During an Anchorage Assembly special committee meeting on Wednesday, municipal leaders gave generally good grades for how the municipality responded to record-breaking snowfall last month, but not all residents agree.
Two third-party mailbox management companies have been at odds with the Palmer postmaster over the legal nature of their respective businesses, leaving some Palmer homeowners without residential mail delivery.
Shedd Aquarium, one of only a few facilities in the United States with the resources to care for rescued otters, was contacted by the SeaLife Center and the aquarium’s otter team made the cross-country journey with the fluffy brown marine mammal who arrived in Chicago at the end of November.
A piece of legislation seeking to expand energy production on Alaska’s North Slope is heading for debate in the U.S. House of Representatives after moving out of the House Natural Resources Committee and being formally introduced on Wednesday.
A community conversation took place Wednesday night at the Anchorage Public Library as leaders from Anchorage and Houston, Texas, shared insight on systems and solutions that have effectively worked in other communities’ homelessness response.
The Anchorage Assembly on Tuesday night effectively overrode Mayor Dave Bronson’s veto of ordinance No. AO 2023-95 as amended in a vote of 8-2, with only assembly members Kevin Cross and Randy Sulte voting against it. The Assembly only needed eight votes to successfully overrule the mayor’s vetoes of the amended General Operating Budget for 2024.
The new contract covers the period between July 1 of next year through June 30 of 2025. It reflects an increase in compensation as well as working conditions for the approximately 3,000 educators working within the Anchorage School District.
A third lawsuit was filed Monday against the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District since mid-November alleging that the district's practice of seclusion and restraint is illegal and targets students with disabilities.
Leaders of the Houston Coalition on the Homeless, as well as members of the Houston business community and that city’s top municipal official on homeless issues, were brought to Anchorage to advise on the new pilot program in Alaska's largest city.
After record-breaking snowfall in the early weeks of November, the Anchorage Assembly and administration will be recapping the municipality’s snow removal plan and its impact on residents, their safety and the economy of Anchorage.
Anchorage Assembly members, Mayor Dave Bronson, and much of his staff were at the Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness headquarters talking about the plan, which is a $1.5 million initiative to transition 150 people out of cold weather shelters into more permanent housing.
Anchorage’s elections may be inadequately protected from interference, according to a report released by the city assembly on Nov. 17, and Assembly leadership said they will be proposing changes to municipal code at its regular meeting on Tuesday in what they say will better protect Anchorage’s election from interference.
The Anchorage Assembly and Mayor Dave Bronson are at odds on how the Mobile Crisis and Intervention Teams should be funded. Some members of the Assembly are concerned that if the team is not properly funded, it could go away.
In this 30-minute special presentation “7.1: Five Years Later,” we look back at the impacts of the earthquake as a reminder of what we learned, how much better prepared we are today, and what work still needs to be done.