The Anchorage ceremonial start is also expected to run its normal route, about 11 miles on city streets and trails from Fourth Avenue to Campbell Airstrip, said race director Mark Nordman.
Tegan Hanlon
The proposal, which comes with the Alaska's massive budget crisis as a backdrop, must still be approved by the full membership of the union and the Legislature.
Nathaniel Herz
Clark Dixon, former host of the Sportsman Channel show “Syndicate Hunting,” was sentenced Thursday in Anchorage federal court to 16 months in prison for years of illegal hunting in Noatak National Preserve.
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The North Slope Borough says Vincent Nageak III, chief of the Barrow Volunteer Fire Department, confronted borough police officers and pointed a shotgun at them before an officer fatally shot him on Wednesday.
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The Mat-Su Assembly learned this week that repairs to the engines of the borough’s beleaguered, never-used ferry could cost nearly three times more than expected -- $3 million instead of $1.1 million.
Zaz Hollander
The Anchorage Downtown Partnership reports it has seen an increase of aggression, and in some cases violence, from Anchorage’s homeless, especially young adults and teens.
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