Hal Hart, who has served as Juneau’s community development director, will oversee planning and transportation projects in Anchorage and work to make the department more "customer-friendly," Mayor Berkowitz’s office said Friday.
Other marijuana-related measures passed Tuesday night by the Anchorage Assembly include restrictions on the personal cultivation of marijuana, and on using a fake ID or other means to purchase marijuana. Devin Kelly
The Alaska Federation of Natives and a broad group of nonprofits and religious institutions are hosting a “rising together” welcome ceremony for President Barack Obama. But it's not clear whether the president will make it.Nathaniel Herz
Protests, parties, foreign dignitaries and flight restrictions: just a few of the upcoming hiccups Anchorage police and others are preparing to deal with as the president of the United States touches down in Alaska in just over a week.Erica Martinson,Nathaniel Herz
Seafood cooking demonstrations and displays of glacial ice will be part of a free, public event on the Anchorage Museum lawn Sunday designed to salute the Arctic Council’s presence in Anchorage this week.Alaska Dispatch News