Kavitha George, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
The Anchorage Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation are investigating a “suspicious vehicle” reported at the Midtown Mall.
A group trying to recall Anchorage Assembly Chair Felix Rivera says it has gathered almost 3,000 valid signatures, more than the number required to put the recall petition on the April ballot. Another group is suing to invalidate the recall effort.
A small jobs program in Anchorage has given work to people unemployed by the pandemic and at the same time, helped deal with scores of dead trees and restore trails in city parks. Participants say it was a life-saver. Alaska Public Media’s Kavitha George reports.
Alaska Department of Health and Social Services releases guidelines for the next phase of vaccine rollout. And Governor Dunleavy reflects on 2020 and shares some optimism for 2021. Plus, the massive COVID relief spending bill includes a historic boost for clean energy.
The US Senate sets up to override Trump's veto of the annual defense bill. Two house fires this week in Ketchikan and Fairbanks claim the lives of 3 people. And the pandemic is keeping poor Alaskans in the criminal justice system in limbo without the prospect of jury trials.
A small group of people protested from their cars outside Acting Mayor Austin Quinn-Davidson’s West Anchorage home Tuesday night, the Mayor's office confirmed.
Anchorage soup kitchen Bean’s Cafe received a surprise Christmas gift of about 30,000 pounds of fresh produce and meat after a tractor trailer overturned and spilled the groceries into a ditch on the Glenn Highway Christmas Eve.
Bars and restaurants will be able to reopen to indoor service at 25% capacity starting New Year’s Day.
Mushers and community leaders weigh in on the plans to re-route the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. And Anchorage cross-country ski racer Rosie Brennan recaps her world-class start to the season. Plus, Alaska lawmakers will be required to wear facemasks during floor sessions when they convene in January.
The state Section of Epidemiology published preliminary data this week showing that Alaska’s suicide rate hasn’t gone up in the first three quarters of 2020, though unintentional drug overdoses are continuing an upward trend from previous years.
Chief of Police Justin Doll said the victim was reportedly carrying a gun, but it’s not immediately clear whether the officers knew the man was armed or if he threatened the officers.
Evans is a conservative candidate who served on the Assembly for three years until 2017.
Alaska officials reported 185 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, the lowest-one day case count for the state since October. No new hospitalizations or deaths were reported.
A fund set up by Amazon CEO and billionaire Jeff Bezos recently awarded the Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness a grant of $450,000.
Anchorage officials finalized the purchase of the Best Western Golden Lion Hotel in Midtown on Tuesday. The hotel will be converted into a drug and alcohol treatment center.
Halfway through the city’s third pandemic shutdown, Anchorage’s hospitality industry is struggling, and increasingly frustrated.
Democrat Liz Snyder narrowly beat Pruitt in the November election, and a recount last week affirmed her win by 11 votes.
Three people serving time in Alaska's prison system have now died because of COVID-19. Twenty-one inmates are currently hospitalized, and more than 1,000 of the 4,500 people incarcerated in Alaska have tested positive.
The last of the city's CARES Act funding will go toward rental and mortgage relief, small business grants, and food and voucher programs helping Anchorage families cover the essentials.