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.
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.
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.
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.
Muldoon’s first farmers market unites community in quest for more gathering spaces.
Hip hop is more than just music and dance. It’s a culture. And for some people in Alaska it’s a way to bring positive change to the community.
KSKA: Friday, 6/26, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, 6/27, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, 6/26, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, 6/27, at 4:30 p.m.
Sparc! studio blends in with the line of shops and galleries in downtown Anchorage, but behind the displays of vivid paintings and sculptures, artists are learning more than just creative expression.
After being diagnosed HIV while serving in prison, Diane Timberlake overcame stigmas to teach others about the importance of testing and living life with HIV.
What happens when you throw a mix of middle school kids who all learn at different levels into one class then hand them a couple of college-level texts? An innovative, collaborative approach to teaching that gets students to pay attention.
A contentious zoning ordinance is just one of four controversial measures on the docket for the last Assembly meeting of the Sullivan Administration.
Twenty six homes were lost to the Sockeye wildfire, according to Matanuska Susitna Borough officials on Thursday. Some neighborhoods have been surveyed for damage, and some evacuees are going back home.
How do you connect with the past and the future at the same time? For one artist, the start is through polar bear hides made of zip ties and an ancient Inupiaq whaling suit made of flexible plastic mesh. Allison Warden speaks about her newest project, The Place of the Future-Ancient.
Sockeye fire slows, but slow burn continues underground. Homeowners asked to wait another day before returning.
Update: Wednesday, June 17. 5:45 pm.
Lightning strikes are thought to be the cause of two new fires that started Tuesday near the Kenai Peninsula community of Cooper Landing. Both fires are at zero percent containment and power lines have been shut off near the larger fire.
Amid organizational and financial complexities, most of the immediate needs on the ground are quite basic
As new firefighting crews arrive, an offensive strategy takes shape against the Sockeye wildfire near Willow.
There is a bit of heartening news from the Sockeye fire. Erratic weather, expected to bring strong winds to the area late Tuesday, did not actually materialize after a thunderstorm passed overhead, and fire crews have arrived from outside Alaska to begin an offensive against the blaze.
Tight-knit mushing community was able to coordinate a rapid response to the wildfire, relocating 400 animals as part of an emergency plan hatched just weeks earlier.
The Sockeye Fire near Willow is now the state’s number one fire-fighting priority. Governor Bill Walker personally viewed the burned area by air Monday, while forestry officials are bringing in help from the Lower 48 and British Columbia. Meanwhile, about 50 people in a Houston shelter are waiting to find out if they can go home again.
Most models show all of the state’s reserves will be used up by 2021, if not sooner. The solution? You decide. The governor is crowd-sourcing possible answers through an interactive budget model that turns the problem into a game.