Kirsten Swann, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
An ongoing pilot program seeks to connect Anchorage library patrons in need with local housing, food, employment, health care and other resources. So far, it's reached more than 200 Alaskans.
Proposed state budget cuts would defund several grant programs that provide “essential” support for transitional housing and other social safety net programs in Anchorage and around the state.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy fielded questions about his budget proposal and plan for Alaska’s fiscal future during an appearance on Alaska Public Media’s statewide call-in show Talk of Alaska Tuesday morning.
The vast majority of the people who testified during a House Finance Committee hearing Sunday spoke out in opposition to Gov. Mike Dunleavy's budget proposal.
Anchorage Assembly member Felix Rivera, chairman of the Assembly's Committee on Homelessness, says funding is one of its top concerns
Anchorage Assembly members are considering whether to spend $100,000 to hire an independent analyst to monitor an ongoing modernization project at the Port of Alaska.
Anchorage Police Chief Justin Doll said officers recovered a handgun with a partially ejected shell casing at the scene.
Between Jan. 31 and March 4, FEMA approved more than $4.1 million in disaster assistance aid for more than 1,300 Alaskans, according to the agency.
More than four dozen people testified against Gov. Mike Dunleavy's budget proposal at a March 2 Anchorage Caucus meeting, with many asking lawmakers to consider tapping into new revenue sources to fund state services.
An Anchorage mother and daughter have filed suit against the owners of both Hula Hands and West Berlin, seeking approximately $150,000 back wages and statutory penalties for alleged wage violations between 2016-2018.
For nearly three years, Alaska's cannabis industry has generated steady job growth, tax revenues and new businesses around the state, but how does it fit into the overall economy? Department of Labor and Workforce economist Karinne Wiebold explains.
The $100 million Alaska Fund was created by private donations from more than 1,600 Alaskans — all the way from a $25 contribution from a 7-year-old boy to large multi-million dollar estate contributions.
A federal grant program provides grants of up to $60,000 for projects that "enhance the competitiveness of Alaska Grown specialty crops, sustain farmers’ livelihoods, and strengthen local communities," according to the Alaska Division of Agriculture
The Anchorage Community Development Authority installed the 240-volt EV charger in an EasyPark garage at 7th Avenue and G Street last week. Executive Director Andrew Halcro said it’s the latest step in a two-and-a-half year process of evaluating customer demands and modernizing EasyPark facilities.
Arrest rates for most drug crimes in Alaska have fallen over the past three decades.
First convened in New York City in 1974 as a tribute to the late virtuoso William J. Bell, the public holiday performance now takes place in more than 200 cities around the world. In Anchorage, the concert is in its 23rd year.
Regular open enrollment closed December 15, but when FEMA issued an emergency declaration in response to the Nov. 30 quake, it triggered something called an exceptional circumstances special enrollment period -- and extra 60-day window to apply for health insurance via the federal exchange.
The Anchorage Museum's historical record of the Nov. 30 quake will include viral memes and verses published via Facebook and Twitter.
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