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.
Incumbent Kathleen Plunkett and challenger Derrick Slaughter, who are vying for Anchorage School Board Seat E, have a surprising amount in common.
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.
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.
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.
More than $1 million originally planned for Anchorage bike infrastructure in 2012 is now being allocated for use on other road projects instead.
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.
A new Alaska Army National Guard commander is taking the helm in the weekend ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Col. Joseph Streff will take over from Brig. Gen. Mike Bridges at a ceremony beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Officials say Streff has been with the Guard for more than 27 years.
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.
Today’s topic is diversity in Anchorage. We’ll start with how the community and the state became home to so many people from different cultures then dive into what that means for Anchorage today – how do we maintain our cultural diversity while also building a healthy, unified community.
KSKA: Friday, 3/20 at 2:00pm and Saturday, 3/21 at 6:00pm
KAKM: Friday, 3/20 at 7:30pm and Saturday, 3/21 at 4:30pm
This week, the Mat-Su Borough Assembly went through the quarterly process of approving the next three months of funding for storage and maintenance of the MV Susitna, which currently amounts to about $18,000 per month.
The Trustees for Alaska are going back to court to fight a federal okay for coal mining at Wishbone Hill in Palmer. Trustee attorneys filed a lawsuit in federal court in Anchorage today (on Wednesday) on behalf of the Castle Mountain Coalition and other groups opposed to coal mining in the area.
Officials have identified the victim of a fatal accident at the Port of Anchorage last Friday as Charlie Tom “WD” James, Jr.
Is food a source of comfort–or division? How can it be used to spark conversations about global conflicts? Those are the questions Anita Mannur is asking in her upcoming talk called “Kitchens in Crisis” at UAA.
After a two year hiatus, Out North Theater in Anchorage has re-opened. And their newest show harks back to their beginnings–raising awareness of new artists and social issues.
The Anchorage School Board is asking the state legislature to restore one-time school grant funds to the state’s budget. The house passed a budget that removed $32 million late last week.
The heads of the two federal agencies in charge of off-shore oil and gas drilling visited Alaska last week to discuss proposed safety regulations for drilling in the Arctic. They spoke with stakeholders in Anchorage and around the North Slope, including hosting a town hall meeting in Barrow.
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.
Anchorage police are investigating a homicide in the city’s Spenard neighborhood. A suspect has been taken into custody. Police are not releasing the nature of the assault at this time.
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.