Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
The question of whether Eagle River, Chugiak, Peters Creek and Eklutna should secede from Anchorage is off the table for the foreseeable future.
The ordinance would amend the city charter to require a special election between 90 and 120 days after a mayoral vacancy.
The service COVID ENX was developed by Apple and Google to allow users to anonymously report that they’ve tested positive for COVID-19.
While 957 flu cases is a lot compared to last year, it’s dwarfed by an average, pre-pandemic, Alaska year. Health officials say a normal year in the state would see around 7,500 cases.
On Saturday night, Redington said he was mushing his team on the trail when he saw a snowmachine barreling toward him at a high speed.
State investigation finds Anchorage corrections officers used excessive force in 2017 pepper spray incident
The incident took place more than four years ago, and investigators say the state corrections department still hasn’t made adequate changes to prevent similar incidents.
Anchorage’s COVID-19 cases have dramatically increased with the new omicron variant, but that doesn’t automatically mean the city will have a new masking mandate.
Anchorage emergency management officials say Girdwood’s Ruane Road, which is the only road to the area’s water utility facility, was damaged by the storm as were the Loveland and Echo Ridge Roads.
Under the mayor’s proposal, the city charter would be changed to have the clerk elected for a three-year term. Other requirements would be that the clerk be an Anchorage resident while in office and be a resident for at least two years prior to the election.
The unit will focus specifically on crimes like intimate partner violence, child abuse and neglect, as well as animal abuse.
“Before I knew it, they were putting a crown on my head and I was just so overwhelmed with emotion," Broyles said the day after she was crowned. "Being the first Miss Alaska to be crowned Miss America means so much.”
Superintendent Deena Bishop says the district is dropping its mask requirements in response to a decline in COVID-19 cases.
The Anchorage Assembly on Tuesday approved Mayor Dave Bronson’s proposed organization of the city’s executive branch. But it was not without several changes and a flurry of vetoes and veto overrides.
The lawsuit stems from Bronson’s firing of Clifford Armstrong III in October.
The proposed changes come in the wake of reports of "unprecedented harassment" of election workers during the mayoral runoff election in May.
The most recent ASD budget was around $565 million. The district's projections anticipate that revenues will decline by about $20 million and expenditures will increase by about $47 million.
The National Weather Service is forecasting between 16 and 30 inches of snow in the Upper Susitna Valley, while the area north of Seward along the Turnagain Arm could see between one and two feet of snow.