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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
School Board Seat E candidates have similar passions, different backgrounds

School Board Seat E candidates have similar passions, different backgrounds

Incumbent Kathleen Plunkett and challenger Derrick Slaughter, who are vying for Anchorage School Board Seat E, have a surprising amount in common.

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
DOT diverts $1.3M meant for Anchorage bike infrastructure to other projects

DOT diverts $1.3M meant for Anchorage bike infrastructure to other projects

More than $1 million originally planned for Anchorage bike infrastructure in 2012 is now being allocated for use on other road projects instead.

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March 23, 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

Streff Takes Command of National Guard

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.

March 20, 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
(Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage)

Diversity In Anchorage

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

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March 20, 2015

Mat-Su Continues Funding for Ferry Storage

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.

March 19, 2015

Wishbone Hill Coal Project Draws Lawsuit

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.

March 18, 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
Lecture Addresses Food, Conflict, and Culture

Lecture Addresses Food, Conflict, and Culture

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.

March 18, 2015
Out North Re-opens with “A Perfect Arrangement”

Out North Re-opens with “A Perfect Arrangement”

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.

March 18, 2015

ASD asks legislature not to cut funds

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.

March 16, 2015

Proposed Arctic Drilling Regs Take Holistic Look At Safety

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.

March 16, 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

Anchorage Police Investigate Homicide In Spenard

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.

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