Back in the 1950s, Alaska’s bid for statehood was spurred in part by a fight over fish traps. The behemoth contraptions were placed at the mouths of salmon streams from Ketchikan to Dillingham, resulting in waste of the resource while drastically diminishing the salmon runs.
Dan Coffey has filed a letter of intent with APOC to run in Anchorage’s 2015 mayoral election. The 65-year resident of Anchorage, Coffey says this decision has been in the making for a long time.
The Anchorage Assembly voted to repeal a controversial labor law at their regular meeting Tuesday night, but Mayor Dan Sullivan used his veto power to over ride their decision.
This week social service providers held a town hall at Beans Cafe to discuss winter safety with Anchorage’s homeless community. Keeping warm and safe outdoors is more important this winter than ever because the city’s homeless shelter is going back to a rule that kicks people out if they’re not making progress toward finding permanent housing.
Earlier this week, a state Superior Court judge ruled that the state was in error when it failed to process the Chuitna Citizens Coalition application for water rights to a tributary of the Chuitna River.
Anchorage Police are investigating the deaths of two people at a residence in Chugiak. At 4:03 a.m. APD Dispatch received a call reporting a disturbance at the residence. When police responded at 4:10 a.m. they heard shots fired and located two deceased people inside the residence. Few details are available at this time.
The Anchorage Police Department will soon be using new mapping software to track crime around the city in nearly real-time. The announcement comes in the wake of an annual FBI report that says serious crime was up last year in Anchorage in nearly every category.
With cold temperatures right around the corner, Anchorage’s main homeless shelter is reviving a former time limit rule.
The city of Anchorage is hoping to build a road through green space in the city’s university area. It would be provide additional access to one of the busiest business districts in Anchorage, but neighborhood councils in the area are strongly opposed to the new road. And public feedback at a town hall meeting on Tuesday evening was overwhelmingly negative.
The Anchorage planning commission has shot down a bid by Alaska Native corporation Eklutna, Inc. to develop land the corporation owns near a residential area. Despite Eklutna’s last minute request for more research time, commissioners questioned the motive behind some aspects of the industrial project
The Anchorage Assembly continued hearing testimony on two proposals about when to hold a vote whether a controversial labor ordinance should be overturned.
Almost half of the adult women in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough have experienced some form of sexual violence at least once during their lifetime. That’s the sad news to come out of a recent survey conducted by the UAA Justice Center and the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.
A plan to build indoor tennis courts was put on hold at the regular Anchorage Assembly meeting Tuesday night.
The first big wind storm of the season is forecast to hit early Tuesday Morning. With lots of wet weather and the ground still unfrozen, the National Weather Service says Anchorage should be prepared for some downed trees and power outages.
A dispute between the Municipality of Anchorage and Eklutna, Inc. is headed to court. Eklutna, Inc., an Alaska Native Corporation, claims it is due about half the revenue generated from the methane gas produced at the Anchorage Landfill, but Muni attorneys say the land didn’t generate the gas, city garbage did.
Residents of Chugiak are fighting a plan to fill a natural gully with debris from area building demolition sites . The so-called inert monofil plan must pass muster before Anchorage’s planning commission before it is reviewed by the Anchorage Municipal Assembly. A Muni planning commission hearing slated for Monday, Oct. 7 could either stall the project, or move it one step closer to reality