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Paul Bauer. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage)

Anchorage Mayoral Candidate: Paul Bauer

With Anchorage’s local election just around the corner, KSKA and Alaska Public media are bringing you a look at those running for mayor. As KSKA’s Zachariah Hughes reports, candidate Paul Bauer plans on bringing fiscal prudence to the office.

April 3, 2015
Timothy Huit. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage)

Anchorage Mayoral Candidate: Timothy Huit

With Anchorage’s local election just around the corner, KSKA and Alaska Public media are bringing you a look at those running for mayor. As KSKA’s Zachariah Hughes reports, Timothy Huit is hoping to bring his background in small business and social work to the office.

April 3, 2015
Dan Coffey. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage)

Anchorage Mayoral Candidate: Dan Coffey

With Anchorage’s local election just around the corner, KSKA and Alaska Public media are bringing you a look at those running for mayor. As KSKA’s Zachariah Hughes reports, Dan Coffey brings years of experience in local government and business to his campaign, which is both an asset and a liability.

April 3, 2015

Alaska signs brief supporting same-sex marriage bans

Alaska’s Attorney General has signed on to an amicus brief to the US Supreme Court that says same-sex marriage bans should be upheld.

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April 2, 2015
Two former middle school teachers vie for ASD School Board Seat F

Two former middle school teachers vie for ASD School Board Seat F

Two former middle school teachers are vying for Anchorage School Board Seat F. Incumbent Tam Agosti-Gisler and opponent David Nees both spent more than two decades in the classroom and want to use their first-hand knowledge to shape district decisions.

April 2, 2015
Anchorage community members protest education budget cuts

Anchorage community members protest education budget cuts

About 60 community members gathered outside of the Legislative Information Office in Anchorage Wednesday evening to protest proposed cuts to education funding.

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April 1, 2015

Conservative Mayoral Candidates Compete With Each Other to Run Against Lone Liberal

With less than a week until the election, Berkowitz has tens of thousands more in cash than anyone else, suggesting he is budgeting for a runoff while conservative candidates fight just to be part of one.

April 1, 2015
School Board Seat G candidates Starr Marsett (L) and Elisa Snelling (R).

Candidates for open ASD School Board Seat G bring financial experiences, different priorities

Elisa Snelling and Starr Marsett are competing for Seat G, which is being vacated by Natasha Von Imhof. The two candidates both bring passion but with very different focuses.

April 1, 2015
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