Anchorage

In a compromise with Mayor Dan Sullivan over the 2015 municipal budget, the Anchorage Assembly on Monday agreed to use $2 million in surplus money from Solid Waste Services to reduce property tax bills. 

Alex DeMarban

Now in its 46th year, the day marks one of two days each year when people can drop off up to 1,000 pounds of waste.

Loren Holmes
Not sure what to do with that extra mattress in the basement? Or that NordicTrack hiding in your closet? On two special days a year, you can get rid of almost anything at the Anchorage dump for free.Suzanna Caldwell
Plans unveiled last week to turn the 4th Avenue Theatre in downtown Anchorage into a complex of hotel rooms, apartments, shops and offices have galvanized its former owner into trying once more to preserve the historic building.Jeannette Lee Falsey
A radio ad in the mayor race makes numerous claims about former Democratic state Rep. Ethan Berkowitz's record on taxation and spending, which his campaign manager said were distorted or untrue. Devin Kelly
The Anchorage Assembly on Tuesday night passed a revised 2015 operating budget that added more than $10 million to the budget it previously approved in November. The property tax rate was lowered slightly, but a general increase in property values may eliminate homeowner savings.Tegan Hanlon
The Alaska Alcoholic Beverage Control Board voted Wednesday not to renew Spirits of Alaska's license to sell alcohol, following a recommendation from the Anchorage Assembly.Michelle Theriault Boots
Mayor Dan Sullivan’s administration is proposing to restrict alcohol purchases for people who use Anchorage’s emergency sleep-off center three or more times in one year.Tegan Hanlon
The Monday debate hosted by the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce featured three mini-debates between the candidates. The topics were the Knik Arm bridge project, labor contracts and gay rights legislation. Devin Kelly

Workers surveyed the scene Monday as efforts get underway this week to stabilize the bluff above Westchester Lagoon after a section of saturated ground broke away in a February mudslide below an outlook near West High School. 

Erik Hill