Lex Treinen, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage

A man sits n teh side of a glass window eating from a styrofoam box

Anchorage man shares love for local take-out in viral video reviews

Justin Williams has amassed nearly 1500 followers in a few months with his upbeat, honest video restaurant reviews.
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As Anchorage heads into winter, officials worry about homeless shelter capacity

From August to September, outreach workers from the city identified 285 people living on the streets who weren’t sheltered.
Two people in jackets walk up a trail under a snow covered mountain. A ginger dog is walking in front.

Just before winter sets in, workers finish work on popular Anchorage hiking trail

The O'Malley Gully trail was a big accomplishment for the underfunded park, but it's just the first half of a two-phase project.

‘Skyrocketing’ cases among Alaskans in their 20s and 30s driving new spike

Alaska recorded three straight days of more than 200 coronavirus cases beginning on Friday as a COVID-19 surge continues in the state.
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With Anchorage’s mayor set to step down, a successor will be chosen Friday

The chair of the assembly assumes the mayorship in the case of a vacancy, but Felix Rivera could lose his chairmanship at a special assembly meeting Friday.
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3 staff at Gov. Dunleavy’s Anchorage office test positive for COVID-19

Three staffers from Gov. Mike Dunleavy's Anchorage office have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement Wednesday from the governor's office.
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Anchorage mayor apologizes for years-old “inappropriate messaging relationship”

Anchorage Mayor Berkowitz's statement on Monday said that Anchorage police and the FBI jointly investigated Athens' allegations against him and found "no evidence of criminal conduct."
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Anchorage elder care facility reports new cluster of coronavirus cases

Six cases were reported at the facility, which also had a large outbreak earlier this summer.
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249 new COVID-19 cases reported in Alaska on Sunday

The number continues a surging trend in cases in nearly all areas of the state.
A man in a blue button up shirt, black baseball cap, and sunglasses, holds a piece of paper with photos of an apartment.

‘From a cot to a palace’: What one man’s story says about the difficult road out of homelessness

39-year-old Moses Aguilar's journey was smooth, but he was aided by luck at every step of the way, from breaking addiction, to getting an identification.
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Fairbanks Pioneer Home reports 28-person COVID-19 cluster

That number includes 9 residents and 19 staff members.
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A naked homeless woman became a target in an Anchorage Facebook group. Here’s her story.

What the story of one woman's fall from a promising future because of mental illness reveals about Anchorage's support system.
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With niche films and empty seats, going to the movies in Anchorage feels different

While some people are nervous about getting back to the theaters, meaning more opportunities for those who choose to go.
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COVID-19 unemployment boost may arrive mid-October

A program to boost unemployment benefits for Alaskans out of work because of the pandemic is still weeks away from implementation.  In mid-August, the...
A purple fold-out sign with the words "Full Capacity". Behind it, a man in a tan jacket descends a ramp

City racing to move people into housing as fall temps fill shelters

Managers of the emergency mass shelter at the Sullivan Arena fear that some have already been forced to sleep on the street because of limited capacity.
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Red Dog Mine tightens protocols after COVID-19 cases

The mine shut down flights to regional communities after several employees tested positive in the last weeks.
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CARES Act money funds jobs and trails at Anchorage-area parks

The project was intended to bring jobs to young workers who were overlooked by other government support programs.
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In fraught political moment, Kanye 2020 signs bring a laugh in Anchorage

Kanye West isn't on the Alaska ballot, according to the Division of Elections.