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Violating a burn ban is now a misdemeanor in Anchorage

The Anchorage Assembly unanimously approved the emergency ordinance Tuesday as the National Weather Service warned of high fire danger in much of Southcentral through the upcoming holiday weekend.

2022 Anchorage Assembly Candidate: John Weddleton

This Q&A is part of a broader candidate survey by the Anchorage Daily News. View the full survey here. John Weddleton | District: 6 | Age: 63.5 | Occupation: Retailer | weddletonforassembly.com What is the most important problem...

2022 Anchorage Assembly Candidate: Randy Sulte

This Q&A is part of a broader candidate survey by the Anchorage Daily News. View the full survey here. Randy Sulte | District: 6 | Age: 52 | Occupation: COO | sulteforanchorage.com What is the most important problem facing...

2022 Anchorage Assembly Candidate: Darin Colbry

This Q&A is part of a broader candidate survey by the Anchorage Daily News. View the full survey here. Darin Colbry | District: 6 | Age: 45 | Occupation: Landscaping and DoorDashing What is the most important problem facing...

2022 Anchorage Assembly Candidate: Stephanie Taylor

This Q&A is part of a broader candidate survey by the Anchorage Daily News. View the full survey here. Stephanie Taylor | District: 5 | Age: 59 | Occupation: Homemaker | stephanieforak.com What is the most important problem facing...

2022 Anchorage Assembly Candidate: Christopher Hall

This Q&A is part of a broader candidate survey by the Anchorage Daily News. View the full survey here. Christopher Hall| District: 5 | Age: 47 | Occupation: Worker bee What is the most important problem facing...

2022 Anchorage Assembly Candidate: Forrest Dunbar

This Q&A is part of a broader candidate survey by the Anchorage Daily News. View the full survey here. Forrest Dunbar | District: 5 | Age: 37 | Occupation: Attorney, Army Guard Officer | forrestdunbar.com What is the...

2022 Anchorage Assembly Candidate: Meg Zaletel

This Q&A is part of a broader candidate survey by the Anchorage Daily News. View the full survey here. Meg Zaletel | District: 4 | Age: 42 | Occupation: Attorney/interim executive director, Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness...

2022 Anchorage Assembly Candidate: Kathy Henslee

This Q&A is part of a broader candidate survey by the Anchorage Daily News. View the full survey here. Kathy Henslee | District: 4 | Age: 55 | Occupation: Realtor | Campaign website: hensleeforassembly.com What is the most important...

2022 Anchorage Assembly Candidate: Nial Sherwood Williams

This Q&A is part of a broader candidate survey by the Anchorage Daily News. View the full survey here. Nial Sherwood Williams | District: 3 | Age: 35 | Occupation: Government watchdog What is the most important...

2022 Anchorage Assembly Candidate: Liz Vazquez

This Q&A is part of a broader candidate survey by the Anchorage Daily News. View the full survey here. Liz Vazquez | District: 3 | Age: 70 | Occupation: Attorney | lizvazquez.us What is the most important problem...

2022 Anchorage Assembly Candidate: Kameron Perez-Verdia

This Q&A is part of a broader candidate survey by the Anchorage Daily News. View the full survey here. Kameron Perez-Verdia | District: 3 | Age: 50 | Occupation: President/CEO, Alaska Humanities Forum | kameronforassembly.com What is the...

2022 Anchorage Assembly Candidate: Gretchen Wehmhoff

This Q&A is part of a broader candidate survey by the Anchorage Daily News. View the full survey here. Gretchen Wehmhoff | District: 2 | Age: 63 | Occupation: Educator and newspaper publisher | teamgretchen.com What is the most...

2022 Anchorage Assembly Candidate: Vanessa Stephens

This Q&A is part of a broader candidate survey by the Anchorage Daily News. View the full survey here. Vanessa Stephens | District: 2 | Age: 61 | Occupation: Grandparent What is the most important problem...

2022 Anchorage Assembly Candidate: Kevin Cross

This Q&A is part of a broader candidate survey by the Anchorage Daily News. View the full survey here. Kevin Cross | District: 2 | Age: 48 | Occupation: Real estate broker, lender and small business...

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, Aug. 30, 2019

Governor Dunleavy selects Representative Laddie Shaw to fill the late Chris Birch's Senate seat. Plus, the state asks the U.S Supreme Court to uphold the rights of a funeral home that fired a transgender employee.
A seiner hauls in hatchery-produced chum salmon in Crawfish Inlet in 2018.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019

Internal email casts uncertainty on future of BP Alaska employees; Is the USDA now leaning toward a full exemption of the Roadless Rule in Alaska?; As fires burn across Southcentral, a Montana study is looking at long-term effects of wildfire smoke; As Sec. DeVos promotes her Education Freedom Scholarship statewide, some advocates wonder how it would work in Alaska; Nanwalek is rapidly running out of water; Longtime lobbyist accused of fishing over the line; New alcohol regulations have brewers and distillers worried; Missile Defense Agency: ‘Kill vehicle' contract cancellation won’t affect Greely expansion; It's finally going to rain in Southcentral Alaska

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019

Inside Hilcorp, the oil company taking over BP's assets in Alaska; Swan Lake Fire takes a toll on Homer businesses; Alaska regulation to limit events at breweries, distilleries; Medicaid to cover Alaska dental patients through September; During visit to Unalaska, Sullivan pushes for greater military presence in Aleutian Islands; Health officials issue public health alert about ‘vaping-associated’ lung illness; Alaska's licensed marijuana growers cite tax concerns; Lightning strikes reported on two Alaska Airlines flights Sunday near Juneau; There's tons of plastic polluting the ocean. A UAA professor hopes her book can show kids how to fix it.; Bethel community gathers to remember beloved teacher Sophie Alexie

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019

BP’s Alaska exit not a surprise, experts say; What does BP's exit from Alaska mean for the state; After SCOTUS ruling, AG urges Dunleavy to limit public employees' unions; Swan Lake Fire conditions improve as residents remain on alert; Lightning started Paul's Creek Fire near King Salmon; Offal Fire moving away from Port Heiden; Alaska adding second insurer to individual insurance market; Fairbanks poet earns prestigious Willa literary award ; St. Herman’s legacy as a defender of Alutiiq people remembered

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Aug. 26, 2019

McKinley Fire close to 50 percent contained, evacuation levels lowered; 'Do they know that it's that bad?' Drivers describe 'hellfire' on Sterling Highway Sunday; Kennicott rescues boat passengers in Canada’s Inside Passage; Dunleavy sends letter encouraging potential Pebble investor; Rockslide blocks Pogo mine entrance; Water shortage looms in Chignik Lagoon; Dunleavy appoints 2 new members to human rights commission; In Alaska, Education Secretary DeVos touts alternative schooling agenda; Veteran musher Jim Lanier denied entry into 2020 Iditarod; Southeast Alaska’s summer chums returned much lower than expected; Elim residents ride on new roads; Kawerak says they’ll improve quality of life