Kavitha George, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
An expanded federal tax credit for working families rolled out last week as part of the American Rescue Plan Act. Many have already seen their bank accounts credited $250 to $300 per child this month. It’s a plan that experts say will cut child poverty in half across the country — including in Alaska.
Anchorage has seen a consumer price increase of more than 6% in the last year, with some sectors rising by nearly 50%.
The Mountain View farm took the place of a vacant parking lot. Today it’s tended by more than 20 immigrant and refugee farmers who live in Anchorage.
A petition to recall Anchorage Midtown Assembly member Meg Zaletel is proceeding after a state superior court ruling last month.
After a fraught year and a contentious election, Anchorage mayor-elect Dave Bronson represents a return to conservative leadership in the city. A 30-year resident of Alaska who has never held elected office before, he’s described as sharp and principled by observers.
Police on Thursday released three security photos of a man who was spotted last week near Mad Myrna’s and at the Alaska Jewish Museum.
Anchorage mayor-elect Dave Bronson announced two more members of his transition team who will lead the new administration's response to homelessness: an anesthesiologist and a budget manager.
Since 2019, 11,402 people have had their birth dates and driver’s license numbers published accidentally, due to a glitch in the Anchorage Police Department records system, the department announced Wednesday.
The municipal clerk also says there was "intense scrutiny of the election (and) the dissemination of disinformation to sow distrust among voters."
A small wildfire broke out near the popular Flattop Mountain parking lot in Anchorage late Tuesday night. The Anchorage Fire Department described the burn as a 100 square foot brush fire, and said it was under control in less than half an hour.
Acting Mayor Austin Quinn-Davidson announced that Anchorage’s emergency proclamation ended Tuesday at an Assembly meeting last night.
The bulk of Dave Bronson’s campaign has centered on undoing the work of the Anchorage Assembly over the last year. Bronson's now on track to become the city's next mayor, and will be partnered with the majority-progressive Assembly to govern Anchorage.
Retired commercial pilot Dave Bronson has pulled ahead by 1,116 votes in the race for Anchorage mayor, according to results posted by the municipal clerk Friday afternoon. That’s a difference of 1.3%, well outside the 0.5% gap that would require a recount. Just over 87,000 ballots have been counted.
Assembly member Forrest Dunbar appeared to acknowledge that he is unlikely to win the Anchorage mayoral runoff Thursday night. He tweeted “Given the size of the deficit and the number of votes we believe are outstanding it appears unlikely that we will make up the difference.”
Retired commercial pilot Dave Bronson is ahead by 627 votes in the runoff race for Anchorage mayor against East Anchorage Assembly member Forrest Dunbar. That’s according to updated election results posted Thursday afternoon. The margin between the two candidates is still less than 1 percent, but it has widened since Wednesday, when Bronson was up by less than 300 votes.
Retired commercial pilot Dave Bronson took a slim lead in the runoff election for Anchorage mayor on Wednesday. With about 76,000 votes counted, Bronson leads over Assembly member Forrest Dunbar by under 278 votes. Only about 4,000 votes were added to the count between Tuesday and Wednesday.
Forrest Dunbar leads Dave Bronson in a narrow race, but full results won't be known for weeks.
Anchorage's first Black police chief said his said his top priority will be building trust in the community, particularly with communities of color.