Assembly members in Anchorage have passed a bundle of rules that will shape the business landscape for the state’s largest commercial cannabis market in the months ahead.
Three provocative new exhibits at the Anchorage Museum showcase changing boundaries within Alaska's contemporary art scene.
After months of closed door meetings, the city has worked out a deal to buy a section of the Beluga River Unit owned by ConcoPhillips since the 80s. Download Audio
If everyone who was eligible for SNAP benefits applied for the program, $65 million would be added to the state's economy. A new tool makes checking eligibility easy. Download Audio
The developer says the sale would save the state $2,052,000 over the next nine years of the existing lease, and eliminates the potential for lawsuits if legislators walk away from the agreement. Download Audio
During public testimony, residents gave feedback on the finer points of the zoning and licence requirements nearing their final form.
Anchorage resident Teresa Gray just returned from volunteering in a refugee camp in Lesvos, Greece. Gray is a retired paramedic who was moved to volunteer for three weeks in January with a relief organization based in Ireland, after she saw the tragic and widely circulated photograph of a small refugee boy who died and washed up on a beach. Download Audio
Mat Su Borough commercial marijuana codes are ready for Assembly debate, but some want the panel to hold off until after an October election.
The state House today passed a bill designed to strengthen the state's Military Code of Justice. It passed on a 39-0 vote with one member absent, and now goes to the state Senate. Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux, a Republican from Anchorage, says the revisions create a state code which is similar to the federal code. The code would apply to military members in Alaska not covered by federal regulations, such as many members of the Alaska National Guard. Download Audio
The First Alaskans Institute hosted a Racial Equity Summit in Anchorage this week. The event's dialogues focused on what racial equity is and how we can start to achieve it. Part of the first step -- having difficult conversations. Download Audio
Tuesday was the deadline set by the Legislative Council to figure out a plan for the controversial lease on the Legislative Information Office in downtown Anchorage. Download Audio
Law enforcement officials are investigating two shooting deaths near Wasilla. The victims are identified as Renee Millard, age 40, and 10-year 0ld Dean Millard. Alaska State Troopers were alerted to the sound of gunfire at a rural residence in the Meadow Lakes area sometime after 8 am on Monday. According to Trooper spokesperson Megan Peters, two people in an Autumn Lane residence were found deceased shortly afterward. Download Audio
Matanuska Telephone Association is asking its members to vote against a Regulatory Commission of Alaska phone service charge.
Anchorage Police have released the names of the two victims found early Thursday morning on a beach near a local park. They are 19 year old Selina Annette Mullenax and 20 year old Foreignne Aubert-Morissette. Police are releasing few details in the case, including cause and time of death, pending autopsy results. Download Audio
According to the latest figures 9.7 percent of emergency transports are spice-related emergencies across the municipality. Now, the city is pulling together a broad spectrum of experts from different fields to develop long term strategies.
In a surprise statement late Tuesday night, Alaska education commissioner Mike Hanley said the Alaska Measures of Progress tests would be dropped for the 2016-2017 school year while the state considers "new assessment structures."
Medical emergencies connected with synthetic cannabinoids remain stubbornly high in Anchorage -- 6 to 8 percent of daily calls for hospital transport, according to Fire Department officials. City officials are convening for a two-day workshop to try to address the Spice epidemic.
Palmer sculptor Pat Garley's Arctic Fires Bronze Sculpture Works is a gathering place for local artists.
Sixteen cars were stolen in a single 24-hour period in Anchorage, starting yesterday (Jan. 25) and running through this morning (Jan. 26).
After an earthquake like the one that struck Cook Inlet on Sunday morning, everyone wants to know how big it was. Scientists use a magnitude scale to describe the size of an earthquake. But getting to that number is a complicated process. And it has some major limitations.