Tag: Len Anderson

Alaska News Nightly: June 17, 2011

Salazar Announces Acceleration of Lease Sale in NPR-A, Arctic Council Reports Record Temperatures Since 2005, Former Mayor of Sitka Ben Grussendorf Dies of Illness, Parnell Administration Optimistic About Gas Pipeline, and more...

Results of City’s Panhandler Effort Difficult To Determine

In early May Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan and Police Chief Mark Mew announced a campaign against illegal panhandling at city intersections. This week Chief Mew described how the municipality's enforcement effort was going.

Fairview Hosts FBI Presentation on Hate Crimes

Last week, an FBI agent based in California who specializes in Civil Rights took part in a public forum held at Anchorage's Fairview Recreation Center. For an hour, Supervisory Agent Peter Kaupp told the packed room what constitutes a federal hate crime...and what does not.

Alaska News Nightly: June 16, 2011

House Votes to Bar FDA Approval of ‘Frankenfish’, Congressional Delegates Divided on Likelihood of Gas Pipeline, UAA Professor Urges Better Management of Oil Reserves, Annual Finances Released by Congressional Delegates, and more...

Redistricting Plan Approved, 30 Days To File Lawsuits

Tuesday morning in Anchorage, Alaska's Redistricting Board held a ceremonial signing of its final plan for the state's legislative districts. It was a second signing of sorts. To meet the 90 day deadline demanded by the Alaska Constitution the board actually approved the plan yesterday.

Alaska News Nightly: June 14, 2011

Kuskokwim River Closed to King Salmon Fishing by Emergency Order, State Closes Anchor River to Fishing, AK Pride Pays Forward Their ‘Today’ Show Donations, Redistricting Board Holds Ceremonial Signing of Plan, and more...

Federal Law Strict About Hate Crime Definition

Last week, an FBI agent based in California and specializing in Civil Rights crimes took part in a public forum held at Anchorage's Fairview Recreation Center. For an hour, Supervisory Agent Peter Kaupp told the packed room what constitutes a federal hate crime and what does not.

Alaska News Nightly: June 9, 2011

Red Tape Over Palin Emails Irks State Legislators, Search Ends for Missing Talkeetna Woman, Federal Government Encourages Shellfish, Finfish Production, Snowy Owl Rehabilitated and Released in Barrow, and more...

United Way’s Graduation Campaign Attracts Enthusiasm and Checks

Yesterday the United Way of Anchorage announced a new initiative combining community energy with educational expertise to boost the Anchorage School District's three year graduation rate by 20 percent. Michele Brown, CEO and President of United Way of Anchorage, began by saying recent efforts to keep young people in school had enjoyed some success.

Web Extra: Rick Fox Discusses Donation

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At the United Way announcement of the "90 percent by 2010" graduation campaign, Rick Fox described why he and his wife Cyndie, were presenting the campaign 250 thousand dollars. Rick Fox, who is a retired Shell Alaska executive, also refers to Shell Alaska's matching gift. Listen to Fox's entire statement. He is introduced by Michele Brown, CEO and President of United Way of Anchorage.

New Clinic Reverses Trend and Seeks Medicare Patients

Most Anchorage health clinics refuse new Medicare beneficiaries, but last Friday a new clinic opened in Anchorage that only takes Medicare clients.

Infection at Providence ICU on the Decline

An infection that struck Providence Hospital’s Newborn Intensive Care Unit in Anchorage in March now appears to be on the decline. A hospital administrator says Providence–working with state epidemiologists–carefully monitored the situation and instituted new procedures to protect the infants and assure the parents.

Alaska News Nightly: June 2, 2011

Natural Resources Commissioner Educates Washington DC About Alaska, Abuse Victims Take Case to Federal Court, Fire Risk in Fairbanks Decreases, Weather May Help Fight Hastings Wildfire, and more...

New Center Expands Salvation Army Community Services in Anchorage

In late May the Salvation Army dedicated its new 5 point 5 million dollar Community Center in Anchorage. Now with the arrival of June, it offers the first of its community activities.

Anchorage’s Police Department Extends Deadline

This fall the Anchorage Police Department will hold its an officer training academy. It’s been a couple of years since the last one and the time lapse has in part prompted the department to lengthen the application period.

Plane Crash Kills Five Near Birchwood

At about 10:15 this morning Anchorage police responded to a plane crash near the Birchwood Airport in the Chugiak area. All five people aboard were killed.

Citizen Calls Important to Traffic Enforcement

A recent study by the Anchorage Police Department shows citizen involvement is a key factor in keeping city streets safer. On Wednesday, Police Chief Mark Mew asked citizens to be extra vigilant during the upcoming weekend.

Alaska News Nightly: May 27, 2011

Plane Crash Kills Five Near Birchwood, Lawmakers Preparing to Head Back to Juneau, Top Veterans Affairs Official Visiting Alaska, 360 North Carrying Soboleff Memorial Service, and more...

Neighborhood Activists Share Problems, Solutions

What makes a neighborhood a good place to live? This week over 250 delegates from four countries gathered in Anchorage to learn new and share proven answers to those questions. The 36th National Neighborhood USA conference began Wednesday.