The Assembly ordinance would have put a 5.5% tax on sales in package stores, setting the money aside for housing units, beds in detox centers, and other treatment options. The plan was the latest proposed solution to the city’s costly issues managing chronic inebriates.
The University of Alaska Anchorage on Tuesday released it’s report on the findings of the prioritization process it has been working on for the last year and a half.
Tanaina Child Development Center has been housed on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus for decades, but, last week the group received a letter from the university saying they would need to find a new home. Parents gathered Monday night to ask questions and voice their concerns.
The Anchorage School Board is debating what to do about next year’s school budget in light of the governor’s proposed funding cuts. Wrapped into the discussion is the future of the middle schools and literacy programs.
Tanaina Child Development Center at the University of Alaska last week received notice from the university that the center will need to find a new location. The decision has left many parents frustrated, but the two sides are still in discussions to see if a new agreement can be reached.
Anchorage Middle School teachers are upset about pay and workload inequities between elective teachers and core subject teachers and the divisions it’s causing in the schools.
Crime analysts report the number of confirmed shootings more than doubled compared to last year, with much of the violence attributed to the illegal drug trade at a press conference held by the department.
More than 1,000 Anchorage residents experience homelessness every year. Though Anchorage has dozens of agencies to help people, reaching them all is difficult. In comes Project Homeless Connect.
Successful applicant will fill Colver’s seat until October, 2015
The draw-down is part of a national reduction in the size of the armed forces, eliminating 120,000 positions from active duty. A maximum of 11,100 troops could be removed from Alaska.
The incident comes within a day of police taking a 14-year-old into custody in connection with the shooting death at a Midtown parking-lot.
Early Tuesday morning Anchorage police responded to a fatal shooting at an apartment complex at East 41st Court. Two people were shot, a man and a woman. The man was dead on the scene. No arrests yet.
Anchorage sixth graders are not moving schools. The Anchorage School Board voted on Monday to keep the school structure the same.
Suspect in custody has been referred to the Department of Juvenile Justice.
Republican Senator Lesil McGuire of Anchorage has introduced the first large-scale bill regulating marijuana like alcohol in Alaska. The measure includes fine points that lawmakers, police, and the public need to adapt November’s Ballot Measure 2 into a legal framework.
The Matanuska-Susitna Borough passed a resolution this week establishing a Borough Marijuana Advisory Committee.