Labor organizers say they’re ramping up the protest against the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Anchorage, where workers have been in contentious contract negotiations with the Texas-based company since 2009.
The city of Seward will benefit from a two point five million dollar federal grant that was announced on Tuesday.
New Eagle River bridge will be built as part of the Glenn Highway widening project in Eagle River.
The Anchorage School District is trying to decide if 6th graders should be placed in elementary or middle schools. Currently there are some in each. District staff have been weighing the options for more than a year because it impacts future school infrastructure upgrades. They’re also looking at what’s best for the students academically. Some 6th graders think middle school is definitely the way to go.
Two people were arrested and charged in a fatal shooting in East Anchorage last week.
Ongoing case against coal pollution in Seward thrown back to lower court by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Three judges of the Ninth Circuit met in Anchorage in August.
A California energy company is exploring constructing a liquified natural gas plant at Port MacKenzie to supply gas to interior Alaska and the railbelt. WesPac representatives outlined the plan to the Matanuska Susitna Borough Assembly last week.
The Bill Walker and Byron Mallott campaigns have joined forces to defeat Governor Sean Parnell in November. They’re calling their combined campaign the Alaska First Unity ticket. The pair announced their decision at a packed press conference Monday afternoon.
Former University of Alaska Anchorage athletic director Steve Cobb, age 55, passed away Monday night in Florida. The cause of death is currently unavailable.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, when civil rights activists from across the United States joined together to register black voters in the Deep South. It was a summer marred by violence and filled with hope for much of the country. But in Alaska,things were different.
The Anchorage Police Department says they are ready if civil unrest breaks out in Alaska’s largest city, like it did in Ferguson, Missouri earlier this month. But their main tactic is being as transparent and open as possible so that riots don’t happen in the first place.