, 2015
HAARP To Be Transferred To UAF

HAARP To Be Transferred To UAF

The University of Alaska Fairbanks will take ownership of Gakona’s High Frequency Active Auroral Program, best known as HAARP.

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July 15, 2015

Willow Residents Outraged Over Sockeye Fire’s Reckless Ignition

News that the Sockeye wildfire was caused by negligence on the part of two Anchorage residents has hit the Willow community hard.

July 14, 2015

Sockeye Fire Charges Filed

Charges have been filed agaianst two Anchorage residents for starting the Sockeye wildfire.

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July 13, 2015
Clients say bullying is a problem at Brother Francis Shelter, agency is following up

Clients say bullying is a problem at Brother Francis Shelter, agency is following up

Clients of the Brother Francis Shelter in Anchorage are agitating for change. They are frustrated with the way they are being treated at the shelter and with some of the policies. Catholic Social Services, which runs the shelter, is trying to work with them to improve the situation.

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July 8, 2015
$23M Paratrooper Drill Sets Off From Alaska to Australia

$23M Paratrooper Drill Sets Off From Alaska to Australia

Drill involving 33,000 members of the military across three continents takes 425th Airborne Brigade to the opposite side of the globe.

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July 6, 2015
Mayor Ethan Berkowitz chatted with supporters while the Vinyl Floors played on stage ahead of the start to the formal ceremony. (Photo: Zachariah Hughes, KSKA)

Berkowitz Emphasizes New Tone for a New Anchorage in Inaugural Address

Ethan Berkowitz formally became the new Mayor of Anchorage on Wednesday. The celebration downtown was a marked departure from past inaugurations, with a heavy emphasis on changing directions at city hall.

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July 2, 2015
Uncle Leroy's Coffee parked at the Muldoon Farmers Market. Hillman/KSKA

Psychologist Follows Slow-Roasted, Highly Caffeinated Dream

Austin Schwartz pours green coffee beans into a pan and sets a timer. For the next 8 minutes, he slowly shuffles them around. The inside of the bus is open and simple. A few of the original 1960s era benches flank the sides of a coffee counter where a teakettle sits on one corner. A two-burner propane stove stands against a wall.

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July 1, 2015

On The Way Out, Mayor Sullivan Gathers Souvenirs

Packing up his office after six years on the job, Mayor Dan Sullivan reflects on what he’ll take with him, and what gets left behind.

June 30, 2015
Participants at the Mt. View Street Fair watch performers. Hillman/KSKA

Mt. View Neighborhood Plan pulls together community ideas for a better place to live

The Mountain View Community Council is putting the finishing touches on their neighborhood plan. It’s a targeted vision for making the city’s most diverse neighborhood a place people want to stay for the long-term.

June 29, 2015