Anchorage’s two largest hospitals are appealing the state’s recent allocation decisions in hopes of building more emergency room beds in the next several years.
A listening session held Thursday night in Wasilla by the head of the Department of Veterans Affairs was dominated by complaints about the healthcare system for veterans.
Alaska State Troopers say they believe Seth Fairbanks made an emergency call with a Satellite phone when his Supercub crashed into Cook Inlet around midnight August 6. They also say their investigation reveals he called the non-emergency number for the Alaska State Trooper Post in Bethel, not 9-1-1.
A listening session held Thursday night in Wasilla by the head of the Department of Veterans Affairs was dominated by complaints about the healthcare system for veterans in Alaska.
A massive software project that’s run millions of dollars and years over budget was halted today by Anchorage’s new mayor. The move is meant to reexamine the city’s path forward, but won’t totally shut off money for the project.
The Anchorage Assembly is trying again to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the city’s anti-discrimination ordinances. Assembly member Bill Evans filed the amendments Thursday. They’ll take public comment on Sept. 15.
The city’s new mayor is taking quick steps towards leveraging State resources that may fix what many in Anchorage see as an intractable urban issue.
The group setting up Alaska’s rules for commercial marijuana is on pace to finish regulations by a November 24th deadline. But just barely.
Reports show that violence against transgender people is rising nationwide. But one Anchorage woman is trying to fight transphobia locally by raising awareness that they’re part of the community, too. Her plan involves a bike, flashy pink nails, and an achingly long ride.
In a rare move, the Bureau held a press conference to discuss the case, hoping to calm public concerns and solicit more information about the man charged.
After two recent shooting deaths of local teenagers, more than 60 people marched through the rain in East Anchorage on Sunday afternoon to raise awareness of violence in the community.
More than 30 people have been hospitalized this week because of the drug spice. Though it’s not directly linked to deaths in the homeless community, staff at Bean’s Cafe are concerned.
Earlier this summer, paleontologists confirmed that fossilized vertebrae found in the Talkeetna Mountains belonged to an ancient sea creature, the elasmosaur. This is the first time that remains of the species have been found in the state.
Residents across the state told of changes in a June letter detailing work requirements many must meet in order to qualify for benefits longer than three months.
Most people working in a Newborn Intensive Care Unit have some type of advanced medical degree. But one employee at The Children’s Hospital at Providence in Anchorage has a very different set of qualifications. Ginny Shaffer spent more than three months in the NICU as a parent, with her daughter who was born at 23 weeks. Now she helps other parents through one of the most stressful times of their lives as a Parent Navigator.
Jody Karcz has been with the transportation department for 30 years, and knows the municipality’s bus, ride-share, and van programs intimately.
The Chris Kyle Patriots Hospital in Anchorage opens as healthcare systems serving Alaska’s military are struggling to meet demand.
Sockeye Wildfire suspects waived arraignment in state court in Palmer on Tuesday.
The dramatic surge of the Matanuska River during the past few days has pushed families from some homes and is continuing to threaten others.
Another member of Anchorage’s homeless community died early Tuesday morning. It’s the sixth such death in the last two weeks.