The Alaska Redistricting Board is working on its final plan to be released before Nov. 10. There are three open house meetings in Southcentral this week to show Alaskans the different plans and to gather feedback on which one the public prefers.
Mayor Dave Bronson touched on the city budget, tackling homelessness, and the city's response to COVID-19 during his State of the City address. He appeared remotely due to being a close contact with Anchorage Community Development Authority Executive Director Mike Robbins, who tested positive for COVID-19.
Leaders of the Anchorage Assembly have sent a letter to Mayor Dave Bronson saying they don't recognize the firing of the city's first chief equity officer, and asking Bronson for his grounds for firing him.
Seniors in Alaska have an estimated $3 billion annual impact to the state according to the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation and with the older population continuing to rise, more resources will be needed.
After two years of pandemic buying online and a strain on global supply chains, customers and shop owners are finding their goods being delivered months after being ordered. In Alaska it means fewer Christmas toys and shortages of parts for things like helmets.