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.
Shelley Connolly was last seen alive in the early morning hours of Jan. 7, 1978. The 16-year-old was spotted at a local bar and later at an Anchorage restaurant. Later that morning her body was discovered down an embankment near Beluga Point on the Seward Highway.
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.