Anchorage School District approves new culturally-sensitive scheduling policy

Starting today, when Anchorage schools schedule an event, they'd better double-check to make certain it doesn't fall on one of 12 days deemed culturally...

Bob Barker and 'PAWS' offer to take Alaska Zoo's 'Maggie' south to sanctuary — for free

An animal sanctuary in northern California has offered to take Maggie the elephant and pay for all costs of her relocation. The Performing Animal...

Municipality changes plans for first responder training and pares down firing range sites

After arousing considerable public attention, the proposed training facilities for Anchorage-based first responders has undergone considerable change. Now the agencies involved in the Alaska...

Web Extra: State of the City address by Mark Begich

On August 20, 2007 Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich made a State of the City address to the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce. KSKA's reporter Len...

APU launches Engaging Muslims project

Muslims are the second largest religious group in the United States. Internationally, Islam's believers have had a profound impact on this country. ...

Third annual "Bye Bye Bullies" seminar takes place tonight

When do playground banter and childish shoving cross the line into bullying? How serious a problem is bullying, especially when force or cajoling...

First families arrive at Salvation Army's new McKinnell House

The Salvation Army is celebrating its new $12 million SAFE campus in Anchorage. But the real celebration surrounds the arrival of the families who...

Alaska Zoo's 'Maggie' may be headed to California

An elephant rescue facility in California has been revealed as one of the top contenders to acquire Maggie the Elephant when she moves from...

Mat-Su Borough holds terror response drill in Palmer

A terror response drill was held in Palmer over the weekend, organized by the Matanuska-Susitna Borough. It was a staged scenario of a busload...

Anchorage's I/M Task Force holds public forum

Does the success of Anchorage's vehicle I/M program mean that it's no longer needed or at the very least, needs to be changed? A...

Alaska coal development fighting uphill battle against national fossil fuel sentiments

Journalist Jeff Goodell is in the state this week to promote his book, Big Coal, an indictment of the coal industry. Alaska ranks high...

Governor's health care group concentrates on facts, not strategies

Monday afternoon the Governor's specially-appointed Health Care Strategies Planning Council gathered in Anchorage for its second meeting. The council has until December to come...

Anchorage adding 2,500 jobs in steady growth trend

The Anchorage Economic Development Corporation released a mid-year report yesterday indicating the city will likely add 2,500 new jobs in 2007. That's an increase...

Innovative hazardous waste treatment service proposed for Anchorage

The Pacific Environment Corporation (PENCO) is in the preliminary stages of seeking permits to build the first hazardous waste storage, treatment and disposal facility...

Mat-Su Borough and MEA divided over coal-fired power plans

Matanuska Electric Association (MEA) and the Matanuska-Susitna Borough are headed for a showdown over a proposed ordinance that could limit the power provider's plans...

Municipal Light & Power releases glowing report

Anchorage's city-owned Municipal Light & Power Company's service area is compact -- only 20 square miles, lying mostly in the city's core area....

Brown bear shot in Mountain View neighborhood

Anchorage police had to shoot a young brown bear Wednesday night in the Mountain View section of town. The 3-year-old male had been spotted...

State corrections scales back Mat-Su prison plan

The state is reducing the scope of a prison plan that would have placed the largest correctional facility in Alaska in the Matanuska Valley. Ellen...

An Anchorage Fourth of July

Anchorage's Fourth of July is a crowd drawing, day-long event that begins with morning pancakes on the Park Strip and ends with late night,...

Web Extra: Anchorage is Our Home (video preview)

Above is a 5-minute preview of the 26-minute video "Anchorage is Our Home," the new video from Healing Racism in Anchorage. We're providing it...