Kavitha George, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
The purchase of the four properties drew dozens of opponents, who said that having homelessness services in their neighborhoods would bring crime and lower property values.
The Anchorage Assembly is expected to decide Tuesday whether to move forward with a plan to purchase four properties to turn into homelessness resource facilities. The properties, located in Downtown, Midtown and Spenard will help to distribute homeless care to more parts of the city.
The Municipality of Anchorage broke ground on a new central transfer station in midtown on Thursday. The new facility, slated to be completed by 2023, will replace the aging disposal facility across the street.
51 Alaska residents tested positive for the coronavirus throughout the day on Thursday.
State and municipal health officials have urged Alaskans to get tested for COVID-19 if they start to show symptoms, but the process of getting tested has proved to be challenging and confusing for some. Here are answers to some common questions about testing.
Another gray whale found dead in Cook Inlet, scientists still aren’t sure what’s causing the die-off
A gray whale stranded in Twentymile River near Girdwood over Memorial Day weekend was reported dead in Cook Inlet earlier this month. The young male whale was first spotted by boaters a mile upstream from the Seward Highway bridge on May 25.
The city identified 19 establishments in the municipality, Palmer and Seward where individuals infectious with COVID-19 "spent extended time."
As Anchorage continues to see a sharp uptick in new COVID-19 cases, two important components of the city’s public health resources are maxed out. The city is scrambling to train new contact tracers and expand testing facilities.
Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz's office pushed back on Monday after the state Attorney General attempted to limit the mayor's mask order in state of Alaska buildings and facilities.
Hours after Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz announced an order requiring people to wear face coverings in indoor, public spaces, including workplaces, on Friday, Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson released a memorandum declaring an exception for State buildings.
Mayor Ethan Berkowitz announced a new face mask order Friday for Anchorage that will apply to public spaces like restaurants, stores and public transit.
The Anchorage Assembly unanimously passed a 21.5 million dollar COVID-19 relief package at a meeting Tuesday evening. The package provides a second round of funding for the small business and nonprofit relief program and the rental and mortgage assistance program.
Travelers taking a car or boat into Alaska will have similar rules to those taking a flight, though ferry travel has stricter requirements.