Dozens turned out at the Wasilla City Council meeting on Monday to hear Wasilla Public Library Director Zane Treesh speak on the library’s book selection process and to address community concerns over the sexualized books in the teen section of the library.
As crews continue to search and clean up debris in and around the area of a deadly landslide that hit Wrangell on Nov. 20, community members have been banding together with authorities from across the state as the town and a single survivor of the slide try to recover from the disaster that has thus far taken the lives of four people.
A shocking 50 people have died outdoors in Anchorage this year, according to the Anchorage Police Department. In just the month of November, the Anchorage Fire Department reported 20 emergency calls to the three largest camps at Davis, Cuddy, and Buttress Park areas.
The DEA held a number of Red Ribbon Week events across Anchorage and the Mat-Su earlier this month in partnership with local law enforcement and emergency services agencies, as well as the Alaska National Guard.
The Anchorage Assembly signed off on the 2024 general government operating budget Tuesday night, helping fund operations within the city as residents prepare to put food on their plates for a big annual holiday.
When Anchorage School District officials announced last Thursday the roads were clear enough for schools to reopen, many parents were relieved. But families who attend O’Malley Elementary School didn’t get the good news: O’Malley was the only school that wouldn’t open Thursday due to dangerous road conditions.
Mayor Dave Bronson gave his annual State of the City speech Monday in downtown Anchorage, addressing a variety of accomplishments and challenges including snow removal efforts, homelessness and the economy.